STAMP Oh!

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A Rubber Stamp Collection

$300

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STAMP Oh! MANIA Welcome
Kathy Berger has been operating Stamp Oh! Mania as a manufacturing and catalog sales business since October 1995. Many changes have come about during Kathy’s time with the company, including this new catalog. Stamp Oh! Mania continues to add new images and strives to continually improve the quality of the product. Stamp Oh! Mania is now producing many of its images on deeply etched magnesium plates, providing deeper rubber with greater detail. All images are trimmed as closely as possible to ensure the best image possible. Stamp Oh! Mania stamps are mounted exclusively with gray foam that has been permeated with adhesive to guarantee long lasting mounts. And Stamp Oh! Mania uses only the highest quality red rubber. Stamp Oh! Mania hand-crafts each stamp as a work of art and stands behind its product. If you are unsatisfied with any Stamp Oh! Mania stamp, please return it for an exchange, no questions asked! Stamp Oh! Mania continues to offer a liberal policy for use of its images. Stamp Oh! Mania images may be used for any purpose (even commercial) as long as they are HAND STAMPED. (This applies to all of the images in this catalog EXCEPT for the Longaberger basket images. Those images are copyrighted by Longaberger, and permission for their COMMERCIAL use must be granted by Longaberger.). We also allow MECHANICAL reproduction of our images for NON-COMMERCIAL uses at any size EXCEPT 100%. If you have a favorite stamp store that you would like to see carry the Stamp Oh! Mania line, drop us a note and we’ll send them wholesale buying information. If you are the first to send us their name AND they start carrying Stamp Oh! Mania stamps, you’ll get a $15 gift certificate that can be used on your next order!

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Contents
ANIMALS .................................................. 1 BABIES ...................................................... 7 BIRTHDAYS ............................................ 10 BORDERS, etc. ........................................ 12 CALIFORNIA HISTORY ........................ 15 CHRISTMAS ............................................ 17 EASTER ................................................... 26 FAMILY ................................................... 27 FOOD ........................................................ 28 FRIENDS .................................................. 29 GO-TOGETHERS .................................... 31 HALLOWEEN ......................................... 33 SPECIAL OCCASIONS ........................... 35 HOME AND YARD ................................. 37 INSPIRATIONAL .................................... 40 KATHY’S KRITTERS ............................. 43 KIDS ......................................................... 46 LONGABERGER ..................................... 51 LOVE ........................................................ 52 MESSAGES AND MISCELLANEOUS .. 57 MUSIC ...................................................... 63 NATURE .................................................. 64 PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS .......... 71 SETS AND PEGS ..................................... 72 STAINED GLASS, etc. ............................ 74 STAMPERS ONLY .................................. 75 TEACHER ................................................ 76 THANKS .................................................. 78 WISHES .................................................... 79 APPENDIX - ........................................... 81 MINI PATTERNS .................................... 83 GIFT BOX ................................................ 85 PINWHEEL CARD .................................. 87 EXPLOSION CARD ................................ 88 CIRCLE/TRIANGLE ............................... 89 FOLDED MINI-BOOK ............................ 90 SPLONGEE TOOL .................................. 91 FAUX SHADOWS .................................. 91 A DOZEN QUICK CARDS ..................... 92

Retail Price Codes
aa ........ $2.50 a ......... $3.75 b ......... $4.25 c ......... $4.75 d ......... $5.25 e ......... $6.00 f .......... $6.75 g ......... $7.75 h ......... $8.75 i......... $9.75 j........ $11.00 k....... $12.25 l........ $13.50 m...... $15.00 n....... $16.50 x....... $25.00 y....... $35.00 z ....... $45.00

To obtain periodic mailers of new images, please ask to be included on the Mailing List. Please write for wholesale pricing and minimum purchase information.
Address all correspondence to: Kathy Berger/ Stamp Oh! Mania 1475 Lillian Street Livermore, CA 94550

Animals

2055-d

3270-c The stencil bunny or the row of bunnies stamped repeatedly make super borders.

9720-e 9531-j These bunnies are great for Easter but they are also super on a baby announcement or a young child’s birthday greeting.

3255-d

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9722-d

9562-e

9724-f

9532-h Jester Bear can be used for any occasion. Put a large heart or a banner in his hands. Try little pompoms on the points of his crown and collar. Give him a handful of balloons. You’ll love him!

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2125-d 9573-d 9715-d This photo-realistic stamp was produced (in rubber, not polymer) from a photograph of my cat, DialTone. I can also produce custom stamps from your non-copyrighted artwork or photograph. Send photocopies of your artwork (or COLOR copies of your photographs). I will not guarantee to return the originals. Costs: camera ready artwork to rubber - $7 per square inch second stamp of the same image - $3 per square inch converting photograph to artwork - $7 per image resizing image - $2 per image NOT AVAILABLE IN RUBBER ONLY OR WHOLESALE 3350-e 3345-c

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This dog is great sitting in a wagon (9525-h) for a Bon Voyage (1340-e) card. He is also fun sitting next to the mailbox (9524-g) with some bones (2140-a) coming out of the box. Or try covering him with flocking and giving him a pompom for a nose. Stamp some hearts near him. Then add a message cloud (1140-g) with a hand written “WOOF YOU!”.

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2145-d

Dogs are terrific as part of a stamped scene. Stamp the barking dog in a garden. Try the howling dog on a black card with a full moon (use a circle stencil and color with glue or embossing ink) embossed with glow in the dark powder. The stencil paw prints are terrific as a border. Be sure to stamp some on the envelope too! 9533-h

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It is really easy to produce a cow spot background using the large splot side of the two sided texture stamp (5020-f). Ink the stamp with black ink and stamp on your card. Give the stamp a little bit of a twist before lifting off your paper. Repeat randomly to cover paper. The “flying” animals look great jumping over fences or the moon. But they can also look like they’re lying down if you put them on the right background. Or put them on sticks to make carousel animals.

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2036-a

3265-c 2010-e 9623-f The bird with a hat can be a crow, a duck, or a blue bird. Color her with different colors and she takes on a new personality!

2015-e

9816-e

2030-d

2025-d Stamp this hummingbird with rainbow ink.

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This bunny can be used without the chocolate rabbit by the pick and omit method. Use a water-based marker to color the part you wish to stamp. Breath on the stamp to moisten the ink. Stamp the image. This bunny is fun stamped next to the large scribble carrot (5305-e)..

9517-i Emboss this dove in gold for Christmas or Bridal for a wedding

3275-f

Cut the blades off the skates and put a snowball into the left hand of the winter critter. Or keep him on skates and put him on a mylar ice pond. Don’t forget to put lots of snow around!

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2095-c 2120-e What could be more fun than this hippo jumping out of a cake? Decorate the iced cake (5205-f) with Liquid Appliqué™ or dimensional paint. Make a small slit in the cake’s top and insert the hippo’s feet. Glue or tape the feet to the inside of the card.

9565-d

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These animals would make a great zoo for a child! Stamp on heavy card stock and cut out.Add legs to the back (like on the back of a picture frame) to help them stand up. Decorate small boxes for cages. Use your imagination for hours of family fun.

2065-e Pair the koala with a “G’DAY” (1180-d) to create a special greeting with the feel of Down Under.

9534-g

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2075-d 2000-e This little guy, like the hippo, is fun popping out of a cake. Stamp him first, mask, and then stamp the cake (5205-f).

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All of these under-the-sea creatures would be a lot of fun in a fish bowl (9632-h). Imagine them with the inner tube man (7225-e) splashing in the water above them.

2165-d The jumping fish stamped at the top of a coffee mug (5275-g) or coming out of a cake (5205-f) is a big surprise! 2155-e

2160-e Don’t forget that lobsters, crabs, and escargot are edible. These stamps could be just what you need to complete your dinner scene! One friend stamped napkins and rings for a cajun cookout using the lobsters in bright red. Worked great as crawdads!

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Give Love Bug pins for Valentine’s Day. Emboss the bug in deep red. Color the bug in shades of pink. Stamp a heart spray (9546-b) tumbling out of his hand. Laminate and attach a pin backing. Or stamp several in bright red on shrink plastic. Color pink with colored pencils and cut out. Shrink according to manufacturer’s directions. Glue onto shrunken striped heart (3205-h). Attach pin backing.

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9603-b

Although Halloween jumps to mind when spiders are involved, these stamps can really add to a garden scene. Stamp them in gray to make them less obvious. Butterflies aren’t the only bugs in most gardens… but you’ll love these in yours! Add butterflies and bees on plant stakes to your potted plants for a lot of fun. 2080-e

Bee seein' ya!
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2045-b
9518-f

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Stamp the strollers in lavender or mint for a shower invitation, in pink or blue for a birth announcement. Write the baby’s name on the lace trim. Stamp the baby on sticker paper. Cut out the head only and stick onto the stroller so the baby appears to be peeking out.

Babies

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9734-d The “It’s a” stamps are offered individually or as a set. For the set of three stamps, retail and mounted only, use the order code 9749-k. 9738-a

9584-e

1080-e Stamp “The cutest” stamp in light pastel colors all over a 5”x7” picture mat. Use to help frame a picture of your newest addition. 9731-e Shrink art this baby to make charming buttons for that special handmade baby sweater. Or combine with “Born to Stamp” and laminate to make a pin for a stamping mom.

9739-e

Emboss your baby’s vital statistics over a pastel stamped baby quilt or in the middle of the large bib.

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9739-e When stamping the shower invitations, use the coordinating “Thank You” stamp (9743-e) to make cards for the guest of honor. 9741-d

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9725-e The large bib makes a great frame for the newborn’s photograph. It is also just the right size to contain the baby’s vital statistics. Or stamp a teddy bear on it. You’ll find it very versatile! Stamp the small bib on the envelope to coordinate!

1250-d Stamp “Ooooh!…” in a light color randomly all over your card for a quick and fun background for a twin announcement. 9528-k

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9827-h The Bear Rattle is great for making wrapping paper for a baby shower gift. Stamp it randomly in pastel colors on yellow gift wrap. Check out discount stores for inexpensive wrapping paper in solid colors and use it as a base for personalized gift wrap. It is much more economical than buying special stamping papers.! Try making your own gift bags. Iron together inexpensive gift wrap and freezer paper. Form the bag by folding the paper around a box. Use a sturdy glue to hold the seams in place. Add ribbon or yarn handles.

1445-h

The baby quilt makes a great background onto which other stamps can be mounted. It is also very nice used alone as the front of a baby announcement. But however you use it, I’m sure you’ll agree that half the fun is coloring it! Try coloring alternating squares for a checkerboard look, alternate rows and columns for a gingham effect, or random squares for a crazy quilt. Try adding patterns like tiny hearts, stripes, or dots to some of the squares. How about coloring in red, white, and blue with little stars for Independence Day? Or red and green for Christmas. 9730-h

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5205-f Stamp the candles several times in a small clump. Mask the clump, being extra careful of left and right edges. Stamp the cake. Voilá! The cake lights up!

Add extra confetti with the one side of the 2-sided background stamp (9712-d). Use a rainbow pad for lots of quick and festive color.

5210-b

1040-d

5175-a

5185-c

5170-e

5200-f

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Emboss the package in white over a pretty wrapping or background paper. Cut out and affix to your card. Add a real ribbon bow. Or stamp on a piece of card stock and cut out to use as a gift tag. Stamp with bright colors randomly along with “Just for You…” all over glossy yellow gift wrap.

1435-d 1050-e

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Stamp “Belated” randomly all over the inside of the card in a light color as a background. Then stamp a “Belated” in the middle of the Happy Birthday in a bright color.

1030-b

1015-f

1035-b

9025-d Emboss “It’s Your Birthday!” along a length of ribbon to make your gift wrapping extra special!

1019-e

Use the background stamp to create background paper or wrapping paper. Use a brightly colored rainbow pad for a quick but very festive look. For a really different look, stamp the background in different shades of gray onto sticker paper. Cut out a variety of small rectangles. Layer onto bright colored paper rectangles just slightly larger than the gray ones. Cut out colorful balloons and layer on top of the rectangles. Randomly arrange onto the card. Add the Happy Birthday saying in a bright color. Try the color-on-gray technique with just about any stamp… Stamp your image repeatedly in a shade of gray. Over-stamp a single image in color. The color image will really “POP”!

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9520-e The dotted border is not part of the two sided confetti stamp’s image. The border is only present to separate the two images. Color the star-dot spray with a glue pen and stamp on a dark background. Cover stamped portion of card with prisma glitter and shake off excess. Clean stamp immediately.

9712-d (two sided stamp)

9547-b

9546-b

Use the card divider to partition your card. Stamp your favorite minis in each space, or leave blank. Either way is great!

9760-i

3220-e Stamp the tulip border on opaque shrink plastic using fabric ink. Color with colored pencils and cut out. Shrink according to product directions. Attach a pin back and highlight with a gold paint marker - simple and stunning!

Use the tiny grapes in a garden scene. Stamped in a pale lavender they can also be lilac or wisteria.

5040-b

7055-g Make your own paper lace! Stamp a lace border repeatedly in a light color on both edges of some adding machine paper. Cut along scallops. Use the dots as guides for your favorite decorative punch. Sponge on color.

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The wooden frame stamp is wonderful for scrap booking! Stamp onto virtually any color acid free paper for an INSTANT frame for your photograph. It is also great for framing a small stamped scene on a greeting card. Or it can be used as a window frame. Use your imagination and the possibilities are endless!

9835-j

9829-e The road stamp is another very versatile stamp. Pair with a car (7285–d) on your vacation scrapbook page. Or use with “...road to recovery” (9828-d) on a Get Well card.
9723-h

9834-e

9070-j

9619-e

Use the grapes to frame a gift tag for a bottle of wine for a hostess gift. Or use for labels on homemade grape jelly!

9713-e

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The dotted line border is not part of the double sided texture stamp 5005-a

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5035-b 5020-f (two-sided stamp)

5045-b

Use the texture stamp with a watermark pad or with an ink pad that is very similar to the color of your card stock for a tone-on-tone effect. It adds interest and texture without overpowering your images. Stamp it repeatedly and randomly all over the background of your card.

15000-f

California History

(Bear Flag Republic flag) ca01-c

(Johann Sutter) ca03-e

(Sutter’s Fort) ca05-d

California borders ca02-e

(Sutter’s signature) ca04-b

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These stamps resulted from my daughter’s fourth grade class trip to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento, CA. The children were immersed in history for several weeks prior to their day and night at the fort. They became people who lived at the fort in the year 1848, learning about the lives and travels of their characters. They dressed in period clothing and lived like the pioneers for a day and night. They even got to ride in a real Calistoga wagon! It was an experience none of us will ever forget.

For a really fun get well card stamp the map and layer onto a card. Over stamp with a road (9829-e) in black ink. Add a car (7285-d) and “Hope you’re on the road…to recovery” (9828-d). Dry Creek Map ca14-h

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Christmas
The village is great inside the snow globe (9631-I). Stamp the globe first then reverse mask before stamping the inside image.

9512-f

Make fun Christmas jewelry by stamping Santa and his friends onto shrink plastic. Color with colored pencils. Cut out and punch small holes in the top of each. Shrink according to manufacturer’s directions. Attach jewelry findings to make earrings or necklaces. Or use as charms on a child’s bracelet! Leave out the holes and attach to button covers for fun holiday buttons.

9630-f

11000-e 11001-f

9703-g

9502-g

9704-g

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9511-e Make ornaments for your tree or a holiday garland. Stamp Santa and friends onto white paper. Color with colored pencils. Place the stamped images over a piece of blank paper and bubble cut out the images (you will have two layers for each image). Glue the layers of the image together around the edges, leaving about 1 inch unglued. Stuff each with a small amount of batting or cotton stuffing. Glue closed the remaining edge. Punch a small hole in the top (or holes in the side edges for a garland) and string. 9702-e

3090-e 9817-f

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11006-f

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9539-e

Emboss the large poinsettia in gold. Paint with a light watercolor wash. Tap the entire surface of another piece of card stock with your embossing pad (or brayer with embossing ink). Cover with gold powder and emboss. Cut out window panes (draw and cut on the back side of the card) . Mount so that the windows are over the poinsettia.

9509-i Emboss the candle in gold on the front of a piece of vellum. Color from the back with oil pastels or crayons. Place embossed side down on a piece of felt. With a ball stylus, lightly trace on the inside of the embossed lines. Cut a rectangle around the candle with deckle edged scissors. Mount on the outside of a colored card.

9542-h 3035-r

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3135-e

3020-e 9538-g

3065-f (set of two) 3066-c (ornament only)

9507-g Emboss in black on an overhead projector sheet. Color on the back side with permanent markers. Mount between two cards into which a window has been cut. Or make into a beautiful book mark to go with a Christmas book.

3015-e 9508-g

These stencil hollies look great embossed in gold. Try them on a dark card.
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3125-c

3160-f

3075-g (set of three) 3076-c (wreath only) Santa looks terrific with a red flocked hat with a white flocked pompom. Spread glue on the area to be flocked. Let dry to tacky and add a generous amount of flocking. When dry tap off excess flocking.

3050-h Emboss the gingerbread boy puzzle with white pigment ink and white powder on brown kraft paper. Add small beads for buttons and eyes. Cut out leaving a very small border around the “cookie”. Mount on a piece of card stock. Trim card stock to the same size as the kraft paper. Punch a small hole in the top of the gingerbread boy. Attach a ribbon. Makes a great gift tag for a youngster!

3055-g

3060-e

3005-c

9909-b

9908-e

9921-g

9920-g

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3140-d

3140-d

Using a torn paper mask, brayer a sunset on the top 2/3 of a card. With the reverse mask brayer a black hill on the bottom. Stamp the wise men near the top of the hill.
9902-h Stamp the nativity characters on heavy cardstock. Cut out and laminate. Trim close to the edges. Add an easel back to each. Give the shepherd boy some sheep. Make a slit along the line between the boy’s right arm and his body. Insert the sheep into the slot so it looks like the boy is carrying the sheep. Make a stable out of a check box. Glue some camels for the wise men to the back of the box. Add other barn animals like a cow, a pig, or a chicken. 9903-g

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9901-h

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9821-e It is almost too easy to create with these coordinated stamps! For a simple but VERY elegant seasonal greeting card, use a burgundy card with an ivory or beige overlay. On the overlay, stamp the Twelve Days saying (9823-k) in burgundy. In the center of the overlay, gold emboss the small partridge in the pear tree (9808-e). On the inside of the card, gold emboss both the First Day (9821-e) and the Joyous Season (9822-d) sayings. Make sure to emboss the partridge (9826-d) on the envelope! Stamp the large partridge(9824-h) on a card. Add a velum overlay onto which the Twelve Days saying (9823-k) has been embossed in white. Gold emboss the large partridge (9824-h) on a sheet of heat resistant acetate (overhead projector sheets made to withstand the heat of a copier work well). Color with bold permanent markers. Cut out. Hang as a sun catcher or a tree ornament.

9826-d

9825-e

Wishing You a Joyous Holiday Se a s o n
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9824-h 9823-k

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2005 Catalog We had a great start on the 12 days of Christmas with our partridges and sayings, but we didn't want to leave out the rest! Add the images below to the French hen (2010-e), turtledoves (3215-f), swan swimming (9816e), geese a laying (2015-e), and calling bird (2030-d). ( We think they're FUN!). Ladies Dancing
Stamp the large ballerina on shrink plastic with permanent ink. Color with fabric markers or colored pencils. Punch a hole in her torso. Shrink according to manufacturer’s directions. Add jump rings and chain to make a zipper pull for a little ballerina’s dance bag.

9428-f (2-sided)

9429-f Lords Leaping

9430-d (2-sided) Maids Milking You might notice that we are missing the 5 golden rings. We found that a rubber bathroom sink stopper fit the bill perfectly and was a HOOT to stamp with! Pipers Piping

9432-f (2-sided) Drummers Drumming

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9434-f 9435-d 9536-e 9433-d

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11010-d 11009-e Make a snowman kit. Fill a small plastic bag with a small amount of polyester fiber fill, two wiggle eyes, a small strip of polar fleece, a small plastic top hat, and some glitter. Cut a piece of cardstock, about 5 inches high by the width of your bag. Fold the card stock in half so that it is about 2”1/2 inches by the width of the bag. Stamp the snowman some assembly required saying onto the card stock. Add a stamped snowman. Staple the card stock onto the bag. Punch a hole in the center of the card stock, near the folded edge. Makes a GREAT tag for a gift or a really unusual greeting!

The intricate snowflake looks wonderful embossed in silver detail embossing powder on a navy blue background.

11014-c

11013-b Pair smaller sayings with other small images in a collage card. Combine with dry embossed rectangles or shadow stamped shapes to add interest to a simple card front.

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Make your Easter party extra special by stamping matching napkins and place mats. Use spring colors and stamp the stencil bunny randomly all over a sheet of 11” x 17” paper. Laminate if desired. Stamp with permanent ink on napkins (water based inks will bleed and come off on your guests!). 9771-d Stamp the scribble egg with acrylic paint on the edge of a basket. Or stamp several in different colors, cut out and laminate. Use as ornaments for an Easter Tree.

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Stamp large egg four times in colorful fabric ink on shrink plastic. Let dry. Color with colored pencils. Cut each egg out and shrink according to manufacturer’s directions. Glue to button cover forms to make festive buttons.

3270-d

9770-g

3235-e 3260-d

Happy Easter
3240-e

2055-d Stamp the bunny line repeatedly across the bottom edge of a card. Cut along the foot edge to form an interesting scalloped edge. 3255-d

Happy Easter
3236-d 9531-j 9720-e Stamp the large bunny on pink friendly foam. Cut out and attach to a large skewer. Use as a decorative tag for an Easter basket.

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Family
Make a special Mother’s pin. Using PaperClay™ and pigment ink, stamp Mother (6000-e) in your Mother’s favorite color. Make enough holes in the bottom of the pin to attach a jump ring for each of your Mother’s children. Stamp and attach a small charm for each child reflecting that child’s favorite things.

6000-e The “MOM” stamp (6005-e) can be used as a WOW stamp, too! Just turn it upside down and you’ve doubled your investment. Make a special ribbon for your grandparents. Emboss Grandparents are Special in gold on gold foil paper. Cut out and attach two blue ribbons to the back. Back with lightweight cardboard.

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6030-c

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6010-d

6050-d

6055-b

6020-d

6060-c

6015-c

6065-d

The images on this page do not include the dotted line borders. These borders have been provided to visually simplify the page and to make each message stand out as an individual image.

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6064-d

6040-c

3290-e

3295-e

3300-g 3301-e (saying only)

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9714-c 9613-b 5280-d Make a teacher’s gift. With red acrylic paint, stamp the large scribble apple on a small, framed chalk board. Then stamp “#1 TEACHER” (4195-b) randomly around the frame. Finish with a raffia bow. Stamp the scribble apples in red on a kraft paper card. Add some hearts cut out of fabric and a raffia bow to make a wonderful card to go along with the gift.

These watermelon slices can look like a lemon wedge or an orange slice if stamped/colored in appropriate colors!

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5285-f

5240-b

3315-b

5250-b

5255-a

3110-b

9515-a

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Stamp the snow globe (9631-i) and the bubble gum machine front (9769–c) on a white card. Reverse-mask the globe. Fill the globe with assorted candies and gumballs in all sorts of candy colors. Write “Life is sweet!” with a glue pen and cover with fine glitter. Glitter the gumdrops, too!

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The popcorn (5225) also can be used as small cloud, as a scoop of ice cream, or as a rock in a garden scene.

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Randomly stamp a bunch of chocolate kisses (5240-b) in chocolate brown on a piece of cream card stock. Attach to a piece of kraft. Stamp the saying onto a piece of newsprint. Tear it out, leaving jagged edges. Glue on at an angle.

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4085-e Make a small gift for a friend. Cut a piece of 8.5” x 11” cream or beige card stock in half lengthwise, giving you two pieces each 4.25” x 11”. Set aside one piece for another project. Score the paper as shown. Valley fold each score line. Stamp the coffee cup on the front of the resulting rectangle. Also stamp “Especially for you…”(9015-d). Cut out the center of the cup with a craft knife. Insert a coffee bag between the front and back layers.

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Friends
The images on this page do not include the dotted line borders. These borders have been provided to make each message stand out as an individual image.

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The Friendship warms the heart stamp is very nice stamped with any of the heart stamps in the Love section of this catalog.

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Jester Bear (9532-h) is cute holding a sign with the hugged message (1310-d).

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We seldom take time out of our hectic schedules to tell friends how important they are to us. Give your friend a handmade greeting filled with caring.

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9708-e The images on this page do not include the dotted line borders. These borders have been provided to simplify the page and to make each message stand out as an individual image. 1440-f 9569-aa Give a card made with one of these saying to a friend who is feeling blue and be sure to perk him/her up!

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9619-a Punch two holes in a glossy white card, about 1/3 of the way down, near the center, about an inch apart. String red raffia through the holes and tie a large bow. Stamp any two of the quilted hearts (9552 to 9558-e) on separate cardstock. Color. Laminate. Cut out and attach to the string ends of the raffia bow. Stamp Friendships are bound (9709-e) saying on the inside of the card.

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When you make a card for a friend, make it extra special! Make a card that is an unusual shape, or that folds differently, or that does something when it opens up. Look for some ideas at the Stamp Oh! Mania web site, and check out the patterns in the back of this catalog, too! And be sure to check out the 12 quick cards and instructions that are there, too!

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Go-Togethers
The following stamps were designed especially to go together. Although they are not sold as sets, see how well they compliment each other!

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Use the stitched shapes to the right in a panel card. Or stamp them around the edges of a card to make a fun border. When you have a few extra minutes, stamp lots of these on sticker paper, color and save for when you need a quick embellishment for a stamped project.

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Halloween

9605-c 9603-B 9604-AA The pumpkin makes a wonderful Halloween pin. Stamp on PaperClay™. Cut and dry. Color orange. Glaze. Add a pin back.

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Emboss the ghost in white on sheer tracing paper. Cut out and overlay on any Halloween scene.

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Stamp treat bags for your child’s Halloween party. Start with plain white lunch bags. Stamp the ghost randomly a few times around the bag. Add the smiling ghost face and “BOO” between the ghosts. Glue moving eyes over some of the ghost eyes. Fill with your favorite spooky treats 9597-h

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Constuct a diaorama with a haunted house stamped on the background layer. The ghost is embossed on clear plastic and taped to the back of the center layer. You can color him with pearl nail polish. Cut and stamp as shown. Fold on dotted lines. Glue together to form a three layered box. Cut the black cat, spooky tree, and jack o’lantern out of separate card stock and mount to front frame edges.

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Holidays and Special Occasions
Color the Happy Independence Day stamp with red and blue markers. Stamp on glossy white card stock. Cut out, leaving a rectangular border. Mount onto red gingham or checked paper, and then onto a blue card. Or emboss it in gold on a dark blue card. Add a lot of fireworks embossed in gold, red and blue metallics. Put a party invitation inside, and enjoy the holiday with friends! 5196-c Use this Happy Thanksgiving stamp along with the cornucopia for a simple

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and beautiful sentiment.

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Pair the Happy Turkey Day stamp with the Tom Turkey stamp (9611-f) for a whimsical and fun way to celebrate the day.

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Loosing a tooth is a big event in the life of a child. Stamp a special box for that lost tooth and decorate it with the tooth fairy. It’ll be the perfect place to keep the tooth for safe keeping, and a great place for the tooth fairy to leave a little gift in exchange for the tooth.

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Gung Hey Fat Choy is the traditional greeting for Chinese New Year. Traditional colors for this holiday are red and gold. In its traditional parades filled with dragons and lions, this holiday is known for children carrying lanterns and for the setting off of thousands of firecrackers. Small red envelopes with coins inside are often given as a token for good luck. The Chinese calandar has a several year cycle with animals as symbols of each year. These animals are the hare, goat or sheep, rat, horse, dog, pig, snake, rooster, monkey, dragon, tiger, and ox.

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Home and Yard

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The large post can be combined with a bird house or used as a clothesline post. Or stamp it in a corner of your garden with more flowers nearby.

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9765-f Stamp the gate on a piece of cardstock. Cut out. Glue to another piece of card stock along only outside two pickets. Carefully cut gate along the latch edge. Fold back at hinge edge for a real gate!

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Use the front panels of two pasta boxes for a pressure embossing template. Cut the box fronts off of the boxes and carefully remove the plastic windows. Line up the windows and tape cardboard together along the top edge. Put your card between the two layers of cardboard, and lightly trace around the edge of the window with a stylus. You now have an embossed frame.

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The clothesline with a note saying “Just Hanging Around ... Hoping to Hear from You” is great to send a friend who has been out of touch.

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Use this sign to put your favorite saying stamp on. It is a terrific way to make a message stand out.

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1330-f 1331-e (lines only) 9523-h Use the house as a miniture advent calendar. Cut along each of the windows to form a little door. mount onto another card onto which small images have been stamped to show through the windows.

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9527-e 7195-d 7190-c The patio furniture is wonderful at the side of a garden scene. For a rock floor under them, stamp the patio furniture first, and mask. Then stamp the jelly bean (5255-b) repeatedly in a couple of shades of grey, sometimes twisting the stamp a bit to smear the ink prior to lifting it.

9618-e Stamp the door in several places on a card which has been covered with a floral pattern. Cut along three edges of the door so the flap can be opened. Glue the card down to another card, taking care not to glue down the door flaps. Write/stamp inspirational messages behind each flap.

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4060-d 7185-d Brayer a glossy sticker paper with black ink. Gold emboss the vase, and cut out. On a separate sheet of sticker paper, stamp roses (9519-g or 9752-g) and ferns (9756-e) to look like a bouquet. Cut out the flowers, leaving only a small amount of stem. Mount flowers first and then the vase onto a card that has been water-colored with a foam roller. (Your local hardware store or hardware department of your local discount store is a good source for inexpensive foam rollers) Make random marks with your water-based markers around the roller. Mist with water and roll onto paper.

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5275-g Stamp the coffee cup and saucer onto firm card stock. Color and cut out. Apply glue only to left and right edges of the cup and the handle. Mount onto another card so that the cup is curved for a neat 3-d effect.

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These two stamps are great for shaker cards, but the Bell jar needs a slightly different technique than most shaker cards… Stamp the Bell jar onto a transparency with permanent ink. Stamp another one centered on a piece of cardstock. Cut out jar on the piece of card stock, being careful to leave the edge intact. Adhere the transparency to the back of the cardstock. Make remainder of the shaker card in the standard way.

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Inspirational

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1475-c The angels are wonderful paired up with these inspirational sayings but can be fun for lots of other things too! The flying angel is great over a garden. Put a watering can into her hand.

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9501-g The clouds these angels are holding are great places to put your favorite message. These angels are so versatile; you’ll love them! They’re great for baby announcements, thank you cards, Christmas gift tags. Just color the angels to match your theme.

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One of my favorite projects that I made with my daughter when she was about five was a mobile. It was made using the flying angel, but any of the angels would have worked. We stamped several angels onto text weight paper, colored them, and added a touch of glitter to their wings. Then we bubble cut around the angels, with a second piece of text weight paper behind the first, so we had identically shaped front and a back pieces. We glued the two pieces together around the edges, leaving just a little gap for us to use to insert dome stuffing. We added a little fiberfill inside our paper angels to give them some dimension. Then we glued close the little gap. We punched tiny holes into the angels and strung them with fishing line. We tied them to clear drinking straws, and balanced them so they would “fly straight”. My daughter still has her angels watching over her room, years later!

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Kathy’s Kritters
These little Kritters are super for a child who loves sports. Make a picture frame for a treasured team picture. Form the frame out of PaperClay™. Start with a rectangle of the clay. Cut a rectangular or oval shape from the center a little smaller than the photograph. Gently press a piece of cardboard cut to the size of the photograph into the clay , hard enough to leave an impression which will later hold the photograph and a piece of glass. Use a loop of masking tape to lift the cardboard out. Let the frame dry. On a separate piece of clay rolled to about 1/8” thick, stamp the critter with pigment ink. Cut out close to the outline of the Kritter. Let dry and color with color pencils. Glue to bottom left corner of the frame. Varnish the frame. Add glass and photograph. Glue on a paper backing.

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Stamp the football Kritter with permanent ink onto heated brown craft foam for a leather-like look. Use as a cover for a memory album for the team. 9934-g 9935-g

Use the Kritters to make shrink plastic sneaker charms for your favorite athlete. Prepare the shrink plastic by lightly sanding. Stamp the Kritters with permanent ink. Color with fabric markers for a bold look. Cut out carefully and punch a 1/8” hole near the top. Shrink according to manufacturer’s instructions. Attach a small loop and a clip through the hole. (These can be found at most craft stores in the jewelry findings)

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9938-b The karate Kritters and the “Hi Ya” saying would be great for a greeting card for someone you haven’t seen in a while.

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9928-g These sports Kritters are great in pairs or individually. Missing your favorite sport? Ask us if we can create a Kritter just for you! 9939-c

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Use Mrs Claus Kritter as a decoration on your labels for those home baked treats. Use inexpensive labels (some even come with holly or other holiday borders). Stamp the Kritter on the left side of the label. Color her with red and green. Add a handwritten note about the goodies in a coordinating color.

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The Pilgrim Kritters only need a great big rock (Plymouth Rock) and a feast in the background to be a perfect Thanksgiving couple. 9924-g

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This happy couple would be fun stamped on a card cut in the shape of a wedding cake. Or stamp them with a fancy church in the background. Or maybe stamp them in a garden. No matter where they marry it’ll be a wonderful wedding. Isn’t it always when it is true love?

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Have a clown theme party. Start with invitations and favor bags made with these clown stamps. For easy face painting at the party, stamp simple images with tattoo ink and color in with face paint. Have the kids come dressed up in their best clown costumes. Most families can come up with something appropriate stashed away in their closets. Give small prizes for the funniest, the most colorful, the most elegant, etc. Make jumbo floral boutonnieres for each child from brightly colored tissue paper. 5095-f 5090-f Learn to tie a few balloon figurines or do a couple of magic tricks. What a treat!

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The splashing man is great for an invitation to a pool party. Or try him sitting at the top of the fish bowl. The car is really great for scrapbooking your recent car trip! Buy an extra road map of your vacation area to use as background paper. Trace your route on the maps. And stamp a car somewhere on each page to add continuity between pages.

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Shrink art troll charms are a big hit for a birthday party activity!

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2130-f Make a PaperClay™ frame for a picture of your favorite little sport. Roll the clay out to about 1/8” thickness. Stamp the sports frame on it in pigment ink. Cut out to form a frame. Dry according to manufacturer’s directions. Finish with a clear laquer. Attach picture to the back, then back with a piece of lightweight cardboard and a pin backing.

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5120-d The castle stamp is great as a framed picture as part of a child’s room. Add an easel with a child’s drawing and a tea party for a sweet scene. Or stamp the castle on PaperClay™ to make a really cute pin.

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7265-e Make fun stationary for your child to send from summer camp. Stamp the tent in the lower right corner of the paper. Add a tree or two if you want. Stamp the start of a letter using picture and saying stamps. Use your imagination and make it fun for your child! Be sure to address and stamp a matching envelope too, and there’ll be no excuses!

7260-e Stamp, color, laminate, and cut out. Attach pin backings and give as party favors for your child’s skating party!

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Use the hockey players as playing pieces for a homemade game. Stamp them on card stock and bubble cut out. Attach a triangle of card stock to the back to make them stand. My nephews made enough of them to use as checkers! One side gets goalies and the other gets forwards. They also made some out of shrink plastic and use them in place of other playing pieces for some of their board games. 7245-e

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These children make great border stamps. Help your child stamp a whole pad of inexpensive paper for a nice memo pad for a favorite teacher.

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Use a color photocopier to photocopy your favorite tie-dyed shirt at 50% size. Then use the photocopies as stamping paper. Stamp or emboss the tee shirt (7280-g) on it. Photocopied fabric makes great background papers too! But be careful of copyrights (Yes, fabrics have them, too!).

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7315-e 7325-e These images are loads of fun for the little astronaut in your life. Make a really great tee shirt by stamping them randomly all over the shirt with fabric ink. Add more stars between the images with a fabric pen. These also make great “drawings” to stamp on the easel. Add the easel to a kid’s room scene.

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7320-e Even Lawrence Welk never knew bubbles were this much fun! The bubbles can be simply bubbles when used with the bubble wand or as bubbles coming up out of water. Or they can be bubbles coming out of a glass of soda or champagne. Or how about out of a scary witch’s brew? They also make a terrific background texture when stamped repeatedly and randomly. Used on their sides they can be used as rocks and pebbles along a path or at the edge of water in a beach scene. Turn the small ones upside down and they can be a tall blooming flower in your garden scene. Use the small bubbles as suds on a tub or a glass of beer. If you have only the large bubbles and you need small bubbles for your project, use only the low end of the stamp by coloring only the smallest bubbles with a water-based marker.

5140-g The easel can also be used as a stand for a sign. Stamp or write your favorite message on it!

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9526-i The tea party girl also makes a great garden girl, like the one on the front cover. Stamp her onto sticker paper, color and cut out, cutting off the tea pot and table. Add to a scene of flower pots and flowers, and happiness will be blooming in your garden too!

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Fill the wagon with flowers or give a dog a ride. Stamp the wagon first, mask it off, then stamp your other image so whatever you stamp second looks like it is in the wagon!

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* These images are the sole exception to Stamp Oh! Mania’a liberal copyright policy. Longaberger retains the rights to these images. Their use for commercial purposes is not allowed without the written consent of Longaberger Baskets.

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Love

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These stitched hearts and Love go great with each other. Stamp a few on a panel card or make a garland and use them all!

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9517-i Cut along edge of the dove’s right wing and curl outward a little to give your card instand depth and realism.

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The heart apples are really beautiful embossed in gold as a pin or a pennant with matching earrings!

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3200-h The striped hearts make simple and fun backgrounds for other images like a Jester Bear (9532-h) or Stuffed Bunny (9531-j). Stamp, cut out and glue on a card. Mount the other image above it with foam tape. Or them to make striped backgrounds for other stamps, like balloons. Stamp the heart first, then stamp the other image over it. Cut out the second, and now striped, image and mount as desired.

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Stamp the denim and lace heart in pink fabric ink on the edge of an inexpensive handkerchief. Sew on lace trim. Use to wrap a small gift for someone really special, like Mom! Or ink it with washable ink (you know, the kind made just for kids) and stamp it on YOU! Makes a quick and removable tattoo, which are getting more popular these days. 3185-e

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Emboss the Happy V Day stamp in gold on a red heart-shaped box and fill the box with cinnamon hearts for a quick V-Day gift for a special friend. Or use the technique of embossing after shrinking to create a unique shrink plastic pin. Start with a large heart shaped piece of opaque shrink plastic. Sand and color lightly with various streaks of pinks and reds. Shrink according to manufacturer’s directions. After shrinking, gold emboss the Happy V Day on the plastic. Attach a pin backing.

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6070-e These are American Sign Language for “I Love You”, combining the manual alphabet signs for the letters I, L, and Y. 3175-f

3215-f To make an even pattern when stamping on tissue paper place the paper over a checkerboard and use the game’s squares as guides. This is a great trick for stamping an even patern on any large piece of paper, as long as the black squares of the game board show through! Emboss the lips in red randomly all over a pink glossy card. On the inside of the card write “My mind isn’t all I can’t keep off of you...” 6080-c

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5060-c Make a great gift for your loved one by stamping hearts and lips randomly all over a pair of silk boxer shorts. It’ll let him know you love him as much as you love stamping (well, almost as much, anyway!)

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9810-h The brush bells are beautiful embossed with bridal powder on a glossy white card. Use for place cards for a wedding reception. Or emboss on gift wrap. In silver or gold they are perfect for twenty-fifth and fiftieth wedding anniversaries. You’ll love these!

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The bells below are great for weddings! They can also be used for Christmas. Just make the color of the ribbon red or green. And remember that bells can be LOTS of colors, not just silver or gold...

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Messages and Miscellaneous

1235-d 1240-e The images on the next few pages do not contain the borders around them. These were drawn simply to group items visually for easier viewing. 7055-g

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The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
-Thoreau
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These scribble stars and trees are wonderful for Christmas, but can be used for lots of other things, too. The stars embossed in red white and blue are great for Independence Day. And they are super on a note of encouragement for your favorite student. Use the trees stamped in pale blue on a dark blue card .Emboss a pale yellow moon. Add a white torn paper hill with a bit of glitter for a romantic winter scene.

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These message stamps are wonderful for welcoming a new person on your street or office or for saying goodbye to one.

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Add thoughts or speech to your stamped characters with these bubbles. Simply stamp or write your favorite message (like “Thinking of You”) inside and have a fun completed project in no time!

9632-h The snow globe is one of the most FUN stamps you can use! It makes the best shaker cards! Pair it with the bubblegum mechanism and gumballs and it becomes a gumball machine. Put a snowman inside and add snow and it is a fun winter scene. Or put in a rose and make it a water globe. You’ll love it!

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Stamp the From the Gang saying near the center of a card. Draw a large rectangle around it. Stamp the legs right at the bottom of the rectangle. Add a line under the feet. It’ll look like a gang of people carrying a big sign! Or stamp the legs at the bottom of a piece of card stock. Fold the card so that the edge of the card just meets the top of the legs. Stamp From the Gang inside the fold. Stamp “BonVoyage” and confetti on the outside of the fold.

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4025-c Use these on friendly hand stamped reminders to customers who may be behind in their payments to you. Keep the letter upbeat and fun! Remember, honey works better than vinegar!

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Use the newspaper over torn photocopies of news papers mounted on black card stock. Write in a headline like JOHN TURNS 40!

9576-d Pair “Moooving” with a cow on a cow print background for a really different change of address card. 4005-g

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When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
-Helen Keller

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Music

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This music makes a wonderful background or an element in a collage. But it is also is great as the main image for a card. Emboss the music with gold detail embossing powder on a dark card. I used it to make note cards for my daughter’s favorite music teacher. I used cream card stock and stamped the music with vanilla ink. I stamped “Just a Note” on the inside in the same ink. It was a BIG hit!

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Nature
A pergamano technique is very effective with these images. Emboss the image on the front of a piece of vellum. Color the image on the back side with markers. With the right side up, place the image on a piece of felt or fun foam. With a ball stylus, carefully trace around the outside edges of the image. Use decorative edge scissors to cut a rectangle around the image. Mount on a card.

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Pastel chalks are a wonderful way to color these images. Stamp the image in black ink. Color the shadowed edge with the chalk and smudge the color into the rest of the image. Use at least two shades of the same color or add a contrasting color to add realism. Remember that fruits ripen unevenly! Spray with a fixative to prevent smudging.

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9754-g 9752-g These images complement each other well. Consider combining them to create a sampler. Stamp the images on squares of unbleached muslin. Paint with fabric paint. Sew the squares together, add a backing and border, and 9755-g hang on your wall.

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Set the mood by your choice of colors and you can’t go wrong with these florals. The brushed flowers are very beautiful in bold, contrasting colors. And yet they take on an elegant, understated effect when used with a monochromatic scheme or with pastel tones. Or simply emboss them in white on white card stock for a stunning effect. 9757-h

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All of these little flowers and tools work well together in a garden scene like the one on the cover of the catalog. And they are fun to stamp, too!

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.
- Helen Keller
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Stamp these images in dark brown ink. To color them with a light and free feel, try stippling or sponging yellow ink onto the petals and a warm brown onto the center. Have a light touch for best results!

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These rose buds can make a very quick yet1200-d lovely card by using shadow stamping inks and techniques. To make a shadow stamp that fits your image perfectly, use deckle edged scissors to cut fun foam to the size of your wood mount. Attach the foam to the back of the wood mount with double sided tape. Ink the craft foam with sage green shadow ink and stamp on your card. Then ink the stem of the rose with the sage green and the bud with soft rose. Stamp on the shadow. Add the saying in sage. Add a small ribbon rose for embellishment.

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7103-d

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7161-b

7095-b Brayer or watercolor a background card in pretty floral colors. Stamp the stencil flowers with clear embossing ink and emboss with clear powder. Using a dark color (black, purple, etc.) brayer over the entire card. The embossed portion will not pick up the ink, giving a truely remarkable result.

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3355-c The tiny floral spray can be used horizontally in a grassy area to look like wild flowers. Or use it vertically to look like a climbing vine.

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The dead tree is very versatile. Use it in a winter scene by adding a little white Liquid Appliqué™ in the crook of some branches. Use it for spring by adding tiny dots of pink Liquid Appliqué™ as blossoms. Or use it plain in a Halloween scene. 7120-d 7160-f

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Create a colorful palette for autumn using a reverse-image stamp or a piece of craft foam Color randomly onto the palette with water-based markers, starting with the lightest color, and progressing toward the darkest. I prefer yellow, orange, and red, with a touch of green. Spritz the palette with a fine mist of water and use just like a stamp pad to pick up the color. Reink as needed.

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A simple winter card can be made by brayering a pale purple/pink background on white card stock. Add a torn paper hill and stamp a couple of trees at different spots on the hill using charcoal gray ink. Or stamp the evergreens in frosty blue on dark blue card. Add a torn paper hill highlighted with glitter. Stunning and quick!!

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The fir, holly, and ivy are traditional for Christmas but can be used at other times of the year as well. The fir is great on the border of a card with an outdoors theme. And the ivy is fun in garden scenes

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7115-d

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7135-e Use the weather stamps, the water, and the reeds to create an outdoor scene. You can really set the mood with color... dark and dreary with the thunder clouds stamped in black or charcoal gray... or bright and cheerful with a rainbow on a blue sky with an orange sun and the large cloud stamped in a light gray or white.

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7045-d Stamp the rainbow garden scene on shrink plastic. Color with bright colors. Cut out and shrink according to the manufacturer’s directions. Trace over some of the designs edges with foiling glue. Wait for glue to become tacky. Add gold foil highlights. Attach a pin backing. 7050-h

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Parties and Celebrations

1125-g (set of two) The images on this page do not contain the borders around them. These were drawn simply to group items visually for easier viewing.

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1120-g (set of two)

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Sets and Pegs
These saying sets mix and match for nearly any holiday. You’ll find them so handy you’ll want them all! All of the sets can be ordered together (retail only) at a savings of 10%. Just ask for 1005-z. The cost is $45.00. Individual stamps can also be ordered. Use the order code 1004c and specify which saying you want. 1008-h

1006-I My family has a tradition of celebrating “Happy Days”. These are not normal special occasions. Sometimes they are to cheer someone up or to celebrate something unusual happening in our lives. We make a special meal, a cake, and exchange small tokens of affection. And, of course, we give handmade “Happy Day” cards!

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This alphanumeric set is mounted on 3/4 inch square hardwood pegs, one letter per peg, with a clear label on the back of each peg. Use it to create your own special sayings. NOT AVAILABLE UNMOUNTED or WHOLESALE. 0001-y

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The months can be ordered as a complete set or as individual stamps. The order number for the complete set is 4155-x. The order number for the individual months is 4156-d. Be sure to specify the month.

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STAMP Oh! MANIA Stained Glass, Mosaics, and Tiles

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9910-i 9911-j Pair these stained glass images with nearly any stamp you already have to create unique and beautiful stained glass images. Either stamp can be used in either orientation. Use permanent ink or emboss on heat resistant plastic (overhead projector slides meant for laser printers work well). Color with permanent markers or Gallery Glass™. These make lovely window decorations. These images are also lovely done with a pergamano effect. Emboss the images in white on vellum. Color from the back side. The images can also be used as frames. Emboss in gold and cut out the interior ovals.

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\ 9912-j Try coloring the whole stamp with a light colored ink. Then stamp your favorite stencil stamp directly onto the mosaic stamp. Finally stamp the mosaic stamp onto your paper. 9913-i For even more of a tile effect, ink the mosaic stamp with embossing ink. Stamp your favorite stencil stamp in non-water-based ink directly onto the mosaic stamp. Then emboss with extra thick embossing enamel.

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The "Stamp" stamps are really fun stamped all over an envelope. A plain card with the simple message "The envelope is stamped! What more do you want?" (1575-d) completes a quick and fun pair. 9414-d 9413-e The "Hand Stamp" is a great reminder to hand–stamp and enjoy. It also makes a great stamp to use as an entry stamp for an event; unique and to the point. The "hand stamped by" stamp is a terrific way to sign your handmade materials! 9415-b

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PLace Stamp Here
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Postcard

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1565-d 1575-d Sometimes I stamp a beautiful handmade envelope. Then I use the “The envelope is stamped…” saying on the outside of a card and the “I’m all stamped out!” on the inside. It’s always good for a few laughs from a fellow stamper!

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Teacher

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9419-c These stamps are great as gifts for your favorite teacher. He/she’ll really appreciate them and use them for motivating your favorite student! 4175-f 4225-e

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4235-c Pair the You’re a Star with a scribble star (5125-g) embossed in gold for a quick note for your favorite young actor!

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4210-c Kids love to have encouraging sayings and fun pictures stamped on their work. Use a rainbow pad for lots of color. 4120-d

4105-e

Better yet, let the kids use stamps as a reward for a job well done. Increase their creativity and manual dexterity while they’re having fun!

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4025-c When you use the Field Trip stamp, use a code name for each student name instead of his/her real name so that strangers won’t be able to use the tags to lure the student. Our school uses a color and number code. It’s safer.

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The outlined “Thank You!” (1515-f) is beautiful embossed and lightly colored in just about any color scheme on a doubly matted card. It’s quick and very elegant. 1515-f

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1520-c

A Thank You is ALWAYS in order when someone has gone the extra mile for you. When the deed makes you want to do something extra back, make a small gift to say thank you, with one of these thanks stamped all over the gift wrap.

1525-e If you know someone who does home demonstration parties, these two thanks would be a great gift. Pair with a nice rainbow ink pad and some colorful confetti.

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1560-e
The Thank You (below, left) coordinates very well with all of the Baby Announcement stamps, so when you are stamping those invitations or announcements, stamp some Thank You cards to match!

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Thank You • Thank You • Thank You
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The images on these pages do not include the dotted line borders. These borders have been provided for easier viewing.

Wishes

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These sayings would brighten anyone’s day. Why not stamp a sun or a bouquet of flowers or a bunch of balloons to add to a brightly colored card with one of these sayings? Send one to someone who’s feeling blue to let them know you’re thinking of him or her.

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9590-f Use a stone patterned paper to make a cylindrical pop-up for a well on the inside of a card. Cut four slots in card as shown. Prepare cylindrical insert, making sure to align tabs with slots on cards. Glue short tabs to card (face down) about 1.5" - 2" from slots on right. Put long tabs through slots on right, around back of card and up through slots on left. Pull tabs until cylinder is formed. Glue long tabs down on left side of card, taking care to make sure card can close flat. Glue to inside of another card. Stamp “Wishing You Well” on the front. Add flowers and sky to the inside. Inside of card:

9591-d

1375-d Cylindrical insert:

1245-c

Hope you're on the road... to recovery
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Appendix - Samples And Patterns
The background designs, patterns, and samples found in this section are for non-commercial use only. Any other use without the explicit written consent of Stamp Oh! Mania constitutes a copyright infringement. Create an interesting border on your card by stitching it on your sewing machine, with or without thread. If you have a computer you can easily create your own panel cards like the one to the right. I created this one with the dashed line border of my table handler in my word processor. The Trick Or Treat on the panel card was stamped using the pick and omit method... one word at a time!

The samples on the next page were created with the following Stamp Oh! Mania stamps: 9608-d ............. Trick or Treat 3340-b ............. BOO! 9605-c ............. Boo with Eyes 9506-g ............. Little Skater 9532-h ............. Jester Bear 9632-h ............. Fish Bowl 7010-b ............. Small Bubbles 5205-f ............. Cake 9603-b ............... Spider in Web 9604-aa.............. Hanging Spider 9601-c ............... Bat 9512-f ................ Winter Village 5175-d ............... Balloon 7130-c ............... Sea Weed 2075-d ............... Lizard out of a Hole 4230-b ............... “Ta Da!” 9600-d .......... Jack O’Lantern 0002-aa ......... Mini Peg 2-2, Ghost 3350-e ........... Large Black Cat 7160-f ........... Winter Tree 9712-d .......... Two Sided Background 2160-e ........... Fish School 2120-e ........... Hippo

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Mini Envelope and Mini Gift Bag

These patterns are meant to be used on 4” x 6” paper. The envelope will result in a mini envelope exactly the right size to hold a 3”x5” index card which has been folded in half. Cut on the solid lines, score and fold on the dotted lines. Glue envelope along side tabs. Glue bag on side and bottom.

For tracing patterns onto paper use a disappearing pen made for quilting; The marks will disappear after a couple of days or sooner if sprayed with a little water. These patterns can be enlarged on a photocopier. Try them at about 175% to fit 8.5”x11” paper.

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These samples were created with the following Stamp Oh! Mania stamps: 9733-c ............. “It’s…” 9730-h ............... quilt 9739-e ........... “Name/Birth Date…” 9734-d ............. “…a Girl!” 9731-e ............... baby stamper 9737-e ........... “…a Baby Shower” 7070-f ............. umbrella 9743-e ............... “Thank You!” 9528-k ........... large bib 9742-d ............. appliqué bear

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Gift Box

This pattern makes a nice little almost cubic gift box. Cut on the solid lines. Score and fold on the dotted lines. For best results use a heavy cardstock and stamp after scoring but before folding.

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This garland was made by stamping the hearts on white 20lb bond paper with red ink. They were bubble cut with another layer of paper behind them. The two layers were glued together around the edges, with a cotton ball between them. They were strung with raffia.

This switch plate was made by first painting the brick background then adding the stamped images with glue. The whole thing was then treated with a matte sealer.

The samples on this page were created using the following Stamp Oh! Mania stamps: 0002-aa b8 Mini Peg bird 0002-aa c6 Mini Peg bee 0002-aa c8 Mini Peg butterfly 0002-aa f1 Mini Peg grass 0002-aa f4 Mini Peg pattern 5030-b Tiny Blooms 7080-b Row of Flowers 7105-e Pots and Seeds 7135-e Tall Grass and Reeds 9593-aa Small Flower 9763-d Bird House 9767-f Post and Flowers 9552-y Heart Grid Heart 9553-y Striped Heart 9554-y Daisy Heart 9555-y Checkerboard Heart 9556-y Dot/Line Heart 9557-y Plain Heart 9558-y Striped Heart 9623-b Small Bouquet 1515-f “Thank You”

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Pinwheel Card

Copy the pattern onto text weight paper. Cut the pinwheel pattern along the solid lines. Score along the dotted lines. Stamp while still flat. Fold on score lines, alternating peak and valley folds to form the six pointed pinwheel as shown. Feel free to resize the pattern to meet your needs.

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Fold cardstock in half to form a standard sized card. Set aside. Stamp the Square paper as desired. Valley fold square paper in half diagonally. Open.

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Valley fold in half diagonally from opposite corners. Open.

There should now be an 'X' folded in the paper. Mountain fold the paper in half to form a rectangle. Open.

Fold on the diagonals again, collapsing the center fold, to the inside of the structure, forming a triangle. Fold the top layer’s right corner to the center of the baseline.

Repeat with the top layer’s left corner. Turn over and repeat. Open and then collapse each of the little flaps just created into the center of the mechanism. Glue the mechanism into the card so that the point just touches the fold. Add glue to the top of the mechanism, then close the card so that both of the inside surfaces of the card are attached to the mechanism. When dry, open the card to see the “explosion”.

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Circle/Triangle

Use the circle/triangle pattern as an envelope for a triangular card. Cut the circle out of text-weight paper, then score the triangle. Fold on the score lines. Tuck the flaps so they interlock. Add a sticker or seal at the point where they meet. Make a card and envelope, all in one! 89

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Folded Mini-Book
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Make a simple tool for creating fabulous backgrounds. Make a bundle of about 25 rubber bands. Try a variety of widths, or stick with just one. Different combinations will make a subtle difference in stamping. Tightly tie the bundle with another rubber band. Trim off the loop ends of the bands with a sharp pair of scissors. Ink the ends on a stamp pad as you would a stamp. Stamp repeatedly onto paper. Re-ink as needed. I call this tool a Splongee because that is what my daughter named it when she was 4 years old! Stamping with a Splongee was a fun thing to do with her, and gave me great background paper, too! Try tone on tone techniques, use a single color, or stamp a rainbow.. Stamp lightly, or repeatedly for heavier coverage. You’ll be amazed at the different backgrounds you can create!

Faux “Shadow” Stamps
To make a perfectly sized shadow stamp for any of your stamps, cut a piece of white craft foam to the size of your mount. Trim it just a little smaller than the block using either deckle edge or straight scissors. Mount onto the back of your stamp using double sided tape. You can ink and stamp as you would with any stamp, Play with the shadow by inking more heavily around the edges, or only on the edges. 92

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Ink the shadow side of your large stamp with the shadow color. Stamp it centered horizontally, near the top of the card (the margin on the top should be about the same size as the margins on the left and right). Ink the rubber side of the large stamp with your main ink color. Stamp in the center of the shadow. Ink the rubber side of the saying stamp with the main ink color. Stamp centered in the white space below the shadow. Using stipple or stencil brush or makeup sponge and accent color, add a touch of color to stamped main image. Remember, you aren’t trying to color it in fully, just adding a sense of that color. Glue bow to lower right corner of the shadow.

Place a rectangular self-adhesive note on a card at an angle so that it all fits on the card, and so the corners are close to the edges, but not touching them. Stamp repeatedly around the card, stamping both onto the note and off the edge. This will form a frame. Stipple or sponge a little color over the stamped images, all along the edges of the post-it note so that the ink will form a line. Take the self-adhesive note off the center of the card, but line it up so the bottom edge of the note is at the top edge of the center rectangle. . Ink and stamp an image 3 times inside the frame, but make one of the images trail off the top edge onto the adhesive note. Attach a bow on the lower right corner of the front of the central rectangle.

Stamp a large image in the center of the card. Stipple or sponge an accent color onto the image to add interest. Place a square self-adhesive note over the stamped image at an angle, covering as much of the image as possible, but making sure the note fits entirely on the card. Splongee the main color all over the front of the card, making sure to go over the edges of the note. Splongee with the accent color all over the front of the card, filling in any light areas. Glue on the bow centered on the bottom of the square masked area, just below the mask.

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HOLD THE CARD SO THE FOLD IS AT THE TOP Stamp an image at the top center of the front of the card. Open the card and splongee color on the top inside panel of the card. Stamp images in the lower left and lower right corners of the inside rear of the card. Close the card. With the pencil, make a mark 2 3/4” from the left side right at the bottom edge of the card front.. Make a mark 2 3/4” from the bottom on both the left and right edges of the card front. With the ruler and scoring tool or pencil, score the card front from the side marks to the bottom mark, making a wide ‘V’. Fold the edges together along the score line to form a pocket. Punch holes in the loose corners of the two pocket flaps. Lace the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.

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Cut a bookmark 1 1/2” x 4 1/2”. Punch a hole in the top center of the bookmark. Ink and stamp an image repeatedly on the bookmark, going occasionally off the edges. Without re-inking, over-stamp the image several times. Using a stipple brush or makeup sponge add a bit of color to each of the stamped (but not the over-stamped) images. Tie Tassel to book mark. Set aside. Stipple or sponge an accent color onto the front of the card. Don’t fuss too much over it; just add a sense of color… Lay the bookmark on card front at an angle. With a pencil, very lightly mark where the edges of the bookmark lie on the card, especially near the center of the card. Move the bookmark out of the way. With the main color, ink and stamp the saying stamp in the center of the card, stamp a saying across the lines you drew so that the lines and the words cross like a “+” Using a ruler and craft knife, cut two slits in the front of the card, one above and one below the saying. These slits should extend just beyond the two pencil lines, Slide the bookmark through the slots, in through the top slot, out through the bottom one. Turn card so fold is at the top. Sponge or stipple color all over the front of the card. Splongee color all over the top inside panel of the card. On the front of the card draw a light 2”-long pencil line 1 1/8” from the top, and 1 3/4” from the left. Using this line as a guide, draw a 2”square centered on the card. With a ruler and craft knife, make an x-shaped slit, from corner to corner across the middle of the box (cut the front of the card only). Fold the flaps that are formed by the cuts toward the outside of the card. Erase any pencil marks that show. Glue the flaps into place Lightly trace the window from the front of the card to the inside back of the card with a pencil. Open the card. Stamp an image so that it is centered on the traced square. Stamp a saying under the main image entirely outside of the traced square. Erase the square. Embellish with a bow.

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Stipple or sponge an accent color all over the front of the card and the right inside side of the card. Using a craft knife and ruler cut a horizontal slit all the way across the front of the card just a little above the center of the card. Remove the top portion of the card by cutting from the slit you made to the top of the card at the fold. Set aside. Open the card. Apply glue along the bottom and left edge of the front-inside of the card. Close the card. A pocket will be formed by the front of the card. Stamp an image centered on the front of the pocket. Set card aside. On the blank side of the piece of card removed from the front of the card, stamp a small image repeatedly around the outside edge of the card, forming a border. Stamp a saying, centered on the card. Apply accent color with stipple/stencil brush or makeup sponge as desired. Insert the saying card into the pocket at an angle so that part of it is visible.

Turn the card so the fold is at the top. Ink a long shadow stamp between each stamping and stamp an interesting grid onto the card. Use the card at right as a guide. Stamp a large stamp 4 times, but only ink it one time: with the main color, ink your stamp well. Stamp it in the upper left part of the grid. Without reinking, stamp it off the edges of each of the corners, except the top left one, varying slightly the amount of the image that is stamped on the card. Attach a matching bow to the bottom center of the card.

Open the card so that the inside of the card is showing. Splongee all over the inside left panel of the card with the accent color, and sponge or stipple color all over the inside right inside panel. Close the card. Stamp the image repeatedly all over the front panel of the card. Use the sponge or stipple brush to add some of the accent color to the images. Open the card again., this time with the front of the card showing. With your ruler and craft knife, cut a diagonal line from the top at the fold to the bottom far right corner of the front. This will make the front of the card a big triangle. Line up the piece that was just removed on the front just like it was before you removed it. Then grab the point at the lower right. Lift up and away from you, like you were opening a top-bound spiral notebook. When it is all the way up, it will be in the correct orientation. Glue it to the bottom right corner of the inside of the card.) Add embellishments to the top of the card so that they fit into the little triangle formed when the card is closed. Attach a bow to the front of the card very close to the point where the triangles all meet. Stamp a saying stamp inside the front of the card along the cut edge.

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Turn the card so the fold is at the top. Place a piece of scrap paper across your card at a random angle, making sure the paper extends fully across your card and off the edges. Stipple or sponge ink in onto the card along the edge of the piece of scrap paper, making the color darkest along the paper, but fading out away from the paper. Change the angle of the paper and repeat the stippling/sponging process. Continue changing the angle and stippling/sponging color until there is a pleasing pattern of lines and shaded areas. Using the scrap paper close to the edges of the card, stipple/sponge a border. Stamp a large imageslightly off center toward the top left. Affix a bow to the lower right part of the card.

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Hold the card so the fold is at the top. With your ruler and pencil, lightly draw a straight line across the card about an inch and a quarter from the bottom. Cut along that line with deckle scissors on the front of the card only. Using the DTP method, color the piece of card stock that was just cut off. Stamp a saying centered on this piece of card stock. Glue this piece along the edge of the back of the card. Ink the shadow side of the small stamp. Stamp it centered on the remainder of the front of the card. Ink it again and stamp the shadow to the right of the other shadow, centered horizontally. Repeat to the left of the center shadow. Stamp a small image over the each shadow. Attach a small bow to the bottom right corner of the card.

(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A STANDARD SIZED CARD!) Score a 4 1/4” x 11” strip of card stock at the half-way point (5 1/2”) and fold to form a card (it is the same size as a standard card but folds on the short side instead of the long). Open the card. Using the craft knife cut a 1 1/4” wide strip off the front of the card, leaving the front 4 1/4” square. Cut the strip you just removed to 1” x 5 1/4” by removing 1/4” from both the length and the height. Apply color to the strip using the DTP technique. Stamp a saying stamp centered on the strip in the main color. Glue the strip centered in the area of the inside of the back of the card that was exposed by cutting off the strip. Stamp a large square shadow centered on the front of the card. Stamp a large image centered on the shadow. Attach a bow on the lower right corner of the front of the card.

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These designs are available as unmounted rubber sheets (approximately 5”x7”) for stampers who like to do their own mounting.

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