Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tutorial for Making Notelets and Box - by Andree

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Here is the second in our series of tutorials and this one is by Andree (aged 12 3/4, lol).  I'm sure you'll love this pretty.


This is a tutorial for a set of notelets and a box to put them in. This is a lovely Christmas or birthday present for crafters to make and can easily be adjusted for any size. All highlighted items can be purchased in the Scribble & Scrap Shop.

I started by using Curiosity Corner Sentiment Stamps and stamped the sentiment on four A6 card blanks. Then, on an A4 sheet, I stamped the sweet Lillibet Clear Stamp Holding Flower four times.

Once I'd coloured the images with my Promarkers I die-cut them and edged with Distress Ink.

I decorated the notelets with Lillibet Die-cut Bunting and Curiosity Corner Paper Blossoms flowers.

Now for the actual box. I hate having to measure anything so I kept it simple. First, I made the top of the box. I took an envelope for the notelets and placed it in the centre of a A4 sheet of sturdy card. I allowed a bit of a gap around the envelope and marked the card. I then scored the lines to fold the base. 

Next, I stacked the notelets and envelopes to see how deep the box needed to be. 2 centimetres looked about right so I added that as a border all round and cut the card to size.
To make the bottom of the box, which needs to be just a little bit smaller, I cut a second piece of card a few millimetres smaller than the top. I then measured in 2 cm round the sides and scored those lines. 
At the corners I cut into one line to make a tab and removed a small sliver to make the fold neater.

I folded all the corners up and used a wet glue to stick them into place. Paperclips held them while they dried. Can you see how the top of the box is slightly larger than the bottom so it will slot over the base?

To decorate the box I stamped Lillibet again and coloured and die-cut her as before. I cut a larger shape as a matting layer. I used a paper from  Lillibet 6x6 designer paper pack for the corners and added some flowers from Curiosity Corner Paper Blossoms. I finished them with gems and buttons.

And there you have a very simple way to create a little gift. You don't have to put notelets in the box. What about some handmade cards? Or gift tags? You can make a box of any size, just remember to use your envelopes as a size guide. Try making the box from double sided paper so the inside looks pretty too.


I'll be having a go at this myself.  We'll be back next week with another great tutorial.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let Andree know how fab she is, and let us know if there's anything you would like to see in a tutorial.

Take care and happy crafting! 


  1. Wow, this is so cute, lovely!
    Hugs from the Netherlands, Liefs Hanny♥,

  2. Very cute. Great idea for card gift box. :D like the simplicity of how to make the box.
    Deborah xxx


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