Two of my many lovely design-related Christmas presents were sets of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop all the way from San Francisco.
I supplemented them with an alphabet set from Muji and immediately got to work making my thank you cards (above). I’m really proud of them, but I think the credit should really go to Yellow Owl Workshop for the beautifully designed and made stamps.
Following my initial success, I got very excited and stamped everything I could get my hands on…
Having run out of things I could (reasonably!) stamp, I did a little more research and decided I definitely need to get hold of a copy of Christine Schmidt’s book, available on pre-order from amazon…
…and find myself some more stamps, from Yellow Owl Workshop and also perhaps from Skull and Cross Buns. I’d love to find a workshop where I can learn to make my own stamps, so let me know if you know of one. I suspect this might be a new hobby – the speed at which you can make beautiful stationery, and who knows what else, is quite addictive!
Further reading for the especially geeky:
- DIY Holiday Cards with Rubber Stamps (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Print Workshop: Hand Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects (coolhunting.com)
- Stamping, The Creative Hobby For The Whole Family (mydecorarticles.com)
- Finding Great Retro Digi Stamps for DTP Projects (brighthub.com)
- Ultimate geek stocking stuffer: The Emoticon Stamp [TNW Shareables] (thenextweb.com)