If you want to update your bullet journal for spring, look no further than Coralie Bickford-Smith’s Stamp Garden.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m not gifted artistically – I’m all about the words. But I like things to look nice, so when Abrams + Chronicle offered me the chance to review Coralie Bickford-Smith’s Stamp Garden, I jumped at it. It looked like a great way to be more creative but without the skills, which I’m somewhat lacking.
I’m a big fan of Coralie’s work. She’s a designer, illustrator and author – you might have spotted some of her gorgeous Penguin Clothbound Classics on my blog. She’s also responsible for the stunning F. Scott Fitzgerald editions which keep appearing on my wish lists but never in my TBR piles (one day!), and she also recently published her own novels, The Fox and the Star and The Worm and the Bird, which I really must read.
Stamp Garden certainly doesn’t disappoint. It comes with 25 stamps and two ink pads, allowing you to come up with dozens of combinations of your own creation. Whether you want leaves, petals, stems or a cute little bumble bee, the set contains everything you need to create your own beautiful garden.
I put it to the test in my bullet journal and had fun playing with the different combinations.
It took a bit of practice to line everything up correctly – it’s been a while since I last stamped!
I always feel better after taking the time to be creative. It doesn’t happen nearly enough and I was grateful for the opportunity. I’ve got another crafty project coming up for stationery week and I’ll be putting my stamps to use again then.
I was really impressed with the set and would certainly be interested in similar products. Her The Fox and the Star clothbound notebook is a stunner and we all know there’s no such thing as too much stationery!
I was sent Stamp Garden for review purposes and all thoughts are my own.
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