For quite some time now I have drooled over photos of various library stamps that are out there. Etsy has tons of cute custom stamps that are available from various designers. I just never quite got up the guts to put so much money into one—not that it wouldn’t be worth it. It’s just hasn’t found its way into the budget.
A few weeks ago, I came across a photo of some cute custom stamps on the Wit & Whistle blog. I was super excited to see a link to the place where they had been made. I was even more excited to see great prices.
Since we’ve been in the business of collecting books lately, and we also have a tendency to loan books out (and subsequently forget who we’ve loaned them to), I’ve been feeling more of a need for an easy way to identify the books that belong to us.
After a little photoshop work, I had a nice little image to upload to order a stamp.
I also ordered an address stamp because they were offering free shipping on orders over $20. I ordered two of the 3/4” x 1 7/8” self-inking stamps. You can either type in your custom text, or you can upload an image. I love the endless possibilities with these! A few people mentioned that they might make great Christmas gifts, and I can’t help but think about how I loved anything personalized when I was a kid.
You can make a JPEG image in Photoshop Elements like I did, or you can probably use some free programs that are out there. You might do a little googling to find some. I’m thinking maybe Gimp or Inkscape would work.
I love it when I come across things that are pretty, useful, and a great deal! Don’t forget to search online for a coupon code if you decide to order. I think I was able to find one for 10% off.