DIY Stationery

I love to send and receive handwritten notes.  It’s a nice and personal way to say thank you, I’m sorry, good job, or I miss you.  Often when I am in a rush, I like to take a breath, pull out a piece of nice stationery, and write a few lines to a friend or family member.   Recently, I noticed that my stash of note cards is getting smaller, and so, I started looking around online for some to purchase.  Then I remembered the note cards in the Blue Willow pattern that I saw on someone’s blog and decided they would be simple to DIY.


Blue Willow notecards

I received a set of Blue Willow dishes from Mr. Right for Christmas and really love the pattern, colors and vibe.  You saw me using them here and here.  All I needed to do was take a good and sharp photo of the part of the pattern that I wanted to feature and then send it to an online printing company.  I upgraded to the best quality of paper and envelopes that they offered and couldn’t be more pleased with the way they turned out.


DIY Stationery 2


The great thing about DIY note cards or stationery is that you can make any design you want even if it is fabric or wallpaper or your grandmother’s china.  Just take a photo of it and follow the directions of the printing company that you choose.


Have fun creating!  Thanks so much for stopping in.


Take care.


Linking to Stone Gable and Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. kathy says

    I love this idea! I have made note cards from other photographs. I just hadn’t thought about making them from photographs of china or fabric patterns. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Sunny C says

    Hey Janette;

    Thank-You so very much for sharing this idea!!!
    You have given me all sorts of endless thoughts of what I am going to use to make my own cards!!!
    Yours are absolutely Beautiful!!!
    I Hope that All of you have a Wonderful Weekend!
    Take Care 🙂