Smiling in a Merry Little Christmas

[If you’re looking for our 31 Days of Halloween Post – It’s HERE with our participating Design Team inspiration and this week’s contest]

This time of year it’s so fun to sit around and wait for those first flurries of snow! The anticipation of building that first snowman of the year! What a fun time Winter can be!

Our Smiling Snowman Cling Rubber Stamp Set with matching dies is perfect for crafting yourself a little bit of cozy Winter fun!

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Our own Fran Seiford also designed them to work perfectly with our Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies. And she’s made this adorable card to show us!

Smiling Snowman Pop Up By Fran Seiford

It’s so fun and frosty with the glitter on the scarves and gloves! Plus the little “doily” shape where the words go is made from one of the “edger” dies in our older Build a Pop Up Die Set.  Pop up cards like this are easy when you have helpful cutting dies to make it quickly. This adorable card also uses the charming trees in the Smiling Snowman set. And our Creative Palette makes the perfect Snowy Day background.

Smiling Snowman by Fran Seiford

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Paisley for All!

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We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. On Monday we met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! (and Free Shipping with Promo Code BLG717 on orders over $50)

On Wednesday we took a closer look at our Poised Peacock. So today, let’s investigate our Paisley Patterns set a little more closely! This awesome set includes six stamps. Five are very definite elements and they have corresponding cutting dies in the die set. The sixth stamp is a wonderful background that is delightful colored in, tone on tone, or even used as a resist pattern. The included stencil/mask set for the five elements is perfect for masking/layering or for coloring them in with stencil brushes, sponges, paint, or other methods.

Fran has created a great video sharing her samples with these fun stamp images:

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns!  U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have so enjoyed this week reading your hilarious adventures with peacocks all over the world. Who knew so many people had chased or been chased by them! You’re all awesome story tellers!! We can sure see that a lot of you would love one of these sets!

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

 

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Paisley”.

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Peacocks Galore

Peacock and Paisley

We’re sharing two great new Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with Matching Cutting Dies this week. We met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns on Monday . 

Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. You’ll love these gorgeous sets! Today, let’s look closer at our Poised Peacock.

The set has four stamps and a stencil that makes a great peacock feather background. The matching cutting dies cut right on the edge, with even the peacock feet cutting out perfectly. We evened the dies out around the edges of the feathers, so a little coloring “outside the lines” will produce easy-to-cut feathers that look amazing.

 

Fran has made a wonderful video sharing her samples with this great stamp set and dies.

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns! U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Peacock”.

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Peacocks and Paisley Palooza!

Peacock and Paisley

We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. Meet our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns! U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Alison Heikkila

 

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Paisley” or “Peacock”.

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)-Wednesday

 

This week we’re taking a look at all our wonderful Dog and Cat stamps. And we are LOVING hearing about your pets! Thanks so much for sharing their antics with us. Many of our favorites are among our terrific Laurel Burch images.

But Stampendous has some pretty awesome dogs and cats from our talented Fran Seiford, as well. Here’s a glance at the terrific options we have for stamping your pets every day.  You can find them all HERE.

These stamps are so incredibly versatile, because you can color them to look exactly like your own pet! Check out these samples that show different ways of coloring the same stamps!

 

Remember that we’re giving away one of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Set to one lucky commenter this week. Check out the details on Monday’s post, and the Official Rules for all our contests.

Let’s go see what has our Design Team “Going to the Dogs (and Cats)” today!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

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Introducing Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

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We are thrilled to announce our newest series of licensed images from Laurel Burch Studios. Laurel Burch created so many beloved and magical creatures, flowers and more that work perfectly to create pop up cards, home decor and greetings galore. We know you’ll enjoy stamping, coloring, and creating with her art.

This week we’re sharing these gorgeous stamps and the terrific projects we’ve made with them. We’ve got some tools to help you bring your stamped creations to life. First, we’ve created a Color Chart to help you achieve this vivid, magical look. Copic Marker numbers are on the chart, and you can download it to color in with your own markers. Or you can download it in full color to match your other media. Click the link above to download from our website.

 

Fran has also created a terrific video sharing some samples using the new images. We’ve got the samples on our website as well, so you can have a closer look. Take a look at the video here –

 

Finally, we’ll be sharing lots of samples here this week and our Design Team will be sharing their own projects on their blogs as well. Do join us for a week of colorful fun and creative joy with our newest license, Laurel Burch.

 

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Decorative Painting with Debbie Cole, CDA

We’re winding up our wonderful week at the Vegas Paint show at the beautiful Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Blessed with the so talented Debbie Cole in our booth each day, demonstrating her art to tons of excited painters and fans.

We caught her on video at the January CHA trade show, demonstrating some mixed media techniques and creating a wonderful masterpiece.

Check out this terrific video here:

 

Please share anything you’ve created with our products and your mad painting skills with us over on our Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

We’d love to see what you’ve made!!

And be sure to join us next week when we team up with the DecoArt Mixed Media team to create some amazing masterpieces of our own!

New Dreaming with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts

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Can you IMAGINE all of the fun you could have mixing the Dreamweaver product line with Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Radiant Neon inks and their brand new coordinating Radiant Neon Amplify inks? Our team have been doing just that this week, along with introducing the new Stampendous and Dreamweaver releases. As always, this collaboration week features the opportunity to win one of three prize packages as shown below…

You can get all the details and deadlines about the prize packages on our Monday blog post.

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Created by Laura Drahozal featuring the Three Butterflies stencil design with Imagine Crafts® Amplify inks on the flowers.

 

Let’s go check out what the team have created for Dreamweaver Thursday with all of this awesomeness!

Louise Healy (Imagine Crafts, DW)

Laura Drahozal (Imagine Crafts, DW)

Lea Fritts (New Catalog, DW, Imagine Crafts)

Pam Bray (New Catalog, DW)

Amy Hurley-Purdie (New Catalog, DW)

Alison Heikkila (New Catalog, DW)

Pam Hornschu (New Catalog, DW, Imagine Crafts)

Decorative Painting with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

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…

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Dreamweaver Damask StencilMetallic Gold Embossing PasteCling Create a PoinsettiaCling Vintage Note
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Cling Whispered WishesDreamweaver Snowflakes BackgroundRegular Embossing PasteMicro Crystal Glitter
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Cling Snow QueenCling Snowflake SkyMicro Crystal GlitterShaved IceDreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste

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.

Acoustic Sounds and some Winners

The burst of Acoustic Sounds is evident on our collage style stamp by the same name. It’s swooping and swirling seems to elevate the guitar above the musical background and with these layers already built in to the design you can create a full A2 size card  (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) in minutes.

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R224 Acoustic Sounds Wood Mount Rubber Stamp (also available in Cling Mount)

This fantastic card example by Fran Seiford is perfect for a quick card. It has a great rythmic feel to it with that colorful background created using the Creative Palette Rectangles plate.

Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford
Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford

A more extravagant project on wood canvas made with only a little more time results in this amazing piece by artist consultant Debbie Cole.

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Acoustic Sounds Canvas by Debbie Cole

There’s more to see from our designers posting their musical projects today —

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

And now for some news I’m sure you’ve been waiting to see on our blog!


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We have some winners!

The awesome giveaway of Spectrum Noir Pencil Full Set plus accessories was picked by Rafflecopter

Heather Thompson

Our three blog comment winners chosen by random.org  will win House-Mouse Designs® Painting Pals, Painted Posies and Making Prints Cling Rubber Stamps by Stampendous PLUS a $30/£30 gift certificate to the Spectrum Noir website.

Craftymom205 from Alabama

Amy#8546 (The Tigers Haven)

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Congratulations! Winner’s please submit a mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com to claim your prize.