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« on: September 17, 2007 11:11:38 PM »

I must admit, I was completely inspired by WitchCatXeen - and I know now what Letterboxing is - and I *cant wait* to do it! Infact, living in the middle of nowhere NJ, I didnt think I would be able to find anything. Much to my surprise - thanks to letterboxing.org - there are at least 15 boxes that are within a half an hour from my house! And almost 5 that are no more than 15! Im very very excited, infact - Im waking up early tomorrow to go get a notebook, an inkpad, and go find one or two before my classes!

So without further delay, my first carved stamp. Carved from a Papermate brand "Pink Pearl" eraser. It is a turtle with a heart in the middle of its shell. I own a turtle (I had two, bless my other baby in heaven), and I absolutely love them. I wanted my stamp to represent me and what I like and love. So I combined my love for turtles, with my love for cute things, and made this. Just done with a plain old razor blade! Cheesy

Oh and the scratches within the image are from where I "sketched" with a needle first. I didnt think they would show up when stamped, but with my "sharpie ink" test (I dont have an ink pad!) they did, so I just added more so it would look like a design on a turtles shell!

Please tell me what you think!

Also, anyone have any suggestions for a stamp book of my own? I kind of want to make one so it will look really pretty (at least prettier than a sketch book!). Ive never done any work with paper or book making!

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I cant wait to tell two of my friends tomorrow! Theyre really crafty people but most of all they LOVE nature and nature like things - and searching for letterboxes using poems and riddles for clues, going off on trails to find them, and crafts? Right up their alley!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 11:32:10 PM »

oh wow, I forgot all about letterboxing.

I think it would be really fun, but I'm in D.C. and I have a feeling homeland security isn't so into this sort of thing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 12:12:35 AM »

oh wow, I forgot all about letterboxing.

I think it would be really fun, but I'm in D.C. and I have a feeling homeland security isn't so into this sort of thing.

Hahah! I would imagine that having someone there find one without knowing what it was, could be EPIC. I can just imagine the bomb squad all sneaking up around a tupperware, everybody scared shitless... then finally popping it open and jumping back... to find a notebook and stamp.

EPIC I TELL YOU.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007 12:55:11 AM »

ROFLMAO

"A Craftster Tale of Epic Proportions", or "How I Discovered How Cranky Bomb Squad Guys Can Be"

Think of it as providing a valuable homeland security readiness exercise... Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007 01:05:58 AM »

Bweeee Im so excited. Hahaha Imma nerd. I had this pink hardcover spiral 8.5"x11" notebook (very lightly lined) that I just HAD to buy on clearance from Borders ($3!). So I had this... and I had no idea what to do with it. I just decorated it with my Japanese deco tape, some Japanese flake stickers, and then... haha I dug out my jewelry making supplies (kinda ironic cause I have NO idea how to make jewelry) and I found these turtle keychain charms I had, some findings, a keychain ring/chain/clip. And I made a turtle keychain to attach to one of the spirals! Then - I had this little gift box. Holographic silver. I put two holes in the top, put an O ring through it, then used the clip on the keychain to clip the box to it. The box holds my stamp, and the box is held shut by a ribbon tied around it! Its SO cute. Haha. And Im going to take pictures when I find the boxes, since my book is so big I can print up a picture to put in there, and write a little description of what happened! Im happy. n.n
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 12:46:18 AM »

Yay! more letterboxers, I'm a huge letterboxing addict.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009 12:47:37 AM »

I'm so glad you found that site! I started doing it after I left DC. Too bad...I think it would be cool to meet a bomb squad.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013 11:56:58 PM »

oh wow, I forgot all about letterboxing.

I think it would be really fun, but I'm in D.C. and I have a feeling homeland security isn't so into this sort of thing.

Okay, I know 2007 was years ago, but DC is a really fun place for letterboxing because everything is already a monument with a brass plaque and a docent, a lore. I especially recommend the one at the Botanic Garden.
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