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« on: October 18, 2006 10:08:59 PM »

Here is an idea I came up with a few years back for very quick but very professional looking bookmarks using a sheet of stamps from the US Postal Service.

My specific project used the Dr. Seuss stamps that were out a few years ago but I've noticed most sheets of stamps have something similar. 

You see that big section that I've outlined in blue?  Well that peels off the backing the same way the stamps do.  In reality it's kind of a big sticker.  Now here's how easy it is:

1: Peel off the large artwork section (you can do this before you use all the stamps or after; it's not going to effect them in any way)

2: Place the "sticker" onto a piece of cardstock.

3: Trim the cardstock to the size of the sticker.

Try to use a backing that will match the color scheme or design of the front (the sticker).  For example, for the Dr. Seuss bookmark I used a bright yellow cardstock that matched the whimsical nature of his art.  Alas, my brother liked it too much and took it from me at some point.  There was another set of stamps honoring great film directors that I also made into a bookmark.  This too was taken from me, I believe   Cheesy   That's why I don't have any pictures of my own to show.

I also just realized it would be neat to cut out the little fish at the bottom of the set of Dr. Seuss stamps.  Anyway, the point is use everything you can!  Let nothing go to waste!

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006 03:12:53 AM »

lemonbar-great minds think alike Smiley I've also reused the extra bits on the stamp sheet-they are too nice to go to waste. The bookmark idea is a great one too-thanks for posting Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007 11:24:56 AM »

Just found this- nice recommendation. I use the larger sized stamp picture from my book of stamps just like a sticker decoration also. I never thought to buy the sheet to get a deco out of it!!Neat.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007 12:14:08 PM »

Let nothing go to waste!

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