https://felicette.com/pages/feed.atom Felicette - News 2017-03-21T11:23:50Z Felicette https://felicette.com//blogs/news/housewarming-and-wedding-gifts 2017-03-21T11:23:50Z 2017-03-21T11:23:50Z <![CDATA[Housewarming and Wedding Gifts]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/shamrock-coasters 2017-03-13T12:56:05Z 2017-03-13T12:56:05Z <![CDATA[Shamrock Coasters]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

You'll need:
Heavy Paper (I used cardboard for the kraft paper look)
Heart Stamp
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!

Happy Stamping!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/ink-pads-part-4 2017-03-06T13:48:51Z 2017-03-06T13:48:51Z <![CDATA[Ink Pads: Part 4]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

  • Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other ink pads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of metallic leafing without the mess
  • Great for the holidays and for year-round bling!
  • Air dries quickly and cleans up easily
  • Archival and acid-free
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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/lovefelicette-3 2017-02-28T10:32:42Z 2017-02-28T10:32:42Z <![CDATA[#lovefelicette]]> Lauren Quinn Ward
@hollyoddly

Time has gotten away from me and it's been a while since I shared some of your amazing photos! These are either from Instagram or sent directly to me. This post is all about your pin collections and how you wear your flair!

If you have made something with a Felicette stamp or have a pin as a part of your incredible flair collection, I would love to see it and share it! If you are Instagram tag @FelicetteShop in the photo and use the official hashtag #lovefelicette. If you aren't on Instagram or your photos are private you can always email them to me! (hello@felicette.com)

@christiancatlady

@justinsabe

@sarahcshack

@alkalinee

@shopbetsywhite


From a customer on Etsy
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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamps-as-art 2017-02-18T15:17:11Z 2017-02-18T15:17:11Z <![CDATA[Stamps as Art]]> Lauren Quinn Ward Cat rubber stamp as framed art

If you are looking for some inexpensive original art to hang around your home, framed rubber stamp impressions make wonderfully simple, graphic prints!

You'll need:
Rubber Stamp (I used the cat)
Paper (I used Bristol paper, it's heavy and smooth)
VersaFine
Frame and Mat (This frame is 8x8" with a 5x5" opening on the mat)
Tape

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. 

Happy Stamping!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/hearts-on-hearts 2017-02-01T14:47:51Z 2017-02-01T14:47:51Z <![CDATA[Hearts on Hearts]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamped-heart-scarf 2017-01-23T10:50:18Z 2017-01-23T10:50:18Z <![CDATA[Stamped Heart Scarf]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

You'll need
1 Cotton Scarf, I picked up this one at a craft store
Heart Stamp
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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/new-years-resolutions 2017-01-03T09:21:39Z 2017-01-03T09:21:39Z <![CDATA[New Year's Resolutions]]> Lauren Quinn Ward I saw a story on the morning news that said most New Years Resolutions are broken by February! I have a few suggestions to keep you on track.

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) 

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamped-vase 2016-12-27T19:24:06Z 2016-12-27T19:24:06Z <![CDATA[Stamped Vase]]> Lauren Quinn Ward Stamped vase with Felicette

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!

You'll need:
StazOn
Yay Stamp
Vase

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. 

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamped-linen-snowflake-napkins 2016-12-20T09:15:23Z 2016-12-20T09:15:23Z <![CDATA[Stamped Linen Snowflake Napkins]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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. 

You'll need:
1 yard of Linen (makes 6 napkins)
Snowflake Stamps
VersaCraft ink pad 
Ruler
Scissors

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/studio-tour-in-progress 2016-12-12T14:44:37Z 2016-12-12T14:44:37Z <![CDATA[Studio Tour: In Progress]]> Lauren Quinn Ward The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. We packed everything we owned and moved to Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. The temperature difference has certainly been a shock to our sub-tropical selves. And I am looking for hat and glove advice!

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.

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/coming-soon 2016-11-29T12:45:30Z 2016-11-29T12:45:30Z <![CDATA[Coming Soon!]]> Lauren Quinn Ward New rubber stamps from Felicette

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/enamel-pin-gift-guide 2016-11-21T11:28:17Z 2016-11-21T11:28:17Z <![CDATA[Enamel Pin Gift Guide]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/gift-guide-for-makers 2016-11-15T10:59:51Z 2016-11-15T10:59:51Z <![CDATA[Gift Guide for Makers]]> Lauren Quinn Ward The holidays are just around the corner and while we may only be halfway through November it's never to early to start your holiday shopping! This gift guide are ideas for those makers and crafters in your life!

Make-Along Doll Pattern Subscription

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

Tiny Tile Quilt Bundle

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. 

Frame Loom & Yarn Bundle

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!

Satsuma Street Cross Stitch Patterns

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.

"Handmade By" Rubber Stamps

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/election-day 2016-11-08T12:19:45Z 2016-11-08T12:19:45Z <![CDATA[Election Day!]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/lovefelicette-2 2016-11-01T11:16:36Z 2016-11-01T11:16:36Z <![CDATA[#lovefelicette]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

@heylaurenray

The enamel pins have been getting a lot of love on Instagram lately! How are you wearing yours?

@SiameseSocialClub

@faith_avery

@SmartypantsPaper

@fall3n

@lindseymeister

@shopbetsywhite

@lizzie_darden

@laurahartrich

Tag us in the photo, @felicetteshop and the #lovefelicette to share your flair!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/diy-trick-or-treat-bag 2016-10-24T21:08:29Z 2016-10-24T21:08:29Z <![CDATA[DIY Trick or Treat Bag]]> Lauren Quinn Ward

Halloween is right around the corner and this diy stamped trick or treat bag is going to come in handy!

You'll need:
Canvas tote bag
Ribbon
Halloween Stamps
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!

Happy Halloween!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamped-glitter-candles 2016-10-11T11:08:23Z 2016-10-11T11:08:23Z <![CDATA[Stamped Glitter Candles]]> Lauren Quinn Ward Stamped Glitter Halloween Candles with Felicette

This week's boo-it-yourself is stamped glitter candles! 

You'll need:
Halloween Stamps
Tsukineko Glue Pad
Glitter
Candles
Paper Towels

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/stamped-pumpkins 2016-10-03T14:47:06Z 2016-10-03T14:47:06Z <![CDATA[Stamped Pumpkins]]> Lauren Quinn Ward Felicette's Jack o' Lantern stamp DIY

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!

You'll need:
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!

Stamping pumpkins with Felicette!

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!

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https://felicette.com//blogs/news/three-weekends-three-shows 2016-09-27T11:31:13Z 2016-09-27T11:31:13Z <![CDATA[Three Weekends, Three Shows]]> Lauren Quinn Ward In the past three weeks we have traveled 2,400 miles through 13 states for three craft shows, and it was quite the journey! I wanted to show you a bit of the adventure especially since I don't share much about myself here. Renegade Chicago and Indie Craft Parade were incredible and I can't speak highly enough of the people who run them, volunteer for them, and shop them! 

In Chicago we hit the highlights, ate the pizza, and had a lot of fun!

Indie Craft Parade 2016

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! 

 

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