Category: Craft Rubber Stamps

Fun Craft Projects to Do with Kids – Part 2

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Craft Like a Champ With Your Kids!

Our last blog post looked at a few fun craft projects to do with kids. We went over how to create a homemade children’s book and how to tap into your childhood nostalgia with cootie catchers. This week, we’ll look at a few more arts and crafts projects that both you and your kids will love!

Make a Collage

Collaging is a timeless and creative way to put your personality on paper. The best part? It takes no artistic talent! However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get artsy. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Large paper or poster board
  • Magazines, newspapers, old books, or anything you don’t mind cutting up
  • Scissors
  • Glue

The simplest way to collage is to cut pictures and phrases out of magazines and newspapers that reflect you and your personality. If you love fashion, cut outfits! Love animals? Cut out a cute puppy picture. Once you’ve cut out a lot of clips and snippets that show who you are, glue them all down on your larger paper or poster. It’s that easy! To really get into it, we recommend adding more personal touches to your collage with stickers, stamps, embossing, fun drawings or paint, or anything else you can think of. It’s simple in its basic form, but the more you add to it, the more things that make you uniquely you will jump off the page. And who knows, maybe you’ll learn more about yourself and your kids as you go!

Start a Personal Journal

What you’ll need:

  • Blank journal, notebook, or just paper combined into a book or folder
  • Writing utensil
  • Any art supplies desired

A common misconception about a journal is that it’s all about writing your feelings. A journal definitely can be used for that, but it can also be a fun, ongoing creative project. Similar to a collage, a journal is a reflection of you – who you are, your inner thoughts, desires, feelings. Many people find journaling to be helpful and therapeutic! Getting your kids to start a journal early in their lives may help them find a sense of self and confidence in expressing themselves.

A great way to journal, especially for young children, is to let creativity drive the project. Journaling isn’t all writing. Like a scrapbook, a journal can be drawings, pictures, painting, stickers, stamps, song lyrics, poetry, mini-collages, and more.

Keep the Crafts Going with Rubber Stamp Station

Collaging and journaling are fun crafts projects to do with kids and are a great way to express yourself. At Rubber Stamp Station, we want your crafts to reflect all the things that make you unique. That’s why we offer customizable stamps that let you put a personalized touch on any project. Check out our catalog for all your crafting needs and let your personality shine through. For more information, call us at 1 (850) 778-2677.

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Fun Craft Projects to Do with Kids – Part 1

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Time to Get Crafty!

If you’ve been spending a lot of time with your kids cooped up inside recently, you may be looking for new ideas on how to keep them entertained. Or maybe you just want some new arts and crafts ideas to do together. Here are some fun craft projects to do with kids that both you and your little ones will love!

Create a Children’s Book

Creating a children’s book is a great way to combine a bunch of small projects into one. The materials are easy:

  • Paper – as many pages as you want your book to be!
  • A hole punch
  • Ribbon or string
  • Writing/coloring utensils

To bind your book, punch even holes in your pieces of paper. Loosely tie the ribbon or string through each hole. Not too tight, or your book won’t open as easily! There! Now you’ve got your book. What goes inside is up to you. Draw, write, paint, cut out and glue, the options are endless. We recommend using fun stamps to add a personal touch. Create a story and some characters with your kids, then let your creative spirit take the lead!

Make a Cootie Catcher

Bask in the nostalgia of cootie catchers by making them with your kids. Cootie catchers are a good way to keep the hands busy because, as we all know, idle hands cause trouble. Get your kids folding, coloring, and using those cootie catchers with this handy guide.

Materials:

  • Square piece of paper (one per cootie catcher)
  • Pen or pencil
  • 4 different colored pencils, crayons, or other coloring utensils

Cootie catchers are fun faux fortune tellers that can be as simple or creative as you want! Personalize them with stamps, pictures, and stickers!

Crafting with Rubber Stamp Station

With everyone at home and more time being spent together as a family, finding fun craft projects to do with kids can be a saving grace. That’s why at Rubber Stamp Station, we want to help you keep boredom at bay and spend quality time with your family. Peruse our catalog for all the fun tools available to help bring your creative projects to life. Stay tuned for our next blog, where we’ll have more fun ideas for craft projects to do with your kids.

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Fun Hobbies For When You’re Stuck At Home


We hope you’re staying safe, healthy, and virtually connected to your family and friends during this tough time. As we all seek to slow the spread of COVID-19, most of us will be staying home for an indefinite period of time. This can be especially challenging for those of us who live alone, or for active people who have trouble staying occupied inside. Perhaps you’re an introvert who prefers to be alone, and you’re enjoying this time! No matter where you land, you might be looking for hobbies to help you pass the time and keep you grounded and peaceful during this stressful season. Here are a few ideas:

Learn an Artistic Craft

In this day-and-age of YouTube, you don’t have to attend art class to learn a new craft. Drawing, painting, pottery, jewelry-making, and more are just a few artistic skills and hobbies you can try by yourself at home! Once you have the necessary materials, let your creativity fly, or watch one of those calming Bob Ross videos on YouTube.

Baking/Cooking

The recipes are free on the internet or you can pick up a cookbook at your nearest bookstore. Bake cookies, cakes, and muffins, or try out that new roasting rub you’ve been dying to taste.

Photography

Photography is a great way to see the world through a new perspective. Appreciate nature through a different lens. Setting up and using your own darkroom can be a relaxing and personal experience, so get out there and give it a try!

Scrapbooking

Whether you just got into photography and need a place to put your new pictures, or you’ve been wanting to collect all your memories in one place, scrapbooking is the perfect hobby for the sentimental person. Scrapbooking combines hobbies like collecting, art, and photography in a way that allows you to creatively and personally preserve your life. Scrapbooks also make great gifts, especially for those people you don’t get to see very often.

Take up Puzzling or Model-Building

Hobbies that require careful patience and the use of your hands can be quite stimulating and very calming. Let the mind sink into a place of focus and relaxation. Time can get away from you in hobbies like this, but the results are always satisfying. Glue and hang your puzzles like an art piece and paint your models to add a personal flair.

Uniquely you – Rubber Stamp Station and Your Personal Hobbies

No matter what hobby you enjoy doing independently, there is always a way to give it that extra-personal touch. Let your personality and independence shine through with Rubber Stamp Station. We offer products like personalized stamps and custom apparel that you can personally design. Enhance your artwork, scrapbooks, models, and photos just the way you like with Rubber Stamp Station. Peruse our catalogue for great ideas or call us at 1 (850) 778-2677 to get started!

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Create a Customized Stamp with Rubber Stamp Station

Customizable Rubber Stamps and Rubber Stamp Station

Whether it’s personal or for business, rubber stamps add an extra flair and creative touch to any project, letter, or decoration. If you’ve realized you have a need for a rubber stamp or a set of stamps, then Rubber Stamp Station can help! We offer an online template that allows you to upload custom designs, choose your ink colors, and create the rubber stamps that best fit your needs. Our stamps can be used over and over again and they’re environmentally friendly! The best part? They’re easy to use and completely affordable.

So You’re Ready to Customize?

Follow these simple steps to create personalized rubber stamps!

  1. The first thing you need to do is pick what kind of stamp you want! For seasonal and holiday stamps, try the Trodat 4914 Printy. For dating stamps, your best option is the Trodat 43132 Printy.
  2. After you’ve selected the right stamping tool, you’ll need to pick a size and shape. Most of our stampers come in a variety of sizes, as well as in both rectangular and round shapes.
  3. Choose a color! Most of our stamps come in blue, red, black, and green!
  4. Choose a font and size.
  5. Upload text and design. You can select a design from our extensive library, or upload one of your own!
  6. Review your design. This is the most important step! Make sure your design is exactly as you want it, and double check for spelling errors.
  7. Check out. We offer free shipping on orders of $30 or more and deliver right to your door!

It’s that easy! You’ll have your customized rubber stamps in no time, ready for your next project.

Customize Stamps for Every Occasion

When it comes to your personalized stamps, we want them to be as perfect as you imagine and design. That’s why we make creating your customizable stamps as easy as possible. No matter the occasion, a customizable rubber stamp will add the perfect finishing touch. Follow these easy steps and get creative! When it comes to customizable rubber stamps at Rubber Stamp Station, the possibilities are endless.

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Stamps (and more!) for the Fall Enthusiast – Part 1

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If you’re like us, you’re excited that fall is finally here! Fall is one of the best seasons for creative fun, and at Rubber Stamp Station, we have all the tools you’ll need to push your creativity to the next level. Whether it’s baking or costuming, decorating or partying, a rubber stamp is just what you need to get the job done!

Three Uses for a Rubber Stamp this Fall

  1. House decorations – This fall, maximize your creativity and be the spookiest house on the block with the Trodat 4642 Self-Inking Stamp. This stamp is both eco-friendly and customizable! Upload your own designs to get a unique and environmentally safe fall stamp that will give any decoration that extra special touch. A self-inking stamp is also a great alternative to pumpkin carving for those with small children. Just stamp a spooky design on your pumpkin and you’re good to go — no sharp objects necessary!
  2. Baking – Yep, that’s right – Baking! You can use a hand stamp pressed in food dye to leave unique imprints on your goodies. Just make sure you use a clean, never-been-inked stamp to ensure you don’t get ink in any of your Halloween treats.
  3. Party decorations – One of the best parts of Halloween is the parties! If you like to go all out with your party decorations, an embosser is a must-have for every party-thrower! Emboss party invitations, food and drink labels, banners and more with a Customizable Pocket Embosser.

Rubber Stamp Station Has Everything You Need to Make This Fall the Best One Yet

If you’re ready to get into the Fall and Halloween spirit, then stay tuned for our next blog, which will cover how Rubber Stamp Station can help you create your best Halloween costume yet! For now, though, check out our catalogue online to find all the tools you’ll need to start decorating for the season, or call us at 1 (850) 778-2677 for more information. Happy decorating!

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Hobbies That Can Benefit from a Rubber Stamp – Part 2

In our previous post, we talked about a few common hobbies that could benefit from the help of a rubber stamp. In this post, we’ll show how stamps can enrich a few other hobbies!

Board Games

Playing board games with friends is a fun and great hobby that can brighten up an evening or a weekend. If you’re an avid board game player, you’ve probably had a few ideas of your own. Don’t let your ideas stay as ideas – make a board game of your own! You can use materials around your house for the board and pieces. Design a game logo and use the Maxlight XL2-115 to stamp it on your board! Who knows… maybe you’ll invent the next great game, with a logo that will be unforgettable.

Genealogy

Whether exploring your ancestry is a new interest or longtime fascination, stamps are the perfect way to physically design and map out your family tree. Our lineage can get complicated and complex, but stamps can help you stay organized. A date stamp can help you quickly and easily mark out key dates, births, and deaths, while an Ultimark 3M- 8 Pre-Inked Stamp is the perfect way to help you keep track of which person belongs on which side of the family. A quick stamp in a certain color will help you mark relationships and key connections.

Origami

The art of paper folding has brought joy to people around the globe, young and old. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, origami takes practice, creativity, and imagination. The best part is that it’s for everyone! While experts might invest in special paper, it’s not necessary. Printer paper you have in your house will work just fine. If you want to spice it up, use the TRODAT 4642 Printy to stamp fun designs and phrases on your paper to bring a unique and personal touch to any of your origami creations!

 

Your Hobbies Bring You Joy – Let Rubber Stamp Station Help You Make Them Even Better

No matter what your hobby is, Rubber Stamp Station has something that can enrich every activity. Whether you’re creating something new or taking a look at your past, a stamp can add a new twist to any hobby. Take a look at our catalogue for all your stamping needs, or call us at 1 (850) 7STAMPS to find out how we can help you make your hobby the most fun it’s ever been!

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Hobbies That Can Benefit from a Rubber Stamp – Part 1

Just about everyone has a hobby. Hobbies are a great way to enrich your personal life and self-satisfaction. They bring joy and purpose to our everyday lives. When our hobbies become tedious and frustrating, though, it can really put a damper on things. Here are a few hobbies that can benefit from rubber stamps so that you can enjoy your activities to the fullest!

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is probably the most obvious hobby that could benefit from a few rubber stamps. Artistic and personal, stamps can enrich every page and bring color to all your memories. Lay out those borders and glue in your pictures, but save time by using the TRODAT 5030 Professional Dater to stamp the date on each page instead of writing it out by hand every time.

Collecting

Collecting is another common hobby. Whether you’re a collector of rocks, leaves, coins, pins, or something else, a rubber stamp can help you stay organized. Use stamps to label where you found your items, the date you found them, or any other category you find necessary to label. The best part is the TRODAT 9430 Mobile Printy Pocket Stamp is small and mobile, able to fit on your pocket or backpack, so you can stamp anywhere!

Sports

Whether you play sports or are just an avid fan, nothing gets you as riled up as your team winning. Don’t let a lost uniform, jersey, or shirt put a damper on your victory. A clothing marker stamp is a good way to mark every article of clothing as your own. Stamp your name and phone number on your hoodie, socks, or hat and you’ll never lose them or mix them up when they come out of the team wash again.

Your Hobbies Bring You Joy – Let Rubber Stamp Station Help You Make Them Even Better

No matter what your hobby is, Rubber Stamp Station has something that can enrich every activity. Your personal enjoyment doesn’t need to be dampened by tedious details, organizational issues, or lost clothing. Take a look at our catalogue for all your stamping needs, or call us at 1 (850) 7STAMPS to find out how we can help you make your hobby the most fun it’s ever been!

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Back-to-School Part 1 – For the Teacher

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Back-to-School Stamps

Summer is winding down, which means school is almost back in session. If you’re a teacher, it’s time to start getting your lesson plans and classrooms ready. Rubber stamps are a useful and necessary tool for every teacher to have, no matter which grades and ages you teach. There are endless possibilities for how stamps can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Here are just a few handy uses for rubber stamps as the new school year begins:

Property Markers

Especially if you’re an elementary school teacher or you share your classroom with other educators in the building, you’ll want to make sure all of your classroom materials are marked as yours. Your classroom books and supplies will never go missing again once you stamp them with your name and classroom number! The Trodat 4918 is perfect for a “This textbook belongs to the World’s Greatest Teacher in Classroom ________” stamp.

Decoration

Your classroom environment is essential to create a welcoming space for learning, and we know you work hard to decorate your room as your own. Stamps can add a personal flair to any poster, flier, or display you hang on the walls. Spice up and embellish student desktop name tags with the handy Trodat 4630. Students will respond to the fun colors and shapes that you stamp all around the classroom.

Assignments

Whether you’re grading calculus exams or a student’s beginning reading homework, you’ll need to give feedback. Stamps make giving feedback quick and easy! Students are never too old to appreciate a “Great Job!” stamped onto their returned assignments. The best part – hand stamps can be used in the years to come, and ink pads come in a variety of colors! Just make sure you have backup ink for when you’ve stamped through your favorite color ink pad.

Back-to-School is Right Around the Corner – Don’t Wait

Summer will be over before you know it. Make sure you have all your stamping needs covered before school is back in session. Check out our catalog online for all your back-to-school essentials, or call us at 1 (850) 778-2677 for more information!

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Back-to-School Part 2 – For the Student and Parent

 

Stamping into the School Year

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start getting back into the swing of school. If you’re a student, or the parent of a student, you’ll want to start the school year off on the right foot. Rubber stamps are a great tool to help you stay organized and make this upcoming school year the best one yet. Here are just a few ways rubber stamps are a useful addition to every school supply list.

Organization

One of the biggest challenges for a student is staying organized. When you’re managing several upcoming assignments, exams, and projects across a multitude of classes, organization is necessary. Rubber stamps can help you label folders, binders, assignments, grades and more. The 46119 Printy is a great tool to help you keep track of due dates.

Creative Projects

Visual projects are inevitable when it comes to school. Posters and display boards can be tedious to create and often feel impersonal. Rubber stamps can help you spark creativity and add a personal touch to your projects that will make you unforgettable in your teacher’s mind, and show you’ve put in the effort to achieve the grade you deserve! The Trodat 9411 Mobile Stamp is perfect for stamping poster board. The best part – it’s handheld, so it fits in your backpack and can be carried with you wherever you go.

Property Markers

When you’re at school, you’ve got a lot on your mind. Whether it’s schoolwork, friends, or the upcoming football game, you might be a little distracted when it comes to your property. It’s understandable that you didn’t notice that you left your jacket in math class. Don’t worry! The Permanent Clothing Stamp is non-toxic and remains stamped on even after it takes a trip through the wash. It’s perfect for stamping your name onto your clothes, your backpack, and your other belongings. Never lose your stuff at school again. Just stamp your name and phone number on the tag, and your teacher or fellow classmate will know just who to return your beloved sweatshirt to.

Back-to-School is Right Around the Corner – Make Sure You’re Ready

Summer will end before you know it. Make sure you have all your stamping needs before school is back in session. Check out our catalog online for all your back-to-school essentials, or call us at 1 (850) 778-2677 for more information!

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50 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 12 Learning the Arts

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Part 12, the final part of our 50 Uses for Rubber Stamps series, brings creative ways to use your rubber stamps to aid in learning various art styles!

50. Paint-By-Number, Sewing, & Carving

→ Want to paint, but don’t have a knack for it? Have a child who wants to get into painting but don’t know how to get them started? Art lessons can be expensive, as can art supplies and instructional books. Create your own DIY paint-by-number art using a custom rubber stamp. With one stamp, you can make as many designs as your imagination can dream up. Get your child involved by having them help create their own paint-by-number projects. Make it a family activity for everyone to enjoy.

→ Just learning how to sew, stitch, or embroider? Looking to save time on intricate projects? Prestamp your patterns right onto the fabric! This also comes in handy when teaching beginners in any of these arts. Prestamped patterns improves accuracy and raises the overall quality of the finished product. No more guessing. No more sticking yourself with all those pins while trying to hold together a paper pattern. Stamp your pattern, sew your masterpiece, and say goodbye to all that extra stress and hassle. Working so smoothly and efficiently will give you an extra boost of confidence as you hone your craft.

→ Are you learning to carve wood or a similar medium? Rubber stamps can be used to prestamp patterns onto multiple mediums. Much like prestamping cross stitch, embroidery, and sewing patterns, this allows you to create a template to work from when creating your artistic masterpiece. Having a prestamped pattern will help accelerate the learning process by providing a guide for beginners to work from. As with sewing, having a prestamped pattern improves accuracy and ensures a higher quality finished product. This will allow you to focus on practicing your technique rather than figuring out what pattern you’re supposed to be carving.

That’s a wrap on our 50 uses for rubber stamps! And there’s plenty more where that came from. Need some help figuring out which stamp matches your specific needs? Give us a call at 1 (850) 7STAMPS or visit us online. Our team is here to assist in any way we can!

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