Saturday, 25 May 2013

Notelet card sets

Notelet cards are blank inside allowing the sender to write a short {or long if they are like me} message or letter. Not everyone is interested in vintage communication as I am but it also offers a great personalised way of dropping someone a note to invite them for coffee or to let them know you are thinking of them and want to make them smile.



For this gift you will need any variation of the following

  • Stamps of your choice
  • Colouring medium of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape and possibly tacky glue
  • Paper
  • Card Blanks
  • Envelopes
  • Ink and if using distress inks the applicator of your choice
  • Stamps or printed sentiments
  • Pinflair or glue gun and glue
  • Embossing folders 
  • Embossing machine of choice
  • Any premade embellishments you may want to use
  • Ribbon
  • Dies for cutting shapes



To make these cards all you need to do is:

  • Stamp and colour images
  • Cut out/around images
  • Matt and Layer {placing slightly smaller sheets of paper on top of one another} or use just one sheet of paper to back a card {it needn't cover the whole card} 
  • Adhere your stamped image to the card
  • Print/stamp and cut out your sentiment and adhere to the card
  • Add any embellishments e.g. ribbon or gems etc





NOTE

You do not need to use premade papers for backing your cards. I have used cheap white cardstock on some which I have run through an embossing machine using a variety of embossing folders and then used distress inks to detail the embossed areas then used this as my backing paper.  You could also use distress inks and stamps to create your background, the only limit is your imagination.



I would also like to highlight that decorating the envelopes is not necessary but in this instance I stamped a sentiment in the corner of the envelope...I got a little carried away.






Here are a few photos to give you some examples of what you can do to make notelet cards.  In order to turn these into gifts simply bundle half a dozen together with their envelopes and tie with ribbon.  They can then be wrapped, or if you wish put in a box or bag you have either bought or made.



6 comments:

  1. You've made a lovely assortment of notelet cards. The assortment of images makes them suitable to send to different people which is a good idea.

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  2. FAbulous cards and I do like the idea of stamping the envelope. Brill!

    Angela (SDD blog ladder)

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  3. a brilliant range of creations suitable for everyone.
    Hugs Tina x
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  4. Love these little cards & they can be used for so many things....Mgt.x

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  5. In love with the heffalump! Great work. Hugs
    Fiona (SDD Blog ladder) xx

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