Thursday, July 12, 2012

THANKS - A mini tutorial

To thank everyone for the wonderful comments I have been receiving lately (your comments are always appreciated!), I have put together a wee tutorial for you.  This is a Clean and Simple (CAS) Note Card and Envelope set I have just completed for some of my customer's.

Unfortunately, the day I made them, the sun was not playing ball and the photo's are not as lovely and bright as I would like, but beggars can't be choosers - right?!

To make the Note Card you will need:

3" x 6" Sahara Sand card base, scored at 3" (along the 6" side)
2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Sahara Sand Mat (for stamping on)
Rue Des Fleurs stamp set
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Basic Pearls
1.  Using the border stamp from the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set and Chocolate Chip ink, stamp your image on the imaging sheet using your Stamp-a-ma-jig.

2.  Line up the imaging sheet on your 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Sahara Sand Mat so the image is along the bottom of the cardstock.  Place your Stamp-a-ma-jig tool down, remove the sheet and stamp your image.

3.  Repeat step 2, carefully aligning the stamped image to bring the design across the entire card base. 

4.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp a sentiment on the right side of the card, evenly between the top of the card and your stamped border.
5.  Using Dimensionals, adhere the mat to the front of your cardbase.
6.  Add a wee Basic Pearl embellishment to the left of your sentiment.

To make the Envelope, you will need:

Simply Scored Board & Diagonal Plate
Plain paper (I use everyday copy paper) 5" x 5"
Double sided tape
Paper Snips or a 1 1/4" Square punch
Bone Folder

Using the diagonal plate on your Simply Scored board, place a marker at the 2 1/4" mark.  Place your paper square into the corner and score on all four sides from that mark.  Use your bone folder to crease your scorelines well.

You will have a little triangle in the middle of all four sides of your paper after you have scored.  Either snip or punch all four out, as I have shown you (on two sides) above.

Fold in two opposite flaps to meet in the middle.  Place adhesive along the inside edges of the bottom flap, fold up and stick to the side flaps (see top photo).  Place double sided tape on the inside of the remaining flap - but don't secure until you have placed your card inside!

Just to tie the two together, I also stamped the same border on the outside flap of the envelope and rounded the point to soften the top flap.

Well I hope that was clear as mud! 


  1. Hi Paula,

    Thank for sharing that with us, It is a lovely card. I don't have that stamp set as yet but I will definately be getting.

    Kind regards


  2. Elegant and simple and stunning with it, thank you for sharing and now making it possible for those who don't have a blog to leave a comment by adding anonymous to your identity list. Have always loved your work but could not leave a comment

  3. Wow! I am exhausted tonight ... No mojo ... But I am soooo wanting to ink up and stamp after doing some blog hopping and seeing so much gorgeous inspiration around blog land. This is stunning, Paula! Hugs xxx

  4. Wow, Paula, for a little card, this one packs a lot of punch! This is a little stunner - it is so elegant & the matching envie is beautiful. TFS :)

  5. Paula this is just so elegant, love the size and cute envelope, it's such a lovely set.


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