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So Many Uses for Stampers!

30 Nov

I was talking to someone at work the other day about how much I love my self-inking stampers and how I use them for practically everything.  I am a busy Mom of three kids, so I am always looking for ways to multi-task.  I wanted to share my favorite stampers with you and the ways I use them to make every day life easier for anyone who’s crunched on time.


I currently own two self-inking stampers from The Stationery Studio.  My everyday stamper is the Big Zip Family Address Self-Inking Stamper.  This is the stamper that gets all the kudos! I use this for everyday correspondence.  But seeing that I am always sending in notes for school and sports, I started realizing this stamp is really a lifesaver.  Here are some other creative uses for your stamper:

  • When sending in money for field trips for school, simply stamp the envelope – no need for writing your kids name!
  • When giving holiday tips, use the stamper on the envelope.  If the person wants to write a thank you note, they already have your address.
  • When turning in money for group sports activities, the stamper makes it easy to see who it’s from.
  • You can instantly make bag tags for luggage, backpacks, etc by stamping and laminating your own.
  • Stamp the inside of your books.  This way, if you lend them out, they know who to return them to.

Those are just a few ideas.  I am sure you can think of more.


My other favorite self-inking stamper is the Hanging Ornaments Self-Inking Stamper.  When sending my holiday cards and packages, I always use this stamper.  There’s something exciting about getting a holiday card in the mail with the festive stamp on it.  It adds so much!

What uses do you have for your stampers?  Share them in the comments below.  I would love to hear your ideas!






New Love Stamps Will Debut for Summer Weddings

23 Feb

New LOVE Stamps Debut for Summer Weddings from the US Postal Service

New LOVE Stamps Will Arrive Just in Time for Summer Events from the US Postal Service

Just in time for summer weddings, The U.S. Postal Service is about to release its new Love stamp collection.  Choosing the right stamp is just as important as choosing the right wedding invitation. The Garden of Love — ten different First-Class stamps depicting a colorful mosaic of flora and fauna in a garden setting — will be issued May 19.

These stamps are a continuation of the Love series, begun in 1973, and are intended for use on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day cards, as well as Birth Announcements and more.  Award-winning illustrator José Ortega of New York City and Toronto depicts an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, a strawberry, and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart. The deep blue background is reminiscent of a brilliant summer sky. The word “Love” sits atop each stamp.

“Garden of Love depicts the abundance of life, its generosity, whose spirit is to be shared by all its creatures. Love’s definition is broader than romantic love. Love is that colorful, full feeling you get when you enjoy being a part of and sharing in the generosity of life,” says Ortega.

To create his design, Ortega made a digital file of his original pencil and marker drawings. Then he added color, improvising until the garden took shape.