23 May 2016

Krafty Tips & Tuts - Making Stationery

Hi Everyone!!!  Krafty Girl Alexis here with a really quick tutorial to share with you today.

I love how in today's electronic age with text messages and emails sending snail mail is gaining huge popularity again so today I wanted to share with you how to easily dress up your letters!!! I myself just got a new pen pal in the US and wanted to create some really neat personalized stationery to send to her.

In this tutorial I created two completely different looks. I used a variety of different products. I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamps including The Ocean Background stamp, Treena Twinkles, Buds and Blooms, and Butterfly Dreams! For inks I used Momento Black and several colors of distress ink by Tim Holtz. The paper I used is G. Lalo Verge de France White A5 paper.

For the first letter, I used black in with some of the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps images on the paper. With this you can either continue one of two ways. The first, you can leave as is for the receiver to color in. We all love to color and how cool would that be to color the bottom of your letter!!! The other option is to colour it in yourself. Either way I believe would be beautiful!!!

On this letter I used Black Momento ink, and the stamps I used were The Ocean Background stamp and Treena Twinkles!!!

For my second letter I used Buds and Blooms and Butterfly Dreams. Since the flowers contained solid images I used those with several pink shades of distress ink. I stamped these in the corners varying the color and sizes.

In the picture above I have stamped three flowers in each of two corners. I used Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, and Spun Sugar.

Next I added some leaves using peeled paint Distress Ink. I used both the solid and the lined images to create different looking leaves around the different flowers. 

Next I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to create the little dots around the flowers. I love that this added a bit more color to the paper! :)

Lastly I added some butterflies from Butterfly Dreams to finish off the paper!

Hope you enjoyed today's tute!!!