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:

 

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  1. 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. 2
    Lindsay Lee says:

    ADORABLE idea :)

  3. 3
    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.

  4. 4
    KBlue 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!

  5. 5
    Kelly says:

    This is really cute and I am SO impressed with S’s writing!!

  6. 6

    I love this idea! However, I want one for me! =)

  7. 7
    krista says:

    LOVE this!