POP Frames will get you Poppin’!

The new Stampendous POP Frames let you add an easy pop-up frame to your cards in so many different ways! You can use these frames horizontally, vertically, or even in a clever method to double it and make a shaker card! Would you like to win a set of these dies??? Then read on!

Perfect for framing photos, greetings, or for using with seven, new, coordinating Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets, this set of dies can do it all. Three sets of nesting dies are perfect for framing greetings or small images, and a great card edger helps you make a decorative panel perfect for your personal messages.

Fran is sharing a great video this week with tons of great ideas on how to make this set really shine. Check it out and leave us a comment on our YouTube Channel to get an extra entry to win this great set!

Our Design Team has been crafting with this wonderful set of products! Check out their posts below and leave them some love. Plus, leave a comment here telling us what you’d pop up with this new die set!! We’ll enter comments on our blog, those of our Design Team, plus our YouTube comments on this video into a random drawing and choose one winner with a U.S. mailing address to receive a set of dies. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Alison Heikkila

POP Frames add a Pop of Fun!

The new Stampendous POP Frames let you add an easy pop-up frame to your cards in so many different ways! You can use these frames horizontally, vertically, or even in a clever method to double it and make a shaker card! Would you like to win a set of these dies??? Then read on!

Perfect for framing photos, greetings, or just for using with any of the seven coordinating Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets, this set of dies is so very versatile. Three sets of nesting dies are perfect for framing greetings or small images, and a great card edger helps you make a decorative panel perfect for your personal messages.

Our Design Team has been crafting with this wonderful set of products! Check out their posts and leave them some love. Plus leave a comment here telling us what you’d pop up with this new die set!! We’ll enter comments on our blog plus those of our Design Team into a random drawing and choose one winner with a U.S. mailing address to receive a set of dies. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

Tropical Treasures

Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.

In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.

Dolphin Play Perfectly Clear Stamps
Go Fish Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 137 Video

In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.

Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 138 Video

We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.

Sepia Tones Create Dynamic Depth

Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!

You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!

Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on with some adorable things for you to win, enjoy, and be inspired by focused on your favorite beverage – Coffee!! (or tea, or cocoa, or yeah, whatever keeps you warm!).

Stampendous is excited to be participating again with this wonderful event and we’re sponsoring them with a prize, of course! So enjoy our coffee/tea inspiration below, then hop on over to the main hop and join in the fun to win lots of great prizes from top manufacturers!

We’re offering a great duo as our prize! Our sweet Thankful Kitty Perfectly Clear Stamps contain so many cute cats holding warm cups of something caffeinated! (or not!). They’re perfect to use on our Gift Card Wallet Die Set to create gift card holders for coffee or other gift cards.

Thankful Kitty and Gift Card Wallet

Thankful Kitty with coffee mug

Our Design Team is, of course, playing along with some great ideas for using the Stampendous Coffee Themed products.

We hope you’ll hop along to their blogs, check out their great ideas, and leave them some love!


Then remember to visit the actual Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, because that’s where all the prizes and even more inspiration happen!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Hats On for Watercolor!

On My Mind Stamp Set Title

Fran’s latest Watercolor Series Video really makes use of the fabulous On My Mind Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

The set comes with darling flowers you can use to make all kinds of lovely thoughts spring from the head of this beautiful face.

On My Mind Today

She also demonstrates how to use the wonderful Gift Card Wallet Die Set to make gorgeous gifts for any occasion.

Gift Card Wallet On My Mind

But she really started creating some fun when she explored making hats for this sweet character with only a circle and an oval cutting die.

On My Mind Hats

To find out how she created all these great looks, and to see lots more inspiration, be sure to check out our YouTube video. You might want to click on the video so you don’t miss a minute, from mixing flesh tones to making hats! All the great samples are here –

Halloween and Fall Fun!

Our terrific Design Team have been posting some of their great creations for Halloween this week. If you haven’t had a chance to visit their blogs, do stop by and leave them some love!

Our sweet Pumpkin Pals just look like they’re having such a good time!

Our own Jamie Martin shared them here on her blog this week –

Pumpkin Pals Closeup

Kathi Rerek has been playing with the sweet House-Mouse Designs® stamp Chipmunk Treats.

Chipmunk Treat Closeup

These cards, and others they’ve shared this season, are just perfect for those of you who don’t want anything “too scary” for your Halloween/Fall projects! Fran also made this great video for our recent Virtual Catalog Party, sharing some fun ideas for great Fall Cards!

Watercolor Series Bonus Week

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series videos are continuing with the great Daniel Smith Watercolors and other products, along with brand new Perfectly Clear Stamps for October. These great stamp sets are fun for watercolor, but also perfect for any media you like. They will go live for retail on our website on October 15th. But they’re available at your local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores now!

Check out Fran’s Bonus Video for this week (since there are five weeks in October!). It’s a quick look at some really simple watercolor techniques that can get you painting in no time!


Gnomes for all Seasons

The new Stampendous Gnomes and Friends Die Set gives you tons of options for creating darling gnomes and their families for the Holiday Season. In a new, exclusive video, Fran shows you how to take these darling gnomes and make Santa, Mrs. Santa, and the elves.

Isn’t that sweet?!! What a creative idea. Here’s another…

We challenged our Design Team to create a Halloween witch using these same gnome dies, and teamie Alison Heikkila really rose to the challenge! She created this darling witch with her sweet black kitty using the Gnomes and Friends Dies with a background using the elements from the Corny Candy Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to create a complete card! Be sure to check out her darling project here –

Alison Heikkila

Any other ideas? We’d love to see what you’ve created with our Gnomes and Friends Die Set. Check out our Facebook Fan Group for creative posts from our fans all over the world. Join us at – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous

Happy Holiday Cards from Mini-Masterpieces

Lesson 125 video

Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.

The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.

Winter Pals Stamp Set

We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.

 

So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!