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« on: August 29, 2008 04:43:13 PM »

My partner for my last swap wanted some stationary because she'll be going away to school soon.
I've made stationary in the past, but honestly I usually just buy the premade stuff and decorate it Wink
This time I wanted to really make it my own- so I designed a few different kinds for her, right down to making the envelopes.
The envelopes don't seal (not sure how to do that?), but can be taped or what have you Smiley





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This one is a pre-made that's decorated, the real art of it is that I actually carved my own stamp! Smiley I sent her the stamp as part of her package so she could reuse it


These are more pre-made, just decorated:




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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008 06:18:33 PM »

Fun stuff. I bet she loves it.
I saw a recipe once for some stuff to paint on then lick. Myself I'd rather use tape. Hopefully she has a dispenser or a glue stick. I think there are some double stick tapes with a paper strip that would work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008 05:23:39 AM »

Thanks for the ideas!! I had thought of the 2 sided tape, but wasn't sure how it would hold up in shipping
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008 08:38:00 AM »

So pretty! Glue stick will work just fine!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008 12:33:48 PM »

they're all lovely - i'd love to receive a gift like that  Smiley
i'm sure you can buy a lick'n'stick glue for homemade envelopes - can't remember where - maybe qvc ?
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008 03:52:08 PM »

i would love to know how you made that stamp!!
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 I think these look gorgeous! Great color combos, they look great Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008 11:45:59 PM »

They all look fab, love the envelopes. I'd love to send a letter to someone in one of those. Well done!!! How did u carve the stamp?Huh
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008 12:45:36 AM »

Great stationary! Love the envelopes! In case you want to ever make your own lick'n'stick envelopes I make my own adhesive using white vinegar, gelatin (not Jell-o, but plain gelatin from the baking aisle), a bit of Spleda and some vanilla or other extract. I add 4tbsp vinegar in a cup and microwave in short bursts until almost boiling (ideally you'd do it in a pan on the stove, but I don't have the patience!), most recipes call for a ridiculously low amount of gelatin- I add 2.5 to 3 packets, stir in and then add a pinch of Splenda (or regular sugar so it doesn't taste gross) and a couple teaspoons of an extract- I've done vanilla, coconut, mint, and orange before. Let it set up only a bit and paint 2 coats on with a crappy brush. If it buckles your paper a bit, let it dry and hit it with a household iron on medium heat. Viola! Lick, and stick!
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008 04:38:30 AM »

That is awesome, RagnazIdnar! Thank you so much for sharing- I am definitely going to try that!

They all look fab, love the envelopes. I'd love to send a letter to someone in one of those. Well done!!! How did u carve the stamp?Huh

I bought a lineloum block and the carving tools from Michaels Smiley I drew the letter on paper first so I could fix mistakes then transferred it onto the block and carved. Whenever doing letters, make sure you do it in reverse so it stamps right! Cheesy
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