Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY Personalized Stationary Gifts

So, I posted this lovely gift idea over at delicateConstruction a few weeks ago!
I know it's still a month away, but one of my resolutions for 2012 is to keep it personal.  With my friends, my mom and sisters, my husband, and my kids.  And the best way that I can think of to keep it personal is handwritten notes.

I don't know about you, but like my kids, I love getting fun things in the mail!  So this year, we're going to do more "Thank Yous," "Thinking of Yous," and "Just Because" notes.

And along those lines, I wanted to make some cute little stationary sets for my friends {and myself!!}.

It was so easy to do...and I had everything on hand!

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{Sorry for the poor lighting...trying to take picture at night :)}

You'll need:

Printer Paper {with a decent weight...copy paper is kinda thin for this}
Printer
Envelopes
Photoshop or Picnik or even Word

First, find some super cute fonts.  I like daFont for free downloadable fonts.  I used Channel and Century Gothic.

Using any program, design what you want your header to look like.  I kept mine simple...and it was easy to switch out for my friends!

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I wanted to be able to get two pieces of stationary per sheet of paper, so I cut my pieces in half horizontally giving you a 8" x 5.5" stationary.  The easiest way to print them is to change your paper orientation to landscape and align this all the way to the top left.  Print.  Insert paper to print on the back and print again.  Cut up the center and you're done!

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I added little envelopes and finished with a cute little ribbon.

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Super easy...super cheap...and super cute!

Thanks to Michelle for having me again this week!  And I hope you guys come over and visit me at This Crazy Blessed Life!

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea. I am a stationary freak (in a good way). This set looks great, Sarah.

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