Have you ever seen those pretty stamps in scrapbooking or art shops? The ones with the wooden handles and rubber stamp bit? Yummy designs but a little pricey for just one stamp? Well, here's what I'm doing to get around it - and it's so darn easy I don't know why I haven't done it before!
Wash your stamp in water after using. Heat set your designs on fabric with an iron once they are dry. And carve on both sides of your rubber if you want to be frugal.
You can make your own birthday or special occasion cards (and at $5 a pop, I certainly don't buy them anymore unless they are really beautiful), use the designs in fabric postcards, ATC's, art quilts or make your own border fabric for a traditional quilt.
For kiwi's: I found the x-acto knife and rubbers at Stationery Warehouse. The ink pads were from Spotlight and The Warehouse.
And credit where credit is due, I'm pretty sure I got this idea from watching a preview Quilting Arts DVD with Lyric Kinard.