ink + wit

Since a pretty young age, I’ve been something of a stamp hoarder. When we moved at the beginning of the year, I decided to say goodbye to my secret stash and sell them off at our “yard” sale. It was pretty painful to see them go, but I was glad to have my closet back and not constantly spilling over with little rubber stamps that were too cute to actually get dirty with ink. I enjoyed a few stamp-free months before the need to collect crept back in, and now I’ve got a few containers full of them, theoretically waiting to be used for my own gift wrap. Until I get down to business and make that paper, I’m eyeing these stamps from Ink + Wit. They feel so perfectly wintery without being overly “holiday.” Combine them with kraft paper like Tara did above, and you’re set. Click here to check out the full collection and shop online. xo, grace

More images after the jump . . .

Images above: Birch wall art, $45 each

Images above: 2012 letterpress calendar, $47

Image above: Bear pencil holder, $55

  1. kyra says:

    i love ink and wit stamps! really beautiful. unfortunately the one i love she is out of.. “from the library of” do you have any other recommendations for stamp designers that might make something like that? I want to get them for my nephews. thanks!

  2. Canoe Design says:

    I love stamps – something beautiful about how the ink is never perfect.
    Great DIY ideas with the craft paper and I love the white ink!

  3. Lisa Inglis says:

    Oh, I love that owl! Beautiful

  4. For sure, my next project! Ink with stamps!

  5. Emily says:

    I can’t find the bear “from the library of” stamp on the ink + wit website and would like to get it for a friend. Has it been discontinued?

  6. I love the idea of handmade wrapping paper using stamps. This would be a great project for my kids. Pinned it:

  7. i love ink + wit. i used to have a huge stamp collection as well and now i’m kicking myself for getting rid of them!

  8. Ana says:

    I’ve always loved my stamps in a sweet, crafty way. These take them to another level of cool. It’s like the Alyson Fox of stamp designs. Love ’em.

  9. Oh….I’m in love. These are amazing!

  10. MuddHutt says:

    Loving the top images… I’m all for making your own wrap and gift tags… so much more personal – and fun too especially if you have kids to get involved.

    I think this year I’m gonna have a go at making the stamp as well out of lino… the designs may be ever so slightly less elegant than these – but it’s all good fun!

  11. Tara Hogan says:

    BOOKPLATE STAMPS UPDATE: (just ran out) I am trying to place a new order before holiday for the Elephant and Bears Books stamps. I will be in touch if I can have these in stock by then. Otherwise they will be back late Spring. Please email me through the INK+WIT website so I can take down your name/email and I will be in touch! Thank you and Happy Holidays.

  12. tams says:

    We love Ink & Wit! Tara is such a thoughtful and compassionate designer. We love what she does.

  13. danielle says:

    ahhh! this is all so fantastic, thank you for sharing! i think it’s necessary that i buy that owl stamp like.. right now!

  14. Jon King says:

    Simply wonderful… I love it.

  15. Eleni says:

    LOVE INK + WIT (and totally crazy about stamps lately..)

  16. completely agree with Canoe Design – that there is something so beautiful about how the ink is never ‘perfect’. Endless and subtle variations in repetition is what makes it sing

  17. INK+WIT says:

    You can place an order for The Bears Books and Elephants Texts through the shop. They will ship late December.

  18. KAMAL says:

    Very beautiful Tara! Will be ordering book plates soon…


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