{guest post: lines across}

Hello lovely {nifty thrifty things} readers. I'm Rachel from Lines Across, and I'm thrilled Vanessa asked me to guest post here today. Lines Across is a craft blog where I share lots of tutorials and inspiration (like these owl crafts or button crafts). Most of my projects take less than an hour and can usually be made with materials you already have lying around the house. I'm also a mom to a toddler girl and 3 year old boy, and I often share ideas and activities to do with your kids.

After posting all of those wonderful DIY stamp ideas, I had to try a few of my own. These stamps are really a combination of a few of the others, but are closest to this herringbone stamp from A Beautiful Mess.

I was a little worried that using craft foam sheets wouldn't work very well, but it really did. It was so easy, and I know I'm going to make more.

What you need:

1. Craft foam sheets

2. Glue + Scissors

3. Small wooden block

4. Ink

What you do:

1. Cut out the shapes that you want. (Remember the stamp will be a mirror image)

2. Cover the wooden block with a layer of glue.

3. Place the foam pieces on the block. Press down to make sure that they all dry flat.

4. Stamp.

I also made a stamp for my blog logo, and for my (upcoming) etsy shop. The foam works best with simple geometric shapes. I found that it lost a little bit of detail on the more intricate shapes. However, it still worked well and was very easy.


Thanks again Vanessa for having me here today. I would love for you to stop by Lines Across and check out some of my tutorials, like this one - Scrapbook Paper Gift Bags. Also follow along with FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest.

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  1. I am so glad you showed how to make a stamp. I know this would be a fun way to make Christmas cards.

  2. Love this so much!

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