Wooden alphabet stamps – craft essentials and a Tuesday Tip

TuesdayTip using wooden alphabet stampsI would imagine that most papercrafters have a set of these craft essentials in their stash. Wooden alphabet stamps are one of Trimcraft’s best sellers and are available at many craft stores across the UK at an irresistible price.

I have been known to pop a few of these in my basket when I am shopping for something specific as they’re so useful and definitely don’t break the bank. They usually retail for around £1.49 (but I’ve just seen that they are on offer in Hobbycraft) and there are loads of different fonts available. I got a few so that I have options for various craft projects.

Wooden alphabet stamps

Wooden alphabet stamps

They are obviously perfect for personalising cards but also for creating scrapbook layout notes or titles, stamping sentiments, and even adding messages inside our cards. Some of the fonts can also be coloured in so that you can match them to your papers and don’t forget you can stamp them in different colours.

You can also use heat embossing powders. Despite their size and price, they are still perfect for creating beautiful papercraft projects.

I used one of my wooden alphabet stamp sets recently to personalise a handmade card for a friend’s son who had passed his exams with exceptional results and was named the school’s top student. He deserves it for all of his hard work.

How to use wooden alphabet stamps

While I was making the card, I came up with a simple washi tape hack that meant that I could stamp his name with confidence and know that it would be alligned and stamped perfectly. In a lightbulb moment I thought this would  be perfect for this week’s #TuesdayTip.

I chose the letters and lined them up in order to spell out his name. I then wrapped washi tape around the wooden stamps so that they were securely held together. I could then ink up and create the stamped image as if I was using only one stamp.

Finished card using wooden stamps

I stamped onto star patterned paper from the Dovecraft Baby Steps collection which I had cut into a circle and mounted onto a larger grey circle. I took a grey card blank, folded it the wrong way so that the inside was on the outside and then folded the front back in half to create a Z fold card. I covered the front and inside of the card in papers from the same kit and created a faux frame with a black pen. Finally I die cut a sentiment using a congratulations die, individual alphabet dies and a rosette from my First Edition dies collection.

Here is the finished card after I had coloured my alphabet in yellow to match the papers.

 

Top Student congratulations handmade card

I hope this #TuesdayTip for using washi tape to help you use your wooden alphabet stamps is useful. Let me know what you have made using these wooden stamps by commenting below or adding a message on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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