DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

With Mother’s Day right around the corner and a ton of summer birthdays on our calendar, we’ve had DIY gifts on the brain. As you might could guess, we typically prefer to make our friends and family gifts so that we know that they’re both thoughtful and unique. Today, we’ve put together a gorgeous DIY stationery set, perfect for all of those summer occasions that pop up requiring a killer gift. We used a mix black and white patterned paper for the envelopes and added a punchy coral card to make these sets modern and fun! – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step One: First, you’ll need to make your template for the handmade envelopes. We deconstructed one of our favorite sizes (it also fit nicely on an 8.5″ x 11″ inch sheet of paper, so use that as a consideration) and traced it onto card stock. We then cut it out with scissors to use as our tracing guide for the patterned paper.

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step Two: Trace your envelope template onto the backs of your patterned paper (we used our Brushed Floral No.1, Brushed Floral No.2, Brushed Geo No.1 and Brushed Geo No.2) and cut them out with scissors.

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step Three: Fold each side of your envelope inward  to crease. Fold in the two sides (as shown above) and affix double sided tape to the lower fold’s edge. Fold it up to meet the sides and press to adhere. If there are stray pencil lines on the top flap of the envelope, gently erase them with your pencil (see below).

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step Four: Adding an address label will make writing on the patterned envelopes much easier. We found cute black and white labels and stuck them onto the front of each envelope. This also helps all of the patterns come together into a cohesive set. In addition, you’ll need to add scrapbooking tape onto the top flap of the envelope in lieu of the typical gumming you find in commercial envelopes. (So that they can be sealed for mailing)

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step Five: Next, we made our patterned note cards using 2 floral pattern stamps. First we stamped the largest floral stamp (our Daisy Pattern Stamp) randomly across the back of the card. As you can see, we stamped some of the prints off of the edge of the card to give it the look of a pattern repeat.

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Step Six: After the large stamping is done, we filled the rest in with our Small Leaves Pattern Stamp. Again, we stamped some off of the edge. Once we were happy with the clusters and spacing, we set the card aside and repeated Step 5 and 6 on the rest of the note cards.

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

Each card back is a little different which makes the assortment really fun! You can also experiment with different colored cards and ink colors!

DIY Tutorial: Modern Personal Stationery Gift Set

The set is ready to be gifted! Add in some pretty washi tape and some fun postage to complete the gift!

Materials

Patterned Paper (Brushed Floral No.1, Brushed Floral No.2, Brushed Geo No.1, Brushed Geo No.2)

Pattern Stamps (Daisy Pattern, Small Leaf Pattern)

Address Labels

Note Cards cut to fit in your handmade envelope

Card Stock

Double Sided Tape

Scrapbooking Tape

Pencil

Scissors

Washi tape and Postage for gifting

Photography: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 2

I’m back with more from the NYNOW winter 2014 market! Last week I shared the booths from Haptic Lab, Emily McDowell, Alexis Mattox Design, and Loopy Mango, and today I’m diving right back in with more beautiful stationery from the show! This time, I thought I’d start with one of the consistent showstoppers every year – Rifle Paper Co.! This time around you’ll get a peek at new calendars for 2015, lots of new cards and writing sheets, and a special sneak peek at a new collection with Garance Doré (officially launching in March!).

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How gorgeous is this hand drawn gold floral backdrop??

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I always love catching up with the team at Tattly! Their new collection of letterpress printed cards made their trade show debut at the show, along with lots of fun new tattoo designs!

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Yellow Owl Workshop – with another beautiful hand painted booth! – had their brand new stencil kits (so fun for parties!) and lots of new pendant designs, along with tons of great cards, stamp sets, party kits, and carve-a-stamp kits.

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Pei Design and Cardtorial shared a booth at this show – such a great pairing! I’m a big fan of both Pei Design’s modern greeting cards, notebooks, and art prints, and the beautiful wood cards, notebooks, and prints from Cardtorial!

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I’ll be back with more from the NYNOW winter 2014 market tomorrow!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

FN Dish: Calendars for 2014 That Look Good Enough to Eat

For this month’s Oh So Beautiful Paper column on the Food Network’s FN Dish, we’re celebrating the new year with a few of our favorite food-inspired calendars! From beer pairings to pies to 12 glorious months of craft cocktails, we’ve got any foodies out there covered in 2014! Check out the full post right here!

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Clockwise from top: Yours Is The Earth, Belle & Union, Rifle Paper Co., Printerette Press

Seasonal Stationery: 2014 Calendars, Part 6

If you’re like me, you look forward to hanging a brand new calendar (or four) on the wall each January. But in case you’re still searching for your perfect 2014 calendar, I thought I’d help start the new year by pulling together a few more options from the full 2014 calendar round up!

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1. Sesame Letterpress; 2. Pressbound; 3. Prismatic Print Shop; 4. Paper Boat Studios; 5. Linea Carta

More calendar posts right here – or you can check out the full 2014 calendar round up right here!

{images via their respective sources}

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s really starting to feel like winter here in DC, with bare trees and some seriously chilly nights. And Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I have something fun and Thanksgiving-related planned for you all early next week – so don’t forget to check in before traveling to spend the holiday with family! Oh – and definitely don’t forget to enter the holiday giveaway from Minted! But in the meantime…

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Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo