Saturday, 22 September 2012

Book of Stamps FSC #30

'Good Things Come in Small Packages' is the title of The Fashionable Stamping Challenge this week. As always the challenge is generously sponsored by Cottage Crafts. Having put my thinking cap on, I decided to make this little book of stamps and the accompanying postcard. This project takes me right back to my childhood and the beginning of my love for stamping. One of my favourite Christmas presents was a post office kit, complete with miniature stamps, paper and small envelopes. What bliss it was to find one of these in my Christmas sack!

 I've made this the same size as a regular book of stamps, I've glued freezer paper, wax side up, on the inside and run each stamp through my mini xyron, so the stamps are removable and can be used as stickers ( another child hood passion !) I've used a Kaliedacolor rainbow ink pad in Calypso, to brayer the background. All stamping has been done with black Archival Ink. The Fairy, toadstool and dragonfly stamps are by Lavinia Stamps, the small stars and tree are from Clarity Stamps the rest of the stamps used are bits and pieces from my collection. It was great fun to make and quite different from my usual grungey stuff x.

Back view
P.S Look out for blog candy coming sooooon !


  1. Wow - what a glorious miniature extravaganza! Love your fairytale stamps and stamping, amazing colours...
    Alison x

  2. What a fabulous book of stamps, and a brilliant idea. I had a Post Office and it was always one of my favourite toys.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC
    Avril x

  3. A wonderful and unusual idea Toni and love your colourful creation with such beautiful stamping.
    Glad you managed to join in with our FSC small packages challenge.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. Hi Toni
    This is a fabulous idea and one I've never seen before. The sheer detail this incredible and I love the fact that they can be used as stickers.
    An amazing entry for FSC this fortnight.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  5. That is such an inventive idea Toni. Your attention to detail is extraordinary. Thanks for joining me. I have returned the compliment and will look out for you on Wednesday:) Hugs, Buttons x

  6. That's a wonderful idea. I really love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  7. what a fabulous idea ! love the colours and the fact that they are stickers too, how clever ! Thanks for becoming my 100th follower ! I've returned the compliment


  8. Such a great idea! I love the bright colours and silhouettes...they look fabulous.
    Thank for joining us at FSC this fortnight Toni
    Dot x

  9. A genius idea and a fabulous result. A x

  10. What a clever idea, I love mail art so this gorgeous little project ticks all my boxes. Beautiful work
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Claire xx

  11. If this isn't the coolest idea ever, I don't know what is!!!! It's the gift that keeps on giving! You are brilliant and this is gorgeous, fun, and colorful!!!

  12. This is such a brilliant idea! I loved playing post offices too when I was little so this took me right back to fun memories. Love how you created your own postage stamps - stunning!