How to Make Homemade Stamps with Craft Foam

how to make stamps from craft foam

Craft foam is an easy product to work with and has many fun uses. Today I’m going to share one that I found.

Making Your Own Stamps with Craft Foam

Craft foam is a material readily available in craft and other stores. Crafting with it is easy because it cuts easily with a scissors and is a great crafting material for kids to use.

I’ve been interesting in using it for some of my handmade cards, so I picked up a sheet of it at a local craft store, just to try it out.

At first I tried cutting it with my Silhouette Cameo, and it worked to a point. I experimented quite a bit with settings, but never got it to cut clean through. I leave my marginal success for another blog post.

Having spent enough time goofing around with cutting it on the Cameo, I decided to cut a piece with a scissors and just try stamping with it.

Clear Stamped Images

Once the little trial stamp was all inked up, it stamped a nice clear image. I stamped a few triangles on a plain piece of printer paper and liked what I saw. Then I decided to make a stamp that I would be able to use for a handcrafted card.

Materials You’ll Need for Making Your Stamps
  • Craft foam
  • Sharp scissors or craft knife
  • Small piece of wood or your acrylic stamp blocks for mounting your stamp
  • Tape runner or glue to adhere the stamp to your block

If you want to make your stamp a little more permanent, you could use a small piece of wood block. I had some scraps of wood from a recent project and used tacky glue to adhere a little Christmas tree to the wood.

For this tree, I simply cut one larger triangle and then cut it into spaced, smaller triangles. If you have a scrap piece of wood, glue it down with some tacky glue and it’s ready to use. I was going for a quick project, or I might have done some sanding along the edges.

DIY stamps from craft foam

 

The next tree was made from a triangle with little pieces snipped from the sides with a scissors.

You can mount these temporarily to a acrylic block using some glue dots, tape runner or double sided tape. I decided that my tree needed a star, so I just cut one out with a craft knife.

how to make stamps from craft foam

You may wonder about the quality of the stamped images. Not a problem. I used my image to make up a quick card for the Christmas in July Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

how to make stamps from craft foam

 

I love this technique because it’s so versatile. Use your stamps on tags and other projects. You’re only limited by what you can dream up. This would be a great project for kids to make cards for friends or teachers.

Anyone can create homemade stamps for cards for any time of the year.

Hope this tutorial was helpful. I hope you’ll enjoy making some stamps of your own. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy creating for your home and family!

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