Crank up your holiday music! It’s time for a celebration, and Stampendous and Dreamweaver have everything you need to wow your family, friends, and co-workers. For example, how about this beautiful card created by Lyn Bernatovich, featuring the Dreamweaver “Musical Christmas” stencil, pasted in gold on gold paper, and mounted on machine-embossed wine-colored cardstock?
And take a look at this creation by Louise Healy, using the same design, but totally different look? Definitely something to sing about!
Oh, yes. The perfect accompaniment by Laura Drahozal once again!
We would love for you to toot your own horn! Share your musical Stampendous and Dreamweaver inspirations on their respective Facebook pages. By the way, did you know that we also have a Dreamweaver Enthusiasts Facebook page, where our designers and fans meet to share and chat about their love of Dreamweaver products by Stampendous? Just request an invite!
Meanwhile, our wonderful team has some more creations to share in celebration of this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”!
Once again we have a busy week, with a fun mix from our team. Yes, it’s Dreamweaver Thursday. Yes, our challenge this week is to get on Santa’s good side. And, yes, we are playing with Action Wobbles, too. So…many of us are “Dreaming” of a “Wobbly” “Santa”…which sounds like he may have had too much Christmas cheer mixed into his milk and cookies. Good thing that Rudolph is doing the driving! You’ll see a bit of each, and on some, a bit of all…
For the “wobblers”, we have these fun spring-like gadgets called Action Wobbles. They’re kind of boring to look at, but once attached, they make any project an interactive toy! If you’ve missed our previous posts regarding these this week, spring back to Monday and Wednesday, and hop the lists for more fun ideas.
For the “Dreamers”, we have an amazing variety of stencils to mix with either/both…like these…
Wouldn’t it be cute to have either the die cut ornaments or the stockings attached to a card or gift tag with an Action Wobble? Stamp or stencil a fun pattern or image on them, and they come alive! What about the snowman? Just ink or paste a second head to adhere over top with the Action Wobble in between, and he’s suddenly bobbing to music on a blustery day!
Finally, we have our Santa enthusiasts, who’d love mixing these cuties in…
Now, let’s see how everyone plays with these challenges…
If you’ve been following us this week (and you SHOULD be!), then you know that we’ve been providing oodles of ideas for decorating Canvas Corp® canvas products…specifically these cute little totes…
Yes, these are perfect for stamping on with all of the great Stampendous images, for any occasion, and easy to accessorize with our Essentials like glitter and Color Fragments, etc….but…these are AWESOME for use with our Dreamweaver Stencils! They are flat, the perfect size for even our large background designs, and the canvas takes paints, dyes, inks, and PASTES wonderfully. Yes, I did say pastes. The canvas provides perfect “tooth” for our Dreamweaver embossing paste to grab on to as another great way to add texture and dimension to your projects. What can you use them for? How about for phones; a quick grab with money, keys, etc. for errands; gift and treat bags; decór; favors at a wedding; little gifts for hostesses and/or guests during the holidays? We’d love to hear what YOU would use them for!
Here are links for today’s players…and a few sneak peeks…
I can promise you that today’s Dreamweaver Thursday post will NOT include any ghouls, ghosts, or goblins. No skeletons, no scares, no screeching. However, I am sure that today’s posts with the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team will leaf you with plenty of autumn inspiration. Before you leaf, check out these amazingly creative projects…
The month of October has been a celebration of all things Halloween, but did you know that it has also been Decorative Painters’ Month? We are very fortunate at Stampendous to have a highly accredited, respected, and loved member of the Society of Decorative Painters…Debbie Cole. She has been one of several that have enjoyed incorporating Stampendous designs and products into her artwork. Here are just a few of her creations…
These are just three of her winter holiday designs based on Stampendous images! You can view these and more, including instructions on her website/blog HERE. For more inspiration on decorative painting with Stampendous products, check out our Pinterest board filled with wonderful ideas. For more info on the Society of Decorative Painters, you can visit their site HERE. Now, we’ll leave you with an amazing tutorial from Debbie, sure to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, we’d love for you to share your creations on the Stampendous Facebook Page.
Have you had as much fun with this year’s 31 Days of Halloween as we have? So many of our team members have posted several scream-worthy creations for this challenge, and this final day will be sickeningly sweet as well. Remember, all the details, including prize info, can be found on the Smeared and Smudged Blog HERE. Trick or treat…you decide!
Okay, I’m trying to come up with a clever new way to say that the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team has been BUSY this month! This week has been no exception. And today is a three-for-one! One of the perks of being on the team is that we frequently have the opportunity to have “play dates” with other craft companies, and share lots of goodies, and give away lots of goodies! Like the prize package shown below…
As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous® DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous® MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
Australian fans, one lucky commenter will win a great prize package from our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists that include a Stampendous Stamp, Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie! Let us know where you live when you comment!
Now before you run off to check out our wonderfully “sticky” projects, remember it is also Dreamweaver Thursday, so there will be plenty of bright ideas to use Glue Dots along with your stencil projects, as well as your favorite Stampendous stamps and accessories. You’ve seen the stencils below as suggestions for using with the Buttons Galore challenge a couple of weeks ago. These same stencil designs (and many others) are perfect for adding other embellishments with Glue Dots, including buttons, bows, etc., and as you’ve seen this week, the Glue Dots are ideal for adhering any of our wonderful line of Essential Accessories…glitter, Fran•tagé Enamels and Encrusted Jewel Kits as well.
Beware! You might see happy holiday projects, but there might be a few of the crafting dead as well, in answer to our “It’s All About the Dead” challenge for this week.
Here are the designers that are playing along today –
Most of our line of Dreamweaver Stencils are hauntingly lovely, but did you know there are many that can be lovely to haunt with? Here’s just a few of our favorites…
For those of you who like to think outside the spider web…what Halloween twist could you create with these…?
The Retro Sitting Cat seems perfectly innocuous until it’s been spooked up a bit. Check out this hauntingly lovely creation by Stampendous Team alumni, Jenn Dove…
See how fun it can be fun to take an everyday design and morph it into something completely different? We’d love to see how you’d morph your stash of Dreamweaver stencils into haunted Halloween creations. Post your spooky best on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and tag us with #Stampendous and/or #DWStencils!
Take a trip through the rest of our haunted ghouls…um, I mean girls…bwahahahaha!
We are clinging on to our pumpkin theme this week with a great tutorial that could be a little clingy and addicting, because you’ll be clinging to everything once you’ve seen what’s up with stencils and pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins here are a few of the popular stencils on our website.
Here’s a great tutorial from the archives that will help you cling to new ways of using your stencil designs.
Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.
Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.
Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.
Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use a fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.
Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.
(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)
Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.
Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.
Now for some pretty pumpkin projects from these stencil artists —