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Keep track of your reading list with a helpful hand-carved book stamp!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1102 projects »
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  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 1
    Step 1

    Roughly sketch out the size you'd like your stamp to be in your sketchbook and then trace over the design neatly onto tracing paper.

    I've included my design in the attachments if you want to copy it.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get an eraser.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the tracing paper, pencil side down, on your eraser and rub over the design to transfer it.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 4
    Step 4

    Remove the tracing paper to reveal your design.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a carving tool to cut around the outline of your stamp.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now carve out the spines of the books.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finally add some little nicks for the pages.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ink up your stamp.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 9
    Step 9

    Test it out by printing on paper. You can print multiple times to create a stack of books.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 10
    Step 10

    Write the titles of the books your reading on the spines and then use the space to the right to note down all the chapter numbers. Circle the current chapters you're on and cross out the ones you've completed.

  • How to make a stamper. Book Stamp - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now it's super easy to keep track of your reading list!

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Catherine C.
Catherine C. · Nuneaton and Bedworth District, England, GB
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