Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stamping 101 - The Basics of Stamping with Close to My Heart

Close to My Heart stamps are easy to use.
To get started, you need a stamp set
Family is Forever

A block
2 X 3 1/2

An ink pad


A scrubber and spritz (substitutions can be made)

1. Remove the selected image from the carrier sheet.

2. Place the flat side of the image on the block.

3. Place a cushion - such as the foam insert in the stamp package - under your paper.

4. Ink the stamp using this pattern:
        tap, tap, tap
        twisty, twisty, twisty
        tap, tap, tap

With CTMH's clear stamps, you can easily check your ink coverage!

5. Stamp the image onto your paper.
With CTMH's clear stamps, you can easily place your image precisely where you want it!

6. Clean your stamp.

(If you don't yet have the scrubber, wet wipes without alcohol work well and don't damage your stamps or blocks.)

What is your favorite CTMH stamp? If you don't have one yet, browse around on my business site, I bet you'll find one!
Remember, every comment this month will be entered into a drawing for a free stamp set! 


  1. Replies
    1. Okay, which one did you use last? (wink)

  2. The last one I used was CTMH's Nursery Bash...I was making a birthday card for my favorite (almost) 2 year old!