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Monday, July 23, 2012

metal stamped tags…

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  its too hot for me outside, so, I tried stamping on metal this weekend.  below are some of the tags I did. you can see all the mistakes—some letters are punched too hard, too soft, crooked, ect.  I need more practice:)

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but, this is fun and addictive!  I’m hoping to do some xmas tags and embellishments for my ornaments this year.  and I want to label some boxes in my craft room cubby, make some for my scrapbooking/card making, and for gifts—so many ways to customize anything.

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basic supplies
hammer, steel striking block, blanks, sharpie, stamps, sanding block

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edited:  forgot to mention--see the tag on the steel block?  i cut it out with a papertrey ink die and my die cutter from a coke can!  very inexpensive!  and the size of stamps i use here were 3mm or 1/8"--they came from hobby lobby.

the stamps come in a box-(red box in pic), but, they get jumbled up, so, my husband found a 2 x 4 scrap of pine and drilled holes into it.  to keep the holes somewhat orderly, he used a scrap of dotted paper, poked holes into the pine, and then, drilled following the poked holes.

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sanding and a quick coat of paint and it’s almost done.  I’m going to add letters in front of each stamp, so, I can find a certain letter quickly.

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I wish I had found this great video on youtube that explained how to line up the letters sooner.

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have a great week and thanks for looking:)



31 comments:

  1. WTG!!

    I think you will be getting it practiced and perfect in no time - excellent post.

    I think your tags are neat not too "perfect," because it shows they're hand done and not facotyr made! Gives 'em character!!

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  2. Was looking at your post and saw you had punched Bentley that is the name of the street I live on.. Just moving here I hadnt really heard the name before but love it... Have a great day!

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  3. Yeah, I agree with Michele up there....I LIKE the "not too perfect" look. I think you did a great job on your tags--they're awesome!!! Also, your hubby is a genius! =D

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  4. This looks like so much fun! I love the letters crooked and stuff. I would prefer that to being all lined up. Hope it cools off for you--but in the meantime--fun project!

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  5. Now this is my kinda project. Love how you made these. I love the letters just the way they are. It adds some fun to the design. Must get moving and try some of your cool ideas. :)

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  6. Lynn,

    These are so CUTE!!!! Did you sand the tags after you made them to get that vintage look? I love them!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. yes, karianne, i did. just a little sanding dull them right down:)

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  7. I love this! You've done a great job stamping away on metal objects.
    Mary Alice

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  8. This is the 2nd post I have seen on this subject and explaining how to do it. Both posts are great. I LOVE your method of organization though- xo Diana

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  9. That does look like fun! I actually like it a little uneven.Gives it a vintage look! Where do you find your supplies?
    xx
    Anne

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    1. i found them at hobby lobby in the jewerly dept. there are lots of places on the net to get them, too:)

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    2. Lynn, first, LOVE this and have always wanted to try it! Did you get all of the silver discs to stamp on at Hobby Lobby, and was the sharpie to fill in the letters. I Googled paper trey ink die and did not see anything, or did not know what I was looking for...Oh, I think we need another post breaking down these steps....Because I love the finished project....... I love everything you do!

      Carol

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    3. yes, they came from hobby lobby, carol. and the yes, the sharpie is to fill in the letters. i will find the die link and post it on this post--should have done that to begin with:( i don't do tuts very well, but, i did give a link to a wonderful video with all the steps--be sure to watch that, ok? and if you have more questions, please ask:)

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  10. aaaack! You KNOW I love everything you make, but holy moly these are hands down my favorite! (well, my favorite today because you'll blow me away again tomorrow. lol)
    I was at an art fair this past weekend and one of the vendors had vintage spoons "stamped" with plant names and used them for markers. Very cool!

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  11. Looks like fun and could be, as you said, used in so many ways. Thanks so much for linking up at Totally Transformed Tuesday. Take care, Peggy

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  12. I've always wanted to try this but I was kind of confused on the many stamps on the internet. I will definitely be checking out my Hobby Lobby. I would never have noticed which ones were crooked. I love the look. Very nice.

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  13. Awesome! I like the not-so-perfectly lined up look! These are so cool. Love the storage idea, another great collaboration with you and hubby!

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  14. I've always been tempted to try this out, Lynn - and now you've inspired me to really do it! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. All I need are the blanks - so off to Hobby Lobby I go! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. So cool! I think I like that the letters aren't all lined up. The somewhat "crooked" letters give the tags more character! Hmmm, I think my sock monkeys would like nametags to hang around their necks. :@

    Great environmentally friendly craft, too! With all the pop cans my husband throws in the recycling bin, we'd never have to buy another gift tag. Ever.

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  16. I've always been interested in those metal tags. Now I see how they are made. Thanks! Your tags look awesome. I like that the letters aren't exactly in line or straight:)

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  17. Ooh this looks like something I might want to do! Thanks! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. These look like so much fun to make! I am a label freak....so I am already thinking of all the uses for these lovely tags!

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  19. Oh wow, I love every tag you have stamped! How fun!

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  20. thanks for the tips and link to more info. sure have wanted to try this for a long time.

    what size stamps are you using? where did you get them??? expensive??

    thanks for the help.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  21. Super cute tags!!! I love the fact that you cut them from pop cans!!

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  22. I've wanted to do this, but haven't sprung for the tools yet. I am loving that holder your husband made. I need to do that for my ink stamp letters too. They are always in a mess. I love what you turned out on the metal pieces. They are so cool!
    Liz

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  23. Lynn, these are spectacular!

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  24. Love these, Lynn, and am so delighted that you shared the necessary tools! I would love to make some, and possibly sell some, too! Thank you! Absolutely love the first photo!! Just divine!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Becky

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  25. Totally cool! Great inforamtive how-to post. How exciting!

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  26. I've been wanting to try this too. Love the spoons. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  27. Thanks for sharing this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love stamping into spoons too, great post!

    Jody

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