Two of my many lovely design-related Christmas presents were sets of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop all the way from San Francisco.

 

Thank you cards made with Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

Thank you cards made with Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

 

I supplemented them with an alphabet set from Muji and immediately got to work making my thank you cards (above). I’m really proud of them, but I think the credit should really go to Yellow Owl Workshop for the beautifully designed and made stamps.

 

Yellow Owl Workshop Cityscape stamp set

Yellow Owl Workshop cityscape stamp set

Yellow Owl Workshop NYC stamp set

Yellow Owl Workshop NYC stamp set

 

Following my initial success, I got very excited and stamped everything I could get my hands on…

 

Tags made with Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

Tags made with Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

Envelopes made from Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

Envelopes made from Yellow Owl Workshop stamps

 

Having run out of things I could (reasonably!) stamp, I did a little more research and decided I definitely need to get hold of a copy of Christine Schmidt’s book, available on pre-order from amazon

 

Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt

Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt

 

…and find myself some more stamps, from Yellow Owl Workshop and also perhaps from Skull and Cross Buns. I’d love to find a workshop where I can learn to make my own stamps, so let me know if you know of one. I suspect this might be a new hobby – the speed at which you can make beautiful stationery, and who knows what else, is quite addictive!

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