DIY Watercolor Stationary

DIY Stationary
DIY Stationary
DIY Stationary

I have a slight obsession with all things stationary related. I’m not allowed to walk past the notebook section. (My own personal rule, haha!) For years I kept looking for the perfect tiny notepaper for sending along thank you notes when I sell paintings. I bought some blank cards that I really like, but it just seemed a bit too much for a quick thank you note. Finally I decided to make my own! (Duh…) I super love them because they are just the right size, are super versatile, match my style perfectly, and are an extremely quick and inexpensive project.

I ran out of cards last week, so I made more today. I thought some of you might like to make your own, so I put together this crazy simple “tutorial”. First, you paint a bunch of randomly shaped circles on some nice, thick paper. (I use watercolor paper, but card stock would do the trick.) Then you add a bit of optional embellishments. I like to draw a dashed line around the paint’s edge. And then cut them out and you are done! Now you have a whole stack of cute little handmade note cards. Punch a hole in one and you’ve got a simple gift tag. Like I said, they’re really versatile. I like to make them in a variety of sizes, and sometimes I’ll get crazy and do heart shaped ones too. I’ve only really ever made these using one color per card, but you could definitely make some really neat ones by mixing colors. Watercolors are fun like that.

Let me know if you make some!

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