My annual birthday art supply buying spree had to be changed since my favorite store closed! Fortunately I saw these stamps that janethecrazy posted on Instagram . (Check her out - she does great travel journals) .
The detailed doodle stamps are a brand made in Japan - Chamil Garden. I tracked some down on Nico Neco Zakkaya's Etsy shop where she sells Japanese stationery, stamps, washi tape and other goodies. It was such a treat to get a package from her store!
First, the envelope all decorated with tape and little stamped designs.
And inside, another envelope:
Look at this fantastic black glassine envelope with a hand-written label, decorated hole reinforcer and washi tape.
I carefully peeled off the washi tape as I opened the envelope and look what fell out -
a little plastic stick wrapped with extra washi tape ! I love the extra time put into all the details that make things special .
Back to the stamps - check out these beauties!
I just finished a major purge of my stamp collection, but who could resist these? The stamps are small - the tallish ones less than an inch wide and the fat ones about about and inch and a half wide. They look like they will be great as journal accents, but I had to try them out on some quick tags.
I rubbed Distress inks on the tags , stamped on the designs, then added some Tim Holtz phrase stickers and ric - rac ties. I love the detailing in the stamps and the mix of images and text.
Isn't the Internet amazing ? A woman in New Hampshire finds stamps made in Japan and buys them from a seller in New York !