Brown Paper Packages...

  ...are pretty boring, tied up with string or not.

Here's a cutie-patootie way to make them better - no cutting machine or vinyl required!

I found these foam stamps and decided I couldn't live another day without them.  I had no idea what I'd use them for, but that's beside the point (right?)

I thought stamping with paint would be a great way to spruce up some plain craft paper for a couple of birthday gifts! (I know you're admiring my well-loved drop cloth)

I started out by dipping the letters into the paint that I'd poured into a styrofoam produce thingy, but after about 2 letters I realized it would be A LOT less messy to just paint the foam stamps with a small brush.

See the difference?  Less paint = better.

I washed the paint off the stamps and let them dry in the sun.  

Now there will be no question who these came from! (crazy-paint-everything-girl)

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Happy Birthday to my baby! I love you sweet Collin Miles!

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  1. I like them! Where did you find the stamps?

    1. Tam, I cheated! They're actually Stampin' Up Stamps (2005). I found them at a thrift store for $3.25. A steal! Someone had donated their entire scrapbooking and stamping collection, so I scored some amazing things!

  2. Dang...those are cute...hang them on the wall...hmmmm...that's an idea.

    1. Seems like a pretty easy way to make subway art, too! I didn't think of it, but that's got to be much less expensive than using adhesive vinyl! You're brilliant!

  3. I want to believe that is bird doo.


    1. Okay, ya got me! I just didn't want you to think I'd lay my sweet child's birthday presents next to excrement - ha! ~L

  4. What a nice idea! I hope to find some letter stamps like that one day (no luck so far).


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