We love stamps because they are so versatile in the crafting world. Teachers, moms, camps and schools can be super creative in using stamps to encourage learning and crafting. Stamps can be used on other media, including glass, cookies (with edible ink only), scrapbooking, clay and more.

Here, we’ve used stamps to create an endearing Shanah Tovah card for Rosh Hashanah.

You will need:

  • Large clean baby food jar with lid
  • Acrylic paint and brush or spray paint
  • Honey
  • 11″ × 4.25″ white cardstock, folded in half
  • Shanah Tovah clear stamp
  • Acrylic block to fit stamp (available at crafting stores, Staples or Amazon.com)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Ribbon

Honey Jar Directions

  1. Clean out the baby food jar and remove the label completely.
  2. Paint the lid with desired color acrylic paint or spray paint, and allow to dry.
  3. Fill the jar with honey and close tightly with the finished lid. Set aside.

Shanah Tovah Card Directions

  1. Mount the clear stamp on the acrylic block and load with black ink.
  2. Press the stamp to the cardstock, positioning the image close to the fold.
  3. Color in the image with colored pencils, blending with circular motions to create a smooth, customized illustrated effect.
  4. Cut out the card around the edges of the stamped image, leaving a quarter-inch margin and room for a hole punch. Make sure to leave the fold at the top.
  5. Write your Rosh Hashanah greeting inside, and attach the card by lacing it on to a ribbon and tying it around the honey jar.