Christmas Preparations!

Getting Ready for Christmas

Like it or not, the holidays are fast approaching! When do you decorate for Christmas? (or whatever holiday you celebrate)  Do you like to have all your decorations up when the family comes for Thanksgiving? Do you avoid the Black Friday crowds and stay home to deck the halls? Are you content with a wreath on the door and a Merry Christmas on your lips? Or do you make every room in your house a dazzling showplace to Christmas?

Our friends at House-Mouse Designs® go all out! They want to impress Santa so that he’ll leave them goodies galore!  Our design team is swamped this week with the Tue-Wed-Thu blog hop with Spellbinders and the Fri-Sat-Sun blog hop with Tombow! (sooo much goodness for one week) We’re going to help them out in the afternoons by sharing some of the “holiday preparations” cards and projects they made for our catalog. If you click on the picture it will take you to the Supplies and Instructions on our website. We hope you find some inspiration for your own holiday cards (or decorations!) this year.

Stringing cranberries is a fun activity to do with kids. We always added popcorn, but I imagine that Muzzy ate all the popcorn (like we used to) before she got this far!

Pinecone Tree by Debi Hammons

Pinecone Tree by Debi Hammons

Getting Ready for Christmas Box by Debbie Cole, CDA

Getting Ready for Christmas Box by Debbie Cole, CDA

Come back and visit us tomorrow (after you finish your Spellbinders Hopping…oooh the prizes!!) and we’ll have more fun Christmas preparations for you!

 

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

 

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

Raven Wrap Up!

Ravens Ruled this week on our blog! We’re so glad you could join us!

Several of our Design Team Members made great samples using our Crows and Ravens, but they were posting with the Dreamweaver/Core’dinations collaboration and didn’t have another chance to post their projects! We wanted you to see them here.

Clicking on a photo below will take you to that project on our website with full supplies and instructions so you can get flying with us.

Thanks for joining us this week!!

Crow Caw by Tenia Nelson

Crow Caw by Tenia Nelson

Raven Background by Debi Hammons

Raven Background by Debi Hammons

Halloween Diamonds Necklace by Debbie Cole

Halloween Diamonds Necklace by Debbie Cole

Raven Background by Kristine Reynolds

Raven Background by Kristine Reynolds

Counting(down) Crows to Halloween

Stampendous crow and raven stamps are among our very top sellers this time of year!  In addition to our new Crow Caw stamp, and our classic Raven Background stamp, we also have our terrific Crowscape! This large background stamp is perfect for adding any focal point or greeting! Take a look at this amazing card from Jennifer Dove featuring this image! Love how she tore the top then “stitched” it closed!

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Crowscape card by Jennifer Dove

Or this fantastic bookmark by Wendy Price showing how even a small part of this stamp can be highly effective!

Crowscape Bookmark by Wendy Price

Crowscape Bookmark by Wendy Price

Some of our Design Team Members would like to share their crow creations with you during our Ravens Rule week! Flap on over and give them some comment treats!

Jamie Martin

A Murder of Crows!

Yes, a group of crows is called a murder (not a flock)! No wonder they’re associated with being up to no good! Crows and ravens habitually steal things. They are typically scavengers and will eat just about anything, including dead animals, so they’re often associated with death. They are, however, extremely family-oriented birds that care a great deal about their… uh… murder members?!

Here at Stampendous they just make great rubber stamps. Iconic images that are perfect for your Halloween greetings! Check out this terrific card by Wend Jordan featuring our Raven Background stamp! Wow! The Trick or Treat Color Fragments she used around the edges really set off the central design!

Raven Background by Wendy Jordan

Raven Background by Wendy Jordan

Check out the offerings from our Design Team Members today for Ravens Rule Week! Let our black birds put you in the mood for some Halloween fun!

Kristine Reynolds

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