Tuesday, 3 September 2019


Good morning craft friends

Yesterday I thought my 'mo-jo' had left me hence today's technique is shown in photographs!

I used a heavy weight Kraft card for the base.  You can use chipboard

Cut 2 pieces of kraft card 31/4" x 31/2" and for the spine cut one piece 11/8" x 31/2"

Add plenty of strong adhesive tape to one side of the kraft card.  My apologies as I forgot to take a photo of the pieces covered in tape!

 Turn the base paper over so that you are working on the back of the paper

Remove the tape and position the kraft card to leave a border

NB  ensure you leave at least 1/8th" either side of the spine

Mitre all for corners as above

Remove tape backing and adhere paper to the kraft card

With a bone folder gently score the paper either side of the spine and, again gently, score whilst lifting one side to an upright position

Repeat on the other side of the spine

Add adhesive tape to the spine ensuring the tape is right on the edge of both sides

Now add the liner paper to the inside.  Again, apologies as there isn't a photograph

Cut 2 pieces of paper to measure 51/4" x 3"

Score on 3 sides only at 1/2" and 1" and burnish well

I've turned over the paper so that the score lines are visible because they weren't showing very well on the patterned side

You will now have 4 small boxes in 2 of the corners, as above

Remove the corners as shown above

On the first score line apply strong adhesive tape

Remove the tape from the bottom of the paper and adhere to the inside of the note-card holder

Ensure the edge does not overlap the score line for the spine

Remove remaining backing paper from the sides and attach to the base 

I think I should have added a little distress ink on the tops of both boxes

Tea bags/packets of coffee/biscuits and/or chocolate could also be put into these boxes

I also made a 'belly band' for the above.  The holder below is tied with ribbon

I made 4 note-cards measuring 3"x3" with envelopes

I will also try to do a video tutorial for the above

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Thank you June they are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Great projects. Thanks for the step-by-step photos.
    xxx Margreet

  3. Gorgeous, I think these are all wonderful and such easy instructions to follow. Thank you June

  4. Wonderfully clear instructions - Thank you! Love the idea of this & the versatility - can think of several different uses already!

  5. Love this idea June and thank you for the tutorial.

  6. Lovely!! Just what I need to do for my granddaughters. They will love it so thank you June.


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