Here at Stampendous we are all about Mothers. We know how hard being a mother can be, and how rewarding. We hope that you, and all your chicks, have a super happy Mother’s Day.
Craft together, laugh together, and just have a wonderful time!
If you’re up before the family, or just settling down with your second cup of coffee (or your second mimosa), here’s some fun with chicks to help you enjoy the day. Be sure to join us next week when we will be looking at our Sassy Silhouettes as they hit the City!
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.
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:
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 Stamp. This 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!
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!!
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.
Going out into the world with the whole family can be such an adventure! Keeping track of your chicks, is always a challenge as well. With our Everyday Chicks and their handy cutting dies, you can celebrate the victory of getting everyone together for Mother’s Day or just getting out of the house in the morning! Everyday Chicks can do it all!
Check out a few cards by our own Fran Seiford showing the chicks in action. You can click on the picture to visit the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions.
You’ll notice on these cards that our terrific chicks are designed especially to complement our Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This set of greetings has a clean, crisp font that goes perfectly with our fluffy chicks and provides a wonderful amount of versatility when used on its own or with any other stamps!
Our talented Design Team is playing with our chicks this week as well! Please flap on over to their blogs and give them some love.
Everyday Chicks are having fun at home today. It’s so easy to have the right number of kids, moms, dads, cousins, uncles, aunts, whatever you need for your special family when you play with our terrific chicks. Every occasion can include the whole gang!
The chicks are premium clear stamps with a set of coordinating dies right in the package. You can find them in your favorite store or on our website by clicking the picture below. You can see that the set comes with three sizes of chicks and a ton of everyday and special occasion accessories. The dies are all attached in one big piece so that you can easily clip them apart for use. They do not line up with the stamps to cut in a big group, because every stamp is separate to save on paper. There are 25 stamps, each with its own die. The accessories die cut right on the edge of the image, but the chicks have a little space around them so they look fluffy. You can color outside the lines on your chicks to get that fluffy, feathery look.
Our very own Fran Seiford has made some super fun cards featuring our chicks. Click on each one to be taken to the project page on our website for step by step instructions and a full supply list.
We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.
From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.
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.
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 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!
We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!
One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.
You remember that the set looks like this –
It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.
Can you spot the Easter bunny??
Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!
She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!
So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!
You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!