BoBunny Vintage Dot – Christmas in July

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Our holiday catalog is loaded with gorgeous Bo Bunny background papers. They’re the perfect shades for our Laurel Burch Color Palette, and Bo Bunny donated enough papers for us to make our in-house cards, supply some to our Design Team, and even have some to give away!!

The Vintage Dot line of papers is yummy! With dots on one side and a damask pattern on the other with distressing used all over,  this thick, textured, quality paper is great to use! We loved working with Vintage Dot, and so will you.

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We used these for our holiday catalog, on our store display board programs, and our Design Team loved them, too! We also used them for several of the cards in our April catalog, celebrating all things summer!

Here are some of the cards we made in-house, you can find these on our website at http://www.stampendous.com.

Now, you have a chance to try them. Three winners this week will each receive 10 sheets of BoBunny Vintage Dot Patterned Paper (one each of 10 colors), plus choose our brand new Laurel Burch Cling Holly Cat or Cling Holly Pup stamp! That’s some Christmas Card stamping in the bag! Leave us a comment telling us whether you’d choose the Cat or the Pup and your three favorite colors from the Vintage Dot Papers line! Please also visit BoBunny on their social media and mention how gorgeous this paper is! You can find them on Facebook HERE, on Pinterest HERE, or you can tag them on Twitter @BoBunnyPress, or on Instagram @mybobunny. Our Official Contest Rules are, as always, HERE, and it’s open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

Our Design Team is sharing some Christmas in July that they created using these great papers! Be sure to leave them some love on their blog posts for extra entries into our contest!! Here’s who is sharing today!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

 

You might want to go back and comment on Monday’s post if you missed it – MONDAY, and WEDNESDAY as well for more chances to win and all the details.

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Christmas in July with BoBunny Vintage Dot Paper

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Our holiday catalog is loaded with gorgeous Bo Bunny background papers. They’re the perfect shades for our Laurel Burch Color Palette, and Bo Bunny donated enough papers for us to make our in-house cards, supply some to our Design Team, and even have a few sheets to give away!!

The Vintage Dot line of papers is yummy! There are lovely dots on one side with a “distressing” of color variation, drips, scratches, and visual texture. The reverse side has a damask, pattern with more distressing used all over. It’s thick, it’s textured, it’s beautiful quality! The colors are perfect! You will love working with this paper.

Bo Bunny Vintage Dot Papers

We used these for our holiday catalog, on our store display board programs, and our Design Team loved them, too! Now, you have a chance to love them, as well! Three winners this week will each receive 10 sheets of BoBunny Vintage Dot Patterned Paper (one each of 10 colors), plus choose our brand new Laurel Burch Cling Holly Cat or Cling Holly Pup stamp! That’s some Christmas Card stamping in the bag!  Leave us a comment telling us whether you’d choose the Cat or the Pup and your three favorite colors from the Vintage Dot Papers line! Please also visit BoBunny on their social media and mention how gorgeous this paper is!  You can find them on Facebook HERE, on Pinterest HERE, or you can tag them on Twitter @BoBunnyPress, or on Instagram  @mybobunny. Our Official Contest Rules are, as always, HERE, and it’s open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

 

Here are some of the cards we made in-house, Debi Hammons made these cards from images Fran Seiford colored using our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide –

Our Design Team is sharing some Christmas in July that they created using these great papers! Be sure to leave them some love on their blog posts for extra entries into our contest!!  Here’s who is sharing today!

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Leadonna Fritts

 

You might want to go back and comment on Monday’s post if you missed it – MONDAY, and be sure to come back Friday for another chance to win.

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Part of Your World 1: Look at this Stuff!

Isn’t it Neat?
Wouldn’t you say our collection’s complete?

We’ve been swimming with mermaids this week in our Part of Your World 1 series. Be sure to join us next week for Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea!

Today we’re sharing one of our most popular stamps of all time! Our Mermaid stamp has been with us since January 2011, and she’s still one of our best sellers.

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She’s been featured in some of the biggest craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics, and she’s been offered by most of our independent retailers as well. She’s been the focus of tons of wonderful projects like the ones below: (click on them to make them larger)

 

But the pièce de résistance, we’re sure you’ll agree, is this amazing project by Design Team Alumni Suzanne Czosek! This project is our all-time most pinned project on Pinterest! It’s been shared and pinned to boards almost 8,000 times! Isn’t it luscious, with all that Halo Glitter, and Color Fragments, and so much more goodness! It’s really one of our favorites ever!

Do you have a sample you’ve made with our beautiful Mermaid Stamp? We’d love to see it! Feel free to post it on social media and tag us with #Stampendous or @Stampendous. Or post it on our Stampendous Facebook Group, our Stampendous Flickr Group, or email us at submissions@stampendous.com.  You can also upload a Stampendous project of your own at any time at https://www.stampendous.com. On the front page of our site you’ll see a place to Submit Your Project.

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Shipping Today! Creativation 2017!

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Our booth and newest products are shipping today to the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Oh, do join us!

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

This super popular product was one of the great innovations we released at #CHA2016! We love how we can use the simple pop-up construction in the center to make a pop up card out of just about anything! But the other Pop’cessories dies are just as exciting. Make boxes, placecards, stand up creations, and bobble/wobble projects with these innovative cutting dies. Check out Fran demonstrating this wonderful new product that has been one of the biggest hits of 2016.

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Clearly we love an Acrylic Canvas

This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!

Our friends at Clear Scraps take pride in new product inventions with the best interactive albums and the best innovative designs.  In addition to their own fantastic and innovative products, Clear Scraps sells a huge selection of Stampendous products as they travel the nation visiting various consumer shows like Scrapbook Expos and others.

Clearly we have prizes!!! We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

So without further ado…here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Asia King

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Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

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Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Sneak a Peek at Mixed Media Stamps!!

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At Stampendous we’ve been having so much fun with the Mixed Media movement. Folks just seem to love combining all their crafting stash into journals or canvases or so many other projects. We just think stamps give you the greatest opportunity to use backgrounds and images in a way that won’t “mess up” your project! We were so thrilled last year to announce our partnership with international mixed media artist Nathalie Kalbach! Her wonderful stamp and stencil designs sold like wildfire, and we’re thrilled to bring you three new designs in her n*studios collection! Please welcome:

Fiesta by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous
Fiesta by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous
Kaffee Klatsch by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous
Kaffee Klatsch by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous
Marks by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous
Marks by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous

 

Of course Nathalie has already been playing with her new stamps! We’ll be sharing lots of inspiration this weekend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, etc… Plus we’ll have a video of Nathalie’s demo at our CHA booth that we’ll upload right to YouTube. But first, here’s a peek at one of her canvases –

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In addition, we’re thrilled to add international mixed media artist and instructor Andy Skinner to our list of licensed designs. Andy’s designs for three stamp sets just thrilled us, and our Design Team was so excited to be using them! Like Nathalie’s stamp sets, these will be available on our website beginning January 23. They are already being shipped to your local stamping, scrapbooking and crafting stores, so keep your eyes open for them. Welcome to the Stampendous Family, Andy! And let’s have a look at:

Nature by Andy Skinner for Stampendous
Nature by Andy Skinner for Stampendous
Steampunk by Andy Skinner for Stampendous
Steampunk by Andy Skinner for Stampendous
Industrial by Andy Skinner for Stampendous
Industrial by Andy Skinner for Stampendous

These three great sets have provided our team with tons of mojo!! Check out a quick look here –

Steampunk by Kristine Reynolds
Steampunk by Kristine Reynolds
Nature by Pam Hornschu
Nature by Pam Hornschu

Stay tuned for lots more to come!!!