Notelets and Matching Box
(The tutorial is for the little box)
Take a piece of card, plain or patterned and
cut down to 9 1/2 inch by 7 1/2 inch
(or 25 1/2 cm by 21cm)
place the card on your score board (the longest side along the top) and score down at 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 8 and 9 inches
Rotate your card so that the short side is at the top and score down at 1, 2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches
This is what you should end up with, ( i have highlighted the score lines with pen to make them stand out.
Score all of your folds really well.
Now comes the tricky bit to explain.....
you will be cutting away all of the pieces of the card shown in red, which seems quite a lot, but it all makes sense when you have it in front of you.
The little bits that are highlighted in black are where you cut little 'notches' out like you do when you are making a box, this is to make the little flaps that close the box.
This is what you should end up with, a funny, almost 'T' shape, at this point I rounded the edges of the box on the wide end and cut a little semi circle in one side of the middle section of the box.
If you look at the photo above you will notice that there is a narrow flap at the right side end of the card, you will need to add glue to the back of this and fold it over to meet up with the other side of the box....see below
I used Cosmic Shimmer glue as it dries quite quickly and you do get a little 'wiggle room' !!
As you can see here the flap fits neatly in place, leaving a good strong bond.
At this point the boxes can be folded flat for storage, just open all flaps and push down!
Here is the finished box, you can see where I used a circle Punch to make a little place to grab the flap to open the box.
I hope you like the idea.
These are the
four little notelets that I made along with their envelopes to fit into the matching bow.
The cards and box were decorated by taking a
a 6 1/2 inch by 3 1/4 inch piece of card, fold in half and score and then I stamped with a script background stamp using Lilac, Pale blue, green and orange ink, I then cut the 3 Justrite Aster die cuts in each colour, using the smallest one (i think) and I then shaped them and stacked then together, off setting each to the next, to give a fuller looking flower, I made all 4 of the notelets from plain white card and used the same ink as the script in stamped in, I then added a small section of the Flourish die cuts by Cheery Lynn to add some interest and foliage to the card and then added a matching green pearl in the centre of each flower and tied a matching bow on the stem of the flourish.
The finished set !
Now I think that these little cards would be perfect to keep in the drawer to sent at a moments notice to someone you are thinking about or to say sorry or get well soon.
I had fun making these fun little cards and box, I hope you will too.
Pat and Sue are coming today, so fun to be had in this house tomorrow!
Johanna, could you please email me your address please.
Love and hugs to all