Friday, September 3, 2010

Create: Stationary by Envelope

Have you ever stopped and looked at the designs inside your security envelopes?  Aren't they awesome?  They are all different kinds and colors and types, all to make sure that your personal information is not seen by anyone who isn't supposed to see it.

I received an envelope the other day, as I was contemplating my lack of stationary, that had a wood grain design.  Now, I seriously thought about going to a store and buying stationary because it's thicker than the printer paper I have.  But I decided that I should take that pretty wood grain and make use of it.

So I made stationary.

For the top sheet, I used the flap portion of the envelope on top and the same angle for the bottom.  So it looks like the top 'arrow' is going to descend and fit into the bottom.  Like Tetris.

The second sheet has wood grain around all four sides.  I like how it looks like the writing will be in a frame. 

Once I had my design cut out, I used my handy dandy glue stick and stuck them in place.  Then a quick visit to the copy machine gave me a stack of stationary to use with my pen pal. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. What a cool design! I love stationery in general and all the little details that make a personal note even more special!

  2. Thank you!

    I'm always having to be dragged out of the stationary aisle.