2.18.2011

hand-carved stamps

stamped wrapping paper

hand-carved stamp


Always inspired by Melissa's lovely craft projects that she posts to her Flickr, I did a double-take when I saw the beautiful handmade packaging pictured above.  She carved these stamps from an eraser!  Brilliant.  So simple and perfect.  I'm always looking for good ideas for craft night with my girlfriends, some of whom do not consider themselves crafty at all (I beg to differ) and find knitting too complicated and/or boring.  I think this project would be just right for such an occasion.  Melissa's blog post even links to some great stamp-carving tutorials for those of us that like to be completely informed before jumping in (that's me).

11 comments:

Chapstick Fanatic said...

ooh i am definitely going to have to try this!

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

And So I Whisper said...

Love them. Great idea.

golden dove design said...

I've heard those white Mars erasers are way easier to carve than the regular rubber blocks they sell for stamp carving. I hope you do this project for your craft night and post pictures of what everyone makes!

smunch said...

I love these! I had the exact same thought about my craft night group and posted a few compilations of no-sew/no-knit crafts - maybe your craft night group might find them helpful too: http://www.laricci-smunch.blogspot.com/

Thanks for this one - I will probably be passing it along too.

hibou said...

How pretty! Definitely one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Thank you for the links!

melissa said...

hi jenny, i'm honoured to be mentioned on your blog! thank you. yes- that's a great idea about making these at a craft night- my girlfriends would enjoy that too.

Rotaract said...

This is such a lovely blog! I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. You just got yourself another daily reader :)

alexandra grecco said...

so neat!

xo
alexandra
www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Cheryl said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Jihee said...

What an amazing idea. LOVE it!

Ada's Decoration Inspiration said...

simple and elegant - love it! Thanks for sharing!!!