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Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes

Kraft paper is not only useful for stickers, gift tags, unique gift wrapping and packaging. It’s also a great option for personalized stationary!

You can buy blank sets of kraft paper cards and envelopes that give you the perfect opportunity to customize them for your unique purpose.

They come in a variety of sizes, from full folded cards to small one-sided notecards.

Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes - Kraft Paper Guide

The kraft paper makes it easy to write with all pen types.

Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes - Kraft Paper Guide

Customizing the cards is easily done with hand stamping. Choose your stamp and ink color, and quickly stamp the outside of the card and the outside of the envelope if desired.

If you plan to mail the stationary, skip stamping the outside of the envelope. This is where the mailing address will go.

[We’ve learned this lesson the hard way…]




Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes - Kraft Paper Guide

Put the finishing touch on the back of the card by sealing the envelope and attaching a stamped kraft sticker for added flair!

Kraft Paper Cards and Envelopes - Kraft Paper Guide

These cards and envelopes can be used as stationary by themselves; mailed to loved ones as a Thinking of You note, or even as a Birthday or Christmas card.

They can also be used as part of your gift wrapping – serving as a Thank You note or a place to house gift cards or cash.

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Blank sets of cards and envelopes made of kraft paper offer a versatile option for stationary, Thank You cards, holiday cards and great additions to gift wrap.

They can be hand stamped to in order to customize them, and it’s easy to write a personalized message for any occasion on the blank inside.

Add them to your gift bags or wrapped presents for the perfect custom finishing touch!



Gift Tags Made of Kraft Paper

Gift tags come in all shapes and sizes.

From taking a small square of folded wrapping paper and taping it to the top of a present, to using the pre-made sticker labels with a place to write To/From, there are many quick and easy options.

But many of them aren’t the prettiest of choices.

If you spend a lot of time on your gift wrapping and packaging, you should want your gift tags to be as pretty as the rest of the present. Especially if you are adding paper flowers to your gifts!

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Here is a quick and easy way to make personalized kraft paper gift tags!

1. The best material for a kraft paper gift tag is thin cardboard. If you use paper, it will be flimsy and not very durable.

A medium thickness cardboard works great. Keep an eye out in food packaging and packaging for products coming through the mail. There are often pieces of this thin cardboard incorporated into industrial packaging. A bonus for recycling and reusing existing materials!

Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

2. The next step is to cut the cardboard into squares, rectangles or your desired gift tag shapes.

3. Next, punch a hole in the tag. And then thread some jute twine or bakers twine through the hole. This is what you will use to attach it to your gift box or gift bag.

4. The final step is to hand stamp your kraft paper gift tag with the appropriate stamp and ink color.

Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

6. Lastly, simply attach it to your gift!

Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

You can personalize the gift tags even further by using alphabet stamps to spell out someone’s name. The imperfections of hand stamping single letters add to its charm.



Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

These personalized gift tags have practical yet pretty uses in business as well as for personal gift giving.

By using the Handmade By stamp in the top photo, a branded tag is easy to make for handmade shops selling their creations.

Another use is to have a stamp made with your company’s logo and use it as additional branding for client products, packages or gift baskets.

Still other options include combining kraft paper stickers with gift tags for a unique gift wrap look!

Personalized and pretty kraft paper gift tags are so easy to make. The hard part it not using them on EVERYTHING!


Hand Stamping on Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is simply a strong type of paper. It’s often a shade of brown, is usually made out of recycled materials, and has hundreds if not thousands of uses.

But, like other papers, it usually comes in plain forms.

Plain kraft stickers, blank cards and envelopes, blank boxes and gift bags

One of the BEST ways to customize anything made out of kraft paper is with hand stamping!

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Kraft paper makes a great canvas for stamping with ink pads. There are hundreds of possible ink colors to choose from! There is also something classic about how black ink looks when stamped on the brown kraft pieces though.

By using different types of rubber stamps, the originally plain, blank kraft stickers serve multiple purposes.

They can be used as a Thank You sticker on a gift or business package, or as an address label on boxes or envelopes.

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Blank kraft cards can be stamped with quotes, holiday greetings, names or even just a simple Hello or To: From: message. They are instantly transformed from plain to personalized.

Hand Stamping Kraft Paper - Kraft Paper Guide

There are also sets of alphabet stamps, in a wide variety of font choices, that allow for pure customization when hand stamping kraft paper.

These letter stamps can be used to spell out messages, quotes, or even something as simple as someone’s name on cards, stickers or gift tags.

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These gift tags [above] were made with thin leftover cardboard. By simply cutting them into squares or rectangles, punching a hole in one corner, and threading jute twine or bakers twine through the hole, you have a simple and beautiful kraft paper gift tag.

All that’s needed to personalize it is the perfect stamp and some ink!



Uses vary from gift tags, merchandise tags, message tags, and beyond.

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Hand Stamped Kraft Paper Gift Tags

By incorporating a hand stamped gift tag into your gift wrap, you can transform a gift from blah to gorgeous!

Hand Stamping Kraft Paper - Kraft Paper Guide

The sky is the limit with hand stamping and kraft paper. All you need is a little imagination.

Hand Stamping Kraft Paper - Kraft Paper Guide

An additional idea for businesses is to have a stamp made with your company’s logo.

Then, you can hand stamp blank cards to use in packaging or to mail to your clients, stamp stickers for personalization, stamp your logo onto boxes, bags or other packaging materials, and even branch out and use your stamp on other materials like cloth gift bags or even t-shirts.



The uses can be adapted for personal use as well with party planning, gift giving, and even decorating! Hand stamping can be incorporated into wedding decor using the same techniques above, just altering the stamps that are used.

Happy stamping!

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