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« on: April 25, 2012 11:40:29 PM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012 03:15:58 AM »

That's a great idea and I'm sure you'll be using that stamp lots- it's very pretty. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012 10:38:39 AM »

That is simple but yet looks so nice Wink
I have a stash of stamps I got from a swap!
With coloured paper and everything, the ideas are endless. Thanks ^^

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012 08:30:13 PM »

how did you make the stamp, really cool!!!
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