Chicks at Home

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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.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set

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.

Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seifor
Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford

We’re giving away three sets of our Everyday Chicks this week as part of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Go check out our Monday Post for all the details and to comment on our great designer cards!

And we have more designers sharing today! Go take a look at how fun these chicks are in action!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

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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.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks by Fran Seiford

The Autism Blog Hop –

 

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

A Sunny Easter Giveaway!

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We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!

Lea Fritts

 

Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!

 

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

 

And remember, our April Catalog is live online today for retail ordering! Be sure to stop by and see all the fun products and the great samples by the team and Fran herself!

Happy Easter!

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

 

 

 

Spring Mash-Up!

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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!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

 

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 –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

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!

 

 

Sneak a Peek at April 2018

Laurel Burch New Products

 

We are taking a look at our Design Team’s favorite cards of the brand new April 2018 Catalog. These products will be live on our website for retail on March 30th! But your favorite store can order this Friday! Be sure to talk to your friendly, neighborhood stamp, craft, or scrapbooking store about ordering your favorites! And be sure to sneak back on Friday to see more, wonderful new products!  We’ll even have a link to the digital catalog for you!

Our new favorites included some wonderful new Laurel Burch images, of course! We’ll do two whole weeks of sharing with these the week of April 30, and the week of May 21. But here are a couple of sneaky peeks to tide you over… (pssst… you’ll be able to see all the samples on our website on March 30)

LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford
LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford

 

LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford
LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford

Now go check out the faves from our Design Team and leave them some nice comments!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Hooray for House-Mouse Designs®

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We’re blogging this week with our playful friends over at House-Mouse Designs®. We are always so excited when the House-Mouse Design Team from the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog can post along with us. When they do we get more chances to have fun, and you get more chances to win! Pull out any House-Mouse®, HappyHoppers®, or Gruffies® stamp and create a simple card. Then enter it at the challenge blog for a chance to win great prizes. Their challenge this week is Bunnies!

Here on our blog, we’re giving away three of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets this week to U.S. winners. Check it out on our Monday Post. The Official Rules are always HERE.

Today we want to look at the newest individual House-Mouse Designs® we’ve introduced in your choice of Wood Mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. Today’s images show our favorite mice enjoying Spring in all its glory. You can click on the picture to visit that image on our website.

HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR115 Puddle Jumpers
HMR116 Peony Song
HMR116 Peony Song
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMN01 Willow Climb
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP84 Juggling Berries
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMP91 Dragonfly Skateboard
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMR117 Dog Ride
HMM20 Petal Paddler
HMM20 Petal Paddler

 

Here are some samples from our Design Team alumnus, Kristine Reynolds. You can click on them to make them larger.

Of course our fabulous Design Team has some inspiration to share with you, too! Stop by and leave them a comment to be entered into our drawing.

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Join us Friday for a look at the birthday, baby and other stamps in this new release.

House-Mouse® Happy!

House Mouse Designs

We love our mousey friends at House-Mouse Designs®, and these little characters are always up to the happiest hijinks anywhere. We’ve caught them scampering around for Spring and they couldn’t be more delightful. And our Design Team just loves coloring this wonderful work by artist Ellen Jareckie.

Ellen colors the House-Mouse Designs characters with colored pencils and turpenoid or gamsol or with ProMarkers. You can watch her coloring in our booth at CHA the year we launched the House-Mouse Designs® stamps here: (sorry about the vertical video, we didn’t know any better back then)


You can see the ProMarkers coloring chart on the House-Mouse.com website by clicking HERE.

We also have coloring charts for these wonderful characters on our website. There are charts for Copic Markers, Distress Markers, Tombow Markers, Irotijen Colored Pencils, and Spectrum Noir Markers. These easy references are available HERE.

One of the things we’ve loved most about carrying the House-Mouse Designs images is working with the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog folks. These wonderful blogs, a new challenge every two weeks, have so much inspiration and wonderful chances to win free products. Our good friends at Simon Says Stamp sponsor prizes for this blog, and designers from all over the world play along and share their wonderful cards! Do visit and leave some nice comments about their hard work.

The most fun we’re having with our newest mousey offerings is with this Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set – So Sweet

SSCM5004 So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSCM5004 So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps

These adorable mice have some of our happiest greetings yet, and they’re just perfect for jumping out of baskets, sitting on cupcakes, admiring your yummy garden veggies and jumping for joy. Check out these adorable cards by our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons! Notice how Debi added mice from the So Sweet set to the Birthday Mischief, Juggling Berries, and Cheese Puff cards for added fun!

HMM18 Strawberry Wish by Debi Hammon
HMM18 Strawberry Wish by Debi Hammons
HMP84 Juggling Berries by Debi Hammons
HMP84 Juggling Berries by Debi Hammons
SSCM5004 So Sweet by Debi Hammons
SSCM5004 So Sweet by Debi Hammons
HMP89 Birthday Mischief by Debi Hammons
HMP89 Birthday Mischief by Debi Hammons
HMP92 Cheese Puffs by Debi Hammons
HMP92 Cheese Puffs by Debi Hammons

Of course our Design Team is ready to share some great projects with you, and we’ve got links for some of the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team as well. Hop around this week and leave as many mice comments as you can, we’ll give away 3 of the So Sweet sets this week to U.S. Winners by randomly drawing from the comments.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Bunny Hoyle

Lorraine Aquilina (Lols)

 

Brush Up Your Sentiments

 

We always love having new word stamps! They can really brighten and change up a card even if you’re using a well-loved flower or background, and these new sentiments can really take the card to the next level! They have big open spaces that allow for doodling, coloring, painting, stenciling, paper piecing, and so much more! We know you’re going to love our new Great Big Greetings!! They’re available wood mounted or on Stampendous Cling Rubber!

W200 Great Big Thank
W200 Great Big Thanks

 

W199 Great Big Happy
W199 Great Big Happy

 

P317 Great Big Love
P317 Great Big Love

Our team has come up with some wonderful projects featuring the Great Big Greetings! Here are a couple, and there are links to more below using these or our Brushed Wishes or Brush Alphabet! Wow! So much inspiration for saying just what you want to say!  HINT: Visiting our website at http://www.stampendous.com and typing “great big” into the search box will show you all the stamps and projects!

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

 

Be sure to join us next week for some wonderful fun with the latest Stampendous stamps from Laurel Burch!!! Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss it!