Cute Projects for Coffee Lovers!

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We’re super excited to be a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop this week! We’ve got some cute projects for you to enjoy from our super talented design team. These would make great gifts for the coffee lovers in your life!

Our own Kristine Reynolds made this adorable K-Cup Holder/Gift Box. It’s just the cutest project ever.

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For her project here, she used our Coffee Background Stamp and House-Mouse Designs Warm Cup Rubber Stamp.

Another great project for the hot drink lovers in your life is this great set of coffee cup sleeves by Laura Weed. With a gorgeous autumn theme, this project keeps your coffee warm and your hands safe. Check out the product instructions HERE.

Check out some other great projects from Designers we love!

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Be sure you’ve visited the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop to get qualified for all the great prizes this week!! You can click on the picture below to go straight there!

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Tropical Punch with Dazzle It

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In keeping with the theme this week of Flowers and Fairies, we have a bonus post for you.

Our good friends at Dazzle It sent me a wonderful set of products from their new Tropical Punch line. Reminiscent of Brazilian Carnivale and all the bright, gorgeous colors of the tropics, this line is intended for making gorgeous, custom jewelry. Especially those popular statement necklaces we’re seeing on all the celebrities.

But, of course, I had to participate by getting some Stampendous/Dreamweaver products in there. So I made a little something different.

My selection, sent by John Bead Corporation, Canadian Distributors of all things jewelry and amazingness, came in this fantastic little muslin, drawstring bag.  I thought this would make a really neat purse for summer visits to theme parks and the beach, so I dolled it up with some Tropical Punch Flair.

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This cute little muslin tote is about 8″ square. Perfect for cell, cards, cash, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

 

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Stencil.

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Small Stencil. The Dreamweaver Stencils products I used are all available at Stencil with Style.

 

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

 

 

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I turned the stencil over and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

I turned the stencil over, carefully matching the top flower, and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them. They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them.  They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

 

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look, but I only had one package. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

OHMIGOSH... now you want some, don't you??!!

OHMIGOSH… now you want some, don’t you??!!

I had enough to make two, and I'm in love with them.

I had enough to make two, and I’m in love with them.

So the bag had really short ties to pull it shut, and I’m more of a shoulder strap gal. But I received this interesting polyester tubing in my box.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

 

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

There are also these cool sliders that can go on the outside of it for a jump ring to attach something wonderful.

 

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Well, I threaded my polyester tubing through the casing in the top of the purse. I didn’t receive any end caps, so I pushed the cable ends through two of these sliders.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow… a super cute shoulder strap!!

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow... a super cute shoulder strap!!

Finally, I just sewed on my gorgeous flowers and a bunch of the other beads and lucite flowers that I received. I totally love this darling bag!! If you love this look, head over to the Dazzle It Blog to see what lots of other designers did with their Tropical Punch products!

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Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop Friday

It’s our big hop day with the incredible products and talented team from Clear Scraps and we are having some serious fun creating with acrylic in all shapes and sizes, it’s clearly a good match for us. If you’ve enjoyed the projects this week why not stay connected through our social media hangouts found in the sidebar and continue to see new projects we make with Clear Scraps!

We love so much about the clear canvas idea we’d like to share a few projects from our designer Wendy Price. We mentioned earlier this week that she is on the Clear Scraps design team, too, and she gathered up some really neat projects for us to share today and why didn’t I think about getting these from her earlier? Really, they are fantastic!

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PenPattern Butterflies Blessed Board by Wendy Price
Kaffee Klatsch Bouquet Layout by Wendy Price
Kaffee Klatsch Bouquet Layout by Wendy Price

 

Now, if you’ve just joined our hop today you have missed a week of great projects from our teams and to make it easy to hop back to see them here are the rest of the posts on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY. They are worth checking out!

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th.Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

Grab  a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite sipping drink and sit down for some gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have in store for the hop today! I had a little peek at a few projects and you are going to be blown away!

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin

Clear Scraps Blog

RubberStampMadness Magazine

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Happy 36th Anniversary to one of our industry’s most amazing publications! RubberStampMadness Magazine and I started stamping together 36 years ago, and they’ve always been one of my favorite magazines in the industry.

They’re not cutesy, they’re not trendy (although they are always aware of the trend), but they are always “artsy” – with a little fartsy mixed in!! Their contributing artists have humor and HUGE stamp collections which they mask and layer to create works of art more often than “greeting cards”.  They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they’ve sure been mine. I still have every single issue and have subscribed almost continuously for their entire time in print. I’ve met pen pals in their classified ads with whom I’ve exchanged cards for years, I’ve used their store location guides on every road trip vacation we’ve taken, and I’ve even been published in their pages.

Now you have an opportunity to get a free issue! In honor of their anniversary they are going to send the first 36 people who email them and mention our blog and my name a free issue. So fire up your email, send a note to kendra@rsmadness.com with your home address, and tell her that Laura from the Stampendous Blog sent you! Good Luck! Even if it’s the only RSM issue you ever own, you’ll thumb through it a million times! And you’ll see something new every time you do!

Thanks, RSM for your generous offer!! And here’s to at least 36 more years of inspiring stamp art, new techniques and artsy folks!

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Laura Weed – Graphics Manager, Website Administrator, Social Media Marketing Manager, Design Team Manager – Stampendous

 

Coloring with Spectrum Noir

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It’s our second colorful day of the hop with some of our making art themed House-Mouse Designs® images. This week we are excited to have them in the spotlight colored with Spectrum Noir markers, pencils and the new Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens. So far, Kristine has shared a family happenstance while Wendy pursued art, both using the same stamp! If you missed them you’ll want to hop on over to our Monday post to get the details.

Want to know more about Spectrum Noir products?

Spectrum Noir is a range of professional coloring tools. The range includes alcohol markers, blendable colored pencils, inks, Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, and marker storage, and is perfect for crafters everywhere.

There are a total of 168 alcohol-based, acid-free and fast-drying markers. There are 120 wax-based blendable pencils that are great for using on their own or combined with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. AquaTint inks are intense, concentrated liquid water paints (not currently available in the US). The newest addition to our coloring family, Spectrum Aqua, are 48 watercolor markers with high quality dyes, giving flawless, even coverage.

There are prizes!!  First, we’ll be giving away a full set of Spectrum Noir Pencils plus accessories to one participant who completes our Rafflecopter giveaway. Click on the link below the image to get as many entries as you can!

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But, of course, we want you to comment on our Design Team Blogs as always, so we’ll have three prize packages consisting of House-Mouse Designs® Painting Pals, Painted Posies and Making Prints Cling Rubber Stamps by Stampendous PLUS a $30/£30 gift certificate to the Spectrum Noir website. This is open even to our international friends!!

PLUS – There are even more prizes and inspiration on the  Spectrum Noir blog every day!

Here are the participants for today’s hop –

Laura Weed

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Spectrum Noir Blog

Please be sure you’re following our friends on Spectrum Noir on an of their social media channels. You won’t want to miss one bit of this great hop!!

Facebook: facebook.com/SpectrumNoir
Twitter:@SpectrumNoir
Pinterest: @SpectrumNoir #spectrumnoir #spectrumaqua
Instagram: @SpectrumNoir #spectrumnoir #spectrumaqua
Website: www.spectrumnoir.com

Small Business Saturday is HERE!!

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Good Morning! It’s Small Business Saturday! And we’ve got the perfect way for you to support small businesses without ever leaving your home!

Did you know that every order you place on our website is filled by an independent scrapbooking, rubber stamp, or craft retail store? The only time we fill an order is if no one else has the products you’re ordering. But the majority of our orders are filled by small, local businesses. You’re helping these great retailers while, at the same time, having the opportunity to choose from our entire line of products!! Win, Win!!

Our retailers have had a chance to order our great Black Friday – Cyber Monday products at super deep discounts, so they’re standing ready to fill your sale orders! You can see the Featured Products on sale on the home page of our website – www.stampendous.com

We’re sharing projects for our sale items this week so you’ll have a chance to get inspired and see what you can make. If you missed the tag post featuring our Stack Art, it’s HERE.

One of the great Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp Sets on SALE this weekend is our adorable Top Hat Snowman! He’s just the cutest Snowman around and the little bird on his head agrees!! He comes with a FREE Template that can mask him for background stamping or treatments, plus a great snow stencil pattern. He’s a four stamp set including a terrific “snow” border/background, a tiny snowflake, and an adorable little tree. An Amazing Value!!

Here’s some inspiration using this great stamp set!!

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Top Hat Snowman by Laura Weed
Top Hat Snowman by Laura Weed
Top Hat Snowman Candle Holder by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Candle Holder by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Background on a Jumbo Handle Ornament by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Background on a Jumbo Handle Ornament by Debbie Cole
Top Hat Snowman Project Life Page by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Project Life Page by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Card by Debi Hammons
Top Hat Snowman Card by Debi Hammons
Top hat Snowman Winter Journal by Jennifer Dove
Top hat Snowman Winter Journal by Jennifer Dove
Top Hat Snowman by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman by Kristine Reynolds
Top hat Snowman Card by Cyndi Bundy
Top hat Snowman Card by Cyndi Bundy
Top Hat Snowman Border on Build a Snowman Card by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman Border on Build a Snowman Card by Kristine Reynolds
Top Hat Snowman Template Stencil on Bouquet Kiddo card by Jamie Martin
Top Hat Snowman Template Stencil on Bouquet Kiddo card by Jamie Martin

 

Stampendous and Tombow Blog Hop Day 2

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The weekend hop with our friends at Tombow continues today with more fabulous winter wonderland theme projects. If you missed our first day of hops you can start on Friday’s post here. We wouldn’t want you to miss out seeing our designers amazing projects.

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There is a prize package waiting for an owner in this hop. Our prize package will be a Top Hat Snowman stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens! To be eligible to win, you need to comment on our blog that of each designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th at 11:30 am PT. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Like both Stampendous! and TombowUSA on Facebook, too!

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Jamie Martin

Laura Weed

Jennie Garcia

Wendy Price

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Are you Dazzled?

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Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week! We know you’d love to win some goodies to try yourself!  If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY

The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you’re going to need these products. You can find it here – Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We’re giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!

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Here’s a fun project featuring our Cling Blossom Beauty plus our Cling Hydrangea Garden Set and the Hydrangea Garden Cutting Dies Set. This card was made previously by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons. I was able to bling it up very quickly with the addition of just a few hydrangea blossoms cut from the gorgeous turquoise metal sheets. I stamped them with StazOn Ultramarine ink, die cut them with our Sizzix Big Shot, cut between the petals with scissors and crumpled them up a bit, then added some of our gorgeous Teal Micro Glitter with a drop of Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives. Talk about adding a LOT of Dazzle!!

Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
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Individual Hydrangea Blossom with Micro Glitter Center

 

Check out all the terrific projects and leave us your comments! The designers so appreciate when you comment on their blogs. Thanks for hopping with us! Here’s who is playing today:

Stampendous

Asia King

Add a Little Dazzle

Jamie Martin

Lee-Anne Cross

Martha Lucia Gomez

Kate Capper

Lydia Brooke-Evans

Graciela Chavez

Keren Baker

Vicki Dutcher

Cathy Parlitsis

 

P.S. If you click on a blog link and receive a notice that says “this post is not hear” or something similar, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home. That should take you to the home page of that blog and the correct post should be near the top. Thanks for your patience.

 

 

Just Add a Little Dazzle!

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This week we have a special collaboration for you (and yes, there are PRIZES)! We’re playing with Add a Little Dazzle’s Metal Sheets all week, and you’ll be thrilled at the looks you can get when you combine this gorgeous product with stamps, dies, powders, etc!

The company very generously sent each of our Design Team members an assortment of their gorgeous metal. You can punch it, stamp on it, die cut it, cut, sand it to reveal its silver lining, the possibilities are endless! You’ll love playing with this product, and we know you want to win some!

We’re offering three prize packages in exchange for comments on the blog posts this week. The prize package consists of the Stampendous Blossom Beauty Stamp set, the Blossom Beauty Cutting Dies and an Assortment Package of gorgeously colored metal sheets.

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Here’s my sample using the Blossom Beauty. I die cut the flowers after I stamped them with StazOn. I stamped the Butterfly with our W120 Rattan Weave stamp before die cutting him and stamped it on the card front as well. The butterfly is from the Lovely Garden Die Set. Notice that I added our Gold Holographic Dot Sparklers Class A’Peels™ Stickers to the flower center for even more dazzle!

Blossom Beauty with A Little Dazzle by Laura Weed
Blossom Beauty with A Little Dazzle by Laura Weed

We’re doing our blog hop with a Linky Party this time. Below there is a link to each of the participating bloggers/designers today from both the Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle teams! Leave comments on ALL the blogs so we can enter you to win one of our prize packages!

PS. If the Link Tool doesn’t work for you, here’s who is playing today –

Stampendous (you are here)

Add a Little Dazzle

Kristine Reynolds

Cathy Parlitsis

Lee-Ann Cross

Lee Ann Barrett

Tenia Nelson

If you get to a blog and it says something like “that post isn’t here”, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home near the top. That will take you to the blog home, and the blog hop post should be somewhere near the top. Thanks for your patience!

Authentique, Oh So Chic!

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We’re admiring the beautiful papers Authentique Paper sent to our Design Team for our October Catalog samples. We’ll do another BIG Blog Hop in October with Authentique’s Design Team so you can see the gorgeous projects we’re making using their papers. But for now, we’ve got some beautiful paper to give away along with a $20 Stampendous Reward Card. (just one prize this week)  If you missed the other posts, here they are: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

Lea Kimmel

Laura Weed