Spotlight On: Stamping

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Yo! This ain’t your Momma’s stamping. hehe

Did you know stamps don’t have to be bought? They can be made of used Styrofoam food containers, erasers and even potatoes! No major purchases to try your hand at stamping.

When you can make your own stamps the sky is the limit on the design. So if you need something custom no worries on searching all over the internet for something that might work. Make it yourself! So not only do you make the gift you can also create the stamp to add a special personal touch.

This first project is made from Styrofoam. Which could be takeout food containers, food packaging trays, etc. Not only are you creating something beautiful but you’re recycling, too. WIN!
Block prints with recycled food packaging by mleak

This project has multiple parts to help build your own castle out of individual stamps.
Castle Building Block Stamps by patty-o-furniture

Here is a bit larger stamp, but oh so adorable! And I love that she used old book pages for printing on.
Baaa! Stamp and Print! by loves2experiment

In the Image Reproductions section of Craftster there are so many tutorials you’re sure to find something to inspire you to try making your own stamps. I predict once you start you will not be able to stop.

So here is something to get you going.
Simple House Stamps by LimeRiot. She created the stamps and even used it on fabric to create this great travel bag. Stamps are not just for paper!

Hope you give stamp making a shot and make sure to share your projects with us here on Craftster.

Thanks for checking out this spotlight. Ideas? Post in the comments and tell me!

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  1. meleriffic says:

    What fun stamps people come up with!

  2. rackycoo says:

    I love the one of a kind look of handcarved stamps. You found some great examples!

  3. MissingWillow says:

    Great article, HSG. I particularly love those sheep cards. 😉

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