Six Easy Steps in Creating a Baby Shower Card

Are you planning a baby shower? Your baby shower card is one of the most important detail of this highly anticipated event. These are the invitations you send to your family, relatives, friends, and people whom you are close with; to let them know the addition of a new family member in the near future. You have two options- either you order them, or you make them by yourself.

It can be created in multiple ways. But the simplest way is downloading a copy of a template you found from the internet, then printing it on blank cards. If you’re not the “computer-savvy” type, but you love doing DIY projects, then you can make the invites yourself!

In six easy steps, here’s how you can make your own ‘onesie’ baby shower invitation using your customised rubber stamps!

You can model your card from objects  such as onesies, baby bottles, safety pins, or even baby diapers. But for this guide, we’ll help you create a onesie baby invitation. So, prepare these following materials:

In creating the card, you’ll need:

  • Scrapbooking paper or any cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue or any adhesive you have
  • Hole punch
  • Jute Twine
  • Customised rubber stamps

If you don’t own any,  you can order a rubber stamp online. It’ll be highly convenient for the later part. And don’t worry, it’s okay if you’re not a master at stamping. You’ll do well without breaking a sweat. So, let’s get started!

Step 1:

After you’ve prepared all the materials, the first thing to do is to line your scrapbook paper or cardstock using the pencil and the ruler into sheets of twelve inches (12”) length and a four point five inches (4.5”) width. Then, cut them using the scissors and fold it in half to get a six by four point five inches (6” x 45”) card.

Step 2:

Now, determine the center of the folded line. After you’ve found the center part of the line, use your round hole punch to create a “neck opening” for your onesie.

Step 3:

Since you already have a “neck opening,” it’s time to create the “leg openings” of the onesie. To make the “leg openings,” use the scissors to cut two three-quarters-sized circles for each corner of the bottom part of the card.

Step 4:

It’s time to create the sleeves, so below the folded line, use the ruler to measure about one point five inches (1.5”) distance. Then, using the pencil, draw a one point twenty-five inches (1.25”) straight line long from the outer part to the center of the card. From the inner edge of this line, use your pencil to draw an oblique line up until the upper edge of the leg opening, creating a triangular form. Using the scissors, cut the triangle part to see the complete look of the onesie. You can use this completed onesie as the guide for your other cards.

Step 5:

After finishing the structure of the card, you can start designing. Start with the content of your invitation. You don’t have to get frustrated if you’re not that good at calligraphy or handwriting, you have your trusted rubber stamps to save you! It’s possible to customise the text of your stamp design for your invitation like, “You are invited to the baby shower of…” or “We are delighted to invite you to the baby shower of…” for an easier, faster, and quality emboss on the card. As for the front part, you have to indicate the important information such as, who’s hosting the baby shower (that is you), the date, time and the venue.

Step 6:

The very last thing you can do is to decorate and style the outer part of the card.  Utilise the use of your rubber stamps with different colors of ink. It makes the process easier and you can save both time and effort. You can create a border made out of stamp prints or a cute seamless background. After stamping, let it dry. You can start designing the other cards, while you’re waiting for the finished ones to dry. Use the jute twine to tie around the whole invitation card, and you’re done!

As for other decorations, you can also use stickers, die-cuts, embellishments, glitters, ribbons or jute twine, and buttons. You don’t really have to use all of them, what’s important is you can use your rubber stamps in absence of these decorations. You can use the stamp design of baby bottles, safety pins, flowers, or anything related to infancy. Once you’re done with all of the invitations, you can send them off to your selected guests.

Final Thoughts

In any way, we hope this guide has helped you create one of the most important aspects of celebrating baby showers. The best part is you’ve put your heart and effort in creating a personalised card for your guests.  It lets you to freely express your creativity in the form of being hands-on in creating one of your most special events. Are you thinking of creating more? Free your imagination and get creative!

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Here are 6 Cheap Wedding Favors You Can Do Using Your Stamps

Planning of being creative on your wedding? Ever done cheap wedding favors? You should! Weddings, especially if you’re the one planning, is pretty much stressful. Of course, you want to go all out for this special event.

But couples nowadays, however, are more hands-on in planning their wedding. Although it’s fun and enjoyable to choose the flowers, the clothes, the food, or the decoration of the place for your entourage, you can’t deny that it still pretty much gives you a headache.

There’s so much to do before the big day! Plus, the wedding favors!

Most couples love to create something with a personal touch for their wedding favors. If you’re looking for a creative and a less expensive wedding favor, then try incorporating it with your personalised stamps.

It’s simple, and it doesn’t take forever to make! And the personalised touch gives symbolism of the couple’s celebration of love.

 

Here are the best ways to save your money from spending too much on wedding favors using your personalised stamps

 

1. Drawstring bags

These make good favor bags. You can fill the drawstrings with treats as much as your heart desires and it’s convenient enough for you and your guests. Instead of spending more on meters of expensive cloth, try to utilise flour sacks as an alternative. Decide on a size to have uniformity on your favor bags.

After the bags are put together, here comes the best part – stamping! You don’t have to worry about your drawstrings looking too ordinary; your personalised stamps got your back. Take your rubber stamps and design the middle part of your bag. Or, if you want a more meaningful print, use your self-inking date stamps to emboss the date of your special day. Makes it more memorable for the people attending your wedding.

 

2. Bottles filled with sand

An exceptional souvenir, particularly on weddings with a beach wedding theme, are bottles filled to the brim with sand.  You can use any bottles you have, even the used ones, make sure they’re clean once you put the sand in. If you want to see the sand inside, use clear bottles. Then, take your trusted rubber stamps, and around the body of the container, you can stamp the design — an excellent way to treat and gift your guests a touch of the sea you had exchanged your vows with your partner.

    

3. Handkerchief

During the reading of the vows, it’s expected and anticipated that the audience will be weeping tears of joy during the ceremony. Embossed with the print of the date of your wedding using your self-inking date stamps, or, minimalistic design with your personalised stamps. It transcends the feeling of sentimentality. Plus, it’s kind of a sweet keepsake as a remembrance of the holy matrimony.

   

4. Soaps

It’s not just your typical soap! These are handmade soaps. If you want to save time and effort, you can buy them from your local small businesses. But, if you’re going to be more involved in creating your favors; then, you can make your own using scented wax and oils. For the safest and allergy-free soaps, stick with organic and natural ingredients.

But that’s not the best part! Make use of your personalised stamps to get a good stamp design. Although make sure that you’re gently and only mildly pressing on the soap to get the best result, you wouldn’t want to break and waste even just one.

 

5. Cookies

It’s no surprise that stamping on cookies has long been a thing. The trick here is how creative you can get with it. After you’ve made the dough, or if you just bought the batter, you then choose the cookie shape you’re going to do. For instance, you’re doing hearts, make sure that you’ve picked the right size for your cookies to avoid baking too many or too few. Then, bake the dough.

After you let the baked cookies cool, you can cover it with fondant. You don’t have to buy rubber stamps, if you don’t have one, make use of your self-inking stamps. Stamping on fondant is as good as stamping on clay. You can even paint on the embossed words. You can also make use of the drawstrings. And voila, you’ve got yourself a food wedding favor!

 

6. Cardstock

Cardstocks are the most common and cheapest way to do your wedding favors. Nothing will ever top the use of letter and postcard types of wedding favor. But! It’s no longer limited to being a postcard, and you can also use your cardstock as tags for other wedding favors — tying cards around the other wedding favor with the stamp of your personalised stamps, where you can utilise both your personalised stamps and self-inking date stamps when you emboss it on the paper.

 

Final Thoughts

These wedding favors serve as a mark of the special day you’re celebrating with your special someone. All your guests will remember your special event because of these favors. And you don’t have to be a stamp expert to do this activity for your wedding favors. You’ll get it done in one minute only! What are you waiting for? Save your money with creativity and get stamping!

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Here Are 6 Easy Ways To Use Your Bullet Journal Stamps In Journaling

Having a hard time using your bullet journal stamps in creating new designs for the weekly layout of your bullet journal? Don’t know what to use and choose from? You don’t have to fret anymore! We’re here to help and give you tips on where to use your stamps for your bullet journal.

Bullet journal enthusiasts, like yourself, should always be ready and armed with craft and art materials. Albeit, what a bullet journal really is for goal-setting and tracking your schedule and plans, you can always try and play with the designs you do. Along the way, the longer you’ve been doing journal-ing, you get more used to designing pages, and you’ll be adding more advanced pages other than the basic ones for beginners.

But for BuJo beginners, you’d probably get comfortable for more simple designs. Don’t worry! You can still put a detailed style using your rubber stamps, self-inking stamps and a common seal.

 

Here’s how you can use your rubber stamps in 6 easy ways without breaking a sweat!

 

Charting Your Future with Stamps

You may use chart designs or weekly layouts for your trackers, collections, lists or plainly pages. Make use of your rubber stamps and get innovative. These stamps not only decorates your chart, it sort of creates an organisation too and certainly helps you in creating such intricate designs. You can always trust on your rubber stamps to build you a convenient design, with a detailed division of what you want your charts to be about, whether it’s your budget tracker or the list for the movies you want to watch.

 

Creating Lines and Borders

Investing time and effort on a certain level, completely committing to your weekly or daily layout designs can be such a drag. Looking for a perfect layout which best fits your taste is a critical decision for your journal to work effectively. Using a ruler is an effective way, it’s the traditional way of creating lines or borders to divide sections of each page.

Bullet Journal beginners, like you, may be drawn to simple designs because you’re still testing the waters. But, along the way, as you’re expanding your designs, as you get creative and you’re experimenting and looking some alternative patterns in sectioning the days of the week, you may find yourself drawn to your rubber stamps.

Imagine using your collection of rubber stamps and creating a trendy design of borders, or wavy lines that you incorporate with different colours of ink pads. Giving you a variety of colours that you’ve mixed and matched to have an organised look week to week.

 

Different Shapes

BuJo enthusiasts spend most of their time finding and looking for a perfect layout for their daily and weekly logs. These sections usually include the date and day of the week. It’s that detail that the eye recognises quickly.  

Shapes like hexagons, circle, square, or flags adds a lovely decorative detail to your layout design. Especially wreaths, it gives you a great detail of sense of order. You can try incorporating different colours and vary the fonts for each shape to give each week a distinct feel. Although, straight lines do give a clean and contemporary look to your layout. Minimalism is also an excellent way to go if you’re one for simplicity, but you can also try a mix of floral and sunburst rubber stamps. Not only that, get colourful too, try using colours that fit the colour scheme of your layout.

The more you add activities, lists, events and plans, the more you get into detailed layouts, and your due dates can quickly catch up with you. That’s why it’s a good thing to have a collection of rubber stamps in different shapes, whether it be in hexagon, wreaths or just simple designs you can alternatively use for one date and another. Surely, your basic to-do’s will look more unique and as exciting as others.

 

Abundance of Checkboxes

It’s not a journal if it doesn’t have a checkbox system, (hurray for checkboxes!) because not only does it give you a visual and an orderly process of filing your priorities and checking them once they’re finished. You can utilise checkboxes as sort of a reminder.

Let’s say, you’ll be travelling, you can capitalise the use of the checkbox system to list and check the belongings you will be bringing along, and to check if you’ve forgotten something or not. Or when you’re grocery shopping, it gives you a track of what you’re gonna buy, instead of just going to the store empty-handed. A structured list completely based on your priorities, goals, hopes and dreams. You’ll know and remember, what you’ve prioritised and what you haven’t.

 

Easy Input of Dates

Getting tired of writing the day, date and month on every page? Even with borders, rulers and pretty pens, scribbling out the days of the week and the month can become a chore. When your penmanship wanes, your drive to keep plotting on may falter.

It’s no joke writing the day, date and month on every page. Of course, it’s natural that you’d get tired. It becomes a chore, even if you’re accompanied with pretty pens, the borders rulers. Your hand just gives up, you may want to quit.

But that’s where self-inking stamps come in, these stamps are handy and functional tools, which gives you convenience and comfort every single time you’re on the circle of putting the day, month and date of each page or section. A single stamp can provide you with precise and accurate information for distinguishing the date. Instead of doing it manually, you can now save time because you’ve got a handy tool. Let it be a fun-filled journal, where you get motivation every time you make another layout for an upcoming week.

 

Final Thoughts

If you’ve read this far, then you know that you have a wide range of access to resources from rubber stamps, to self-inking stamps and even a common seal. If you’re an avid collector of stamps, then you’ve got leverage and an advantage in making creative designs in creating the best possible layouts your mind can think of. Take out your stamp and start using them on your bullet journals and let your imaginations run wild!

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Preventing Kitchen Disasters Using Stamp Labels

The kitchen is where we do all the food preparations. Where you’re crafting the food to either give to others, or for yourself.  Now, what would happen if it is not organised? Mix-ups between the ingredients could happen which can greatly affect your prepared goodies. Stamp labels can prevent these from happening.

 

Here’s how stamps can help you organise your kitchen:

 

  • Keeping Food Fresh

We all want the good things in life and that includes good food. To be able to have a good food, you need to have a fresh ingredients. Because if the food you’re preparing is not fresh then the food you’re going to make would only be as good as the ingredients you have on your shelves.

But, even at our young age, we often forget things. This includes the time and date of when we bought our fresh ingredients. And unless the food gets dry and wrinkled, we won’t notice that the food is no longer fresh. And we even wonder why the meal does not taste good. Believe me it happens to all of us.

Date Stamps can help you keep track of the food items you bought, especially the organic foods which may go bad real quick. How? By marking your food with the date of purchase of  the item, you are able to keep track if the food you bought is still fresh or not. Of course, if you know when you bought the item, you’ll know when it’s still edible or,when it’s going to go bad. This stops you from using expired condiments on family meals and even boxed lunches.

 

  • Marking Your Personal Food

This may not apply to a household that shares all their food items. However, to people who are renting. Those who are sharing one fridge and cupboards, you know very well that you need to mark your items.  Or else, other people may eat your food. Most of the time, you’re using a marker to mark your own food items. And there are times when you’d have to search for that marker to label what’s yours from store bought foods to fresh produce.

Now, with a personalised stamp, that you designed yourself, you can mark what’s yours and even what’s theirs with stamps. For example, you want to keep the people away from your chocolate cake, you can make a rubber stamp that says ‘Heather’s. Do NOT Touch’.

The good thing about stamps is that just like a marker, it is light and is easy to carry. However, this time, instead of writing on the items, you’re only going to stamp on the wrapper.

If you’re worried about the cost of a personalised stamp— you don’t have to because a personalised stamp is cheap and just as affordable as your regular marker. Plus, you can just create your own stamp and order rubber stamps online. You don’t have to visit the shop since the stamp will also be delivered right on your front door.

 

 

  • Organising Foods

An organised kitchen helps you finish food preparations faster. Especially if you know what shelves are the knives and utensils are kept, where the spices are kept, and where are the fresh goods are stored. This is why it is important for you to label your kitchen, especially if you have other people in your house when you’re not around.

This may not be very applicable to the big obvious objects and items in your kitchen, but when it comes to the small things such as sugar, salt, flours and spices, you may pick the wrong one and instead of making your dish, or baked goodie to taste better, it’s just going to kill the flavour you have built up.

By putting a label for each of the containers on each of your ingredients, you are preventing the confusion that’s bound to happen if there are no labels. Using rubber stamps you can easily label the container for your ingredients. While you’re, you can get creative with the labels. You can use tags on bottled goods such as olive oils, vegetable oils, and corn oils. You can buy labelling tags, and sticker papers, then mark it using a rubber stamp.

 

Final Thoughts

Kitchen organisation is the one thing that is always forgotten and overlooked by most people around. Using stamps, you can keep track of your bought foods to keep them fresh, keep other people away from touching your foods and most importantly, you’ll be able to organise your foods and ingredients. An organised kitchen can produce excellent dishes and baked goods.

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How To Cut Marketing Cost for A Takeaway Business Using Ink Stamps

Starting a takeaway business may seem like a simple thing. All you need to have is the location, the product, the people to man the business and you’re good to go. Although you can start your business with just these three— you need to make your business stay afloat. How are your going to do that? Simple, all you need is a good paper, a business ink stamp, with a good marketing strategy and your business will stay for a long time.

You may be wondering why a takeaway business owner like you needs to have a stamp. So, we have listed 3 reasons why business ink stamps are essential to take away businesses owners like you.

 

Cutting Cost Without Ruining the Quality

One of the things you need to prepare when it comes to owning a takeaway business is the packaging. Because take away business is mostly made up of businesses that involve food, it is important that you constantly fill the container of your food wraps or packaging. The packaging is one of the factors that can grab people’s attention, not to mention they base the quality of your product through its packaging. After all, there’s a reason why many people would advise their friends not to judge a book based on the cover— this is because people tend to do just this. People judge the content through how it looks externally. Which is why if you don’t put an effort of putting up a good packaging, there’s a huge chance that your takeaway product will not get sold.

Now, you must know at this point that personalised packaging is never cheap. Especially if you buy in huge bulks. Which is why if you’re someone who’s just got into the business recently, the cost for each custom-made packaging may hurt your budget. But there’s a way for you to be able to put your product in a suitable packaging through papers and custom-made rubber stamps.

You can personalise a stamp with your brand’s logo. Now, order a plain paper packaging. Say, for example, a paper cup sleeve. The cost for the plain one from the personalised one has a huge gap. But if you use your personalised stamp on your plain paper cup, it will look a hundred times better. Especially if the logo of your brand is straightforward and minimalistic, this will go well with a paper cup sleeve very well. Which means you don’t have to call for someone else to do your product’s packaging, with a rubber stamp, an ink pad, and a plain paper packaging, you can create your own packaging.

 

Loyalty Scheme for Your Takeaway Business

Once your takeaway business is already operating, you may notice some customers come back more often than others. These are your regular customers, and it is essential that you will take care of them, and nurture them. And one way to do this is through a loyalty scheme. The loyalty scheme is when you encourage your customers to buy more through the means of a reward system. Loyalty schemes use a loyalty card and stamps most of the time, especially if you’re using the punch card reward system. This is where you give your customer a card with a number of empty slots that can only be filled through certain conditions. After the customer is able to completely fill the empty slots with your seal stamp, the customers can then get a reward.

This kind of loyalty scheme works best with small businesses as well as small takeaway business that caters only a small scale of customers. Now you don’t have to go big with the reward. You can use your product as a reward for them, people by nature loves freebies, and they won’t think twice to grab the opportunity to get a freebie. It’s a win-win situation for both you and your customer. You get the returns (and the customer), and your customer gets the freebie.

 

Gives Value To Your Customers

One thing that makes your customer return to your takeaway business is their experience they get to have with your business. If your customer had a great customer experience with your business, they wouldn’t think twice in coming back for more. So, how can you provide a great customer experience? The first thing is how your employees deal with your customers. The second is being able to present them their orders.

Say, for example, your customer orders a 100 pieces of your double cheeseburger, 60 pieces of your all meat burger and 50 pieces of your diet burger. With different quantities of different kinds of the burgers being ordered, a mixup could happen, or the customer may have to peek through the packaging of the burger to be able to know what kind of burger is which. So you labelled which kind of burger is contained in what packaging using your rubber ink stamp. You may be wondering why should you use a rubber ink stamp rather than use pens when labelling. The reason for this is, rubber ink stamps impression looks more professional rather than that of an ink pen.

Customers like it when you present them their order in an orderly manner. And you’ll be surprised, the next time that they need a huge amount of takeaways, they will give your business a call.

 

Final Thoughts

The formula for a successful takeaway business is excellent customer service, good relationship with the customers and of course excellent products. Excellent packaging and loyalty schemes are only a bonus, and if you’re able to give them to your customers, there is no doubt that they will continue to love your brand. A simple stationary tool such as rubber stamps can go a long way for your takeaway business. Which is why if you don’t have a stamp on your business I strongly suggest that you order a rubber stamp online.

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Boosting Repeat Sales Through Loyalty Card Stamps

You may be wondering, how a mere stationery tool such as loyalty card stamps is able to generate repeat sales for your business? Stamps may just be a stationary tool that’s used for organising things, or for making an impression on the receipts for your business.

But there are more to the stamps than just this. You can use your rubber stamps for your loyalty program. Loyalty Programs encourages your customer to buy products or avail your services repeatedly, promoting repeat sales towards your customers.

 

How Loyalty Card and Stamps Can Help Your Business

Through the use of cards, custom made stamps or any rubber stamps, you can start a loyalty program that will surely benefit both you and your customers. An excellent way to get your customer to love your brand.

 

1. Market Current Customers

Nurturing your relationship with your current customer is essential in running a business. Your customers are the main reason why your brand continues to its operation up until now. The exact reason why you should build your relation up with your customers. Loyalty Schemes such as giving loyalty cards to your customer is one excellent way to nurture your relationship with them.

You can create your own personalised loyalty program that will definitely benefit not only you and your business, it should also be beneficial for your customers.  

 

2. Appreciate Loyal Customers

Customers love it when their efforts are getting recognised. So whenever you give your customers small rewards, your customers will feel pleased. If your customers are happy with how you treat them, you will gain their trust, and with an increased trust rate from your customers, your sales will also increase. Loyalty schemes give your brand a positive image from the customer’s point of view.

Giving them freebies through loyalty schemes is one way of showing your appreciation for your customer’s continued patronage for your brand.

 

Is a Loyalty Scheme Expensive?

The good thing about loyalty schemes is that it is inexpensive. You don’t need to spend up thousands of money just to give your loyal customers extravagant rewards. You can do that if your brand can already afford it without having a deficit. If you’re just starting out, your rewards can be your own products. Say, for example, one of your best selling product as a reward, this way you don’t have to think of spending so much money for a loyalty scheme.

Another thing to consider is your card. Yes— you do need to order rubbers stamps, as well as the cards where you’ll be stamping. Now with your card, your rubber stamp, and your rewards ready, it’s time for you to choose what reward system should you use for your loyalty scheme.

 

What is a reward system?

This is a system you can use to determine how your customer can get their rewards. There are 2 kinds of reward system that can be accomplished through the use of loyalty cards and custom-made rubber stamps.

 

2 Types of Reward System

1. Punch Card System

A reward system that is similar to that of a scratch card. This is where the customer is given a loyalty card containing empty slots. Everytime your customer purchases your product or avails your services, you will mark the customer’s loyalty card. After your customer is able to fill all of the empty slots with rubber stamps, they will be able to receive the reward.  You will determine as to which services or products are qualified for 1 stamp.

Sample Card Template for a Punch Card System:

sample card system template

As shown in the image above, Brad is giving a free Family Sized Butter Cookies to the customers who are able to buy a total of 9 special breads. You can create your own loyalty program and tailor it according to your business. The punch card system can both be used for businesses that offer products as well as those who are offering services.

2. Point System

This is a reward system in which each product or each total money spent by the customer on your business has an equivalent point. The rewards are then given by the time the customer was able to save enough points. These accumulated points are then exchanged for a reward that you have chosen.

This type of reward system is mostly used by large-scale businesses because it can both be automated, and can be printed out on a card. If you’re printing your card out, you can use your number stamp in inputting the total of points earned by the customer with their purchase.

Sample Card Template for a Point System:

sample card template for a point system

sample card template for a point system (back)

As shown in the image above, the point system is a lot complicated than the punch system. However, this program can run for a long time and still will  not have that much of an effect on your business

 

Final Thoughts

Repeat customers are the best customers. They spend more than those that are new, plus, if you are able to gain their trust, they will recommend your brand to their family and friends. You don’t have to spend thousands of cash just so you can gain repeat sales, and loyal customers, all you need is a good loyalty program, a card, a rubber stamp, and an ink pad and you can start your loyalty scheme.

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