What are your fav go-to stamps for scrapbooking?

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Posted 4/2/2013 by block_head21 in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:30:12 PM
I love to buy stamps but tend to use them more for making cards. What sets do you buy (other than date stamps) just for your LO's and how do you actually use them?

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July 2006
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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:42:33 PM
I see lots of scrappers using AE's stamps (Technique Tuesday) on their layouts. There are old free 2 Peas classes by former Garden Girls like Nichol Magouirk who did videos like "Scrapbook Stamping" and she used lots of those on her layouts. Even if some of the TT specific stamp sets are no longer available, you can still see ideas on how to include them on your pages. They are great videos!

Other current Garden Girls use stamps on their layouts quite a bit as well! That's where I start for inspiration.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:09:09 PM
I really like My Minds Eye stamps, Hero Arts, and Studio Calico.


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July 2008
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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:39:09 PM
I have one set from AE... it has sentiments with arrows on it. They go great for the inside of cards or your pages.
I just got some lilybee stamps. It has single words like memories, captured, today, here and now....
I like to add those near my images. Usually one word stamps are good for me. I just ordered some from a company the 2peas doesn't sell and it has epic, awesome, today, ect...

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December 2004
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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:46:13 PM
I don't think there is any one set it just depends on what you are scrapping. I use alpha's a lot, journaling stamps, arrows, stars, hearts, little flowers

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February 2009
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Posted: 4/2/2013 3:42:20 PM
I have a ton of stamps and use all kinds....images. words, alphas, whatever will work on my layout.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 3:57:32 PM
I gravitate toward versatile, non-themed stamps, such as journaling, lined, etc. My favorite manufacturer is Catslife Press, & I prefer wood-mounted rubber.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:45:55 PM
I sell CTMH stamps and use them on 9/10 of my pages.

FAVe alpha is Keepsake because I can link the scripty letters together stamping one letter at a time. On a Layout=Keepsake

Trinity Alpha has 3 sizes of letters plus 1 set of numbers- I always take it to crops. Click to see

I use lots of themed stamps and what CTMH now calls "flair" stamps, background stamps to add texture and such. Texture stamp used here

I love office supply looking stamped items like the File Card Here.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:25:25 PM
I love Tim Holtz stamps,Studio Calico,Cat's Life Press, Banana Fish Studio and I still love all of my 7 Gypsies stamps!

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January 2005
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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:33:00 PM
I determine the stamp by the size of the stamp and page accent/ journaling block or whatever. It has to be the right size to work with my layout.

I have clustered together small stamps on a journaling block to create a perfect accent for a page. I don't have one set of AE's stamps although there are several on my wishlist, I just haven't purchased any yet.

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February 2003
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Posted: 4/2/2013 11:40:36 PM
I bought very few stamps just for layouts, but my "go-to" stamps period are my star, flower and swirl stamps. And since I live in California, my beach stamps when I am doing beach layouts.

I use them a lot of ways. I somewhat prefer to stamp an image, cut it out, and adhere that to my layout. But that doesn't mean I never stamp directly onto the layout.


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Posted: 4/3/2013 12:51:41 PM
I LOVE alpha stamps! Any size scripty and typewriter type fonts usually. I enjoy mixing up letters from several different alphas to use as titles (I'll do a "test" stamping first on scraps--learned to do that the hard way, lol).

I've put together a small, easily packed, all-purpose "stamp kit" with my favorite go-to alphas and inks for crops, so I'm never without my creativity tools for layout title inspiration!

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August 2006
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Posted: 4/3/2013 4:00:44 PM
AE/technique Tuesday phrases. I use them all the time on my scrapbook pages!!

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Posted: 4/3/2013 8:29:56 PM
I love Phrases and punny stamp phrases.
My favorites are
~My Creative Time Stamps,
~my Pink Stamper ( but i believe she is sadly discontinuing her line of stamps,
~Peachy Keen sometimes has some really cute phrases in their sets.
~Sweet & Sassy Stamps
~Pink by Design

I have been wanting to try Scrappy Mom Stamps but haven't yet.

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