Last week, I made these notecards...
Pretty. But I was already dreaming of having my own stamps made so I could use them on note cards and really call them my own.
Then I remembered that our friend Carla had mentioned that she made her own stamps. Making my own stamps never occurred to me before. Out of curiosity, I researched online. Thanks to pinterest and google, I found this blog post and this blog post. The stamp-making video and eraser stamp tutorial were really helpful. Both posts seemed easy to follow. I got so excited and when I got the chance to go to the bookstore, I got myself the essential tools.
Today, I finally got to play with my new toys! This is my first stamp:
|A peppermint! Peppermints are on my paperminties banners, if you hadn't noticed! ; )|
My daughter watched me make my first stamp and she enjoyed trying it out as well.
Then, I got really excited and ended up making more.
I was not satisfied with the colors of the store-bought stamp pads so I followed the instructions on this post to make my own.
|Homemade Ink Pads|
I will definitely post to show photos of the note cards when I've finally made some out of these handmade, homemade stamps!