Hello everyone! I know…. it has been like forever! I am busy setting up the new place including a brand new studio which I can not wait to show you pics of! One of the other big projects I have been working on is setting up a new rubber stamp shop on Etsy! So why a new separate shop you ask? It has become pretty clear that organizing the rubber stamps into the current Paper Glitter Etsy shop was challenging. Etsy currently allows only 10 sections per store and most of the sections were being used to categorize printable files. And with the additions of dozens of new designs, browsing is going to be a lot easier in the new shop’s sections. I think this will be a great place for the rubber stamps! And since many of you have been asking for several themes and I can not keep up with the demand of making new art, we have decided to work closely with just a handful of vendors who offer wonderful licensed art that work great in the Paper Glitter world! I will still illustrate most of the designs but it is awfully nice to have help! The new Etsy shop is also great for International customers buying outside of the U.S. since our online store’s shopping cart system currently only offers U.S. shipping.
I will be updating the new Rubber Stamp shop with old and new work in the next few weeks. You can still find printables here.
If you have any suggestions for rubber stamp ideas let me know. More updates on life, freelance work and the new home and studio to follow in the weeks to come. It has been a wild few months and I am looking forward to the slow pace of Fall to get fully charged and organized !
Hello you guys! YES I am still around! :)
You may remember this post about us moving on Nov 2012. It has taken THIS long to find a new house! The real estate market in Miami was a lot tougher than we could have ever imagined. Securing a home was nearly impossible due to the high influx of investors grabbing properties. In fact our last property was purchased by one of those same investors which should have been a clue. But finally–after searching so much we found a dream home and we are so excited! During the last few months what turned out to be a “temporary” studio space of about 6 x 3 feet, became my creative space for 1 year and 8 months. It was so challenging considering I have always had a full room if not more as a creative space for work and my Paper Glitter projects. This small space only allowed for 2 things since Nov 2012…. #1 Freelance work for the toy industry in which I developed several Hello Kitty toys including this one and these ! And #2, with the help of Junior (my husband) we were able to process and pack rubber stamp orders without a problem. Printables took a break from the front burner due to the lack of space. During this break I thought long and hard about if I should be in the business of making printables again due to all of the piracy that went on.
As I unpack and find wonderful crafting supplies which I have not seen in so long…. I feel energetic! I look forward to a brand new space which will be 11 x 11 feet! I will be taking pics of the progress of the new studio and posting pics on Instagram. In fact below are a few insta glimpses of what I have been up to including opening a brand new sister shop that will have rubber stamps only. This new sister shop will allow better categorizing as we both plan to have hundreds and hundreds of designs available. We have taken all of the categories allowed on Etsy to file printables so making a sister store will be very helpful. And by the way–I am taking requests. I have been asked to make halloween, cakes, and turtle themed stamps among other things so please feel free to suggest.
On printables: I am still open in making these. I think they are wonderful ways to create amazing projects in a short amount of time for the customers that buy them. I may get my feet wet first with a project or two after I settle down. Do you think the printables trend has sort of gotten cold? I must admit, between all of the things going on in the last year and a half (freelance and so much house searching) I have been out of touch with the printables world. Fill me in!
What else? Little Kaylee is 5 and turning 6 soon! Little J is 3. Can you believe it?
Feel free to drop a note if you would like. Kind of curious as to what all of you crafty people have been up to.
So ready to be back to my old self. Missed that crafty girl so much.
How awesome is this? 5 years went by just like THAT! 5 years ago on a day like today Paper Glitter was born via a new Etsy shop. Thank you to all of you who follow or have supported the stores. Here’s to many more! xo Linnette
I wish you all a fantastic Valentine’s Day! xoxo Linnette
We are looking a couple of interested customers to order this stamp at 50% off so that we may use it in a photo shoot. Stamp is 3 x 1.5 inches max and it costs regularly $23-$33 depending on if you want a wood block or self inking stamp. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a perfect rubber stamp for an upcoming wedding to use as a wonderful DIY accessory. For more details on this stamp design visit our Etsy shop.
Making valentine baggies for my kiddo’s school. I left the logo on—shameless self promotion ! Have a great weekend!
We have added new initial + heart rubber stamps! They idea for these came from a customer request that wanted a stamp for her wedding with the popular love style initials. We added one with script font and the other with a non – serif modern font. Find these rubber stamps in the Etsy shop right now and later on in this site.
Here are some recent pics from Instagram. One announcing I will be working on new paper dolls soon and the other image showing you a preview of new paper twist ties that we will be carrying for sealing the printable strawberry boxes.
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Just in time for Valentine’s day; Heart Rubber Stamps! These wood engraved wooden stamps come in half inch and one inch sizes and there is an option to add a handle onto the wood block for creating a firmer stamp image. Details are listed in the Etsy shop!
Happy new year crafty readers!
I have just listed the first 2 new products of the new year: Personalized Valentine Rubber Stamps! How great would these be for using with your kids’ valentines next month! I have listed both option in our Etsy shop. Both designs come as wood engraved rubber stamps with an optional handle or self inking rubber stamps with various ink options. Check them out here!
To any of our newer followers, we have a free thanksgiving printable on the site which has been very popular for the past 3 years! If you have not download it yet, please visit this post to download menus, invitations, coloring page, thanksgiving decorations, kids activity page, cut outs, napkin wrappers, place cards and may other items.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
If you follow Paper Glitter on Instagram you will know that I’ve posted lots of behind the scenes photos of our rubber stamps getting packed and shipped. Recently many people have asked about these bags we use to pack the wooden rubber stamps in– guess what…they wanted to buy them! It never occurred to me to sell them but I suppose they can be used for may sweet ideas and as one of the people buying them said, for gift wrapping for this Holiday season. I’ve just listed these kraft / brown paper bags for sale and included 3 quantities to choose from. They measure 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Find them on Etsy as of today and later on they will be listed in here at paperglitter.com.
One of the neat things about owning printables is that you can use them forever. I have personally made stationery sets for gift giving and with added personalization that can be typed into the files, they really do make a nice and unique gift. Shown here are all of the left overs from the photo shoot of this dutch kawaii printable stationery set--my baby girl gets to keep them.
Aren’t kawaii stationery sets the cutest? Especially if they come in printable form! Just added a new kawaii Dutch girl set (Hallo! to our friends in the Netherlands) featuring those lovely Holland tulips! There is editable text features in this set so you can personalize many of the pages. The set comes packed with 15 printable pages that include envelope templates, note papers, pattern papers, stickers, greeting card, gift tags, letterhead papers which are lined by the way and many other pieces. Find the set in our online shop and also in our Etsy shop!
p.s. big thank you to my friend Ilenia who inspired me to do this theme.