posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on April 25th 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


yozocraft

If you fancy doing some sewing, Yozo Craft have new Japanese fabric in stock in loads of adorable designs.

happykawaiisupplies

As well as all the cute craft supplies you might ever need, Happy Kawaii Supplies also sell finished pieces like these fun squishy donut mirror compacts. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

kawaii depot

Kawaii Depot have so many kawaii Sanrio and San-X memo pads and letter sets in stock including one of my favourite characters, Pom Pom Purin. There’s still 10% off orders of $15+ with the code KDSS-10 + shipping offers for US buyers too.

kelsea echo

Kelsea Echo just launched a new jewellery collection called Metallic Midnight which is perfect for fans of the darker side of kawaii. Those who prefer the more colourful side will love these limited edition rainbow candy bow bracelets. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code SCK15.

askingfortrouble

I’ve got a special discount in my Asking For Trouble Etsy shop this weekend as I’ve had the flu and haven’t made anything new since these cute Mt Fuji and Sunflower cards – use the code GETWELLSOON for 15% off all orders, plus a free badge set when you spend £5 or more.

modes4u giveaway

Don’t forget to enter our Hello Kitty fabric giveaway with Modes4u, plus look out for a cute stationery giveaway on Wednesday.

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!


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posted by Marceline

Hummingmint

Posted on April 24th 2015 by in Cute Characters


hummingmint

Have you seen Sanrio’s newest character? It’s a cute deer called Hummingmint! She’s been available in Japan for a few months now, but it’s taking a while for products to show up on this side of the world. Luckily, eBay sellers are filling the gap if you can’t wait any longer for one of those adorable plushies. There’s also bags and bento sets and hopefully much more to come soon. Check out the cute little web game while you wait (it’s in Japanese, but super simple)

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hummingmint


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posted by Marceline

Kawaii Baking Supplies

Posted on April 23rd 2015 by in Home Cute Home, Things To Eat


I got some cute bunny cookie cutters for my birthday and thought I’d have a look to see what other cute baking supplies I could find.

JList

JList have some adorable cookie cutters including this set that you use to make layered panda cookies – so cute!

rilakkuma

We all love Rilakkuma and this set from Bubu Craftie on Etsy can be used to cut cookies and sandwiches, as well as moulds for rice and puddings.

copain

It’s hard to see from the picture, but this set has cookie cutters plus stamps to add happy faces and messages too. It’s available from Copain, who have so many cute baking supplies.

valek rolling pins

Have you seen all the amazing embossed rolling pins that you just roll over your dough for patterned cookies? Valek Rolling Pins has loads of fun designs including cats, elephants and robots.

from japan with love

And finally, make your own kawaii roll cake slice that looks like a bear or bunny! From Japan With Love has the bear on sale just now and here’s a super cute video to show you how it works.


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posted by Marceline

Modes4u Hello Kitty Fabric Giveaway

Posted on April 22nd 2015 by in Giveaways


Time for a new giveaway, this time with Modes4u.

modes4u giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a Hello Kitty fabric bundle. You get 5 fat quarters each featuring Hello Kitty in the kawaii designs shown above – great for crafty projects or just for decorating your room.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 5th May and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Please Note:
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
Follow the rules and answer the giveaway question or we’ll disqualify all your entries – we do check!
This giveaway is open worldwide.


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posted by Natasja

Fuzziggles Plush Pets

Posted on April 21st 2015 by in Cute Shop Alert!


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The plush animals from Fuzziggles are so sweet. I’ve had the rainbow bunny on my wish-list for quite some time. Just look into the beady eyes of these fluffy creatures, how can you resist?

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Their current offerings include Bunnies, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs and more. You can also find special colored Fuzziggles during occasions such as Valentine’s Day and Easter.

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Each Fuzziggle is handmade with care in a small studio in the USA. Hop over to their Etsy shop if you’d like to adopt one.


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posted by Marceline

Most Wanted – Animal Vitamin Pens

Posted on April 20th 2015 by in Most Wanted!


tofu cute

I thought the normal vitamin pens were adorable but look at these animal vitamin pens! They come in all different colours and animals including cats, frogs, hamsters and bears, all with the cutest faces. They’re a bargain too, with 3 pens in a pack for £3.50. Pick them up at Tofu Cute.

tofu cute


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posted by Marceline

Funko Pops Go Kawaii

Posted on April 17th 2015 by in Cute Characters


funko pop

I’ve always connected Funko Pop vinyl toys with sci-fi and fantasy shows, but there are some super cute ones available now too featuring characters from Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty and more. You can pick these up in person at stores like Forbidden Planet or shop online at Amazon.

funko pop


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posted by MissMuffcake

Kawaii Button Badges at Hot Topic

Posted on April 16th 2015 by in Look What I've Got!


hot topic

If you have been to a Hot Topic recently you might have noticed the big bin of buttons kept by the register. Filled with quirky, pop culture and music buttons, the rotating selection always has a few hidden gems if you feel like digging. I came across two super kawaii ones this weekend – llama love and my favorite character from My Neighbor Totoro. At $1.99 each – they are the perfect little pick me up when you need some cheap cheer! Get them online too.

hot topic badges


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posted by Marceline

Cute and Crafty Book Round Up

Posted on April 15th 2015 by in Books, Zines & Comics


It’s been a while since we checked out the cute new books cropping on Amazon. Here’s a few I’d be happy to add to my bookshelves.

hello kitty nail art

Hello Kitty has been the star of quite a few craft books lately, including amigurumi, baking and now Hello Kitty Nail Art. It’s full of detailed photo tutorials on how to create some super cute designs, plus you get over 100 nail decals.

mini pom-pom pets

I’ve been getting into making pom poms so I might be adding Mini Pom-Pom Pets to my wishlist. Look how cute everything is. It also comes with everything you need included – you just need a fork!

Amigurumi at Home

Ana Paula Rimoli designs some of the most kawaii amigurumi ever and has a bunch of books out. Her latest is Amigurumi at Home and features patterns for cushions, baskets, rugs, foot warmers, and more.

sew cute to cuddle

I’ve been a fan of Mariska at Fluffels’ plush toys for a few years and now you can make some of her cute designs with Sew Cute to Cuddle.

Deco Cakes!

And finally, some kawaii baking. Deco Cakes! is a translated edition of a popular Japanese book that will show you how to make swiss rolls with patterns of strawberries, bunnies and more baked into the cake. They’re almost too cute to eat!

If you’re looking for more cute reads, check out the SCK Amazon store for more ideas.


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posted by Marceline

Artbox Rilakkuma Plushies Giveaway Winner

Posted on April 15th 2015 by in Giveaways


Time to find out who won a set of Rilakkuma plushies in our latest giveaway with Artbox. The winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Lynn Clayton!

Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us at giveaways@supercutekawaii.com.

Looking at your comments, I think Rilakkuma was the most popular choice but there were quite a lot of votes for other San-X characters too. If anyone wants to tally up the votes I’d be interested to know!

If you didn’t win this time, you can pick up your own San-X plushies from Artbox starting at £5.49. Check back later today for a new post, plus there will be another Artbox giveaway next month.


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posted by Natasja

Kawaii DIY Planters

Posted on April 14th 2015 by in Home Cute Home, Things To Make


Cacti and succulents are your friends if you haven’t got a green thumb. Despite the fact that I even manage to kill succulents, I still enjoy having small plants around the house. And they look even cuter in the following easy to make planters:

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A large plastic bottle with ‘legs’, white spray paint and waterproof markers are all you need to make this incredibly cute cat planter. And if you punch some holes in the side, you can even use it as a hanging planter!

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These kawaii animal planters are made out of an old milk carton. The instructions are in Swedish, but if you use acrylic paint and look carefully at the pictures it should work out fine.

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Did you know that you can use wet cotton pads to grow cress? Wilma shows you how to make tiny face cups with cress, which is great to spice up your salad or sandwich.

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A colorful DIY plant pot project, made by yours truly (^_−)☆

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These pastel coloured planters from Jenn Smith don’t come with a tutorial, but if you’ve got some terracotta pots and paint you should be able to make them.


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posted by Marceline

Most Wanted: Noodoll Fruit & Veg

Posted on April 13th 2015 by in Most Wanted!


Noodoll

I think everyone who follows Noodoll has been slowly going mad over the amazing cuteness of their new fruit and veg characters. It seems like they’ve been teasing us with sneak peeks for months, but now finally they’re all available to buy. I definitely need the radish plush, and also the pineapple and the fig, and all the stationery. And the washi tape… and just send it ALL! Which is your favourite?

Noodoll

Noodoll


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posted by Marceline

Super Cute Sponsor News

Posted on April 11th 2015 by in Super Cute Sponsors


happykawaiisupplies

Happy Kawaii Supplies have have lots of cute new things in store for crafting, including these colourful macaron storage boxes that you could decorate. SCK readers get 15% off all orders with the code CUTIE.

yozocraft

Yozo Craft have added tons of new letter sets to their stock with kawaii animals, food and more.

kawaii depot

Kawaii Depot have new Sanrio and San-X stationery in stock featuring Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, Pom Pom Purin and even Kirimi-chan on this cute memo pad! There’s still 10% off orders of 15+ with the code KDSS-10 + shipping offers for US buyers too.

cel's deconails

Cel’s Deconails have lots of cute and sparkly decoden cases for all smartphones.

the cute quipster

Our newest sponsor, The Cute Quipster, makes fun plush, mobiles and badges including these donut pillows.

paperchase

There’s up to 50% off in the Paperchase sale with loads of cute stationery and fun accessories like this elephant carry case.

asking for trouble

There’s free shipping worldwide in my Society6 shop all weekend if you fancy some Bunny and Panda goods, or my newest Bread Slice design.

artbox

Don’t forget to enter our latest Artbox giveaway for a chance to win those Rilakkuma plushies. Ends on Tuesday!

Want your shop featured like this? Super Cute Kawaii ads start at just $10!


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posted by Marceline

Oboro Charms

Posted on April 10th 2015 by in Kawaii Artists


oborochann

Long time readers will remember the adorable handmade charms of Oboro Charms, who we featured pretty regularly. Kim closed her shop a few years ago so I was really delighted to see her pop up on Instagram and Tumblr recently making new charms.  My feed is that bit cuter every day with everything from cute food and animals to your favourite kawaii and anime characters.

oborochann

The good news is that Kim is planning to make some charms available for sale at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland so give them both a follow to find out how and when. And if you’d like to try it yourself, there’s a new Oboro Charms YouTube channel with some super cute tutorials.


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posted by Frainy

Take and Make Polymer Charms Kit Review

Posted on April 9th 2015 by in Kawaii Reviews


Take and Make Kit Review

Hi everyone, Frainy here with a crafty review of a Take and Make Box. Take and Make put together DIY boxes for a variety of different crafts, which is perfect for beginners who are unsure of the supplies they need to try out a fun new hobby! There are instructional videos for the kits on the website, so even novice crafters can follow along and create something awesome.

Take and Make Kit

The kit I’m going to be showing you today is the DIY Kawaii Penguin Charms kit by Elin Palmborg, known as aCupofCakeTV on Youtube. This kit is $19.99 and makes 5 penguin charms.

Take and Make Kit

So, what’s in the box?

Take and Make Kit

Inside the box there is everything you need to start making polymer clay charms, there’s even a little pot of glaze so you can give your charms a shiny finish!

Take and Make Kit

The video tutorial for these charms is quick and easy to follow, though you may find yourself pausing and rewinding a few times to make sure you’re doing everything right.

Take and Make Kit

The only supply you don’t receive in the box is a pair or wire cutters to trim the eyepins down. I had a pair of pliers which did the job just fine, although you can also use a pair of strong scissors too.

Take and Make Kit

And here are my finished penguins! Aren’t they cute? The video showed how to paint a little heart on their stomachs, but I only painted this on one of my charms. I also painted two layers of glaze which makes them very shiny and seals in the paint nicely. I didn’t make all five penguin charms, however judging by the amount of clay I used for these two I expect there to be lots left over afterwards for other clay projects.

Take and Make Kit

Once you get used to making these little charms you can even try other animals, like this panda! Of course the colour choices of clay are limited, but if you have other paints you can paint your charms any colour you like!

Extra tips!

  • The glue in this kit is very strong! Be careful not to get any on your skin because I nearly glued my fingers together!
  • If you find your white clay gets dirty and dust covered then you can clean it with a cotton bud and some nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol. You can clean it before or after baking the clay.
  • If you still find the white clay is dirty, you can simply paint over it with the white paint included in the kit

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If you fancy trying it yourself, the DIY Kawaii Penguin Charms kit is available online, though currently only shipping within the US. You can also follow Take and Make on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

UPDATE: international buyers can also order the kits. Just email hi@takeandmake.co to arrange.


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