How to Make Stamps with a Cricut? 8 Easy Steps

I made some cute rubber stamps, and I’m really pleased with how they came out. I don’t want to lie and tell you slicing rubber with the Cricut Maker was easy! It took me several cutouts of wasted material before I got the hang of it. But now, I have it down pat.

To save you the hassle of trying to figure it out on your own, I’ll show exactly how to make rubber stamps. I used my Cricut Maker for this project, but I don’t see any reason you wouldn’t be able to use your Cricut Explore or Air as long as you make sure they are couples with a cutting blade.

Gather all supplies

You will need a cutting machine, blade, mat, masking tape, brayer, rubber sheet, a piece of wood for stamp base, ink, and craft glue.

Supplies needed for making cricut rubber stamp

Create your design

Create your design in Cricut Design Space. It should be simple and basic shapes such as rectangles, circles, and triangles.

Creating design in design space is easy

Place rubber piece

Place the rubber on your StrongGrip Cricut mat. Using a brayer or other rolling tool, press it down firmly to ensure it is seated well. If the rubber moves, add a layer of masking tape or painter’s tape to seal in place and provide extra stability.

Placing rubber piece

Click make it

Cricut Design Space has a “Make It” button for cutting material, and I made sure to use neoprene with “More” pressure settings. This was necessary for cutting the smaller letters. The default pressure setting was great for simple shapes, but more intricate cuts needed the “More” option.

Pressing the cricut start button

Press the Start button

Make sure that your Deep-Point blade is in the fixed clamp. Position the star wheels against the rightmost position on your Cricut, place a sheet of rubber on your cutting mat, and then press Start.

Applying more pressure to make it

Unload the mat

Once the rubber has been cut into the shape desired by the Cricut, unload it from the mat. Pull away with your hands just as you would with cardstock. If you feel like it might be stuck, use the spatula or tweezers included in your tool kit to help pry it away.

Unloading the mat

Use glue

Now, it’s time to bind the rubber to your wood pieces so they can become actual stamps. My first stamp came out wrong because I applied the glue exactly in reverse of what I should have done. When applying glue, you need to apply it where the reflection is pointing at in the mirror.

Using glue to bind rubber and wood

Start using the stamp

To ensure that the glue is dry first, it’s best to wait for several hours before stamping your fabric with it. I’ve been using this Ranger ink to stamp fabrics, and I’ve found it works well so far.

Using the rubber stamp I just made

If you want to heat press on any surface, you can use heat transfer with attachments.

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