Lots of things about setting up a new home can be stressful, so why not indulge in a little inexpensive housewarming gift to yourself? A personalized address stamp with your new info is practical and fun, and you can use it for the invites to your first party in the new place! With all the great design talent out there these days, you'll find lots of gorgeous templates to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites...
• 1 Paperwink's sophisticated designs range from flowery to retro-cool. They provide a PDF proof via e-mail for your approval. Custom stamps are $18.
• 2 If you're in the mood to go the DIY route, try this project from Lena Corwin, who used the Cosco 2000 Custom Stamp Kit from Staples to make her own industrial-looking address stamp, then dressed it up with a flowery pattern of her own design. Visit TimeOut New York to view the step-by-step instructions.
• 3 Sweet Papery offers a number of custom designs, some simple and others more elaborate, most with a fun, slightly preppy sensibility. Stamps are $21.95.
• 4 Rubber Stamp Press on Etsy has some edgy designs alongside the sweet, more traditional monograms. They charge $19.95 per stamp.