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Make Your Own Cachets

The Cachet Makers Association invites you to make your own cachets. Anyone--old or young--can create an interesting, educational, or entertaining cachet on a first day cover.

Cachet Making Tip of the Month

Text Shapes

Text hand-printed along the outline of a shape offers a way to include a message within your visual object.

1. Draw the shape first with a light pencil line.

2. Print your words in ink along the edge of the shape.

3. Erase the pencil line.

4. Photo-copy or scan the new text image and combine it with other design elements.

This cachet for an event cover was paired with stamps from the Classic Aircraft issue.