In case you didn't know, Stampin' Up stamps come with some assembly required and you end up with a foam-backed rubber piece like this at the end.
I thought I would just cut out some fun shapes for my daughter to use as stamps. It took me a few hours to figure out what I would adhere them to, since I don't have extra stamping blocks sitting around.
Then I saw these champagne corks that I had been saving for a different project - but they are perfect for little hands to hold onto. The Tim Holtz scissors were perfect for cutting the foam-backed rubber, but I found that straight cuts turned out much better than curves.
Just look at all the fun we were having! And since I ordered a wood mounted stamp set from Stampin' Up the adhesive was already on the foam. But if you ordered a cling rubber stamp set you could use something like Glossy Accents to adhere your cut shapes to the cork.
My daughter ended up with an "M", a heart, and something resembling an octagon because the circle looked terrible. But I couldn't let her have all the fun...So I snipped off the corner alignment marks on the rubber, and squeezed them together to make an arrow or chevron stamp for myself. I'm thinking if I start now I can do an entire alphabet set. Just need a bunch more champagne corks. Who is willing to help me?!