Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kindred Stamps April Release

Welcome to the Kindred Stamps April Release Blog Hop!!

We've been changing things up this month, and we've introduced a Design Team to our group! These ladies are INCREDIBLY talented and will be with us for the next several months! We couldn't be more excited to be working with them! We also have Guest Designer Lois with us AGAIN, because we love her so much.

Please visit their blogs, and ours, and comment on all the blog posts. Doing so will make you eligible for winning shop credit! The winner will be chosen Friday evening, the night of the 20th, and will be announced in our Fan Club!

Kindred Stamps 
R Winn Creates
My Clever Creations
The Frolicking Fairy
Mad Crafter's Tea Party
Fanciful Spaces
Wunder's Crafty World
Crafting Love
Clownmom Creations

DaggDesigns Blog

I was super lucky to work with the Forest Friends set.  Luckily for me, I love the outdoors so this was a perfect set for me =) 

I created 3 projects for the new release, so I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did creating them.  

Up first is this adorable box style card, that will fold flat for mailing.

A wooded scene with the cuties was a must!  I colored this cutie with my Prismacolor pencils.  That sentiment is so perfect for this set 💚

My second project is a couple pages in my travelers journal, which is more like a book of my life and those important times.  These two pages will feature pictures of me and my husband when we first met...many years ago (almost 23!!)

I scanned the deer to create a mirrored image so I'd have two deer representing us.  I split the sentiment so it would fit across both pages.  These were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor markers.

My last project is one that I truly had a blast making.  It's quite outside the box, but I love a good challenge lol.

Who would ever think to take your stamped image and do a little wood burning on a scrap piece of wood?  I used the scanned image of the deer from my journal pages and enlarged it to 5" tall.  I then added the sentiment from this awesome set cut in vinyl to finish my sign, which is hanging in my kitchen.

Here's a close up of one of the deer

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my projects.  I hope you  have enjoyed seeing this amazing set and feel inspired.

Your next stop will be the talented Waleska at Crafting Love.

Complete hop lineup


  1. Your wood-burning project is amazing! And I like your "life journal" a lot.

  2. Your traveler's journel! SO incredible! I love it! Your creativity and thinking outside of the box is really very amazing! I'm so jelly!

  3. Love the inspiration. Your coloring of the images is fantastic!

  4. I had never thought of scanning images to make mirrors! Such a good idea!

  5. The wood burning is awesome!

  6. I never would have thought to do wood burning with a stamp! How clever!! Nice work!

  7. These critters are so cute! Love them!

  8. So cute! I love how you reversed it to get his lil girlfriend. The wood burnt image is amazing. I never thought of that, thanks for the idea!

  9. Gorgeous work, I especially love the traveler's journal, it is beautiful! Using stamps for wood burning is a fantastic idea. My husband is a hobby woodworker and alway looking for inspiration, I'll be sharing your technique and hoping that he doesn't "borrow" too many of my stamps.

  10. All great ideas. Awesome work!! Wood burnt is my fav!!

  11. Wow, those are awesome! I love the wood burning technique!

  12. I really like your travel journal and the wood burning is amazing!

  13. So creative, especially the wood burning!

  14. It’s great to see some out of the box ideas! Very clever!

  15. Your wood burning project is so cool!

  16. Great idea to use a reverse image of Bambi goes great with the sentiment!

  17. So cute! Made me think of Fall in the forest of Michigan.

  18. The deer and skunk together are too STINKING cute!

  19. Wow, you really did find outside the box ways to use this set!

  20. Awesome creations! Love the pop-up card and that sign is so cool!

  21. Fabulous and creative projects with these cute forest animals.