My First Time Stamping Metal & CCBG #44

This week I made my first attempt at stamping metal and it was much harder than I anticipated but I am going to keep trying. I have always loved the look of anything stamped with a personal sentiment. You can see my favorite pieces of Heidi J Hale personalized stamped jewelry here.


My husband found these old letter stamps and numbers stamps for me at the flea market. Regardless if I every master the art of stamping metal, they are awesome to display in my office.


What I Learned About Stamping Metal

  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Get a good hammer
  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Don’t double hit the stamp
  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Pencil on spacing lines
  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Don’t hit the stamp too hard
  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Don’t hit the stamp too lightly
  • Practice, practice and more practice
  • Be prepared to make mistakes
  • Practice, practice and more practice


After lots of practice, this stamped key chain made from the handle of a fork is what holds keys to the Glamper aka Bryant Chateau aka Chateau Bryant. After adding the black permanent marker over the stamped letters you can see which letters weren’t hit hard enough and the importance of adding spacing lines. I love this key chain and will keep it forever.


Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party #44

How does a link party work?

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Your project could be featured!

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on Facebook too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

CCBG featured button

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest post of the week.

Try it – Like it |Life Beyond the Kitchen | Our Daily Craft | Leaves & Stitches | Al Things Beautiful

My Favorite CCBG Post of the Week

I’ve been doing a ton of shopping and now it’s time to get into wrapping mode. I love this idea from Sum of their Stories for reusing paper from Ikea packaging for wrapping presents. I also like the simplicity of the red and white.


Link Party Rules

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
  • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
  • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.

Link Up Your Post Below

Now let’s see what you have been up to lately. Share the link to your blog post using the InLinkz tab at the bottom of this post.

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