Monday, 21 January 2013

Note Card Holder

I have it on good authority that note cards & stationery are on trend items in the craft world this year.  Yay!  Don't you love receiving a little note, just because?  Very few of us - me included - actually hand write notes these days, but it is such a personal and special touch that I think we should bring it back! 

Anyway, who doesn't need a few little note cards stashed away for a quick thank you, a coffee invite, or just to make someone smile who needs a cheery hello?  It's like sending a hug through the mail.

This would make a lovely gift.  And it's a great way to re purpose the boxes that the Stampin' Spots come in.  It fits our note cards and envelopes perfectly.   I put 5 inside but you could probably fit a few more.
I used a paper piecing technique with the Top Note die and the Big Shot for the top of the box.  You can do this a couple of ways, but basically I cut a piece of scrap cardstock slightly bigger than the Top Note.  Cover that in adhesive like our Multi Purpose Adhesive sheets.  Peel off the backing and stick your precut squares of DSP on top.  Make sure you get the edges lined up so there are no gaps.  The easiest way to do this is to punch out your DSP with a square punch.  Once it's all stuck, run it through the Big Shot with your die and you have a quilted accent piece.

The trick to making a set like this is to choose a pack of coordinating paper and stick with the colours.  That also makes the task quicker, and if you choose something with a good variety of patterns, you can showcase that allowing you to minimise decorations and embellishments.
Each notecard uses a different pattern of the same DSP.  They all have the same embellishments, just stamped in different colours and the placement varies slightly.

Stamps: Apothecary Art, Collage Curios,
Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (item 107311 page 160), Marina Mist
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango
DSP: Paisley Petals
Big Shot, Framelits Labels Collection, Top Note Die & Honeycomb embossing folder
1" circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack - the flower, Modern Label Punch
Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (R) and Antique Brad
Spritzer bottle with ink & rubbing alcohol solution - I used Marina Mist.
White gel pen.
Re positionable adhesive.
Stamp-a-majig,  stamp positioner.

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