Beach Notelets Part 2


This workshop shows a fun way to make a stationery set. This part continues to show how the basic stationery set case is made & also how to stamp behind an image.


The Creative Expressions seaside stamps work perfectly to make a wonderful summery set.



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Beach Time Notelet Set Part 2


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Granada Spanish Collection Background Die : CED1207

Sue Wilson Galicia Spanish Collection Die : CED1205

Lighthouse 2 Stamp Set : UMS147 & Nautical Words :UMS146 

Netting A6 Background Stamp : UMNETTING

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Sky Blue  : 40081 French Navy  41015,  Deep Red :  40088    Foundations A4 Card,

Coconut Card :40980   & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Cord BurlapSP10

Piercing Ruler : RULER

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Mustard Seed  : DMMUST  ,  Black Soot   : DMBLACK  & Picket Fence : DMPICKET

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Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSEPBRGOLD

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

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Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Viola Black Aurora Embossing Powder : CSEPVIOBLK


Step by Step Instructions

1 Lay the folded envelopes & the notelets on a piece of milk card. Leave a small border around the edge of the notelets and leave a gap in between the notelets & envelopes itself. Mark the centre point of the envelope width & not the centre point of the whole sheet of card. Also mark & then cut out around the outside edge.


2 Punch a hole where the pencil mark was made in the card.


3 Take a long length of the celery & white grosgrain ribbon & cut the end on a diagonal. Poke the ribbon through the front of the piece of card & leave a small tail the other side.


4 Wrap the ribbon directly below the hole & around the back of the piece of card. There are two ways of attaching the ribbon. 1. wrap the full length of the back & then round the front & back in the hole or 2. Wrap the ribbon round the back & cellotape the ribbon on the reverse and repeat on the top section.


5 Whichever way you choose (one just saves a small amount of ribbon) Here the ribbon is wrapped back over the top & then poked back down the centre hole. Secure the ribbon on the reverse but make sure there is enough slack to take the notelets & envelopes.


6 Jiggle the ribbon so you get a nice gather into the hole. Add the prepared notelets & envelopes into the ribbon sections. Measuring the notelets on the card before making the hole ensures that the correct envelope width is made as they will be wider than the notelets.


7 Add some foam tape to the reverse of the card . This is done to take up the depth of the thick ribbon & will give a nice feel to the notelet section.


8 Stick the prepared panel into the centre of the notelets base card already made. The side flaps just take up the slack of the notelets & give a nice finish to the set.


9 Make a small bow out of the grosgrain ribbon. Fold the ribbon ends in half & cut a point from the end up a little on the fold to create the ribbon tails.


10 Add one of the Creative Expressions straw hats over the centre knot of the bow to add some detail & a fun element to the piece.


11 Just a close up of the inside of the stationery set.


12 Now to add a panel to the front cover. Cut a piece of coconut card to 5½ ” x 6½”.


13 To have the girl behind the beach scene, stamp the image onto the card using the black archival ink. Place the prepared mask from earlier( that why the stamps were kept on the acrylic block for exact sizing). Select the I spy girl & add it onto the acrylic block.


14  Use the black archival ink to stamp the girl just on the corner of the left hand sitting down girl. Stamp over the mask & make sure you press firmly around the masked area so the ink catches the card close to the already stamped girl.


15 Here is the girl stamped over the masked area.


16 Once the mask is removed the girl appears in the background and as the standing girl is slightly smaller than the sitting stamps it is perfect for this technique.


17 Stamp another standing girl out of the copier & cut around her to make a mask. Secure her in place making sure the tape is on the sitting girl.


18 Use the same technique & colour in the sky and sand areas. Either use the same ink colours for the girls or use different one. As there are a few colours in the design I have used the same colours throughout, but they could be easily changed.


19 Stick one of the straw hats onto the sitting down little girl to add interest to the front cover of the notelet set. Stamp some of the seagulls ( or gulls as my Daughter says ) as there is no such thing as a seagull, don`t you just love a smart 9 year old !!!


20 Mat the worked panel onto a piece of white card & then onto a piece of teal patterned paper. Now attach the panels to the stationery set using the foam tape for added dimension


21 Add a striped bow to the corner of the front cover & again add another straw hat to cover the knot of the bow.


22 Here is the inside view of the stationery set. Once you have made this set once you`ll get the idea behind the design & you`ll be able to make up sets to suit the size envelope you wish.


23 Just a close up of the notelets or maybe make them as party invitation. The basic shape of the stationery set can lend itself to so many of the Creative Expressions stamp sets , so just have fun and design away.

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24 The notelets easily come out of the ribbon section.

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