Monday, 21 September 2015

Graphic 45 Notelet Case and Notelets.


In my opinion it's never too early to start planning your Christmas gifts and with that in mind I have made two sets of notecards in a presentation case to give to my two friends at work.  We agreed that we would not spend very much and just do gifts that were under £5.00 so these came out well within budget.

This notelet case and set of notlets can be made from one piece of cardstock three pieces of paper, some ribbon and six 4 inch square white cards and envelopes.   I used Graphic 45 World's Fair range and the three papers were:-

1.       Cut out your cardstock pieces as shown in diagram below.

  •  Score the 12in x 5 ½  in at 5 ½ ins and 6 ½  ins
  • Score the 6in x 2 1/2 in pieces at 1/4 in, 3/4 in, 5 1/4 in and 5 3/4 ins and 1/4 in and 3/4 in from bottom.   Cut the two squares (shown drawn in white) from these pieces.
  • Glue folds to form a pocket.
  • Cut cut two 5 inch squares of Balloon Bouquet and two pieces 5 inches by ¾ inch.  Cut two pieces of 1 inch wide ribbon to 10 inches in length and adhere centrally  to the front and back of your card holder.  Onto the top of this stick your 5 inch squares of paper, with the blue side showing and the 5 x ¾ inch ones on the front and back of the spine of your case. 
  • Cut two pieces of Envision Expo 5 inches square and stick, with the blue side showing, onto each side of the inside of the case.  Cut two a 3 ½ squares of Envision Expo and stick to the centre of your two 4 inch card squares.   Attach an 18 inch piece of ribbon to the back of each 4 inch card square so that an equal length of ribbon is at the top and bottom.  Adhere the card squares to the centrally to each inside of your case.  

  • Cut the Inspiration Station paper as shown below.
  • Make your cards up like these. Cut phrases from Envision Expo to add to your cards.  I added small strips of paper to each side of the 3 x 4 journal cards to make them 4 in square.
  • Cut two pieces from the remaining piece Inspiration station, measuring 4 inches x 1 ¼ inches and adhere to the card pockets then stick the card pockets to each side of your notelet case approx. ½ inch from the bottom.
  •  Use the remaining 3 in x 4 in ‘journal card’ from Inspiration Station to decorate the front of your notelet case and add a couple of balloons cut from the remaining Balloon Bouquet paper.  Also add some small balloons to the front of the pockets inside the notelet case. 

    I also made one using Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate

     - more detailed photos can be found in the September Gallery.