Sunday, 6 November 2011

Christmas Countdown Project 6 - Notelet sets

The art of letter writing is diminishing in these days of technology, but there are many times you need a 'Just a note' card and they are always well received because of their rarity! here are some sets I have made as presents, using an embossing folder, simple but effective.
You will need:
Some Kraft card stock blanks ( I made my own) and matching sized brown envelopes
Coredinations card stock in two colours
Embossing folders in your chosen design
Die cutting/Embossing machine Cuttlebug or Sizzix
Sandpaper block and fine sandpaper
Trimmer with a wavy edge blade and a perforation blade
Printer or typewriter
Spare Kraft card stock for the greeting
1. To make the greetings, either place a strip of Kraft card stock in an old typewriter and type your chosen greeting, 
or using a typewriter font (I used 1942 report font which i downloaded from the Internet from a free font site) type your chosen greeting in Word with double spaces between each row and print out on to Kraft card stock in your printer. (My printer does not like card very much! Check if you have a card stock setting.)
Both ways give a similar result.
2. Place the perforation blade in your trimmer and trim the card stock to size, then trim between each greeting. Tear off any excess card and tear the greetings into strips.
If you have not got a trimmer with a perforation blade, you can use a sewing machine without any thread in it and a large sized machine needle and it will do a similar job.
3. Change the blade in your trimmer to the wavy cut blade and cut your Coredinations card to the size of your embossing folder and pass through the Cuttlebug machine (or similar) to emboss.
Take the sanding block wrapped in sandpaper and slightly sand away the surface layer to reveal the coloured core underneath. 
4. Glue the embossed panel to the front of your Kraft card blank, using glossy accents or silicone gel adhesive, leaving a small gap at the lower edge for the greeting.
I have made sets of six and tied them together with linen string as a simple, but useful gift!
Join me again tomorrow for another crafting project! TFLx

2 comments:

CoventryAnn said...

Loving all your projects Caroline... if only there were more hours in the day (or I had won the lottery and didn't need to work!!)

Cat said...

Wish I had found your blog earlier. I'm loving all your projects!

I'm a follower now!
Cat