Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Matchbox Card Project #1

This week I am going to focus on use of homemade matchbox and show you what fun it can be when used as a party favor or as a card. An adult will need to do the printing and cutting out of the matchbox bottom, but do involve your child in the gluing and decorating of the matchbox card.

This is a great idea for Valentine's Day, and you will be giving away candy the kids will actually eat [or an adult will sneak].

I have modified the matchbox template to come up with one that will fit (2) Hershey Nuggets. I put 4 to a page so that you can mass produce and get the most use out of your paper. Keep the scraps as you may find a use for them like wrapping the outside of the nuggets. Cutting out the matchbox was the most lengthy part of this project, but if you print a bunch in advance and cut them out while you are watching TV it will go quicker.

Print out the template below on card stock [if you are having issues with the image, email me and I can send it to you as a pdf.].
Cut along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines. Fold and glue each box.

Cut a 3 1/2" x 5 5/8" in a coordinating piece of card stock. Score along the long side [5 5/8" side] at 2 1/2" and 3 1/8".

Place the 2 matchbox bottoms inside the card and mark a spot for a hole punch, do the same to the top of the card.

Use a hole punch and punch a hole where you marked. Glue the 2 matchbox bottoms together and then glue them to the inside of the card, align it to your scored area.

Cut out [4] 1" x 3 1/4" strips to use for the wrapper around the Hershey Nuggets. Wrap the paper around the candy and glue together on the bottom.

Put a blank piece of paper on the inside of your card for your notes and decorate the outside of your card depending on the event. I used a piece of ribbon to close the card. The ribbon was from an old helium balloon and when I get rid of the balloon I keep the ribbon ~ recycle.

This project is both yummy and fun. According to the Hershey Nuggets bags that I purchased, a serving is 4 candies for 200 calories, and there are about 9 servings per bag. This treat card will be the hit of any party and the receiver will love it. Have fun and spend time with your children making kids crafts, it will bring out the kid in you!

I used the Bigfoot & Pickle Face image from our Farm Set, click here to view all of our clear stamps. Go out and make your own creation and provide your link in your comments so we can all enjoy what you have done. Happy crafting and have fun stamping!

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