Hip, Hip, House-Mouse!

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Hooray for our little friends in mousey grey and brown! This little family is just the cutest thing around, and they’re always having so much fun together. You know they each have personalities and quite the story, and even though you can color them how you like, each one has a color scheme especially for them. Our House-Mouse Designs® Coloring Pages tell you their little story and help you color them to match. You can find those here. Each page can be downloaded as a pdf on your computer to guide you.

The House-Mouse family in our April catalog are celebrating birthdays and babies in addition to Summer. Here are a few more sweeties and some Design Team Sharing.

First up, Mudpie has fallen into a snooze from eating too much birthday cake, and Maxwell has a surprise planned! Those two!!

HMP89 Birthday Mischief
HMP89 Birthday Mischief
Birthday Mischief by Kristine Reynolds

 

HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP94 Birthday Gift
HMP90 Feeding Baby
HMP90 Feeding Baby

 

You can click on them to check them out on our website. They’re available now at all your favorite stamp stores.

Our Design Team has some great project to share. Remember to comment, because we’re giving away three sets of our So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps to lucky US Winners. (all the details on Monday’s post HERE).

 

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

 

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!

Brushed Alphabet Greetings

We’re sharing our Brushed Wishes and our Great Big Greetings this week. For the article about our Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, see TUESDAY’s post. We’ve even added a new alphabet to our collection with our new brush lettering. It’s so clever, too! Fran wanted to make this alphabet big enough for your mixed media, decorative painting, scrapbooking, or cardmaking uses. In order to get the letters bigger, she left out the Q, X, and Z in the set and supplied you with a handy extra stroke that can be used as quotation marks, an apostrophe, or can be added to other letters to make the missing ones. Here’s how it works (this guide is included with your alphabet set):

Brushed Alphabet Caps QXZ guide.
Brushed Alphabet Caps QXZ guide.

Here’s the Brush Alphabet Caps:

SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Caps
SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Caps

Here’s the Brush Alphabet Lower Case:

SSC1274 Brush Alphabet Lower Case

You can see how this cute alphabet makes it easy to put any greeting you want on your card or project:

House-Mouse Teddy Friend
HMM19 Teddy Friend and SSC1273 Brush Alphabet Lower Case by Kristine Reynolds

 

Love You Brush Alphabet by Debi Hammons
Love You Brush Alphabet by Debi Hammons
Brush Alphabet and Great Big Love by Kristine Reynolds
Brush Alphabet and Great Big Love by Kristine Reynolds

Check out some other alphabet samples from our team:

Janelle Stollfus

Brushed Wishes Week

Hello all! This week you’re going to see some of our Design Team’s most spectacular work. They have taken our new brushed-style of lettering and just created the most gorgeous projects. We’re really thrilled with the simplicity of this new look, and we’ve got lots more coming your way in our April catalog.

The first of this great group of stamps we have to share with you is our new Brushed Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps. You can click on the picture below to see it on our website.

SSC1272 Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1272 Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps

These great stamps are perfect with the darling House-Mouse Designs images, and with just about anything else. Here are some fun samples from Design Team alumnus Kristine Reynolds.

 

Our terrific Design Team is sharing this week with these beautiful sentiments as well as with our Great Big Greetings. We know you’ll love them all. Please go visit them and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus (previous post)

 

 

Spring Borders Die Set – Part II

Spring Borders Die set

We’re in love with our Spring Borders Die set! If you missed the Monday post, be sure to check it out here! MONDAY

We’re continuing today with an in-depth look at two more of the dies in this set!

The first one is the darling heart cut-out die! This die is designed to cut a “window” in your card’s 5-1/4″ X 4″ or larger, layer. It allows for paper piecing or a lovely peek at the inside of the card. Cutting it out also provides you with lots of little hearts you can use as confetti in your card.

Heart cut out die

 

The next die is the Ribbon Threader Die. These darling daisies just beg for a ribbon, twine, or strip of patterned paper to be threaded through their little holes. Such a cute way to add ribbon to a card or project!

Ribbon Threader Cutting Die
Ribbon Threader Cutting Die

 

Take a look at the great designs by our Design Team today! Be sure to leave them a nice comment so we can enter you to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies.

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

Decor-ate to Your Heart’s Content!

6X6 Cling Rubber

Fran’s 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamps are just ideal for creating home decor in addition to cards and papercrafts. Along with our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Rubber, these stamps put a variety of creative backgrounds at your fingertips. And their acrylic handles make them easy to use with any media from paint to ink and beyond. We hope you’ll give them a try and share what you create with us. You can load your creations to our Facebook Group, or directly to our website! We love sharing your art.

The great thing about these images is how subtly they can add a bit of texture to a card. Look at this great sample by Kristine Reynolds. The yellow background card has been delicately enhanced through the use of our 6CR002 Crackle stamp! It’s really subtle, but adds so much to the worn feel of the card along with the embossing powder and natural mica on the edges.

Coneflower by Kristine Reynolds
CRS5104 Coneflower by Kristine Reynolds

 

6CR002 Crackle
6CR002 Crackle – Close-up

More of our Design Team members have things to share with you today from our new 6 X 6 collection!

Louise Healy

Leadonna Fritts

Also, be sure to check out our social media this weekend, where we will be sharing from our booth at Creativation! There’s bound to be lots more 6 X 6 fun!

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Our Facebook Group

Our Instagram

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2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Once again Stampendous is proud to join the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with some festive warm drinks! And prizes, of course!

Be sure to visit the hop page (click on the link or the picture above) and check out all the rules and such. The Coffee Loving Cardmakers group is giving away the prizes for us, so you need to follow their rules.

This time around we’re giving away two of our delightful House-Mouse Designs® stamps, and the winner can choose wood mounted or cling rubber.

HMV35 Warm Drink Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp
HMV35 Warm Drink Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp

 

Warm Drink by Kristine Reynolds
Warm Drink by Kristine Reynolds
Coffee Crazy by Kristine Reynolds
Coffee Crazy by Kristine Reynolds
HMR99 Coffee Crazy Wood Mounted Stamp
HMR99 Coffee Crazy Wood Mounted Stamp

 

Some of our Design Team are also playing along to help us promote this super fun blog hop! Check out their work below, then go make your own submission to add, and maybe win some caffeine-crazed meeces for yourself!! (P.S. There are LOTS of other prizes! You should really go check out the terrific Super Sponsors for this hop!)

Our Team with Coffee Loving Posts –

Kristine Reynolds

 

See you next week for a whole week of Laurel Burch for the Season!!!

 

Merry and Bright Friday!

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It’s been Merry and Bright all this week with some great ideas for holiday projects!  In case you missed them here are MONDAY and WEDNESDAY‘s posts. Next week we’ll be sharing with all of our Laurel Burch images for Christmas! And there will be Prizes, be sure to tune in Monday! Today, we’re sharing awesome cards to add a little, special, sparkle to Christmas.

In addition to our great holiday stamps this year, we released some awesome new essentials. Have a look at some of these wonderful products!

First up is our brand new Twinkle Glitter! This vintage-looking glitter adds a ton of sparkle wherever it goes. We like to add a focal piece on top of our Sticky Panels and then fill the rest of the exposed adhesive with this blingy wonder. The random sizes and shapes of the granules just fill up the space and sparkle and twinkle when you turn the card. Stunning!

Here’s a swatch (you can click on any of these pictures to visit the products or projects on our website) so you can see the grain size and shape variations, it’s really cool.

FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter
FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter

It comes in a beautiful, big jar, so you have lots to play with!

FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter
FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter

It was a huge favorite with our Design Team this year. Here you can see a sample by Kristine Reynolds using the Twinkle Glitter behind our beautiful Pinecone Decoration stamp. You can see the extreme level of twinkle this glitter throws out!

Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds
Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds

 

Another great new product we released this season was our Ice Pink Embossing EnamelIce Pink joins last year’s Rose Gold and Iced Blue in the Frantage Embossing Enamels line. These pearly metallics are holiday perfect! Photographs cannot do them justice!

FREG050 Ice Pink Embossing Enamel
FREG049 Rose Gold Embossing Enamel
FREG048 Ice Blue Embossing Enamel

This terrific sample from Louise Healy uses the Ice Pink Embossing Enamel over the top of Silver Embossing Paste  and the Ornament Mix stencil to create a fantastic molten magic card! It’s magical! You can find the directions and supplies on our website here!

Embossed Ornament Mix Card by Louise Healy
Embossed Ornament Mix Card by Louise Healy

 

Our team is waiting to share their very, merry best with you today! Go ooh and aah over their samples and leave them some nice comments! They love it when you enjoy their inspiration.

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

Merry and Bright Midweek

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We’re celebrating the things that make our Christmas Season Merry and Bright this week. You can see the great posts from Monday if you missed it. We have some more fun inspiration for you here today! Here are some more fantastic new products that are perfect for your holiday card making, gift wrapping, home decor, or even gift giving! Check out some of our fun Christmas Perfectly Clear Stamps. Both Snowman Wishes and Poinsettia Wishes contain a ton of awesome greetings you’ll use every year, plus a great border stamp that makes your card “one-and-done” easy. You can use any part of the border for a card the size you like. Both of these are terrific choices from the pen of our own Fran Seiford.

SSC1266 Snowman Wishes
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes
SSC1267 Poinsettia Wishes
SSC1267 Poinsettia Wishes

The wonderful Cardinal Border is the same sort of idea from the delightful Laurel Burch Collection. This set comes with lots of greetings, small elements for envelopes or Christmas newsletters, and a great border that can really create a fast card for you. Next week we’ll share tons of Laurel Burch Holiday Inspiration, don’t miss it! Have a look:

SSCL106 Laurel Burch Cardinal Border
SSCL106 Laurel Burch Cardinal Border

We also have some wonderful new Wood Mounted/Cling Rubber (your choice) stamps that give you that “one-and-done” success. Our Parchment Candle,  Angel Blessing, Santa on his Way, Pinecone Greeting, Birdie Greetings, Warmest Wishes, Our Doorstep, Winter Home and our Dog Tree, Cat Tree, and Bird Tree stamps are all sized for the top layer of a standard card. This makes it so easy to stamp or emboss them in a solid color, or if you have more time, color until your heart is content.  You can find the stamps below on our website on the last pages of the Christmas stamps section. Each one comes in wood mounted or cling rubber.

We also have our delightful Merry and Bright Ornament stamp! It’s perfect for stamping and embossing in several colors for an easy, quick, card!

P309 Merry Ornament
P309 Merry Ornament

It looks fantastic on this card by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons.

P309 Merry Ornament by Debi Hammons
P309 Merry Ornament by Debi Hammons

Here’s some great inspiration from our Design Team today to make your holiday more Merry and Bright:

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Ok, We Admit the Mice Were Stirring!

So, yes, the mice are stirring, those cute little critters from House-Mouse Designs, you just can’t keep them quiet. We’ve got some more fun images for you this year, and our design team has some great inspiration. We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and you are ready for some Christmas and Winter Fun! The mice certainly are! All stamps are available wood mounted or in Cling Rubber on our website or in local scrapbooking and stamping stores near you! You can click on any picture to be taken to the website for more inspiration and projects from our great team.

HMR105 Window Wonder
HMR105 Window Wonder
HMP79 Leaf Sledding
HMP79 Leaf Sledding
HMM15 Nap By Candle
HMM15 Nap By Candle

Our Design Team members with great inspiration on their blogs today are:

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds