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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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Custom Rubber stamps are commonly used as office stationery and/or in a craft whether it’s for organising documents, greeting cards, gift wrappers, embossing on fabric, or any other possibilities where self-inking date stamps are imprinted.
But, have you ever used your customised rubber stamps in making a pendant for your jewellery? Don’t miss out on the fun you can get from playing around with your rubber stamps. Plus, you can also save cash by making your own accessories instead of buying them.
It’s an easy activity, where you can unleash your creativity and resourcefulness by just using custom stamps. It’s that easy! Thinking about the cost of the materials? Don’t sweat it because this is a very cost-effective activity.
Making Your Own Jewelry
Oven-baked clay jewellery-making is a do-it-yourself activity, where clay is moulded into shapes and sizes, baked in an oven to harden, and is attached to a chain for a necklace, earrings or, for bracelets. But let’s not focus on the clay; the highlight is on what tool is used for designing the pendant. This is where you capitalise the use of your rubber stamps for this activity.
It’s okay if you have no experience in jewellery-making. No sweat, because anyone can do this activity. Moving on, here’s how you can use your seal stamp in making customised jewellery.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
The very first thing you have to do is to gather all your materials together. Materials including polymer clay, blocks, your rubber stamps, cookie cutters, pick, jump rings, pearl powder, and thread or chain. You don’t have to specifically choose polymer clay, because any type of clay is applicable for baking. As for the blocks, it’s used to flatten the clay. Cookie cutters have different shapes and sizes; it’s used after the stamp is imprinted on the flattened clay. The pick’s utilised for the hole on the formed pendant, where the jump rings are connected.
Step 2: Prep the Clay
After you’ve gathered your materials together, start by loosening up the polymer clay. It depends on the size of what you’re gonna make. In this case, creating a pendant that’s the same size as a coin is a good start.
Take a little piece of the clay, about the size of a marble, and roll it around your hands. It’s quite hard as it needs to be worked and warmed up. But by continuously rotating it in your hands, it then starts loosening up as heat from your body will transfer on the clay. As we’re making a coin-shaped pendant, the next move is to flatten the clay.
Blocks or any hard surface is a good place to even out the clay. This is to compress its dimensions evenly and to avoid lumps in certain areas. So, when it comes out of the oven, there are no signs of unevenness.
Step 3: Stamping the Design
Now comes the greatest part! The stamping part! Place the evened-out clay on your front. Prepare the rubber stamp and position it facing downwards on the clay. Then, gently stamp it in position and press hard. You can also do it while standing up. It gives more pressure because you’re putting your body weight on it. Then, slowly pull up. And viola! You now have a hand-stamped clay pendant.
But, if you find the pendant too big or you suddenly want a new shape, manipulate the clay using the cookie cutter. It depends on the shape that you want, or where you want the centre of your pendant to be placed on the newly designed clay.
Step 4: Assembling the Jewelry
Pierce a hole on the upper part of the clay using a pick. This is where the jump rings are placed to connect the pendant to the chain. Though, make it bigger than what you’re imagining. Bead holes tend to shrink; if you’re not careful enough, the rings might not go through. To make the intricate design stand out, brush it with the perfect pearls powder; these are pigmented powders that are easy to use. But if you don’t have one, use pulverised makeups, especially eyeshadow ones. It gives the pendant shimmer.
Step 5: Baking the Product
For the final step, place the pendant on a pan and bake it for about 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Let it cool. Connect it to the chain, and you’re done! Your polymer clay jewellery is now ready for use.
There are a lot of designs you can find to incorporate for your pendant. Look for rubber stamps online, if you don’t own one yet. Or if you want something that has more of your personal touch, there are custom stamps online, where there’s a stamp designer to decorate your own.
Rubber stamps aren’t just made for stamping documents. You’ll be amazed at the numerous ways these stamps can be used. Mostly, rubber stamps in Auckland are used for decorating pages of scrapbooks, documents, or for postage. Though there are other surfaces, you can stamp on besides paper like wood, metal, fabric, and especially on clay – just like this activity. You’re collecting accessories but have no budget to buy new ones? Less splurging on expensive ones and make your very own personalised accessories now!
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The teaching profession can both exhausting and rewarding. Exhausting in a manner that if you don’t manage your time well, you’d have to work even if you’re already out of the classroom, and out of the school. Admit it, you bring the unfinished papers at home and continue working there. Approved Rubber Stamps and Self Inking Stamps can help you cut some time so you can finish your job faster, and even improve your teaching performance.
Praise & Motivation
With the number of student’s you’re currently handling, there’s bound to be diversity among your class. There are those who are bodily-kinesthetic and is the best when it comes to physical activities, the logical-mathematical ones who show their forte whenever they’re working on mathematical expressions, those students who are intelligent with language and words, and many more types of students. With the number of individual personalities in your classroom, there are times when the students who excel more in the academics get to be praised more— leaving those whose intelligence is not in line with the academics such as the bodily-kinesthetic ones and those who are intelligent with musical instruments, unappreciated.
In the 21st Century Classroom, it is essential that you show equal appreciation for all of your students. One way of showing your appreciation to them is to praise their works.
Marking a big star, or with a ‘Good Job’ in their paper and works using rubber stamps and self-inking stamps leave a positive effect on your students.
Remember that time when you were once on the other end of the classroom, listening to your teacher and working on the classroom activities? What about that time when you had your ‘Very Good’ and Star from your teacher? That felt great right?
Being appreciated by your teacher can significantly boost your self-esteem. Which is why you should praise and motivate them whenever they do an excellent job in their activities.
Teaching is never easy, your little angels can become quite a pain at times and drain all your energy out quickly. And at the end of the day, you wish you could just dive straight to your bed and rest. But you know you can’t, there are still a lot of papers and documents that need to be done. All of these files need to be marked with a date, especially the forms, and although marking the date is not a very strenuous job, it can be time-consuming when done in bulk.
Self Inking Date Stamps and Rubber Date Stamps can save you a lot of time. From writing dates in the documents into merely stamping them you’d be able to finish your documents faster, and you’ll be able to jump straight to bed right away.
Having a good night’s rest can boost your mood up, a good mood affects your teaching, if you’re teaching well, your students will definitely do well, if your students do well, the student’s parents, your superior and most importantly you will pleased. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Being a teacher means you’d have a lot of things to manage, this includes your students, their grades and your classroom. You cannot simply skip out managing your classroom, or the things in your classroom such as the student’s books will magically vanish. The next thing you know, your students are already fighting over whose book is who’s.
Creating a custom-made stamp that says ‘This Book Belongs To:’ will definitely help a lot. This way your students will no longer fight over books because it has their name already printed in it.
Rubber Stamps is also helpful for grading your student’s works from A-F.
Bonus Tip: Use a blue ink pad in grading, so students who do not meet the criteria won’t be that disappointed because they got an F in a Red Coloured Stamp.
Although teaching tends to drain all your energy out, at the end of the day, all the exhaustion wears off when you see your students run towards you, hug you, and thank you for being a good teacher to them. A reward that can never be paid monetarily. And this can only happen to you if you give your students all the love and appreciation they deserve.
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