June 19, 2013

DIY Mother of the Bride Gift: A Customized Hand-stamped Journal

A  solid or pattern-covered journal can be a simple, yet perfectly personal gift for a mother or close friend. I crafted a simple strategy for creating your own journal for mom, inspired by these journals from Three Trees Bindery (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeTreesBindery) and Journaling Jane (https://www.etsy.com/shop/JournalingJane).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:

  • Ink Pad
  • Alphabet stamp set
  • Notebook/journal/sketchbook
  • Small paper cut to size (or stamp directly on the book)
  • Glue stick
  • *optional- other stamps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This journal I picked up at Target.  I stamped the letters onto the small paper first before adhering (just in case I wanted a re-do).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make it even more special., stamp a quote inside the book as a sweet surprise!

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Rachel Shuman Armentano is the owner and artist behind Strawberry Small Works Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to being wedding and party obsessed she has years of experience as an art educator and believes everyone can make something beautiful!

 

What other gifts are you interested in making for the big day?