Digital Stamps Created with Cricut Cartridges

Think there are some things that can’t go digital? Think again. One of the latest crazes in stamping is just that: Digital stamps.

Digital stamps, or digi stamps, are black and white digital images that are downloaded onto a computer where they can be manipulated before printing out.

Basically, when they are printed out, digital stamps are just like traditional rubber or clear stamped images. One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped (create a mirror image) or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored. This gives a stamper a range of new design opportunities. The most significant difference between digital stamps and traditional stamps is that there is no physical stamp. A digital stamp is just the image.


There are some pros and cons to digital stamps. One pro is the digital factor. If you do a search you can find just about any image you want in the blink of an eye. You can download it, use it and go. No more storing bunches of stamps you only used once. They’re pretty inexpensive (and sometimes free!) and easy to use. The downside is that unlike a physical rubber stamp, you have to print it out, so using it on some projects can be difficult.

I love stamping, but I have always hated the fact that while there are some stamps I’ve used over and over, it’s frustrating to find one that I like but only use once. I’ve found that while digital stamps can never replace physical ones, they can definitely open up new possibilities and compliment the use of traditional stamps.

I have also been using Make the Cut software to make my own digital stamps from images on Cricut cartridges. The picture above shows some of these. It’s easy, free (once you have the software) and you can use your Cricut cartridges to make all the stamps you want. Click the link above for more info on Make the Cut, and contact me to learn more about making your own digi stamps!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

10 Responses

  1. maryjean Says:

    I’m going to have to look into digi stamps a little more. I don’t do much stamping but seem to collect stamps which i then get rid of because of all the room they take up! Thanks for making me think outside the box!

  2. Craftygirl99 Says:

    My computer doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with my this morning. So for the 3rd time this morning I’m commenting on your blog. Thank You for the info on digi stamping. I’m one of those people that loves to print things out, especially my sentiments(handwriting stinks) I’ve made alot of card over the years using my computer. I had never thought of printing them out in B&W and coloring them in. So again thank You for the information. I also wanted to say your blog as a whole is beautiful. TFS

  3. blessedwith2 Says:

    Awesome idea, i may try this, I am not a stamper so this might work better for me.

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  5. tropicluv Says:

    FANTASTIC!!! I wrote and and for instructions – I can’t wait to try this. I really like using digi stamps and how versatile they can be!

  6. Mary Lou Says:

    your digital stamps are great.. I don;t have many stamps for lack of space. I;d love to learn how to make the digital stamps if you are shareing the instructions on how to do it…..thanks…..your cards are very pretty……

  7. jjensen Says:

    These stamps are fantastic. I would love to learn how to do this. If you are still sharing, please send me some directions. Thanks so much!

  8. Callie P. Says:

    This seems really cool! i am going to have to try and make some! thanks!

  9. xquesmee Says:

    I would love to have your directions if it isn’t too late. Great blog!


  10. MHolombo Says:

    Could you send me the instructions? I use SCAL will that work? Thank you

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