January 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm (Tips and Tricks)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, clear stamping ideas, clear stamping tips, clear stamps, craft rubber stamps, hobby rubber stamps, organizing stamps, rubber stamp organization, rubber stamps, stamping and organzigin
Christmas is an exciting time with much anticipation and preparation involved. I find that it is not uncommon to discover that once the flurry of Christmas preparations are past, that I have a number of new items to organize into my craft room. Some I receive as gifts, but many of them are purchased to make a special gift for a loved one. Clear alphabet stamps are a wonderful solution to keeping your craft room organized.
Clothes pins are an easy and attractive way to keep things organized. The clothespin above is labelled organize and is a quick convenient way of making sure that you get things put away especially if you don’t have time to do it right now. Clothes pins can also be used to label small paper scraps, color, paper projects etc. They can also be labelled with the name of a child or event. Once labelled they can help you keep memorabilia organized until you are ready to construct the scrapbook pages.
Papers can get rather bulky sitting in baskets. This is a fabulous way to organize memorabilia specific to one person that you wish to scrapbook in the future. A sticky label can easily be stamped on with clear alphabet rubber stamps to create an easy to read, uniform and attractive way to organize your craft room.
When new supplies are purchased you may need to label a new box or container specific to that project. In the above photo, clear alphabet rubber stamps are used to create a bold and beautiful label for this box of supplies.
Clear alphabet rubber stamps can even help you organize your kitchen! Above you will see a label made for snacks, making it easy to see and know what you have currently on hand in your cupboards. Using this method, your kitchen cupboards coordinate and you will be delighted every time you open the cupboard door.
Of course clear hobby rubber stamps are so much easier to use when they are organized into categories. At Clearly Rubber Stamping, stamps are presorted into categories by color, but the photo above shows a wonderful way of decorating clear dividers with easy to read labels that help you find exactly what you are looking for when you are creating a new rubber stamping project.
Have a very Happy New Year
March 2, 2010 at 1:23 am (How To Articles, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: clear rubber stamps, stamping ideas, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamping ideas, easter crafts, easter egg stamping
I was in one of the dollar stores a few months ago and found an Egg shaped rock. It was pretty neat and I thought it would be fun to decorate for Easter.
Rubber stamping on an egg such as this is a little bit tricky. Because the surface is curved you must rock the stamp carefully over the surface of the egg. In order to do this and not blur or shadow the image, it is best to use clear hobby rubber stamps so you can see exactly where you still need the image to be transferred.
To learn more about Easter Egg stamping you can visit Easter Egg Ideas or Rubber Stamping on Easter Eggs
December 7, 2009 at 4:56 pm (Stamped Craft Ideas, Christmas Crafts)
Tags: clear stamps, rubber stamps, rubber stamping, christmas crafts, stamping ideas, hobby rubber stamps, craft ideas, gift boxes
Gift boxes are a fun craft that makes wrapping small items for any occasion fun and personal. These boxes can be decorated with your choice of clear hobby rubber stamping techniques, glitter, scrapbooking embellishments or ribbon.
For instructions on making this craft visit Making Mini Gift Boxes. The template for this craft is found below.
Have fun and happy stamping!!!
November 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm (Save At Clearly Rubber Stamping, Tips and Tricks)
Tags: clear stamps, craft rubber stamps, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamps
Like traditional rubber stamps, clear hobby stamps allow you to create beautiful designs even if you don’t consider yourself artistic. However, have you ever purchased a clear stamp that just didn’t perform right? Recently I decided to try some cute Disney clear stamps purchased from another company and available at the local WalMart. I was very disappointed with the quality of the stamp as well as the image produced. The stamps, though clear were hardly tacky, hard to peel off the carrier and did not produce a clean crisp image. Once I was done with the stamp, it was hard to get it to stick back onto the carrier sheet. To get a decent image I tried rubbing a vinyl eraser over the design. It helped a little, but the ink still was not uniform and evenly placed.
Purchasing quality clear stamps can be tricky online as you are unable to handle the product before purchasing. Unless, the website tells you, you have no way to gauge how tacky and flexible the product you are interested in will actually be. To make it easier for you to get the quality you are looking for Clearly Rubber Stamping has made it a priority to carry ONLY the best quality clear stamps on the market. You will always find flexible stamps that are naturally tacky and easy to position. They can even be bent or flexed to take on a slightly different shape. They are soft and pliable and if dirt inhibits the self stick feature, simply wash them in water to restore tackiness. Crisp, clean images will appear on your craft projects and delight you with the ease of being artistic using your quality clear hobby stamps.
Happy Stamping to All
November 9, 2009 at 6:44 pm (New & Promotional, Scrapbooking, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: card making ideas, Christmas card making, christmas crafts, Christmas scrapbooking, clear stamps, craft rubber stamps, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamps, scrapbooking ideas
With Christmas quickly appearing on the horizon, it is time to start planning Christmas crafts, make Christmas cards, and plan for spectacular Christmas scrapbook pages. This is all possible and easy with a quick visit to the Christmas Scrapbook Themes page which not only provides ideas for cards and scrapbooks, but also give ideas for photos to take at and around Christmas time, Christmas scrapbook page titles and even a cute Christmas ornament that looks great but is easy to make with clear hobby rubber stamps. Don’t let Christmas catch you unprepared, plan your crafty ideas today.
August 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm (Save At Clearly Rubber Stamping)
Tags: clear stamps, free shipping, half price shipping, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamps, shipping discounts
Shipping is one of those things that can turn a person off an online order faster than anything else. Though it is a necessary expense, the cost of shipping can significantly increase the cost of small orders and yes, even larger ones.
Because clear hobby rubber stamps are light and small, Clearly Rubber Stamping has recently been able to reduced overall shipping costs. Depending on your location you will now save between 20% and 40% on shipping your orders.
As before, $50 orders get 50% off shipping; $100 orders are shipped FREE with the Small Packet – Surface mail option. However, since shipping is now cheaper, the half price shipping is now extremely reasonable.
For small orders on only one or two products you can ship by light packet and save yourself a few dollars.
May 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm (Card making Tutorials, Nature)
Tags: card making, card making craft, card making ideas, clear stamps, hobby rubber stamps, nature stamps, rubber stamps
It would seem that nature cards can be used for any occasion. With the seasons constantly changing around us, our paper crafts and creations often reflect what we see. Today, we will learn how to create this card making craft with nature rubber stamps, ink, paper and a sponge – and of course the clear stamps that make it all come together - ‘Winter Trees’
To make this beautiful nature card begin by cutting your scrap paper to the same size as you want your nature scene to be. Next tear off the bottom left hand corner to create the hill that the deer will stand on as illustrated in the next photo.
With the torn scrap paper held in place over your scene sponge your ink along the torn edge to create the hill in your landscape.
Next, using the straight edge of your scrap paper, create the lake edge with the sponging technique. As you sponge draw the ink upwards a little so that it fades out as you move upwards.
Once your horizon is created it is time to work on the sky. I chose to add a distant mountain. To do this tear your scrap paper again to create the jagged peakes of a mountain. Very lightly spong along the edges of your mountain as shown below.
Next add a little ink in the sky above the mountain to balance the color in your picture.
Now you are ready to add the trees that are visible across the lake. To do this ink only the top portion of the tree rubber stamp found in the Winter Trees set of clear hobby rubber stamps. Before stamping it into your nature scene dab the ink on the lower part of the trees with your sponge. This will blend the color from thick to thin giving the effect of the bottom portion of the trees disappearing into the mist over the lake. Stamp the image so the tops of your trees are visible above the mist as illustrated in the next photo.
Stamp the image a second time before reinking to create more distant trees in the background.
Choose an accent tree to stand alone on the hill over the lake. There are several featured in the Winter Trees set of clear stamps. Stamp your tree in place as desired.
Stamp the deer on a separate piece of paper (the same color as you used for your nature scene) and cut them out closely. Adhere to the hill so they stand and look over the lake as illustrated below.
With the nature scene complete choose a card making template that will work with it and design your own stunning hand made greeting card. You may wish to embellish with ribbon, brads, wire or glitter for the finished look you desire.
April 7, 2009 at 9:45 pm (Scrapbook Theme Ideas)
Tags: clear stamps, easter clear stamps, easter rubber stamps, easter scrapbook ideas, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamps, scrapbooking ideas
Easter is a great time for scrapbookers to use pastel colors in combination with spring photos and embellishments to recreate a special holiday. When designing your page, first consider it’s purpose. You may wish to capture your faith with religious aspects of the holiday, you may prefer pretty pastels and Easter Eggs to dominate your pages. I chose a fun pastel color theme.
Begin by choose an appropriate Easter Scrapbook Page Topper. If you are having a hard time coming up with something look through the Easter and Spring categories in 1500+ FREE Scrapbook Page Toppers to help you. You may also find a few new ideas from Easter Theme Scrapbooking Ideas.
Easter scrapbook themes are really easy to create when you have Easter Eggs to adorn your pages. You may wish to make them large enough to host a photo or small enough to create an interesting decorative border. Regardless of their purpose, you can make them easily by cutting striped paper into an oval. Next use two or three different colors of pigment ink and some clear border rubber stamps to add interest to each stripe. Change the rubber stamping ink color often to make your eggs very colorful. I enjoyed stamping a spring garden to place my stamped Easter Eggs in.
Clear Rubber Stamps used in this layout: Big Blooms (flower rubber stamps) and Ribbons and Rikrak (for the lines on the Easter Eggs)
However you use them, stamping Easter Eggs to enhance an Easter scrapbooking theme will please the eye every time.
For more Easter scrapbook page ideas scroll to the bottom of the Easter Scrapbooking page in this link.
March 29, 2009 at 12:55 am (How To Articles, Scrapbooking, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: clear stamps, gift ideas, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamping, scrapbook ideas, Scrapbooking
For Christmas this past year I decided to do a Mini scrapbook that contained all the personal information of my family members including neices and nephew and all the rest. My goal was to have a small, handy complete and up to date address book that would be fun to look at and use. This is what I came up with.
The first page you see when you open up the book is the title page containing a full family picture and the heading “____ Family Address Book”. It is simply printed on white cardstock cut to fit in the sleeve of the photo album and I used my clear rubber stamps with first and second generation stamping techiniques to give the impression of patterned paper.
Inside the address book each family has two pages. One page is designed to hold birthday and anniversary information. It is embellished with full color pictures of family members and decorated with rubber stamped images. The other page is for information that changes such as mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and cell phone numbers. The following photo’s illustrate this well. You will noticed that all faces and personal information has been blurred to maintain privacy.The last page of the book includes a descendancy tree for a completed project which now contains personal family information needed to keep in touch and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. I stamped a tree on this page in keeping with the family tree theme.
I was surprised how quickly this project went. I had to make eight of them and they were done within a week as time permitted. Some of the pages already need a few alterations but it is a fun and personal gift that was easy to make and ideal to give.
March 1, 2009 at 1:14 am (How To Articles, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: candle stamping, clear stamps, hobby rubber stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamps
Last year I discovered that you can stamp on candles with rubber stamps. Since I am always looking for fun new ideas that I can use my rubber stamps on I decided to give it a try. The technique required that I heat the wax and then press the stamp into it before it cooled. It was a little tricky because the wax either cooled too quickly, or the stamp wanted to slide on the warm wax. Because it was a little tricky, I haven’t tried the technique too often since then. Despite the difficulty though, I was still impressed with the results of stamping on candles and the technique has been in the back of my mind ever since then. This is a picture of this stamping technique:
A few weeks back I discovered a new way to stamp on candles that gives results in full color! That’s right, I couldn’t wait to try it. The technique required the usual rubber stamping supplies plus, a candle, tissue paper and a heat embossing gun. I loved it! It took almost no time at all to adorn my previously plain candle. This is a photo of this technique:
Step by Step Process:
1. Choose your clear stamp. I chose a rose from my Clear Rubber Stamps.
2. I inked my stamp using markers coloring in the red rose first then stamping it on the tissue paper. (Before you stamp you will want to put a scrap piece of paper under the tissue paper as the ink penetrates through the tissue paper.) After washing the stamp I inked the leaves with a dark green marker, lined up the clear stamp with the red rose and stamped the leaves in place.
3. I decided I wanted to go for as much color as possible so I colored in the leaves with a lighter green marker and the rose with a light pink marker.
4. Next I cut out the stamped image fairly close to the edges. I would recommend leaving 1/4″ of white tissue paper showing around the edges of your images after you have cut it out.
5. This is the fun part. Place your cut out image on the candle where you want it. Turn on your heat gun and blow the hot air directly onto the stamped image. The image melts right into the wax. Be sure to seal all the edges. You do have to be careful not to overheat the wax or it will run in an unattractive way.
That is it! 5 easy steps and the project is complete. You can’t even tell that there is any tissue paper melted to the candle – it completely disappears. I am going to have to try this technique with colored candles and colored tissue paper…