Rubber stamps were a big trend in crafting a while ago and many of us ended up with some of these. I had heaps! So of the designs didn't age so well and I donated those but others I still love! I thought this would be a good time to get them out and make a few goodies.
There are just so many things you can use them for. Lets brainstorm as we should put them back into use!
First of all I made a pile of gift tags. These are always useful and also double as food labels.
My favourite stamps are crowns and chandeliers. The addition of just a few dobs of sparkly glitter (stick on dots or glitter glue) makes a difference!
I am thinking stamping plain wrapping paper or delicate issue paper would be gorgeous. Also something the kids could do. A stamp in the corner of a paper napkin for a party... goodie bags and gift bags.
I stamped a pile of little white paper bags to use as treat bags for cooking gifts.
For a party you could have a theme... I am thinking I need to get myself a ballerina stamp...
Stamping works on fabric too. You can make gorgeous ribbon just from torn strips of pretty florals or calico...
Of course you can stamp regular cards and envelopes, invitations etc.
Barb gave me these beautiful stamps. I LOVE pretty envelopes. The front of these look so pretty! You could do seed packets, envelopes to give cash or gift cards, wedding stationary, shopping lists,
I am working on making sets of recipe cards. I really like recipe cards but I have just started on these with stamps Barb also sent me!
When I complete this project I will show how it turns out.
I would quite like to find stamps with herbs and medical bottles and write up the uses for essential oils and remedies for my medical cabinet. Something to look out for.
Another possibility would be to stamp plain stickers to add to jars, bottles and baked goods.
My stamps will be out few a few days yet. Today I am off to see Hilde and shop the southern area fruit and veg shops and op shops. Also Aldi! So I have a big day.
If you have uses for rubber stamps please share as I love it when everything old is new again and we can use what we have maybe in a new way!
Thank you Barb for giving me beautiful stamps... they are just right, the birds and birdcages are gorgeous and the mixmaster and cooking things are perfect for recipe cards and I thought if I get a plain hard cover book I would stamp the pages in the corners and create a cooking book or journal.
I hope your week is going well! See you on Friday! xxx