Kraft Resist Matchbox Notebook

Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie KemperToday I’m combining the Frilly and Funkie challenge with the Compendium of Curiosities challenge, featuring Tim Holtz’s Kraft Resist techniques.  I’ve made a mini notebook with the Sizzix matchbox die (the pages are a pack of post-its.)

The Kraft Resist papers take distress inks like buttah. The more you add, the richer the color. Here’s a link to a video Tim shared last week with loads of ideas on using the kraft resist papers.

I made two cuts with the matchbox die and colored each before gluing them together, so the inside would be as finished as the outside. Here’s a pic of the inside. I intended to use the small heart die (shown below), but it ended up being too small, so I cut the larger version and used it instead. It’s backed with another heart cut from black card.

Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie KemperThe Typeset alpha die is one of my favorites because it includes both upper and lower case, and you can mix and match as desired. I didn’t want my letters to appear to be floating, so I used some of Linda’s burlap string to ground them.

I stapled the string with Tim’s Tiny Attacher (love this tool!) and then used the large heart to cover the staples. I was wondering how to hide the staples showing through on the inside, and then I remembered the smaller heart… what a cool save!

Now the inside looks really nice when I open it up to grab a post-it. Here’s a peek inside and a close-up of the cover:

Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie Kemper
Distress Ink Resist - Sizzix Mini Matchbox die - Post-it Cover - Marjie Kemper

We have a $25 gift certificate for a random player at Frilly and Funkie this week… our challenge is open through September 4th and all are welcome. Hope you will play along and show us your favorite Resist techniques.

Many thanks for the visit!


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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Awwwwwwww I gotta do this, I love this idea. You’ll see me again with a post doing this little note book. Marjie,…I really do love your blog!! You just have fabbbbbbb things to see. Michelle x

  2. Sweet sweet little notebook. That resist craft looks awesome…

  3. Just popped back to say thanks for your kind words on my new DT position, I really appreciate it.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. Eye candy! The colors are so vibrant on this! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project!

  5. Love this project! The colors are fabulous, and the heart with the twine is the perfect touch! Gotta CASE this!

  6. Mary Pendergrass says:

    What a super idea. It looks just great.

  7. So very pretty! Love the colors and the idea!

  8. WWOOOWWW stunning little notebook! I totally love it!

  9. That’s a cool project – great idea.

  10. Sally Cendral says:

    Love this project — and it’s every-day-useful, too!
    Greetings from Sally in France

  11. Marjie, this was such a great idea and beautifully done!

  12. You are just the Queen of Color! Love your combinations!

  13. This is a great idea!! And perfect as little gifts.

  14. This is gorgeous! You have such a great eye for color!

  15. Very cool! Love those colors you used!

  16. Judy Cantrell says:

    Love all the colors!! Marjie, your projects are always inspiring!

  17. Cool matchbook! love the colors and the resist paper.

  18. Wow Marije, this match book is AWESOME! Love it!The colors are stunning and I heart the heart! LOL! Hugs, Sandra

  19. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Like buttah, huh? Gotta get me some…I love this fun sticky note cover….the heart “closure” is ingenious.

  20. Tim’s video was great and quite inspiring but the colours you have used are brilliant, so rich and those hearts are perfect. You could do a few of these and give them as little extra Christmas presents. Now I really want one of those tiny attachers, I cannot resist any longer! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  21. What a gorgeous little pad – small really is beautiful!! Love the colours and the way you’ve used the hearts (I love hearts!!). Great idea which I for one would be very happy to receive.

  22. That is just too cute! Love the bright bold colors. Great project thanx for the inspiration! 🙂

  23. I mini that packs a huge input!!! I love this! Love the smaller heart on the inside..brilliant!

  24. What a great result Marjie with that kraft resist paper(I don’t know that)…it sounds great!
    Your cover is so nice, many things to see and great colors on it.
    greetings, Alie 🙂

  25. Brilliant idea, & the colours are gorgeous Marjie! x

  26. Such a fabulous little notebook! These would make perfect gifts! The rich colors ate great!

  27. Fabulous and so functional, Marjie! Love the vibrant colors you used on the kraft resist! Very cool!!!

  28. LOVE this Marjie! Great way of using the Kraft resist, and best looking notepad I have seen in a long time. Hugs, Buttons x

  29. Wow Marjie, Beautiful work, great resist TQ, and vibrant colors.
    Love it!
    Hugs Vada

  30. I always wonder how to make one, thank you for sharing this!:). Cutest thing, love the vibrant colors!. Hugs.

  31. Way cool project Marjie! LOVE it!

  32. Gorgeous

  33. Beautifully inked up and such vibrancy to this fab little project. Love it Marjie.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  34. Love the vibrant colours, great idea! Valerie

  35. I love the bright and cheerful colors on this! I don’t have that die…might NEED it now!

  36. Great idea and I love the intensity of colours too. Great lettering and I love the addition of the heart. Enjoy your day. Tracy x x

  37. Intense, vibrant colours which you do so well Marjie and I love the touch of the hearts and that string and taking the trouble to decorate the inside also. A fabulous idea.

  38. How wonderful is this…just love it, gorgeous colours, lvethe heart and the resist is fab! Love it..can you tell! Trace x

  39. This is gorgeous – love the details inside and out!

  40. What a completely cool idea to have the Post-its as the interior… fabulous matchbook cover – I especially love the N on the heart and the ‘otes’ on the background, delicious! Even more tempted by the tiny attacher now…
    Alison x