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Karma’s Hand-Stamped Tote


I took my stamping skills to a new level with this project!  My inspiration for this craft came from a genius subscription-based craft company called WhimseyBox.  I found their fabric stamping tutorial incredibly helpful.


I found an inexpensive canvas tote bag at my local A.C. Moore Craft Supply Store.  This one is particularly useful for Karma’s overnight trips to the Doggie Hotel or road trips with us because it has 2 large front pockets, perfect for a leash or treats (or both!)


After printing my desired image, I used a #2 pencil to cover the image with lead.  Then, I flipped it onto the blank carving block and rubbed the image to transfer the pencil marks.

Then, the carving begins!  A great craft to get out some aggression!! :)

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An inexpensive brayer was necessary to get even amounts of ink on the stamp.

I used an oil-based fabric ink in White and Orange.


Ta-Da!  The final product is both practical and fun!  I love that having Karma’s name on her sleepover bag is helpful to Doggie Day Care and an edgy expression of creativity.   Useful art is the BEST!

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