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KitschyDesignsbyKara

KitschyDesignsbyKara
Date Joined: March 22, 2021
Last Online: May 8, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hi everyone! I'm Kara from Kitschy Designs by Kara! I'm an artist based in Central PA and my focus is paper crafts, collage, mixed media, and jewelry with a funky vintage vibe! I love all things vintage and retro! Mid century modern, art deco, and 80s mall vaporwave pastels are all my type of aesthetic! When I'm not working full time or crafting, I'm either thrifting or rollerskating! Check out my Instagram: @kitschydesignsbykara I'm very active on there. I take swaps seriously and will go the extra mile! I usually send out swaps the same day partners are assigned, but no more than 2 or 3 days after getting assigned. Always WAY before the deadline! I love the thrill of getting happy mail in my PO Box, so I'm open to private swaps as well! The mail is still going out super slow, so if it has been two weeks from the deadline and you still have not received anything it is because it got lost in the mail. I NEVER flake so please let me know if you didn't receive anything by that two week mark and I'll re-send promptly!

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafts are analog collage, junk Journaling, artist trading cards, jewelry, gelli printing, and I'm learning how to create stained glass! The next art form I'd like to learn is fused glass.

Things I'd Like to Receive

While I never expect anything extra, here are some things I'd love to receive in happy mail: washi tape (any style), anything mushroom or botanical related, napkins for decoupage, gelli print papers, authentic vintage ephemera, authentic vintage handwritten letters/receipts

Themes

When swapping, I never want to limit a person's creativity and enjoy the surprise of sender's choice! I like to put a disclaimer: I am open to themes like feminism, swear words, and 420 related content! I however will not send out any of these themes unless whoever I'm paired with explicitly states like I do here that they are open to this as well. What I am not ok with: anything that glorifies and perpetuates violence, prejudice, or racism.

Favorites

Here are some of my favorite things: Crystals and gemstones, flowers, botanical themes, mushrooms, mid century modern themes, artist trading cards, altered rolodex cards, junk Journaling, paper crafts, collage, roller skating, Tim Holtz products, all kinds of tea, the colors orange and pink, Doctor Who (especially Tom Baker)

Jewelry

I love receiving all kinds of jewelry! I have pierced ears and love anything from small studs to long dangling earrings! I have a medium to large size wrist (I wear a small standard fit bit band). My ring size is a 9. Sometimes I'll size up to a 10 to wear on my middle finger.

Ratings

Barbara rated for Memory Dex Card - Floral Theme on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kara, this is a new fun craft for me too, It's a challenge to get lots of detail on a small area. Thank you for the cute stickers too!
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Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
Response: Absolutely! This was a fun swap!
Cindiva rated for Alphabet ATC - S on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the skiiing atc and the goodies
Response: This was a fun swap! Glad you like the ATC!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATCs! I especially love the “Snarky Subjects” one.
Response: I'm so happy you enjoy them!
LauraM540 rated for Vintage Ephemera ATC on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Cute ATC, thanks so much! Thanks for the extras as well, and I appreciate you hostessing this swap!
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC and enjoyed the swap!
ccmmsu rated for 🏰 History ATC #10: 1960s 🏰 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: OMG I love The Monkees TV show!! And I love your ATC, too. I am so excited to add this to my collection. Thank you!
Response: Awesome! I was hoping whoever got it would also be a Monkees Fan! So glad it's going in your collection!
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you liked it!
sharingpostcards rated for Purple for your partner on Apr 27, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love this!! I also think the envelope was super neat!
Response: I'm happy it finally made it to you! I was getting worried!
esalas73 rated for Butterfly Themed Swap on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful die cuts !. And your card with note is absolutely gorgeous.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! ❤
CMC1106 rated for Feminist Flatmail #2 on Apr 25, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love it all! Especially your ATC!
Response: This was a fun swap! Glad you like everything!
lrm1980 rated for Free Themed ATC Swap #2 - USA Only on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Oh Kara, I really love your work! Thank you for the ATCs and the great extras. I love how you intentionally mix the cut out vintage words with all the other media. So great!
Response: I'm glad you love it! ❤
arimails rated for Handmade with Love- Jewelry #1 on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful swap! The earrings and bracelets match perfectly :) I cant wait to wear them! <3 and the extra bookmark is lovely too P.S. I started following you on IG :)
Response: Hello! I'm so happy you like the jewelry! See you over on IG!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all! I love all you sent ❤️
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed it!
sjbult rated for Blue for your partner on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: The envelope arrived open but I think everything is still in here. Thank you so much for everything. Such cool stuff! I sent you Purple last week so I hope it gets to you soon! 💙💙💙
Response: I'm sorry to hear it arrived open. I'll send you a message to see if everything was inside. If anything is missing I'll re-send it to you!
Nicole72898 rated for Scrap Monsters on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE these adorable scrap monsters... You did a great job, and I added them to my journal:) I love the blue lace bow and the hat:) The heels are super cute too. Thank you so much! Happy swapping :) P.S. Thanks for the extra card too. I’m going to follow you on Instagram
Response: Yay! I'm happy they arrived safely and that you love them! See you over on Instagram!
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Comment: Hi Kara! Thank you so much for these beautiful ATC's that you sent me! I just ADORE them with my whole entire heart! I love making ATC's and I actually just started making them myself last year! I have been in love with them ever since! I also love the different techniques that I have discovered while creating them! Thank you so SO much again! I love them both so much! Sending hugs! Addie<3
Response: Hi Addie! I'm THRILLED that you love them! Anytime you want to swap ATCs let me know! Follow me on Instagram to stay in touch! And of course here on swapbot too!
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Comment: Beautiful job. I love all the little pockets and dangles. I am pretty new to this so now i have more ideas to try. Thank you. I will check out your instagram.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! This was a new type of challenge for me too! Have an awesome day!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 16 1 1
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Comments

MellowOda on May 8, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful vintage ephemera ATC! This fits so well with my existing collection. Thank you for hosting such a fun swap! (I'll PM you with more info)

sassafrass on Apr 26, 2021:

Feel free to message me any time to pick this old brain lol. If I can help, I will :)

sassafrass on Apr 26, 2021:

We enjoy a lot of the same crafts :) I did fused glass years ago and loved it. I was making mostly little bits for pendants and earrings. I'm sure when you get the chance to try it, you'll have fun with it!

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