Rubber Stamped Coasters

Handmade wooden coasters with rubber stamped designs, here is the 'how to.'

A pack of wooden circles are inexpensive and can be found at Wal-Mart, or craft supply stores.  This package used in this project came with quantity 6 pieces for about $1.

Prepare the surface of the wood by brushing a coat of water based sealer.  Optionally, you can use actual wood sealer in clear or a light color from a home improvement store (requires light sanding in between coats).  I only applied one coat of water-based sealer and allowed to fully dry (2 to 5 minutes).

Stamp with resist pad (VersaMark 'Frost' was used in this project, but any resist pad will work.

Add embossing powder of your choice of color.  Darker colors stand out more.  You can use gold, silver, glitter, etc.
The best way to easily remove any excess embossed particles is with an X-acto knife.
Rubber stamps featured:
Pocket Watch
Quoth the Raven
Ships Wheel
Bubble Bee
Gears Background

For stamping onto wood, it is important to use rubber stamps since they offer the best ink transfer (in this case the resist material).  Also, using designs that have good lines and not too much grungy effects appear better with embossing onto the wood surface.  Have fun creating your coasters.  And if you are bold, creating Christmas tree ornaments with wood by attaching a ribbon to the top or hole would be cool, too!

Pocket Card Journaling

Deep Red Stamps featured above:
Butterfly Flourish

Deep Red Stamps featured above:
Summer Flowers Border
Blue Jays
Also shown above: Deep Red Stamps Seagull Stamp

An album protector sheet is perfect for creating a 12 x 12 journal page filled with pocket cards.   Four of the pockets are 4" x 6" and the other four are 3" x 4".  Easily create a mood and colors using rubber stamps, die cuts, and wood embellishments for each card and an overall theme is created in no time.

Vintage Transportation

Featured above on an A2 card:
Indian Motorcycle
Hardtail Motorcycle
View all of our motorcycle rubber stamps here.

 Featured stamp: Abandoned Truck
 Classic Corvette Rubber Stamp
 Classic Pickup Truck Rubber Stamp in green watercolor.

 Rusty Tractor on a orange watercolor background.
 Rusty Truck on a pink watercolor background.

VW Bug in orange watercolor background.

I Heart Roses

We are so excited about all the new releases for the 1st quarter of 2017, especially all of the new rose designs.  They are so detailed and beautiful to stamp.  Roses are the perfect flower for just about any occasion.
Stamp featured above: English Roses measures 2" x 3.2" (5 cm x 8,1 cm)

Some of our existing catalog features many pretty rose stamps like the one above: Rose Blooms, measures 3.1" x 3.1" (7,8 cm x 7,8 cm)

Above in the center is our Rose Engraving stamp measuring 2.1" x 2.1" (5,3 cm x 5,3 cm)

Rose Frame rubber stamp is one of my personal favorites.  All of the intricate leaves and bow comes out perfectly, especially when embossed. 3" x 3.25" (7,6 cm x 8,2 cm)

Another one of the newest releases is the Rose Sketch rubber stamp (above) measuring at 2" x 4" (5 cm x 10,1 cm)
To see all of the newly featured rose stamps we have click here to view online in our store.  There are some that are not pictured above, such as Roses Pen and Ink, Rose Border, Roses just can't have too many roses!

Making Recipe Cards

Take the 'boring' out of your recipe cards and decorate them using rubber stamps!  Whether your giving one as a gift or just for your own collection, you will enjoy seeing something special every time you go to use them.  We have mushrooms, oranges, bumblebees, apples and strawberries, even a rooster.

Rubber Stamps used above:
Apple Rubber Stamp -  shop here
Bumblebee Rubber Stamp -available here
Laurel Frame Rubber Stamp - shop here
Orange Branch Rubber Stamp - shop here
Porcini Mushrooms Rubber Stamp - shop here
Mushrooms Rubber Stamp - shop here
See all the stamps Featured in our All About Food Section in our store here.

New Girls for 2017

Here is a sneak preview of some of our upcoming new rubber stamps to be released week of Jan. 16, 2017.  The 2 girls above are designed by me and measure a little over 4 inches tall (10 cm). 

That Star Spangled Banner Yet Wave

This 5 inch x 7 inch card features our Old Glory and Combat Boots Rubber Stamps.  The wave of the flag overlaps the combat boots section a...