Happy Friday! Today, we have a simply amazing 60-Second video tutorial on how to create Matchbook Doodle Books. This tutorial is by our fantastic Brand Ambassador in Canada, Nichola Battilana. Nichola used a variety of G45 collections including: Imagine, Floral Shoppe, Little Women, and Master Detective. Stay tuned for the full post to see who won this week's blog contest.
Matchbook Doodle Notepads
“It occurred to me that this project might be too simple to share. I know the amount of time and effort that go into the beautiful, amazing, astounding projects shared on the Graphic 45 blog and this project is so easy it almost seems silly to show off these matchbook notelets.
But everyone starts somewhere, and inspiration often sprouts from the simplest of ideas.
The only materials you’ll need are 8” scrapbook paper, white printer paper, a stapler and double-sided tape. That’s it! You can add stickers and other embellishments if you’d like to gussy them up, that’s all you need to get started.
I spent an afternoon making loads, with a bunch of different Graphic 45 collections. I also made a super quick video to show you just how easy they are to make.
DIY Matchbook Doodle Notepad Tutorial by Nichola Battilana for Graphic 45
I love this paper from the Little Women collection. These matchbooks are finished off with coordinating stickers.
In case I need to take notes while sleuthing I’ve made these from Master Detective
I think that Sherlock would approve.
For keeping track of daydreams and doodles Imagine seems the perfect choice.
And finally some very pretty notelets with Floral Shoppe. How perfect would these be for favours at a ladies tea? I’m tempted to pretend to be a lady and host a tea just to prove it!
I love Floral Shoppe and there was something that caught my eye when I first saw it.
It is filled with Hogwarts house colours!
I found these Harry Potter printable house banners, printed and applied them to the covers. Somewhere to keep my potions and herbology notes. Too perfect, right?!
I don’t know about you, but I suspect there are some non-muggle types working at Graphic 45." ~Nichola
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- White printer paper
- Double sided tape
- White paper cut to 2” x 2.75”
- Scrapbook paper cut to 2.25” x 6.75”
- Scrapbook paper scored at .5”, 1”, 1 ⅛”, 4”, 4 ⅛”
Weekly Blog Winner
This week’s prize package included a Regular Book Box, Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies, Cheers, Party, Celebrate Tag set, Large Tag set, Ornate Shabby Chic Keys, Antique Brass Door Knockers, Artist Trading Tags, and a Vintage Hollywood Stamp set, a $70+ value! The winner is… Susan Ashby!
Susan had these helpful storage tips to share on our blog: “I have so many supplies…I bought a five shelf, on wheels shelf, plastic shoe boxes, labels, 12×12 plastic boxes. Sorted everything, put in box, labeled it and put on shelf. It’s easy to roll…it’s wonderful! All my ribbon is placed on a wood wall plaque with dowel to put them on. I have two jewelry hangers with plastic pockets on both sides…I use one to hold wood stamps and one for special ribbons cut in yards.”
We want to thank everyone who left your thoughtful comments on our blog and social media this week. We love our G45ers! Susan, please email [email protected] to claim your prize.
What a fun tutorial! Thank you, Nichola for sharing your 60-Second video, and these super cute notepads. We hope you try this tutorial out in a variety of sizes, and be sure to share your G45 projects on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag. Have a great weekend, and as always…