It’s a Wrap with Dreamweaver for Christmas Eve!

ARE YOU READY FOR THE BIG DAY? OR ARE YOU KNEE DEEP IN WRAPPING PAPER, RIBBON, TAGS, AND GIFTS?

In case your enthusiasm for wrapping and last minute decor is waning, the Stampendous team has a few bright ideas for Dreamweaver Thursday, since it also happens to fall on Christmas Eve…

How about these cute and quick gift card holders created by Lyn Bernatovich…

 

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Featuring Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste with the Big Dots stencils and the Holly Swirls Die, and Stampendous Gold Jewel Glitter.
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Paste-embossed with Regular Embossing Paste using the Dreamweaver Snow Spatter stencil, the Southwest Snowflake paste-embossed in Gold paste, and covered in Red Jewel Glitter…on a flattened TP roll insert.

And how about a few last minute tags for gift-giving?

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Machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Pine Cones, inked and layered.

Wrapping things up for the holiday are these players…

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

Asia King

Christmas Gift Wrapped

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Snowman Holly Pillow Box by Kristine Reynolds

We love to be ready with a gift and sometimes those last minute ones are hard to wrap, but we have a handy solution. Download and print our pillow box template HERE on cardstock, grab some stamps and coloring medium and create a festively wrapped gift in no time.

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Retired – Jumbo Vintage Santa Bag by Tobi Crawford (Alternate Stamp Jolly Santa)
Add your own style to gift bags whether they are brand new of upcycled. It seems a bag is available that can get a little jolly update for gift giving.

Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson
Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson

Of course, we hope your last minute gift wrapping isn’t too overwhelming. House-Mouse Monica relates if it is stacking up to Gifts Galore.

Now let’s see more wrapped up inspiration from our designers today –

Alison Heikkila

It’s a Wrap!

Create Christmas by Fran Seiford
Create Christmas by Fran Seiford

This is THE week, we are wrapping up our Christmas images from the July 2015 catalog and you’ll be seeing anything that has to do with gifts, ribbon, wrapping paper and more! Here are a few cards by Fran Seiford, owner and illustrator of Stampendous Impressions. Enjoy!
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The tree is decorated and the gifts are wrapped, greeting cards are sent and we can relax. Right?

Fran Seiford used Chameleon Markers with our new Create Christmas stamp set and dies.
Fran Seiford used Chameleon Markers with our new Create Christmas stamp set and dies.
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CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
DCS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
DCS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

This week our design team is wrapping up with some of their favorite holiday projects from the catalog and you just might find the wrapping theme on their blogs. Let’s see what these designers have in store for us today!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

A Reason to Travel Far

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P272 Wise Gifts Wood Stamp

We’ve journeyed through the Nativity story this week, but not as far as the magi traveling with precious gifts for the holy babe. This gorgeous new Christmas stamp is perfectly sized for a dramatic card like this one from our Australian Distributor, Julie Makela at The Stencil Specialist.

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Wise Gifts by Julie Makela owner of The Stencils Specialist

Julie’s gorgeous colored image needs no extra decoration to adorn the card; it looks fantastic in those soft color pencil hues.

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Q216 Jesus Wreath Wood Stamp

A simple wreath stamp image with the magic of Christmas wrapped into one sentence for a card, tag or scrapbook page. Really the possibilities are endless, but here’s an example to inspire you done by designer Tenia Nelson with sweetly colored wreath, baubles and bow. It’s simply adorable!

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Jesus Wreath by Tenia Nelson

We can’t wait for you to see the rest of our featured designer projects for this week’s theme! Go be inspired and have a fun weekend then meet us back here next week as we wrap up our Christmas inspiration from the July 2015 catalog.

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Thursday: Dreaming of a Holy Child

If you are the person that believes that the “reason for the season” is not about fighting to buy that item that is sold out everywhere, that it’s not about piles of presents under the tree, and that it’s not about how many parties you get invited to, but rather about celebrating the birth of the son of God…than this has to be the best week on the Stampendous blog for you! You’ve noticed by now that the Dreamweaver stencils, as well as the Stampendous line of images, provides many inspirational designs to touch your heart and those of your loved ones. Here’s just a few from the Dreamweaver line…

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Jumbo Merry Christmas
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Dreamweaver Manger
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Standing Angel
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Joseph and Mary
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Peace on Earth

Our wonderful team have more inspirational inspiration (and yes, that was deliberate!) for you on their blogs…

Laura Drahozal

Lea Fritts

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

 

The Star of Bethlehem

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P271 Shepherd Watch Wood Stamp

We have some great stamp images to share today as we move through the week of our Child Is Born theme. First up are these two sweet onlookers towards Bethlehem as the star shines brightly in the sky. What a sweet night scene that is colored so beautifully by Alison Heikkila.

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Shepherd Watch by Alison Heikkila

Another city scape stamp for today is this beautiful silhouette of the city of Jesus’ birth. Easy to emboss or stamp and go for a quick make of greeting cards.

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P268 Bethlehem Night Wood Stamp

The holy night would be much quieter without the words from popular verses and carols that are captured in our inspirational and icon stamp set, Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

 

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SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

 

Laura Drahozal created this sweet card that was shared last week for our House-Mouse theme, but take a look at the great text background! Even as a backup to the Joyful Noise of mouse and bird, these sentiments shine on their own.

Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal

If you enjoyed our stamps today, you’ll be in for a treat with these designer projects –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

A Child Is Born

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W163 Love Was Born Wood Stamp

It’s another great week of Christmas theme and we are taking a look at stamps and stencils about the holy nativity.

Our inspirational All in One reminds us of the reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior. Amy Hurley-Purdie colored this stamp using the most perfect color next to scraps of wrinkled bedding to signify the child’s status.

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Love Was Born by Amy Hurley-Purdie

A beautifully Framed Family for easy cutting and layering onto cards and scrapbooking layouts. This is a precious scene of the Holy Family.

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W150 Framed Family Wood Stamp

How about we find more inspiration at these designers blogs today.

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Celebrate the Season With Friends

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HMR38 Joyful Noise Stamp

Forget the hustle and bustle and simply make time to enjoy friends, family and places around us. At least that is how it looks for our focus on House-Mouse stamps today. Amanda has her bugle at tempo with a friend who’s all in for the holiday season. See them in wonderful color on this card by Laura Drahozal.

Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
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HMP32 Gift For Kitty Stamp

It is a great friend who gives their best gift… themselves. A gorgeous Christmas theme card by Kristine Reynolds shows off these friends and they would work well for any gift giving occasion or birthday scrapbook layout.

Gift For Kitty by Kristine Reynolds
Gift For Kitty by Kristine Reynolds

It’s time for our designers to hand out inspiration over on their blogs, let’s see what they designed for our Celebrate the Season theme!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Thursday: Celebrate the Season

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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?

DWLL589_Musical_Christmas_800And take a look at this creation by Louise Healy, using the same design, but totally different look? Definitely something to sing about!

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Speaking of singing…how about the Cardinals and Holly design below?

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A number one hit when designed by Laura Drahozal using the double-glitter technique and Stampendous Micro Glitters!

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Then maybe adding the Dreamweaver French Horn to your holiday mix?

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Laura_FrenchHornMusicWe 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”!

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Pam Hornschu

Caroling, Characters and Mistletoe Smooches

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HHP09 HappyHoppers® Mistletoe Bunnies Stamp
It’s time for more of our theme, Celebrate the Season, with these adorable House-Mouse Designs®. We have some pretty awesome samples here on our blog, but you will also find them in our projects section too!

Our first stamp are those lovely hoppers having a sweet mistletoe moment and Jennie Lin Black’s card is so striking with colorful contrasts and our Retro Christmas stamp.

Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black
Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black

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HMR36 Christmas Characters Stamp
Can you believe these characters? Acting up at Christmas time. Well Muzzy is as angelic as always and in this card design by Pam Hornschu she really has herself looking drained from all the shenanigans.

Christmas Characters by Pam Hornschu
Christmas Characters by Pam Hornschu

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HMR37 Candle Carolers Stamp
If you love the songs at Christmas time and want to share an image of singing carols by candle light, then this House-Mouse stamp is for you! Kristine Reynolds created such a sweet scene that is so “berry” festive!

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Candle Carolers by Kristine Reynolds

Ready for some more fantastic inspiration to celebrate the season right with House-Mouse Designs? Let’s get started with these designers blog posts.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus