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Sweetie Pies Photopolymer Stamp Set

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. ;-)

Happy Stamping!
Cindy Bowden



  • Judy Johnson

    Oct 09

    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.

  • Leana Khouang

    Oct 09

    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!


    Oct 09

    Please bring these many of us missed out on these!

  • QofJennica

    Oct 09

    Please have Stampin Up bring them back!!!!!

  • Ann

    Oct 09

    Can you pretty please bring this back. I missed it entirely!


    Oct 09

    How do I get the Sweetie Pie stamps???

  • Denise Bodle

    Oct 09

    They sold out so quickly ! Will they be producing more of them ? I'm desperate for a set. Thanks.

  • Jon Bowden

    Oct 09

    Totemo kawaii desu ne! Super cute, Mom! Nice work.

  • Kerry Hansing

    Oct 09

    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.

  • Brenda stallings

    Oct 09

    Sweetie pie is my term of endearment for all my grandchildren! These are great for so many card projects! Love this idea!

  • Lois Folla

    Oct 09

    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!

  • Rexene Lockyer

    Oct 09

    These are adorable!!!!! Congrats on creating something so wonderful!

  • Amy Swartz

    Oct 09

    Adorable Cindy!

  • Lindsay

    Oct 09

    I absolutely adore these sets. Can't wait to play with them!

  • Andi Potler

    Oct 09

    I can

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  • Cindy aka Scrapcollectr

    Oct 09

    These are truly kawaii (and I just learned that word.) I will be ordering them immediately. Kudos! 👏👏👏

  • Judith McCombs

    Oct 09

    Very cute set.