I found this stamp (I scanned an image of it as my camera is not working right now) at a thrift shop for fifty cents. It's made by Just for Fun. It's a large wood mounted stamp, so for that price I grabbed it. I had no idea what I would use it for.
Then I found a book of flowers at the used book store. As you can see the images are stunning. Each square is approximately 3x3. For about 300 images I think I paid one dollar. But how to use these other than just cutting them out and sticking them on a card?
A few weekends ago I attended a stamp show at which Just For Fun was a vendor. They sell these templates that go along with the grid stamp I showed above. I found the perfect solution for my flower images. This template allows you to cut squares out of your image and then place them in the grid stamp for which they are perfectly sized. If you cut out the images with a postage stamp shape, you can easily make faux postage.
This is the Easter card I made using part of the template (four squares) and then cut them out with my postage stamp scissors.
Another great use for this template which they showed quite a bit of at the stamp show was to repurpose old cards. I was amazed at how old cards can be given a completely new look just by tracing the template squares onto your card and then cutting them out.
They are then reassembled onto separate paper on which you've stamped your grid!
This just excited me so much! I just love the way it looks. You can see the result below.