Libby O here with PSA Essentials! I am thrilled to be back guest blogging for Expressionery!
Personalized stamps are a great way to dress up your correspondence, invitations, bills, and all of your mail. No more writing your address over and over again or icky stickers. PSA Essentials has great designs to choose from.
Did you know that PSA Essentials personalized stamps have interchangeable middles? Peel away the center design and swap it out for a Christmas tree to send for your Christmas cards! In February, swap it out for a heart for Valentines Day. Use a cupcake for a birthday invitation. There’s a middle for EVERY occasion.
Switching up your middle is easy, just watch this video here to see how. PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps: How To Use
These days it seems like parents buy those standard cardboard boxes of cartoon Valentines for their kids’ classmates. Why not do something different as a family this year? You don’t have to make Valentines from scratch to add that extra-special handmade touch.
Here’s a list of supplies you might want for your card crafts:
Cookie cutters to use as stencils
Crayons, markers or pens
Felt or foam from the craft store
Rhinestones or sequins
Glue – hot glue or glue sticks work the fastest
Scissors – one pair of regular scissors, and maybe some specially shaped ones for edges
There are lots of ways to decorate envelopes – don’t try to be perfect, just try to be creative and have fun. If you like to doodle, draw fun designs on the envelopes. Smiley faces and stick figures can go a long way toward saying “I love you.” If you’re not feeling like much of an artist, trace around cookie cutters in different shades of pink, red and purple.
Another fun way to decorate envelopes is to go three-dimensional. Use your cookie cutters as templates to draw shapes on felt or foam, then cut them out and glue several layers together on top of your envelope.
Don’t forget, you can also have fun personalizing Valentines with your trusty custom stamp. Whether you use a heart stamp or something completely unique like a monogram or fun kids stamp, it will help your Valentine stand out.
Valentine Card Decorating
Personalized Valentine’s cards are easy to decorate – glue a ribbon bow on one corner of the card, or use your cookie cutters as stencils to trace light pink hearts all over the inside of the card (after you sign it). You can even buy special scissors from the craft store that have different edges – look in the scrapbooking section and trim the edges of your cards for a special handmade touch.
Get creative with your Valentine cards!
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