Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Matchbook Style Needle Cards~

Hello and welcome!  I thank you  for stopping in today : )

I was visiting at ---> Shabby Art Boutique, where Kerryanne  was sharing a style of  'needle keeper'  I had not seen before -  Matchbook style!
I felt inspired and had to try!!
(yea for inspiration;  It doesn't always flow for me; I was so happy to receive it! Thank you God! : )  And Thank you Kerryanne for encouraging us to try.  She is an amazing blogger and creator.
This needle book WAS soo easy and fun!
Here's the small pile I made : )   (5)
These are simple and fast to make!
No sewing required ; )
I 'tweaked'  Kerryanne's instructions just a bit - you can visit her blog to see what she did,
 but I'll tell you my steps:
*Cut the paper (matchbook) sleeve 3" wide  X  8.25" tall.
(perhaps practice on some plain paper)
*The bottom fold is about 5/8",  crease & fold up.  (I did decorative punch on some edges.)
*Take the top flap and fit it into the bottom fold, and crease - like a matchbook.
(you can do 2 creases there- about 1/16th" apart so it will lay better-
again, practice on plain paper first)
*I tucked a piece of felt (cut with pinking shears - slightly smaller than the inside) into the bottom flap and stapled. DON'T staple too high up! or the top flap won't 'fit' in~
[Kerryanne suggested covering the staple with something decorative]
*I added needles, buttons,  pins and a paper spool covered in thread.
They are simple, with only a bit of embellishment at best - but if you use beautiful paper . . . : )
I had just the right color of seam binding to accent the pretty butterfly paper (by Kaisercraft; their Rustic Harmony collection)
I also used some Prima paper; their Butterfly Garden collection~

Prima paper on this one below!   "Sew Sweet!"
 I thought I'd also share a photo of one of the wonderful French treasures I purchased through Liz's
Auction last year~
A gorgeous French Lunch Pail!!  (lid not showing)
This pail use to grace Liz's craft room; and now it graces mine : )  Thanks ever-so-much Liz!  I treasure it.
Well I better say Good-Bye for today.  I need to get back to work~  I am hoping to visit you very soon : )
Wishing each of you  God's very best!  Love and hugs to YOU~


  1. Those are absolutely beautiful! I could actually make one of those, Karen. :)
    Wouldn't that be the sweetest little gift to share with someone? You may have inspired me, my friend!
    Always a joy to stop in for a visit with you.


    1. Thank you for the visit Debbie!! Yes, you could easily make these needle keepers! And they fit great in a greeting card : ) Have a blessed week-end ahead! Karen

  2. The needle keepers look great. This idea could be used for other things too. Such a great blog post!! Yours are amazing :)

    1. Thanks for the visit Connie~ I know what you mean about the "matchbook" style! You could tuck all kinds of cool things in there! : ) LOL Have a blessed day~ Karen

  3. Beautifully done! Your needle cards look great!

    1. Hi Gaby,
      And thanks so so much for taking time to stop in! What a nice surprise! Appreciate the visit~ Karen O

  4. Dear Karen, so lovely needle keepers , they are beautiful, and so sweet looking inside , I love the materials you have used Karen, they are wonderful easy to send little gifts.
    How are you dear? I`m off to stay 5 days with my daughter and grandkids, and am so happy to see them, tonight, in Copenhagen.
    Oh and the paile, are an amazing buy from dear Liz, and so great to use for materials, in your sewing room. Congratulations, and a happy weekend, to you. Hugs and kisses, Dorthe

    1. Hello my friend, And much thanks to you for the visit!! So Happy you could stop in Dorthe~
      I'm glad you were able to get away for a visit to Copenhagen! What a nice surprise!
      Let us know how the trip went : ) Hugs to you, Karen

  5. So clever! I love the pretty papers you used. And of course your own special touches add so much. You have even styled them to phoyograph so beautifully! Thanks so much for the kind words about my new guest room. Glad you liked it!

  6. Hi Karen, you are one talented artist my friend. Love your design and project. You have such a great eye for pretty papers and the details. Simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Blessings xo

  7. oh my Karen these are just so precious and the papers you picked out for them are just Beautiful and so perfect!!

  8. Oh Karen!!! you never cease to amaze me. I love these and the patterns you selected are so delicate and lovely! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions too! I hope all is well dear lady! xoxoxoxo

  9. Karen,
    Love, love, love these! this looks like a good way to begin working with paper! I am going to try this! Seems simple enough and I have quite a few decorative edge punchers! Thank you for sharing the instructions!

    1. Hi Linda, I'm so glad you noticed this post about needle cards! I know you can do this! : ) and would love to see your results if you do give it a try~ Take care, Karen