January 14, 2014

DIY Gilded Envelopes

It's the time of year when we write real letter on real paper-for real people. Letter of love, thanks, and gratitude for those we cherish. I had a few packs of cards, but they didn't feel very...special. Nothing makes something feel more special than does gold. Here's an easy way to add a little glam to your stationary!


  • Stamp Pad
  • Pack of Cards or Stationary


  • Lay one open envelope flap on top of another, with a 1/4 in rim of the first envelope exposed. 
    • *Note second envelope will be scrap afterwards. If this is an issue, then use a piece of paper the shape of the envelope flap instead.
  • Lay the exposed edge on the stamp pad and tap down lightly. 
  • Dry before using.

With the method I used I would have had one envelope as scrap because a lot of the flap was covered in gold ink. Instead, I covered the entire flap in gold. It took a bit longer to dry, but it was pretty. Don't you think it adds a little something to that solo pineapple? 

In the end, I had some envelope flaps that were covered, others that had a medium-sized ring and some that were lightly rimmed. I love how each is now different- and special. It's exactly what I was going for- a way for those who received them to know I had taken care with their notes of love. Not bad for the dollar bin at Michael's, right?

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