Owl be in the Study

It’s Literary Owl who’s in our study today. He’s one of our any occasion stamps that would work great for those projects that instill the reader in you or those that have inspired you through the love of learning. There’s just so many directions you can take with this stamp that we’ll just have to show you a few samples to spark the inspiration bug.

There is a whole bunch of goodness going on with the torn paper, coffee stain map and Fran•táge style bling on this card created by Jennifer Dove.

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Literary Owl Map Card by Jennifer Dove

Wendy made a golden card with a colorful stack of books for his perch. You can recreate this card from the project page on our website.

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Literary Owl Card by Wendy Price

Here’s one more Literary Owl on a beautiful bookmark. This one was created by design team alumni Suzanne Czosek. Look how she’s created the precariously stacked set of books.

 

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Literary Owl Bookmark by Suzanne Czosek

We love this stamp and the projects that were inspired by it. We’ll be back tomorrow with some delightful inspiration from the design team .

 

It’s not Owl-about Halloween

Oh we have owls for Halloween, but it’s not always Halloween so we have owls for other times of the year, too. Take our Santa Hat Owl stamp who’s pretty cute and festive if we do say so ourselves. He sure would look good on a Christmas gift tag.

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We found out that a parliament of this owl recently flew in to the blog of colorist and class instructor Jennie Black after one of her local classes. We love to see our products being used and enjoyed in the local stores. You can see how they turned out at Jennie’s blog here.

Look whooo’s returned today? It’s PenPattern Owl back all painted and framed in a project by Debbie Cole. The wood frame is from Viking Woodcrafts online store that carries a wide variety of wood products and instruction booklets.

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PenPattern Owl Frame by Debbie Cole

 

We just love how this bird can be colored in so many wonderful ways. How many more of our PenPattern Owl can there be this week? Here’s a chance to find out with more projects from some of our Design Team members. If you missed our MONDAY post you can see some more projects by our designers.

Janelle Stollfus

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Time is ticking away for our October Halloween Haunt Monthly Challenge. We wouldn’t want you to miss the opportunity to share your projects and win! Check out the rules and deadlines to submit your project, and then link up through our badge in the sidebar of our blog. If you would rather get inspired with some of your Stampendous Halloween stamps go browse our Halloween Inspiration Board on Pinterest. Enjoy!

 

Owls Alight for Halloween

If there was a stamp to make everything right for your Halloween decor  Tombstone Owl would be at the top of the list. Isn’t that a sight for Halloween! It would be a great tag for trick or treat bags. Tombstone Owl comes in both Wood Mounted and Cling Mount Stamp options.

 

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Wood Mounted Tombstone Owl

 

 

 

 

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Cling Mount Tombstone Owl

 

 

 

 

Here’s some awesome projects using this stamp to keep your eye on Owl week.

 

Wendy Price created this fantastic Acrylic Trifold Tombstone decoration with Stampendous Halloween images including our spotlight stamp for today,  Tombstone Owl, on the last fold. You can find out more about it on her blog at Paper Ink and Smiles.

 

 

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Tombstone Owl Card by Jennifer Dove

Here’s a gorgeous colored Tombstone Owl card from color artist and Design Team alumni Jennifer Dove. You can recreate this project following Jennifer’s instructions on the Projects section of our website. We’ll be back tomorrow with a designer blog links to share.

Whooooo’s Ready for Halloween?

We are! This week it’s OWL about the owls! We have a study of owls to whoot about this week. Today we have our eye on PenPattern Owl who is designed for coloring in delightful patterns or even create more mesmerizing detail with doodling in pen. You’ll be seeing him popping in here on our blog and on the designers blog all this week and it starts here with this stunning Fran•táge wreath by Fran Seiford!

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The owl has been detailed with more pen patterns and framed in a leafy wreath. You are going to love the detail in this wreath (just click the photo to enlarge the view). You should also take a look at this Project Page too, for instructions on how to create one of our own.  It shares some handmade papers created for the die-cut leaves and a list of Essentials that make this wreath glimmer and glisten.

There are two available stamps options for our patterned owl that is available in a local store near you or online store.

 

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Cling Rubber PenPattern Owl

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Wood Mounted PenPattern Owl

Now it’s time to see whoooo has used PenPattern Owl for their project post today. Click through our list and find out.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

 

Don’t forget our October Halloween Haunt Challenge. Show us your spookiest, craziest, funniest or sweetest projects for Halloween!

Link your projects to our linky tool below before the witching hour on Thursday, October 30th to be entered in our contest! Remember, winners must haunt the U.S. or Canada, but we’d love to see projects from everyone!  [NOTE: if we can't tell by visiting your project where you live, we'll draw another name!]



Click the image above to attach your link!

Stampendous and HHH Jewelry

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Our design team has taken a liking to HHH Enterprises products and wow, they have created some  great projects! We want to thank HHH Enterprises for their generosity in providing our team with a variety of wonderful products to use.

Today’s designer shares have stepped up their creativity for some exciting jewelry inspiration and you are going to love it.

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Leadonna Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Tangled Pumpkin Parade

Today is our wrap-up to the pumpkin parade theme on our blog, but we’d love to see you continue the parade by joining in on our Monthly Blog Challenge. You can always go up to our menu at the top of our blog to access the challenge information.

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The intricate design in the Tangled Border stamp weaves Jack o’ Lanterns with thorny vines together and is a perfect complement to our other Halloween images. Kristine Reynolds’ festive treat box showcases the  pairing of Witchy Dance with Tangled Border.Q203_Y029_KR_800

Wendy created a beautiful background with Tangled Border on her Lady and Jack card that we shared on Witchy Wonders week. Here’s a close up of her background that really shows how spectacular the stamp is in design.

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This wraps up our week of pumpkins and now there are a few more samples to see from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus (Previous Post)

Jennifer Dove (Previous Post)

 

Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

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Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag -

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We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

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Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.

 

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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.

 

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