Sunday, May 25, 2008


This is a project I made in February...I think I put off uploading them since there are so many pics to compress and crop and what not!!!I feel more tired uploading them than doing them. Actually it was a really cool project and my sister agreed to give me her pictures when she went on holiday to Paris with her husband. I saw that project on tvweekly and it was a project called 'pocket book' by Jami Patersen. She has used a card kit which I do not have. So I had to think about which papers to use, which stickers , and work out all the measurements again, to accomodate with what I have.

So, here are some patterned papers (DCWV christmas glitter stack), some images of Eiffel Tower on acetate which I bought from Craftyindividuals , Ki memories stickers and Three bugs in a rug (chit chat stickers)

This is my planning. I downloaded the step by step guide for the pocket book.You can do that on their website. Then I cut them out and pasted them in my sketch book as this is the easiest way for me to work out my measurements. I hate having to go back and forth on my PC when Im sitting down ready to work. Anything that distracts me will become a major distraction! This is who I am! So, on the next page , I have worked out that my photographs are much bigger than those she used, so my notecards will be A5( A4 folded in half). A4 size is 210mmx297mm and A5 is 148mmx210mm. Then my inserts will be 110x200mm or 11x21cm. My photos are at least 10x13cm~(4inchx5.2inch).This is the largest size I will crop my pictures.Basically, each notecard will be A5 size, then there will be an insert going inside it.

Once I have got all my measurements sorted, I now have to count my photos, then choose how many notecards, envelopes, vellum envelopes I will make. I have 55 photos!!!!
Each notecard will hold one photo or 2 on top and 1 on the insert.So I have 16 notecards, 16 envelopes and 5 vellum envelope.

Colours of notecards: Red, black and white vellum
Patterned papers: Red and black are my predominant colours
It might sound confusing but if you have a look at what Jami did then you will be able to understand the whole process much better.
Sorry for the poor quality of these pics, don't ask me why it happened!

These are all my papers cut to size...Notecards , inserts, vellum.

These are DCWV christmas patterned papers...They are so pretty and I had loads of them. So I thought why not use them since they fit the bill!These papers will be used to mat and layer my notecards and inserts.

I took all my A4 size paper and score them on my ultimate score board, using the half fold A4 line which will allow me to fold them exactly into half.

Then I used my vellum A4 sheet and score them along the first line which is normally used to crease a line for when you are making boxes.(the box base line).I scored along the right , left and bottom;so three scored lines.

Then I've creased them with my bone folder, and cut out the square piece at the corners. See below and yes I know my cutting board needs a scrub but you know wot, I like it like this....I am an old fashioned girl!

I am not sure you can see this properly, but I have cut out a semi circle in the middle of the top end side of the vellum. Then I have glued it onto a card to make it into an envelope. I have given the sizes above.

To make the notecard, after I scored down the middle half line on the card, I've applied some glue on the edge of the card to form an L shape, in reverse and then I glued down the two sides of the card together. The top part is open which turns it into a pocket where the insert will go later.

Then I've stamped some swirl images with clear embossing ink, covered it with some black glittery powder and heat embossed it.


This is the front of my first note card.

Okay, now, if you look carefully, you will see, I have glued down a piece of patterned paper on the right hand side which will cover about three quarter of the front side of the notecard. Then I cut out my photograph, and stick this down on the patterned paper, add a cute sticker and the word paris has been printed off the computer and chalked with red.

Then next is the vellum envelope. I used a sheet of dotty card as the base and stuck down my acetate image, then the photograph and inserted it in the vellum envelope.

This is a closer view...and yeah, by the way, this is my sister:)

Then I kept on decorating as I wished and just let my idea lead the way really.... I used stickers as tabs..

This is what I meant by inserts!

As you can see, you can also, put it up on display...quite nice isn't!

Oh I forgot to say, that before sticking things down, I punched some holes on the left side and used some key rings to secure them together.

I hope you like it and you will have a go! It's a nice way of creating a keepsake of your trips, or an event. If you do one, please put a link in the comment section. It will be nice to see what you have come up with.

Bye for now,

Take care



  1. A labour of love! So beautiful. I'm sure she will treasure it. Thank you for the 'how to'.


  2. Shazam!

    This is the coolest thing I have seen since your "Pop Up Box".

    I am in awe of your talent.


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