Making stamps out of potatoes is a fun activity for children - and a great way to introduce them to the craft of stamping.
Painting with rubber stamping inks is a great way to bring some color to your rubber stamping quickly and easily with the minimum of additional materials required. This is a useful technique to know and adapts well to a variety of projects.
Stamp, cut and stick is a simple technique and a great way for beginner stampers to build up stamped images on a page without having to worry about mastering the rubber stamping technique of masking.
Use your rubber stamps and a few simple techniques to create your own designer decorative papers.
Although there is a vast range of exciting rubber stamps available, sometimes improvising with other materials can be fun and a great way to produce unusual and interesting results. Bubble wrap is readily available and can be used to create interesting all over stamped designs. This is a simple stamping technique and one that will work well with a variety of rubber stamping projects. This is also a great cheap and 'green' project, as recycled bubble wrap scraps will work perfectly.
Use your rubber stamps to create interesting collage and decoupage effects.
Rubber stamping a cone made from a doily gives a lovely customized touch to the projects. Rubber stamped doily cones are ideal for weddings and a lovely way to hold confetti. Cones made from doilies are also ideal for favors. They are quick and easy to make, however are very simple with no requirements for a cone template.
Use simple rubber stamping techniques to create a gift bag that is so cute it is almost a gift in its own right! This gift bag uses heat embossing as a resist to create an interesting all over design.
This lovely heart pin is made by embroidering an image that has been rubber stamped onto felt. This project is quick to do and makes a great gift.
CD case calendars make great rubber stamping projects. In a few simple steps an old CD case can be transformed into a desktop calendar!
Use simple rubber stamped origami ties to decorate cards that are particularly suitable for men, whether for Father's Day or a birthday. Use complementary colored backing paper for a co-ordinated effect.
This quick rubber stamping project is a quick version of the origami rubber stamped tie card. The simple shapes have been cut out, decorated using simple rubber stamping techniques and applied onto interesting backing paper to create an effective, yet simple, handmade card that is suitable for the special man in your life.
Marker pens bring vibrant colors to rubber stamping designs. These pens are easy to use and are ideal for a variety of projects.
This is an idea for a lovely card for Valentine's Day using a clear embossing ink and chalks. The chalks give a gentle color to the hearts and this technique is easy to adapt to a variety of occasions.
This simple rubber stamping technique is a quick way to make interesting and unusual backgrounds for stamping projects. The alcohol ink is used on glossy surfaced paper or cardstock to produce unique designs.
Decorate clothes pins with rubber stamps to create unusual gifts. Lovely rubber stamped clothes pins can be used for a variety of uses - use the clothes pins to display handmade cards, attach a magnet to turn them into fridge magnets, or use some double sided tape to fix them to a notice board to hold notes.
If the perfect rubber stamp for a project remains allusive, why not create your own unique designs by combining rubber stamps. Use this technique to create abstract scenes or to tell a story.
Rubber stamping envelopes is the perfect way to finish a handmade card project. Whether you're rubber stamping a handmade birthday card, wedding invitations or other greeting cards, rubber stamping an envelope to match will create a wonderful finishing touch.
Customize and decorate a baby one piece with rubber stamped images. A rubber stamped baby one piece makes a lovely and unique gift. This simple project is a ideal for stampers looking to try stamping on fabric for the first time.
Customized rubber stamped wrapping paper is a great rubber stamping project. This is a wonderful way to make unique wrapping paper, perhaps in a style to match a special gift card or theme.
Adding some rubber stamped decorations to candles can transform a plain candle into something really special. Using this simple technique, candles can be customized to match a room or table decor, personalized for a wedding or birthday, given a festive make-over or simply transformed into your own unique work of art.
This attractive snowman card uses the wet embossing technique. This is a quick, fun project and would adapt well to a variety of occasions.
Use rubber stamped images on tissue paper to make a flower candle. The project can be adapted to create candles for a variety of occasions.
Make this handmade collage card using simple rubber stamping techniques! This fish collage card is fun to make and uses little in the way of special materials. The project is easy to adapt and can be used in a variety of ways.
Paper chains are an excellent project for rubber stampers. They are ideal for both beginners and more experienced stampers to practice different stamping techniques and are also a great project for youngsters.