Whether your friends are newlyweds or just bought a new house address stamps make for a quirky and nostalgic gift.
For your friends who just have everything, do they have a stamp that celebrates their love of pizza or tacos? Didn’t think so. Head over to the site to see the full collection of handmade stamps and pick up the present that is about to become the best gift ever!
Last year for St. Patrick's Day I stamped gift bags, this year I am making coasters, clover coasters if you will. I figure every year a new craft and then eventually I will have a party!
Heavy Paper (I used cardboard for the kraft paper look)
Green Ink (this is VersaCraft)
Circle for a template
X-acto knife or scissors
First trace out the number of coaster you'll need
Carefully cut out.
Ink the edge of your coasters by rubbing the cardboard across the ink pad.
Stamp the coasters with the heart stamp 3-4 times to make either a three for four leaf clover.
Your coasters are now ready and your tables are safe from condensation!
Delicata is a metallic water-based, odorless, pigment ink that will not tarnish nor fade over time.
You can create beautiful metallic effects without embossing or gold leaf. Delicata dries quickly on porous papers for beautiful effects on both light and dark surfaces.
While it typically dries in a couple minutes, always pre-test your work surface to see how much time it will actually take!
If you are looking for some inexpensive original art to hang around your home, framed rubber stamp impressions make wonderfully simple, graphic prints!
Rubber Stamp (I used the cat)
Paper (I used Bristol paper, it's heavy and smooth)
Frame and Mat (This frame is 8x8" with a 5x5" opening on the mat)
If your frame is the same size as mine, cut your paper to 6x6"
Ink up your stamp and center (as best you can) your stamp on the paper. I highly recommend using VersaFine as your ink pad; it's thick and opaque and always stamps with sharp & clean impressions.
Center your impression inside your mat and carefully turn it over while holding your stamped paper and mat together. Tape each corner of your paper to the mat so it stays put in the frame.
*Please note, I am only taping this print to the mat because it's not an expensive piece of art or sentimental photograph. Tape is not acid free and will eventually discolor the paper.
Proudly sign and date your artwork. It looks more legit now too!
Put your mat and print into the frame and close it up.
You now have created and framed a piece of art to decorate your home.
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, pink and red hearts everywhere, chocolate! (that's a big win for me right there) This post is all about heart inspiration!
This tutorial is a Valentine's Day present for yourself. I mean, you could give it as a gift, but my thought is why not make something special for yourself!
1 Cotton Scarf, I picked up this one at a craft store
VersaCraft Ink Pad, I used Poppy Red
When you stamp your scarf you will want to have a piece of paper underneath. The cotton is thin and the ink could go though to the other side and onto the tabletop.
Decide on a pattern and fill you scarf with hearts!
Allow the ink to dry and then heat set with an iron for 15 seconds. By heat setting the ink you don't have to worry about your hearts washing off.
Happy Stamping & Enjoy!]]>
Keeping in better contact with friends and family in 2017 is a wonderful resolution to have. Send out birthday cards, thinking of you notes, cards for wonderful holidays like Groundhog's Day (a personal favorite) is so much better than writing on someone's Facebook wall. Sending mail to a real mailbox is a quick way to make someone feel extra special. To help out with all this extra post, make your cards more personalized with a custom return address stamp.
One of my resolutions is to be more organized, and this includes making a grocery list Before I go to the grocery and to-do lists to keep me on task. There is nothing more satisfying than putting a big check-mark in one of these little boxes.
If your resolution was to learn a new craft like quilting or knitting (also one of mine) a fun motivator is a personalized stamp to put on your finished projects! (because my life is basically one unfinished craft project after another)]]>
With 2017 on the horizon I wanted to end the year on a high note and with celebration! This "Yay" vase is excited for the new year, it's excited for flowers, plants or pens!
This is one of my simplest DIYs to date. All you have to do is stamp it on and let it dry! StazOn is perfect for ceramic and glossy surfaces, just stamp with a steady hand because it can be a bit slick when you stamp it.]]>
Only a few more days until Christmas; I can hardly believe its almost here! This a quick DIY to make your holiday table a little more festive. These linen napkins are also a sweet last minute present.
1 yard of Linen (makes 6 napkins)
VersaCraft ink pad
Press your linen and then measure and cut your napkins. I left the edges raw to keep the rustic look. My napkins are about 16x16"
Next you will stamp the snowflakes onto your napkins. I only stamped two corners on each napkin. One corner has the large snowflake and the diagonal corner has three little ones. (you will see the ink is white now. I was initially going for a tone on tone look for the napkins, but the reds matched exactly and the snowflakes didn't show up.)
Once your napkins are stamped heat set the ink and you are finished! Happy Stamping and Happy Christmas!]]>
I have spent the last few days moving into my new studio space in Artist & Maker's Studios in Rockville on Wilkins Ave. (come visit!) It will take me a couple weeks to get everything arranged how I want it and hopefully the movers will get here with everything else next week!
I wanted to give you an in progress look at how Felicette's new home is shaping up! And then in a few weeks give you a real tour of the completed space. But for now it's a stamping making paradise for me!
These pictures are a bit like an "I Spy" book. Do you see the Christmas Stocking?
In addition to the little photo tour I want you to be involved with the new studio. I am working on a name for the space and have opened up a poll below. Pick your favorite or suggest a name of your own! You might notice a pattern with where my train of thought got stuck.]]>
I wanted to share a few of the new stamps that will be coming soon and a couple old friends with a new look!
In addition to the new stamps another big change is we are packing up and moving to Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. next week. It's going to be a big change and I am so excited.
Felicette will be moving out of the house and into a studio space where I will get to be around other real live people and other working artists! It will be a place where people can come and see and stamp and shop! I am still working a name for my studio space, and will probably create a survey so I can get awesome name suggestions like "Spacey Mc Space Cat Space" (but hopefully something shorter) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish us luck with the move!]]>
Enamel pins are everywhere right now! There are so many different designs, makers, and sure to be something for everyone!
Their size makes them perfect for stocking stuffers and small gifts for friends!
Nap Queen from Betsy White
Unicorn and Sigh Banner from Felicette
Catcake with Sprinkles by The Pink Samurai
Dolly Parton by You Silly Duffer
Tv Dinner by Lucky Horse Press
For all the makers on the stocking head over to Instagram Happy Holidays!]]>
The Make-Along pattern subscription from Wee Wonderfuls makes it easy to create a sweet doll of your own and fill her world with clothes and accessories. The initial package includes step-by-step instructions and patterns for creating your cloth doll with yarn hair, along with the first three outfits. During your 12-month subscription you'll receive additional PDF patterns to sew and add to your doll's collection
This Tiny Tile Quilt’s diagonal lines and tiny pieced diamonds may give the impression of expert quilt making, but the reality is much simpler than that. All you really need is the easiest of building blocks: a basic square… and lots of them! With this bundle you get all the fabric you need to make an heirloom quilt.
Woven wall hangings are all over Instagram and if someone on your gift list drools over these like I do, this kit is a great way for them to get involved!
These digital downloads are beautiful and great gifts for needlepoint lovers. This Washington D.C. project would make a perfect gift for any fan of U.S. history, and it's a great complement to any of the other American city patterns.
The perfect compliment to any of these gifts is a personalized handmade by rubber stamp for makers. Select a design and add a name for a special gift that will be loved for years to come!]]>
Today is Election Day and time to get out there and VOTE! Today's blog post is a recap of few crafts to get you ready for an election result party!
You can make interactive table decorations and yard pinwheel's with these diy stamped pinwheels!
Make your party hats with this diy from New Years Eve. Stamp it red white and blue with coordinating ribbons for a fun night!]]>
The enamel pins have been getting a lot of love on Instagram lately! How are you wearing yours?
Tag us in the photo, @felicetteshop and the #lovefelicette to share your flair!]]>
Halloween is right around the corner and this diy stamped trick or treat bag is going to come in handy!
Canvas tote bag
VersaCraft Ink Pads
First I stamped all the pumpkins.
Next stamp the "Happy Halloween"
Finally stamp a few of your pumpkins with a couple faces and then lastly glue your ribbon along the top. The ribbon adds a finished and festive edge to the tote!
This week's boo-it-yourself is stamped glitter candles!
Tsukineko Glue Pad
When you first use your glue pad you will need to put the glue on. Start buy squeezing the glue onto the pad in a circular motion and then continue to work the glue into the pad using the tip of the dispenser.
When you have evened out the glue on your pad you are ready to stamp!
Once your stamp has been stamped in the glue pad it will have a tendency to slip on the candle's surface once you try to stamp it. My best tip it to firmly hold your candle, and slowly roll the stamp on the surface of the candle.
Next you sprinkle on your glitter!
Maybe even try two colors!
If the calendar gods would allow it, I would always live in October. It's my favorite month! The start of autumn, pumpkins, Halloween, and it's socially acceptable to dress as a witch. This month's posts are going to be all fall and Halloween related, call them a Boo-It-Yourself!
First up is stamped baby pumpkins!
Jack O' Lantern Face Rubber Stamp
StazOn Ink Pad
This DIY is as simple as inking your stamp and stamping it onto your pumpkin!
You will want to use StazOn ink pads because the wax they put on the pumpkins to make them shiny also makes them glossy. And StazOn is great for drying on glossy surfaces!]]>
In Chicago we hit the highlights, ate the pizza, and had a lot of fun!
At Indie Craft Parade Lela Barker came by to meet me, and it may have been the highlight of my entire trip! I didn't get a photo with her (I was to busy fangirling) but I did screen capture her snapchat as a souvenir (that's not weird at all right?)
The whole trip ended with my first craft show back home here in New Orleans at my high school. And going back there was a trip all on it's own!