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Ink Pad Wrapping Paper

In a cleaning frenzy I was about to toss out all the ink pads that were not working that great anymore. Before I did, I tested them by stamping the pad directly on paper… and loved the result! So, don’t throw them away just yet, they are perfect for staining wrapping paper & edge painting envelopes and cards! (PS – For more wrapping paper ideas, check out our tutorials here and here!)

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Materials Needed: rice paper or tissue paper, blank notecards, plain envelopes, an old stamp pad

Use the stamp pad as a stamp by pushing it directly onto the paper. Make sure you have time to let the paper dry.
edge painted cards and envelopes: hold the cards (or envelopes)Β tight together and swipe the edges through the ink pad.

Now, go get out those ink pads!

  1. Brett

    December 20, 2013

    Brilliantly creative….as always. Love your blog and your creative perspective!


    Brett//Life Styl’d

  2. Kate

    December 20, 2013

    Now to try to use up all the new ink pads I just bought so I can get to this project!


  3. Ursula

    December 20, 2013

    Just lovely! Very smart to use those ink pads before throwing them away πŸ˜‰

  4. Psyche Castillon

    December 20, 2013

    Really nice idea! I’ve always wondered if they have other uses.

  5. Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations

    December 23, 2013

    What a fabulous idea! I am an avid stamper but make a fair share of mistakes, blobs & blotches etc etc – now I have a use for the papers I would normally toss away – fits right in with my recycling/repurposing crafting ethos πŸ™‚ Now just have to find a use for the damaged carpets when I drop the pads πŸ˜‰

  6. Masha

    December 23, 2013

    Nice and textured, just the way I like it πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  7. Paulette Leto

    December 30, 2013

    That’s… really creative! I never would have thought of doing something like that, but as usual the results are pretty cool. Great idea!

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