Trendy Tuesday – Robots
by Katherine Elliot

 Easy to be inspired checking out all the very pretty Valentine cards that were featured on blogs and magazines this month.  Many were fancy & frilly with pink, red, and a variety of other colors and trends we”ve featured on Trendy Tuesday.  But some less frilly cards drew my attention this year, and I have to say, they were a fresh surprise.  Many of these cards featured robots.  A robot theme revives my inner geek, and just makes me smile.  I hope you”ll smile, too.

Sending Bots of Love card by Taylor Van Bruggen, image source Taylored Expressions

Robots are fun images for a boy or girl, and for any age.  Several companies are featuring some really cute robot theme sets, so here are some inspiring ones for you to browse.  The Taylored Expressions set, Far Out, features a variety of bots and sayings offering plenty of ways to use these cute stamps for different occasions.

Card by Jen Shults, image source Deconstructing Jen

Get Well Soon Robot card by Charmaine Ikach, image source Oodabug Alley

Far Out

Taylored Expressions stamp set, Far Out

My Minds Eye has a new set of papers, stickers, embellishments and stamps in their line, Boy Crazy.  The line includes a cute robot, of course, but also some other images and patterns that are great for your project featuring a casual, laid back style.

Boy Crazy stickers and stamps from My Minds Eye, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

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Scrapbook page featuring Boy Crazy images, image source from Jana Eubank

Pink Cat Studio is another brand of stamps that offers both rubber stamps, as well as a variety of digital stamps. Several of Pink Cat Studio digital robots have a unique style of their own.

Pink Cat Studio Robot stamp, image source Class Act Inc

 Card featuring Pink Cat Studios Robot  

Robot love card, image source Pink Cat Studio

 Tracy Stanisich has an “80s groove going on with her Domo Arigato card.  Too young to know what I mean?  Check out her post!

 Mr. Roboto card by Tracy Stanisich, image source Present Scraps

The digital world is a perfect place to find a robot.  Hero Arts is another company that offers both digital stamps and traditional wood mounted rubber stamps.  And, yes, more cute robots can be found in both types of creative tools.

 Hero Arts Digital stamps, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

Hero Arts Robot trio wood block stamps, image source Hero Arts

Lunchbox Cards featuring Hero Arts robot by Jennifer McQuire, image source Hero Arts

 

Card featuring Hero Arts robot by Lucy Abrams, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

 Peachy Keen Stamps also has a new robot stamp set release.  Jeanne Streiff”s card below shows off what looks like whimsical steampunk robots to me.

 Card featuring Peachy Keen stamps by Jeanne Streiff, image source Inky Paws

Great Vibes Robots from Peachy Keen Stamps

Back to the digital world for a moment, Birdie Brown also offers some really sweet digital stamp robot images.  The simple styles of the cards below showcase these images well.

BirdieBrown digital stamp robot card by Debby Hughes, image source lime doodle

Card featuring another BirdieBrown digital stamp, card and image source by Doni High at Lime Green Giggles

 I know by the time you read this post Valentines Day has come and gone, but the loved ones in your life will of course give you more occasions to share your love, so you never know when you”ll need a few more love theme cards around.  There She Goes Stamps also has some cute “bots in love theme images to share.

Bursting with Love card by Kim O”Connell featuring Love Bots stamp from There She Goes Clear Stamps

Some other robot theme papers out there may also come in handy, especially if you”re interested in creating some robot theme decorations.  Kaisercraft has both a line of papers and DIY robot theme decorations that could really spruce up a child”s room.

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Technologic scrapbook paper from Kaisercraft

Robot banner featuring Kaisercraft papers, image source papervinenz.blogspot.com

Robot photo card holder (undecorated) from Kaisercraft image source Scrapbook.com

Robot Photo Display

Completed robot photo display, image source Kaisercraft.com

 Propelling your paper crafting style into the future, you know you”ll find use for these fun images some day.  Now I”m ready to go rent the Hugh Jackman movie “Real Steel” again and play with my robot stamps.  Happy crafting, everyone!

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