DIY Airmail Stamp

DIY airmail stamp

The holidays never leave anyone short on greeting cards, and an airmail stamp is the perfect way to make your holiday envelopes stand out! This simple geometric pattern is also great for people just getting started with stamp carving, and you can even personalize it if you’re feeling wild. Here’s how to make your own–

DIY airmail stamp

Pencil in a border to use as a guide for carving the stripes.

DIY airmail stamp

Use the number 5 speedball carving tool to make diagonal stripes for the airmail effect, and then carve out the remainder of the stamp.

DIY airmail stamp

Using foam pouncers or a foam brush, alternate red and blue for the stripes.

DIY airmail stamp

Once you’ve stamped and addressed your envelope, tie a bit of blue twine around it and you’re good to go!


Ashley is a Creative Assistant here at Whimseybox. When she's not working on sweet projects for our Whimseybox community, she's crafting DIY's and recipes on her blog, Sugar & Cloth.


  • Reply October 16, 2012


    genius idea. seriously awesome!

  • Reply October 17, 2012

    Jonathan E-W

    Well, obviously I love this. I might make two of them – one red, one blue – so I can ink em faster.

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  • Reply February 22, 2013

    Just Jaime

    Love this idea!! I love airmail stuff so this is a goodie!

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