Christmas Gift Wrapped

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Snowman Holly Pillow Box by Kristine Reynolds

We love to be ready with a gift and sometimes those last minute ones are hard to wrap, but we have a handy solution. Download and print our pillow box template HERE on cardstock, grab some stamps and coloring medium and create a festively wrapped gift in no time.

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Retired – Jumbo Vintage Santa Bag by Tobi Crawford (Alternate Stamp Jolly Santa)
Add your own style to gift bags whether they are brand new of upcycled. It seems a bag is available that can get a little jolly update for gift giving.

Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson
Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson

Of course, we hope your last minute gift wrapping isn’t too overwhelming. House-Mouse Monica relates if it is stacking up to Gifts Galore.

Now let’s see more wrapped up inspiration from our designers today –

Alison Heikkila

Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!

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PenPattern Gift Wood Mount Stamp

 

Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford
PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Vintage Yule in the Spotlight

The spotlight this week of our vintage Christmas images look fabulous on their own, but when our Essentials are added they have a magical factor.  If you want to see the magic up close on any of our Essentials, you can check them out on our website, or look at the January Catalog (pages 78-91) to zoom in on swatches of all our current product list.

Tobi Crawford added a halo of Spoonful of Snow around Ribbon Bird and it makes a shiny texture to the once smooth white cardstock. Love that look!

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford
Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford

Sparkling and shimmery is newly fallen snow, so why not add some on your snowy card? Debi Hammons added Micro Glitter to the snow of her Christmas Cottage card and boy does it shimmer and sparkle. Trust us.

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Christmas Cottage by Debi Hammons

 

Janelle’s Train Postcard card is stately sparkled with Micro Glitter on a few elements across the horizon and the oval frame. It’s just enough bling to add some interest to this vintage collage.

Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus
Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus

This Ribbon Bird card by Pam Hornschu is gorgeous with lots of Frantage embossing on the bird and Ornate Border. The extra sparkle from the Halo Glitter across the base completes this card nicely.

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu
Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu

Our vintage yule is fantastic no matter how you create with it and our designers are here to inspire you to try out our Essentials with Fran’s signature style. To see tutorials on any of those techniques you can check out the playlist on our Youtube Channel and subscribe so you won’t miss out on any of our upcoming videos!

So are you ready for some more inspiration? Take a hop over to today’s designer’s blog, I know you’ll find some there.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Dove

Lea Kimmel

 

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Snowy Scenes of Yore

Our vintage yule stamps capture the charming style of years long ago for your projects today. The Snowman Holly and Winter Delivery images are some of the sweetest we make and are great for cards and scrapbook layouts. They would even look wonderful as decor on a mantle of shelf.

Check out these snowy cards for some inspiration on your next handmade project.

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Snowman Holly by Tobi Crawford
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Winter Delivery by Suzanne Czosek
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Snowman Holly by Jennifer Dove
Winter Delivery by Lea Kimmel
Winter Delivery by Lea Kimmel

Take a stroll over to today’s designer projects and see what vintage goodness they’ve created. Enjoy!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

We’ll be joining Core’dinations in a Mini-Hop! Mark your calendars and get ready for some Christmas inspiration!

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Classic Christmas, Modern Conveniences

Imagine finding a classic Christmas card tucked into the pages of a recent flea market find. Its unique scene and joyful characters make you smile and your crafty fingers get the itch to recreate it with your own style.

Our Stampendous Stamps of the Vintage Yule variety can make an easy task of your new good tidings card. This week our Vintage Yule theme will give you a good start to recreating those classics. Our designers will be joining us later in the week with some great ideas and in the mean time here are a few to get us started.

Vintage Couple by Tobi Crawford
Vintage Couple Card by Tobi Crawford

Tobi’s card has some fantastic vintage Fran•táge Essentials with our Vintage Couple Stamp. Have you looked at our how-to videos? Find out how to create with the Encrusted Jewel Technique with a Christmas theme.

 

Truck of Gifts Card by Janelle Stollfus
Truck of Gifts Card by Janelle Stollfus

This vintage truck is the Truck of Gifts Stamp that not only reminds us of a simpler time, but also couldn’t be more simple to create a card for Christmas. Stamp and color is really all there is to do, like Janelle’s card above.

Train Postcard Card by Debi Hammons
Train Postcard Card by Debi Hammons

Debi Hammons has the wintry scene beautifully created on this card with our Train Postcard Stamp and Fran•táge Essentials.

Each of these samples today have project instructions. For your convenience click on the linked caption below each photo.

And the Stockings Were Hung!

Getting Ready for Christmas

The adorable friends from House-Mouse Designs® have spent all week decorating the house and decking the halls! They’re ready for Santa to come down the chimney and bring them some treats. We’re sharing some great samples from our July Catalog this week made by our terrific Design Team. Maybe one of them will inspire you to get your holiday decorate on!! You can click on the pictures to see the projects on our website with supply list and instructions.

They’ve decorated their tree! Although it’s a wonder they have any ornaments left after Monica’s Balancing Act!

Balancing Act by Jamie Martin
Balancing Act by Jamie Martin

They’ve put the finishing touches on the Christmas Cookies, although knowing Amanda and Maxwell there might not be any left for Santa!

Finishing Touch by Kristine Reynolds
Finishing Touch by Kristine Reynolds

They’ve wrapped the gifts… uh… well… maybe Maxwell, Monica and Amanda are hoping for a ride in Santa’s Sleigh??

Bow Tied by Kristine Reynolds
Bow Tied by Kristine Reynolds

They’ve sung in the Christmas pageant, Mudpie and Monica were the angels!

Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds
Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds

Mudpie even put out the cookies for Santa! And a note… just to explain.

Santa Cookies by Jennifer Dove
Santa Cookies by Jennifer Dove

Finally the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Maxwell is taking no chances that Santa might miss his! He’s even got a peppermint stick for Old St. Nick. Well… what’s left of one anyway!

Stockings Hung by Tobi Crawford
Stockings Hung by Tobi Crawford

We hope you’ve enjoyed our take on Getting Ready for Christmas! We’ve sure had a blast sharing these terrific samples with you! And, of course, we want to close by saying, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Santa Mouse by Kristine Reynolds
Santa Mouse by Kristine Reynolds

 

Quick Holiday Card Making

There is a countdown to the holidays and with that there is also a growing checklist of to-do’s until the end of the year. One item is almost always on there and it’s cards. This week’s theme is going to give you ideas for quick cards. If it’s to make the family newsletter a bit more festive or someone has escaped your well-planned mailing list, we’ll bring you some great samples using great products perfect for quick cards with high impact.

Christmas Diamonds by Tobi Crawford
Yule Diamonds Card by Tobi Crawford

Tobi Crawford created this lovely card with ease using one of the stamps from Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set,  Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and some Stampendous Esesntials.

Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

As we are apt to share great ideas, here are a few blog posts from some of our designers for today.

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Tenia Nelson

Our November Monthly Challenge is in full swing, So Thankful is the theme and we would love to see your creations fill our gallery. Look on the 2014 Contest Challenge Page for contest rules and a details of the November So Thankful Challenge further down the page.


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Falling into a Leafy Friday

It’s amazing how the blog posts just stream along and all the sudden we’ve made it to Friday. Here are some amazing  samples by Tobi Crawford . Take a look, click the link and see how she’s created these fabulous cards.

House-Mouse Designs Fall Float with Jumbo Leaves Card by Tobi Crawford
House-Mouse Designs Fall Float with Jumbo Leaves Card by Tobi Crawford

This incredible card features a gorgeous background! Tobi created a fabulous tutorial for one of our blog posts and you can check it out here.

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Cling Jumbo Leaves Tags by Tobi Crawford

A completely yummy set of rustic tags. See how she made those leaves here. They are gorgeous!

House-Mouse Design Fall Flight Card by Suzanne Czosek
House-Mouse Design Fall Flight Card by Suzanne Czosek

Since we have shared Tobi’s card with House-Mouse Designs Fall Float, it’s only right that we have the Fall Flight stamp appear in the same post. Suzanne Czosek created this stunning sun-kissed card that truly a wonderful project.

Our fabulous designers posting today!

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Today begins a new Challenge month! Go check it out and we can’t wait to see how the gallery grows with thankfulness.

New Stampendous – July 2014 Release Online

 

2014_July_Banner_IntroOur newest products for the Holiday Season are now available on our Website. The Stampendous July Catalog contains more of all the things you love! We’ve added Cutting Dies and Coordinating images for Fall and Winter, there is spooky Halloween; fun, festive and inspirational Christmas; and lots of Snowman fun for your Winter greetings. There are new images from House-Mouse Designs® and almost all of our stamps still come in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™. And over 80% of our products are still Made in the USA!

We’ve made Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique easier than ever with our new Spoonful Kits, and we’ve really turned up the bling with our new Lux Mixes.  So much to enjoy.

Our team will be exploring all of it as the  year progresses, but this week, they’ve all shared their favorite projects from the July 2014 catalog with you as a kind of sneak peek! Let’s have a look!

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Big Blog Hop – Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes!

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The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you’ll be even more astonished!

If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY

Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their  Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we’ll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you’ll see this week.  We’ll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play.

This week we’ve shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want.  You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website.

One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools.

Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

Visit each blog, leave a comment! •  Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!  •  We’ve also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) – we’ll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing!  AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins!  Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Asia King (Oxford, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here’s a little tip! If you get a page that says “Sorry that Page is not here” or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day’s posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.