How to Make Jane Davenport Die-cut Floral Notelets
I always like to keep a supply of note cards in a pretty box – they are so useful as little hostess gifts when friends ask you round for supper, or as a little extra when a birthday card isn’t quite enough.
The Jane Davenport Sea Flower die is ideal as it can be used for lots of different occasions! My top tip for making them is to use a theme that ties all of the notelets together – either using one die set or stamp and then add different sentiments, just as I have done here. Doing this, ensures they all look like a set, rather than a random assortment of cards.
Top Tip: Keep the note cards flat (this means not using any adhesives such as foam pads), this way they’ll fit neatly into the box.
- Jane Davenport Sea Flower Die Set »
- Hampton Arts Clear Sentiment Stamps »
- American Crafts 12 x 12″ Pastels Cardstock »
- Watercolours 12 x 12″ Paper Pad »
- Sequin Assortment »
- Gold Organdie Ribbon »
- Box Template – please see link below
1. Start by making the base of your cards – I used an assortment of pastel cardstock to create 4 x 4″ card blanks.
2. Die cut seven of the Sea Flowers from black cardstock.
3. Stamp different sentiments onto each card using black ink and the Hampton Arts Celebrate set. Leave to dry, then use a glue pen to adhere the floral die-cut sprays onto the card blank.
4. To keep the notelets safe and sound, create a simple box base and top using the measurements in the attached templates. Cut a piece of the watercolour paper for the top, add then add one of the flower die-cuts followed by a sentiment, finish off with a random placement of sequins.
5. Add an organdie ribbon bow to the side of the box.
5. For an extra-special finishing touch, line your envelopes with watercolour patterned papers; use a pencil to draw a faint line around the top of the envelope onto copy paper, and then cut out using a sharp pair of scissors. Use this as a template when cutting the liners from the watercolour paper.