Monday, June 23, 2008

Personal Stationary Set

Today is day one with our Guest Blogger, Jen del Muro. Please click on any of the pics for a closer look at the details. Enjoy and make sure you leave Jen some comments today.

For today, I stuck with my original idea of doing personal stationary. Yes, it’s obvious, but it’s also something that I would consider a luxury. I love going to stationary stores and just oogling at all their monogrammed stationary. Then, I do a slight cringe at paying $2.50 per small flat note, especially when I know that I could make just about all of their products myself. So I did! The picture above is the little ensemble that I created.!


I am one of those people that always needs something to write on. Whether it’s at my desk or when I am on the go, I always have to have my little journal with me. Why not make it a little fancier than just your average journal? This is a 4”x6” journal that I picked up at Wal-Mart for under a dollar. Along with the JustRite monogram stamp, I dressed it up with paper from American Crafts, Swarovski crystals and May Arts ribbon. In just a few minutes, and with about $4, I made a plain jane journal into an extra special journal.


The basic layout for this next project came from a high end stationary store product. It is essentially like a desktop calendar on a smaller scale…and it’s stationary. The measurements for the base of this project are 5.5” x 6.75”, and the measurements for the actually pieces of stationary are 4.25” x 5.5”. The pieces of stationary paper are tucked into the corners which were created by cutting two 1 3/8” squares in half, and adhering just the edges of those triangles to the base. Like the journal, I used American Crafts paper, Swarovski crystals and May Arts ribbon to compliment the monogram stamp on the paper.


As I noted yesterday, I brainstormed and created several different types of projects for the week. Tomorrow I will have another ensemble, but it won’t be anything close to personal stationary. See you then!

Jen del Muro
JustRite Guest Blogger



Supply List:
Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Large Times New Roman Alphabet, Damask Borders For Large Monogram Stamper, Desk Of/Library Of/Kitchen Of Borders (JustRite Stampers)
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!); DP from American Crafts
Other: Crystals (Swarovski), Ribbon (May Arts), Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Photo Corner Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Round Tab Punch (Stampin’ Up),

10 comments:

Patsy said...

Gorgeous!! What a neat gift set.

Diana said...

I agree, why buy when you can make. Your set is beautiful

s00zy66 said...

Very nice, Jen! WTG!

Jen W said...

oohh very nice and classy looking! I'm sure these look way better than at the store! These are beautiful!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Great ensemble, Jen! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve...

Kathy McDonald said...

Jen, your work always amazes me! This set is just stunning. I will be checking in all week to see what other creative masterpieces you have for us!

Julee from Verve said...

Wow Jen! This is pure creative genius. I love stationary too, and yours looks better than anything I've seen in stores lately. :)

corinnesomerville said...

I absolutely love the monogramming on your stationary set !!! Gorgeous !!!

Sharon said...

What great ideas to make for self and as gifts!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beyond gorgeous! Love the paper/colors. Great set!