How To Use Personalised Stamps In Your Card Making

How To Use Personalised Stamps In Your Card Making

How to use personalised stamps in card making

Large numbers of people turned to arts and crafts during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 - learning new skills and creating fun items for sale, gifting and personal use. Card making became more popular than ever, allowing people to use their time and creativity to send well wishes and other messages to loved ones. While lockdowns seem mercifully behind us, many of us continue to explore our new or revived passion for card making, pushing the boundaries of creativity to new heights.

This article will help you get inspired with lots of great ideas for using personalised stamps in your card marking. 


7 ways to use personalised stamps in your card making


Personalised rubber stamps can be a useful tool for people who make homemade greetings cards. For example:

- Signing Cards 

Why not use a personalised rubber stamp with your name or signature to sign your cards instead of using a pen? This will add a personal touch and make the cards more special for the recipients and shows your creative side and makes the cards more memorable.


- Adding a personal message

You could use a rubber stamp with a message such as ‘handmade with love’ or ‘from the desk of’ to add a personal touch to your cards. This will help to convey the personal and heartfelt nature of the card and make the card more special for the recipients.


- Adding a logo or design

Use a stamp with a logo or design to add a cohesive and professional look to your cards to create a consistent image and make your cards more recognisable.


- Creating backgrounds

You might use a personalised rubber stamp with a repeating pattern or design to create interesting backgrounds for your cards. This will add an interesting visual element to the cards and make them more eye-catching.


- Adding a date

Stamps with the date on them make your cards more personal - especially for events such as birthdays and anniversaries. A date stamp will make the card more special for the recipient and make it stand out from the other greeting cards that person might receive.


- Customising Envelopes

Use a personalised rubber stamp with your return address to customise your envelopes, making your cards stand out by adding that personal touch. It will also make it easy for the recipients to know who sent the card.


- Use it on the back of the cards

Many people use a stamp to add contact information or a message on the back of the cards making it easy for the recipients to contact you or know more about your work (for example a website address or Instagram handle). It will also be useful for future business or collaborations if you are making cards to be sold.


10 personalised stamp ideas for homemade cards


Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.


1. Repeating patterns

Use rubber stamps to create a repeating pattern on the front of a card. This can be done by stamping the same image in different colours or by using a variety of different stamps to create a collage effect.


2. Scenes

Create a scene on the front of a card by stamping different images in different positions. For example, a house stamp, a tree stamp and a bird stamp could be used to create a countryside scene, but allowing you to make each one slightly different.


3. Personal messages

Use rubber stamps to add a personal message inside the card by stamping individual letters or by using a stamp with a pre-written message. For example, you might decide to get your first initial as an illuminated letter stamp, to be followed by your own handwriting.


4. 3D images

Create a 3D effect on a card by layering stamps on top of each other (or overlapping the same stamp in different colours). For example, stamp a tree on the front of the card, then stamp a bird on top of the tree to make it appear as though the bird is sitting in the tree.


5. Borders

Use rubber stamps with different shapes, such as lines, stars, hearts or flowers, to create a border around the edge of the card.


6. Illustrations

Use rubber stamps to create a custom illustration or design on the front of the card. For example, you might decide to create a single large image as the main focus of your card and reproduce it on many cards.  


7. Collage

Similar to borders, you could use stamps to create a collage of different images, colours, and patterns.


8. Signature

Create a custom seal or logo using a rubber stamp on the front of the card, which can be used as a personal signature. You could even use a wax seal to give your cards a historical feel, adding depth to their appearance.


9. Collage

Use rubber stamps to create an abstract design by layering stamps with different colours and patterns on top of each other.


10. Mix and match

Get creative with different inks and techniques like embossing to create unique and interesting effects with the rubber stamps.


How to develop your own personalised stamps


- Get creative and decide on what you want to stamp! It could be an image, shapes, words - the choice is yours! 


- Consider the size and shape that your stamps needs to be. There is a variety of sizes to choose from to match your card making requirements.


- In addition to size and shape, there are different types of stamps to select from to suit your needs, for example: 

Rubber stamps will provide you a classic and traditional look 

Self-inking stamps are a time saver and do not have the need for a separate ink pad

Embossing stamps provide an unique, textural and premium effect for your stamps and cards 


- Review and proof the design to ensure that it is accurate and that you are happy with the final product.


- Order the stamp: Once the design is finalised, order the stamp from a reputable rubber stamp maker (like us! We’ve been supplying high-quality stamps for more than 50 years!)


Personalised stamps are a great way to make your cards professional and unique, the only limit is your imagination!