I had a Flat Stanley visiting, and I just remembered I needed to send it back with a letter and pictures very soon, but I never found local style stationery to use for the letter!
Here's what I did for last-minute stationery. It can be adapted, and the best part is it is 'print on demand!'
I started off by carving a stamp (you can use any stamp, but I wanted mine to say "Hawai`i," so I made a plumeria blossom:
I used two colors of marker:
And one piece of paper that was slightly thicker than copier paper(folded in half):
and then cut:
(quick note: when I fold paper in half to cut, I usually make sure to crease it both ways, and then to flatten the crease with a bone folder before cutting... this makes it easier to cut on the line if you don't have a straight edge or guilloutine cutter!)
I used my darker color (pink) to ink up the stamp (I went over the entire stamp a few times):
and pressed it in the corner of one half-sheet:
Then, I took the lighter color marker (yellow) to add some contrast to the flower:
I like to use light brush strokes out from the center of the flower:
Ta-da! Ready to write! (with a personal touch)
And, of course, it's simple enough to print as little as you need at any given time, so no spending many hours to make a stack of stationery that will sit around collecting dust!