Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cut Your Own Banner Stamp!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!

Today I wanted to share a little project I've had planned for a bit now, just had to find the time to do it!  I don't know if you remember but a few weeks ago I talked about cutting apart existing stamps to create smaller more usable stamps (Cut Your Stamps Apart).  The stamp I cut apart and used in the example had a nice large open area with no image pressed into it...I kept this nice large scrap piece to cut and create my very own banner stamp!!

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Let's go...

Cut Your Own Banner Stamp


Rubber Scraps
Ruler or other Straight Line
(to make the card)
Banner Stamp
Black Gel Pen
Additional Stamps (Crafty Secrets, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps)
Stickles Glitter Glue


1. Measure and mark as many "V's" as you can on your rubber scrap... this may be only one or it could be 2, 3 or more.  It doesn't matter ~ you will simply have to stamp more or less banners to get the look you want.   I made my banner a little over 1"'s a nice size for cards.  If you were going to be stamping for scrapbooks you might want to go with a 1.5" - 2.5" size banner.  It really just depends on what you are planning on using your banner for.

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I was able to get 3 banners on my scrap piece of rubber...

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2. Carefully trim away the excess rubber.  You don't want to cut the banners apart so leave a small bit or rubber between each individual banner to hold them together as shown...

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3. It's Time To STAMP!!!  I mounted my banner on my stamping block with a slight curve to it.  This gives a nice swoop to the finished banner...

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4. To embellish the banner you can use tiny stamps, gel pens, stickers, etc.  For my banner I stamped tiny owls (JFF Stamps), wrote the letters (Boo), added a nice little scallop along the bottoms of each individual banner and as you can see in the finished card I also stamped along the upper edge of the banner with a small border stamp.  I further embellished it using Stickles Glitter Glue.

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Just one more reason to hold on to those rubber scraps!

You just saved yourself $6.00 - 15.00 by creating your very own banner stamp!

How very awesome is that?

Gotta love it when you can recycle, save $'s, have loads of fun AND come out of it all with another great stamp!!


  1. Roni -

    What an awesome idea! I love that banner stamp. Now I have to check my studio and see if I have any extra rubber. And the card is just to darn cute! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Elaine Allen

  2. Wonderful work Roni!....Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and "scrapbooking" experiments!...I'm a big fan of your work!

    Greetings from Spain

  3. Such a cool idea!

  4. You sure do think outside the box!!!!!~

  5. Wow Roni you do amazing things!!

  6. you share the best ideas!

  7. Once again...great idea and card!!
    My GD would love this one! TFS!!

  8. digging out my scraps now!
    great idea!

  9. another fantastic idea.i am looking at my stamps with new eyes.br3n

  10. Thank you so much for sharing such a brilliant idea! I've kept so many rubber scrap pieces over the years, I should be able to make quite a few banner (or other!) stamps out of them!


  11. Now THAT is a winning idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing. I just wish I had stamp scraps to practice on. I'll know what to do with them next time though, LOL!

  12. VERY VERY Creative you make it look so easy :) I guess will give it a try this weekend :) thanl you

  13. Hi, I did a similar project making dozens of different stamps (animals, shoes/skates, christmas stockings, mittens, fruit, a tea service...) from scrap rubber, the possibilities are endless. Here are links to the instructions and the finished images.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!