Wednesday, 3 September 2008

2nd Peek and Mini Kit Project

As promised here is today's peek of the Christmas Crafty Goodies kit!Looking yummy eh? Here's a more delicate side to the kit, an intricate crochet lace lots of yummy snowflakes on paper, flocked velum and paper ones with gemmy bits. :)
Stop by tomorrow for another peek!


I did say I'd done a project with the September kit to show today too so here it is, it's really simple to make too.

Notecard Post set

It's lovely to get random stuff through the post and this notecard set is sure to brighten up some ones day. You can make the notecards about anything, I've made mine into little recipe cards but you could include any photos, maybe treat a grandparent who's far away to some cute pics of the grandchildren, share photos of a recent holiday or maybe a birth announcement. There's tons of things you can do!
Ok so first you need to cut some notecards, these measure 4x6 inches so cut one for your cover and then 4 or 5 for the other sheets from cardstock and/or heavy weight patterned paper.
Print off some photos you would like to use to the same 4x6 size (or use already printed photos). Ink the edges then matt them on to some of the notecards. You can add a bit of stamping to the photos if you like to decorate them but keep any embellishing you do flat.
Next make your cover using the notelet from the kit as the center piece, adding your message int the center. You can decorate it some more as you wish. I stamped over a pattern on the chipboard heart, added some buttons and a scallop cut with a nestability die and the light blue card in the kit.
When you've done with the front cover take some of the lace in the kit and wrap it around the stacked up notecards, tying in a knot to secure.

Take one of the c6 envelopes from the kit and carefully undo it where it's glued together and lay it out flat. Take a sheet of 12x12 paper (I used an old one I'd have in my stash for ages) and place the opened out envelope on it, draw around the edge of the envelope using it as a template. Cut it out and score then fold it back together, adding glue along the side edges of the bottom flap to secure it. Thread a button on to the envelope flap.
Finally pop in you finished notecards and secure down your enveope with a blob of glue under the button. You can make it more secure with a bit of tape along the edges if you intend to post it, just to make sure your notecards will be safe inside.


Patsy Jackson said...

Hi Leo

The October kit does look absolutely gorgeous! Need to save my pennies - any idea on price yet?

I love your notecard set - very funky!

Patsy x

Gez said...

What a fantastic idea to use a brad in the centre of the snowflake. I would never of thought of that. I'm so glad I've found you. Fantastic blog. x