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Are You Ready for InCoWriMo?

What's InCoWriMo, you ask? Why it's International Correspondence Writing Month, of course! A celebration of Snail Mail --the original social media, lol-- which takes place every February. The goal is to hand-write one note, letter, card or postcard each day from Feb 1st through the 29th. Since we're very fond of snail mail at The Ink Pad we were pretty excited to hear about this!   But hey, we're all busy, right? Can we really do this every day? Well, sure! There's no need to write long letters, or anything profound. Something as simple "I love you" or "Have a great day" on a post-it note...

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Have a Colorful Day!

Am I the only person who likes to make art featuring art supplies? Somehow I doubt it. And when it comes to stamping, it's hard to beat Neat and Tangled's Paint Night set for sheer adorability. Coincidentally, it also happens to be available at The Ink Pad! As soon as I saw the sweet little artist with her paintbrush, I was immediately trying to figure out how to work a rainbow into my card. Because if you're going to paint, you should probably try to use ALL THE COLORS, right? I decided to paint a rainbow on the sweet tiny canvas, but then...

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What Goes Better Together...

...than a Traveler's Notebook and Everyday Explorers Co. Stamps? Ok, sorry, it's a trick question, because as far as I can tell they are the perfect pair! Which makes it especially awesome that you can get both at The Ink Pad!           Of course it goes without saying that the Everyday Explorers Co. stamps are beautifully designed and the quality is high. But maybe the thing I love most is that they were designed for planner addicts BY a planner addict (Christine Herrin) who not only knows what kind of stamps you need, she knows what size, shape and scale they should...

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Have a Narly Winter!

What do you get when you combine Lawn Fawn's adorable Winter Narwhal stamp, Eyelet Outlet's colorful Snow Boot brads and a blendy, splashy Distress Oxide background? Probably something a bit like this: First things first... to make the background, blend Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Broken China Distress Oxides in horizonal bands, allowing them to overlap and make some interesting shades of purple and orange in between. (Hint: Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes make this soooooo easy!) When the entire panel is covered, flick a little bit of clear water on top and count to ten slowly, then blot. If necessary, you can repeat that last step a...

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It's *Sticker* Sunday!

I've set the stencils aside just this once, because the last time I was at The Ink Pad I fell in love with these gorgeous Feather Stickers and I just couldn't wait to use them!  And YES, for the record, I used the whole entire packet on ONE CARD! Which is the crafting equivalent of eating the entire pint of ice cream... but luckily much less fattening. These gorgeous stickers are diecut and translucent, so you can layer them on top of each other, and/or whatever pretty papers or collage you'd like to use them with. In this case I framed a vintage bird...

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