Vintage Yule in the Spotlight

The spotlight this week of our vintage Christmas images look fabulous on their own, but when our Essentials are added they have a magical factor.  If you want to see the magic up close on any of our Essentials, you can check them out on our website, or look at the January Catalog (pages 78-91) to zoom in on swatches of all our current product list.

Tobi Crawford added a halo of Spoonful of Snow around Ribbon Bird and it makes a shiny texture to the once smooth white cardstock. Love that look!

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford

Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford

Sparkling and shimmery is newly fallen snow, so why not add some on your snowy card? Debi Hammons added Micro Glitter to the snow of her Christmas Cottage card and boy does it shimmer and sparkle. Trust us.

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Christmas Cottage by Debi Hammons

 

Janelle’s Train Postcard card is stately sparkled with Micro Glitter on a few elements across the horizon and the oval frame. It’s just enough bling to add some interest to this vintage collage.

Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus

Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus

This Ribbon Bird card by Pam Hornschu is gorgeous with lots of Frantage embossing on the bird and Ornate Border. The extra sparkle from the Halo Glitter across the base completes this card nicely.

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu

Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu

Our vintage yule is fantastic no matter how you create with it and our designers are here to inspire you to try out our Essentials with Fran’s signature style. To see tutorials on any of those techniques you can check out the playlist on our Youtube Channel and subscribe so you won’t miss out on any of our upcoming videos!

So are you ready for some more inspiration? Take a hop over to today’s designer’s blog, I know you’ll find some there.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Dove

Lea Kimmel

 

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Small Business Sunday? Our Sale is still on!!

2014 Black Frday Sale

 

Our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber & Small Business Sunday and Cyber Monday Sale is still going strong!! We sure hope you have a chance to pick up these terrific images and our Stack Art Kraftboard and Stamp Sets at the amazing savings available through Monday, Dec 1 at 11:55pm! You’ll be so glad you did!

We’ve given you tons of inspiration this weekend for holiday cards, gifts, tags…and so much more! We didn’t want to leave out the terrific projects you can make with our Jumbo Cling Rubber Grapes! The Set includes a gorgeous, huge bunch of ripe grapes (color them any color!), a leaf cluster, and a nice vine/swirl for borders/backgrounds, etc! Plus a FREE Template, of course, for masking your grapes and leaves.

CRS5059 Jumbo Cling Rubber Grapes Stamp Set

CRS5059 Jumbo Cling Rubber Grapes Stamp Set

Fran used this magnificent set of luscious fruit in her Creative Palette Video for an easy, mixed media project that will knock the socks off of hostesses this season! If you missed the video this morning, you can see it HERE. They’d also make the perfect invitation to a wine-tasting party!

Jumbo Grapes by Fran Seiford

Jumbo Grapes by Fran Seiford

Once your invites are done, why not make some coasters for your party! Or make a set of these gorgeous coasters like Debbie Cole did for a special friend this Holiday Season. There’s a great tutorial HERE.

Jumbo Grape Coasters by Debbie Cole

Jumbo Grape Coasters by Debbie Cole

 

A nice set of cards would be terrific, as well. Super easy and simple like this one by Debi Hammons -

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Jumbo Grapes by Debi Hammons

Or add some Fran•táge Flair with our Purple Encrusted Jewel Technique Kit.

Encrusted Jewel Jumbo Grapes by Debi Hammons

Encrusted Jewel Jumbo Grapes by Debi Hammons

Jumbo Grapes by Terry Braddock

Jumbo Grapes by Terry Braddock

Jumbo Grape Tag by Kristine Reynolds

Jumbo Grape Tag by Kristine Reynolds

Kristine also made this darling box. It would look terrific with a baby grape vine in it… the perfect gift for the budding vintner in your life!

Jumbo Grape Box by Kristine Reynolds.

Jumbo Grape Box by Kristine Reynolds.

Another great project includes this wonderful plaque. A nice piece of small home decor you can make easily as a hostess gift or office gift.

Jumbo Grape Plaque by Kristine Reynolds.

Jumbo Grape Plaque by Kristine Reynolds.

We think you’re going to love these Jumbo Cling Rubber Grapes as much as we do!! But the quantities are limited! When they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t wait. Our sale ends tomorrow!

 

 

How about Cyber Sunday?

2014 Black Frday Sale

Our Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale continues today with just one day left! Don’t miss out on these great deals! Supplies of these images and our Stack Art Kits and Stamp Sets are limited!

We’ve shown you some great options for Holiday Cards this weekend! But what if you want to created some terrific gifts this year as well? Sets of cards and Home Decor pieces can be wonderful gifts, and we’ve got you covered! Two terrific Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp Sets on our SALE are just what you need!

Our Jumbo Cling Rubber Pears are a great set for cards and other projects! The set includes the inside and outside of the pear, a fun background/border image, separate leaves, plus two removable shading stamps that are great for so many things! Plus a FREE Template, of course, that lets you mask the pears, inside and out, and the leaves as well.

Cling Jumbo Pears

CRS5060 Cling Jumbo Pears

Decorative Painter Debbie Cole, CDA made a gorgeous project with these pears! There’s a terrific tutorial on her blog HERE.

Jumbo Pear Basket by Debbie Cole

Jumbo Pear Basket by Debbie Cole

Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole

Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole

And Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds made this terrific candle with our great pears as well!!

 

But, of course, this pair of Pears is great for cards, too. And maybe a simple, gorgeous card set is just what you need for a special friend?

Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy

Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy

Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons

Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons

Or perhaps your tastes run to Mixed Media? Our Jumbo Pears are absolutely dynamite with our Creative Palette! Here, Fran shows how to make super gorgeous File Card greetings with a free template you can download on our site!

 

 Jumbo Pear File Folder Cards

Jumbo Pear File Folder Cards by Fran Seiford

Stay tuned later today for more on our scrumptious Jumbo Grapes – also on sale through Monday, Dec 1!

Black Friday ON!!

2014 Black Frday Sale

Hopefully you’re back from shopping and ready to sit down with a warm cup of something sweet and contemplate your Holiday Card making! Our Black Friday Sale gives you terrific deals on the images you need for all your cards, plus our terrific Stack Art Kits for tags as well! (see earlier tag post here, if you missed it!)

We’re sharing ideas with you for the great Holiday Images we have on sale. You can find them on the Featured Items section of our website home page.

One of those great Stamp sets is our Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set. This set includes Santa checking his list, or maybe reading a child’s letter, plus a terrific background/border of “santa” type Christmas words. There’s also a FREE template included, of course, and this includes a mask for Santa plus a terrific candy cane stencil pattern.

Here are some great samples featuring Dear Santa! Read all the way down for a SECRET!

CRS5058 Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set

CRS5058 Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set

Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

Dear Santa Card by Kristine Reynolds

Dear Santa Card by Kristine Reynolds

Dear Santa Scrapbook Page by Lisa Hindsley

Dear Santa Scrapbook Page by Lisa Hindsley

Dear Santa Card by Debi Hammons

Dear Santa Card by Debi Hammons

Dear Santa Keepsake Box by Tammie Wilson

Dear Santa Keepsake Box by Tammie Wilson

You’re going to want some terrific glitter to make that fur on Santa’s suit sparkle! Check out our Multi Crystal Glitter Mix for a great, sparkly option. Or our Christmas Micro Glitter Kit might be just the trick!

PSSST… a little secret heads up for you… we’re doing a blog collaboration with Art Anthology Paints and Sprays on December 8-12. Dear Santa will be HEAVILY featured in this collaboration. You’re really going to wish you had him! And he won’t be on sale that week either!!

 

Join us as we partner with Spellbinders!

Spellbinders Holiday Hop

For years we’ve been huge fans of Spellbinders’ Nestabilities Dies. They let us make amazing cards and projects with loads of layers without loads of work! Now we’ve entered into a year-long collaboration with them, and you’ll be seeing lots of Stampendous on their design team blog, and our design team is having a blast playing with Spellbinders products!!

We’re kicking off the collaboration with a terrific Holiday Blog Hop! For the next three days – November 18, 19, and 20th – we’ll be showcasing some fantastic projects featuring Spellbinders dies and our great stamps! And there are PRIZES!

Each day you’ll want to start at the Spellbinders’ Blog. There you’ll find a list of the participating partner companies for that day.  You must visit ALL the partner blogs and those of their designers to win. So sharpen your commenting pencils!  Here’s who is playing -

Tues, 11/18

DCWV logo   want2scrap logo  may arts logo   Faber-Castell logo
Wed, 11/19

DecoArt logo    Clearsnap logo     Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thurs, 11/20

Stampendous logo    Avery Elle logo  Xyron logo  Canvas Corp logo
Spellbinders has compiled a prize package for each day of the hop consisting of three of their brand new die sets/templates plus product from the sponsoring companies! Each picture above links to that company’s blog!
But wait, there’s more! Because on our blog each of the three days we’ll be promoting the Spellbinders hop by giving away a prize package of our own. We’re pretty sure other companies are doing the same thing, so you’ll want to visit each one each day for maximum chances to win goodies!!! Of course we’d also really appreciate it if you would like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Clear your schedule… throw a log on the fire… put on some coffee… pick up a kitten… and plan for the best inspiration of your year!! We’re excited!!! Join us!

Quick Cards with Iconic Stampendous Stamps

Spending too much time stamping your quick cards and not enough time finishing them? Save a few extra minutes by using our Cling Jumbo Stamps. Here are two sets with sample ideas to get your cardmaking mojo on the move.

Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069

Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069

Here’s what you could expect from our Delicate Snow set. Embossing these snowflakes really adds to the delicate detail to create a gorgeous card with WOW! Krissy Fossmeyer has that WOW factor for her Delicate Snowflake Card. The adhesive pearls add just the right touch quickly and easily.

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Delicate Snowflake Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

 

There are some fun stamps in our Top Hat Snowman that span the  width of a tall card. You can see this set in action on Debi Hammons’ card.

Top Hat Snowman by Debi Hammons

A darling little snowman with his nested friend can be done again! There are instructions available on our website here. And to wrap up our quick card ideas here’s what our designer of the day is sharing.

 Janelle Stollfus

 

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!]



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