How to Make Custom Stationary for a Gift

make your own blank stationery for a gift or for yourself using Xyron Sticker Maker and a Paper Smooches Stamp

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How to Make Custom Stationary for a Gift
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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

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

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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.

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.

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Punch all corners with a corner punch. Now this is optional but I think it makes your stationary a little more cooler looking!

Punch all corners with a corner punch. Now this is optional but I think it makes your stationary a little more cooler looking!

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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

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

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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 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

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Now hit them with your heat gun

Now hit them with your heat gun

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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!

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!

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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 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

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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

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

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I do three full pushes and then swirl around to flatten out (flatter works better going through the sticker maker, so I learned)

I do three full pushes and then swirl around to flatten out (flatter works better going through the sticker maker, so I learned)

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After they cool you can just flip them off the tray

After they cool you can just flip them off the tray

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Add them into the sticker maker and pull through the other side

Add them into the sticker maker and pull through the other side

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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oops sorry for the blur- but you see what I mean right?

oops sorry for the blur- but you see what I mean right?

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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

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

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what a cool gift fpor a friend or teacher!

what a cool gift fpor a friend or teacher!

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here is one of the cards from the inside all filled out and ready to give

here is one of the cards from the inside all filled out and ready to give

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My name is Denise Hahn I am a professional craft designer for Xyron, Clearsnap, and The Twinery. See more at my blog: http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

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/

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