Elements of Excitement!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

This week we’re celebrating those cool Elements that make our holiday cards so exciting. And we’re offering a special shout out to our newest family favorite, Twinkle Glitter!

Fran’s Glitzy Adhesive Technique and Encrusted Adhesive Technique are perfect for making a glittering area of bling behind any focal point layer. They’re super easy to do! Just apply a layer of our Sticky Panels, adhere your focal point on the adhesive area, then sprinkle your favorite blings on the remaining, exposed adhesive… Voila!! If you use embossing powder, you’ll want to heat it, but you can mix embossing enamels, glitters, mica, color fragments, glass glitter and more for some ultimate excitement.  There are sooo many looks you can achieve!

 

As you can see, the Design Team has lots to share with you today!! Click below to see more of their great projects, some of them have more than one, because they posted on Wednesday as well! Leave everyone some love so we can enter you in the drawing to win a jar of Twinkle Glitter. (contest details are HERE from Monday).  AND, in case this doesn’t give you enough to work on this weekend, here are some videos of Fran demonstrating this incredibly fun and easy technique.

 

Sharing Today –

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Friday)

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Thanks for visiting with us today!! We appreciate your visits. Remember we’ve got free shipping on our website, too! But only until the end of August.

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Elements of Excitement – and A Winner!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

The time for Holiday stamping is here! And this year, why not add some Elements of Excitement to your Christmas and holiday creations? Our July Catalog featured a really nice, two-page spread showcasing the Embossing Powders and Glitters that are just so perfect for seasonal glimmer and warmth.

You can see the whole catalog here – JULY 2017 Stampendous Catalog  or for a look at our Elements suggestions, we’ve made a quick PDF you can download here: Elements of Excitement

These sparkly and super dynamic elements are perfect for Fran’s Encrusted Adhesive Technique and Glitzy Adhesive Technique. Both of these techniques allow you to make dynamic cards with a ton of bling and excitement! A perfect example is this great card by Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds. You can click on it to see the project instructions and supplies.

Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds

This great card also features one of our brand new elements, Twinkle Glitter! This super cool glitter is ultra shiny and full of random shapes, so the light just bounces off of it in every direction. So lush and fantastic!

And it comes in a really big jar! Bet you’d like to win some… !!! We’ll send three winners their own jar of new Twinkle Glitter. U.S. addresses only, OFFICIAL RULES LIVE HERE. Just leave us a comment below on any post this week and tell us your favorite thing about holiday stamping!

Our design team is sharing their Elements of Excitement this week! Here’s a start from two of our talented designers:

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

 

And we have a Winner!

In our Lighthouse Day giveaway, we’d like to congratulate

Kayla F.

oooh, and we’d really love to read her story about a haunted lighthouse! But meanwhile, Kayla, email us your mailing info and we’ll get your stamp right out to you. Drop us a line at submissions@stampendous.com

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Part of Your World 1: Look at this Stuff!

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Wouldn’t you say our collection’s complete?

We’ve been swimming with mermaids this week in our Part of Your World 1 series. Be sure to join us next week for Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea!

Today we’re sharing one of our most popular stamps of all time! Our Mermaid stamp has been with us since January 2011, and she’s still one of our best sellers.

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She’s been featured in some of the biggest craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics, and she’s been offered by most of our independent retailers as well. She’s been the focus of tons of wonderful projects like the ones below: (click on them to make them larger)

 

But the pièce de résistance, we’re sure you’ll agree, is this amazing project by Design Team Alumni Suzanne Czosek! This project is our all-time most pinned project on Pinterest! It’s been shared and pinned to boards almost 8,000 times! Isn’t it luscious, with all that Halo Glitter, and Color Fragments, and so much more goodness! It’s really one of our favorites ever!

Do you have a sample you’ve made with our beautiful Mermaid Stamp? We’d love to see it! Feel free to post it on social media and tag us with #Stampendous or @Stampendous. Or post it on our Stampendous Facebook Group, our Stampendous Flickr Group, or email us at submissions@stampendous.com.  You can also upload a Stampendous project of your own at any time at https://www.stampendous.com. On the front page of our site you’ll see a place to Submit Your Project.

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A Year of Favorites from 2016

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Happy New Year! We are back in the office and ready to celebrate 2017 with exciting new products and innovation at Creativation 2017!

We also want to take a short walk through the posts of 2016 and share our most favorite events and products we had the fortune to blog. It was a tough process only to pick just a few posts when we had SO many exciting events like our collaborations with new companies and new product lines, but these posts show a glimpse at the fantastic year we had in 2016!

Faces of Stampendous

Faces in papercrafting and journaling are a steady trend, and we added more pleasant ones for stamping them up in style. This is just one of many samples with Beautiful Braid and Feminine Face.

Embossing Poppy Puddles in Melt Media

In March we shared a full week of creative embossing techniques with a glimpse at Fran Seiford’s book “Embossing Techniques From A to Z.” Here’s an example from our posts that week using the fabulous technique from Fran on melting embossing powders.

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Nathalie Kalbach Blog Hop

This was the year of remarkable foam stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach for our January release and the designers from Nathalie’s Creative Squad joined our team for a week of mixed media fun! You can see from this peek at Marsha Valk’s project during the hop that it was full of vibrant projects!

Photo credit: Marsha Valk Blog

Mice Beachy Scenes

These mice were popping up throughout the year for each season of products, and the summer scenes were all incredibly fun for our design team to create cards. This favorite Sandpiper scene is by Lea Fritts and sums up our entry into the sweet summer months of the northern hemisphere.

Sandpiper Hello by Lea Fritts

 

There are Always Flowers

Flowers are always in bloom at Stampendous, and we pulled them together in June for a wonderful bouquet of projects. This is a beautifully painted canvas made by Debbie Cole with a combination of flower and butterfly stamps from our April catalog.

 

Pink Your Life

We were and still are thrilled to be working with Pink Your Life to make their line of stamps designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Each release just keeps getting more amazing! You are going to love the new ones coming out soon!

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Here’s A HOOT For Decorative Painting

Yes, we do give a HOOT for some amazing artists who gather at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter convention! It was incredibly fun to meet everyone and share the art of combining stamps with decorative painting! Another creation by Debbie Cole using Fox Friend stamp shows just how fun it can be to stamp and paint!

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Stack It Up For Fall and Winter

This little woodland creature is part of a creative Stampendous product we call Stack stamps. It’s the paper dolls of stamping, just mix and match heads, bodies, arms, legs and hats to create a bevy of woodland and snowy images. The Fall and Winter themes for these stamps were packed into these three sets; Woodsy Stack, Winter Stack, and Costume Stack.

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Starry Swirls

Fran was inspired to design a swirled background stamp after creating a night scene with the Cling Mermaid Stamp Set, so in our October release, we included sunflowers for a Van Gogh stamping theme.

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Bible Journal With Stampendous

Bible journaling took an updated look with two new stamp sets that will stay current no matter what chapter or verse you are studying. Take a peek at Bible Promises and Bible Journal on our website if you haven’t seen them yet, they really are great tools for creatives journaling in their Bibles.

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Inspirational Sentiments and More

We remembered the holiday season with our great selection of sentiment and background stamps that tell of the spirit and traditions of Christmas. This cheerful card by Kristine Reynolds is only one of many shared throughout the week from our design team.

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There were so much more favorites from our posts in 2016 from our mixed media products, company collaborations, and new introductions to team members and more products. It was an overwhelmingly blessed year, and we look forward to 2017 with the same excitement! Hang on, it’s going to be a fantastic year at Stampendous!

Starry Night Urban Scribbles – Vicky Papaioannou

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We heard from Vicky Papaionnou, remember earlier this month we shared her Inspired by the Sea journal page, and she is journaling with Nathalie Kalbach’s Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set this time. WOW, are we delighted she let us know. You can see more details over on the Simon Says Stamp blog, here as well as the video we’ve linked up below.

Urban Scribbles is more than just a stamp set, it is a mixed media stamp and stencil set. It includes a detail cling rubber stamp, and a two-sided foam stamp with a silhouette stamp side and a block cut style stamp on the other side, plus a fun stencil design. It’s a complete designing tool for your mixed media, canvas and papercrafting projects. Check Simon Says Stamp as well as other online stores and local stores for this terrific stamp and stencil set.

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NKCFS03 Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set

Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop Winners!

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Time is flying by this August and we have our winners selected for our hop with Creative Impressions! Thank you for stopping by and commenting along the hop!

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Each winner will receive a package that includes an assortment of ribbons and hardware from Creative Impressions, PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall stamp set. US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Here are our winners!

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Becca Cruger

Pam Bray’s Friday Post

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Janelle Stollfus’ Monday Post

Debbie Bassett

Congratulations! Please email with a subject line “Creative Impressions Hop Winner” your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com

 

Inspired By The Sea – Vicky Papaioannou

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Vicky Papaioannou at Clips n Cuts blog is an art journal and card maker extraordinaire  She lives in Greece, surrounded by the incredible Mediterranean Sea which inspired her latest journal page using some of our beach themed products!

She has a splendid video to watch with great detail for your inspiration into a porthole view journal page design. (plus we have to admit we’re in love with her gorgeous accent!)

Stop by her blog post today for more on this fabulous project.

Vicky used our Seashells stamps set, included template and die set, plus the Beach 5-Jar Embossing Kit for her project. We just love what she did with them.

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Stampendous Creative Impressions Blog Hop Finale

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Happy Friday! It’s our final day on the hop. We sure enjoyed sharing some of our creations using Creative Impressions products with you and maybe inspired you with them.

Thank you for joining us this week and we’ll be here next week with our House-Mouse and projects in paint!

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Comment during our hop on our posts and participating design team posts linked below for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! Each winner will receive a package that includes an assortment of ribbons and hardware from Creative Impressions, PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall stamp set. US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Now let’s get hopping for a great finale!

Friday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Janelle Stollfus
Tenia Nelson
Laura Drahozal

We wouldn’t want you to miss the hops from earlier this week so here they are for an extra dash of inspiration!

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Laura Drahozal

 Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Tenia Nelson

 Monday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Janelle Stollfus

Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop Day 3

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It’s Stencil Thursday on a hop! Look to our stencil veterans today who are bringing the inspiration and be sure to come back tomorrow for the Friday Finale.

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Oh did you know we have three prize packages for Stampendous and Creative Impression fans who comment? Just leave a thoughtful note in the comment section of each blog post this week for a chance to win one of these great prizes! Each winner will receive a package that includes an assortment of ribbons and hardware from Creative Impressions, PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall stamp set. US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Now let’s get hopping for great inspiration from our designer’s posting a project today.

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Laura Drahozal

In case you missed an earlier post this week we have you covered. Just hop on through the links below!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Tenia Nelson

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Janelle Stollfus

Stampendous Creative Impressions Blog Hop Day 2

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We are back to our terrific hop using Creative Impressions products! Enjoy today’s inspiration and we’ll be back again tomorrow!

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Comment during our hop on our posts and participating design team posts linked below for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! Each winner will receive a package that includes an assortment of ribbons and hardware from Creative Impressions, PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall stamp set. US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.

Now let’s get hopping for great inspiration from our designer’s posting a project today.

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Tenia Nelson

 

If you missed an earlier post we would love for you to hop on over and see more!

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Janelle Stollfus