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Creative Team Cristiane Evans

Faux Stamps | By Cristiane

Do you love snail mail and specifically postage stamps? So do I! I’m here to teach you how to use the adorable washi tapes from the Knitting Kittens Sticky Kit to create some adorable faux stamps. Each stamp took me about five minutes to make and you only need three materials: Sticky kit washi tape Card stock (I used white) Scissors Now cut a rectangular piece of washi. The Snow Town washi tape by BGM made it very easy to just cut between houses and have a perfect piece of washi to use. Stick the washi onto a piece of card stock and cut around it leaving a small margin around the tape, like this: Easy so far, right? Now it’s the part that requires some patience and the lengthiest part of this project. We’re gonna cut every single half circle around the stamp! But don’t worry, it only took me around 4 minutes. I cut halfway from left to right, then from right to left from outside in. I found it to be efficient in achieving the half circle look. If you have pinking shears (scissors with blades that are sawtoothed instead of straight - they leave a zigzag pattern instead of a straight edge) you can use those but I love cutting it by hand to have a closer look to vintage postage stamps. If you don’t have any card stock lying around, you can use the Happy Flower Field Stickers and its own background paper! I peeled one of the flowers out of the plastic lining, stuck it on the paper and cut a rectangle around it. I cut half circles all around it again and also made some faux stamps using the Knitting Kittens washi tape and they all turned out so cute! I used a set of three to decorate my Hobonichi: And I absolutely love all of them together on these envelopes! Do you like the end result? Let me know what you guys think! If you make some faux stamps please tag me @crisevans so I can see it! Happy crafting to you all!   - Cristiane EvansCheck out her Instagram.