Wednesday, December 10, 2008
simple gifts # 3
Who doesn't enjoy new stationery? Here's a simple way to give a personalized and useful gift with very little effort, but lots of thoughtfulness.
I love using brown paper bags and /or brown craft paper.
1. Cut brown paper to the same size as standard printing paper. A paper-cutter is handy for straight lines.
2. Iron it lightly to take out any wrinkles or rolls.
3. Choose a font and your choice of names or words. Holiday "thank you" notes will be a gift that really gets used. I set up a template for four sections per page and pushed the print button.
4. Cut your note cards to size and tie a ribbon around them. Done! That was quick and don't they look ready for gifting?
Two variations would be to stamp your paper prior to printing (remember to let it dry thoroughly)
or use some clip art that is significant to the recipient.
I plan on making my own envelopes from recycled calendars... here is a great template I'll be using.
Hope you enjoy!
If you'd like to join me in a cup of tea this morning, Melissa of the wonderful Melissa Loves, is doing a little interview with me right here. Have a great day!