It’s spring down under and while we’ve had a rainy start to the new season (in my corner of the world) we’re not far from super sunny days. To celebrate spring I’ve put together a list of the cute spring stickers and printables. Have you seen other spring goodies that I should check out? Leave a comment or let me know on Facebook.
Want to see hand lettering done right? You must check out the work of Chilean designer (now living in Southern California) Joy Kelley. Her work is big, bold and beautiful. Today I’m featuring her stamps but believe me there is a lot more for you discover on her blog and store.
I’ve shared this little tidbit on the blog before but for the uninitiated I will confess it again – I am a stamp fiend. I love stamps. I have many stamps, but I’ve never carved my own. Well not until Sunday that is. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a new product from Stampin’ Up called Undefined. It’s perfect for the times when you need a particular stamp that isn’t in your kit. Undefined lets you create your own.
Now lets get this out of the way. I’m not artistic. I’m one of those people that writes about art instead of creating art. I’m cool with that. But being artistically challenged isn’t a problem with Undefined. If you can draw a design – that’s cool, but you also have a heap of pre-designed templates that come with the kit. Just trace over the design with a pencil (I used a 6B), lay it on the rubber and rub. The design transfers to the rubber mat so you can start carving.
I must say I’m addicted to this now. It brings back memories of lino cutting in high school (except I’m a smidge more patient and waaaay less angsty these days).
I’m sure your Mum told you that saying thanks is a very polite thing to do. Why not go the extra mile and say thanks with one of these cuties.
1. Thank you – Kandi.
2. Sweet Fawn thank you – Pheasant Press.
3. Thank you wood mounted stamp – Mountainside Crafts.
4. Thanks Spring Floral – Amelia Herbertson.
5. Thank You Rubber Stamp, Hand Carved – Letter Kay.
6. Day of the Dead / Dia de los muertos – 12 Thank You Cards – Citlali Creativo.
I am so obsessed with stamps. One of the first things I did when we moved into this house was order a new address stamp from Primele. This girl has priorities!
Nothing is cooler than a handmade address stamp to put the finishing touch on a letter or package. Here are my faves.
Oh sweet Barn Stationery stamp, you’ve stolen my heart this week! What pretty paper things have stolen your heart?
I have a real thing for stamps at the moment. In fact, I’m rejigging the identity for my company, Wordish, so that I can use stamps to hand make my stationery. In keeping with my latest obsession, I just bought this From The Desk Of stamp from Present & Correct. I think it will come in very handy with the mountain of pen pal letters and general writerly endeavours that I need to catch up on. Hurry up and get here sweet thing!