For the Love of Type

Hey everyone, It’s Jenn here from shurkus.com with another post hopefully to inspire you to use your alpha stamps or better yet add some alpha stamps to your stash!

I love typography and letter forms. I am obsessed with nicely designed fonts and sentiments for my papercrafting. Sometimes you can’t find just the right sentiment to work with your card or you want to create a unique sentiment that will only mean something to the person you are creating the card for- this is when having a variety of alpha stamps on hand will come in handy!

Card by Jenn Shurkus using Juggling Act and Outline Lower Alpha

One of the first sets from the Sweet Stamp Shop that I knew I NEEDED was this Outline Lower Alpha. I am a big fan of lowercase letters, I just think they are cuter and struggle all the time capitalizing my letters when I should. I love that this is an outline of a very clean font that way you can play with coloring in the letters or you could stamp them on pattern paper and cut them out.  I used watercolor pencils to add color to my letters and the cute bear from Juggling Act.

Sweet Stamp Shop, Outline Lower Alpha

Card by Jenn Shurkus using Elephant Hearts and Alpha Tabs

The next card I created is featuring Sweet Stamp Shop’s Alpha Tabs. These are ADORABLE, mimicking a “dymo label” type look. Stamping these in fun bold colors really brings out the personality of this set. I recommend using a chalk type ink to get the best coverage.  You could also top off the letters with some glossy accents to give them dimension. Pairing this “i luv u” sentiment with a wicked cute elephant from the Elephant Hearts set just seemed perfect to me. Again, I used watercolor pencils.

Sweet Stamp Shop Alpha Tabs

And last, but not least I just had to use the sweet little Koala stamp set. This time I colored him with watercolor pencils and paired it with Monogram Alpha. I love the thin weight of this font and how tall the letters are. “HAPPY DAY” seemed like a perfect sentiment to send a card to a friend just because.

Card by Jenn Shurkus using Koala and Monogram Alpha

Sweet Stamp Shop, Monogram AlphaWhat also would be really fun, and maybe I will show this in a future blog post is to mix the alpha sets together. Create a sentiment using Outline Lower Alpha and Monogram Alpha or Monogram Alpha and Alpha Tabs etc.

Handcrafted By Stamp Set from Sweet Stamps Shop

And lastly I just had to point out a MUST HAVE stamp set. I ADORE the Handcrafted stamp set. This is a staple item! If you are taking time to create handmade cards you need to be signing the back of your art pieces! I just love how creative and fun these “made by” stamps are- take a look for yourself

Handcrafted stamp set by Sweet Stamp Shop

Have you created a project lately using any Sweet Stamp Shop alphabet stamps? I would love to see! Post a comment with a link so I can be inspired by you, you may even get pinned on our Sweet Stamp Shop Sweet Spotted board on Pinterest– check it out there is tons of inspiration waiting for you!

Sweet Stamp Shop, KoalaSweet Stamp Shop, Elephant HeartsSweet Stamp Shop, Juggling Act

8 Responses to For the Love of Type

  1. Leslie H says:

    LOVE these!!! Just purchased all the alphas because of this!!! So cute!

  2. Pat says:

    Love all the cards Jenn. Waiting for my letters to come any day now.

  3. Shelly K says:

    Aww…so CUTE!!! Love them all!

  4. karenladd says:

    Oh, this is inspiring me to get out my alpha stamps and use them for a change. I have to admit that I almost never use alphas but after seeing these adorable cards I am excited!

  5. michii00 says:

    I love the alphas from SSS. versatile and adorable so of course I have all of the ones you featured here!
    Used the sentiment from alpha tabs for my nephew’s birthday card.
    http://papercraftandpictures.blogspot.com/2014/06/andrews-birthday.html
    I haven’t used the individual letters just yet but now that I’ve seen your card, I’m dying to use them!Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Such cutie pie cards!

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