DIY Stamps

I've always wanted to make my own rubber stamps. I even went so far as to buy a kit several years ago, complete with a black light and goo. It didn't work for me.
 I've done some primitive printing using meat trays and wondered if I could use my punches on the styrofoam. Most of the meat and vegetable trays are too thick to pass through the jaws of the punches, but restaurant take-home boxes were thinner and held some promise. Not every punch will work. You need to coax the styrofoam into the punch but they cut easily.
 I happened to have a piece of acrylic so I taped the butterfly to it with double stick tape. Since the butterfly was a bit thin, I stacked two on top of each other.
 Now came the fun part. I loaded up the butterfly with an ink pad and stamped away randomly.
This might even make a nice coloring book type of activity. "Color in all of the openings and don't bother me until you're done. I'm busy blogging".
I also punched out my favorite scalloped circle then debossed it with a table knife.
Perfect for personalizing holiday wrapping paper. Don't you agree?


marie said...

Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing it.

Anita said...

Genius! The impressions look so pretty too!

Saraccino said...

The stamps are really great! Especially the flower like one :)

Gabi said...

This is such a cool idea. I cannot imagine the possibilities, not to mention the money saved on stamps! Thanks for sharing!



AuntLou said...

Very cool! I am reluctant to pay for stamps that will not be used much. Good solution! :)

Nutbird said...

Great idea, can't wait to try it.

Paula said...

That is such a brilliant idea, I have a lot of punches I'd like to "turn" into stamps and this seems easy enough and the results are great. Thanks for sharing. Can I Pin this?

TXMess said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Angie Church said...

love your stamps

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Ali @craftyWImama said...

That is sooo cool!
We're going to have a seriously everything DIY wedding (because it's fun, and to save money), and I will have to remember this! How fun would it be to have coordinating paper punches and matching stamps on things like invitations and programs!

Thanks for sharing!!!! said...

really fabulous i guess i'm just gonna have to get some take out? Great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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A Little Knick Knack said...

Very cute! Fun idea---I could even give the stamps to the kiddos while I'm busy blogging. Ha!

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