Wednesday, 14 November 2012

How Do I Make That ......... ?

Hi everyone,

A couple of weeks ago I sent some DT samples off to Kay at Indigo Blu, for her show on Create and Craft.  We had to include some home decor items along with some gift ideas.  One of the things I sent in was a little note holder box .....
Details are on the IB Blog

I've had quite a few people ask how I made the box, and if there's a template.  Well, I don't have a template unfortunately, so I thought I'd have a go at some 'How To's'

I found the instructions for the box on the internet, on  If you're not familiar with this site, take a look, it's fantastic. It's full of fabulous ideas for cards and gifts along with detailed instructions and what you need to make each one.
The Note Holder was a fab little project by Beate Johns,  here's my version  .........  I'll warn you now it's a bit of a long post,  there's quite a few pictures along with the instructions, you may want to grab a coffee first!

You'll need ......
score board & tool
3/4" circle punch
Copy Paper
Strong double-sided tape/wet glue
Rubber Stamps

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 7 5/8" square.
     Score at 1" and 2" on all four sides.
2.  Cut off the 3 outer corner squares, leaving one on each side. 

Then cut off a small triangle from the the remaining square to form a tab to glue the box.
3.  Punch a hole in the centre of one of the sides - across the score line.
4.  Crease all the score lines using a bone folder

5.  Mask off the sections that will form the sides of your box, and stamp your chosen design.
6.  Once the ink is dry, turn the box over and apply strong double-sided tape to the outer sections on all     four sides.

7.  Start with the sides that have the tabs on first,  fold down the top edge, and stick.  Repeat on opposite side.
8.  Next glue the four tabs to the neighboring sides to create your box shape. Strong tape will do the job, I prefer a wet adhesive - you just have to wait a couple of minutes for the glue to dry.
9.  Fold down the remaining sides to complete the box.

10.  Stick one end of a piece of ribbon to the bottom of the box.
11. Cut sheets of copy paper into 31/2" squares - enough to fill your box.
      Stamp the squares to co-ordinate with your box.
If you didn't want to stamp all the notes, try using some pretty coloured or patterned paper instead.

12. Fill the box with the squares, fold over the ribbon and cut to size.  
      Attach a pretty co-ordinating button onto the ribbon, this will form a weight to keep the notes in place.
A quick and easy, useful  little gift.  I tied the original box up with some natural string, but you could use ribbon, or make an acetate lid perhaps.
Cut a 53/4" square of acetate, and score at 1" on each side.  Cut away a triangle from the corner squares, and use a bone folder to make nice neat creases.  Stick the tabs to form your lid and a length of ribbon to hide the adhesive.

I hope these instructions are easy to follow.
Pop over to the SplitCoastStampers website and see what other fabulous ideas you can find.

Thanks for looking
See you again soon


  1. What the ...? I can't believe there are no comments. This is fantastic and thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial which I've bookmarked!

  2. This is a very clear tutorial Linda, and a gorgeous set of notelets.
    Saw your stash in the previous post, look forward to seeing your 'creations' esp. the Postcard stamp.
    Thanks for your nice comments this morning.
    Avril xx


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