Do you have alphabet stamps? If so, for what projects do you use them? I'm really curious what everyone does because I am challenged to find uses for mine.
For a long time I resisted the urge to buy large alphabet stamps. They were kind of expensive and I didn't think I would use them much. When I first took up stamping, I typically printed my scrapbook titles for my pages. Eventually I discovered Thickers and bought a Cricut as well. But somewhere along the way a couple of sets of alpha stamps found their way into my collection. I still have the hardest time using them. (Should have gone with my first instinct.)
I have a card class coming up soon and I thought we might use this set of alpha stamps since we haven't done that before. I did these two cards. I don't think either is going to work. I'm not that crazy about the baby card and that is a pretty specific use card. The other one is to be a back-to-school card. While I really like it, there is a lot of stamping. So we may do this or I may try to work out something else. I like for everyone to learn new things and also to have fun. It is easy for me to create cards that just take too long to make in a group setting with everyone sharing supplies. It is hard to chat when you are pushing to get something done.
For this second card, I stamped the twill tape as well and then just punch a couple of leaves to go with the fall theme. For the background, I lined up all the alphas on a large clear block and used markers to color them. Then I went over the stamped image with a canvas background stamp and distressed the edges. Yeah, a lot of inks!
Anyway, if you have an idea for alpha stamps, please leave me a comment. I have 3 sets of large alphas like these and several sets of very small ones. They are lonely and need to be put to good use.
Ingredients: Stamps: Fun Alphabet by Inkadinkado; Cherry Hill by October Afternoon
DSP on Girl card: Stampin' Up!; October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricut
I do have several sets of alphabet stamps that I hardly ever use. Lovely to see your examples, very inspiring!ReplyDelete
I'd also love to know what people use them for... I won a set of alpha stamps (small stamps with a solid block and the letter cut out of that - rather than the letters themselves being the raised bit) waaaay back near when I started to scrapbook with others... I don't think I've ever once used them...ReplyDelete
Wow! These cards are fabulous!!! Love the idea using the alphas.ReplyDelete
Two wonderful cards using your alphabet stamps. Very creative!ReplyDelete
I actually like your baby girl card.ReplyDelete
I have a couple sets of large alphabet stamps and I dont' think I have used them.
Love how you used them though, I am going to have to try this.
I love how you used your alphabet stamps! I think your cards are great! I have one set of big stamps that I have only ever used for monograms (very seldom) and I had a set of smaller wooden ones I sold at a yard sale. I also have a tiny set of foam ones I have done initials with.ReplyDelete