July 16, 2022


Being a lover of animals of any kind, when I spotted the Wild and Sweet set in the Annual Catalog (page 87), I was immediately smitten and couldn't wait to get my hands on these cute stamps.

As soon as it arrived on my doorstep, I brought it down to my Creation Station and went to work with all three of the images.

Do any of you have this set -- and, if you do, have you used it? What did you think of the stamped quality of the images? 

I was disappointed.

I stamped each of them with different black inks, but failed to get any satisfactory images. So I worked with what I had, using black pens and Stampin' Blends liberally to make them look a little better.

These images are actually stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could use my Stampin' Blends on them. The colors I used were Light Gray Granite, Dark Crumb Cake, Light Basic Black, Light Smoky Slate and Light Shaded Spruce.

To pick up on the Shaded Spruce for unity on all three, I added the black layer onto a Shaded Spruce card base.

The three characters were die cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies. I added a strip of burlap trim to each one so they looked like a set.

Comment on the set?



  1. I think the images came out great; they have a fuzzier quality than most of the other stamp sets but I kind of feel like that is the look SU was going for with these. That panda is adorable!

    1. Yeah, perhaps. I'm just not used to fuzzy indistinct images. Do you own this set?

  2. I have zero expertise in this area, but I think the images look just fine! In a way, the slightly fuzzy quality makes the animals appear soft and furry. I love the gentle expressions on the animals' faces. The jute string detailing on the black background is a nice touch.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 25.

    1. Aw, Carol, you always say the nicest things! Thank you so much!

  3. Funny I collected koalas growing up and I think that one was the best quality! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. What a fun thing to collect! Do you still collect them?