January 10, 2013

75 Creative Card Challenges Week: Challenge #18: Stamp With a Homemade Stamp

Calling all you stampy stampers! Did you know that out of the 75 creative card challenges in this issue of the same name there are 9 challenges that are devoted exclusively to stamping? And did you know that out of the 293 card designs featured, 228 incorporate an element that is stamped?

That's right! Not only do we show you out-of-the-box ways to try a myriad of new things in your card making, we also feature plenty o' projects that feature your favorite technique--stamping!

Which brings me to today's challenge--Stamp With a Homemade Stamp.

Intrigued? Check it:

Fancy Frame Miss You Card by Kimberly Crawford, p. 41

Moxie Fab Alert: If you really stop and think about it, there are all kinds of things that you can stamp with. In this gorgeous card, Kimberly has die-cut a frame from craft foam and used it as a stamp. How moxie clever is that?

Patriotic Thank You Card by Julie Campbell, p. 40

Moxie Fab Alert: While the sentiment of this card is stamped from a regular stamp, the stars in the background are the result of Julie adhering wood stars to an acrylic block and stamping them onto the patterned paper. Great idea, wouldn'tchasay?

For more moxie fab examples of cards that incorporate a homemade stamp of some kind, see pages 40 and 41.

I know you're sitting there at your computer thinking of all the different things you could use as a stamp. And whether they are adaptations of things you  have lying around your craft space or things you've got lying around the house, I just know you can come up with something clever and innovative yourselves! Here's how to join in on all the fun:
  • Create a paper crafted card that incorporates a homemade stamp in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Stamp With a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, February 4.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, February 6 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a copy of 75 Creative Card Challenges.
I can't wait to see the ways all y'all will "rock" the homemade stamp,


PS The party continues over on Paper Crafts Connection! Be sure to click on through!

PPS My daughter, Beccah Thomas, is opening her own consignment shop today in Chicago!

Join me in wishing her luck by liking her Facebook Fan Page and leaving her a comment of support. I can't be there because I'm on my way to CHA as we speak, but we can all be there for her in spirit. And if you're in the Chicago area, feel free to stop by and say "hello!" The festivities begin at 3:00 PM!


Pam said...

Big congrats to your daughter!!! This is a great challenge too, as I have made my own stamps before. Thank you!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Hmmm....this one has the wheels turning!! And how fun for your daughter....next time I get downtown will have to check her store out!

Helen F. said...

I'm sure I can come up with something here ~ let me think on it for a few :o?
HUGE congrats to Becceh! on my way to Facebook now :)

madamewong said...

Am I missing the Linky or is it missing?

This was fun and the "stamp" I made I'm gonna keep using. I love the effect.

Rachel W K said...

good luck to your girl!!! what an adorable logo :)
-Rachel w k

Stampn'HI said...

Used an embossing folder to do my backgrounds instead of a large background stamp!

teri said...

Just playing along again, Cath!
Many congrats to Beccah!

Susanne V. said...

Thanks to your challenge I finally took the time to play with those foam thingies...!

Lindsey said...

Such a fun challenge. I hope to play along soon. I haven't looked at any of the other entries yet, but I'm sure I'll be inspired. Congrats to your daughter....I'm so curious. I wish I lived near Chicago, so I could go check her shop out.

Mary Jaminski said...
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Mary Jaminski said...

Best of luck to your daughter! I live on the north side and will make an effort to stop by her shop! {I do not know what just happened but somehow I deleted my first post?} Happy Day to you!

Susanne V. said...

Just realized that I had to upload my photo to your flickr group... Sorry!

Wendy said...

This was so fun and really got my juices flowing. Congrats to your daughter. Thanks Cath.

Michelle said...

Fun challenge...congrats to your daughter!

barbie_love said...

I carved my own stamp for this challenge

N@ Ali said...

yay, really enjoying this!

Kristen said...

hehe had fun with this one - you'll never guess what I used ;-)

papermelodys said...

What fun this was! I've never made my own stamp before!

Chark said...

This was fun and definitely a challenge! I have my ibby bitty card and make your own stamp in the same post...hope that's ok.

stampsalot87 said...

took a while, but found the card i wanted to post

Cindy C. said...

I did it, finally got my card done. Fun challenge!

Tracy said...

I really loved this challenge - teeny little canvas = a whole lotta fun!

Leni said...

It was so fun to think of something to make a card with. And also learned from it to look around with other eyes: there are a lot more things wich you can stamp with! Thanks!

Debstamps said...

Heh heh...I'm still chuckling from the challenges Cath! Thanks as always for some Fab inspiration! Who knew a bottle cap would be the perfect stamp for 'stitching' around the heart inside my Valentine?

cm said...

Whew, I'm nervous...I've made a 'first time' entry!! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to share my card! Carol

Shay said...

Congratulations to your daughter and I hope much success! I am entering what may be the oddest card into this challenge. Do I get credit for originality? lol Thanks for the fun challenges and this sensational blog.

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