Back in September, I went to an amazing two-day scrapbooking event called Ready, Set, Create. One of the teachers, Vicki Boutin, taught a layout class that involved making our own stamps. I absolutely loved it! I decided it would be perfect for our December craft night as it is a busy time of year and this craft is quite relaxing and easy. I created a page of holiday stamps for everyone to use and am really happy with how they turned out. The possibilities are really endless with these. They could be used to decorate wrapping paper, scrapbooks, cards, gift tags, etc. and you could make them for every holiday or you could make generic ones. I also think my boys would love to play with these. And for how affordable this craft is, you could go nuts!
- 9×12 Adhesive Foam Sheet
- 9×12 Thick Foam Sheet
- Stamp Pads (I recommend Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Download your free printable here.
Print it out and color over the backside with a pencil.
Place sheet drawing side up on sticky backed (non-foam) side of foam sheet.
Trace shapes with pencil. When you lift the sheet up the shapes should have transferred onto sticky side of foam.
Cut out shapes.
Remove backing from thin foam and adhere it to the thick foam (thick foam will act as your base).
Cut around the shape leaving a small border.
*Any scratches or marks on the thin foam will show up when stamped. This is great if you want to add details such as stripes on your ornament, but if you want a clean image, be careful.
*If ink gets on the base, just wipe it off with a damp paper towel before stamping
*Stamps clean easily with a damp paper towel when using Tim Holtz distress inks.
To make the night extra festive, with minimal effort, I made hot apple cider in the crockpot and soft ginger cookies. It was a really fun evening and I have been loving using my holiday stamps.