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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Produce Stamps

Woah. I stepped away from my computer for a couple of days and, I guess, just forgot to come back. How’ve you all been?

I can’t even say that I’ve been busy with interesting craftiness, mostly just end of summer chaos.

In fact, the only thing remotely creative that I’ve managed is a set of produce stamps. For this project, the hardest part was drawing the originals; carving them was a cinch. Seriously, stamps are such a satisfying project.

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Because I was going off of Stefanie's great idea and stamping on my homemade produce bags, I had to do a bit of research about how to keep the designs colorfast. I found that the ColorBox brand is permanent if you iron it (I used the medium setting for 10 seconds).

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Another good thing about this brand is that it doesn’t bleed like some of the cheaper ink pads do.

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And the best thing about ColorBox… they’re just so purty.

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I bought mine on sale at Michael’s for 40% off and considering all the colors that it comes with, I’m super happy with the purchase. Now I’m thinking that I need to head back and pick up the earth tone set.

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Related Posts
Personalized Bookplate Stamps (this has links to stamping supplies)
Cheap & Easy Produce Bags
Customized Portrait Stamp

7 comments:

FinnyKnits said...

Oh my word I must make these.

WHY ARE THEY SO CUTE?

I can't even look away. They're pulling at my eyes going, "Look at how cute I am as an onion!"

It's ridiculous, really.

Such a great project.

Melanie said...

They're so precious!! You could sell some on etsy. :D

Wander to the Wayside said...

I figured you were busy tending your garden, and have been waiting for photos of your bounty!

Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional said...

Love the stamps! And it would never have occurred to me that one even could stamp on that material...{squeaky wheels turning}
I never did get my mom to weigh the produce bags I made for her. She's been using them more for storage at home so I guess it doesn't matter if they're heavy.

Regina said...

brilliant!! Love the sheer bags and the stamps make them super cool!

JISTDUNNO said...

I was wondering how you actually make the stamp. I see that you recommend a certain ink to use but I don't see any where were you say how to make the stamp. It sounds like a fun and useful project and I want to try to do it but I really need detailed instruction.

Wendy said...

JISTDUNNO, my posts for both the Personalized Bookplate Stamp and the Customized Portrait Stamp (links at the bottom of this post) have quite a few helpful tips as well as a list of supplies. I hope there's enough detail for you, but if not, let me know. Good luck!