Give stationary or cards a little extra something special with these adorable DIY embellishments.

By Chelsea McDonnough

Who wouldn't love receiving one of these beautiful DIY watercolor note cards? Liquid Frisket, which can be found at most crafts supply stores, is used to write the greeting on the card. Then watercolor is painted onto the card, which is made out of watercolor paper. The Liquid Frisket creates a barrier so the watercolor can't penetrate the paper. After the paint is dried, the Liquid Frisket is peeled off to reveal the sentiment.

When In Doubt, Add Washi Tape

Washi tape is an amazing, crafty invention. The oftentimes colorful paper tape is a must-have among crafters because it's inexpensive and easy to work with. It also helps that it isn't super sticky, so it's easy to readjust or remove, if needed. You can add strips of washi tape to plain note cards to give them character and pops of color.

Take your envelopes to the next level by adding envelope liners, which give a custom look. Creating the envelope liners is pretty easy once you make your template; using the envelope as the base but removing some space from the sides and bottom so the liner will then fit into the envelopes. After that, all you have to do is trace, cut, and then glue the liner into each envelope.

Image via: Mikkel Paige

DIY Notepad

Did you know that you can make your own notepads? Me neither. These DIY notepads are the perfect gifts for teachers, friends, family, or your favorite list maker because you can personalize them for each recipient. Tie a ribbon around the notepad for simple, yet pretty packaging.


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