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The Most Useful – Episode No.1 – Stamps

The Most Useful – Episode No.1 – Stamps

Happy Tuesday dear friends and welcome to my blog!

Today I am starting a brand new series called  “The Most Useful”. I will be creating a few episodes of the most used items in my craft room. I would like to share my experiences and thoughts with you and I hope you will find these episodes quite useful. 

I will be demonstrating them on Saturdays on Instagram Live, that way you can see it in action and ask any questions that you have right there and then. 

So. this is my most used and useful stamp set, or stamp sets, ever! You can see how loved they are! 😊

These stamps are from Concord & 9th, and they are called Sophisticated Script (bundle). 

I recently found out that there is a different stamp set similar to these two, now, I am not sure how small or big this stamp set is; I ordered it the other day and I should be receiving it next week, hopefully. The set is called Perfectly Penned Stamp Set and I will be sharing it with you as soon as I receive it. 

I used to be so timid when it came to stamping. Somehow I convinced myself that I was not good at it and that I always need to use a stamp positioner to have crisp and accurate stamping. Well, let me tell you something, I was wrong! 

If you have the same thoughts I am here to prove you wrong. All you need is practice and, of course, good product to work with. 

I am positive that you heard the saying “You get what you paid for” and that cannot be more true! I repeat DO NOT BUY CHEAP STUFF (click here for a YouTube video I made a while back if you would like to check out). 



One of the most important things you need to consider having is good ink (I will be making another episode on inks later). 

For addressing my envelopes I always use VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. This ink is simply phenomenal for all of you who do not like double stamping and want everything to be nice and crisp at that first try. 




And, of course stamping blocks. 

When I am working with small stamps, I like to use small stamping blocks. I love working with small blocks like this and I always get great results. 

When addressing my envelopes I like to start from the last to the first letter, or from right to left; and another tip that I would like to give you is that when you are stamping the letters, try overlapping them a little bit. That way it will look like you handwritten them.




Next tools I use are the Writing Guide for Addressing Envelopes by Recollections and a fine line black pen. The one I use is by Cricut but you can use whatever you like and/or have. 




This part is simple, just write the recipient’s address and you are done. 

I like to use masking tape to secure the guide to the envelope, but this is optional. 

And at the end, just add the postage stamp and you are done! I always like to put extra postage, just in case, and my envelope looks better that way. 😊

And that is all for today. 

I hope you like today’s post and do not forget to come see me on Saturday at 10:00 AM PST to see the live demonstration of these truly awesome stamp sets. 

If you have any questions and or suggestions, please leave a comment below. 

Till next time, cheers! 

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