Adventures in Card-Making

Postage stamps and crafting

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Postage stamps have totally evolved from American Flags. I recently spent some time in my local post office. As the line of customers wound its way to the counter I chanced a look at the walls. Various posters featuring different postage stamps  were proudly displayed. One of the ladies in front of me remarked how the flowered stamps would look pretty on a vase and I suddenly remembered the time I ModPodged Christmas stamps on a clear plastic ornament. So I began to think of paper crafting. Had the idea of using postage stamps evolved since my last post: Recycled United States Postage Stamps published on 5/24/17.

Fortunately, Papercraft Inspirations featured an article in their issue 191 (see below). There were some great tips and ideas:

  • Giving a gift to a friend? Try layering a piece of cardstock on a brown lunch bag. Glue a postage stamp on a mini Brown lunch bag and mount onto cardstock. If you have any postal rubber stamps add them also.
  • Spending some time in a new country is summer? Keep a travel log and use cancelled postage stamps on your cover or pages.
  • Take your stamps. and divide the stamps into themed collections. Back the stamps with  cardstock.  A birthday or friendship card can  be enhanced by adding stamps and die cut borders.