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Wonderful woman tag – Kindred Stamps

As a paper crafter who has been collecting…pardon me, (clears throat)…using rubber stamps for the past 20+ years, I have seen stamp companies come and go.  There are the stalwarts that have been around forever, but there are also smaller stamp companies that seem to have a dedicated following, but not enormous exposure.  Therefore, whenever I discover a stamp company…whether it has been around for a while and I just didn’t know about it or whether it is up and coming, it always thrills my soul.  You see, paper crafting and stamping are a HUGE passion of mine, and the thought of this pastime vanishing makes my eyeholes leak.

Anywho, that whole diatribe brings me to a stamp company that I discovered last year, Kindred Stamps.  Kindred Stamps does not have pages and pages of stamp inventory, but the stamps that they do have are precious.  Why?  Because a lot of their stamp sets have themes that relate to pop culture.  Quite a few, if not most, of their sets resemble cartoon or television / movie characters that we know and love, or even love to hate (the villain stamps sets are adorable).  The tag that is the focus of this post is You Are Wonderful, created by Mindy Beverly and displayed on her blog, Mindy Beverly Art Studio.  It may remind you of a certain superhero, and Mindy did an awesome job creating this tag.  She used the “She’s Wonderfulstamp set from Kindred Stamps, copic markers to color the image, and distress ink and distress oxide ink to color her die cut shapes.  She gives the exact recipe to create the same tag that she did on her blog.

Thank you, Kindred Stamps for providing such awesome images, and thank you, Mindy, for the amazing inspiration….you and your creations are “wonderful”!

Eat. Sleep. Create. Repeat.

Rhonda

 

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Peony Re-Vamp

Today I wanted to show you how you can use the same stamp or stamp set and create a totally different look or card.  Let’s face it, this hobby is not cheap, so it is important always helpful :), if our goodies can be used in multiple ways.  Raluca Vezetev shared the card below on the SugarPea Designs blog.  Using the Pretty Peonies stamp set, along with the  SugarCut – Card Front Element Builder that Wendy Ramlakhan used for her “Peony Hello”, Raluca created this gorgeous card with Distress Inks and watercolor cardstock.  Visit Raluca’s blog post on the SugarPea Designs blog for more images and details.  Make sure you take a second look at how you can re-vamp your stamps!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

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A Peony Hello

I always love introducing stamp companies that I have discovered, usually through social media sites such as Instagram or Facebook.  Today, I would like to introduce Sugar Pea Designs.  The card pictured below was designed by Wendy Ramlakhan, for Sugar Pea Designs, and posted on their blog.  I love the colors she used, as well as how she embossed the flower, buds and leaves, in silver.  For the card below, Wendy used the Sugar Pea Designs stamp set Pretty Peonies, SugarCut – Card Front Element Builder,  and the SugarCut – Hello word die.  For the flowers and leaves, she simply water colored those after embossing.  Make sure that you visit Sugar Pea Designs’ website, to see the elegant and whimsical stamps and dies that they offer.  Also, make sure that you visit their blog, for inspiration and chances to win prizes in their blog hops.   You are sure to find some Sugar Pea products that tickle your fancy!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

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Soar….

I found this adorable card created by Katelyn Grosart on Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page.  I love hot air balloon images and dies, so that definitely was what first caught my eye about this card.  But I think what really makes it stand out is the colors of the vintage themed patterned paper that Katelyn used.  The dies that she used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are Vintage Balloon Race, Free as a Bird, and Stitched Fishtails. The stamp set that she used from Elizabeth Craft Designs was the Soar Collection. And guess what?  The patterned paper even came from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper.  You literally can get everything you need to recreate this card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website!  Make sure you check out Katelyn’s blog, A Creative Journey, for more awe-inspiring creativeness.  Also, check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs website, as you are sure to find an unlimited supply of dies and stamps that will let your creativity soar!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

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Wizardly Fun

The Paper Nest Dolls is a company that produces hand drawn images that are inspired by their children.  These fun child images range from angels to sailors to mermaids to police officers, and many others in various activities and themes.  One that I found on Instagram was created by Tina Goodwin for The Paper Nest Dolls, using their Boy Wizard and Girl Wizard images.  You can visit The Paper Nest Dolls blog to see more details about these adorable bookmarks.  Make sure that you check out The Paper Nest, to see just what a wide variety of images that they carry of these adorable kids.  Also, take a peek at Tina’s blog, Toadally Love to Craft, for more inspiration.  Make some magic happen in your craft space with these awesome stamps!

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Rhonda

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More 2018 Sparkle!

Another New Years card….but the beauty of this card is that you can use these great Avery Elle dies for anything!  This fun card was designed by Caryn Davies, for Avery Elle, and posted on their Facebook page.  Caryn used the Avery Elle Letter Balloons Elle-Ments and the Avery Elle Numbered Balloons Elle-Ments.  These die sets would be great to use for birthdays, anniversaries, invitation, baby birth announcements….the possibilities are endless! If you are on Facebook, make sure to like Avery Elle’s page, for inspiration right in your daily Facebook feed.  Also, check out Caryn’s blog, Glitter Me Silly, for more of her gorgeous creations.

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

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Make 2018 sparkle!

Since we don’t see many New Year’s cards, and since it is acceptable to send them a few days into the new year (in my opinion, anyway!), I thought I would post a couple more for this week.  The adorable card below was made by Elena Anderson, of Black Sheep 303 Creative, LLC.  Elena used Elizabeth Craft dies and glitter to create this sparkling beauty.  She used Elizabeth Crafts Balloons, Distress Mica Sprays, and Elizabeth Crafts Silk Microfine Glitter.   Because I am a huge fan of the small, but impactful details, my favorite part of this card is the white detail pieces on the balloons. Those are actually the remnants from when the balloons were cut out.  As you can see in the die below, those pieces are cut out and normally disposed of.  Instead of throwing them away and leaving the opening, Elena applied white glitter to them and use them to accent the balloons.  I absolutely love this attention to detail.  Visit Elena’s website, Black Sheep 303 Creative, LLC, to see exactly how this card was made, and to take a look at some of Elena’s masterpieces.  Amazing card, Elena!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda