These little goodies are some of my favorite things to use in my junk journals. They are postage stamps, numbers, addresses and dates. This article will give you lots of ideas for ways to use them in your paper crafting projects. It will also show you how you can make your own.
My favorite way to use ephemera smalls like postage stamps and numbers is in a collage. Whenever I get near the end of a collage project, I always see little blank spots that just need a little pop of something. Stamps and numbers to the rescue!
Similar to collages, but quicker and easier to do, strip collages are also a great way to use postage stamps and numbers. They are great to keep on hand for decorating tags and belly bands, little notebooks and journal pages.
Specimen slides always benefit from a colorful little number.
Here's a link to a blog post about how to make these Specimen Slides: Specimen Slide Blog Post
And post cards always benefit from a postage stamp.
Clusters and Tickets
Clusters and tickets look great when you add decorative little numbers.
Making Decorative Numbers and Postage Stamps
I have a printable with 4 pages of decorative numbers and postage stamps. There is a page of small numbers and a page of bigger numbers. There is also a page of smaller stamps and bigger stamps. You just print them and cut them out.
Here's a link to the printable: Vintage Postage Stamps and Numbers Printable
And here's a link to a video with some great tips form using and making the ephemera using the printables. Video