Post # 1
I was at Michael’s today and I picked up Martha Stewart’s Custom Stamp Setting Kit (using my 40% off coupon, of course!) I knew it would be perfect for embossing our return address on our invite envelopes and… it almost was.
Turns out that FI and I have too many E’s in our first names — the set comes with 2 capital E’s in the 18pt serif font and I need 3!
Is there anyone out there with this kit who’d be willing to let me borrow an ‘E’? I promise to return it (clean and in one piece) as soon as I finish our envelopes, and I’ll even throw in a little surprise for you as a ‘thank you.’
Send me a PM if you can help me out, I really don’t want to have to buy another kit just to get one more ‘E’. 😀
Post # 3
That is sad…
Sorry, I can’t help, but what about purchasing just another alphabet set? They should be sold separately, and you would probably use it again, i.e., thank you cards, etc.
Post # 4
@noritake22: I’ve been looking, but I haven’t been able to find the type faces sold seperately — major disappointment.
Post # 5
What a bummer, if buying another set is not feasible; honestly I wouldn’t just for an extra “E”.
It’s probably a bit more work but can you make a space for the extra “E” and go back and add it after you have stamped and embossed all the envelopes?
Post # 6
Can you make an “E” out of letters you won’t be using? Using a very fine exacto knife cut off a short horizontal bar from another letter and glue it to an “F”.
ETA Do you have an online craft group where you live? Maybe try posting there, on craigslist, or other wedding boards.
Post # 7
@Lux: That’s exactly what I’m going to do — stamp them all and then go back and fill in the missing E’s. Kind of a pain in the butt, but I love the look of embossing so much that I think it’ll be worth it.
@julies1949: Thanks for the suggestions! If the stamps weren’t so microscopic I’d try altering one with an exacto knife, but as it is, I think I’d end up with bloody fingers!