I love sending letters, little packages and postcards…texting and emails are ok for business but its nice to receive a lovely handwritten letter every now and then. Here is a super easy tutorial for re using and making your own stationery, this is great for using up that stash of old birthday cards, unused postcards and papers or magazine pages.
Things you will need for this project:
Old birthday cards
Mgazines or wrapping paper
Pretty masking tapes
Stamps and ink
Cut your cards down so they are all the same size. (mine are 10cm x 13cm) The cards are going to be taped together to form a concertina style book so you will need around 4 or 5 for each book.
Place them right side up onto a flat surface and leaving a small gap stick the longer edges of each card together with the masking tape.
Cut approx 50cm of string, fold in half and stick with tape to the top card.
When you have taped the cards together they should look something like this…write your message on the blank sides of the book.
You can add some home made tags by using up any spare card left over from the cards, punch a hole at the top and use some stamps to add detail (you could add stickers or write on them if you don’t have stamps).
Once you have written your letters or messages you can tie the book up with the string and add the tag.
Now for the envelopes… using the magazine paper draw two rectangles slightly larger than your card book, add an extra 5 cm on to the top edge of one, cut out like this.
Check your card book will fit inside.
Now sew along three edges, leaving the top edge open (if you don’t have a sewing machine you could tape the edges together).
Add some address labels and tape to the envelopes.
Pop your card book inside the envelope…
…and add some stickers to seal the envelope closed.
You could make a few at a time so you always have a supply when you need them, I also used some vintage wallpaper for an envelope and I’m thinking cute wrapping paper would work too.
Have fun and write lots of letters x
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