Trend and Product Review: Digital Stamping

image by Heather Holbrook

image by Heather Holbrook

A big buzz word in the stamping world right now is Digital Stamping.

What is digital stamping you might ask? Well, it’s simply buying a digital image that you download to your computer and then print out and use like a regular stamped image. There are several advantages to using digital stamp images such as: storage, no need to store so many bulky stamps; cost, they are much cheaper than buying an actual stamp; helps the environment, no trees were cut down for wood blocks.

I recently gave digital stamping a try for myself and got some super cute images from Angel’s Landing. For each group of images I received an Adobe file with all the images and then each image separately in a PNG file. Their website has an easy to follow tutorial and helpful FAQ on how to download your images.

I really like the idea of being able to easily print them out on not only regular cardstock but other surfaces as well like printable canvas or vellum. I made the sweet card featured above by printing out the images of the birds on vellum and coloring them from behind with markers. I also liked how the images worked well with stamps I already owned, the music notes and words are from the April Word Puzzle stamp set from Close To My Heart. For my first try at digital stamping I found it really fun and easy to do.

The wonderful card shown below is from the Gallery at Angel’s Landing.



image by Angel's Landing

image by Angel's Landing


  1. Gwen Tippie says

    Hi Heather,

    Love your adorable card. I also appreciate your tips on stamping “green”. Our beautiful earth needs all the help we can give her.


  2. says

    What a wonderful card you made! I love how you colored the images on vellum! I am quickly becoming addicted to digital images! THanks for sharing your review!

  3. says

    One of my favorite things about digital stamp is a perfect impression each time, and of course, being able to save money! I started my own digital stamping site recently at and could definitely use some input as to what kinds of stamps would be most useful to people.

    I love the beautiful cards you make – the bunny and bird are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stephanie says

    OK I can’t believe that no one has told me what this is.I started scrapbooking about a year ago and I have spent thousands of dollars, including a Cricut Expression.I have dedicated a room and filled it with many things including alot of stamps. Many of these I bought and either haven’t used or I have used them once.I googled ” what is digital scrapbooking” and your site came up. This is so simple and economical I feel stupid for doing it the other way.Thank you for the digi stamps that you have provided for free to help me get started.


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