I totally would have waited and posted these over a few days, but since I'm leaving town and there's only a few more days until Christmas, I wanted to tell you about the presents today... and I felt that it was better to do it in three posts rather than to have one (entirely too long) post.
This is the last post of today and the third installment of easy homemade Christmas presents.
Believe it or not, this gift for my grandma was actually Brian's idea. It's very fitting because she buys me personalized stationery fairly often (every few gifts or so). I love receiving it, and I know she likes to write personal notes too, so it'll be perfect.
I went to American Stationery's website first and was planning on buying something there (that's where she usually gets it for me), and then I completely forgot about it! Over the weekend, Brian and I realized we don't have anything for her... so we headed to a paper store and decided to pick out our own stationery.
We went to Paper Source and picked out an interesting shade of white (kinda blue/silver in the right lighting) and navy envelopes. The paper was on sale.
We spend a little time trying to figure out which stamp to use. The stamp and ink pad cost the most money ( $4.50 for the stamp alone), but it's a B (convenient that Brian's name starts with the same letter) and both the stamp and ink pad can be reused (over and over and over again).
So overall, we spent about $26, which is about even with what we would have spent at American Stationery... but we are saving on shipping costs and we get to reuse part of our purchase.
I'm debating going back and getting a silver or white ink pad and doing the same stamp on the back of each envelope... we'll see. I have a few more days to decide.
Okay, well that's it for the day! I hope you guys got a little something out of all the information I dropped on you. We are really happy with how all three presents came out. If you're in need of a last little present, you should totally try these!
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!