New shop launched!

I've been working on something fun--a small collection of items to share with you this Christmas season, and they are finally for sale in the new Nightingale Handmade shop! AHH!

I'm excited to launch this little shop, but also nervous. I hope you see something you like, but if you don't, know that my goal in the upcoming new year is to bring in the work of numerous other artists/makers/craftspeople to fulfill all of your heart's handmade desires! In the future there will be more than just paper, metal and leather in there (although there will be lots more of that, too).

I truly love all things handmade and I'm really looking forward to this quest to seek out lovely offerings for the shop. Thank you so much for taking a moment to look! Feedback welcomed, of course. xo

PS - Don't forget that I offer custom printing and design services! Let me know if you have a custom request like holiday card printing, or if you'd like me to email you a price sheet. 

Oh Happy Day! A Stamped Greeting Card Set

Do you guys like to use stamps? I used to love stamping when I was little, but as I got older it sort of got lumped into the grandma-crafts folder. Only recently (actually, when I created Becca's save the dates) did I rediscover the awesomeness of stamping. Good thing, too, because stamps are one of Paperfinger's main products! Now I love them and I want to stamp all the time.

 

Using some stamps I had on hand, I made a few greeting cards you can use for different occasions. There are two of each, and they come with cotton envelopes, lined in some fun paper you may have seen before...

 

 

Do you know what makes stamping even better? EMBOSSING! yay embossing! I embossed these cards because I love the look of white on kraft paper. If you try to stamp in white ink, it is always at least a little bit transparent. The solution is in the embossing.

 Embossing is the process of stamping clear, sticky ink onto your desired surface and sprinkling the image with special embossing powder. Then, with your handy heat gun, you direct hot air onto the powder--now sticking obediently to the ink--and watch in amazement as it melts, solidifies and gets all shiny before your very eyes! So fuunn!

 

 

So cool right? No, really, it is. Try it!

Buy 'em up here!