This summer has been really busy. Between work and getting things done on the house, I haven’t had much time to do many crafty things, which is a shame as I’ve got tons to do!

I started by making my own stamps, which came as a kit in the June Crafty Fox Box. I’ve never made my own stamps before, so was a little nervous about doing it. Fortunately, instructions were provided online, along with all the tools necessary to make your own homemade stamps. And so, a new craft addiction was born!

make your own stampI started out practising with the feather stamp that came with the box then sketched out a few ideas for my own stamps. I created a shooting star and a cloud (not a huge fan of hearts and flowers, not a great sketcher either!) to carve into the rubbers that came in the craft box.

Carving the stamps was loads of fun and I’m definitely going to be doing more of it. I’d like to make some bigger ones and am even toying with the idea of doing some fabric printing. Next time I make my own stamp, I’m going to have a look online for templates before hand so that designs are more defined. Also, I didn’t score the edges of the shapes deep enough so I’ll make sure I do that next time. It wasn’t the worst thing in the world, but it did snap one of the points of my shooting star. Still, I don’t think they’re too bad for a first attempt!

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