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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stamping is fun for ALL ages!
As part of the Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event, the team is rockin' the techniques this week. This week, I did some basic masking and stamping that can be done by stampers of all levels. Hopefully, this post will encourage new stampers to get out those stamps! But more importantly, I'd like for more experienced stampers to sit down and create more than tags...create memories by stamping with a little family member Yes, this is truly a project that the whole family can do.
 My oldest son is getting married in a few short weeks and I'm thrilled for him and his bride to-be. I am so proud of the man that he has become, and I'm certain that he will be a good husband. Where did the time go? When I look back on his childhood, my favorite moments were times spent together working on fun little projects. I love being his Mother and I treasure those memories. I urge you all to take any opportunity you can to create your own special memories. With tiny helping hands, these tags could be put together quickly and attached to bake goods for quick gifts or school bake sales. After all, the eating season is fast approaching! :)
When I first began stamping, I was awed by the masking process. It made everything look so polished and professional. Do you know what? Your non-stamping friends and family will be amazed too! Get those little ones to help!
Here, I stamped on a sticky note to create my removable mask. An adult may have to cut the mask, but little fingers could stamp the background with a larger stamp. I used a strip of washi tape as a mask to create a blank space to insert the name of the chef. You may notice that I purposely kept it simple and clean. I have found that distressed edges and grunge do not make your home-baked treats very appealing to eat. :)

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Get creative and show us your techniques. We love stampers of all levels. Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

Philip 1992
They grow up fast!~


  1. AWWW, your little Phillip is SO cute and dashing!! Big congrats on his upcoming wedding! I totally agree with your view on what kids will remember ... working together on little projects. Thanks for the reminder to keep these going! Masking is a great technique with a big impact to teach them!

  2. Awwwwww he is adorable in that photo ... and you are so right! They do grow up too fast! LOVING the tag! Gorgeous!!!!!

  3. Super cute tag Michelle! Darling photo :)

  4. Love masking! And such a pretty tag! What a fun picture! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Sweet tag! I love that yellow color! Fab!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Love the masking technique! Your tag is super cute, Michelle. :)

  7. Cute tag! I like so much the way to use Tim Holtz's stamps with " alternative" colors! BArbarayaya

  8. Ohhhh! This post was beautiful in more ways than one! What a wonderful point to bring up about letting little hands help. In retrospect, those are the projects that mean the most and that tie generations together. Thank you for reminding me of that and your tag made me think of my sweet mother and how she'd always let my little hands help her make cookies. How blessed the world is for wonderful mothers!

  9. That's it. You've convinced me. Next time I make a plate of cookies, I'm attaching a homemade tag, too. How adorable!

  10. Really cute tag, Michelle and I love the pop of yellow you've used for the background, it just works so well against the vintage etched stamp! :)

  11. Love this idea and how wonderful to attach to something homemade around the holidays. That photo is just too cute! Mine too grew way to fast!

  12. Congrats on the wedding news Michelle! Such a sweet tag! Love the yellow.


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