I’m proud to say that I’m a snail-mail girl. The odd handwritten note that arrives in my mailbox – from save-the-dates to “how’s that eyeliner working out for you?” from the nice girl at Bobbi Brown – incites excitement. I’m constantly on the lookout for fun stationery, thank-you notes, and the like, so when I discovered $2 blank notecards at the craft store, I was pretty pumped. Handwritten and handmade letters? Grandma will be so proud. Here’s how you do it:
What you’ll need:
- Blank notecards and envelopes
- Paint (I used Artist’s Loft acrylic paint in magenta)
- Stamp (any letter or design you prefer – I opted for a cursive “J”)
- Masking tape
How to do it:
- Prepare a surface with newspaper.
- Squeeze a dollop of paint onto the paper.
- Using a small paintbrush, paint the rubber side of the stamp (the water-based acrylic paint will easily wash off when you’re finished).
- Gently press the stamp onto the notecard and let it dry.
- Cut a piece of wide masking tape, about 3 – 3.5 inches long.
- Stick the tape on the envelope where you would like the address box to be.
- Use another small piece of tape for the corner where the stamp will go.
- Dip the sponge into the paint and lightly dab the envelope, covering it completely.
- After 4 – 5 minutes, gently (so not to tear the envelope) remove the tape.
By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer
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