Wednesday 24 April 2024

NEW Products Kate Crane {April 2024} by Keren Baker

A note from Leandra ...

It is always an exciting event when a new designer joins the team, and super interesting to see how other people interpret them. With that in mind, I invited Keren Baker to create with Kate's new stamps. I love to see how the same stamps can be used so differently, depending on a person's individual creative style. How might you put your twist on these stamps??

Like Kate, Keren loves bright colours, but she often uses white space to good effect too, and she often 'sees' stamps in unexpected ways ... so after the lovely blast of inspiration from Kate yesterday - here is more from Keren with her twist.

 and ... don't forget as with all new releases .....
These stamps are ONLY available EXCLUSIVELY from our approved stockists for the next 4-6 months. Please check the list at the foot of this post to find a retailer online or geographically near you, it makes sense to order within your country where possible. 

Hi everyone, Keren here.
I was delighted to be sent some of Kate's delicious designs and get the chance to play with them. I love the unique images that she's designed and curated and I know that you'll love creating with them too. I was tasked with creating some cards & projects as you read through this post, you will see which products I have used, the samples are below the stamp images.

Let's start with the minis ....

Kate Crane Red Rubber Mini Stamps
Price: RRP €4.90 +VAT 
Size: generally credit card (ish) size images
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam

Kate Crane Mini 001 (code: KCM001)

The minis are so versatile and this is one of my favourites. This gives an idea of how you can use it both as a texture filler and also as a background stamp.

I used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics for the background, watered down to paint the girl and also through the stencil which is one of Kate's- PS427.

This size of image works so well on the blank coaster that I used. I edged it with more paints and sealed it with Modge Podge Matte so it's fully functional too! You can also spy one of the images from KC005 in the background.

Kate Crane Mini 003 (code: KCM003)

Arty Party

I've combined this lovely mini with KCM006, KCM007 and the A5 set KC003. I loved the 'arty party' sentiment and it struck me that this set looked a little like balloons- so that was the springboard for designing this card.

You can see the sentiment and also the bubbles from the KC003 set.

The bubble balloons were fun and if you trim cardstock really thinly it becomes wavy, just like seaweed and reeds.

Kate Crane Mini 007 (code: KCM007)


Fish with legs? This was a happy accident. I was playing with Mattints (which you HAVE to try). Granted- this is not how you'd normally use them, but I wanted to see how they'd behave. You can see the drips below. The cardstock wasn't slick enough for them to keep dripping, so I tapped the cardstock panel and the drips all went to the right- but then- they looked like legs! 

Kate Crane Mini 008 (code: KCM008)

Keep on Swimming

The substrate was really cheap from a UK store called The Works and the wood took the Mattints (like a stain) so beautifully. I stamped on it using Stazon in different colours and painted using Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. Over all the projects I used Haystack, London Bus, Cerise, Sargasso, Aquamarine and China.

To get the bottom of the sea plants, I used PaperArtsy Printed tissue paper, glued down and then added Dragonfly, Fern and Shark (an entirely appropriate name ;-) Mattints !).

You can see the sentiment & bubbles from KC003 (which is where the whale/sharks are from) and how the tissue paper gives some fun depth to the piece. Keen eyes will also spot the mini KCM001 in the centre of the fish.

Red Rubber Stamps (A5 size)
Price: RRP €23.00 +VAT    
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Kate Crane Stamp Set 001 (KC001)


The rabbits in this set are wonderfully quirky. One of the images in the set could be a leafy plant but I saw 'wings'. I ended up using the other rabbit's ears as wings and stamped some of the other images onto them.

You can see the acetate wings and I've painted some of them on the reverse too. If you're a fan of other colouring mediums, you'll love these sets as Kate has a real eye for detail and so there's plenty to add colour to.

The sentiments are fab and you can chop them up to pepper around your projects.

Kate Crane Stamp Set 002 (KC002)


We all see images in different ways, and as I looked at the collars and headwear on the girls, I just saw fruit! The background used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics, the PS427 stencil that I put Grunge Paste through and stamped over using the KCM001 mini.

Isn't the sentiment just perfect! Less perfect is my addition of alcohol pen on the faces- I'm claiming the defence of - 'it was night time and I wasn't concentrating!'

Kate Crane Stamp Set 003 (KC003)

Yours is Mine

Kate's images are a lot of fun and this set is no exception. I began by adding Grunge Paste through the PS429 stencil. It reminded me of a glitter ball so I added glitter to the wet Grunge Paste. 

I stamped and coloured this fish, adding a heart from one of the other fish in the set. I used the thin curled cardstock trick again and called the card finished. You might have noticed that some of the colouring looks almost like watercolours- that's the beauty of the Fresco Finish paints, they're so pigmented that even watered down, you still get wonderful colours.

Kate Crane Stamp Set 004 (KC004)

HeArt Art

When I bought the fish plaque, I also got this mini easel. The coated canvas made for better Mattints drippage and was just the right size for the KC004 image of a house on a hill. 

I coloured this with Prismacolor pencils and added the clever sentiment. A tiny project with a big impact.

Congratulations to Kate in joining the PaperArtsy 'family' and what a wonderful collection she's designed. Hope you manage to get your inky hands on some of her designs!

Keren x

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Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
Natalie May Scrapbooking, Dover Gardens, SA
Scrapbook Superstore & More, South Penrith, NSW
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea, NSW
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA 

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Créatelier Caracolle, Liège,

Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta
The Scrap Yard, Calgary, Alberta, 

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Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
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Instant Créatif, La Possession, La Réunion,
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Le Grenier des filles, Pierre Benite
Page de scrap, Saint Pavace,
Scrap Déco Home, Goutrens,
Toutencolle, Dun sur Auron

Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
Marte Savona, Savona,
Pezze E Colori, Lissone, 
Piccole Passioni, Siena,

La Wadao, Odawara, Kanagawa,
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Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

Cien por Cien Manualidades, Barcelona,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Forget me not Kraft KabinRochford, Essex,

Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Joggles, Coventry, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Qingquing's Stamp Shop, Portland, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
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Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina

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Miriam Grazier said...

Love the projects Keren. I adore this release from Kate

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh well i absolutely love everything! A very different take ... the bubble balloons! Fabulous. And your colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for bringing these to life, love it all :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous projects… amazing inspiration!

A Pink said...

Fabulous collection of samples, Keren .
Love your creativity throughout. You've definitely given us lots of inspiration showcasing Kates new stamps and stencils so fabulously .
Thanks for sharing

Stampers Grove said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations Keren. 👏

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely presentation Keren. Lots of ideas there. Xx