Lino/Stamp cutting tool.
A cutting mat.
A craft knife.
And some sketches of your stamp design.
1. Draw or transfer your design onto the eraser. Remember any design you choose needs to be a mirror image otherwise when you come to print your design it'll be the wrong way round.
2. Use the small 'v' shaped blade in the cutting tool to cut around the outline of your design. You want to cut away any negative space (the part you don't want to print).
3. Next use the flatter blade to cut away the larger areas surrounding your design.
5. Make sure to do a test run first. Tap an ink pad onto your stamp and press firmly onto the paper. Check for any places where you've not cut the eraser away enough and the ink has caught.
4. If you need to clean up your stamp before going back in with your cutting tool and neatening up any raised areas or uneven edges. You might need to do this a few times.
6. Once the ink has dried start wrapping.
I think the best thing about using kraft paper as gift wrap is that it's so easy to customise and tie in with any theme. I love the white ink against the brown paper but a metallic gold would also look great. Check out this pin using brown paper, string, a white marker and some greenery from the garden. Sweet and simple.
Happy wrapping everyone.