Collection by Jordan Kushins

Introducing Home Work


Hello, friends! Welcome to Home Work, a new column on We’ll be visiting artists, designers, and creatives you know and love and introducing you to some whom you haven’t yet met; checking out the latest—and greatest—DIY, crafting, and how-to books; and sharing projects large and small for you to take on along with us. My hope is that each post will ignite a little spark and inspire you to start something new, or give you an idea to add to something you’re already working on. First up: 'Tis the season for sending your love via holiday cards.

Click through to the slideshow for a quick-and-easy way to stamp your very own.

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...
Ah, deciding what to stamp. Here’s where the pencil comes in handy.
Keep that in mind that whatever you carve away will be inkless.
When you’ve got your stamp the way you want it, you’re ready to ink it up.
I use a transparency but you can probably use any non-porous, flat surface for the inking.
Here are a few testers I did before I started printing on my cards.
Place the stamp on the paper (you can see a previously failed attempt on the reverse of my cone here).
Voila! Success! Re-roll the brayer on the ink and stamp before you use it each time.
The festive finished product.
It’s cool when you see your motley crew of prints together because they’re all a little different.
Here are a few others stamps that I have done. Strangely, they’re all flora or fast food. Hrm.
This big burger came very close to being be-Santa-hatted on these cards instead of the ice cream cone.
Works on so many levels.
And this one speaks for itself.