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KitschyDesignsbyKara

KitschyDesignsbyKara
Date Joined: March 22, 2021
Last Online: September 24, 2021

Country: United States
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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 like to send swaps out way before the deadline! The day I mark a swap "sent" is the day I put it in the outgoing mail... it may get postmarked later when it is processed by my small town's post office. 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

analog collage, junk Journaling, artist trading cards, jewelry, gelli printing, stained glass, Pottery

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

Stickers (no kiddie or reward ones)

Rub-on transfers

gelli print papers

authentic vintage ephemera

authentic vintage handwritten letters/receipts

Little trinkets/baubles I can use for mixed media collage

View Master reels

Sealed tea bags

International stamps

Fantastic Swappers

Here is a list of some of my past swap partners that have been awesome to be paired with! They've gone the extra mile and always send amazing things! I'd you get paired with them, rest assured that you'll be happy!

Trevismom

BeeCreative

lrm1980

addiexmarie

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)

Vintage and antique photographs

Gelli printed papers

Dogs

Glitter and confetti (if sending me this please make sure it's well contained and not just floating loose in the envelope! I love glitter but my husband does not!)

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.

Favorite Music

The Monkees

Maneskin

Lana Del Rey

Billie Eilish

Jefferson Airplane

Audrey Nuna

Benee

Christine and the Queens

Chairlift

Crumb

Anything 60s psychedelia

Ratings

raviolicreations rated for ATC Master Class #2 USA on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Hi! Travel is indeed my jam--nice work with the ATC--love the vintage feel. The card you sent is gorgeous as well--you hit it on the nose! Take care, k
myancey rated for Moms Postcard Swap on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for hosting!!!! You’ll be a great mom!!!!! No sweat. Being a mom takes no training and well you learn as you go. Children are the bestest thing!!!! God bless you and your pregnancy
Response: Thank you! ❀
BellaRose rated for Nice to Newbies: Send 4 - US Only on Sep 22, 2021
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Comment: Hello Kara, thank you for the vintage goodies, especially the homemade card. I love it and will be adding it to my memory box, it's just too pretty :) thank you!
Response: ❀
themidnightone rated for Quick Handmade PC! #11 on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the design.
Response: ❀
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATCs. What fun. Aloha
Response: ❀
YooperHill rated for Surreal Art on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: ❀️
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KathleenHope rated for Stars Dottee on Sep 8, 2021
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Comment: Kara, I think for your first attempt, you did OK. But she is kind of scary-looking. Felt is also not a great fabric for the body or face. Love the pearl beadwork headpiece and tail and the star embellishments are cute.
Response: Thanks for the feedback. I put a lot of effort into her and thought she was adorable, so I'm glad it's just a matter of personal preference and that requirements were met.
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Comment: Yay... It has arrived! Can't wait to open these up as a pick-me-up on down days! You take care there and stay safe ok? (:
Response: ❀
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Comment: I so enjoyed reading about your town! And I had to look up that court case: it was quite the drama! Our towns are similar in that when the steel mills shut down, the communities suffered.
Response: <3
sleepingrover2010 rated for Mixed Media ATC No.6: Lace on Aug 24, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kara, I want to extend my appreciate for sending me a WONDERFUL Swap-bot piece of art or collection. I am able to tell you took your time in completing the swap item(s) or a collection. I know I will be able to use the items you sent or adding your piece of Art into a collection that grows because of the Art piece(s) you created for me. I know that I'm behind on getting your rating done for this swap. However, I want you to know that getting your rating (s) done is important. I do want you to know I will do your rating(s) , but doing the ratings will take more time. Thank You for your Patience and Under standing through this very difficult time. I'm hoping things will get better, but I've had this happen before and the outcome has been different each time. I'm very happy to have received your swap and I have been enriched because of my Swap Experience with you. I hope we meet again in future swaps. Until the next swapping experience, Happy Swapping ! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: ❀
Bramble rated for Mixed Media ATC: Used Postage Stamp on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the postage stamp ATC - love it.
Response: ❀
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Comment: Just love the glitter paper. Thanks
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luv2kraft rated for Just Bee ATC on Aug 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: Love the ATC!! I’ve pasted a pocket into my journal so I can store it in there. Great work thank you for sharing :)
Response: ❀
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Comment: Thanks for the words of encouragement ! I love how you backed them with gold glitter paper !
Response: ❀
LeaTheShark rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the metallic copper details!
Response: ❀
Honeyloveart rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck 2.0 on Aug 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Very cool method on this ATC! Thanks so much!!!
Response: ❀
sleepingrover2010 rated for Sending stuff in twos #22 on Aug 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Kara, I am sorry to be so late in rating your swap. I'm not being lazy, but have been really sick for the last month. This long illness ended with me in the ER twice and 1 Urgent Care in 5 days. My visit to Urgent Care got me in an ambulance and in the hospital after more evaluation in the ER. They are still unclear about what caused my whole body to tailspin and I could have had seizures or even passed away. This has been scary! So, I want to say Thank You for your generosity and kindness over this last month. Thank You for your caring swap and for a GREAT swap. Happy Swapping until we meet again. Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: Take care of yourself and be well! ❀

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jul 26, 2021:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2021:

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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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