DIY: Rubber Stamp Gift Tags August 01 2012

These rubber stamp gift tags are pretty quick to make and can be done with so many different stamps. Look around the shop or your favorite craft store for stamps that would make a nice tag. So many possibilities for this.

Here I used our gift tag and thank you stamps. 


  1. Chipboard or cardboard (I like to use photo backing from a photography supply company)
  2. Rubber stamps
  3. Ink pad
  4. Hole punch
  5. Scissors
  6. Twine or string
  7. scrap of paper or larger backing to cover your work space while working with ink

First, ink your stamp well and press down firmly to get a good impression on your cardboard. Cardboard is more absorbent than plain paper so you'll need heavier ink to make a good solid print.

Next, cut out around your stamp shapes, leaving a bit of a border.

Punch holes where you like. 

For a smaller stamp, I use a smaller craft hole punch for proportion, about 1/8" or 3/16" rather than a typical school or office punch, which is 1/4".

String up some twine and you're all set.