Monday, December 3, 2012

Personalized Stampin' UP stationary

Happy December to you!!!
As we begin the end of the year 2012, I have looked back and reflected the ba-jillion events that occurred throughout the year and am just amazed at how fast this year went by, especially the month of November.

My year is ending on a very joyous note, however, because my husband and I are receiving our adopted baby very soon and just cannot imagine ending this year any better!

As we contemplated on what to gift the birth-mother and birth-father, I was (naturally) very quick to offer to make the birth-mother something hand-made. So, I did just that and decided to put together a stationary set that includes a matching pen, stamp, ink, and journal (from Wal-mart).

A personalized gift like this, I'm sure, will put a smile on anyone! Plus it's super simple and fast to put together!!! 

  • Cardstock: pool party, very vanilla 
  •  vellum
  • DSP: very vintage (retired)
  • Punches: modern label, 1" square
  • Stamp Set: personalized monogram stamp (pg 147 of catalog), Affection Collection (holiday catalog), you're my type (retired)
  • clear mount stamp case (used or new: 119105)
  •  Non-SU!: paper pad (any office supply store), pen,  

  • Use SU's clear mount stamp case to create your project. 
  • cut a piece of DSP to 10 5/8" x 7", score at 5" then 5 1/2", and decorate as desired
  •  to make the pen holder-piece (reference picture above):
    • cut 2- 1/2" x 4" pieces out of cardstock.
    • mark the outside folding edges of the DSP with a pencil, slightly larger than the pieces you cut out. 
    • Insert the DSP into the clear cover. Cut 2 vertical slits on the top and 2 vertical slits on the bottom
    • Place sticky strip on one end of the CS piece and insert into top slit. Then wrap over pen and adhere other end into opposite slit. Do the same for the bottom CS piece.
  •   use a paper pad that fits into the case, you may need to trim the bottom of the paper pad to fit.  

 I am happy the way it came out and I hope this inspires you to make your own for yourself or as a gift
Let me know what you think!!! I love comments!!!...............



  1. This makes a very cute gift! Very creative. Thanks for posting it and I will probably use the idea.

  2. Awesome Cheryl! You must show me a picture when you make one!