Sunday, June 22, 2008

hand-made stamps!

I try to do small things to help the earth, like minimizing waste and trash, and recycling whenever possible. Did you know that the waxy paper on the back of stickers and adhesive labels is not recyclable?

So, I am trying to move away from using shipping labels by handwriting addresses directly onto the shipping envelope whenever possible. And today, with a couple of easy-to-use tools and some help from a lovely tutorial, I carved a stamp to use as a kind of frame for shipping addresses on my envelopes, in lieu of my standard white Avery label. I really like how it came out, and it didn't take very long at all! I see some more stamp carving happening in my near future...

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