Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Personalized Stationery & A Giveaway

Even though email is quick and easy and international cell phone calling plans make it simple to call anyone anytime, I still enjoy sending and receiving "real" mail. I have several friends who also still send mail, so when I saw the Personalized Stationery project during the Giving Well workshop, I knew I would have to make a few sets.

The first step was to create the stationery by printing one of the files provided in the workshop, cutting the papers, and then adding some stamping. For this first set, I simply stamped the letter "B" for my friend Becky and rounded the corners to give the stationery a personalized touch.


Then I customized the envelopes to match by using two stamps from my collection.

All together this set contained 10 pieces of stationery and ten envelopes.


Which I then tied up with a pretty bow and completed with a monogram circle tag.


Such a simple gift to make, yet so much fun because it can be personalized for each individual. Here's a set I  made for another friend.

I especially love the fact that one of the stamps I used for this set (the snail with the heart) was a gift from this particular friend!


And now it's time for another giveaway during this Season of Giving. I'll be creating a set of personalized stationery for one commenter on today's post. Please leave a comment telling me about the last piece of "real" mail you received (and I don't mean bills or catalogues!). I'll announce the winner in a few days, so be sure to check back.

13 comments:

helena said...

Melissa they are beautiful. I've received several christmas cards this past week and before that my last real mail was a hand-made thank you note from a friend who visited recently

scrappyjacky said...

These are lovely,Melissa....my last piece of real mail was a letter received in a christmas card last week....I love real mail.

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful gift idea Melissa! You've been busy with lots of fun goodies! I gave Andes Mint Cookies to some of our church friends today!!

Sian said...

These are really lovely Melissa. I have already received some Christmas cards with personal messages inside - do they count? Oh, and I got a lovely card and photo from a small friend on Saturday. Loved getting that.

humel said...

Melissa, these are gorgeous :)

Yesterday I received a special package from Australia - exciting!

Amy said...

Melisa, I have to say, these are all just lovely.
I have had some lovely Christmas cards arrive in the mail over the last week, they make an extremely pleasant change to bills and bank statements!

Ellyn said...

how pretty are those?? I love sending notes in the real mail! I too have received several Christmas cards with notes this past week, and a package with a mini quilt in it from Australia. Love mail!

Beverly said...

The stationary is so pretty! I received a letter from an older couple we are friends with. They recently had a 60th anniversary party and enclosed photos of us with them at the party with the letter.

Karen said...

I've received several lovely, hand-made Christmas cards and notes in the last week! LOVE them all!

Alison said...

These are fab Melissa...like the others, I have received a goodly number of Christmas cards this week
Alison xx

Cheri said...

Such beautiful sets Melissa! I was totally uninspired by Giving Well this year - guess I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. And it's funny, but ANY real mail I get comes from blog friends! (okay, christmas cards excepted).

Tammy said...

Oh, these are lovely! I love how personalized you can make them. Such a special gift. I love to get snail mail too - though I don't take as much time to create it myself as I should. Something to work on! :)

Ginger said...

Those are beautiful gift ideas Melissa! I love how you personalized them :)