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!!
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).
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!
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!
We’re sharing our Brushed Wishes and our Great Big Greetings this week. For the article about our Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, seeTUESDAY’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):
Here’s the Brush Alphabet Caps:
Here’s the 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:
Check out some other alphabet samples from our team:
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
More of our Design Team members have things to share with you today from our new 6 X 6 collection!
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.
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!)
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.
It comes in a beautiful, big jar, so you have lots to play with!
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!
Another great new product we released this season was our Ice Pink Embossing Enamel. Ice 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!
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.
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:
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!
It looks fantastic on this card by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons.
Here’s some great inspiration from our Design Team today to make your holiday more Merry and Bright:
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.
Our Design Team members with great inspiration on their blogs today are: