Special Stationery
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Dress up some plain white paper and envelopes and make a thoughtful gift of stationery.WHAT TO DO:

1. Cut the paper in half so you have 2 sheets (each 8 1/2 X 5 1/2)

2. Stamp a design or two on the right side of your sheet. In the upper or lower corner, or up the whole side.

3. Stamp a design in the bottom left corner of your envelope, and one on the back.

4. Color in the designs with crayons, colored pencils or markers.

5. Fold your paper in thirds with the design showing.

6. We generally make 10 sheets of paper and ten envelopes.

7. Then stack your folded stationary and put it on top of the stack of envelopes

8. Cut a piece of ribbon or yarn and tie it around the stack stationary.

8 1/2" X 11" copy paper cut in half
Standard no. 6 3/4 white envelopes (they're 3 5/8 X 6 1/2)
Rubber Stamp or 2 with simple design
Rubber Stamp Ink we always use black or brown
Crayons, Colored Pencils or Markers
Ribbon or Yarn
Add stamps on the envelopes so the gift getter doesn't have to hunt for stamps.
For someone the kids want to hear from often, have them fill in their address on the envelopes.
No Rubber Stamps? Have the kids draw a simple freehand design in the top or bottom corner of each paper, and on the front of the envelope. (simple things like a happy face or heart)
Make fancy monogrammed stationery by drawing a fancy initial (of their first name) in the upper right corner.

Extra Paper and Envelopes
Another use for those rubber stamps and stamp pads you have laying around.
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