Birthdays are Best – and Winners!

Birthday Bonanza Weekly Theme

 

This week we’ve been looking at tons of great ways to wish your friends and family a Happy Birthday with Stampendous products. And we’ve been LOVING your stories of surprise parties, celebrations, grandkids, and all the joy you’ve shared for birthdays. We think it’s so special that some of you focus your birthdays on the CARDS and not the gifts! We’re so glad when we can help with that. And we’re offering you the chance to win a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to celebrate your birthday on our website, whenever it is! That $20 will go even farther with our Free Shipping (U.S. Retail Orders over $50) promotion running through August 31.

If you’ve read this far… if you’re in Southern California or within visiting distance, make sure you’re on our email list for notifications! Just sayn’! A little teaser for now! hee hee…. you can sign up on our website home page.

Our birthday offerings at Stampendous are just so fun! And our House-Mouse Designs® images just shine at creating birthday fun!

And check out these adorable cards from our classic Design Team samples, then take a glance at some new fun from our team.

Here’s some new, birthday fun from our team! Be sure to give them some love!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

 

And WINNERS!

We were reminded that we never announced the winner of our Keeping Cool themed week. Thanks for keeping us honest, guys! We always have so much going on, that it’s easy to lose track!

The winner of a House-Mouse Designs® Dessert Dive Stamp, chosen by Random.org is

Michelle K Henderson of Crimson Owl Creations

Congratulations!! Michelle, email us with your mailing address at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll get your prize right out to you!

 

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Paisley for All!

Peacock and Paisley

We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. On Monday we met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! (and Free Shipping with Promo Code BLG717 on orders over $50)

On Wednesday we took a closer look at our Poised Peacock. So today, let’s investigate our Paisley Patterns set a little more closely! This awesome set includes six stamps. Five are very definite elements and they have corresponding cutting dies in the die set. The sixth stamp is a wonderful background that is delightful colored in, tone on tone, or even used as a resist pattern. The included stencil/mask set for the five elements is perfect for masking/layering or for coloring them in with stencil brushes, sponges, paint, or other methods.

Fran has created a great video sharing her samples with these fun stamp images:

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns!  U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have so enjoyed this week reading your hilarious adventures with peacocks all over the world. Who knew so many people had chased or been chased by them! You’re all awesome story tellers!! We can sure see that a lot of you would love one of these sets!

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

 

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Paisley”.

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Happy Birthday, America!

House-Mouse Designs Flag Flyer by Jennie Lin Black

We want to wish you a Happy 4th of July from Stampendous! We have some really great House-Mouse Designs® images for celebrating the Holiday, and we wanted to share them with you.

And go ahead and click on the picture above to see more ideas featuring this adorable stamp, Flag Flyer. Remember we’ve got Free Shipping on our website (on retail orders over $50) through the end of August. Time to stock up on products for your Holiday crafting. Be sure to use Promo Code BLG717 so that we know you read our blog.

Here’s who is sharing today –

Kristine Reynolds

And here are some more great samples to brighten your 4th using all our patriotic offerings! Have a safe and fun Holiday!!

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Cute Projects for Coffee Lovers!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Header

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.

Kristine Reynolds K-Cup Holder

 

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!

Jennifer Dove

Lea Fritts

 

 

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!

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

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Keeping Cool! Summer at the Sea

Keep Cool Banner Art

We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, and in our MONDAY post and WEDNESDAY post we explored how our House-Mouse Friends keep their cool. We also have some gorgeous new stamps for those of you who like to keep cool seaside. You can see lots of inspiration with them in our earlier Part of Your World blog series.  As a refresher, we’ll share some of them here! Be sure to comment and tell us what your weather is like this week, ours has been hanging around the low 90’s. Pretty hot for June in Southern California. Are you melting where you are?

 

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

 

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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Where the Wild Things Are – Friday

We’ve been celebrating some Wild Things this week. We’ve got a couple more team members who are sharing today with their wild creations.  Be sure to join us next week when we are “going to the dogs” (and cats)!

We have a couple more of Fran’s samples she made with the Laurel Burch stamps. These great cards show you that wild things don’t have to have wild colors! In fact, black and white can be deliciously wild. Especially when combined with some great embossing powders! Take a look! (you can find all the great wild animals from this week’s posts on our website HERE)

Now head over and take a peek at some great inspiration from the team!

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Part of Your World 4: Yo Ho, Yo Ho Friday

Yo, ho, me hearties! Today is our last of the pirate adventure with Pink Your Life Whisper Friends. We’ve had quite an adventure with treasures yet to be won and if you’ve missed one of our earlier posts this week, you’ll be able to catch up with links at the end of our post! Come back next week as we’ll travel Where the Wild Things Are for our theme week!

 

SSCP111 Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our buccaneer’s in the newest Whisper Friends Pirates Perfectly Clear Stamp Set includes are sailing for adventure with plenty of images to create a fun scene all on its own or coordinates well with other Pink Your Life stamps for oodles of projects!

We couldn’t help putting together a few more products with the beach theme to end our Part of Your World series. Just imagine these little feet on a beach taking its first steps along the shore. Pair this stencil with our Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit for a real fantastic beach look.

DWLS95 Baby Feet Metal Stencil

And this Clipper Ship with lively waves would make a swift project for any stencil technique! Stop by a few of our projects pages below for ideas!

DWLG763 Clipper Ship Metal Stencil

Ready for some pirate inspiration? Here are designers participating in today’s hop –

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Keep on the adventure with posts you may have missed earlier this week!

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

 

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

 

Part of Your World 3: Anchors Aweigh!

Nautical Anchor by Dee Adams

This week has been about coastline views and activities on the shore but next week be on the lookout for more treasure, ye mateys! Until then let’s anchor aweigh with more fantastic sea and beach themed stamps!

SSC1261 Nautical Anchor Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

We had two maritime Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in our April 2017 catalog. We shared Nautical Treasures last week to you in this post and today is Nautical Anchor with wonderful phrases and images for a masculine style card or project.  Here are some fabulous projects from our design team using this set perfect for your seafaring friends and family!

And our week isn’t complete without the beloved characters of House-Mouse Designs and their playful side to getting some sunshine in their day!

We have a great little sentiment that goes well with these sunbathing mice or anytime you want to add a smile to someone’s day.

PYL Hammock by Louise Healy

And to wrap up our week of inspiration, stop by our designer’s blogs today to see their fabulous projects for our theme week and be sure to check out our other posts from this week for more inspiration and ideas!

Pam Bray
Lea Fritts
Jamie Martin
Lea Fritts (Wednesday Post)

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Kristine Reynolds

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea Treasures

SSC1262 Nautical Treasure Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Look at this trove, treasures untold! How many wonders can one cavern hold?

We have been taking a look this week in the deep sea with a trove of ideas to get crafting for summer fun! After today’s post, we’ll be up where they walk next week, and we hope you’ll come and join us!

For today we have treasures to be found on the sea floor and Nautical Treasure is an excellent mixture of images and phrases to make dozens of great projects!

We also have two fabulous single sentiment stamps from our April catalog that go swimmingly with so many of our sea theme stamps and stencils, of course, Stylized Whale stamp and Have A Whale are a perfect match!

That’s it from our blog this week and be sure to stop by our designers posting projects today for more inspiration!

Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

If you missed any of our earlier posts and want to see, all the other fantastic theme products just keep clicking on the links below.
Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Louise Healy
Katy Leitch
Kristine Reynolds

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy

 

Part of Your World 2: Happy Fish

Fish Wishes by Fran Seiford

Down here all the fish is happy! As off to the waves, they roll.

We have so many fun images for our Part of Your World theme that include fish, just look at the happy ones in our Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Stamp set waves and all.

SSCL104 Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

More fintastic fish can be found in our metal stencils that have great open designs to show off colorful scales or filled in a fun zentangle design. Get some help filling them in with the Small and Large Scale stencils too.

Even our House-Mouse Amanda shows a fish some love! Isn’t that adorable!

For more deep sea inspiration stop by to see projects from our design team today!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy