Thursday 23 June 2011

Gift Set Tutorial

Good Morning, Kim here today, I have a written a little tutorial on...
 creating a pencil and notepad gift set, so easy to customise and give as a special gift.

I tried without success to upload this tutorial yeserday but Blogger was not playing along, hope it's better late then never as they say... enjoy and hope you have a go!!!

To begin take the cover off a mini notepad or jotter,
remove it on the back too Cut some kraft cardstock to recover the pad remembering to continue the cover to the back.
Use a corner rounder to shape the corners, simply hold a few pages at a time instead of struggling with too many.
Stamp A Pen Friend image on the front with coffee archival ink, ink edges.
Create a box envelope the depth of your pencils, I've used scallop circle die to give decorative flap.
Attach a large metal snap or (circle card and eyelet), then ink edges.
Secure some twine to the back before constructing the envelope.
For the cover cut three pieces of chipboard, two just a bit bigger then the box envelope and a spine the depth of pad and envelope.
Adhere patterned paper to the two large covers and ink the edges.
I've cut a strip of sticky back canvas for the spine, lay the covers and spine directly onto the sticky side allowing a gap between pieces.
Then adhere another strip of patterned paper to cover the two ends, and score the channel's to secure.
Next it's simply a matter of adhering the pad and the pencil envelope in place.
I've added more twine for tying a closure.
For the front, stamp and colour your image, fussy cut leaving a border and matt onto black card, then fix on the front with dimensional adhesive.
and here's the copics I've used!
I hope you feel inspired to try creating a little papercrafted gift too!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
BiG HuGs Kim :)


  1. awesome tutorial! great images and very easy to follow, thanks!
    Your result is simply gorgeous too :)

  2. Oh wow - what a fabulous idea. Great for all the birthday parties my 5 year old goes to this summer :). Or a christmas present for her.
    Must try when I get time (bookmarked page)
    Thank you so much.

    Hugs, Mette

  3. Just gorgeous! Thanks for a brilliant tutorial!



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