Post by Hello!Lucky
Don't let your stationery budget stop you from completing the Write_On challenge. Get creative with DIY cards & envelopes! Nothing makes us happier than creating a fun, fabulous card to send.
Take your own spin off this project and share it with #write_on! We'd love to see what you come up with.
Variations to try: Thanks!!!! Sorry!!! Yaaas!!!! Oops!!!! Wow!!!!
- 8.5” x 11” sheet of white cardstock (we recommend multimedia or hot press watercolor paper - a paper suitable for watercolor)
- Watercolor paints
- Container for water
- Black crayon
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat or magazine
- A7 white envelope
Make your card! Fold a piece of cardstock in half and using a craft knife, ruler and cutting mat or magazine, cut the card down to 5” x 7”, folded.
Using a pencil, draw the word YAY very lightly across the top half of the card. Pro tip: If you are feeling uncertain about your hand-lettering skills, type up your message, using a font you like, to fit in a 5” x 7” space and print it out. Place the type on a window with the front of the card over it and trace the letters onto your card.
With a brush and watercolor paints, paint each letter. Let dry completely.
Using a black crayon, add smiley faces and exclamation points.
Draw a grid pattern on the inside of the envelope with a black crayon cutting off the pattern along the glue line of the envelope to create the illusion of an envelope liner.
The book includes bonus cards, self-mailing letters, and stickers at the back that are inspired by the projects. The projects are simple, utilizing craft supplies you already have, and provide step-by-step instructions to let your creativity flow! Whoever is lucky enough to get your mail is going to be over the moon.
Happy letter-writing...and Write_On!