When it comes to stamps with words and phrases, I am the first to confess that I don't use them very often. I take the words given to me at face value. What the stamps says is what it says. It might be a phrase like Happy Mail or Love. Therefore, I must find a way to use those exact phrases on a layout. Right? This means the stamp waits in my supplies for just the right moment to be used. I am pretty sure I am not the only one.
When we see stamps, we take the whole word. When we use letter stickers, we take a different approach. We spell the word we want. What if we did the same with our stamps? Now you are probably saying, hold on a minute. The stamps is the way it is. How am I going to spell anything with a word or phrase stamp? It's a lot easier than you think.
a scrap sheet of cardstock
a marker such as Tim Holtz Distress markers which allow you to color on a stamp
word or phrase stamps
a craft knife
small strips of scrap paper
Step One Color only the letter or letters that you want to use. In this case, I want the H and the A so that I can stamp ha ha ha over and over again. You may need to use several stamps to be able to spell out the new word or phrase that you desire.
I stamped " Ha, Ha, Ha" from the letters in the Happy Mail Stamp. To create the stamped " lol", I first stamped the "L and O" from love, then stamped another "L" making sure it matched up with the O.
It really is that easy to create custom stamped words and phrases. It's just a matter of seeing the stamps in a new light.