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Adventures in Stamp-Carving

While I don’t think I could go so far as to carve a stamp a day like Gertie Jacquet I do love my stamp carving lately. I’ve been so inspired by my visits to Petit Morpho in Hong Kong, crazy chinese talent and amazing french talent like La fabutinuese and of course so many others on my pinterest carving board!  They all produce such clean work in such amazing detail. It’s really inspired me to lift my game.

I’ve posted a lot of the results here and on my instagram I’ve just begun putting some more effort into the way I package these up before I send them out.

Here is a small set I created for a Swap-bot tag;

And here is my favourite set I’ve carved to date. Hoot the Owl.

That one is for a penpal christmas gift swap. I really love how he turned out and I’m going to carve my own set for personal use.

Of all the crazy things to do I’ve decided to create my own diary/day planner for next year. Nothing I’ve seen seems to meet my needs and I’m craving something more creative layout wise. I’ve decided to use the Invite.l Magazine Editorial Notebook as my base I adore the look of their moodboard images but haven’t been able to do them justice so it has languished in the shelf of notebooks-that-are-too-nice-to-use. I’ve begun carving Day of the week stamps (Monday, Tuesday etc) I think I’ll mix it up and also carve a set in French and a set in Italian for a bit of fun. Then of course I’ve love to carve 1 – 31 I know I hear you saying but 0-9 will cover everything! I really want to have the double digits be cohesive designs instead of numbers plonked next to each other.

So here’s my planner stamp  to-do list:
Days of the week (english) (7)
Days of the week (french) (7)
Days of the week (italian) (7)
Dates (31)
Months (12)

That’s 63 stamps!! Eeep! I’ve carved 1 so far!!!
Wish me luck!

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Top Left: Outgoing mail to Pen Pals and Swap-Bot Swaps. One is a round robin postcard swap and i just can’t wait to see how they finish up!

Top Right: Incoming Swap-bot Swap. A loveley set of “Mail” and “Art” Stamps form the lovely Luluvision.

Bottom: An Amazing Swap-bot swap called Snail-mailers Dream parcel from
Fiwebster

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Untitled, originally uploaded by jen_fripperee.

Sunset over the mangroves Port Douglas

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Daily carry. Holiday letter writing. #showandmail

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Daily carry. Holiday letter writing. #showandmail

greetings from port douglas

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greetings from port douglas, originally uploaded by jen_fripperee.