Review and Giveaway: Tickled Pink Paper + Ink

If you know me or have read my posts about scrapbooking, you know I love paper and ink. Like, I might need an intervention, I like it so much. Anyway, I’ve seen a company around Facebook the last couple of years called Tickled Pink Paper and Ink and found someone after my own paper-loving heart. Teresa Diepenbrock is the owner of the company. Teresa is an artist based in Portland, Oregon who creates the sweetest stationary, cards, stamps and cupcake flags. I was lucky enough to review one of her handmade stamps and love it!

One of my goals this year is to send more mail, and since I love paper (see above), I have a ton of blank notecards around just waiting to be used. I whipped up a few cards using Teresa’s stamp and can tell you that she has made a really good stamp! I used the stamp on both heavy kraft paper and a lighter weight white card stock. I also used it with three different mediums: ink pad, acrylic paint, and ink with embossing powder.

I wondered if the small loop in the “h” and the little conversation bubble would be clear in all three mediums, and they were! Here are some pictures:

I love the little conversation bubble tucked in the "O"!
I love the little conversation bubble tucked in the “O”!

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washi+sweet stamp=card I want to mail right now!
washi+sweet stamp=card I want to mail right now!
Ink with embossing powder on white card stock worked perfectly
Ink with embossing powder on white card stock worked perfectly
Ink and embossing powder on heavier kraft paper worked just as well and came out really crisp
Ink and embossing powder on heavier kraft paper worked just as well and came out really crisp
Acrylic paint also worked well and did leave huge puddles of paint on the card
Acrylic paint also worked well and did leave huge puddles of paint on the card

The stamp was nice and crisp, cleaned up well (using a baby wipe) with all three mediums and no staining, and was easy to use. The price ($15.00) is comparable to a big hobby store and I really like supporting a small business!

I can’t wait to use the stamp more (I’m thinking cards for friends having babies, and some bookmarks to give out for N’s new teachers in July).

I’m excited, since I love the stamp so much, that Teresa is offering a give away for one of my readers! The give away is easy, just visit Tickled Pink Paper + Ink, choose one non-custom item that you’d like to have and tell me about it in the comment section. The contest is open through Friday (June 6) when I’ll choose a winner through a random drawing.

I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with Teresa’s sweet creations!

Disclosure: I was sent the stamp for review free of charge, but am not being compensated for my opinions.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Lacey for winning the giveaway! You’re going to love your new stamp!