Friday, October 23, 2009

Penant Stamp Roller


What did we do before blogs? I can’t imagine not being able to get such great inspiration from people like Cathe Holden. She took a couple items from her junk drawer and thought, “oh hey, how cool would a pennant rubber stamp roller be.” And she was right.

Check out the tutorial below from Cathe’s blog on how you could make your own stamp roller to adorn your gifts and parcels. Also, enjoy the fact that you just received a valid reason to never feel guilty about not cleaning out your junk drawer!

While at the hardware store the other day, this seam roller caught my eye. It’s a tool for wallpapering. Then, from my kitchen junk drawer, I dug up a grocery store produce rubber band and a new project was born. A pennant rubber stamp roller!

I cut the band and measured it to fit around the roller without stretching. Then trimmed one side straight and marked off the tops of my banner for the tops of the pennants, and drew a string line close to the edge to keep the pennants connected.

Along the bottom, I marked in between the top mark measurements for the bottom corners of the pennants.

Using a very strong spray adhesive, I adhered the strip of rubber to the roller.

I trimmed out the triangles along the bottom of the band with my Xacto knife to create the pennants.

I dug out my stamp pads and with several practice runs on scrap paper- I was ready to roll. Curve your roller as you slowly go to get a great draping effect. I was only able to get one really good length of pennants per inking. It also helped if after inking my roller I wiped off the edge of the wood rollers to prevent those edges from accidentally printing above or below the pennants.

Use a pennant roller to add a sweet message to a letter, or a nice message on a shipping package.


Stephanie said...

That is such a great idea! I never would have thought to do that on my own.

leni said...

you make everything look so simple and easy. i love this idea and I hope it's easy to do ... i'm going to try it today!

Cathe Holden said...

How fun to find my project on your blog!! Thanks so much!

Eunice K. said...

what an awesome idea - wish i had stumbled upon it before my engagement party - i made a pennant for the room but this would have been so amazing to supplement my printed pieces with this stamp idea!

Nicole-Lynn said...

How darling! I love it!

Lauren @ nine{oh!}nine design said...

This is such a fun idea. It would be perfect for invitations for a circus themed birthday party or shower!