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The Joy of a Wood Mounted Stamp + Giveaway!

I still think nothing beats a good old fashioned wood mounted stamp. Nothing stamps as good. Nothing lasts as long. Nothing looks as cute on a shelf. Nothing compares.

So when I saw the newest stamps from Elise Blaha Cripe, I was giddy. Wood mounted stamps with clever, fabulous messages? Sold!

You are so loved.” That is one stamp I will use very often…

The wood frame is from Freckled Fawn, along with tiny wood hearts that I colored with a red Copic Marker. The background? That is the new Sunburst stamp from Impression Obsession.

Another of my favorite of Elise’s is the “P.S. I love you” stamp. Since getting it, I have stamped it on the envelope of every card I have sent. Every single one.

(Imagine it: You get a card in the mail. You are elated. You flip it over to open it. It says “P.S. I love you.” The feeling just got 5,000 times better…)

Ahhhhh… the joy of a good old fashioned wood mounted stamp. Love. Take a look at some of the other stamps Elise offers. (My other must-haves… “you’re my favorite” and “xoxo.”)

Off to put this card in the mail… from a little boy to his big sister away at college. Take care!


Giveaway time! Elise said that I could pick TWO winners… and each could win a stamp of their choice! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/20/13. Good luck!

(Note: Elise did not ask me to do this post. I contacted her after seeing her stamps. Turns out she is a generous gal and said I could share with you. And she is a new mom working from home… sounded familiar to me. You can read about her adventures here.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH


Impression Obsession Sunburst Stamp (SSS|EH)




Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Butter Bar Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Copic Markers (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Pool Envelopes (SSS|EH)