Around the Interwebs…

So many folks make terrific projects using Stampendous! We like to focus on them when we find them, feel free to post your creations on our Flickr group, our Facebook page, or email us with them at

Here are a few that we’ve found recently around the internet! We’re in awe of your talent and variations on every project. What a great bunch of fans we have!

Our first example is from former Design Team Member, Pam Hornschu. Click on the photo to visit her blog and see more of this terrific card. Her Encrusted Jewel Technique is stunning! She’s used our fantastic Vintage Piano Perfectly Clear Stamp set which is retired, but still available HERE.

Vintage Piano by Pam Hornschu
Vintage Piano by Pam Hornschu

Our next example is from the amazing Siobhan from the Recovering Stampaholic blog. Siobhan always makes the most gorgeous creations and she always captures the entire essence of the Fran•táge style of vintage/collage/mixed media. Here she’s used our Mermaid stamp!

Mermaid Shells by Siobhan
Mermaid Shells by Siobhan

A new fan to our Facebook Page, Nithya S, has been making some fantastic samples with our Agapanthus stamp. She’s really stretched so many possibilities to come up with some creative ideas! I love the way she has one of the blossoms “falling” on this card. So creative! Click on the photo to check out her blog! (pssst… this stamp is available at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts)

Agapanthus by Nithya S
Agapanthus by Nithya S

Finally, former BlogStar Yana Smakula has been creating amazing things recently using Stampendous products. We’re always wowed by Yana’s flair and incredibly detailed blog posts! We’re so glad she enjoys using our products! Her blog is in Ukranian, but your browser will translate it for you. Here is her first card using our Carousel Circus Perfectly Clear Set. Click on the picture to visit her blog and see her other cards!

Majestic Unicorn by Yana Smakula
Vintage Circus by Yana Smakula

A quick reminder to make sure your May Fabulous Florals Contributions have been uploaded to the FELinus Linky tool in the right sidebar here, and that you have until Sunday evening to get your coments in for the fantastic prizes being offered in the EnviroTex Resin Collaboration from last week. Great news on that one is that 3 Canadian fans will win prizes as well as 3 U.S. fans!! Wow!!

And tune in Monday when we start a new blog hop with the fabulous folks at May Arts and Core’dinations! It’s going to be spectacular!

Loving Wishes

We have another great tutorial from Yana Smakula here today! She’s using our Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio again to show how these super versatile stamps can even be a darling Valentine!  Butterflies are just such a multi-use image with so many possibilites! Here’s one more that makes this set even more irresistible!
Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here and today I have a quick and easy butterfly card using the new CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set and Black Glass Glitter.
I am honestly in love with these butterflies! They are so versatile, feels like I can use them over and over again on my cards.
As always, I made a few step by step images of how the card came together.
1. I first stamped the large butterfly twice on white cardstock and coloured with copic markers, cut the images out:
I wanted to layer one butterfly on top of another to give the card more dimension. I chose the orange one for the top and placed red one on the bottom.
2. I covered the middle part of orange butterfly with black crushed glass glitter. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives to hold the glitter:
3. Using a die from Spellbinder’s Paper Arts I cut a banner and stamped a sentiment from SSC1159 Rose Thoughts stamp set. Because my sentiment was straight and the banner had a curve to it I positioned acrylic block over the paper banner and placed the stamp on the block following the lines of the banner:
4. I adhered the banner to the butterfly and finished the card:

More Wintry Greetings for All

Yana Smakula’s beautifully clear tutorials, great photography, and adorable, doable cards have made her such a fantastic BlogStar. We’re so grateful for all of the gorgeous cards she’s shared with us during her term.  We sure hope some of you are following her blog, even though she’s in the Ukraine, Google is happy to translate her blog to English for you! And we sure hope Yana is going to stay on as a fan of Stampendous and continue sharing our fun stamps with her followers! Thanks so much, Yana, for your wonderful cards and projects and your valuable tips that made better stampers out of all of us! You are appreciated!
Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here!  I think this card for a chilly Winter makes such a lovely girlie card!
For this project I used one of my favourite SSC1148 Kiddo Snow Globe stamp set along with sentiment from a Snowy Short Stacks.

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Sparkly Winter Wishes

Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here. Today I though I’d share with you one of my favorite types of card – white snowflakes on kraft cardstock.
Having a few different snowflake stamps in your stash allows you to create wonderful and each time different winter backgrounds.
For this card I used snowflakes as well as the snow globe and the sentiment from the SSC1148 Kiddo Snow Globe stamp set.
To create this card I used:
I stamped snowflakes onto kraft cardstock using embossing ink and covered with winter wonderland embossing powder. Its a truly wonderful embossing powder for winter projects as its not your typical white, but a mixture of white with fine silver.
Using white pigment ink I lightly inked the edges of the kraft cardstock:
I than stamped the snow globe on kraft and covered it with white embossing powder, I also stamped snow inside of it:
Using clear embossing powder I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment inside the snow globe:
I adhered Frantage Shaved Ice glitter using Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives:
Finally I cut out the snow globe, added twine and adhered to card using dimensional adhesive:

Resolution – Scrap those Christmas Photos!

Ok… you know you took a ton of pictures of your family at Christmas! Why not start those New Year’s Resolutions right by starting the scrapbook pages NOW! Just get a couple done and you’ll be on a roll to finish right away. Quick while you have to stay up until midnight anyway! – We’re wishing you and yours the most prosperous of years in 2013 and here’s our BlogStar Yana Smakula to get you started with your scrapping!
Hi everyone! Blogstar Yana Smakula here! And today I’d like to share a Christmas layout using some of my favourite Stampendous stamps.
I often scrabook and I use stamps a lot on my layouts because this isa  great way to create custom embellishments, custom pattern paper and more!

Christmas Mini Cards/Tags

So we’re getting down to the wire here! Do you have all your cards and tags done? Why not create a bunch of these easy “mini” cards that can act as a greeting or a tag?! You can sure involve the kids in coloring these adorable Snowy Short Stacks! They’ll have a blast combining the different, easy to match heads and bodies for the cutest creatures imaginable! What a terrific thing to keep them busy while you wrap the last few gifts! With a little help with the cutting, you’ll have darling tags for every gift under your tree in no time!
Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here! Today I’d like to share a set of quick and easy Christmas mini cards with you. I also have a little trick to show you how you can combine alphabet stamps with sentiment stamps to create unique one of a kind sentiments for your projects.
Here’s a peek at one of the cards:
To create these cards I used lovely characters from the Snowy Short Stacks stamp set. I stamped them with Memento ink and quickly coloured with copic markers:Read More »

Stamped Gift Wrap!! Simple Elegance!

Hi everyone! Blogstar Yana Smakula here!

As I was wrapping Christmas presents earlier this week I realized I had zero holiday tags to attach to the gifts to indicate who they are for (and there I though I was all ready for Christmas lol!). So I decided to quickly make a few.
I die cut a few tags out of white cardstock and stamped some holiday images in pink. For some reason I’m absolutely obsessed with pink for Christmas this year.
I also stamped “to” and “from” in black ink, tied a bit of pink twine and attached a tiny pink clothes pin on top:
To take my holiday gift wrapping a step further I decided to make my own wrapping paper. For that I used plain white printer paper and randomly stamped large than small snowflakes in pink (I first stamped large snowflakes and than filled the gaps with smaller ones):
Here’s a look at a wrapped gift – I love how the tag and wrapping paper compliment each other due to the same colour of ink used to stamp the images:
Supplies used to create the tag:
  • Santa image from CRSS04 stamp set and Altered Type Alphabet to stamp “to” and “from”;
  • Ink – Tsukineko;
  • Cardstock, twine and tiny pin – Dovecraft;
  • Distress marker from Ranger (spun sugar) to colour Santa.
Supplies used to create custom wrapping paper:
  • Snowflakes from Kiddo Snow Globe stamp set;
  • Ink – Tsukineko;
  • Paper – plain printer paper;
  • Washi tape – American Crafts.

Joy to the World – CAS Christmas Card Challenge

BlogStar Annette Witherspoon loves our Cling Jumbo Poinsettia stamp. Stamped, colored, cut out, popped up over a piece of old sheet music and some background paper. What could be more Christmasy or cheerful?!!

During her term as BlogStar, Annette has created several different versions using our Poinsettia, all of them stunning. This great stamp is still available in your local Michaels Stores, you know. As well as at many of our fantastic retailers.
We hope you’ve been good this year and worked on your Clean And Simple Christmas Cards! The deadline for this Challenge is today at 11:59 pm…so you still have a little bit of time to load your creations to our linky tool at the right. (the one with FELinus the cat on it, just click on him to be taken to the tool where you can enter a link to your card).  We’re still going to be bringing you some fantastic Clean And Simple (and complex and messy and vintage and fun) cards from now until the big day, we’ve got lots more Christmas spirit to share!
Our Design Team has been super busy this month (I’m thinking I ran them a little ragged between our catalog deadline, our WeeScapes blog and this challenge), but they’ve managed to come up with some really cool inspiration for you if you still need ideas for entering. Check them out below!