Kraft paper is simply a strong type of paper. It’s often a shade of brown, is usually made out of recycled materials, and has hundreds if not thousands of uses.
But, like other papers, it usually comes in plain forms.
One of the BEST ways to customize anything made out of kraft paper is with hand stamping!
Kraft paper makes a great canvas for stamping with ink pads. There are hundreds of possible ink colors to choose from! There is also something classic about how black ink looks when stamped on the brown kraft pieces though.
By using different types of rubber stamps, the originally plain, blank kraft stickers serve multiple purposes.
They can be used as a Thank You sticker on a gift or business package, or as an address label on boxes or envelopes.
There are also sets of alphabet stamps, in a wide variety of font choices, that allow for pure customization when hand stamping kraft paper.
These letter stamps can be used to spell out messages, quotes, or even something as simple as someone’s name on cards, stickers or gift tags.
These gift tags [above] were made with thin leftover cardboard. By simply cutting them into squares or rectangles, punching a hole in one corner, and threading jute twine or bakers twine through the hole, you have a simple and beautiful kraft paper gift tag.
All that’s needed to personalize it is the perfect stamp and some ink!
Uses vary from gift tags, merchandise tags, message tags, and beyond.
By incorporating a hand stamped gift tag into your gift wrap, you can transform a gift from blah to gorgeous!
The sky is the limit with hand stamping and kraft paper. All you need is a little imagination.
An additional idea for businesses is to have a stamp made with your company’s logo.
Then, you can hand stamp blank cards to use in packaging or to mail to your clients, stamp stickers for personalization, stamp your logo onto boxes, bags or other packaging materials, and even branch out and use your stamp on other materials like cloth gift bags or even t-shirts.
The uses can be adapted for personal use as well with party planning, gift giving, and even decorating! Hand stamping can be incorporated into wedding decor using the same techniques above, just altering the stamps that are used.