Start by cutting your cardstock to 5.5 by 8.5 inches. I made 5 pieces of stationary but you can make more or less
Next using my Scor-Pal I scored my sheets along the middles at 3.75 inches and 8 Inches. If you don't have a score board, use a ruler and just fold your paper over the ruler.
Punch all corners with a corner punch. Now this is optional but I think it makes your stationary a little more cooler looking!
I am in love with these Streamer Banners from Paper Smooches. It's always a good idea to have classics like these in your stamp collection
Now stamp on the front flap (the one scored at 3.75 inches) make sure you do it the right way! Right after you stamp-sprinkle with fine embossing powder. Do all 5 cards before heating
Now hit them with your heat gun
for those of you who have never embossed this is what it looks like. Embossing is also optional if you don't have the supplies and tools- but it make a very professional look!
Now do your interior sentiment. You can do a thank you stamp or anything generic. I like this Birthday one where you can just circle the date. Stamp and emboss all cards
Now we are going to make some Faux Wax Seals! I am using glitter hot glue stick available at Michaels stores. You can do this on a non stick surface or an old glass plate
I do three full pushes and then swirl around to flatten out (flatter works better going through the sticker maker, so I learned)
After they cool you can just flip them off the tray
Add them into the sticker maker and pull through the other side
There is a little presser bar at the exit of the Xyron Sticker maker, it helps to pull more downward to get the seals through
Then peel off plastic cover and snip to size. Also snip off about 12 inches of twine for each card- so five seals and five twines
Now make a cover holder for the cards. Cut another 5.5 x 8.5 in of cardstock. Score again at 3.75x8- but them score ANOTHER line 1/4 inch in from that on both scores. Go 1/2 in if you have more cards
oops sorry for the blur- but you see what I mean right?
Now wrap it up super pretty! Use more twine and I popped a tag out of cardstock and attached it with a Tim Holtz safety pin. The seals I put in a little wax bag
what a cool gift fpor a friend or teacher!
here is one of the cards from the inside all filled out and ready to give
My name is Denise Hahn I am a professional craft designer for Xyron, Clearsnap, and The Twinery. See more at my blog: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/