Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Paper Clips Match Book

The idea for this Paper Clip Match Book is from Carolina (see her blog 1/8/09 posting). Love her blog because her photo shows her wearing my favorite colors: Red/Black! The finished project size is 4-1/4"x4".

This view below shows the inside of the match book. I am a klutz at trying to cut slits so I opt to use a 1/2" wide panel across to accommodate the paper clips (unfortunately, it covers up the sentiment just a little).

The Asian words are embossed in Gold and backed with Brushed Gold CS. The Bamboo stamping is using the Encore Gold ink. I used the red grosgrain ribbon to hide the staple at the center. The Paper Clip finished length is 2-1/2" long. I need to place 3 Paper Clips (and not 4) - it is bad luck to have 4 in the Asian World.
Here are my instructions:
1. Cut (1) 4-1/4x8-1/2 Black: score @1, 4-7/8, 5-1/8
2. Cut (1) 3x4 Real Red, stamp with Versmark and emboss in gold for outside cover.
3. Stamp Thank You (Asian Word) on Naturals Ivory and cut Black background. Adhere with dimensionals.
4. Fold up 1" and staple, wrap 1/4" grosgrain around and knot.
5. Cut 3-1/4x4 Naturals Ivory, stamp Bamboo using Encore Gold Ink.
6. Cut 1/2x4-1/2 for band. Using Stampin Write Black Pen on
"Thank You", position with Stamp-a-mah-jig in the middle (tricky!). Do not attached to match book yet.
7. Stamp Asian Words in Versamark, emboss, use 1" Circle Punch.
8. Use 1-1/4" Circle Punch in Brushed Gold, punch Black for back of paper clip. Adhere together using Pop-Up glue dot
9. After assembling Paper Clips, place on band, then wrap excess to the back of paper and then adhere to match book so it can be "centered".
10. done!
SU Supplies: Stamp: Embrace Life, Elegant Thank You. CS: Real Red, Naturals Ivory, Black, Brushed Gold. Ink: Versamark, Encore Gold, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Pop Up Glue Dots.
Other Suppliers: Stamps: Hero Arts Petite Print (cover), Stamp Magick ( used on Paper Clips), Red Paper Clips.
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Liz Williams said...

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Pattyjo said...

I Love your clips...just gorgeous!