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« on: June 23, 2005 08:45:36 AM »

I want to make my friend a stationery set for college, but I don't know how to adorn the paper. Should I stamp and emboss, just stamp, print a faint graphic, etc? Where should I stamp it? I was thinking maybe in the top center and the lower right corner, but...I don't know.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005 08:52:18 AM »

What exactly are you wanting to put as the image on the stationery? I have been meaning to make some personal stationery for myself as well, and I wanted to buy an embosser with my first initial (M). The kind I want is kind of expensive, but luckily for my husband and I, M is also the initial of our last name, so it can serve "double duty". If I were going to use just one embossed image like the M, I personally would like to put it in the top left corner of the page... maybe one of the other corners *on the right, bottom left just seems weird to me... personal opinion*.

I am into creating formal, fancy style of stationery (I buy my all of my cute stuff in China), but maybe you're looking for something that would suit your friend better. Let me know some more details and I'll try to help. The silk screening section on these forums are also a great place to pick up ideas and tips. Check them out.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005 12:46:44 AM »

you could try each one. variety is the spice of life!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2005 07:32:50 PM »

How about a small stamp repeated across the top and bottom (in contrasting colors?) - or stamped across the bottom with a larger matching/contrasting stamp in the upper left corner? The second option would work nicely with a large initial and a small stamp that illustrates something about the person. Just a couple of ideas! Of course, this would work with a layout that you print out also.

Actually, what would be kind of neat would be a complete matching set with paper, envelopes, maybe some hand-designed pre-stamped postcards, and some "business" cards with your friend's new address/phone no. Then just decorate a box...put in a nice fountain pen...

OK, it sounds like this is a project I'll have to try, too!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2005 08:12:48 PM »

Martha Stewart Living magazine had a really cool article on making stationary from clip art a few months ago- I'm pretty sure it was the first one after she got out of prison.  Sorry I'm not any more help than that but I'm sure getting a hold of the article would be worth your time, even if you weren't using sheep for your clip art.
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