Saturday, 10 November 2012


I know that I have shown you some of the notelet sets I have already made from designer Carol Ann Clarke, so today I decided to do a tutorial on making a set.

First of all, I need to tell you I am not a professional photographer, so some of the pictures will be quite slap-dash, but hopefully you will look past all that and enjoy what you see and read.

Before I go on.........remember these?

Yummy biscuits..............well, today it's all about sweets, cupcakes and biscuits, and I make no apologies if you start nibbling!!

Oops! you can't leave them alone five minutes!!!!!!!

So, back to today:

The first thing I did was download the the whole set, which includes very clear instructions.  Here you are:

The drawer and sleeve, printed onto A4 card.  As you can see there are 3 images at the bottom of one of the sheets, and I will use one of these for decorating the box at the end.  If you look closely you will see how all the score places and cutting places are very well marked.

Here are the four cards and two gift cards, printed onto white card, which is a bit thinner than the card I used for the drawer....of course you can print them out as often as you want, but the purpose of today I have printed off exactly what is in the pack.

Here are the inserts for all the cards which I have printed onto lovely flimsy  white paper.

These are the extra pages, printed out, which will also go into the drawer.  I used the same paper as I did for the inserts.

These are the envelopes, which I have printed out four times.....one for each notelet.

As you can see clearly Carol has left nothing out and it really is quite easy to follow what needs to be done.

The first thing I did after printing everything out was to score along all the places that needed scoring.

So now you get the drift about scoring.  It's all preparation and makes life easy to get things done.

The next thing I did was to trim and cut the pieces out.  I found it easier to trim around everything before doing the final cutting out.

So now you can see one envelope not cut out and one that has been cut out.

And here are the cards and gift cards all cut out ready for their inserts.

Inserts ready to be used.

Insert  put into the card.

Preparing the drawer.

I folded over the sides and stuck them down.

This is the sleeve cut out.

I turned the sleeve over and put sticky tape where needed, and I have kindly written where the straight edge is and the angled edge.

Now I have stuck down the end pieces.

I folded the top part over and then stuck the sides together leaving the tabs.

The sleeve is now ready.

Here is the sleeve with the drawer inside.

Are you fed up yet?????????

And now for something completely different..............and totally unconnected....................

Right then:

This is all the bits ready to put inside the drawer, except the drawer is not yet decorated!!!

So finally, I chose one of the pictures and matted it onto some red felt and stuck it to the centre of the top of the drawer.  I then added some spotty ribbon with a flowery ribbon over the top, using a glue roller both times. I added the pale blue gemstones and a red bow, just because I could.

So. I hope you enjoyed this.  The set can be bought at http://www.craftsuprint.com
and the code number is cup373956_359

It is just so scrummy dumpsciolous!     I may pop back and tweak this tomorrow.............then again, I may not.


If you'd rather be on your own:

Never let anyone tell you you are not good enough.............You are worth every breath that you take..................................................breathe easy, sleep well, and know that you are loved.

See you next time.

Love and hugs

Annie xxx


  1. Hi Annie
    Oh thank you for the photos of doggies in fridge its cute and all your other photos think you did so well about explaining how you did your stationery set. Not visited your blog for a few weeks but you fair cheer me up Thanks for that Anne

  2. Thank you for visiting me in my blog Anne. I am really grateful, and I am glad you liked the photo's..........I couldn't keep anything serious if it saved my life!!!

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

  3. Hi Annie
    Yes the photo of the doggies in the fridge is brilliant! and love your tutorial as well. Enjoying your blog!
    Hilary x

  4. Thank you Hilary, I like to keep things light and happy where possible. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a lovely comment too.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

  5. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual
    effort to create a very good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don't seem to get nearly anything done.
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  6. Merry Christmas Annie
    Kate x

  7. Thank you Kate, and a very merry Christmas to you too.

    Love and loads of hugs

    Annie xxxx