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She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore

The Ink Pad has not moved nearly as far as the seashore, in fact it's not moved far at all, merely 6 or so blocks uptown to the new digs at 233 West 19th Street; between 7th and 8th Avenues. Technically we don't sell sea shells, either, but we do have many gorgeous Pepin Sticker Books, some of which have beautiful shells, like these... so that sort of counts, right?
If you want to make a SUPER-fast card that looks pretty awesome, you cannot (in my opinion) beat stickers, and Pepin have some of the most lovely. I matted these --from the Marine Label and Sticker Book-- not-quite-two-inch seals on kraft diecuts just a smidge larger, and added one of the tape strips on top of a couple of layers of torn vintage paper. Of course, you could use patterned paper or gel prints, or vellum, or even three layers of kraft paper! I applied gluestick (Coccoina is awesome... just sayin'...) everywhere but the edges of the torn layers, so they'd curl up slightly, and at the end, added just a tiny bit of Stickles to emphasize the curls, so they looked a bit like the lines on the beach where the tide has been. 
The Ink Pad is gearing up to re-open in the fabulous new Chelsea location on 19th Street this Saturday, February 29th. We hope to see you there!
Lauren Bergold
loves the beach
and also 19th Street!

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