Category: Customized Stamps

101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 12 Learning the Arts

learning sewing with prestamped patterns

Part 12 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series brings great ideas for innovative ways to use your rubber stamps to aid in learning various art styles.

50. Learning to paint with paint-by-number

Want to learn to paint but don’t know where to start? 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.

51. Learning cross stitch, embroidery, and sewing with prestamped patterns

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.

52. Learning to carve with prestamped patterns

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.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 11 (DIY Phone Case)

DIY custom phone case

Part 11 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series brings a great idea for creating your own custom DIY phone case!

49 – DIY Phone Case

Here are the 4 simple steps to creating your own custom phone case.

Supplies

  • Your phone
  • A clear phone case
  • A piece of paper
  • a pencil
  • scissors

Step 1: Cut the paper to fit the case

You want the paper to be the correct size to fit in the case without too much extra to spare. The easiest way to do this is to take the case, lay it face down on the piece of paper, and trace the shape of the case. This will give you a good estimate to start with. You can trim to fit as needed.

Step 2: Trace holes for the camera and speaker

Once you have the paper cut to fit, you need to cut out the holes for the camera and speaker. Simply place the paper in the case and use your pencil to trace the speaker and camera holes onto the paper. Cutout these holes and double check to make sure they are lined up correctly.

Step 3: Decorate your new case

This is the fun part! Take your new custom rubber stamp and go to town. No more being limited by the imagination of commercial case designers. Create a one-of-a-kind case that fits your personal style.

Step 4: Assemble your custom phone case

It’s time to put all the pieces together. Put the paper in the case and snap your phone into place. Now you’ve got a custom case that can’t be found on any store shelf.

Step 5: Add some variety

Why stop at one pattern? Use your first design as a template to create more. Take the paper out of the, trace it as many times as you like and rather than one custom case you’ve now got unlimited designs all for the price of one! Want a different colored case to match every outfit? No problem, just trace a new pattern. Change your mind about a style choice? Just create a new style. Unlimited style at minimal cost!

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 10 (Stationary Projects)

stationary project stamp ideas

Part 10 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series brings great ideas for stationary projects! Here are a few great ideas from Rubber Stamp Station to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your stationary projects.

47. Faux Foil Printing on Stationary

Foil printing on business cards and other stationary can get very expensive. Fortunately, it is possible to add your own faux foil printing to spice up your custom stationary . All you need is a stamp pad with metallic ink! Faux foil borders, text, and logos will really set you business card, invitations, and other custom stationary projects apart from the rest of the crowd without costing a fortune.


Product Warning: Trodat stamps were not made to be used with other brands of ink. Using non-Trodat ink may permanently damage your stamp and render it unable to function for its intended purpose.


48. Multicolored Stamp Impressions

Are you tired of always stamping with the same color of ink? When you use a Trodat stamp that requires an ink pad, you can purchase multiple colors of ink. But, rather than simply stamping with one color of ink, you can carefully apply multiple colors to create a unique, multicolored impression. All you need is your custom stamp, Trodat ink pads containing the colors of your choice, and a small paint brush for each color. It is best to have one paint brush for each color so you avoid having to stop and wash your brush between colors. Once you have all your supplies, simply take each brush and apply the individual colors where you want them to show up on the stamp. When you are done, test the stamp impression on a piece of scrap paper.

It may take some trial and error to figure out how much ink to apply. You will likely need to apply several coats to each section as the ink will be harder to apply with a brush than it would be by simply pressing the stamp into the pad. The more intricate the stamp design is, the more difficult this technique will be. Bear this in mind when selecting your stamp for this projects. Larger lettering and less detailed graphics will make this project easier.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 9 (Home Decor)

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Part 9 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series brings great ideas for home decor. Here are some more great ideas from Rubber Stamp Station to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your home decor projects.

44. Throw pillows

Throw pillows are a subtle touch that will liven up any room. But you don’t want just any throw pillows, and finding unique, classy pillows that won’t break the bank can be difficult. So, why not save yourself time and money by decorating your own throw pillows? Buy a nice set of plain pillows at your favorite local store. Then, get one of our custom rubber clothing stamps. All that’s left is to figure out how you want to stamp your pillows to go with your home decor. Do you want to stamp all over the pillow? Or maybe just make impressions around the edge to create a fancy border? The options are endless! You can create beautiful pillow designs that will fit in with any room in your home.

45. Curtains

Now that you have new throw pillows, you can really add some spice to your home decor by customizing some new curtains. No need to spend hours shopping to find quality curtains that are both unique and cater to your personal aesthetic. Simply buy a set of quality, plain curtains. Then, take your rubber clothing stamp and start designing your pattern!

46. Lamp shades

Want one more thing to really set your home decor a step above the rest? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Replacing those plain old lampshades with customized ones that match your new throw pillows and curtains will really bring your home decor together. You can either buy a new lamp shade or spice up your existing one with your rubber clothing stamp. Create a border, put impressions all over, alternate colors, the options are endless and the power is in your hands.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 8 (DIY Projects)

ideas for DIY projects Part 8 brings great ideas for DIY projects. Here are some more great ideas to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your DIY projects.

42. DIY Embossed Velvet Clothing and Accessories

You will need a rubber stamp, an iron, and ironing board, a spray bottle with water, and the velvet item you wish to emboss. First, lay the stamp face up on your ironing board. Place the velvet on top of the stamp face down. Spritz the back of the velvet with water, then press the iron to the back of the velvet for approximately thirty seconds. Remove the iron and lift the velvet off the stamp. Place the velvet face up on the ironing board to cool. Let the pattern set until the fabric has returned to room temperature.

This DIY technique can be applied to clothing and accessories such as jackets, bags, purses, scarves, shirts, dresses, skirts, hats, earmuffs, gloves, and slippers. It can also be applied to household items such as throws, curtains, pillows, wall hangings, upholstery, jewelry, gift bags, and journal covers just to name a few.

Safety Disclaimer: It is easy to burn delicate fabrics such as velvet with a hot iron. Set your iron to recommended setting for velvet fabrics and immediately remove the iron from the velvet if you start to smell the fabric burning.

43. Reverse stamping with bleach

When you think of stamping, you probably think of using your rubber stamp to add ink to create an impression. But it is also possible to use your stamp to subtract ink to create an impression. All you need is paper towels, a recycled lid from a plastic container, bleach, and colored paper. Fold up a few paper towels and put them in the plastic lid. Apply bleach to the paper towels to create a DIY stamp pad. Use your rubber stamp to apply to bleach to the colored paper and be amazed as the bleach removes the colored ink embedded in the paper, created a reverse stamping affect.

Product disclaimer: Understand that your stamp was not designed to be used at high temperatures or with any stamping medium other than Trodant brand ink and paper. It is possible that your stamp may no longer work properly for its intended purpose after being used for any of the projects described above.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 7 (Children)

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We’re back with part 7 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series! Part 7 brings great ideas for children. Here are some more great ideas to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need for your children.

37. Sign artwork

Many children love arts and crafts. A custom rubber stamp is the perfect way for your child to easily sign their artwork and craft projects. You wouldn’t want them getting mixed up with someone else’s. Keep track of your child’s treasured memories.

38. Decorate children’s bedroom walls

Children love “decorating” walls. Why not let them do so in a constructive way? Use your custom rubber stamp to help them decorate their bedroom walls. It’s quick, easy, and mess free. No more finger paints, stained clothes, or frantic cleanup jobs. Channel all that energy and creativity and make memories that will last a lifetime!

39. Customize t-shirts

Our custom clothing stamps are perfect for decorating t-shirts, leggings, and any other clothing your child desires. Channel that creative energy into a project for the whole family to enjoy. Help them make presents for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brothers, and sisters. Decorate their own clothes for the first day of school! Who knows, maybe one day they’ll become a fashion designer!

40. Mark clothing

Children have a habit of leaving things in odd places. Use a clothing stamp to mark their clothing with their name, address, and phone number. Next time they leave a sweater at the mall or school it will be easy for a good samaritan to return the wayward clothing.

41. Temporary tattoos

Kids love decorating themselves almost as much as they love decorating walls and clothing. Temporary tattoos are a fun addition to any birthday party or sleepover. Use a custom hand stamp to give the kids fun temporary tattoos that will easily come off will a little soap and water. Rather than going out and buying expensive temporary tattoos that are complicated and messy to apply, just get a custom hand stamp that is mess free, safe, simple, and takes only an instant to apply. It’s a win-win for everyone.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 6 (Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses)

Best stamps for small businesses

We’re back with part 6 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series! Part 6 brings great ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Here are some more great ideas to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need.

30. Sign your work

Are you an artist or designer? Sign your work in seconds with a custom rubber stamp. You can sign paintings, print designs, and custom clothing such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more with your custom stamp. Claim your work and let every piece you sell become promotional material for your business.

31. Business cards

Mass produce your own business cards and include one in every shipment of your products. Make your cards unique and stand out from the crowd. Draw your customers in with a business card that speaks to the individuality of your small business.

32. Company logo

Breaking into the market is hard for small businesses. Getting maximum exposure is vital to success. Stamp your company logo on every piece of mail and merchandise that passes through your hands. Use your custom stamp to build your brand and grow your business.

34. Website and social media handles

Today every business—especially small businesses–needs social media if they are going to keep up with the competition. This is especially vital for small business breaking into the market. Use your custom stamp to include your website and social media handles on promotional materials. Let your customers know exactly where to find you online.

35. Loyalty cards for small businesses

Own a shop or cafe? Use a loyalty card system to reward loyal, repeat customers. Brand your cards with your logo so they don’t forget your brand. Remind them where to come to get great deals and the best prices. Make them feel like they are a valued part of your business rather than just another number on a spreadsheet.

36. Prevent fraud and identity theft

Fraud and identity theft are any business’s worst nightmare. There are an alarming number of people who wouldn’t think twice about taking advantage of a vulnerable small business—which is, unfortunately, the preferred target of these unsavory individuals. Use our identity theft protection stamp to protect yourself, your business, and your employees from criminals.

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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101 Uses for Rubber Stamps – Part 4 (Holiday Gifts)

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We’re back with part 4 of our 101 Uses for Rubber Stamps series. Part 4 brings more holiday cheer with ideas for gifts to give to friends and loved ones this holiday season! Here are some more great ideas to help you narrow down what kind of stamp you need.

18. Decorate tote bags as gifts

Everyone can use a tote bag! They are great to take to the beach, on camping trips, use as a diaper bag, carry school books, use as a laundry bag, use as a picnic basket, and pretty much any use you can think of. They are handy, versatile and really easy to customize with your new customized clothing stamp!

19. Decorate doll clothes

Have a little niece or nephew who loves playing with dolls? Want to get them some new doll clothes? Want to customize those doll clothes, but don’t know how to embroider? Use your new clothing stamp to customize the new doll clothes for them. It’s super easy, only takes a few minutes, and no special skills are required.

20. Customize T-shirts

Wouldn’t it be cool to get customized T-shirts for the whole family? But custom T-shirts can be expensive, especially if you have a big family. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Take that new clothing stamp, by some plain T-shirts, and customize to your heart’s content. Make all the T-shirts match or add a personal touch for each family member. It’s all up to you.

21. Picture frames

Have a photographer in your family? Customize a picture frame for them! Make them a matching set of picture frames or mix and match. You can even make every person in your family a matching picture frame!

22. Jewelry boxes

Lots of people love jewelry boxes. Put neat little borders on a jewelry box for mom or grandma. Go wild with a glittery jewelry box for little sister. Make them match. Make them different. It’s all up to you!

23. Stamp designs in fresh soap or candles

Are you really handy, crafty person who likes to make things like soaps or candles? If that’s your thing, you can take your custom rubber stamp and make impressions on your gifts. Add a little personal touch to each item this holiday season.

Safety warning: Making impressions in hot wax or lye might damage your stamp depending on the temperature of the medium. Be aware that any pre-inked or self-inking stamp used for this purpose may not work properly with ink again after being used in this manner.

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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Trodat Maxlight Stamps

Trodat Maxlight Stamp

Not happy with the size options of other pre-inked stamps? Need more room for your logo or graphics? Look no further than our Trodat Maxlight pre-inked stamps.

Maxlight stamps are designed to guarantee precision. The stamp housing is made to be as low profile as possible, allowing you to more accurately judge the impression area of the stamp. This ensures more precise and higher quality impressions. These stamps are also designed with convenient, mess-free refilling in mind. Just snap off the cap, add a few drops of ink and you’re back in business.

All of our rubber stamps are eco-friendly. These stamps are manufactured using a low-emissions manufacturing process. Low-emission manufacturing uses no added chemicals. So, you can feel good about making the right purchase for your own convenience while still doing the right thing for the environment.

Customization Options for Trodat Maxlight Stamps

We carry this stamp in three sizes. The Maxlight XL2-115 has a surface area of 11/16 x 1 15/16. The Maxlight XL2-145 has a surface area of 5/8 x 2 7/16 and the Maxlight X33 has a surface area of 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.

The XL2-115 and the XL2-145 have 5 lines of text with a lot of room left over for a custom logo or graphic. As with all of our custom rubber stamps, you can choose a graphic from our logo library or upload your own.  The X33 — the biggest stamp by far — has 12 lines of text and enough room to spare for a sizeable graphic.

Text and font on all three stamps is fully customizable and comes with the standard pallet of ink colors to choose from including; black, blue, green, purple, and red.

Order your new Trodat Maxlight stamp today! Need some help figuring out which Maxlight stamp will fit 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.


Additional Resources

For more information on refill ink, check out our article on How to Choose the Right Refill Ink.

For more information on environmentally friendly rubber stamps, check out our article on Environmentally Friendly Trodat Rubber Stamps.

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Express Order Your Custom Rubber Stamp Today

Express Order rubber stamps

Don’t feel like browsing through the entire catalog to find which stamp you want? Check out our Express Order system! It now has all the great stamps you want in one convenient place.

Express Order Styles

The Express Order system gives you four style choices: rectangular, round, rectangular dater, and round dater.

Rectangular

The rectangular style comes in a standard size of 2.25 x 0.75 inches. However, the size can be customized to fit your specific needs. This style allows for up to five lines of text and a custom logo or graphic chosen from either our logo library or uploaded from your computer.

Round

The round style comes in a size of 1.375 inches in diameter. This style allows for up to ten lines of text with an upper and lower arch and eight horizontal lines of text in between. You can also select a logo from our library or upload your own custom logo or graphic.

Rectangular Dater

The rectangular dater style comes in a size of 1.5 x 1.5 inches. This style allows for up to eight lines of text in addition to the date. Four lines of text are above the date and four lines are below the date. There is also the option for a custom logo or graphic.

Round Dater

The round style comes in a size of 1.562 inches in diameter. Line the rectangular dater, this style allows for up to eight lines of text in addition to the date; four lines above the date and four lines below the date. There is also an option for a logo or graphic chosen from our library or uploaded from your computer.

Customizing Your Express Order

Under each style you will find pre-made templates to choose from when designing your new stamp. You will also have the option to create your own template. This option allows you to customize the font, number of lines, size of the stamp (for some styles), add a logo or graphic, add a border, and even customize the ink color. Available ink colors include black, blue, green, red, and violet.

If you still need help customizing your rubber stamp with our Express Order system, contact our rubber stamp experts at 1 (850) 7STAMPS. Thanks for reading!

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