The first stamps I bought …

When I was first introduced to CTMH 2 years ago, I had never stamped before.  But I very quickly learned that as a scrapbooker, it was alphabet stamps that were worth their weight in gold in my albums.

Who’s ever bought alphabet stickers?  Do you still have stacks of partly finished sheets stocked away somewhere??  I mean, has anyone EVER finished a sheet of alphabet stickers??!!

In contrast, stamping your titles means you always have enough letters, even if you did name your child something with three a’s!

And as a simple scrapbooker, I maintain that a really lovely title / font, can just finish off a page.

So alphabet stamps were the first stamps I purchased when I started stamping.  And with this months’ buy 2 get one free offer on stamps, I thought it was a great time to share with you some of my favourites.  (Click on the stamp name to see the stamp set itself)

alpha marquee

So this is Marquee Uppercase – it’s a really large and quite funky font, that works great for stand out titles.  It’s a little hard to see, but I embossed this title as well.

alpha handwritten print

This is an absolute favourite – Handwritten Print – it’s another big one, and is great for less formal pages.  I’ve actually had people flatter me by asking if I’ve written it.

alpha vintage type

So on this page the ‘Wentworth’ has been cut from my Cricut, but the ‘valley’ is stamped, using Vintage Type.  I really love mixing and matching fonts and mediums like this.  The added bonus with this alpha set, is that it’s not just an alpha set.   See below – you get all of those other bits with it – and trust me – they’re cool bits!

vintage type

alpha typography

This alpha set was new in our Annual Inspirations, and is fast becoming a favourite – I’m sure you can see why.  It’s called Typography  and comes in both upper and lowercase.  It’s quite a classic font, but quite funky at the same time.  And it’s a really good size – not too big, not too small. 🙂

alpha jennifers hand

OK, so you may have guessed that is not one of my layouts – I really wanted to show you this font, and although I’ve used it a lot, do you think I can lay my hands on something write now??!  It’s called Jennifer’s Hand, and is small and thin, so just perfect for sub headings.  In the layout above, the word FRIEND has been stamped using it.

alpha framework

So this last one I’m sharing today, was actually the first one I ever purchased, and it remains a favourite.  It’s a totally cool font, called Framework Alphabet, but what I LOVE about it is its versatility.  You can stamp simply like this, or you can stamp and colour it, which just gives you lots of additional looks.  (You can colour using our Shin Han markers, watercolour pencils, or watercolour paints, for a real variety of looks.)

So there you have it, these are a few of my favourites.

Now I don’t want to tell you how to shop – but with a deal like this where the third item is the cheapest, I recommend you buy in batches ie. all D size, or all A size etc – then you’re getting the most value from the offer.




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