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Sources

Alphabet and number set, 1/4", $30; and single shoulder of leather, 4–5 oz., $39, michaels.com
Craft knife, $12, and screw punch, $25, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Practice stamping letters on scrap leather to get a feel for how hard to hit stamp with mallet. Print template.

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Step 2

Trace template onto leather with a pencil.

Step 3

Tape down 2 rulers, leaving just enough room between them for stamps. (For ours, the name begins 1/2 inch above center of tag; city name begins 1/2 inch below.)

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Step 4

Stamp letters, using mallet to hit each stamp just once for a clean impression (as opposed to repeated lighter hits).

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Step 5

Cut out shape and line on strap with craft knife. Make 2 holes on strap with screw punch.

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