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Stamp It Out

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I love blogs. I think they are great resources, inspiring, and usually get my creative juices flowing. I read too many of them though. I know that to be a fact. Anyway, recently I’ve come across some featuring “freezer paper”. Like this one and this one. So I grabbed a roll of freezer paper from Winn Dixie and thought yesterday would be the day to try it out. But let me tell you… I am an “instant gratification” kind of crafter… and rather impatient {maybe you can tell that from my recipes too?}. So, after trying to cut some designs out of freezer paper with an exacto knife I said, “ummm maybe in 10 years when there aren’t little children watching, panting, asking to try etc”. But I had the paper and the paint and I can’t waste it. I remembered those cute little stamps. So I stamped the onesies that I intended to paint stencils on. I think they turned out pretty cute. The stamps are all from the $1 rack at Michael’s and it says Scrapbooking Supplies {or something of that nature} at the top. If you go to the stamp aisle… watch out, they’re EXPENSIVE, I had no idea. So, stick to the $1 rack… unless you have money to spend then knock yourself out! 🙂 The paint is called “Soft” by Tulip. It’s fabric paint and once it dried I set it with a medium iron.

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I will say stick to the ones with more lines than those with filled space… make sense? I ironed the freezer paper to the inside of the onesie so the paint wouldn’t bleed through… although with stamps I don’t think that would happen so you could probably just slip a piece of wax paper in there. I also painted the fabric paint onto my stamp and made sure I didn’t have too much paint on there.

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  • becky
    February 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    sick kids and i get 2 posts behind! it has taken me forevah to catch up with everyone today. and happy birthday justin. you DO look 18 and i’m finding that it’s not fair. maybe it’s all the jamon you are eating!! i had NO idea there was such a thing and i put some kind of bullion in ALLLLL of my frozen peas. but to make it with ham??? thank ya!! and of course, super cute crafting!!

  • Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen
    February 18, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    darby-i have commented a few times here and there, but i love your blog and followed you over. love all your cute ideas and i too want instant gratification when i craft and sew…maybe that’s why i haven’t sewn anything in forever! love these onesies with the stamps-how cute and easy! thanks for all your ideas!
    carrie

  • Carly
    February 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! You are without a doubt, the queen of craft! Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us. Happy birthday to Justin!

  • the brown's
    February 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    fun idea! who knew freezer paper could do such fabulous things?!?!?

  • Erin
    February 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I absolutely love the onsies! Especially the one with the li’ bunnies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Mandi
    February 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for making my days even better! I love your blog! ~Mandi

  • The Rauths
    February 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    i made some of these over the weekend for a friend! they are fun and cute!

  • pve design
    February 19, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I miss onsies days.

  • Jenny
    February 19, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Darby, this is so cute! Will says you are the only other person he knows who gets so excited about baking and crafting. I think we should pick a spot and meet up with our six munchkins at some point! We can watch William and Paige go bananas together!

  • Linkis Family Love
    February 19, 2009 at 10:02 am

    did you use a special ink? i have regular stamp pad inks, but thinking this may require fabric paint or something? fill me in…the girls are wanting t-shirts, and we LOVE Michaels…too much, I am afraid…already down $50 there this week, alone. oooohhh yikes!
    Happy Thursday!
    Kelli <><<

  • Tara
    February 19, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Hi Darby – I am a HUGE fan of your blog! I too am curious about the ink. Are there any special wash instructions for these onesies? I think they would make great gifts for new moms!

    And your breakfast looked divine!

  • lindsay
    February 19, 2009 at 11:26 am

    wierd- JUST bought some paint yesterday to make some onesies for gifts! Thanks for the tips

  • Mod Girl
    February 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Love them!

    I looked at stamps at Hobby Lobby today… the ones on clearance were still $2.50 each which is more than I’m willing to pay. Michael’s, here I come.

  • C and M
    February 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    What a GREAT idea. I have a ton of stamps (love stampin’ up!) so I’m adding this to my crafting list. Thanks!

  • christy
    February 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I love these! I think you just gave me a great idea for the neighbor’s 2yo birthday girl! I couldn’t figure out what to get her, love these!

  • No.35style
    February 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t think my comment posted?? I think those stamped onesies are so cute..love the lamb. They would make great unique gifts!

  • alice
    March 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    These are adorable!

    Since my only baby for now is a furry fluffy four legged one, I’m definitely going to try this out for my friends upcoming baby shower!

    Thanks for sharing!
    PS- I just clicked over from Simply Seleta after seeing your fab labels!