My handwriting is atrocious. I’m serious – I’m not being modest at all!
So when I got a stack of cards with blank spaces to fill out Caleb’s birth details, I knew my handwriting wouldn’t make the cut.
(On the side, I just wanted to share that these cards were created by volunteers at the Mater Mothers Private Hospital in Brisbane. The funds raised from selling these cards goes towards purchasing something for the women who stay at the hospital. One of these items was a super industrial Medela pump – which I say really helped save breastfeeding for me after some early damage made feeding from one side really unbearable. The hospital has a huge volunteer team, including lovely ladies that stay overnight to help settle baby, or watch baby while you catch up on some much needed sleep!)
So.. solution to my ugly handwriting?
Introducing Stampin’ Up’s Alphabet Rotary Stamp! Bye bye feral handwriting. Hello a little consistency & hello stamping – & who doesn’t like a little stamping every now and then?
If you’re going to use this Alphabet Rotary Stamp, make sure you practice on a scrap piece of paper first. (I do advise to use the centre characters of the stamp – obviously I’m not doing that in the photo below (I did later on), but it was the only photo I had of a test sheet .) Some tips that’ll help you get a cleaner stamp include:
- Only ink the letters/symbols that you want stamped. You can do this by using the corner of the stamp pad as seen in the above pic.
- Lean stamp forwards and backwards to make sure you stamp the top and bottom of the letters.
- Centre what characters you want to use.
- Clean by stamping on a wet wipe – I found wiping with a wet wipe pulled the fibres out of the wipe.
While I’m sharing my baby’s feet with you, I just can’t help share this precious photo of Caleb’s little foot being kissed by daddy. This photo was a an attempt to copy this photo from Pinterest - same same but different yeah? Supplies: The Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin’ Up can be purchased here in the USA and here in Australia.