12 Ways To Use A Personalized Lavender Sachet

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Expressionery stamps are great for all kinds of DIY projects. Everything from gifts for friends, rainy day activities for kids or making something special for yourself, like these handy lavender sachets.

Lavender is a calming herb used in aromatherapy to help with insomnia, restlessness or anxiety. It can be found at a local craft store, but any herb and spice shop should also sell lavender. Lavender is typically sold in a loose format as buds. For most DIY projects you won’t need much, so a small bag (about 8 ounces) will suffice.

To make a lavender sachet, find muslin bags in an appropriate size from your local craft supply store. Use a personalized Expressionery stamp to customize the bag. Next, measure out 1/2- 1 cup of lavender. Pour into the bag. Seal the bag and you’re all set!

When you’ve finished creating the sachet, repeat with as many muslin bags as you like. Expressionery stamps work great on muslin fabric, as long as you don’t attempt to wash the material! Once you’ve finished all the sachets store them in one of the following places for optimal freshness:

  • undergarment storage area
  • overnight inside shoes
  • inside luggage
  • inside gym bags
  • storing seasonal clothing
  • inside a bathroom
  • underneath a pillow
  • hanging in a closet
  • inside a car
  • hanging on a guest room doorknob
  • as a gift tag on a package
  • inside linen closet
Where do you like to use lavender? Any special places you prefer to store sachets? Share with us!

This post is a part of our 30 Days of Stamps blog series. Each week we’ll share inspiration and tutorials for easy handmade projects to make yourself featuring Expressionery self-inking stamps. For more stamp ideas, be sure to check out the 30 Days of Stamps series and share your projects on social media and follow along using the hashtag #30DaysofStamps.

Personalized Hand Stamped Gift Wrap

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Every part of the gifting process is pure joy. From shopping around and finding the perfect thoughtful gift, to wonderful wrapping- we love it all! Packaging is one of the best parts of gifting because it’s an opportunity to add a touch of personalization. Why not use an Expressionery stamp to dress up a basic box gift? Hand stamping gift wrap takes little time and looks fabulous.

Easy Hand Stamped Gift Wrap

For this project we were excited to partner with our friend & designer Laura Kelly and home goods retailer World Market for supplies.
Materials needed:
  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Kraft tags
  • Twine
  • Washi tape
  • Personalized Expressionery self-inking stamp


  • 1. Find The Perfect Gift
    Whether you’ve had family move, celebrated a friends wedding or want to give a gift ‘just because’, a self-inking stamp makes a wonderful present. For this project the adorable Puppy Custom Stamp designed by Laura Kelly was used to wrap a gift for a dog-loving friend.

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    2. Gather Wrapping Materials
    Now that you’ve got the ultimate personalized present, it’s time to wrap it up in the packaging it so deserves. Kraft paper absorbs ink well and works great as gift wrap. Find some at your local craft supplier or World Market. Finish the gift wrap with some matching kraft paper tags and twine, also available at World Market.

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    3. Time To Wrap!
    Expressionery stamps come neatly packaged in muslin bags filled with crinkle paper, making them easy to gift as-is. But,to take it one step further for that halfway-handmade look you’ll want to add a personal touch the packaging.
    First, cut the kraft wrapping paper to the appropriate size to cover your gift. Then, the fun begins! Take out the Laura Kelly Gift Box Stamp and personalize the wrapping paper by stamping it in neat squares until the entire sheet of kraft paper is covered. Wait for the ink to dry and you’re all set to wrap!



    Finally, finish the gift packaging by wrapping pieces of twin around the package and tying it in a bow. Then add a bit of washi tape to the kraft paper tags and then stamped it with the custom stamp

    Voila! A thoughtful custom gift in perfectly personalized packaging.

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    If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter in the #ExpressioneryWraps contest for your chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card AND a $100 World Market Gift Card (that’s a $400 value to use on crafty goodies!)

    Make sure to check out all the other awesome gift wrapping ideas from other fantastic bloggers below!

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Introducing 30 Days of Stamps: Your Ultimate Guide to Expressionery Stamps

Ultimate Expressionery Stamp Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Expressionery Stamps


Here at Expressionery we pride ourselves on offering paper goods and supplies for any occasion to fit your busy life. From traditional to whimsical, there’s sure to be a design to fit your personality.

While we love paper products, our real passion is self-inking stamps. You could say we like to stamp stamp for days! That is why this month we’re launching a new series on the blog called 30 Days of Stamps!

Each week we’ll share inspiration and tutorials for easy handmade projects to make yourself featuring Expressionery self-inking stamps. Don’t worry about rushing to the local craft store to pick up special supplies, these project are meant to help you use materials on hand. Gather up your leftover ribbon, glitter, cardstock, washi tape and glue there’s bound to be something around your home to recycle and reuse.

If you’re looking for a fun summer project, or need a last-minute gift idea, consider this series your personal guide. Don’t forget each of our stamps comes packaged in a rustic muslin bag that is perfect for gifting and just a bundle of joy to receive in the mail. Order one for yourself today and check back soon to learn about the many uses for Expressionery stamps. We’ll be here counting down our top 30 projects all summer long!

4 Address Stamps That Make Great Closing Gifts

custom stamps | perfect closing gifts For new home-owners, an address stamp makes the perfect closing gift. It’s something that celebrates the new home and can be used for years to come. Whether you’re a realtor, broker or lender, a custom address stamp is a great way to keep your brand in front of your client with a product they’ll use for as long as they own their home.

An address stamp is a thoughtful closing gift idea for every kind of new homeowner, be that a family, a couple or solo buyer. Here are a few of our best sellers for each group.

1. Families: The Williams, $45 at Expressionery.com
The Williams custom stamp is our very best seller. It’s classic design will delight all your customers.

Williams Custom Address Stamp | Perfect Closing Gift Ideas

2. Couples with Different Last Names: Tie between First Name Basis & Signature Style,$45 at Expressionery.com
When you have two people living in a home with two last names, a stamp featuring two first names is the best choice. We like Signature Style for a classic look and First Name Basis for a more modern twist.

First Name Basis Address Stamp | Closing Gift Ideas

3. Female Buyer: The Autograph, $45 at Expressionery.com
This self-inking personalized Autograph custom stamp is fun, modern and casual, featuring the buyer’s first name in an autograph–style script.

Autograph Custom Address Stamp | Great Closing Gift Ideas

4. Male Buyer: Darwin, $45 now $24.75 at Expressionery.com
Men will appreciate the simple modern design and convenience of a self-inking stamp. It’s a great and practical closing gift idea.

Darwin Address Stamp | Closing Gift Ideas for Men

Now on sale! Get 45% off this custom self-inking address stamp!

Why Expressionery Custom Stamps?
Expressionery produces the highest quality custom stamps. Our self-inking stamps have a crisp, clear imprint and are good for thousands of impressions. Expressionery is the only site that offers instant digital preview on round stamps and custom auto-text sizing technology. This means you can see the personalization before you place the order and even long addresses will fit.

For the busy realtor on-the-go, all our custom stamps come packaged in a muslin cotton bag, which is perfect for gifting. While the package comes with an Expressionery tag, it can be easily swapped out with your business card to keep your name and phone number top of mind (and qualify as a marketing expense).

All of our self-inking address stamps are $45, making these address stamps a unique, special and affordable custom closing gift. Our personalized stamps also ship in less than 5 days, so you can order your gift in plenty of time to present it during closing.

custom stamps | perfect closing gifts

Summer Studio Sale Starts Soon!

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The Summer Studio Sale at Expressionery.com Let’s be honest, we know you’ve been eye-balling some cute self-inking stamps and personalized notepads for yourself over the last few months.

Well, you are in luck!

Starting June 1st many of your favorite Expressionery.com products will be on sale. Save up to 50% off regular priced stationery, stamps, address labels and more during our Summer Studio Sale. It only happens once a year so mark your calendar now and check back soon to grab stationery sale items before they’re gone! Go ahead, we give you permission to splurge.

Make Way For Fresh Stationery Designs

We’re clearing out popular inventory to make room for some fabulous new fall designs and can’t wait to share them in September. In the meantime check out our Summer Studio section to see discounts on:
  • stationery
  • thank you notes
  • address labels
  • self-inking stamps
  • folded notes
  • notepads
  • address labels invitations and more!
Don’t forget to check our Instagram page and here on the blog for some great DIY projects, summer party inspiration and handmade gift ideas for your and your family all summer long.