Creating Characters From Stamps and Die Cuts + Giveaway

Hi! It’s Mike again… sharing another post Jennifer had started. She hopes to be back soon.


Welcome. Today’s video shares a way to transform your stamps and dies into characters, which is perfect for kid cards.

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used at no cost. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

It’s always good to have some playful cards on hand… especially for kids. Today’s idea of turning stamps and die cuts into characters is perfectly playful and a great way to stretch you supplies.

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I started with a few die cut background panels using the Avery Elle Burst Die. (So fun – I used this die HERE, too). These pieces were the perfect backdrop for the playful Your Next Stamp Happy Meal images. I instantly turned the images into characters by adding faces, arms, and legs from the Your Next Stamp Create A Character stamp set. (You could also hand-draw these.)

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used a black hybrid ink from My Favorite Things to stamp the images so I could color them with my Copic Markers. However, any quick coloring method would work for this.

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also create characters out of die cuts. I die cut a cupcake from the Build a Treat die set from Your Next Stamp. After adhering the cupcake down, I stamped the face and added googly eyes.

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I did the same process using a heart die andstamped the greetings using the A Little Sentimental Stamp Set from Clearly Besotted. (This is a great set that covers so many occasions.) I finished off all the cards by adding some shine using my Wink of Stella.

Creating Characters from Stamps and Dies Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You don’t have to have a character building stamp set to transform your images. You can add simple faces or even stick arms and legs with a black marker. After seeing these cards, my kids want to create some too. These would be a fun craft to do with kiddos!


Here are some other things you might be interested in:•

  • Video featuring kids cards with masking.
  • Kid’s fingerprint cards video:
  • Your Next Stamp is a company who has been around for awhile with A LOT of fun stamps. This is my first time using them. (Was I living under a rock?!) You can find some of their stamps at Simon Says Stamp and more at their own website. Be sure to also check out there awesome enamel dots! They are called Gumdrops and they are SO yummy. They even have some that sparkle and I like that they aren’t super bulky.


Interested in trying out some products from Your Next Stamp? I have a fun prize pack for a lucky winner. (See photo below.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/25/16 telling me your favorite of their products. You can find them HERE or HERE. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Thanks for the prize, YNS!)



Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. I was not asked or paid to do this post.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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  1. I love the Your Next Stamp Omnia Designs collection! Love your blog Jennifer McGuire! I’m very new to stamping and paper crafts and so appreciate your generosity in all the information you share.

  2. I’m new to your blog, and love it! I had watched many of your U-Tube videos and felt like I was getting a whole new education! I had no idea how many different stamp companies were out there! I now see I’ve limited myself . All the techniques, products and organization ideas are fabulous! You are a gifted and clever artist, able to envision then create such great cards and projects!v I feel like I’ve found a long lost friend! Thanks! Can’t wait to make some of these cute cards for my grandkiddos! Can’t wait to get those little arms and legs on so many different things? Love the “happy meal” set.

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