Alrighty! I’m back today with another Papertrey Ink post. This time the entire design team is posting lots of fun projects showcasing Santa Stationery, a stamp set for those Santa fans. The stamp set will be available to purchase September 15 at 10pm EST.
For my first project, I made a Nice List Declaration Certificate you can gift to your kids or for that matter anyone to officially get everyone in the holiday spirit. With this stamp set, there are so many options to make it fun or super official.
To get started, I stamped the graph pattern onto white cardstock using fine linen ink. Next, I stamped Santa’s declaration logo and the workshop headquarters images in pure poppy ink. Last, I stamped the certificate information and filled the name in with my typewriter. I matted it on stripe pure poppy patterned paper. Very easy to make, but really gets those Christmas lovers super excited!
I also made an envelope to pair with the certificate.
Using Santa Stationery, I stamped Santa Claus’ return address in true black ink in the upper left corner. I also stamped the candy cane rounded rectangle in the center and added a name (typed using my typewriter). The “sleigh mail” graphic was also stamped in pure poppy ink.
And one last element. I made it official by stamping one of the images into a sealing wax. Now, there’s surely a way to know if anyone tampered with it. Using a sealing wax with the stamps works great. You may have to practice a bit, but the key is to make sure you stamp the image at the right time – not too early (wax will get all over the stamp and you have to clean it off) not too late (the image will not make a great impression). Sorry, but the photo just doesn’t do this technique justice. It’s so beautiful in person.
But wait! Santa Stationery can also be used to make holiday cards. I used the Santa image as a focal point for this card.
I stamped Santa in the center of rustic cream cardstock using classic kraft ink. Next, I die cut a 3.5″ Limitless Layers: Oval from the center of Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper to the card front with foam adhesive. Last, I stamped the sentiment in dark chocolate ink on a Christmas Label die cut from kraft cardstock.
That’s all from me today, but there’s always more to see on these fabulous ladies’ blogs.Nichole Heady Betsy Veldman Cristina Kowalczyk Danielle Flanders Dawn McVey Debbie Olson Erin Lincoln Jessica Witty Maile Belles Melissa Phillips