Saturday, October 13, 2007

Stamps and Tags

I got a stamp. This is something that I've been thinking about for a long time. It is a really simple basic stamp that says "this journal was made by....etc" and I want to use it to stamp the last page in the books I make. In the past I have tried actually printing on the last page but putting a sheet of paper through the printer before I start binding the book. That has always worked out fine, but I have never liked the way the paper curls and feels kinda wierd after it goes through my printer - so that one page would always seem like it was different paper than the rest of the book. So I ordered a stamp! I like this low tech device.

I seem to be able to get just about everything I need on Etsy...that's where I got the stamp. I ordered it from the Etsy shop called SweetPaperie and it is a great product. And of course, I purchased a brown ink pad the other day - perfect for all the brown books that I make!

So that will work well as I'm getting all my books ready for the craft sales that are approaching...first one is Oct 26th! In preparation, I also got 200 cute little price tags from AmieHartmanDesigns on Etsy. I don't think I'll actually have 200 books! But it's good to be prepared. Again, lots of brown there too. Hmmmm, what else do I need? I need to devise some creative methods of displaying my books so they aren't just flat on a long boring table...



tulibri said...

Rhonda, as I enjoy your blog very much, I passed on my "Rockin' Girl Blogger" award to you!
Read more here!

Diane said...

Great idea about the stamp. I was planning on doing the very same thing! I am having one made by the English Stamp Co. here in the UK. I think it's a nice finishing touch.

Nice blog too!

Maiko said...

ooh! i've been wanting a stamp as well!! though i was planning on making mine with linoleum :) only prob is that i want a relatively small one, but i'm not sure how to chop up the blocks that i have right now... i may have to either go buy a tiny one or order a custom one from craftpudding! (i like the rubber stamps by sweetpaperie etc, but those linocuts are adorable)

Maiko said...

...and i just checked out craftpudding's stamps again, and though they are indeed adorable, they are eraser stamps like corabelle's XD i believe i will be making mine! haha... but i want both of their hedgehog stamps, they're so cute!

Amie Hartman said...

Hi Rhonda!

Thanks for including a link to me! I was pleasantly surprised to see my shop name! Great looking blog!

Amie Hartman