Thursday, June 14, 2012

stamping memories

I came across some of my dads stamps the other day.


One of my nicest memories is seeing him over the
 kitchen sink soaking the paper off the back of the
stamps he had collected.


He would then place them carefully onto a teatowel to dry.
I don't really know what he planned to do with them all.


These stamps meant so much to him that I thought it was
such a shame to have them sitting in a cupboard
never to be seen by anyone.


I've had such a lovely time using Mod Podge to stick them all to canvasses .
Now I will have them on the wall at home
and I will smile everytime I see them .

26 comments:

Clare said...

They look fantastic! I bought so many odd stamps off eBay a long time ago for another craft project but never used them.... Wish I had done this! :)

LittleWhiteDove said...

What a clever idea! I used to collect stamps as a child, this is a much better way to show off a collection than a stamp album (thought probably not as good for the value of them!)

Alison Gibbs said...

Great way to display them & enjoy memories of your dad each time you see them

EllenaElizabeth said...

Very nice. I love the way the canvas texture is showing through as well. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

These look so amazing Clare - so clever:)

Karen said...

What a beautiful memory and idea Clare :)

Anonymous said...

they look amazing! What a beautiful way to display memories :o) I love your blogs, it's always filled with such beautiful things!

Tash said...

they look amazing! What a beautiful way to display memories :o) I love your blogs, it's always filled with such beautiful things!
p.s I didnt mean to appear anonymous..sorry about that!

Jan said...

What a wonderful idea, Clare. So many lovely memories to recall. Stamps are miniature works of art. I always save them but apart from decoupaging a letter holder years ago haven't done anything with mine - now I will! Thanks.

Bec said...

What an awesome idea! Looks fabulous and colourful :-)

Sarah said...

What a fantastic way to keep a memory of your dad.
I may just have to pinch your idea

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

they look great Clare!!

Maria said...

They do look great on the canvas and it will give you happy memories BUT as a stamp collector I just hope they were all doubles... There are some fabulous stamps there. I have just handed my whaole collection on to my GD.

Kelli said...

I love this idea, personal and decorative. I have a few canvases laying around, and mod podge (that I haven't even had a sip out of!), I really should try and think a bit more laterally about what to do with them.

Carmel Morris said...

I like it. I used to collect stamps, and we have a heap in a box in the garage. I can understand why a collector would be bothered by it though. I remember really struggling to get the full set of the Christmas 1971 set (in your last pic, far right, fourth from bottom).

Jo said...

I recognise a lot of those stamps and remember steaming them off the envelopes. I still have my Australian ones somewhere - sold my international collection on eBay. I too hope there weren't any rare ones, you'd upset the collectors with that glue! Looks good though.

Ineke van den Akker said...

SUPER! Good idea!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Clare they look awesome! Such a great idea. I've never used Mod Podge but I think I will have to buy some and give it a go!

Deborah said...

Wow, great job on these they look wonderful! and great memories too :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Such a wonderful idea!

Jeanette said...

What a great way to remember your Dad and just in time for Father's Day!

The Sunflower Patch said...

What a clever idea! Now I know what to do with the stamps in my old stamp album my grandma gave me! Thanks for sharing :)

rockmelon said...

absolutely delightful clare thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Great idea! They look fantastic and I love that they will remind you of your Dad x

Liz said...

what a great idea for usin those stamps and remembering your dad as well. Lovely.

shelley said...

Love them Clare. I too can remember my Dad doing the same thing. My sister ended up with his album. For some reason she ends up with all the family heirlooms. Whatever...what can you do???