Thursday 16 May 2013

Double skewer hinged notelets set

This is a project using the double-hinged skewer binding to hold a set of stamped notepaper and envelopes. Another Christmas present for my shelf!

"Notelets Set"

The covers use the "gilding an embossed image" technique, and there are also gilded diecuts cut from black card. I love that vintage frame sepellbinders die and use it a lot. It's perfect for some of these Graphic45 images cut from the 8" x 8" patterned paper pad.

"Stamped Notepaper and Envelopes"

The notepaper and envelopes are held in place with some gold thread secured behind the patterned paper when it was stuck inside the covers.

"Patterned Paper Lining"

The Graphic45 8" x 8" papers are perfect for lining the 5" wide covers. Cut a sheet vertically in half to give two pieces 4" wide and that leaves a one inch border either side to fill up using any of their complementary patterns. I stick mine down with a good smear of PVA and leave to dry.

"Stamped Papers"

My friend Brenda was saying the other day that she wanted an excuse to get her oriental stamps out. It gave me the idea for the notepaper set! Hope to see your stamps get an outing soon Brenda :-)

Graphic 45 8" x 8" paper pad: Birdsong
Papermania Oriental Treasures A4 paper pad
Spellbinders Vintage Frames
Spellbinders Die D-Lites: Floral Border, Bluebells and Lily of the Valley
recycled card packaging
cardstock: black 220gsm, white 160gsm cut into A6 (for stamping - take an A4 sheet, cut in half to make 2 x A5, then cut in half again to make 4 x A6), gold mirri card
black promarker
gold aquamarker
selection of stamps and inks to decorate notepapers and envelopes
C6 white envelopes
gilding waxes: patina, enchanted gold
thick pencil
gold thread
decorative ribbon
adhesives: PVA, Glossy Accents


  1. WOW!!!! Totally stunning Maddy. I love the design and such gorgeous papers you have used.
    The notepaper set you have made is so beautiful too.
    Hugs Sue

  2. Once more you give us a totally surprise - this project is so fantastic that it is really difficult to find the right words.

  3. Wow, I'm missing words, that's a wonderful piece of art.


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