Rubber stamps!

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Way back over Christmas break I got motivated to design some rubber stamps to use for marketing materials. Kari’s mom, coincidentally, has a ton of stamps and stamp pads of various colors, so for a week or two I was pretty obsessed. There were many handmade cards and gift tags that Christmas.

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Making stamps that could, to start with, be used to make my own business cards had been on my to-do list for a while, plus I was finding many other opportunities to stamp stuff either for identification, branding, or just for something fun and slightly different.

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I have a ton of pre-printed business cards that do not have my phone number on them. For a long time I changed phone numbers before I’d use up a batch of cards, so I stopped including that. Now that cell numbers are more easily portable – and it doesn’t seem I’ll be moving overseas again any time soon – it’s becoming a pain in the rear to write my number on the back of my existing cards. So I made one stamp with my phone number on it. And a couple other modular stamps that I can use to construct a business card or use individually for various purposes.

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Then for fun I thought I’d make one stamp as an entire business card. I’ve gotten into printing, in general, and in physical objects more generally, so I thought I’d design this card to be more for the print making side of my personality. It’s a little grandiose so far, but something to grow into!  :-)

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Since there was a frog stamp available I gave it a try, but I think I want to go in a slightly different direction for my actual logo.

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