Matchbook Mini Album

Matchbook Mini Album2017-12-27T11:25:30-04:00

Project Description

Arnold Grummer LogoThis mini matchbook album is the perfect project to use small pieces and scraps of your handmade paper. I’ve been making handmade paper using the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit, and can’t bear to throw away even the tiniest scrap. I started with this lightweight chipboard matchbook.

Raw Matchbook

Next, I covered each page and the matchbook cover with a different piece of handmade paper and inked the edges of each page. After some experimentation I discovered that the best adhesive to adhere the paper to the chipboard is USArtQuest’s Great Tape.

I dug into my stash to find stamps and embellishments to decorate each page.

Page 1Page 2Page 3
Page 4Page 5Page 6

The pink heart on the cover was made using Arnold Grummer’s Three Hearts Template.

Heart Mold Close-up

Here’s the finished matchbook mini album.


You can see more handmade paper projects on the Arnold Grummer blog.


  1. Pat Liebel August 29, 2012 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Where can you find the mini matchbooks

  2. Carole Lassak August 29, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Pat, these were a gift from a fellow paper artist and came out of my stash, so I really don't know their origin. They wouldn't be too hard to replicate using cereal boxes, though. I'll measure them tonight and post the dimensions tomorrow.

  3. Amy Day August 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    How did you do the middle picture on the bottom row? Is the heart and "ribbon" around it a sticker? It's really cool!

  4. Carole Lassak August 30, 2012 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Amy, you guessed it!! The heart and ribbon is a sticker:)

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