Welcome to Stamp Week 2020!
My simple goal this week is to get you using + enjoying your stamps to get your stories told.
I view stamps as a tool in my storytelling toolbox. Most of the stamps we offer are word/sentiment based stamps to help support or spark stories. I love adding a stamp here or there on my projects as well as using sentiments on the stamps as jumping off points/prompts for my stories.
Here's the initial schedule for this week (posts won't necessarily be up first thing in the morning):
- Monday: Alphas
- Tuesday: Prompts
- Wednesday: Numbers
- Thursday: Backgrounds + Patterns
- Friday: Mixed Media + Art Journaling
If you share your own awesome stamping ideas please use the hashtag #aestampweek on Instagram.
- Try the Story Stamp Subscription for just $5. Use the code TRYSTORYSTAMP. Offer ends 3/9/2020 at 11:59pm EST.
- Sale on stamps in the shop (up to 60% off) - including some past Story Stamp + Stories By The Month designs!
- Giveaways on the @aliedwardsdesigninc Instagram account.
To kick off this week I put together a video showing you how I currently organize my stamps and a few basics about what you need to get started with stamps.
I'll be back with another video later today focusing on using alphabet stamps.
GOALS THIS WEEK
This week is an awesome opportunity to work with the stamps you have in your stash or get started with stamping. Here are a few things you might consider for your own goals this week:
- Organize your stamps. The act of going through the stamps you already have in your possession can be awesome inspiration to start using them. Just flipping through some of the ones I haven't seen in awhile started giving me ideas.
- Start with stamps. Rather than starting with other embellishments this week, start with your stamps and see what you can use to be the foundation of your story.
- Play + have fun! Don't worry about the mess or imperfection - to me this is just a part of stamping generally - just have fun experimenting with your stamps.
- Be the boss of your stamps. Make them work for you - they are there to help support your stories!
- Get some stories told. This is always, always, always the goal.