What Can You Do With Stamps –

I have been stamping for 25+ years now – my first project, was my daughters’ birth announcements created out of a Disney stamp and cardstock!!!  Such a generic basic project in which ended up making such an impact on my life – in many different ways!  When I started creating – I purchased so many different stamps it wasn’t funny – yet I wasted a lot of money doing that, I didn’t use even half of them.  Now, I look at the stamps I do purchase, and make sure I will use them more than once, in order to make the most out of the purchase I DO make!  I use stamps for:

  • Making cards
  • As accents on scrapbook pages
  • As backgrounds on scrapbook pages
  • With my Creative Paperclay product
  • On my planner pages
  • With my Project Life album

  Cost effective tips – 

  1. Look in the bargain bins for stamps that don’t cost a ton!  I have found wonderful stamps I use from Target, Michael’s and Walmart!  
  2. You can also pick up small squares of ink pads in colors – or basic black and white so you can use on lighter and darker colors also at your local craft stores, or Walmart even!
  3. Have a class from Stampin’ Up or Close to My Heart, you can get hostess credits where you can purchase other stamps and ink pads for your stash!!!
  4. Use scraps of papers from other projects to make one of a kind things!  Whether it is a background for the card, a tag, a smaller card for a gift card, a bookmark even! 
  5. Use punches along with stamps to create various cards!  Whether it you use the stamps for the background and punches for embellishments – or lets say a saying stamp along with themed punches, can make a wonderful birthday card!
  6. If you do not have any stamps, and really can’t afford them – best alternative……use your printer in order to print out sayings you need cards for, and use papers, punches, etc., to create your own style cards!!!
  7. Find a place where you can keep everything card making related – such as card bases, envelopes, tag bases, bookmark bases, background papers that are perfect size for cards, finished card tops but not added to card bases – all in one box (see above)!
  8. Go through your scraps often and put away the papers that you can make wonderful cards with!  Those loud papers – when paired with cardstock, makes amazing cards!    

Since it is World Card Making Day on 10/1/16 – I hope you will join me all weekend long in making fun cards to send out!  I also have classes coming up, which will include the supplies needed to finish things up, as well as a few extras too!!!  More details to follow!!!  

Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme



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