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Monday, October 11, 2010

Rubber Stamp Gifts | Family Economics

By Cathe

Rubber stamps are such simple and inexpensive gifts that can easily be personalized for the recipients. There are several online stamp services that will customize and create unique stamps for gift giving. You may also be surprised to find a local rubber stamp company or office supply store that can do this as well. Many companies can also take artwork that you supply and size it into a stamp. I have located vintage monograms in clip-art books with the combination of initials of my friends and have ordered them as special gifts.

rubber stampWith some stamp companies, you have the ability to order several of your own designs stamped on one photopolymer sheet and request the sheet be un-cut and un-mounted. This is a great cost saving idea. You then have the ability to cut out the individual embossed images yourself and attach to such things as the bottom of old chess pieces or small wooden craft parts which make great stamp handles, as shown here. Add a small mark to the lower part of the handle indicating the correct position of the bottom of the stamp image as this will be very important for lining up your image when stamping.

Create a beautiful presentation by tying a handled stamp to the top of a package of gift-wrapped blank stationery with a ribbon. Give a custom address stamp to a friend moving into their new home. Before gifting the stamp, you can use it to stamp custom tags, stickers, cards or other items as a part of the final gift. Be certain to clean the ink from the stamp before gifting. You can also wrap the stamp alone or wrap in a gift box with a set of colorful stamp pads that can be purchased at most craft and office supply stores.for decoration or gifts

Custom stamps make such wonderful gifts that can be used so many ways for virtually a lifetime. And, since it’s clearly an ordered gift, the recipient will surely appreciate your time as well as the gesture.

Do you use stamps to decorate gifts or give to friends and family?

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On Saturday, December 11, 2010, Flo wrote

oh my god. i wanted this for a long time and i finally found it!

On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Sue from Georgia wrote

Wonderful post, as always, Cathe! There seems to be no bounds to your creativity and imagination and lucky us that you so freely share your gifts!

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Cathe Holden wrote

Thanks for the great comments everyone! Here is a blog post where I mention and link to my local rubber stamp company that also ships. The link is in the text.">

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Jaime from Bosoton wrote

This is a great idea. Would it be possible to get the name and URL of the company where you can get the photopolymer sheet uncut and unmounted. I have been looking everywhere.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Stephanie wrote

I absolutely love this idea! It would make an awesome gift!

On Monday, October 11, 2010, Jess from Greenville, SC wrote

Do you have a recommendation for a great online stamp store?

On Monday, October 11, 2010, amyg wrote

Beautiful! Thanks for the great idea.

On Monday, October 11, 2010, aimee @ paging supermom wrote

That's an excellent gift idea! Thanks!

On Monday, October 11, 2010, annie h. wrote

I have always wanted to do this, and now you've given me the inspiration :-) Love the idea of using old craft parts and toy pieces for handles, too.


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