I used to be a HUGE scrapbooker–back in the 90′s when I was in high school, before it caught the mainstream fever. I subscribed to the magazines, and with my two boys as babies, I have many years “scrapbooked.” I then got into stamping just to add something a little extra to my layouts. I was so excited to hear that the Silhouette machines were promoting a new stamping kit, to make your own stamp!
I’ve been redesigning my packaging for portrait sessions, and it all came together at just the right time. I knew I wanted to create something fun and personal to include in my packaging. Along with images and prints, I wanted to give a little treat to my clients when they get their order. Who doesn’t like a little surprise? I’ve not finalized this plan, but I’m thinking I love the look of this little gift, which is also PERFECT for party favors of any kind. Just think of the possibilities in making your own stamps!
I chose to create the word “JOY!” in a frame, along with a flag banner. Both shapes were one of the 10 exclusive stamp designs in the stamping starter kit, then I chose a font for JOY that worked well for cutting.
I got some colorful candy, put it in a cut bag, and attached my stamped cut out to the outside of the bag.
I included below a little collage of the steps I took. With the Silhouette kit comes a few sheets of the rubber material that sticks to the cutting mat. In the silhouette settings, you cut the mat. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to figure it out, but the step by step process is all in the kit and INCREDIBLY easy, plus Silhouette has some fabulous how-to videos that are very helpful. I was sent a black ink pad in the kit, but I had a hot pink ink pad at home that I used instead.
So if you have a Silhouette machine and would like to make your own stamps, I’ve got a little coupon code you can use today!
To order your own stamping kit for 20% off (until September 13th), CLICK HERE and enter the promo code: KRISTENDUKE
Would you love getting a little treat like this with ordered portraits? Do you love the idea of making your own stamp?