How to Make Stationery


Matching Stationery Set

This creative paper craft is a great way to encourage your kids to send out those "thank you" notes after birthday parties or holidays. Of course, coordinating cards and envelopes can be used for any occasion, like just saying "hi" to faraway friends.

What You'll Need:

  • Envelopes
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Ruled writing paper
  • Craft glue
  • Markers

How to Make a Matching Stationery Set:

To make your own stationery, you can use plain envelopes or make your own.

Step 1: To make the notecards, cut and fold over a piece of construction paper, making sure it will fit inside the envelope.

Step 2: Unfold the construction-paper notecard. Cut a piece of writing paper to fit inside the notecard, and glue it in place. Repeat this procedure to make a set of notecards.

Step 3: Use markers to decorate each notecard. Draw a simple design, such as a series of stripes, curvy lines, or polka dots. Or cut a rippled edge at the bottom of each notecard so a bit of the writing paper shows. This gives the card a lacy look.

Step 4: Draw a matching design on the envelopes, leaving room for the stamp, the address, and your return address.

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ABOUT THE CRAFTERS

Handmade Leaf and Twig Diary by contributing designers Sharon Broutzas, Rice Freeman-Zachery, Connie Matricardi, Susan Milord, Lynnette Schuepbach, Kim Solga, and Florence Temko Magazine Page Envelopes by Lisa Lerner and Kersten HamiltonOne-of-a-Kind Envelope and Greeting Card by contributing designers Sharon Broutzas, Rice Freeman-Zachery, Connie Matricardi, Susan Milord, Lynnette Schuepbach, Kim Solga, and Florence Temko

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