Think of a simple, cute, easy to cut out design. Buy a couple of erasers, a good craft knife and an ink pad. Then think of all the stamping possibilities. Envelopes, name card, napkins, table clothes, thank you cards, save the date cards, favour labels.
Hand made stamps using an eraser, pencil, craft knife and an ink stamp. The stamping possibilities are endless.
Don´t stop at erasers.
Do not be surprised if you fluff your first attempt. Patience and a steady hand is needed. A few practice designs and you will be rewarded with a more polished piece. Back your eraser with a block of wood for a less messy stamping experience. You can buy special carving knifes at hardware stores that will make the job a whole lot more enjoyable should you wish to go a step further.
If anyone did lino cutting at school they will probably remember how satisfying it was. Scooping out soft lino to create a block ready to be printing was so exciting. Well for a creative creature it was.
Stationary is expensive.
If you can sink yourself into making your own using these techniques it will be so rewarding. To get inspiration on card making visit a cool card shop that sells handmade cards and take ideas and tips away with you.