Sepia Tones Create Dynamic Depth

Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!

You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!

Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on with some adorable things for you to win, enjoy, and be inspired by focused on your favorite beverage – Coffee!! (or tea, or cocoa, or yeah, whatever keeps you warm!).

Stampendous is excited to be participating again with this wonderful event and we’re sponsoring them with a prize, of course! So enjoy our coffee/tea inspiration below, then hop on over to the main hop and join in the fun to win lots of great prizes from top manufacturers!

We’re offering a great duo as our prize! Our sweet Thankful Kitty Perfectly Clear Stamps contain so many cute cats holding warm cups of something caffeinated! (or not!). They’re perfect to use on our Gift Card Wallet Die Set to create gift card holders for coffee or other gift cards.

Thankful Kitty and Gift Card Wallet

Thankful Kitty with coffee mug

Our Design Team is, of course, playing along with some great ideas for using the Stampendous Coffee Themed products.

We hope you’ll hop along to their blogs, check out their great ideas, and leave them some love!


Then remember to visit the actual Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, because that’s where all the prizes and even more inspiration happen!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Hats On for Watercolor!

On My Mind Stamp Set Title

Fran’s latest Watercolor Series Video really makes use of the fabulous On My Mind Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

The set comes with darling flowers you can use to make all kinds of lovely thoughts spring from the head of this beautiful face.

On My Mind Today

She also demonstrates how to use the wonderful Gift Card Wallet Die Set to make gorgeous gifts for any occasion.

Gift Card Wallet On My Mind

But she really started creating some fun when she explored making hats for this sweet character with only a circle and an oval cutting die.

On My Mind Hats

To find out how she created all these great looks, and to see lots more inspiration, be sure to check out our YouTube video. You might want to click on the video so you don’t miss a minute, from mixing flesh tones to making hats! All the great samples are here –

Cat Lovers Blog Hop Time!

It’s that time of year, when Cat Lovers join together in stamping and creating some fun projects to celebrate our feline friends. Janis Woolbright is once again hosting the Cat Lovers Blog Hop over on her blog HerPeacefulGarden. She has a challenge opportunity there for you to link up a project featuring cats in any way, and win some wonderful prizes!! Click the link to take you to the details.

Stampendous is sponsoring the Cat Lovers Blog Hop with a set of our Kitten Hugs Cling Rubber Stamps with the adorable, free paw print stencil. It’s just priceless!! (well, it retails for US$11.99, but you know what we mean!) Our prize is available to one lucky U.S. winner over on the Cat Lovers Hop.

Kitten Hugs Cling Stamp Set
Kitten Hugs Card
kitten hugs card


Our Design Team have been playing with some kitties as well!! Check out their creations and leave them some love, then hop over to The Cat Lovers Blog Hop and check out the prizes!!

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Two Great Events – Both Are Free!

Step up your Holiday inspiration this weekend with TWO great events on Saturday. Both events are free to watch from anywhere in the world, and you’ll love the terrific projects that will feature Stampendous products!

PinitCanada will feature decorative painter Deb Antonick in a wonderful class making some really delightful little shakers that can be used as gift tags, ornaments, fridge magnets, and much more. She’ll also be offering a promo code for a discount on Stampendous purchases in the US and Canada! Click the image to visit the PinitCanada Facebook Page where Deb will be live Saturday, Oct 24 from 1:20 – 1:40 pm Eastern.

PinitCanada Live Link

Also Saturday, check out the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza from 8am – 5pm Pacific time, sponsored by Scrapbook Expo, where tons of creative excitement will happen! Treasured Memories Scrapbooks and More – a Stampendous retail partner – will be teaching a terrific class featuring our products at 9:55am Pacific. You can view this event on Facebook Live (but you have to join the group first, so click on that now!) or on YouTube.

Mega Make and Take Extravaganza

We hope you’ll get a chance to check out these awesome events and create some Merry this season!

Spooky Month is Underway

Stampendous always has some spooky fun in October, and we’re glad our Design Team is here to help us celebrate with some cool, spooky projects. We had a lot of fun in our offices creating great Halloween projects for your local stamp store’s display boards. Your store will have full-color project sheets for all these projects to make crafting easy!

Our Corny Halloween Store Display Board
Our Scary Halloween Store Display Board

And, of course, our Design Team is sharing lots of fun for Halloween this month! Check out the projects on their blogs and leave them some love! They really appreciate it when you stop by and say hello!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Halloween and Fall Fun!

Our terrific Design Team have been posting some of their great creations for Halloween this week. If you haven’t had a chance to visit their blogs, do stop by and leave them some love!

Our sweet Pumpkin Pals just look like they’re having such a good time!

Our own Jamie Martin shared them here on her blog this week –

Pumpkin Pals Closeup

Kathi Rerek has been playing with the sweet House-Mouse Designs® stamp Chipmunk Treats.

Chipmunk Treat Closeup

These cards, and others they’ve shared this season, are just perfect for those of you who don’t want anything “too scary” for your Halloween/Fall projects! Fran also made this great video for our recent Virtual Catalog Party, sharing some fun ideas for great Fall Cards!

Watercolor Series Bonus Week

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series videos are continuing with the great Daniel Smith Watercolors and other products, along with brand new Perfectly Clear Stamps for October. These great stamp sets are fun for watercolor, but also perfect for any media you like. They will go live for retail on our website on October 15th. But they’re available at your local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores now!

Check out Fran’s Bonus Video for this week (since there are five weeks in October!). It’s a quick look at some really simple watercolor techniques that can get you painting in no time!


Pinit Canada!

Stampendous is proud to be sponsoring a class in the new Pinit Canada Live event October 23-24 beginning at Noon EST. It’s open to anyone anywhere to enjoy and learn!

The event will have “amazing product demonstrations, techniques, learn about new products and a great way to connect with so many other artists around the world!  The event is inspirational, creative and educational.  It’s so awesome to have a FRONT ROW seat for each of the Pin It Canada presentations!”

The event is FREE to anyone to view on the Pinit Canada Live Facebook pages or on the Pinit Canada YouTube Channel.

Our own Deb Antonick will be teaching a class creating some adorable shakers using some of our newest holiday stamps! These would be ideal as ornaments, package tags, refrigerator magnets, and more. Here’s an example of the sweet projects she’ll be teaching LIVE. We hope you’ll join the fun. Click on the Pinit Canada logo above for all the details!

pinit canada project by deb antonick

Gnomes for all Seasons

The new Stampendous Gnomes and Friends Die Set gives you tons of options for creating darling gnomes and their families for the Holiday Season. In a new, exclusive video, Fran shows you how to take these darling gnomes and make Santa, Mrs. Santa, and the elves.

Isn’t that sweet?!! What a creative idea. Here’s another…

We challenged our Design Team to create a Halloween witch using these same gnome dies, and teamie Alison Heikkila really rose to the challenge! She created this darling witch with her sweet black kitty using the Gnomes and Friends Dies with a background using the elements from the Corny Candy Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to create a complete card! Be sure to check out her darling project here –

Alison Heikkila

Any other ideas? We’d love to see what you’ve created with our Gnomes and Friends Die Set. Check out our Facebook Fan Group for creative posts from our fans all over the world. Join us at – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous