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Many moons ago I bought a stamp-making kit on a whim and to date it has been one of the best, most satisfying purchases ever. Between all the random prints here and there, I’ve been meaning to make (and send! gotta send ‘em....) holiday cards forever. Fin

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Originally appeared in Introducing Home Work
on December 10, 2010
Many moons ago I bought a stamp-making kit on a whim and to date it has been one of the best, most satisfying purchases ever. Between all the random prints here and there, I’ve been meaning to make (and send! gotta send ‘em....) holiday cards forever. Fin
Many moons ago I bought a stamp-making kit on a whim and to date it has been one of the best, most satisfying purchases ever. Between all the random prints here and there, I’ve been meaning to make (and send! gotta send ‘em....) holiday cards forever. Finally, on this grey, rainy, cozy weekend in San Francisco, I up and went for it. In the time it took to watch a few films—I opted for an Alan Rickman holiday-double-feature of Die Hard followed by Love Actually—I had a stack of festive postcards printed and ready to post. Here’s what you'll need to do it yourself. Materials: -1 pencil with an eraser -1 transparency sheet -water-soluble block printing ink (a 1.25oz tube will work, in however many colors you’d like to use) -1 hard rubber brayer -A2 (4.25”x5.5”) notecards (I went for postcards because they’re cheaper to send than regular letters and you don’t have to futz around with an envelope, but you can, of course, use whatever you like) -1 linoleum cutter -a couple sheets of scrap paper -e-z cut printing block

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