Matching Card Game

By  Alice Golden  for  Grafix

size: 3-3/4"x2-3/4"

  • Matching Card Game
  • Different View


  • Red Metallic Foil Board* (8 cards per sheet)
  • White cardstock
  • Funky Film*: Cherry Red, Red Hearts, Light Blue Stars, Grape Sequins, Silver Sequins, Yellow Sequins, Peach Rain, Green Bubbles, Emerald Green, Orange Sparkle
  • Matte Seal Self-Adhesive Protective Film*
  • *Products available from Grafix


  • Papertrey Ink Fresh Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Papertrey Ink Dies: Button Card Die Collection, Tremendous Tags, Tremendous Treats, Valentine Collection, Heart Prints Collection, Balloon Bash; assorted circles
  • Imagine Crafts Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
  • Permanent markers: black, silver
  • Glue stick

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, acrylic block, fine-tip black marker
  • 1. For each card pair, die cut two straight-side Button Cards from both foil board and cardstock. Die cut assorted circles, varying both size and color, from Funky Film. Adhere circles to foil board in random pattern, trimming when circles extend past card edge.
  • 2. Die cut two shapes from same-color Funky Film; adhere one to each white card. Stamp name of shape on bottom edge of card. Draw details (facial features, air bubbles, etc.) on card using markers. Adhere red metallic cards to white cards with wrong sides together to form card pair.
  • 3. Cut two pieces of adhesive film slightly larger than card. Peel off protective liners and adhere film to front and back of card, smoothing to remove air bubbles. Repeat for second card. Trim away excess film using paper trimmer, leaving thin border around card edge. Round corners using scissors. (Note: Adhesive on film allows for repositioning immediately after application, but it will become permanent bond.) Repeat Steps 1-3 to make a variety of card pairs.
  • 4. To play game, Player 1 turns two cards over. If they match, player keeps both cards. If not, cards are turned back over in place, and Player 2 looks for match. When all cards are matched, player with most pairs wins.
  • Tip
  • 1. Not only can these cards be used to play the classic matching game, but they can also teach shapes, colors, and words. Use a rimmed baking sheet for a playing surface in the car.