Stamp It

As soon as I saw these Cat's Life Press stamps I HAD to have them:

Well, as you can see, they are meant for stamping the backs of mini books and other altered items. But why not use them on scrapbook pages?! I especially liked the saying on the bottom half of the mini book stamp. So I decided to use them to create an element of my page, a border.

Since we don't want the words to overwhelm the page use an ink that is slightly darker than your background paper.

Stamp a row of the image and use something to over the “Mini Book” words or unwanted part of the stamp. At first I thought I would use this tag:

…but then I decided to just use my photos to cover the unwanted parts of the stamped images.

Here's my final page, with some extra embellies:


Paper – Basic Grey, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket
Journal Spots & Tags – K & Co, Paper Tales LSS, Cosmo Cricket
Stickers- Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, Crate Paper
Alphas – American Crafts
Ink – Stampin Up!, Colorbox
Pen – EK Success
Rub-Ons – October Afternoon
Stamp – Cat's Life Press

Hope you're inspired to think outside of your stamps' purpose and use them for something different.

Happy Stamping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Stamp It

  1. Love new ways to use items! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on June 14, 2010 at 12:21 am
  2. those are such cute stamps. gotta get me the mini book one!

    Posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm