This DIY project will show you to make a mini matchbook journal out of our event postcard. This is project #12 in our ReMake It! book. You can get creative and upcycyle other old postcards and thick scrap paper or cardboard as well. Once your project is complete, your note-taking skills will be unmatched!
scoring tool (like a butter knife or bent paper clip)
1) On the unprinted side of the postcard, mark score lines 2 1/4", 2 1/2" and 5 1/4" from the top. Line up your ruler with the mark and run your scoring tool along the ruler. Cut the postcard in half lengthwise so you have two long strips. Fold inward along your score marks so the printed side of the postcard shows. (See diagram step 1).
2) Cut ten pieces of white paper to 2" X 2 1/2". Optionally, you can stack the ten sheets of paper on top of a piece of scrap cardboard. Use your pushpin to poke holes through the paper near the bottom of the page. This will perforate the paper so you can tear sheets out of your journal.
3) Staple through the bottom center of panel 4 . Flip down panel 1 to close your mini journal (see diagram steps 2 and 3).