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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Reasons Why Date Stamps Are Essential For A Milestone Celebration

Reasons Why Date Stamps Are Essential For A Milestone Celebration

People by nature love festivities, which is why every time people reaches a specific milestone in their lives, they make sure it is celebrated. A celebration cannot happen if the celebrant does not have guests. And for the guests to attend, the celebrant needs to invite them, either through calls or through sending out invitation cards. Date stamps can be your partner in making an invitation card.

Although nowadays invitation cards are commonly skipped over, opting for sending invites through text and phone calls. However, the thing about invitation cards do not only do it make your guest feel special, but it also helps your guests to remember your birthday (aside from the event favours).

 

What event invitation can your date stamp be used?

 

Birthday Party

birthday invitation card

Another event that is special for almost everyone are birthdays, especially the milestone events such as a child’s 1st birthday, Sweet 16, 50th birthdays and many more. A birthday is a celebration for being able to reach a specific chapter in their lives. And just the weddings, a birthday is a special occasion that should be celebrated by the special people dear to us.

Although some of these people remember when your birthday is, giving them an invitation card that states, when and where the party is going to happen, is still the best way to encourage them to join you in this special event. You can choose to have your party invitations made for you. However, you can also make them yourself. With the help of cardstock, glue, rubber date stamps, and your creativity, you can make your own cards.

You can even have a made-to-order stamp with your name on the rubber plate. You don’t have to worry if it can just be wasted away after that 1-time use. Rubber stamps and self-inking stamps are heavy duty and can last for a very long time if used properly. You can use it for your next birthday parties. You can even use these stamps for themed parties.

 

Weddings

wedding invitation card

Weddings have always been the dream of every woman. Strutting down the aisle towards their future life partner. It’s a very special ceremony that happens only once in your lifetime. It is where two people in love become one, which is why it should be witnessed by everyone dear to both parties.

Wither the couple decides to have a destination wedding, where the couple decides to marry in a place far away from where they currently live, a beach wedding, or a garden wedding. Of course, the special people in the life of both parties should be present. And for these people to be able to make time for the wedding, the couple needs to send out wedding invitation weeks or months before the actual wedding day.

This is where date stamps can come in handy. Date stamps come in handy, where all you need to do is to set the date on your stamp, then press in the stamp towards your card. There are also custom-made stamps that you can order online where the first line is the date stamp and the second line is a ‘Save the Date!’ text. Now you can send out your card to the people who are going to be involved on that very special day.

 

Gender Reveal

gender reveal card

Gender Reveal parties have become a thing, especially with the videos on the internet showing the anticipating parents for the gender of their child. There are all sorts of gender reveal parties, some of them are touching, some of them are fun. However, every one of them is filled with joy from the expectant, the partner of the expectant, as well as their loved ones.

Gender Reveal happens after the expectant who wants to have a gender reveal party visits the doctor. However, instead of the doctor telling the expectant the gender of the baby/babies, the doctor writes it in the paper, fold its, and encloses it is an envelope. The trusted person of the expectant is then trusted to plan the party.

By using stamps with dates, the person who’s planning the party can make an invitation card, to be sent out to the people who are invited by the expectant. Rubber date stamps are ideal for this one and not the self-inking ones because rubber stamps are much more flexible with inks. You can use any colours of ink/ ink pads on your rubber stamps. You can even create a gradient for your invitation card with half of the text coloured with blue and the other half colour pink, or whatever colour you want on your rubber date stamp.

 

Final Thoughts

A new chapter in your life should be celebrated with the special people in your life. These are the things that you want to share your memories with. Sending them a simple invitation card with the date of your celebration certainly will make these memories extra special.

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Using Made to Order Stamps To Decorate Cookies

Using Made to Order Stamps To Decorate Cookies

Who says stamps are only for paper art? Some people make great scrapbooks and cards while others have excellent hands and taste in the kitchen using made to order stamps. Crafting and baking and two expertise that will create beautiful and delicious results when combined. With our growing love for food and art, cookies have also evolved from the plain chocolate chip or peanut butter to fancy yet edible displays. As professionals use rubber stamps for designing, bakers use edible ink to stamp on cookies to make them more attractive and appetizing.

 

Here are 4 tips to help you get ready before stamping on your cookies:

 

Choose Stamps with Clear Designs

clear stamp design

When you only want a single design on your cookies, it’s best to use stamps without a backing mounted to it. It creates a blind spot when you’re trying to place the design in the center of your cookie. Make sure you also choose stamp designs with strong, clear and clean lines, so it presses well and maintains on the cookies. Complicated and soft designs may not reflect well on your cookies. You can order rubber stamps online where you’ll find a variety of them to use.

 

Bake the Cookie You Want

bake the cookie

First, reduce using leavening agents in your cookies such as baking powder or baking soda or do not use them if possible. Next, your dough shouldn’t be too sticky nor too dry. It must be similar to a playdough inconsistency instead. Lastly, if you’re planning to stamp your cookies before they’re done, take about 2 tbsp of dough for every cookie. Rolling is optional, and if you want them to be perfect, you can use a cutter to soften out the edges of your dough.

 

Ink Your Stamps

Start by picking your colour ink gel of choice. For best and convenient methods of inking your stamps, use a brush to apply the ink to your stamps. This will allow you to spread the ink excellently. If you plan to create a diversity of colours, it’s also much easier to blend colours and paint different portions of the stamp with this method. Brushing is also helpful if you only wish to colour a particular part of your stamp.
You can also try other methods of inking your stamps. It can be messy, but you can create a thicker ink by mixing a couple of ingredients – gel food colouring, a little vodka and isopropyl. Then, brush the solution on the bottom of your stamps.
If you’re planning to make more than a handful of stamped cookies, you might want to consider making a pad of edible ink, so it’s faster to repaint your stamps with a brush.

 

Design Finished Cookies with Stamps

cookies with stamps

Perhaps the best cookie surface to press your stamps are on royal icing. This type of icing flattens out on your iced cookies when already set. However, some icing can be deceiving. They might look settled on the outside, but you’ll find them soft underneath. You should be careful with chocolate icing or even confectioner’s sugar glaze because they might crack or deform when you press your stamps. Make sure all your ingredients have a food safe marker.

 

With all of that set, you’re now ready to start stamping your cookies with these 3 easy steps.

Step 1.

Once you’ve already painted your stamps, roll the stamps gently on the cookie icing, making sure it’s already set and won’t crack when you stamp.

Step 2.

You can’t expect your stamps to be painted on the cookies perfectly. Instead of trying to stamp again, use your brush to colour the blank parts or draw on the cookie to complete your design.

Step 3.

Let the ink dry before you add more details so it will not ruin the design or smudge the colours. You can buy rubber stamps online to find the perfect match for your plans and achieve your desired cookie design outcome.

 

Final Thoughts

Cookie stamping is a fun way to release your artistry. You can be innovative from using self-inking stamps on paper to creating your ink for your cookies. This is an excellent recreational activity to spend your leisure and a handy skill especially in kids parties and other themed-celebrations. Be a creative stamp designer and let the colours of your art burst into your creations.

Who says stamps are only for paper art? Some people make great scrapbooks and cards while others have excellent hands and taste in the kitchen using made to order stamps. Crafting and baking and two expertise that will create beautiful and delicious results when combined. With our growing love for food and art, cookies have also evolved from the plain chocolate chip or peanut butter to fancy yet edible displays. As professionals use rubber stamps for designing, bakers use edible ink to stamp on cookies to make them more attractive and appetizing.

 

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Using Personalised Stamps in Australia to Spark Self Motivation

Using Personalised Stamps in Australia to Spark Self Motivation

As you age, the time you spend on yourself becomes lesser and lesser. From home to work and from work to home, then you wake up doing the same things all over again. It’s easy to lose yourself in the ocean of chores that needs to be done. So before you forget about yourself in the midst of the busy life, remind yourself with how a fantastic person you are using stamps in Australia.

If you want to blame someone why your confidence is slowly sinking, blame your busy schedule. A busy schedule means you spend less time for yourself and more time for other activities. With the time for yourself lowered down, your motivation slowly fades until you find yourself working to get by for your day to day activities.

 

Planners and Reminders

goal setting

Human as we are, we tend to forget about a lot of things. Your umbrella, the name of your preschool teacher, and the name of that one ‘friend’ you met down at the mart who wants to catch up with you. And to help remind you of the little things that are often forgotten, we have colourful post-it notes, planners, phone reminders and sometimes even putting up notes on the fridge.

Most of the time, we place things that we need to be reminded of, tasks, appointments, and events. We become too busy with chores and works that we often forget how to take care of yourself. Why don’t you make use that planner and post-it notes to remind yourself how awesome you are. No— you don’t need to write it on your planner every single page of your planner, or in your post-it notes.

You can order rubber stamps in Australia that you designed yourself. Stamps to remind you for example 1. to ignore that ex of yours who cheated on you? 2. To remind you to buy that gift for your grandma’s 100th birthday. Stamp it all on your planner!

You can even stamp on your favorite motivational phrase! Put it on your planner, or post-it notes, wherever you want. Who knows, you may even be able to motivate your friend or co-worker who’s feeling in a slump lately using your personalised stamp.

 

Goal Setting

goal setting

You will never become a successful person if you don’t have any goals. Without goals, you won’t be able to create a plan to achieve that specific goal. Do you want to build your dream house? You got to make a plan to make it a reality. However, making that dream into reality is not that easy. Chances are, you’re going to get sidetracked that you forget your initial goal.

Your goal is also a great motivation whenever you feel down. And the best person to remind you of your own goal is none other than yourself? No one knows how much you want that goal but yourself. Stamping your goals just adds a bit of colour and inspiration to your goal.

You want to have that incredible body that you see on the internet and magazines? Work out, follow a healthy and sustainable diet (because starving yourself just have that hot body is NOT OKAY), and remind yourself of your goal.

You can just look up for online stamp designer in Australia and start designing your own stamp with your goal listed in the text. Buy colourful ink pad together with your stamp so you’ll always be inspired to achieve your goal.

 

Complimenting Yourself

complimenting yourself

Compliments make your day a whole lot better. Even with a small, ‘You Look Good’ from someone you know can instantly bring a smile on your face. The ‘Good Job’ from your boss can bring you so much joy because finally, your boss noticed your effort and hard work on your job. Compliments, even if they’re merely words can surely boost your mood.

However, it’s not that often at people are going compliment you. Sometimes a month or two will pass by, and not a single compliment was given to you. And this will definitely be reflected on your self-confidence. So why don’t you give yourself a compliment whenever you know you did an excellent job.

It’s never wrong to give yourself a compliment. Others may find it quite narcissistic, but self-love is a good thing. After all, who knows yourself better than yourself. Were you able to complete the task earlier than you expected? Give yourself a pat and ‘Good Job’ because you were able to do it quickly.

Get yourself a custom-made stamp or a self-inking stamp with a ‘Good Job!’ imprinted in it. And give yourself a ‘Good Job’ stamp for every task you did excellently. Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better.

Just buy yourself an ‘Achievements Notebook’, and in it, you write tasks you were able to finish excellently and mark them with a ‘Good Job’ mark. So whenever you feel down, just open your Achievements Notebook and look back on the things you did excellently.

 

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, your greatest motivator is yourself because no one knows you better than yourself. Do not get drowned in the ocean of tasks, make sure you spend some time for yourself. Remind yourself why you’re doing the things you do in the first place, and most of all never forget to compliment yourself. Rubber stamps are merely tools to help you motivate yourself.

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4 Ways to Personalise Your Child’s Party Using Traditional Rubber Stamps

4 Ways to Personalise Your Child’s Party Using Traditional Rubber Stamps

When it comes to your child’s birthday, you want to make sure it’s not like any other kids birthday party. However, making it a one-of-a-kind children’s party sounds quite costly. You’d have to prepare your money for the cake, the food for your guests, the balloons, the party favors and many more. And if you want to take it to the next level, you can have a clown or a mascot of your child’s favorite character, just to have that unique party for your little one. But—not all parties need to be expensive. With just papers, traditional rubber stamps, and glue, you can turn a typical children’s party into something better.

 

Invitations

invitations

Party Invitations may be the last thing on your mind if you’re planning on throwing a children’s party for your kid, but trust me, Invitations Cards are crucial when it comes to having a birthday party. Without the card, your party won’t have guests. Yes— you can just give the parent or guardian of your child’s friend a call, or contact them through social media, however sending out invitation cards is more formal. Plus, parents and guardians who receive invitation cards for their kids feel reassured in allowing their kids to attend the children’s party.

Which is why it is important that you make the invitation presentable. You cannot just print a plain ‘You are Invited’ on a piece of paper and give them to the parents of your kid’s friend.

You can use rubber stamps and colop self-inking stamps to make your plain invitation card into something better. All you need is a card preferably 210-240 gsm or 280-300 microns and a rubber stamp. You can order a custom-made stamp online for free and have it delivered immediately to your home.

With your card and your personalised stamp, you can easily create neat Invitation Cards for your child’s party. Or if you want you can get creative with your child’s invitation card, put up decor or any stickers of your choice to make it more pleasing to the eyes.

 

Party Hats

party hats

If there’s one thing that excited kids it’s the balloons and the party hats. Trust me, kids go crazy over party hats especially if party hat has a cartoon character that they like, or is colourful. And without a party hat, your child’s party may feel somewhat lacking. You can buy party hats from shops that sell party supplies near your area and be content with just that. However, putting a personal touch in your party hats makes your child’s party a lot special.

With a premade party hats, art supplies, and rubber stamps of your choice you turn a regular party hat into something spectacular.

 

Cake Toppers

cake toppers

Cake Toppers bring take your regular cupcake into a whole new level. Think of a chocolate-flavoured cupcake topped with an icing. Looks delicious right? How about topping that plain cupcake with pink crown-shaped cake toppers in it? How does it look now? It now seems quite grand.

Although cake toppers are merely accessories, it makes your party look more colourful. Again, cake toppers can be found from anywhere in your area, but a cake topper with your kid’s name is something you cannot buy from party supplies shop in your area.

You can cut out cards, buy toothpicks, order rubber stamps online with your kid’s name in it and turn it into a cake topper. One great thing about stamps is that it creates a neat and uniformed look in every project you’re using it on.

 

‘Thank You’ Card

thank you card

What is a Children’s Party without Party Favors? Party favours make your kid and your child’s guest happy as they head home. Which is why adding a personal touch makes your party favour a lot better. The party favour marks as a special memory for your kid and his/ her guests. For a children’s party, party favours may come in the form of loot bags.

Fill the loot bags up with sweets and slip in a ‘thank you’ card inside the loot bag. Not only will it make your child’s guest special for taking part in your child’s special day. And a thank you card is the best thing to be personalised.

You can make thank you cards for your guests using self-inking stamps, traditional stamps, rubber stamps, or any stamps.

 

Final Thoughts

Your child’s birthday comes only once every year which is why want to make sure each birthday is celebrated with your own personal touch. Using rubber stamps and personalised stamps, you can easily add your personalised finishing touches in your child’s invitation card, party hats, cake toppers, and thank you cards.

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