Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tutorial: Wide Matchbook Gift Card Holder

Hi Stampers!

As promised, here are the measurements & instructions for the Wide Matchbook GC Holder.

Cardstock:  4 1/2" x 11 1/2" for matchbook, 4" x 7 1/4" for insert/slider
DSP:  4 1/4" x 3 1/4" for top front flap, 4 1/4" x 1 1/4" for bottom front flap, 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" for bottom of /insert/slider
Stamps & embellishments of your choice.

In landscape position, score matchbook cardstock piece at 2 inches.  On the opposite end, using Envelope Punch Board, punch a notch at the one inch mark, flip to opposite side and punch another notch at the one inch mark to make your closure.

Using narrow (1/8") red line double sided tape (SU! Sticky Strip is too wide), fold up the 2" end and adhere at each side to make a pocket.  Score your insert piece at 1/2" and 1 3/4", and make a pocket of the 1 3/4" scored end.
Pockets:  2" pocket for matchbook holder and 1 3/4" pocket for insert piece.
To make your matchbook closure, fold the notched end to fit into the pocket end and use your bone folder to make the crease, so it fits snugly and the holder is flat when closed.  (This worked better than trying to make a score line and close the holder that way.)
To make your insert "pop" open and slide, fold at the 1/2" score line (fold it back and forth a few times to make it "flexible").  Place a strip of Sticky Strip on the 1/2" fold so that it is facing UP on the same side as the 1 3/4" pocket.  Don't pull off the second red liner yet.
Place your insert piece into the matchbook pocket and slide it completely inside.  The insert pocket should be completely inside the matchbook pocket.  Take off your red liner from the Sticky Strip and close the matchbook cover (the piece with the Sticky Strip will attach itself to your inside matchbook cover when you close it).  With the cover closed, apply some pressure with your fingers to where you can feel the 1/2" fold with the Sticky Strip.
When you open your matchbook, the insert piece should now slide up to reveal the insert pocket.
Decorate as desired with your DSP pieces and stamped images.
This gift card holder is a snug fit to the insert piece.  If you want a little more room on the sides or wish to use wider Sticky Strip, you can cut your matchbook piece to 5" x 11 1/2" and make your DSP pieces a little wider.
Happy stampin!
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