How to Make Homemade Stamps with 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 experimental project. Next time I’ll sand the edges.

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Foam Handmade Stamp Glued to Wood Block

 

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.

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Handmade Stamps on Acrylic Block

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.

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Card Made with Handmade Stamps

 

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 a quick and easy card.

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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