I have been working at Stampin’ Up! for over five years and am currently a writer and editor for the corporate communications department. The thought of designing a stamp set never entered my mind; in fact, I gave up on drawing decades ago. Then came a company-wide communication inviting employees to submit designs for photopolymer stamp sets. Since I have been challenging myself to try new things, I thought: “Here’s your chance. Do something crazy for once.” So I began drawing little faces with pencil and markers.
Eventually I had enough designs to schedule a meeting with the head of the photopolymer team. (I’m pretty shy, so I was shaking in my boots.) I truly expected a “Sorry . . . no,” but sometimes life sends us happy, happy surprises. And this has certainly been one for me. I admire the look of Japanese anime (especially Hayao Miyazaki’s work). Perhaps that love of cuteness (Asian-style) shows. In Japan they call it “kawaii.”
Kawaii (かわいい [kaw͍aiꜜi], "lovable", "cute", or "adorable") is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture. (Wikipedia)
I hope you love working with the Sweetie Pies Photopolymer Stamp Set. Have fun coloring the stamped images with Stampin’ Write Markers. Mix and match the images and sentiments. If you’re like me, you’ll especially love playing with the frames! And remember: Classic Stampin’ Pads work best with photopolymer. ;-)
Ordered the Sweetie Pie Set - no girl hair/ faces included. How do I get the faces? Not showing an item number to order but info says they are included.
Cindy, I am not sure if you know it, but do you know if the stamp set will be available to purchase again? I went to buy it and it was sold out. I was so sad! I absolutely love it! You are so talented!
Please bring these back.....so many of us missed out on these!
Please have Stampin Up bring them back!!!!!
How do I get the Sweetie Pie stamps???
Can you pretty please bring this back. I missed it entirely!
They sold out so quickly ! Will they be producing more of them ? I'm desperate for a set. Thanks.
I wanted Stampin' Up! to make some faces for people stamps and the second I saw your design. I ordered the Sweetie Pie set. I love that they are able to be blond, Asian, straight brown hair (like mine) and any ethnicity you want to make them. Thank you thank you.
Totemo kawaii desu ne! Super cute, Mom! Nice work.
Congratulations, I know your stamp set will be a hit, my customers and I love it and WILL be purchasing it!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Sweetie pie is my term of endearment for all my grandchildren! These are great for so many card projects! Love this idea!
These are adorable!!!!! Congrats on creating something so wonderful!
Very cute set.
I absolutely adore these sets. Can't wait to play with them!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
These are truly kawaii (and I just learned that word.) I will be ordering them immediately. Kudos! 👏👏👏