SK8 GR8! Make Your Own Sports Stamps

 

Ice Skating Birthday Card: Undefined stamp carving kit to make your own ice skate sports stamp - by LovenStamps

If you have a figure skater in your family, then I don’t need to translate for you.  But if not, then SK8 GR8 = skate great.  This weekend is the annual Ice Show at my daughter’s rink and we are ALL excited.  Time to collect all 4 of her costumes, make sure she has skates, make-up, props… The atmosphere is one big haze of excitement around here!

The card above is one I actually created this winter for Abby’s team skating coach.  All 24 of the girls wanted to sign her birthday card, so I used the ice skate I carved from the new Undefined Stamp Carving Kit (available in my online store).  The card is sized to fit many signatures — each ‘page’ is 6″ x 6″.

Three Panel Card layout - great for coach cards. Undefined stamp carving kit (ice skate by LovenStamps)

3 Panel Card Instructions (super simple)

  1. Cut two card stock pieces to 6″ x 12″ and score in the center of each.
  2. Overlap the center panels and adhere.
  3. Decorate as desired!

Supplies – all available in my Online Store:

If you’d like to try your hand at carving your own stamps, I highly recommend the Undefined kit!  The kit contains all the tools you need to carve, plus some sample designs to copy if you feel uninspired.  And you get plenty of rubber and blocks in the box — no stress about ‘messing up’ and ruining the whole kit.  Plus you can get a refill kit for only $9.95, which makes these some pretty budget-friendly stamps!

Want to learn more about the ice show?  It’s this weekend!  6:30 pm on Friday night (5/2) and 1 pm on Saturday (5/3) at the Ice Arena on the University of Illinois campus.

From the ice arena:

The UIUC’s Ice Arena Spring Show is rapidly approaching! Performing will be skaters from the area, a nationally rank synchronized skating team, and several skaters who have competed at a national and world level. Tickets will be $5 for general seating and $7 for reserved seating.

This show is sure to be a blast! See you there!

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Happy Stamping!

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2 thoughts on “SK8 GR8! Make Your Own Sports Stamps”

  1. Congrats to your skater! My oldest skated for over 5 years in the LTS and later with private lessons. She finally gave it up because of time required for national competitions. Skating was great in helping her with dancing for the school play and getting her black belt in TKD. She is now a lacrosse player.
    Great card and beautiful stamps. I have never had much luck with hand carving or sculpting, so I will leave it to the pros. LOL Wish SU would offer more of the sports, even if we had to do a custom stamp!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Meg!

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    • Wow! Congrats to your daughter, too!! Sounds like skating was a good start for her on lots of activities. Maybe you can carve a TKD stamp – it’s MUCH easier than I expected 🙂 And watch for the new catalog — there’s a great new sports set included!

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