Sunday, May 29, 2011

Can't find the perfect stamp or sentiment? Make your own!

I'm sure y'all are aware that there aren't a ton of male-themed scrapping and stamping supplies out there, unless of course you want to spend all of your time crafting for a baby boy. I needed to make a birthday card for my brother and my rubber stamp collection is still quite tiny especially when compared to many of y'all's collections! I had scrap-lifted a photo for my card, but I couldn't find the right sentiment for the front of it.

I went to my trusty book and found this phrase: "A brother is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. Thanks for the memories."

Trusty Microsoft Word to the rescue. I did my best to match the ink to my chosen papers. I formatted the phrase (without the "thanks for the memories") and italicized and bolded (is this a word???) the word Brother. I copied the phrase several times across the page. Then I printed it on cardstock and punched it out with a square punch. Here's a close-up:

A little trimming, inking and embossing later and I had my finished card. Thankfully, this one didn't take me too long! The inside sentiment also came from the same book.

So our lesson for today...don't let yourself be limited by your rubber stamp collection. I assume that you have a computer or you probably wouldn't be here visiting with me...LOL!!! Use the word-processing program in that computer to make your own sentiments for your cards and layouts. You'll be amazed at what you come up with!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

  2. great card with great texture with a great sentiment. It is just a great card.