Thursday, May 16, 2013

Personalized Stationery the Thrifty Way!

I love pretty stationery....don't you?


I have a bunch of stamping supplies sitting in a box.....
but I never seem to have the time or will power to really do that anymore...


SOMEDAY....MAYBE!!!



And since the advent of:

Email
Texts
Phone calls
Skype
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

There isn't a lot of need to have fancy personalized stationery!
And....certainly, there is NO need to spend a lot of money on such a little used luxury!

Here is a little trick I have learned to have some fancy lady notecards that are fun to use...
....and to give as gifts!

Have you ever looked at the lovely Wedding Stationery Kits at Target and Michaels?
Pretty...Huh?!

Well....even if there is NO wedding in my future...that doesn't mean I can't use this elegant stuff!!!








The Goodwill that I go to often has boxes of Wedding Stationery Kits for cheap!

And, check out the clearance aisle at Michaels....they often have boxes on sale!


Usually under 10 dollars....for lots and lots of stationery to repurpose!












Sometimes the box has been opened....or some pieces are missing...
oh.....such pretty designs.....heavy card stock....lovely envelopes!!!












I buy them and turn them into personalized notecards!



All it takes is some time spent with my word processing software....
Some creative use of monograms....
Or...a favorite quote!

One year we used the folded pocket to hold our Christmas Photo with a printed greeting....
The fancy stickers and ribbon made for a pretty nice greeting card!









When I need a quick baby gift...what could be cuter than notecards personalized with the baby's name?
Mom and Dad have stationery to send thank-you cards...



I love these yellow cards....
so cute for a new baby girl!


No birthday gift on the shelf for a girlfriend...or no time to shop....?
Print out some cards with a monogram.....quick....fun....inexpensive and useful!






One kit I found had a bunch of stickers included....
I printed Holiday Gift Tags on them....classy and very cheap!!!

The Heavy Folders are great for hiding all the "little" coupons and "stuff" on my bulletin board!


Here are a few quotes that I have been saving to use when I get around to it!
Feel free to use them....for your own personalized stationery!

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History!

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.


She who leaves a trail of glitter is rarely forgotten!

Playing dress-up begins at age 5...and never truly ends!

Take My Advice.....I'm Not Using It!

A woman should be two things: Classy and Fabulous!

Style is the perfection of your point of view!

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.


If you don't have anything nice to say, come, sit by me....



So...I challenge you to get creative....
AND
to send some SNAIL Mail once in awhile!

Have a Great Day!
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