Handcrafted Stationery- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

Handcrafted Stationery with Bohemian Romance Papers

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a few tips and ideas on how to create your own personalized stationary items. I know we just came through Christmas, where handmade cards are a big thing, but did you know that Valentine’s Day is the second biggest holiday that people give and receive cards? I decided to get a head start on some romantic style paper items for the holiday of love. The Bohemian Romance papers are a perfect choice if you are going for a softer, romantic feel. I love the light colors and the rich feel of these textured papers! I decided to let the papers be the focal point and then add on some simple embellishments to make this card and bookmark set a personalized pair.

Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole DesignsSUPPLIES USED: 

First, I die cut the flap for the front of my card by running some parchment cardstock through my Sizzix with my die. This die cuts a flap like you see in the photo- perfect for an envelope flap OR you can cut two and have a gate-opening card. I decided here to make it look like my card is an envelope. The flap itself does not really open. The whole front of this card is adhered to a card base of white cardstock, so it completely opens up so you can write a personalized note inside. I love the look of pretty, handcrafted stationary but didn’t want the recipient to have to break the lovely wax seal to open the card, so I came up with an “enFAUXlope” card!

Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

I then adhered my die cut envelope flap onto a piece of the Bohemian Romance paper, cut down to size. Since this is a custom card, I didn’t use any standard card sizes here. The card itself ended up being about 4.5″x6.5″, which fits into this 5″x7″ envelope perfectly! After the die cut flap was adhered, I tied some Jute Cord around the card, and then tied it into a bow before adhering the papers onto my White Cardstock card base.

Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

Next, I decided to add a pretty wax seal to my card front. I used some sealing wax along with a little heart wax stamp to create the seal. I did this on my heat-resistant craft mat, and then after the wax was cooled I was able to easily pick it up and add it to my card with some adhesive. By not adding the wax directly onto my card, I didn’t have to worry about messing up my whole project if I made a mistake! I also tucked a few pieces of fresh greenery behind the seal, adding a unique, natural look to the card.

Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

I wanted to make this card feel like more of a stationary set, so I decided to make a quick, easy bookmark to go along with it. I cut a strip of the same White Cardstock that I used for the card, and then a piece of my parchment cardstock that fits perfectly on top. I embossed some French script onto the parchment with a rubber background stamp I have with gold embossing powder. The gold matches the wax seal and adds a little shine to this project! After my embossing was finished, I adhered the parchment to the cardstock, and punched a hole in the top to tie on some of the Jute Cord. I also fussy cut a few flowers from the Bohemian Romance papers to add to the front of the bookmark. Also, since I had a few stray drips of wax from when I created my seal, I just added them to the centers of the flowers on the bookmark, tying the two paper items together.

Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

As I mentioned earlier, both of these paper craft items fit perfectly inside the Burlap Envelope. This would be a great little gift to give to a special someone on any occasion! Just write a heartfelt note inside and add some other little items as well, like candy, photos, or even some jewelry! Handcrafted Stationary- Bohemian Romance- Marie Nicole Designs

If you are uncomfortable using fresh greenery on your card, you can always die cut flowers to add behind a wax seal, or dry or press some florals before adding them, as well. This way, they will still be stunning but will last much longer!

I hope you have enjoyed this pretty little project today! Making something heartwarming and pretty doesn’t have to be complicated- sometimes the simplest projects turn out just stunning!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

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Marie Nicole is currently a Domestic Engineer and does crafting, DIY, home decor, photography and blogging in her spare time.


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