Laurel Burch – Part I

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We were very excited to add to our collection of Laurel Burch images in our April Catalog. These whimsical images which lend to bright, beautiful colors just have us completely enchanted. We’ll look this week at some of the new images and then  a little later on in May at the rest of them. Remember that our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide is yours to download so that you can get the Laurel Burch look on your own projects.

First up is the beautiful Imagine Butterflies set! Five lovely butterflies with masks/stencil included plus a pair of antennae to share and the word “imagine,” can be paired with the matching Cutting Dies set to create an entire garden full of magical flutterings.

LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies

 

Our Design Team has been working hard to bring you some beautiful project inspiration, and we have some extra friends stamping along this week.

First up, with a gorgeous card you “can’t resist” (get it?, go look at the card), is the amazing:

Sharon White

Then our delightful guest with two natural and beautiful butterfly cards:

Sue Drees

From the Queen’s Inkling, the always talented:

Judi Kaufman

And more from our wonderful team:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy (Monday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

 

Winners!! Paris Bonjour!

Winners! We have some winners of our new Paris Bonjour Cling Rubber Stamp Set and matching Cutting Dies.  We’re catching up with our winners from our blog post of April 9-13. The lucky crafters are:

dannscraftingwhims

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Dawn Jeffory-Nelson

We might add, that in confirming that our winners have U.S. mailing addresses (because you know you must), we checked out Dawn’s blog, much to our delight! Dawn has, apparently, had a long and illustrious career as a baby-wrangler for movies and television, and her blog is one of the most entertaining things we’ve stumbled upon in a long time! Check it out at Will Work for O’s !! Better get a beverage first, Dawn has enough fantastic stories to keep you busy for a long time!

Lucky Winners, please email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. mailing addresses and we’ll get your little trip to Paris out to you right away! Thanks for playing along with us!

Au Revoir, Paris!

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It’s time to say au revoir to our Paris Bonjour set! But it’s certainly not adieu! You’ll see a lot more of this great set in the future, and we are adding new projects to our website all the time! Just visit http://www.stampendous.com and search Paris up at the top to watch as they get uploaded! Today we want to show you our fabulous 6″ X 6″ Paris Map Cling Rubber StampThis awesome background is great for all your travel memories, it’s a wonderful map of Paris, completely hand-drawn by Fran herself.  She was inspired to do this by a trip she took to Paris last Summer. They walked 29K steps all over this magical city!

Paris Map Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR008 Cling Paris Map – 6″ X 6″ Rubber Stamp

Here are some of the samples Fran made with the Paris Bonjour Set and the Paris Map. You can click on them to see them larger, and we will work on putting them up on the website as well. Notice where she has used the free fleur de lis stencil that comes with the stamp set (the small ones), and where she has used the large fleur de lis die cut that comes in the cutting dies set.  Remember, we’ll give away three sets to lucky winners, with U.S. Addresses, who comment!!!

Take a quick look at this wonderful set along with Fran in her newest YouTube video:


There is more inspiration available from our Design Team! Be sure to stop by their blogs and wish them bon voyage as their dreams take flight for Paris!!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek

 

Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

Bonjour, Paris!

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Welcome to beautiful Paris, where the lights at night are as famous as the food, wine, and world class entertainment. Have you been? Always wanted to go? We’d love to hear how you’d use our wonderful new Cling Paris Bonjour stamp set and matching cutting Dies. We’ll give away three sets this week to US winners, as always the Official Rules are HERE.

Our terrific Design Team have some wonderful inspiration this week that will make you long for a baguette and an accordion ballad. Just take a look at these gorgeous creations:

 

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

and our talented friend

Sharon White

Be sure to stop by and give them all some love and maybe win yourself a une peu de Paris.

 

And we will have some WINNERS from our wonderful commenters on our Autism Blog Hop/Everyday Chicks Week, last week! Winners will be announced Tuesday on Veronica’s blog and then Wednesday we’ll confirm them here, so stay tuned.

 

The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –

 

Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring Mash Up

We’re sharing more of our Spring samples with you today! So much gorgeous inspiration! Our team has definitely done it again!

Our in-house team isn’t too shabby either! We are so lucky to have the super-talented Tammie Wilson working in our Sales Department. She’s an amazing Decorative Painter and she has created some beautiful projects for us. Some of them use our wonderful Spring products.

Take a look at her gorgeous Dutch Tulips box. It features our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Script stamp in the background. These great backgrounds are so wonderful for the painting crowd, they’re just loving them! It’s so easy to apply ink or acrylic paint to the stamp.

CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson
CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson

Isn’t it beautiful??!! Tammie was even kind enough to write out the directions for us so that we can add it as a project to our website. This was all done with acrylic paints, and her easy instructions make it so much more doable than you would guess. What a lovely gift to make for someone special!

Our team is sharing some wonderful projects this week as well. We know you’ll stop by their blogs and give them some love. And the fabulous Sue Drees from the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team has joined us as well with a wonderful project featuring these Dutch Tulips.

Sue Drees

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

It’s Still Spring!

Spring Mash Up

Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!

We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.

The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.

Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:

 

These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.

Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

 

 

 

Colorful Laurel Burch

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We are so privileged to be the licensee for artist Laurel Burch’s wonderful artwork in the realm of rubber stamps! Her work is so colorful and bright and full of life and fun. We are always delighted to see what folks share with these stamps. If you share anything, please do let us know by dropping us an email at submissions@stampendous.com with a link to your work. Or you can always join our Stampendous Facebook Group and post your wonderful projects there. We have a Pinterest Board just for Laurel Burch Creations, and we share them on Instagram as well. We’d also love to suggest that you visit laurelburchstudios.com, since the work of this fabulous artist is available on so many other products including tote bags, jewelry, and so much more!

Our January catalog introduced some great, new Laurel Burch stamp images to our line, as well. We’re going to share them this week, along with some great inspiration from our design team! We hope you’ll leap in and leave some love for our newest products and our team’s efforts!

The new January Cling Rubber Stamp sets with coordinating cutting dies are (click on the photos to be taken to the product on our website):

LBCRS06 Laurel Burch Tribal Cats
LBCRS06 Laurel Burch Tribal Cats

and

LBCRS07 Magical Horses
LBCRS07 Magical Horses

Their matching cutting dies –

LBDCS06 Tribal Cats Cutting Dies
LBDCS06 Tribal Cats Cutting Dies

 

LBDCS07 Magical Horses Cutting Dies
LBDCS07 Magical Horses Cutting Dies

 

You can see, right away, that both of these sets lend themselves to a very mixed media approach to Laurel Burch. While maintaining the brilliant color palette, the dies let you cut shapes from paste papers, background papers, old photos,  and so much more! Adding the stamp over the top defines the images and creates the look. They’re so fun! Here are some of the projects we’ve created with them, always using our colors in proportion to the Laurel Burch Coloring Guide we developed. All of these samples were created by Fran Seiford for our January Catalog.

 

Some of our Design Team have projects to share with you today! And there will be more on Wednesday!! Come on Back. But first, stop by and give our team some love!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

 

 

Vicky P is Playing with Flowers

Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her journal

 

The amazing Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her art journal again, and she’s chosen some of our favorite new stamps! Our wonderful Coneflowers are taking shape in her book which is surely destined to be a Greek national treasure when she’s finished.

Enjoy her gorgeous artwork! We’ll be featuring all of our new flowers in a week of blogs, March 19-23. But we just couldn’t wait to share this incredible video with you!

You can see all the details on her blog Clips-N-Cuts.

Here are the Stampendous Products she used: (you can click on the pictures to see them larger or to see other samples on our website)

CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp