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Stamp Carving 101

So you've decided to start hand carving your stamps. Congratulations! Not only do letterboxers prefer hand-carved stamps, but it's a great hobby to work on late at night or while it's pouring rain and you just don't feel like getting up to actually look for a letterbox.

Carving a stamp is almost as easy as tracing around your hand, and even sophisticated-looking stamps can be carved with minimal artistic abilities. This tutorial will show you how it's done, and after just a session or two of carving stamps, you'll be staring at your very own hand-carved stamps in awe.

Majorie carving a stamp
Carving a signature stamp was more difficult than Marjorie had imagined!