Rosh HaShana is in another two weeks, so you still have time to make some handcrafted cards for friends and family, and treat bags for the kids! This project is really simple and with great results considering the minimal time investment. You can make some stamps one day, and the next, spend maybe an hour or so stamping your images on cardstock which you'll use to make beautiful and unique New Year's Greetings cards. Sounds good to me!
A Rosh HaShana card (left) is made from stamped colored paper and embellished with metallic gold contact paper. Gift tags are made by stamping a single image on thin cardboard, punching a hole, and adding a hanging ribbon!
Brown paper bags look adorable when stamped with images, especially those done by the kids! My almost 6 year old decided to do his own thing (instead of Rosh HaShana imagery like apples etc.) and drew a man which I then cut out for him, and stamped by brushing paint onto the whole shape. After the paint had dried, my son then went back and added details with a ball point pen. Too cute!
Make Your Own Stamps From Craft Foam Tutorial:
- Craft Foam
- Plastic tops (from spice containers) or other jar or container tops
- Ink Pads and/or paint
Step 1: Trace around the perimeter of your spice jar top.
Step 2: Draw the shape you'd like to work with.
Step 3: Cut out foam shape and glue to spice container tops. Set aside to dry. Use double stick tape if you need to use them right away.
Step 4: Press stamp onto stamp pad, or apply paint with a brush
Step 5: Applying light pressure, press stamp onto paper
Above right: the man stamp was used as is, since it's too big to glue to a spice top. One can however glue an oversized shape to a dense sponge to make a large stamp.
And that's it! Can you believe it's so simple? Enjoy!