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« on: February 26, 2010 06:12:30 AM »



i've been getting through quite a lot of sewing cotton lately and as i hate to throw anything out i had these spools waiting to be recycled.



i sell buttons and vintage haberdashery online and i like to decorate my packages - i had made some button stamps with foam and stuck them onto my ink pad lids but when i inked 'em up the edges of the lids printed too which annoyed me - so i needed a round base for my stamp - aha a use for my empty cotton reels at last!



so here's how i made the stamp
i cut out some circles of self adhesive funky foam with my sizzix machine
i tried doing it by hand but i couldn't cut the foam neatly, then i made the button holes with my leather punch



then cut a disc of cardboard smaller than your "button" {this is because of the hole in the spool - the first stamp didn't have this step and didn't print evenly} stick to back of your "button".



stick your "button" on to your spool



ink it up and stamp away to your hearts content!



i've made a few so i can have different colours without having to clean the stamp in between printing sessions, to clean the stamps i use baby-wipes.



so there you go easy peasy five minute crafting and recycling too!

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010 06:16:44 AM »

How clever and great way to recycle!

I am sure that this idea can be used for a lot of different designs!

Very cute way to decorate and to promote yourself!

Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010 06:18:48 AM »

What a great idea! I may use this in the future.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 06:32:24 AM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 06:36:51 AM »

So smart! How exciting to get a package like that.....it is all in the details!
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010 07:16:59 AM »

a very clever idea!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010 07:17:13 AM »

Now you've posted that, it seems logical to use them for stamp handles. Brilliant idea Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010 07:24:13 AM »

Ingenious!!  Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010 08:13:19 AM »

Wow!  So simple but so clever! Definitely making some of these!
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010 08:38:48 AM »

~I love it, what a great idea Cheesy
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