View Full Version : 50 stamp ideas.

03-05-2008, 03:21 PM
Ok I need to get off this computer and get some work done!

50 ways to use stamps
Submitted by: gg loves Matthew (http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showuser.php?uid/15200/)
1. Use alphabet stamps to make your title on a strip of cardstock
2. cut out the individual letters and pop dot them for an even jazzier title
3. stamp directly on your photos
4. get a personalized stamp with your return address for all your correspondence
5. get a personalized stamp with “handmade by ____” to mark all your creations
6. stamp a small image over and over again to make your own patterned paper
7. try the above with versamark ink for an even subtler background pattern
8. stamp with acrylic paint
9. use a phrase stamp on the inside of a card to make it even more professional-looking
10. stamp lines in versamark as a guide for straight handwritten journaling
11. use an inkpad, without a stamp, directly on your paper to jazz up the edges
12. stamp a flower and add a brad or eyelet for the center
13. use small alphabet stamps to make captions for photos
14. stamp a word on a tag to highlight the theme of your page
15. stamp an image multiple times, color in and cut out the pieces to overlap and form your own paper piecing
16. stamp an image and cut out, then pop dot or use on your page just like a sticker
17. emboss your stamping for extra shine or the 3D effect
18. use one set of stamps throughout an entire minialbum to tie it all together
19. use stamps to decorate the cover of a cloth album so that it coordinates with the theme of the pages inside
20. practice stamping on scrap paper and use the result as a pretty bookmark
21. use wheel stamps for handmade giftwrap
22. use a wheel stamp to make patterned paper
23. use a wheel stamp for a quick and easy border
24. stamp on paperclay and punch a hole in the top to make your own charms
25. stamp on a magnetic sheet and cut out for cute handmade magnets to give as a gift
26. stamp an image in black ink and color it in
27. stamp an image in clear ink and emboss in clear, then rub colored ink over the paper so that you get a reverse image
28. stamp an image in black and use a sponge dipped in ink/pressed on the inkpad to color in the image – looks even better if you *don’t* stay inside the lines
29. stamp in versamark and dab chalk over the top for a softer image
30. you can also try stamping with chalk ink
31. stamp a whole scene and mat it just like a photo
32. overlap stamped images for a collage look
33. use an alphabet stamp to make monogram patterned paper
34. use word stamps to make interesting patterned paper
35. try stamping your title with mismatched or different sizes of alphabet stamps for a funky/ransom note look
36. customize your home décor by stamping on your walls
37. stamp on fabric – aprons, dishtowels, tote bags, swatches for scrapbook pages, etc
38. stamp the sides of a post-it note cube for a cute gift
39. use stamps on your holiday cards – makes it easier to mass produce the same design over and over
40. print business cards or address labels from your computer and stamp an image in the corner to jazz them up
41. stamp off on scrap paper once before stamping so that the image is softer and you can read text through it
42. when making background paper, stamp two or three times before re-inking – you get even more ‘shades’ out of just one color this way
43. use Staz-On ink to stamp on vellum or metal
44. stamp on polyshrink and bake it to make your own plastic charms
45. stamp on bottlecaps for an even jazzier embellishment
46. use a stamped image as the outline for creating a wire shape
47. use a word stamp to stamp on ribbon or twill
48. leave space in printed journaling to stamp a few words so that they stand out
49. used stamps to fill in the smaller squares in a colorblocking page
50. get non-toxic ink and stamp on yourself – makes a cool temporary tattoo! (kids love this one too)


03-05-2008, 03:51 PM
Neat list Clarinda. Thanks!

03-05-2008, 04:48 PM
great list!!!

03-05-2008, 05:27 PM
More gret ideas -thank!s

03-05-2008, 08:37 PM

03-05-2008, 11:27 PM
Tks for the list, great info.

03-06-2008, 11:18 AM
thanks for the info