6 Ways with Snowflakes… Stamps

Well good morning everyone! There is only two weeks left until Christmas. Gulp! It’s time to get moving, you’ve bought some presents, but you still need to wrap them. You’re getting boat loads of cards through the post but you have still to send yours. Well here is a super easy, cheap and quick way to blitz your way through all your Christmas wrapping and greeting needs.

All you need to do to make your own wrapping paper, Christmas cards, gift tags is make a few quick and easy stamps. I know the though of potato stamps may bring you back to when you were in primary school, they can create quite effective, cheap, and quick alternative to making proper rubber or lino stamps. What to get going?

All you need is:

  • Some potatoes. This is a perfect use for those ‘seen better days’ spuds in the bottom of your veg basket
  • A craft knife
  • Marker
  • Stamp pad

To make your snowflake stamps:

  1. Cut your potatoes in half. Each half will be one stamp.
  2. Slowly and gently draw in your image to your potato by tracing the outline with your craft knife
  3. Cut away the potato around your image – about 1/2cm in height
  4. For more complex designs you can draw on your image using a marker. First, using tissue, wipe away excess starch from you potato. Then draw away and trace and cut, as before.
  5. Leave for a few hours for your potato to dry out or if your really impatient, wipe starch from the surface of your potato away and get stamping

You can stamp plain paper or tissue to make wrapping paper, blank cards, scraps of paper for gift tags or envelopes. I got stamp happy with my ornament swap envelopes. Happy stamping!


1 Response to “6 Ways with Snowflakes… Stamps”

  1. 1 Lauri M December 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Love these! I’m loving your blog as well and can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

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