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Project

Hand-Stamped Stationery

Design invitations and thank-you notes using basic, store-bought cards. A notepad makes a nice gift.

Materials

  • Grass, butterfly, and flower rubber stamps
  • Ink pads in assorted colors
  • Blank thank-you notes, cards or notepads

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Place stationery on a large piece of scrap paper. Stamp grass motif across base of stationery, overlapping imprints if necessary. Add flower and butterfly accents. To create envelope seals, stamp rows of perforated stamp paper. Punch out designs, and adhere to envelope with glue stick.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2006

Reviews (19)

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    I would also like to know where I could get the grass stamp.

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    I would also like to know where I could get the grass stamp.

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    Martha Stewart Crafts has a peg stamp starter kit that contains all of these flowers, butterflies and grass. It is really cute!

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    Does anyone know where you can get the grass stamp from?

  • 4 Jun, 2009

    I so enjoy reading the comments, I learn so many new tricks even with the computere...Thanks

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    any ideas where to buy the grass stamp? so cute!

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    I have a mac and I have no problem zooming in, but the problem is that the resolution is not high enough. The more you zoom, the blurrier it gets.

  • 1 Jun, 2009

    You can zoom in on the photos on a PC by pressing Ctrl and the plus-sign (next to backspace) several times in a row. (To shrink back to normal size, press Ctrl and the minus button)

  • 31 May, 2009

    (this first comment never showed up) You don't need to zoom in -- it's easy to duplicate. Just stamp the grass along the bottom of a cart (unflold the card if it's a foldover so you don't get ink on the other flap), resting on the bottom and bleeding off the sides just a little...

  • 31 May, 2009

    For the label on the back, you can just use a sheet of printer labels and cut them out to size after you're done stamping across a row of them. Don't call yourself uncreative; you're just setting yourself up for failure! Like Henry Ford said "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right!"

  • 31 May, 2009

    Do a couple of practice sheets. At some stationery (note the correct spelling -- LOL) stores they sell boxes of blank 4.25x5.5 folded cards. Use a coupon and they aren't too pricey. Note that they have the card on blotter paper because a lot of the stamps might go over the edge of the card...

  • 31 May, 2009

    Things like that usually look good in odd-numbered clusters. Then add a bird or butterfly if you like. In some of these there is a border -- that is probably pre-printed, but you can just use a green marker and a ruler to duplicate it...

  • 31 May, 2009

    You can see they used 2-3 different flower stamps (maybe just two in different size) with colors like white, red, pink -- whatever you like. Just dot it around at the top of some of the grass stems (if your stamp doesn't come with a stem for the flower)...

  • 30 May, 2009

    Loumal, try Hobby Lobby or you can probably find them online.

  • 30 May, 2009

    I totally again with you georgineb1... it would be so nice to see better detail (be able to zoom in).

  • 30 May, 2009

    Where can I get the grass rubber stamp?

  • 30 May, 2009

    What the web site really needs, is the ability for the user to enlarge the photos. I cannot see the detail of the cads - and I have a big monitor.

  • 14 Mar, 2009

    The directions say to use store bought cards, but they can be expensive and it's hard to find plain white ones.

    Gossipgirl, What I do cut a piece of cardstock to 8 1/2-by-5 1/2 inches and fold it in half . It makes a card (4 1/4 X 5 1/2") that fits prefectly to fit into the "invitation" sized envelopes which are a smidge larger....4-3/8 x 5-3/4 inches.

  • 9 Mar, 2009

    I think you should definitely have templates of already made cards, because some of us aren't that creative when it comes to making things like this. I'd really like to have a template of this card.

    -Gossip Girl