Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Matchbook Style Baby Announcement

Oldie but goodie-- this one has been up on Splitcoast for a long time, but I still get requests for instructions, so here they are:
Step 1: Cut the outside piece of cardstock to the following dimensions: 8-3/8” x 4-1/4”.
Step 2: Stamp one side of the cardstock as desired.
Step 3: Score the cardstock at 1” and 5”, and fold at the score marks in towards each other, forming a “matchbook”, with the stamped images on the outside.
Step 4: On the bottom 1” portion of folded cardstock, punch two holes, staple or insert a brad through both layers of folded cardstock. If punching holes (as in my announcement), insert ribbon from the bottom and tie into a knot or bow to secure the folded layers of cardstock together. At this point you should be able to slip the longer piece of cardstock in behind the 1” portion to hold the announcement together.
Step 5: Stamp and layer your outside images as desired. (I didn’t get specific here because you can do whatever you want!) On the inside I matted the paper with only a 1/16” border, and used my slit punch to accommodate an oversized wallet picture measuring 3-1/4” x 2-7/8”, but again this portion is all about personal preference!

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