Saturday, October 3, 2020

The Cutest Stamps Ever! Colorado Craft Company and Anita Jeram's New Line!


Hi Friends! I'm beyond excited to share a project from the brand new line of stamps designed by a very special artist ... Anita Jeram, illustrator of one of my family's favorite children's book Guess How Much I Love You! Colorado Craft Company has been working behind the scenes with Anita for over a year to bring this new line of stamps to life, and they have definitely been worth the wait!



This entire line of ten stamp sets and coordinating dies is worth your consideration for a couple reasons:
1) Anita Jeram's style is unmistakably distinctive and easily recognizable;
2) Her watercoloring style is loose and free, so you don't have to be an expert watercolorist to achieve a similar look;
3) If you are an expert watercolorist, your cards are going to look amazing; and
4) These characters are FAMOUS! Her book has sold over 43 million copies, published in 57 different languages, and has been read to children for over 25 years. A true modern-day classic. We already know these images are not going out of style, so these sets will be an investment in your next 25 years of cardmaking!
 

It was so hard to pick an image out of all the sets to start with, but this is the first one that called to me. This trio of kitties is from the Kittens & Mittens set. It's a little hard to see but there is the cutest snow stamp that's also included in this set.


The think I like about watercoloring cats and other similar critters is that they come in all sorts of colorings. There is no wrong way to color them! You can have fun adding more color, different colors, whatever you like.


I truly love everything about this image, especially the middle kitty with his little head down stepping nice and big through the fresh snow. One thing to note is that all of the images include Anita's signature in the lower left corner, which I think adds a bit of sophistication to your card. Plus, it lets the lucky recipient of your card know how special it is. 

I'll be sharing more projects over the next week, like this adorable Birthday Wishes card, so please stay tuned!

There is a very large gang of crazy-talented people who are all participating in this release. Please also stop by and see what amazing treats they have created!
 
Adrienne Kennedy
Angelica Conrad
Bibi Cameron
Caly Person
Cathy Zielske
Chris Dayton
Daniel West
Debby Hughes
Emily Midgett
Erin Thompson
Jennifer Gross
Jennifer Kotas
Jennifer McGuire
Joe Sysavath
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Griglione
Kristina Werner
Laura Volpes
Mansi Bhatia
Marci Snee
Nichol Spohr
Sandy Allnock
Sara Torzullo
Traci Jenkins
Yana Smakula
Koren Wiskman

Prize Alert: The generous folks at Colorado Craft Company have given me a $35 gift certificate to give to one of you! To enter, please 1) follow my blog and 2) leave a comment on this post by midnight October 7th. I will pick a winner at random and post them on my blog This certificate can be used on any item at Colorado Craft Company, including Anita's new line! Good luck!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!)




(PREORDER) Kittens & Mittens by Anita Jeram, Colorado Craft Company Clear Stamps

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

VersaMark Ink Pad

Gold, Lawn Fawn Embossing Powder

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Stamp Shammy, Lawn Fawn


95 comments:

  1. These are the cutest stamps ever!!! I love your card and this release❤️Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Love your card! So glad Colorado Craft company was able to obtain the rights to use Anita Jeram’s beautiful illustrations!

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  3. Absolutely Stunning. What a fun image to color--and the colors are outstanding! This will be fun to follow along as more images are released. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The world needs these right now! Just amazing! Love the critters!

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  5. Oh my goodness, how SWEET! You've colored this perfectly and your CAS design lets the image shine. I love reading that book with Sweet P!

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  6. I Love your coloring on this trio! This release is amazing!!!!(meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

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  7. Such a sweet card. These images are so adorable and I need to get the book for my grandkids.

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  8. These are gorgeous cards with beautiful images❣️Thank you.

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  9. Lovely design with these sweet images. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. These critters are so cute, love the sentiment.

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  11. Absolutely made me smile!! Just lovely...

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  12. Those critters are absolutely stunning! Love your colouring! Just beautiful 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜

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  13. I love cats, these stamps, and your card!

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  14. Your background is so soft!!!! It's perfection!

    -- Dalis

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  15. Super adorable, I am in love with this line!

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  16. Beautiful watercoloring. Such a sweet card😊

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  17. You have created such a sweet card with that image. Love your coloring.

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  18. You made a beautiful, sweet card; great colouring.
    You make me curious about your future projects with these great stampsets !

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  19. I agree- hard to pick a favorite. These stamps are just the sweetest I've run across. Love them, love your card!

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  20. This release is one that I am sure no one will pass by...you surely made it come to life...thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  21. Amazing illustrations in this release. And your card is adorable!

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  22. Yes, this is an amazing release!! It is hard to narrow down to which is my favorite!! You made a cute card with this set too!

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  23. This card is lovely, the stamp sets are wonderful, and I'm looking forward to your next cards!

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  24. AWWWWWW your card is just so precious! I so love all of these new stamp sets!

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  25. These are definitely the new kids on the block or blog. I love how sweet and kinda old fashioned they look. They are the best. Oh, I'd love to ink up a few of these. So bad. [Bunny]

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  26. Your kitten card is so sweet. Love your watercoloring. Anita Jeram's work is wonderful. These sets are great!

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  27. I'm so excited about 3C releasing these new sets! They are absolutely darling, I love Anita Jeram, and your little kitties are just so cute!

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  28. Your card is soooo beautiful! I ordered all the stamps and a couple of dies.

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  29. These kitties are so adorable. I love this release. You did a wonderful job on this card!

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  30. Delightful card with these adorable kittens! Love the scene you created with them and your beautiful coloring!

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  31. Love your card and colouring, beautiful. Such an exciting release too

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  32. So sweet! Your painting skills are amazing!

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  33. Such a sweet and delightful card!

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  34. I love this so much! I love her work, love these images, love your card, and I’m so glad I came to your blog to get a more detailed look. You’ve made me want them all!

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  35. I love your precious card!! These kittens are adorable! Your painting is impressive and it really makes those kitties come alive!

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  36. Fabulois card! Love these stamps!

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  37. I can imagine it would be very difficult to choose an image to work with, Kelly! I love your card and the way your colouring has brought the images to life! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! :)

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  38. I've been a follower of your blog for quite awhile now & always look forward to seeing your email alerts. These stamps are so endearing, whimsical & gentle looking. These are stamps I believe you'd want to always keep in your stash. You've chosen one of my two favourites to use. I adore the sentiment that goes along with it. Your painting is lovely & the quiet colours suit the style of the images. Thanks for a chance to win Kelly.

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    1. Teri, you are SO SWEET!! Thank you so much for your very kind comment. You are absolutely correct, I don't see these ever going out of style. And they are a true joy to color. Best of luck!!

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  39. Love this release! Love what you did with the kittens and mittens, so cute!!

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  40. These Kittens & Mittens are super cute! I love the background (especially the snow) and your watercolouring! This would look lovely in a frame! PS Following your blog and just signed up to receive emails, too. :)

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    1. That is so awesome, thank you very much! Happy to have you stop by!!

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  41. Adorable stamps and a darling card.

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  42. I love this illustrator, even though I don't have kids. Wonderful stamps!

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  43. Your cards are so cute. I love those adorable kittens. TFS

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  44. Such a cute colorful kitty card! Love these stamps.

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  45. I adore this new line. Gorgeous card.

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  46. Your kittens with mittens Card is colored beautifully! These are the cutest little characters, and you have brought them to life! Thank you!

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  48. This is such an amazing release. I would have gone crazy trying to choose which stamps to use. Great job, love your art.

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  49. These critters are the cutest! I love the cards you made with them.

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  50. Absolutely love your card. Just beautiful!

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  51. Love the card! So glad I order them.

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  52. Your coloring really brings out the fur in these darling kittens with mittens, Kelly.

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  53. Awesome stamps, I love your sweet kittens and especially the center guy who is so proud of his red boots!

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  54. Love the little kittens, who doesn't, and your watercoloring. Just so adorable!

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  55. Guess how much I love your card? TONS! So beautifully colored and that softly inked sky and background are perfect!

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  56. Cutest images and cards! I too love that middle kitty!

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  57. Your card just beautiful! I love this stamp set so much. :)

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  58. I love the way you colored these adorable images. I am so excited for this release. It is outstanding!

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  59. Beautiful card! I can't wait to receive and color this set.

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  60. OMG! Wow! Those are the cutest kittens! I love how you colored them. Wonderful! So sweet!

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  61. Those kittens are adorable! You did an amazing job with your coloring technique!

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  62. All of these images are amazing! I am looking forward to playing with several of them!

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  63. Nice coloring. I like the background frame.

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  64. What a cute card! Beautiful coloring!

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  65. There is something so poignant about these drawings. They transport me back to my childhood, and make me feel so happy and content! I am so excited that Colorado Crafts will be carrying Anita Jeram's gorgeous stamps for all of us to use.

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  66. I love the three kittens and their mittens. Such an awesome image to color!.
    Super cute!. Fun release!!

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  67. Beautiful card, the kittens and mittens set is so adorable.

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  68. I love how easily cards come together with these adorable designs

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  69. Love how you colored these sweet kitties.

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  70. What beautiful cards you have created using these adorable new stamps! I have ordered several of them and can't wait to ink them up. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  71. So Cute!
    Looks like images would be fun to color!

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  72. I think this is my favorite stamp of the release, but it really is hard to choose. Your coloring is great and love how your card turned out! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Super cute card. Those kittens are so adorable. Thank you.

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  74. These 3 kitties are my favorites from the new collection. THEY ARE ADORABLE

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  75. Your title is so spot on! Cutest stamps ever. Adorable what you did with them too!

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  76. I am in love with this release and your card! I'm loving the three kitties....so many to like in this set - enjoy creating!

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  77. Super cute card! Love your colouring of the images. Can't wait to see more of your talented creations!

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  78. This is my favorite stamp from the set! I just love the little kitty looking at her foot. I cant see the snow, but the whole card is absolutely adorable!

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  79. Oh those cats! I can’t wait to get my stamps:)

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  80. Such a charming and adorable little scene, Kelly ... your loose colouring is fantastic on these sweet kitties ... you sure did the artist proud here! Hugs, Anita :)

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly