These April Flowers Need No Showers!

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Last week our Design Team celebrated with a look at all the terrific Stampendous floral images! We always tell beginning stampers that if you just get some good flowers and a good set of greetings, you can make cards for any occasion. It’s so true! Flowers are appropriate for everything. And our Jumbo Cling Rubber Flowers come with a free Template and Mask so you can stencil backgrounds, mask the images, mask the backgrounds, use chalk, spritzy stuff, sponging, embossing…the sky is the limit! Let’s take a look at what our Design Team has done with these April Flowers!

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weaigand (P221)

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weigand (P221)

Jamie Martin (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson (Thursday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Get Inspired

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

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Baroque Cross Card by Wendy Price (R190)

Hello Stampers! Sorry to be absent for a bit, we’ve been tweaking our new website getting ready for the grand reveal. It just took a bit more tweaking than anticipated. Thanks so much for your patience as we’ve worked out the kinks. We’ll make a separate post for that before the end of the week!

Last week we didn’t get to post much, but our Design Team sure did. They were working with the best of Stampendous’ Inspirational offerings sending Easter thoughts out to all of you for our new month! Don’t you love the gorgeous samples by DT Member Wendy Price above? Such rich, luscious color. She’s fantastic! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the creative and gorgeous samples they all made! Hop around, leave them some love in the form of supportive comments! We’ll be back with more excitement tomorrow!

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Rhea Weigand (Wednesday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Thursday)

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

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Our week of playing with Faber-Castell continues today, and we are LOVING all your comments! We’d be so super grateful if you could all run over to the Stampendous Facebook Page and like us there, too! Pretty please!

Several of you have said you’d like more information on how to use the gelatos. They can be used in so many different ways! Well, we found this fantastic video on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft website! Tiffany Johnson from Iheartart made this great video for one of our favorite customers Simon Says Stamp. We love how she gets right in there with her fingers. We need to do that more.

Bunches of you were excited about the castle like we were!! Ok, we’re not headed to Germany this week, but you CAN take a virtual tour of the castle and see some super awesome magnificence. Check that out HERE.

But for those of you who just want more INSPIRATION, we’ve got that for you today as well. In the office here I took a paper mache box and painted it with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint. This paint went on really smoothly and dried very quickly. I put two coats on to cover it all and keep it smooth. The matte finish is just gorgeous and perfect for chalk/markers/pencils….

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But, of course, I had to emboss on it. Our Q170 Zinnia embossed with White Embossing Powder and VersaMark ink looked amazing. I added the H303 Have I Told You the same way. Then I used the Neutral Art Grip Pencils to color in the flower. I did the petals in white and gray and the center in the goldish color. I highlighted everything with the Metallic PITT Pens set. Then the Stamper’s BIG White Pen provided the little dots, followed up by the gold metallic PITT Pen.  Super happy with the result, may be my Mother’s Day gift… hee hee.

Mother's Day Box by Laura Weed

Mother’s Day Box by Laura Weed

Our Design Team has more inspiration for you today, too. And remember that tomorrow will be our BIG blog hop! You will have until the end of Sunday to comment and be entered to win some terrific prizes (hint, chalkboard ink is in one of the prize packages!). Here’s who is blogging today:

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

 

Creative Palette is…well… Creative!

Stampendous’ new Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate is the showpiece of our January 2014 Catalog. It is so versatile, you’ll love all the ways you can use it! And we’re guessing you can think of tons that even we haven’t tried! Which is why our March 2014 Challenge is to create something with Mixed Media. Start getting inspired now! (but don’t forget to enter our February Love Letters Challenge!)

Fran has fallen in love with the fun of monoprinting, and the 12 X 12 page above shows so many fantastic tricks for using our Creative Palette in different ways.  Click on the video link to watch her create this gorgeous project!

Plus Inspiration and Prizes!

Our Design Team has been playing with the Creative Palette, too! They’ll have lots of posts to inspire you this week! We’ll give away three Creative Palettes this week to commenters on our blog and the DT blogs, so leave some nice encouragement for them. Be sure we can tell where you live, as always, you have to have a US Mailing Address to win.

Who is sharing today?

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

More Stack Art Fun!

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We’ve posted more videos on our terrific new Stack Art products! We sure hope you’re subscribed to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the fun! The latest video shows you how to use the goodies in your craft stash with our Stack Art to make these projects uniquely YOU.

Our Design Team have been posting their Stack Art fun all week. Please go visit their creations and leave a comment, they really appreciate it!

Cindy Bundy

Suzanne Czosek

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds (A Gift For You)

Kristine Reynolds (More Stamp Art Fun)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Stack Art Title Mixed Media

Stack Art is Taking Flight!

Regal Bird Stack Art Set

Regal Bird Kraftboard and Rubber Stamps Stack Art Set

Our adorable Regal Bird is one of our favorite Stack Art Kits. The Kraftboard kits include four panels of high-quality kraftboard with die cut shapes including a tag, a uniquely shaped frame, a bird, his wing, and a small crown. It’s so easy to make adorable projects featuring these simple, yet versatile shapes!

Our own Fran Seiford has made several fun designs featuring this kit:

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

You can get some fantastic ideas for your Stack Art Projects by watching our YouTube Videos. Fran demonstrates dozens of techniques for creating a huge variety of projects.

Our talented Design Team is sharing all week this week with their Stack Art projects, so be sure to visit and see all the terrific ideas! And come back tomorrow for even more inspiration!  Sharing today:

Jamie Martin

Stack Art is here!

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One of the newest innovations from Stampendous has arrived! Stack Art is a terrific system designed by Stampendous Owner Fran Seiford so that even the most beginning crafter can make gorgeous projects in no time at all! The more advanced crafter will be very excited by all the possibilities and fun to be had with this product!

You start with one of our three Stack Art Kraftboard Kits -

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Each kit contains 4 panels of die-cut kraftboard perfectly designed for layering in dozens of ways. You also get 4 sheets of die-cut adhesive sheets, and 4 panels of quotes and phrases that can be added to your Stack Art creations to make them uniquely yours. The packaging includes step by step instructions and loads of ideas for personalizing your miniature works of art.

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You can easily combine your Stack Art Kraftboard with one of our 6 beautiful Stack Art Elements kits to create sparkly, fuzzy, textured fun in just minutes.

Fran's Stack Art Stamp Kits

Fran’s Stack Art Stamp Kits

SAS03_Stamp_Royal_Heart_800_PKGThe next step is to add one or more of our terrific Stack Art Stamps Sets.

These fantastic backgrounds are so perfectly sized and versatile that you’ll use them over and over again on dozens of projects. Deeply etched, Cling Rubber images with permanent indexing on top, these stamp sets come with their own acrylic handle for a terrific value. Use them to stamp, emboss, and mold right on your Stack Art projects!

As you become more familiar with these projects, the more intricate fun can begin. We’re making lots of videos to help you use your Stack Art products in tons of unique and innovative ways. You’ll find Stack Art this Spring in select JoAnn Fabric and Crafts Stores, but it’s available now through your local stamping or scrapbooking store or on the Stampendous website.

Our Design Team have been playing with StackArt, and we have a whole week of their inspiration to share with you this week. Check out who is sharing today:

Kristine Reynolds

Welcome Home by Asia King

Hello everyone, Asia King here. Today I’d like to share a card I made for my friends as a house warming gift.

My friends once lived near a house with chickens and they used to get woken up every morning at 4.00AM by their neighbours’ rooster. So I thought I would make a card with a suitable image so they can fondly remember their old place…:-P.

To add to my rooster/countryside theme I decided to use a chalkboard look, inspired by the card shared by Tobi Crawford here. Except for my chalkboard ‘dust’ I used chalk pencils and Picket Fence Distress Stain.

1. Stamp the cling Rooster Elements with clear embossing ink onto black card. Heat emboss it in White Detail Embossing Powder.
2. Add a doodled frame around the image with a white chalk pencil. Add chalk dust with the Picket Fence Distress Stain.
3. Prepare your card blank and cover it with patterned papers, ribbon and burlap trim. Layer your image panel over 3D foam squares. Stamp the words ‘new home’ onto patterned paper using Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear stamps and cut the letters out.
4. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Chalk up the letters with the Picket Fence stain.
5. Mount the banner and flowers onto the card using 3d foam squares. Add a sprinkle of Fran-tage using Red and Green Encrusted Jewel Kits (I’m sorry, I forgot to take the picture at this stage). Heat from underneath.
So what are your ‘new beginnings’ for this year? We hope you’re planning to check out and participate in our Monthly Challenges!
Thanks for visiting today. Until next time!
Big crafty hugs
Asia

Creative Jumpstart Today!!

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Today our very own Fran Seiford is the featured artist at Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative JumpStart 2014!!

There’s still time to sign up and enjoy these 23 videos from 21 amazing artists from all over the world. Your small fee of $20 gets you 11 months of creative inspiration that you can watch again and again whenever you need a little JumpStart or want to learn something new!

AND you can save on your membership when you use coupon code: stampendous  because Nathalie has made a special offer for our blog readers! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, laugh, and play with amazing artists and fantastic new techniques! We’ll be jumpin’, will you??

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!!

We’re celebrating Winter this week, the Stampendous way! With lots of warm beverages, a kitty snuggled in our lap, and some great stamping going on in the craft room! (only a TRUE crafter can still stamp with a cat on her lap!) We really love the way a light sprinkling of our Chunky White Embossing Enamel or our Shabby White Embossing Enamel can mimic actual snow on your card (just sprinkle and heat from underneath so it doesn’t blow off…no ink or glue needed).  Our Design Team is bringing you lots of chilly inspiration for your Warm Winter greetings going out to your friends, or for your scrapbook pages full of snow much fun!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

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