Finding your Rubber Stamp Inspiration
By Lauren Koutavas
With all of the fun rubber stamps that are out there these days, it’s hard not to own, or want to own at least a few. A comment I’ve heard from many customers in the store goes something like: “I love these rubber stamps, but I don’t know what I would do with them!” The answer is that the possibilities are endless, really. In this blog, I highlight some fun ideas to do with the rubber stamps you already have, or rubber stamp sets available at our store, such as our Yellow Owl Stamps or Cavallini Rubber Stamps.
Wrap it up -Choose one, two, or a whole set of stamps that fit the occasion you are gifting for, and simply stamp plain kraft paper in a repeating pattern all over, or maybe just once. This is an easy way to give your gift a handmade touch, without taking much time or money! If you want to go beyond the solid color stamp, you could always hand color in the stamps to add to the presentation.
Label it– During big events or holidays where a lot of gifts are given, maybe you don’t want to go to the trouble of personalizing all of your wrapping paper. A great way to add a personalized touch is to stamp your gift tags. It gives your gifts a unique flare without going overboard.
Say It– Writing Stationery– Do you find yourself ever needing to write a friend a short note, but don’t want to use anything formal? If a piece of scrap paper doesn’t quite cut it, try taking a stack of plain, flat cardstock and choose one small rubber stamp. Stamp 10-20 cards at a time so you have them on hand. Your friends and family will love receiving these hand stamped notes, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy making them! Easy-Peasy. For added touch, stamp the envelope flap to match the cards.
As always, we love to see what you, our friends, are making with your two hands. Like us on Facebook and send your ideas and completed projects to us so that we can share them with our community. Visit our website and check out our wonderful selection of rubber stamp sets and ink pads for sale at twohandspaperie.com.