Kindred Stamps March Release- Curiouser and Curiouser

Alright everyone, who’s ready for a wonderful crafty adventure?…. or should we have a spot of tea before we go?! I think I’ve lost my head with excitement to finally be able to share my 5 project collection with one of the brand new Kindred Stamps sets, Curiouser and Curiouser, part of the March Release!

This 4″ x 8″ stamp set is just packed with 5 adorably wonderful characters, 5 sentiments, and some fun little detail stamps to really make your projects that more awesome! There is also the brand new coordinating Deck of Cards Stencil, and Time for Tea Paper Pack! I’m so excited to show all this new stuff off to you all, so follow me down the bunny hole (PS, stick with me until the end for my Copic Colors used for each character)!!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Curiouser and Curiouser Stamp Set
Deck of Cards Stencil
Time for Tea Paper Pack
Card Builder Basics Die Set
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Catherine Pooler Ink: Rockin’ Red
Banner Builder Die
Heart Die
Cardstock
Blending Cardstock
Verafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
Heartfelt Shimmerz

For my first Curiouser and Curiouser project, I colored up this Royal Croquet Player with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out, and set her aside.

Taking a piece of blending cardstock, I used the stitched rectangle die cut from the Card Builder Basics set to die cut the shape out, and ink blended over the piece using the Deck of Cards Stencil and Black Soot Distress Ink. I adhered this panel to an A2-sized piece of the Hearts and Spades pattern from the Time for Tea Paper Pack with Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive.

From a piece of light pink cardstock, I die cut out a heart and a banner, and then a 2nd banner using the same Hearts and Spades patterned paper from Time for Tea. For the heart, I stamped each of the card suit stamps from Curiouser and Curiouser into a repetitive pattern in Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red ink, and distressed the edges of the heart in the same color. I adhered this heart to my card panel.

Pro Tip: When ink blending on colored cardstock, I like to use very light colors, because I can darken the colors with ink and it adds dimension!

Taking the pink banner, I stamped the sentiment “I lose my head over you” in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and distressed the edges using the Rockin’ Red ink. I offset adhered this banner to the patterned paper banner, and and adhered the unit to my card panel.

To finish this card off, I adhered the Queen using foam tape, adhered a few Heartfelt Shimmerz, and adhered the entire unit to an A2-sized card base!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Curiouser and Curiouser Stamp Set
Whimsical Garden Stencil
Time for Tea Paper Pack
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Catherine Pooler Ink: Garden Party
Distress Ink: Kitsch Flamingo
Cardstock
Cricut Explore Air 2
Buttons Bonanza- Summer Time
Verafine Clair Ink: Nocturne

For my 2nd Curiouser and Curiouser project, I colored up my Hat Wearing Tea Fella with my Copic Markers, Fussy Cut him out and set him aside.

To construct my Easel Tea Cup Card, I designed it and cut it with my Cricut. The card base is essentially 2 pieces: a traditional base, cut into the shape of a teacup, scored in half, and then a tea cup panel that’s separate. I score the top portion of the card base towards the bottom of the cup so the paper folds, and only adhere the tea cup panel at that bottom edge. This allows a nice bend for the card to be propped up, which is why there is a button inside the card (it holds the propped up cup in place)!

For the Tea Cup panel, I used the Whimsical Garden stencil on light green cardstock, and ink blended over it using Catherine Pooler’s Garden Party ink, for a subtle design. I adhered this to the Tea Cup and Biscuits patterned paper from the Time for Tea Paper Pack, also cut into the shape of a slightly larger tea-cup.

I stamped the sentiment “Spill the tea” (my absolute favorite from this set) on light pink cardstock with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I distressed the edges of this strip with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, and framed it with the same Tea Cup and Biscuits paper. I adhered the sentiment strip to the card base, along with adhering the Hat Guy to it as well with foam tape.

To finish this card off, I adhered a few button embellishments to the front, and it was completed!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Curiouser and Curiouser Stamp Set
Deck of Cards Stencil
Cloud Builder Stencil
Time for Tea Paper Pack
Card Builder Basics Die Set
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive
Sea Level Sparkletz

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Land of Oz Die Set
Wobbler
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
Distress Oxide Ink: Brushed Corduroy & Ground Espresso
Catherine Pooler Ink: Icing on the Cake
Blending Cardstock
Not So Heavy Metal Buttons Tin
Verafine Clair Ink: Nocturne

For my next Curiouser and Curiouser project, I colored up the Pocket-watch Bunny with my Copic Markers, fussy cut him out and set him aside!

To create my project, I first die cut 2 of the stitched rectangles from the Card Builder Basics die set from white blending cardstock. I also die cut out the Rosebush patterned paper from the Time for Tea paper pack using the same stitched rectangle die. I used a hillside die to then cut a wavy patterned into my Rosebush piece. Taking one of the white rectangles, I blended Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink to make it look like the ground. I spritzed some water on it, let it dry, and then flicked some Icing on the Cake Catherine Pooler Ink for some specs. I trimmed this to make the piece smaller.

Taking the other white rectangle, I used the Cloud Builder stencil to blend up a sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then used the Deck of Cards Stencil over it to blend up some pattern in the sky as well. I adhered my Rosebush piece to the bottom of my sky panel, and then adhered my ground piece over the Rosebush piece to give a nice layering effect. I stamped the sentiment “a very merry unbirthday to you” in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink in the upper right corner. I adhered this entire unit to an A2-sized piece of the Pocket-watch patterned paper from the Time for Tea Paper Pack.

For my Bunny, I used a wobbler to adhere him to the card. This gave him some nice dimension, and a whimsy bit of interaction as well! I adhered some Sea Level Sparkletz and Not So Heavy Metal Sequin Tin embellishments to the card, adhered it to an A2-sized base, and was completed!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Curiouser and Curiouser Stamp Set
Deck of Cards Stencil
Time for Tea Paper Pack
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Bookmark Die
Distress Ink: Milled Lavender & Picked Raspberry
Blending Cardstock
Cardstock
Twine

For my 4th Curiouser project, I felt a bookmark was very appropriate! I took the Wonderful Girl and colored her with my Copic Markers. I fussy cut her out and set her aside.

Using a bookmark die from my stash, I cut out the Potion and Hearts patterned paper from the Time for Tea Paper Pack, along with a heart clip from light pink cardstock. I distressed the edges of the heart clip using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and then splattered some ink onto the heart as well.

For my sentiment, I used white cardstock and blended a subtle pattern using the Deck of Cards Stencil in Milled Lavender Distress Ink. I then stamped the sentiment “Curiouser and Curiouser” in a darker purple ink, and matted this piece with gray cardstock.

I adhered my sentiment piece, heart clip and Wonderful Girl to my bookmark base, and finished it off with some twine!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Curiouser and Curiouser Stamp Set
Swirl Stencil
Time for Tea Paper Pack
Card Builder Basics Die Set
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Catherine Pooler Ink: Pucker Up
Cardstock
White Embossing Powder
Coral Coast Sparkletz

For my final Curiouser and Curiouser project, I colored up the Wonderful Girl, Hat Fella, Bunny, and Grinning Cat with Copic Markers, fussy cut them all out and set them aside.

Using the 2 circle die cuts from the Card Builder Basics Die Set, I die cut the smaller circle from light pink cardstock and the larger circle from a darker pink cardstock. For the smaller circle, I placed the Swirl Stencil over it and used Catherine Pooler Pucker Up Ink to blend a slightly darker pink pattern. I then heat embossed the sentiment “Curiouser & Curiouser” in white powder. I adhered the small circle directly on top of the large circle. I also took a 4.125″ x 5.375 piece of the Pink Diagonal Stripes patterned paper from the Time for Tea Paper Pack, and adhered it to an A2-sized piece of the same light pink cardstock for a frame.

Next I put all of my characters into position around the circle, and actually adhered them all to the circle unit and each other first (this was not on my card panel yet). Then, once dry, I flipped this unit over and placed foam tape all over the back. I adhered this entire unit as 1 piece to my card, which gave some nice dimension.

I finished this card off by adhering some Coral Coast Sparkletz bits and adhering the entire panel to an A2-sized card base! And my project was complete!

Phew! How wonderfully fantastic was that?! And, as promised, here are the Copic Colors for each of my characters!

Royal Croquet Player:
Skin: E0000, E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: T8, T6, T4
Crown & Earrings: YR27, YR24, YR21
Red Area of Dress & Heart Staff: R39, R37, R35 (you can also do R37, R35, and R32 for a lighter blend!)
Black Area of Dress: T8, T6, T4
Yellow Part of Dress: Y19, Y15, Y11
White Trim: N4, N2, N0

Hat Wearing Tea Fella:
Skin: E0000, E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: C4, C2, C0
Inner Mouth: RV34, RV32, RV11
Hat & Pants: YG17, YG13, YG11
Hat Band and Vest: YG67, YG63, YG61
Coat and Shoes: G99, YG95. YG93
Bowtie, Tea Pot & Socks: BG07, BG05, BG01
Hat Tag and Collar: N4, N2, N0

Pocket-watch Bunny:
Fur: W4, W3, W1, W00
Blush: R22, R21
Nose, Inner Ears and Inner Mouth: RV34, RV32, RV11
Foot Pad: RV34
Tongue: RV14, RV13, RV11
Glasses: BG13, BG10
Umbrella: G28, G24, G21
Coat: R27, R24, R22
Shirt: E35, E34, E31
Pants: C5, C3, C1
Bowtie: R39, R37, R35
Pocket Watch: YR27, YR24, YR21
Pocket Watch Glass: C2, C0, BG10

Wonderful Girl:
Skin: E0000, E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40, Y00
Dress: B16, B14, B12
Apron, Collar & Socks: N4, N2, N0
Shoes and Headband: T8, T6, T4

Grinning Cat:
Face: RV69, RV66, RV63
Light Pink Body, Inner Ears & Face: RV34, RV32, RV10
Dark Pink Body: RV17, RV14, RV11
Nose: RV34, RV32
Teeth: C4, C2, C0

I’ve also got some information for you all regarding the March release!

The entire Kindred Stamps March release will be available Friday, March 26 at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog!! Don’t forget, there is a SECOND set of wonderful friends that coordinates with Curiouser and Curiouser, called Time for Tea, which you can find some amazing sneaks for today as well!

Can you believe this is only DAY ONE of Kindred Stamps Release Week?? Stay tuned, because there is SO much more to be seen!! I can’t wait to see what you all snag and create!!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

Note: This blog does use affiliate links when possible. Please know that I only recommend products that I love and think you’ll love too!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: