Last week, My Favorite Things released their newest collection of stamps for April...and I wanted to share my favorites with you today. Throughout the post, I will be sharing a few ideas of how you could use the item for your own crafting. I know it can be hard to look at a stamp and figure out exactly how you could use it, so, today, I am here to help!
Some of the releases from this month are unlike any other stamps I have seen before and I am excited to get into my craft room to start using them!
Let's get started:
This is my favorite stamp from the new release. It comes with a variety of solid flower-shaped stamps that are organic and whimsical. The little accents included like the stem veins and dotted centers can create depth when stamped in a darker color.
Here's a quick tip: If you are planning on layering some of these stamps I would suggest using a dye ink pad. Using a dye ink will allow for a smooth, seamless finish as the colors blend together as they dry.
This stamp is perfect if you are trying to come up card designs for Mother's Day or even just for the upcoming spring season. There are an endless amount of possible flower combinations you can create...it's all up to your imagination!
I included the matching dies in the picture since it is always easier to die-cut them out, but I think this stamp could be used without them. I'm thinking of using the stamps to create a one layer scene instead of having a bunch of cut flowers layered on top of one another...I may change my mind though!
These stamps & dies have me dreaming about summer...you too? I love these sets and am surprised they haven't released anything like it before. This stamp will be perfect for using with different inking techniques and embellishments (currently thinking of all of my red jewels I can use for a cherry!). The ice cream tops would be so fun to use with embossing powders with glitter or even glossy accents.
I was a little confused when looking at the two die sets and determining how they were different, but I think I figured it out. The "You're the Sweetest" die coordinates with the stamp and the "Sweet Treats" die has basically the same images but a touch smaller. That set is meant to be used alone without the stamp as it has embossing lines. Choosing between the two sets means deciding if you like stamped accents or paper accents...or both!
Oh my goodness, can we please talk about the planner obsession that is going on right now?! If you look on Instagram, there are thousands and thousands of women using their creativity and craft stash in a whole new way. Stamps, dies, inks, washi tape, you name it and people are putting it in there planners. What once was a book that was less than exciting to look at can now be transformed into its own piece of artwork with the help of all of these new stamps that are being released.
My favorite one is the longer set on the left. I like how there is the lines stamp so you can create a list of things you need to do. Also, I didn't notice this at first, but above the lines and next to the "AM" "PM" circles there is a little target stamp which is obviously for those multiple trips to Target we all take. I thought that was so clever...I love little touches like that. Plus, we all know I love a good banner stamp which is also included in this one.
I "plan" (hehe) on giving these a try as soon as I get them...keep an eye out on Instagram to see them in use!
As a note, the planner stamps on the right side of the image above are actually two separate sets (three sets are pictured in total). The top set separates from the bottom set after the icons.
I am not usually one to gravitate towards the cutesy, hand-drawn images that stamp companies put out, but I think I have to make an exception for this set. I just love those little gnomes (and the snail)!
I'm thinking of using these images to create a garden or springtime scene by layering a picket fence and grass die. Then I would add one of the colored gnomes into the mix. I think that could be such a fun spring card...what do you think?
I also am a fan of the font choice for this stamp set. I like simple fonts that don't distract from the other images and embellishments you have on your card.
And that's it! Those are my favorite stamps & dies from the newest My Favorite Things April release. Are you just as excited as I am for this release?
Leave me a comment below with your favorite stamp from this new collection and how you plan to use it. I would love to know your ideas.
I will see you all back here soon,
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