Thursday, November 19, 2009

Handmade Holidays -- Snowflake Notecard Mailers

This beautiful post on A Creative Mint had me thinking about rich shades of purple, lavender, linen, and white. It reminded me of this pad of 50 sheets of cardstock I had picked up on clearance at JoAnn's ($3.17) a long time ago. We put it to good use today!


First, I cut each 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock in half to measure 4 1/4" x 11". This was the perfect size to make notecard mailers! I used my corner rounder on all the corners for a more finished look, and folded each card into thirds.


Emily came to help stamp the cards with white snowflakes....


....and painted on some glitter glue! I think she was showing great restraint here, as she would have loved to cover the entire card with glitter glue. Instead, she painted one edge plus the corners.


I drew some lines for an address, and added a stamp where the postage would go.


When they were completely dry, we wrapped them up with some lavender raffia.


So pretty! Emily is still working on making more of these to send out to some of her friends. If it helps to encourage letter-writing.... I'm all for it!

18 comments:

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

I'm glad you got to use your corner rounder again. When you came home with that thing, it was like a hammer and all you saw were nails. Everything was getting rounded, even the cats!

Wait. That's because they are fat, lazy and eat too much.

Love,
Mark

Christy said...

Those are so pretty! Nice job Emily! I love snowflakes for a design.

Heather said...

How adorable! I don't have any stamping supplies, but these are just too cute!

Heather
My Frugal Family
theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Ivy said...

Those are so pretty. What a great idea. I love all of the gifts you are coming up with.

Nilu said...

Have I mentioned how inspiring your blog is. I love your crafty ideas.

jugglingmotherhood said...

What a great idea! Here is a variation to that concept. I have some stationery where the paper is made exactly the same way as you described, but it is perforated down the two long sides. So when you put the letter together you glue inside the perferated edge. Then when the person receives the letter, they rip the perforated edges on both sides to reveal their letter.

Valerie said...

@jugglingmotherhood -- That is brilliant!!! I could make the perforations with my sewing machine! ****Glee****

Cindy said...

I so love these. That perforated idea is really cool. Who would have thunk?

I am sad though b/c all of my stamps are packed up and ready to be moved to NY and put in storage. I won't see them for a good 6 months. :(

Tom said...

Your blog is great. Very inspiring and giving great ideas. thank you for that!

Biancifiore said...

lovely! congrats to the little artist! kisses

maryanne said...

Beautiful!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Seriously. I love anything with a snowflake on it.

Petula said...

Those are beautiful note cards. I used to love having special stationary like that all over the place and would use it regularly. Now I buy some occasionally and it lasts forever 'cause most of my communication is on the phone or virtually. I do love journals though and saw a great idea in a magazine to make one from recycled paper. Hopefully I'll keep the spark of wanting to create it and make a couple soon. :)

Delilah said...

Those are so pretty! Great job Emily!

jennwa said...

That is a great gift idea. Super cute.

Amanda said...

What a wonderful idea, those are very cute!

krisz said...

This is so pretty!And it is easy to make.Thank you for this post!

tango said...

Adorable! Perfect project we'll make for Aunt Karen who loves purple and snowflakes.

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