I was so excited to see my package of Crafty Secrets clear stamps propped up in the mailbox yesterday! It was the last of the Design Team product that was coming to me for the May/June issue, and I was ready to play. I got several different sets of the stamps, but my all time favorite was the Coffee & Tea set. I love vintage and retro items, and these were just perfect. I love how many possibilities these stamps provide for layouts, cards, and off the page projects. In fact, I love them so much, that in the time I've had them I have created 4 cards, a special altered item (to be seen in the May/June issue!) and a large decorative frame. I can't keep my hands off of them!
When I stamp, I like to stamp items at one time that I can use on different projects. That way, I have pre-stamped items just waiting for me to use them on cards or other quick projects. Here are a few pieces that I stamped this afternoon.
And here are a couple of the cards that I made today. I just love these ladies!
Please Come for Coffee
Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug (polka-dots), Cardstock Warehouse; Stamps: Crafty Secrets; Ink: Brilliance (black); Border punch: Martha Stewart; Markers: Copic E00, RV11, RV14
Coffee & Hairspray
Paper: Cardstock Warehouse; Stamps: Crafty Secrets; Ink: Brilliance (black), Momento (pink); Border punch: Martha Stewart; Markers/Pens: Copic, Signo