Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

Hello! I made some fruit gift boxes and bunting ages ago and thought the design could be transferred to these note cards. The note cards are pretty cool and fold up in the same way the heart notes do.

Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

I’m in love with the triangular envelopes so watch out for a related post soon!

Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

If you fancy having a go them the templates are at the foot of the post as usual. Long live snail mail! Yay!

Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

TEMPLATES
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+ Strawberry Note Card
+ Watermelon Note Card
+ Note Card Liner – Pink
+ Note Card Liner – Green
+ Note Card Envelope

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality printer paper (white)
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Glue
+ Pointy object for scoring

INSTRUCTIONS
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1. Print out the templates. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.

2. You will need to score 3 lines on each circular template using a ruler and pointy object. Cut around the template using a pair of scissors. Then make a valley fold across the vertical line (indicated by red scoring marks) and two mountain folds across the diagonal lines (indicated by black scoring marks).

3. Repeat step 2 for the note card liner. slot the liner into the card – you can glue it in place if you wish.

4. Make your envelope and pop your hand written note inside.


 

Made by Joel // Crafty envy #10

Hello all! Please excuse the tumbleweeds that have been blowing through this blog lately. Life keeps getting in the way!

It’s the Easter holidays in the UK and like most parents I’m scratching around trying to find something for my kids to do. If you need some inpiration then have a look at Made by Joel. It’s jam packed full of ideas.

Check out this beautifully simple Branch Trees playset.

by Made by Joel

Print out this Paper City (Paris edition). Perfect for those kids who love to cut and colour. You can see more of Paper City posts here.

by Made by Joel

Good at sewing? You could make this DIY doll diaper with fabric poo!

by Made by Joel

Get your woodwork on and made a Small catapult toy.

by Made by Joel

Addicted yet? If so you can see more in Joel’s book, Made to Play.

Have a wonderful Easter everyone.

Kate ^_^

Click here to see the rest of the posts in the ‘Crafty Envy‘ series.


 

Easter ‘origami bunny’ treat box

Hello! Last year I made some ‘origami bunny’ chocolate bar wrappers and I thought the bunny would look nice on these treat boxes. The design is really minimal and suitable for kids and grown-ups.

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box

If you want to make a real origami bunny then check out this post at howaboutorange.

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box

Are you making anything for Easter? If so do tell!

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box

The sun has finally started shining in the UK after a long, wet winter. I’m already in the mood for summer and have been working on some geometric icosahedron ice creams! Can’t wait to show you them in a week or so. Until then, happy crafting!

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box

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YOU WILL NEED
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// Pastel paper or thin card
// Glue stick or double sided tape
// Scissors
// Something to score your paper with. I use a compass point and metal ruler.
// Treats to fill your box with

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STEP-BY-STEP
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1. Print out the template. Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’.

2. Score and fold along all the lines (see the ‘cutting/scoring plan’ below for more details). Then trim around the solid edge. (TIP: it’s better to score first, then trim otherwise you will cut away all the scoring guides).

3. Fold into box shape and secure tabs with a gluestick or sticky tape.

4. Carefully press the sides of the carton in to create the tetra-pak style top. I trimmed the top edge of the carton with zig-zag scissors.

5. Fill your boxes with treats.

6. Tape the top closed. You can use washi tape, paper-clips, split pins, little pegs or anything else that comes to hand.

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SCORING/CUTTING PLAN
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- Cut along solid lines
- Score and fold along dotted lines

Easter 'origami bunny' treat box


 

Free Fonts #4

I‘ve just stumbled across Filiz Sahin’s website and found lots of really lovely free fonts to download. They are only available as .eps, .ai and .ps files so you will need Illustrator or Photoshop in order to use them. Hopefully they will be available as .ttf files soon!

My favorite is this hand painted font called Mink Type. You can download here. Thanks Filiz!

Free font // Mink Type // Filiz Sahin

Click here to see more of my favorite free fonts.


 

♥ Tumblr!

I have finally opened a Tumblr page. It’s a work in progress so not fully up to date yet.

I would love very much for you to ‘follow’ me. Then I can follow you! (I have ’1′ follower at the moment so it’s a bit lonely over there!!). Happy Saturday.

http://minieco.tumblr.com/

Kate ^_^

MiniEco: A Craft Book

You can read more about my latest book here!

Mini eco book!

Geo-paper totem!! Watermelon bunting Paper gems Stellated dodecahedrons! Watermelon bunting Paper diamonds Mini paper medallions Pencil crayon necklace Envelope templates (C6, C7, C8) // String-tie & standard designs Popup heart card

Click here to see heaps more....

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  • Easy Easter Egg DIY with Sharpies

  • DIY | Naturally Dyed (with beets) Tablecloth for Spring!

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