A Personalized Stamp (A Tutorial)

Boo loves writing letters to family and friends. She needed a stamp for all those “hand delivered” love notes. I carved her a personalized “postage” stamp:


For this simple stamp I used a Speedy Cut block and a Speedball linoleum cutting tool:


I cut the Speedy-Cut block in half:


I sketched a simple postage stamp shape and added in Boo’s initials. Make sure to draw your image in reverse!



I used the tool to slowly start carving out my image:



Finished carving:



I tested my stamp to make sure there weren’t any areas that needed more carving:


Now Boo can add her “postage” stamp to all her letters and they look so much more official!


Want to see more? Visit this introduction to block printing I did last year….it includes a free Dala Horse graphic download:



  1. Sharon Gullikson says

    WOW, I’ve never known how to do that. I’ll have to see if I can get the supplies. Because a crafter can never have enough stamps…

  2. Bellen says

    Pretty darn nifty – have some vague recollection of doing this in junior high – vague because it’s been about 50 years :) Will have to make a special stamp for my grandkids.

  3. says

    I love this so much! I keep telling myself I need to make my own stamps. But I’m a dork and I keep not doing it. Now that I’m freshly inspired, maybe I’ll finally do it!