Our designers really outdid themselves this month with the July stamp sets. While looking through these musical instruments and Japanese flowers, all I could think was, “How pretty are these? I wish I could take them with me everywhere!” And then it dawned on me. Maybe I could bring them everywhere.
Like most TechSmithies, I love technology. I couldn’t live without my smart phone, and I’m constantly updating something on one of what seems like millions of digital platforms. But sometimes there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned piece of paper to jot down notes or write a quick letter to a friend.
Creating your own stationery is a great way to put a personal touch on a normally plain activity. Who wants to take notes on college ruled loose leaf? Not me, that’s for sure. Plus, stationery always makes a great gift.
How To Do It Yourself
Trust me when I tell you, I am definitely not a designer. To make these two stationery examples, all I did was play around with this month’s stamps until I found a layout I liked. Here’s a quick run-through of the steps:
- Download this month’s Snagit stamps, or really any stamps!
- Figure out what size stationery you’d like to print. I found a pretty inexpensive package of 5.5” x 8.5” notes at zazzle.com.
- Open the Snagit editor and create a blank canvas, sizing it to fit your stationery requirements.
- Change your resolution to 300 dpi, the minimum for print documents. In Snagit 11, you can change your resolution by going to the image tab > resize > resize image.
- Use your freshly downloaded stamps to create a design you like. I added names to my stationery, but please feel free to do whatever suits your fancy.
- Save your stationery in whatever format your printer requires.
- Send your design to the printer.
- Enjoy taking notes on your brand new stationery!
Please feel free to share any of the awesome stuff you create with the help of these stamps. Share your latest and greatest creations by sending us a tweet @TechSmith or commenting on our Facebook. Or, I’d happily accept a handwritten note on your personalized stationery.
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