Coupon Book for Mom

Adorable actress Abigail Breslin joins Martha to chat about her new movie, "My Sister's Keeper," and to make something special for Mom -- a meaningful book full of coupons.

Coupon Book for Mom

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2009




  • Scrapbook paper

  • Craft knife

  • Edge punch

  • Craft glue

  • Paper ribbon-style labels

  • 1-inch circle hole punch

  • Double-sided tape

  • Foam dots

  • Letter stickers

  • Butterfly punch


  1. Start with a 12-by-12-inch piece of scrapbook paper. Fold paper in half, then in half again, and then in half again, ending up with a 3-by-6-inch folded piece.

  2. Open folded paper piece. With a craft knife, cut a slit along the center fold, leaving 3 inches at the top and bottom intact. Fold to make coupon book (see video, to be posted Monday, May 11, for demonstration of how to fold).

  3. Cut a 3-by-6-inch strip of scrapbook paper, and use border edge punch along edges. Use double-sided tape to adhere to front cover of coupon book.

  4. Embellish cover strip with letter stickers to say "MOM."

  5. Punch a butterfly out of paper and fold in half. Put a dot of craft glue on the fold of the butterfly and adhere to the cover.

  6. Download and print coupon templates. Cut coupons to size. Attach ribbon-style label to blank space on coupon using double-sided tape. Write "Happy Mother's Day" on label.

  7. Punch circles out of card stock, and write a message for Mom on them. Place foam dots on the back of the punched circles, and adhere them to blank circles on coupon template.

  8. Using double-sided tape, attach coupon to coupon book. Repeat for the number of coupon book pages desired.


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