Show Me Sunday - A Mini Match Book Tutorial By Ashley

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Welcome to Show Me Sunday!!
Today, I have a fun and easy project for you.  I am sure most of you have heard of or are using the photo app, Instagram.  It is definitely one of my favorites...I actually use it more than my "real" camera!!  :)  If you are looking for a way to print out and display some of your Instagram pics, this little Mini Match Book is perfect.  The Instagram photos are square and they will fit right in your match book, once you have it completed.  Here are the steps I used to create my match book: 

1.  Start by cutting a 3 inch x 7 inch piece of paper.  Then score your paper at 3 inches and 6 inches.

2.  After scoring and folding, cut a piece of paper at 2.75x2.75 to place on the front cover of your matchbook.  Cut a 1 inch strip and use some Edger scissors to cut a scalloped edge and place it over the 1 inch fold. 

3.  Next, decorate your front cover using stickers, Thickers, and a handmade sun embellishment.  I created a fun little flag for my cover, using a toothpick, tiny type, stickers, a piece of scrap paper and baker's twine.  (Of course, you can decorate the front of your book according to the subject matter of your photos and with whatever supplies you have on hand)

4.  Once you are done decorating the front of your book, cut a second strip of paper at 3 inches by 9 inches.  Score again at 3 inches and 6 inches.  Accordian fold your paper strip.

5.  Choose the photos you would like to add to your inside strip.  I printed my photos at 2.75x2.75.  You will have space for 6 photos, using the front and back of the strip.

6.  Add your strip to the inside of your matchbook, once you have them adhered to your paper strip.

And there you have it!!  So quick, and these would make great little gifts for your family members or friends...or keep one for yourself and carry it in your purse or wallet!


7 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Mini Match Book Tutorial By Ashley”

Pooja said...

fabulous ! Thanks for tutorial !

Joey said...


Christy said...

This is so cute...great tutorial :) :)

Printing Ray said...

wow.. hand made! I love this work !
printing sticker

csewy-csescrap13 said...

So very it, Ashley!

Debbie said...

So adorable!!! Definitely need to make one! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome tutorial, Ashley!