DIY: Handcrafted Stationery Desk Tray

March 25, 2014

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask LoveProject-Ranking-FormatNothing has really changed since the days of elementary back-t0-school shopping. I’m still a sucker for office supplies and pretty desk accessories. Only difference now is that I can handcraft most of the goodies that I want. Enter today’s project inspired by these. The original version costs $15 which really isn’t much but compared to the handcrafted version it’s a ton. With just a few tools, you can make these and they’re perfectly sized for A2 notecards.

Let’s go.image-5aDress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask LoveFor the sake of clarity, here’s a look at the assembly process with hot pink as the accent color. Of course, the choice is yours when it comes to color and whether you’d like to add a monogram to the final design.

You’ll want to tuck and glue down all of the flaps to make sure the notecards fit securing inside. I started with the larger top flap….

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

 

…then tucked in the bottom portion as shown. This project is super easy. Gotta love that.

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask LoveInside the stationery tray you can tuck a few handstamped cards. For my notecards, I trimmed a coordinating frame with a craft knife, then stamped my monogram.Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask LoveDress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

Dress up your desk with just a piece of cardstock! Handcrafted Stationery Tray | Damask Love

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11 thoughts on “Handcrafted Stationery Desk Tray”

  1. I mean seriously is there anything you can’t do!?! I simply adore this project and for once I have all supplies needed to recreate this!! Yay! Thanks as always for the inspiration šŸ™‚

  2. Great tutorial I love the stationary box–2 questions–how do you make the envies with the liner and are the notecards white cardstock with a colored mat behind them? oh and where did you get “from the desk of”?

    1. Hi Gail! I saw your question and figured I’d tell you about that stamp set. It’s from Papertrey Ink and the name of the stamp is Simply Stationery. I have it and its a great staple if you love making monogram sets. Hope that helps!

  3. This is cute Amber, but I will have to make it for someone else because it would get lost and crushed on my desk!! HaHa!! Nice tutorial – I love your pictures you must have a killer camera!!!

  4. Hi Amber!! I adore you!!! Just wanted to let you know that I think there’s a typo in the measurements. I made this project tonight, and scoring at 9-1/4 should be changed to 9-1/2. The 1st measurement leaves a 1-1/4 inch flap when it should be an inch. Making it the second time with the score line at 9-1/2 came out PERFECT!! LOVE THIS!!

    1. Hi Carmen! Thank you so so much for letting me know about this typo – and thank you even MORE for being so understanding and supportive! I’ve updated the template with the correct measurement for that last score line so hopefully there wont be any other confusions! Have a great one! Amber

      1. YOU are AWESOME!! I lurk and have tried many of your crafts…you have a natural talent for breaking things down and recreating…I’m in awe of the things you come up with! TY for sharing all of this…I’m a better crafter because of you and the others who selflessly share their talent with the world. Much love!!

  5. Amber, you are so talented. I’m so happy you share it with us and this delightful website. I’ve been trying to decide which of the monogram stamp sets to order from C&S. Hard to justify both right now. Which one is better…? hum………..

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