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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Notelet Box Tutorial

This is a tutorial I have done for the Scribble & Scrap blog It's 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.
If you make one of these boxes I'd love you to show me how it turned out. This tutorial will also appear on the Scribble & Scrap Challenge Blog.
Thank you for looking. I'd appreciate any comments.


  1. lovely cards and a lovely tutorial
    Hugs Kelly xx

  2. This is a fabulous tutorial and just adore the cute images and design.
    Linda xxx

  3. Absolutely love this. A brilliant gift idea and so cute and pretty. Fab tute, Twubble...love it. Thank you for doing it for us. :D

  4. Great tutorial Andree and a lovely little gift! Love Jean xxx

  5. Thank you Andree great tut hun and fabulous gift hugs Judith x

  6. Love how you used the Lillibet images for this cute gift set. Lovely tutorial. :D

  7. Such a lovely project Andree and a fab gift idea-it's something I keep meaning to try too x

  8. Great tutorial - love your colouring of this cute image - great project, thanks for sharing.

  9. Just stunning, I love those stamps and you even made a matching box. Perfect.

  10. Fab tutorial. I also hate measuring the image are beautiful and its such a lovely make. Really impressed, love it xx

  11. Such a cute image and fabulous design.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous. What fabulous cards and box x


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