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Stamping on Fabric

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Stamping on Fabric

Stamping on to fabric produces a really great effect and is a great way of adding a personal touch and a bit of detail to something that might otherwise seem plain.  It’s also a lot of fun to do. But what sort of things can you make? The possibilities are endless but here’s a few ideas: Tableware – you could brighten up a table cloth, linen placemats, napkins or even make some napkin rings. (At for Christmas you could even make reuseable crackers!) Wrapping paper – inspired by the Japanese Furoshiki, reuseable fabric wrapping paper is becoming increasingly popular. Summer...

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3 Unexpected Stamps you can Personalise!

3 Unexpected Stamps you can Personalise!

One of the best bits of making one-off stamps for people is finding out some of the stories that go with them.  I’ve made letter sign-off stamps for those that want to send personal cards but struggle to hold the pen to sign them all and PADI Scuba-diving log book stamps for those getting ready to dive in beautiful and exotic places, and business logos for small business wanting to make a big impact. And in this spirit I thought I’d highlight 3 of my favourite stamps that you might not have thought about or realised I could personalise for...

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Planning With Stamps

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Planning With Stamps

If one of your intentions for this year is to be more organised or more thoughtful about looking after yourself and/or your business, then one great way of doing that on your own terms is by tailoring a planner to suit you.  Bullet Journaling is a trendy term for one approach, but more generally adapting a journal/notebook to becoming a planner for you is great fun and can be a really effective tool too.

And guess what can help you make those planner pages look and function beautifully for you. Yup, stamps (obviously!)!  And to give you a few ideas and help you out here are some tips!

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Step by Step - the process of making your personalised stamp order

Step by Step - the process of making your personalised stamp order

  There are two questions that I am most commonly asked when it comes to making a stamp. The first is 'can you make me a stamp from my image?' and the answer is mostly yes. The second is 'How long does it take?' so I thought I'd explain the process and why I make in batches. When someone sends me their artwork I check it to make sure that it converts nicely to the black and white format I need and that it will be scalable to the size of stamp they want. I then make it into a...

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10 ways to use a stamp in your small business

10 ways to use a stamp in your small business

1. Logo stamp - Probably the most obvious but you can make a stamp from your logo to make it easy to brand your packaging and documents. But a logo stamp can also be used for wrapping paper, swing tags and business cards. Photo courtesy of Il Fuoco pizza. 2. Asking people to share their product online.  You can stamp this on a packing note or the back of a swing ticket with a custom brand hashtag and your social media name. 3. Saying thank you. It's easy to stamp a little thank you on your very boring packing note....

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