Stamping on Pages

Stamping on Pages

When I began my crafting journey, I was a stamper. Back in 1991 thereabouts, there was a craft show at the local mall, and a vendor was there selling rubber stamps and embossing powder. When she showed me how to emboss, I was hooked. Unfortunately, at the time, there wasn’t much of a selection of stamps. Winnie-the-Pooh? Looney Toons characters? Sure. It was much harder to find lovely art stamps.

When I moved to the Capital Region (yes I live in upstate NY!) I discovered a locally owned store, entirely dedicated to rubber stamping. I was in heaven! But as my addiction progressed, it became harder and harder to give away my creations.

Enter motherhood. Between my desire to keep some pretty creations for my self, and my need to record family stories, scrapbooking became my go-to craft. It was hard for me to figure out how to add stamping to scrapbooking at first, but there are some simple things you can do.

You can create a background patterned paper:

repetitive stamping to create a patterned paper

repetitive stamping to create a patterned paper

You can stamp your title or your journaling:

stamped title and sub-title

stamped title and sub-title

You can create journaling spots:

journaling spot stamps

journaling spot stamps

You can also use your stamps as embellishments as in this:

sand castle stamp embellishment

sand castle stamp embellishment

or this:

fussy cut stamped camera

fussy cut stamped camera

or even this:

stamped and colored border

stamped and colored border

How do you use stamps on your pages? I’d love to see what you do. If you’ve got anything to share, link it up in the comments!

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    • Thanks Kristie! That’s a common journaling technique for me: look at a photo, and just write whatever it inspires.

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