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Notelet Holder

The last of our National Stationery Week projects is a tutorial for creating your own beautiful notelet holder so you’re always prepared when you need to send a little note in a hurry!

Notelet holder by Nicole Preston

You will need

Peacock digital downloads
A4 matt black cardstock
Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers Precious Metals and Rare Minerals sets
Collall Tacky Glue
Crafter's Companion Script Alphabet Uppercase, Script Alphabet Lowercase and Script Words stamps
A4 Sheena Stamping Card
grey Versafine inkpad


Crafter’s Companion Big Score

How to make

1 To create the base, cut two pieces of the black cardstock to measure 7x8”.
2 Take each piece in turn and lay it on the Big Score – this is the 8” side horizontal. Score at 1”. Stick the two pieces of card together with Tacky glue at the 1” tab.
3 On the front and back of the holder approximately 1” in, add some Red Liner tape. Use this to secure the ribbon ties for the front of the back. On the top of this at the front, stick a sheet of 6”-square patterned cardstock over the top. On the back of the notelet holder, cut a 7” square in black cardstock and stick this over the back panel - this will hide the ribbon and strengthen the back page.
4 To decorate the front, stamp a piece of Sheena stamping card with the word ‘Notelets’ using the upper and lowercase stamps and a grey inkpad. When the ink is dry, go over the top with the brush nib of a Blue Topaz Metallic Marker. Trim the card to size to that you can have a topper for the front. Mount this onto black cardstock so that you have an 8th of an inch border around the topper.
5 Cut out a bird and three flowers from the downloadable Peacock toppers. You may need to change the sizing so that they fit. Before sticking down the bird, mount this onto black cardstock and leave a thin border around it to avoid it being lost on the patterned paper.

To create the inside of the Notelet Holder

Now that you have your base, cut the patterned cardstock to 6” square. Stick this on the two inside panels, making sure the pattern is facing in the same direction on both pieces.

For the right-hand side:

1 Cut a piece of black cardstock to 8 x 8 ¼”. Place the card on the score board with the 8 ¼” side horizontal. Score at ½” and 1”. Rotate the card 180˚ and score again at ½” and 1”.
2 Rotate the card 90˚ and score at 2 ½” and then 3”. You then need to cut out the sections that are shaded in black and cut along the bold lines which are indicated by the arrow.
3 Fold up this section and glue together. This will provide the open-ended box section which the cards can fit into. Glue this to the right-hand side of the holder.
4 To decorate the box, cut a piece of patterned cardstock to 6x2 ¼”. Tie some ribbon around this and then stick this onto the box.
5 The box section will hold cards up to 6x6”. For this I have made two 5x5” cards and two 6x6” cards using the various toppers from the papers, the Metallic Markers and the script stamps.

For the left-hand side:

1 Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 ½ x 8 ½”.
2 Place the cardstock on the score board with the 8 ½” side horizontal. Score at 1”. Rotate the card 180˚ and score again at 1”.
2 Rotate 90˚ and score at 2 ½”. Cut out the sections as indicated in bold.
3 Now fold along the score lines and stick together but make sure you do not stick to part A. This should stick to the left-hand side of the notelet holder and form a thin pocket for the tags to be stored.
4 To decorate the box, cut a piece of patterned cardstock to 6x2 ¼”. Tie some ribbon around this and then stick this onto the box.
5 Print off and cut out the tags. Add ribbon to them and place inside the pocket.

Do you have a paper-crafted stationery item you would like to share? Whether that’s hand-lettered paper designs and envelopes, or DIY paper construction projects like ours, make sure you share a picture with the #getcrafty hashtag!

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