Over the Hedge Notelet Box Set

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Recently I shared a set of cards and envelopes, complete with a gift box on social media. I had a request to explain how I made it so here goes – complete with my first ever video.

For this particular notelet set, I used the beautiful ‘Over the Hedge’ collection from Craft Consortium. https://www.craftconsortium.com/

Begin by cutting a piece of paper 10.5″ x 11.5″. Retain the wider band for later.

Score the piece of paper as follows. Along the long edge score at 2.5″. 3.5″. 8″ 9″

Along the short edge. Score at 2″ 3″ 7.5″ 8.5″

Crease each fold well.

Next cut away the areas marked with an X and carefully cut along the lines marked with Vs

I’ll move onto the actual box I’ve made using the glorious Over The Hedge papers from Craft Consortium. Now you can see the basic shape of the box complete with the two cut lines. If you prefer – you can round off the corners with a punch.

Add tape to the flaps as shown. I also added a touch of wet glue to really secure the sides.


You are now ready to construct the box. Pull the sides up and over. Adhere another strip of tape to the front flap to complete the box.

Bear in mind how you want the box to look ( I actually turned my paper at the wrong point which means the paper will be upside down when I finish it). But you’ll remember to turn it the wrong way to make it the right way 😜


To finish the box off create a band (using the spare strip of paper) to wrap around the box. This will keep all the flaps together.


Voila! Your notelet box is ready to hold your 4″x4″ cards and envelopes.


I continued to use the papers to make four 4×4 cards with envelopes. I created the toppers from the back cover of the paper pad. Waste not, want not.

To see how I made this little box with cards: watch my first little video

Maggie Donaldson of Devon Sent Cards I hope this has helped you. Don’t forget to share your own version on the Craft Consortium Network Group.


Much love x Elisabeth x


You can find all the Over the Hedge collection via the Craft Consortium website or your local stockists


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Splash Crafts Christmas

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Luckily, I have been invited onto the Splash Crafts Design team. My first assignment was to make some Christmas cards using the festive Easy Peelys. They are simple to use and very effective.

Using the new Christmas Rose stamps, I stamped a simple background onto kraft card which I gently coloured with white pencil. I then laid one Easy Peely onto another square of kraft card before I centred it onto the stamped images.

Believe it or not. This is the same stamped image. I just coloured it with my Kuretake pens.

This time I cut the stamps out to create a bough for the Easy Peely to nestle into

You can colour on top of the Easy Peelys but give them a chance to dry.

There you go. 4 simple Festive Cards. They can be as quick and simple to make which is great for batch card making.

Head over to the Splash Crafts website for more information


Much love x Elisabeth x

Strawberry Moon Nature Box 01

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Sue Taylor the inspiration behind Craftwork Cards has recently launched a crafting style box full of papers, glitter card, frippery and two sets of stamps. She named it Strawberry Moon – Nature Box (Autumn)

Here are a few of the cards I created with this stylish autumnal collection.

I made the little paper pumpkin by punching out four circles, folding them in half and sticking them back to back.

The background papers match perfectly together and the toadstool stamp makes a great topper.

The pumpkin paper reminded me of Cinderella so I added a golden glitter card shoe (die cut with an old Tonic die) The glitter card cuts perfectly and doesn’t shed either.

I wanted the majestic stag to stand proud in this card so I matched all the embellishments to him. It is a stunning but simple card.

Strawberry Moon is a newly launched venture for Sue. You can find her on Facebook by looking for Strawberry Moon by Sue Taylor.

Much love x Elisabeth x