Friday, February 3, 2012

Easy Valentine's Tutorial "Matchbook Sucker Holder"

I don't know about you but I love making class treats!  I know the little ones won't appreciate the effort but it's not about that for me.  I just enjoy the creation process and the feeling of "I made that!" 

I have a limited time to get to make class treats for my kids' school.  Our Elementary school does not allow candy to be given out at all so I only have a couple of years while my youngest is in pre-school.  I am making the most of it while not going overboard (at least I don't think this is too crazy). 
I thought I would try my hand at a photo tutorial just to show the process of a simple class gift.

Real Red Card Stock cut down to 2 1/4 x 5 1/2.
Score at 2", 2 3/8", 4 3/8" and 4 3/4"  (shown here using Simply Scored tool from Stampin UP)

 Between the score lines of 2" and 2 3/8" use the crop-o-dial to punch a hole for the sucker. 

Cut a piece of Whisper White down to 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" for the front of the match book. Using the owl punch from Stampin UP create an owl.  I used Real Red DSP, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White to create a Valentine Owl.

Using Fabulous Phrases I created a phrase for the front "For You Sweet Friend" stamped in Real Red.

Fold the matchbook over and right below the flap put a dimensional sticker. On Whisper White stamp "Happy Valentines Day" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes in Real Red. Punch out with the Modern Label Punch and adhere to the dimensional as close to the bottom of the label as possible without the dimensional showing. This gives you a slot to fit the flap into and keep the matchbook closed.

 Slide the sucker into the hole at the bottom.
 Close up; add some ribbon around the stem of the sucker for decoration and you're done.

Hope you enjoyed my First Tutorial!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great idea, well presented, I love it.

  2. Great tutorial! From one stampin nerd to another.....I'm your newest follower from SC! :)
    Stop on by sometime!

    Chanda Stehlik

  3. What a cute treat! Thanks for the tutorial. You demonstrated one great reason to use clear mount stamps. ...Following you via Stampin' Connection


  4. these are super cute...thanks for sharing!
    I'm your newest follower from the SC thread. I invite you to stop by and follow #53 at
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Janet, Your tutorial is great! I also enjoyed the look of your whole blog and your creative projects. You've given me some great inspiration, girl! TFS (Following you now.)

    I invite you to visit/follow my "Avenue of Art" :)

  6. Hi! Just found my way to your blog through SU-I'm impressed! Your first tutorial - please keep them coming! You seem to have a lot to share- and I like the style you use to present your ideas, and also the way you give credit to blogs you follow - wishing you lots of success!

  7. Dear Janet.
    How fun to find your blog. I live in Calgary as well :) Don`t you love the weather! I feel so thankful for the sun. Your blog is so beautiful. »I love the banner at the top. Wish I knew how to create that. One day. :)
    Your little owl is the cutest ever! Thanks for sharing.

    I added myself as a follower to your blog through SU Connection. You`re welcome to take a peek at mine and become a follower as well :) I would love to have you visit. Here is my link:

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  8. Adorable sucker holder! And a it. #271 following from Stampin' Connection.

  9. Great job on your tutorial. That is such a cute project. I'm a new follower from SC.


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