My friend Jack asked me to make a Christening card for his grandson, Henry Fonder-Kristy. I was stunned as Jack, like most of my friends, is a lawyer and mocks my hobby! Eventually, they all come crawling to us for help, don’t they???
Jack didn't like any of the cards he saw in the stores. So, thinking I would wow him, I asked him if he'd like a card with his GRANDSON'S NAME and Christening date on it. No! "Anyone can type his name, I want a hand stamped card." Poor Jack, that Harvard Law Degree is useless sometimes! He had no idea that he could have both a hand stamped one of kind card and a personalized card. JustRite to the rescue! I'm happy to say that the card was a big hit with Henry’s parents — a keepsake for the scrapbook.
Now the JustRite Letter set (letters that you use to spell out the name or whatever you want to put in the border) has very small letters, so I wondered if: 1. I could actually get it to work and 2. If I'd get a clear image. As you can see, yes on both counts.
Here are a few tips to make using these letters easy:
- Use the tweezers that come with the letters. They make the whole project go much faster.
- Use the letters over a table -- you don't want to lose any of the letters, numbers or other images that come with the set.
- Once in place, ink and stamp on a piece of scrap paper to ensure that all the letters are going in the right direction.
- It is easy to move the letters once they are on the border — just gently slide them around to get perfect placement.
- Don't worry about cleaning these tiny letters. It's a breeze. Just keep stamping off the inked up image on a piece of scrap paper until no ink remains on the letters. If you are a fussy stamper and insist on traditional cleaning, stamp on a damp piece of paper towel until clean. Do not rub on a stamp and scrub or the small letters will come off and possibly get lost.
- Then put away the letters in the nifty storage case.
I keep all my JustRite products in a plastic case on my stamping table. After I made one personalized card I was hooked!
JustRite Small Letter Set and DIY Monogram Stamper Kit with Times New Roman Font
Stampin Up! Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal Cardstock and Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery Markers
Papertrey Ink Spring Moss Classic Grosgrain Ribbon
Memories Black Dye Ink
Spellbinders Nestability Circle and Square Scallop Dies
Buttons from Oriental Trading Company
Waxed Linen Thread
Papertrey Ink Quilter’s Sampler Stamp Set
3/4" Square Punch