Monday, August 16, 2010

Set of Notelets

by Joanne Wardle

Set of Notelets

I love messing around with distress inks to make backgrounds. Here I made a set of notelets, and envelopes to fit them in. I love how this webbing ribbon creates an interesting mat for the main image, and the ribbon stamps just look so realistic.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • White card : 1 7x5 card blank cut to make 4 3.5x2.5 notelets
    • Squares of white card 1.5”x1.5”
  • Stamps
    • Rubberstamp Avenue, Twigs & Sprigs     ( RS-CS-M026   $9.99)
    • Stampendous, Ribbon Bow Borders     ( STM-SSC-058   $14.99)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • 2” webbed weave, black MA-WQ-10   $0.89/yard)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives
    • Silicone glue, or other dimensional glue


  • To create background, smear distress ink onto craft sheet

  • Spritz with water

  • Spread with finger

  • Dab squares of paper onto ink,

  • Check for desired effect, repeat if necessary,and leave to dry

  • Cut notelets from 7x5 card blank as shown

  • Cut 2” pieces from webbing ribbon

  • Overstamp backgrounds with twigs and sprigs stamps. Stamp ribbon border onto notelet and mount image on webbing ribbon.

  • Create an envelope as shown, by folding paper around notelet and trimming to shape

  • Repeat for other 3 notelets


  1. How gorgeous are these?
    I love them:Dxxx

  2. These are just beautiful - I have never seen that sort of webbing ribbon before - so will keep an eye open for it.

    Love how you have made envelopes to fit too

  3. very striking. must get some of that webbing ribbon.

  4. the link for the webbing ribbon isn't the right page (probably my fault) the correct link is
    about 2/3 of the way down the page.

  5. These are smashing. I'm with the others that webbing ribbon is a must have. Annette

  6. Great tutorial and beautiful cards!

  7. These are really nice...and the webbing behind...tooo neat looking...I think I "need" to go on a search for some....gotta send my posse out looking..........
    Thanks for the tutorial too.
    Cynthia Schelzig

  8. the background (gotta try that) and the webbing ribbon is so cool:)

  9. These are fab little notelets and I really like that webbing ribbon... like everyone else!!