Why doesn’t my car have a build in safety devise that will overt any turn into Michael’s or Home Goods? I don’t even know what I’m looking for half the time when I head into either one. However, that doesn’t stop me from finding something I didn’t even know I needed. A perfect example would be this mason jar stamp; super cute right? But did I need it? Am I even a stamper…no! I stopped short on buying the ink-pad, because I refuse to be a crafter. The big looser days for me are those days when I stop in both stores. Oh-help me please and don’t let Brad look in my car…
So, here you have it. Today’s little DIY inspiration. The mason jar stamp is absolutely what sparked the idea. I have the blank card stock and scrapbook paper on had from a previous trip to Michaels. Additional items needed, little label stickers, cute twine (they have it tons of cute colors) and buttons all products from Recollections found at Michael’s. The how to directions is at the bottom of the post at (continue reading). FYI, I have other ideas for this stamp, comment on the post or send me an e-mail if you want to know about other ideas. xoxo
For this project I used paint instead of ink and mixed my own shade of charcoal. I dipped the stamp into the paint that was spread out on a paper plate. Brush off the excess paint using a sponge or paint brush and be sure the stamp does not heavy any heavy paint build up or you will get smudge. Place the stamp on card stock (don’t move the paper) and press the stamp gently. Lift the stamp slowly and be certain to keep the paper in place. Add the embellishments with glue where ever you want.
For the envelope liner, use the outside edge of the envelope to form your pattern on the back side of the patterned paper. Cut in from the trace about 1/4 inch. The portion that tucks into the envelope ends about an inch and a half into the envelope. Glue the point portion just beneath the envelope glue seal line.