Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop – Fall/Winter 2019

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We are thrilled to be back playing with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers in their Blog Hop. This event is always so much fun and sooooo filled with PRIZES!!

Wow, how to win??  So first, dig out your stamps (or click on the picture above and buy our cute little House-Mouse Designs® friends who are enjoying a cookie with their coffee!) and make a sweet card singing the praises of coffee (or chocolate, or tea, or other caffeinated joy), post it somewhere on the internet and get the direct link to it, then click on the image below and pop over to the main blog post to link your card to the challenge.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Post

Our Design Team is playing along, and they will each be able to award a great coffee image to a lucky commenter on their blogs (U.S. Addresses only). Check out their creations – you have until November 8th to comment or enter the challenge above.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

We will be awarding three FLASH prizes of the Cookie Crumbles stamp on the Coffee Lover’s Blog

Winner can select wood mounted or Cling Rubber for this prize.
Cookie Crumbles Cling Rubber Cookie Crumbles Wood Mounted StampLook at this sweet cookie holder made by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons! She slipped a two-pack of Mother’s cookies into the pouch, but you could add coffee packets or other treats. A great treat for teacher or classroom! You can find the supply list and directions for this project by clicking on the picture.

Cookie Holder/Gift Pouch by Debi Hammons

 

 

Celebrate Kitties!!

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It’s time for the annual Cat Lovers Blog Hop hosted over at Her Peaceful Garden. This is the fifth anniversary for this fun blog hop. Stampendous always really enjoys participating in this one, because we are huge cat lovers here! (Although we’ve got lots of dog folks as well!)  At that link you can link your projects to win some great prizes. Today is the second day, and you can see more about our participation on today’s link which is Her Peaceful Garden – Day 2.

Some great stamps being featured this week, and being offered as prizes, come from our Laurel Burch images. The wonderful Feline Blooms and Indigo Cat sets with their coordinating Dies Sets are up for grabs over at Her Peaceful Garden. And there are even some individual stamps available as flash prizes! All of the Laurel Burch cats can be seen on our website by clicking HERE. They are super fun to color and make whimsical, friendly cards, decor, and more!

Our design team has been coloring some of our other kitties, too! Check them out below!

Kathi Rerek

 

WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

WindowRama Photo frame Card Kits

Our brand new WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits are an easy and beautiful way to send a holiday or everyday greeting!

Simple to assemble, each package comes with enough pieces to make 8-3D diorama cards that stand for display and fold flat for mailing. Envelopes and a small stamp set of greetings are included. You can simply glue them together and add a photo or gift card in the pre-punched slots, or you can embellish them as much as your heart desires.

WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits are available in Christmas, Winter, Wedding, and Baby themed sets. Baby and Wedding are ideal for Everyday occasions as well. You’ll find them in your local stamping and scrapbooking store or on our website (where your orders are filled by a local, independent store!).

We’ve created a series of YouTube videos that will show you the basics of assembling these easy-to-use products, and they will give you some additional ideas for adding your own artistic flair if desired.

The Basics of the WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

Beyond the Basics – Christmas WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

Beyond the Basics – Winter WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kit

Wedding/Baby WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

 

World Card Making Day – and Winners!

Today is World Card Making Day, and we are so excited to be sharing some of our favorite cards! We put our favorite card of this year on the banner! And you can find Fran’s darling card with all the supplies and instructions HERE.

But our Design Team have some really fun cards to share as well. Let’s take a look!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

We sure hope you have a chance today to make a card for someone you love! Have an awesome World Card Making Day.

Winners – We have some winners from National Coffee Day! Thanks for commenting and leaving some sweet thoughts for our team!

Three lucky winners will get our Pumpkin Latte Set sent to their US Address… please email us at submissions@stampendous.com provide that for us.

Congratulations to:

Verna Angerhofer

Cindy Holmes

and

Lynn C.

 

Plus, each of our Design Team members had a winner from comments on their posts – Here are those winners now!

From Alison Heikkila’s Blog –

Fingerprints Design by Sara

From Kathi Rerek’s Blog –

Krissy

From Jamie Martin’s Blog –

Lisa 🙂

 

Jungle Series – Lion

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Everyone has enjoyed our Jungle Series so much, and here’s the last of the new Cling Stamp and Cutting Die sets, the Lion. King of the Jungle, proudest of the beasts, able to bobble his head and the heads of others!

Lion Cling Stamps and Dies
CLD20 Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

He makes a delightful WindowRama card, and comes with his own window for the WindowRama Die Set, just like the others. You’ll love his sweet face, and all the possibilities. Here’s a video from Fran showing this fun set.

 

Jungle Fun with Copic Markers

In our recent April Release we had a great time with our new Jungle themed products! Fran made tons of WindowRama cards and dioramas using all of the great dies in those sets. You can see lots of her projects in videos on our YouTube Channel.

In many of those projects you’ll see delightful, little, mini-backgrounds that Fran made with Copic Markers. We thought you’d like to see how she put those together.

Copic Marker backgrounds for Jungle Series Cards

Here’s a video where she shows you how, and you can see how we incorporated them in to our fun Jungle Series cards.

Winner of Arnold Grummer Blog Hop!

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In case you didn’t see this on the Arnold Grummer Facebook Page, the winner of the Arnold Grummer Paper Mill for our Earth Day Blog Hop was

Michele Henderson

We hope that everyone enjoyed our adventures with handmade paper! It’s such an easy and fun way to make a unique and original look.

You may remember that we offered a set of our Wings Dies to one lucky commenter on Alison Heikkila’s project. As a reminder, that project is here –

 

alison Heikkila handmade paper

The winner of the Wings Die Set is

Lori Kobular

Be sure to email your U.S. mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prize right out to you Lori!

DCP1010 Wings Die Set
DCP1010 Wings Die Set

 

Papermaking Palooza

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Our team is having fun this week, making handmade paper with kits by Arnold Grummer’s. This is a new activity for some of our team members, and getting a little messy has been really, really fun. We also sent papermaking kits to some of our “guest” bloggers we’ve worked with before. We’re super excited to share with you today what Tina Smith from Cards and Coffee Time made! (click on her name or the picture!)

Handmade paper by Tina Smith
Small Hellebore by Tina Smith

Tina also made a great video showing how much fun she had with handmade paper! Be sure to check it out. Our team will continue sharing through the 30th.


 

There are prizes, of course! They’re explained on the Arnold Grummer’s Blog.

In case you missed it yesterday, the Arnold Grummer team has shared some fantastic projects as well. Check them out below and be sure to comment:

Becky Conley (from above)

Michele Emerson-Roberts

Nancy Nickel

Anne-Marie Fowler

Steph Ackerman

Sandee Setliff

 

Blog Hop with Arnold Grummer

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Have you ever made paper? We’d love to hear about your experiences if you have! At Stampendous, we’ve been making handmade paper for decades, and we even used to distribute the wonderful Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking Kit to our retail stores. We reconnected with this great company at the Creativation show this year. They proposed a fun blog hop! We sent Stampendous products to their team, and they provided papermaking kits to ours.

For the next two weeks, we’ve got some great projects to share with you as the teams play with the wonderful products we’ve exchanged.

Today, check out this beautiful creation by Becky Conley. Click on her name, or the picture to learn more about how she made it!

Becky Conley Hop Project
Butterfly Trio by Becky Conley

The Arnold Grummer Team has posted lots of inspiration today:

Becky Conley (from above)

Michele Emerson-Roberts

Nancy Nickel

Anne-Marie Fowler

Steph Ackerman

Sandee Setliff

Stay tuned for lots more from this great collaboration! We’re really excited about how our products work together with great handmade papers. Of course there are prizes! Becky has the details over on her blog post today!

Totally Wild

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Stampendous’ new wild collection from our brand new April 2019 catalog will have you running through the jungle, swinging from the trees, and loping across the savannah with a great new crew of animal friends.

The adorable Lion comes with a fun, fern, circle window die for your WindowRama or other card types. It also includes a separate die for cutting out the lion’s face, and a bobble head die to make his face wobble on a cardstock spring. You can use this wobbler on any of our new animal friends. You’ll love playing with this fantastic set. Of course it comes with the lion stamp and cutting die, some wild grass, and a cute greeting! A complete set!

Lion Cling Stamps and Dies
CLD20 Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

The sweet Elephant never forgets your birthday! He comes with a darling, leafy window for your WindowRama cards, shaker card, or other design. Plus, you get the die for extra leaves to make your card a luscious jungle. You’ll also get the elephant stamp and matching die, plus two greetings!

CLD19 Elephant Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies
CLD19 Elephant Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

Our new Monkey is a bundle of fun! He can swing from so many things on your cards or WindowRama dioramas. In his set you’ll receive the monkey cling rubber stamp, a banana, and a greeting. Plus dies for a jungle vine circle window, extra leaves, the banana, and the monkey are included. A great value!

CLD17 Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies
CLD17 Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

Finally, a tall Giraffe bends down to see you better. With two greetings, the giraffe cling rubber stamp, and a stand of acacia trees, the giraffe is ready to survey the savannah. He also includes an acacia circle die for your WindowRama set, a clouds/bushes die, and the cutting die for the giraffe himself.

CLD18 Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies
CLD18 Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies

These wild new friends have a ton of possibilities, but wait until you see the accessories they’re bringing to the safari! Stay tuned the rest of the week to see lots more jungle fun. Meanwhile, here is a great look at some adorable samples by Stampendous Founder, Fran Seiford! You can click on any of the pictures above to be taken to the product on our website.