Holidays with Laurel Burch

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The holidays are in full swing, and there’s nothing more festive than our new Laurel Burch images for this holiday season! We really love the wonderful Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday Cling Rubber Stamps and Dies Set, so we’ll give away three of them this week to lucky commenters on our blog posts and those of our designers! This set has 6 Cling Rubber stamps and 2 Precision Cutting Dies so you can make all kinds of amazing cards, tags and Christmas ornaments this year!

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LBCLD01 LB Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps/Cutting Dies Set

Here are some wonderful examples of great projects we made using this super versatile set!

 

And our wonderful Design Team is sharing their great projects this week, too! Be sure to leave some comments for them. We’d also really love it if you could share some of our Laurel Burch Holiday Cheer on your social media as well. Laurel has lots of fans, worldwide, that you might not think of because they don’t stamp. Her images are so fun to color, and with the dies they’re so easy to cut out, that folks all over will want to see these great ideas.

Check them out:

Louise Healy (Monday)

Lea Fritts (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

Check back tomorrow for a look at our other Laurel Burch Holiday images!  Official contest rules are always HERE!

 

Merry and Bright Friday!

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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.

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FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter

It comes in a beautiful, big jar, so you have lots to play with!

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FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter

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!

Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds
Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds

 

Another great new product we released this season was our Ice Pink Embossing EnamelIce 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!

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This terrific sample from Louise Healy uses the Ice Pink Embossing Enamel over the top of Silver Embossing Paste  and the Ornament Mix stencil to create a fantastic molten magic card! It’s magical! You can find the directions and supplies on our website here!

Embossed Ornament Mix Card by Louise Healy
Embossed Ornament Mix Card by Louise Healy

 

Our team is waiting to share their very, merry best with you today! Go ooh and aah over their samples and leave them some nice comments! They love it when you enjoy their inspiration.

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

Halloween Labels – Potion Safety

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We’re back today with a little public service announcement about your witch’s potions. It’s always so important to label them correctly! Using eye of newt when you needed toe of frog, as we all know, can be an utter disaster. That’s why we’ve created this wonderful Cling Rubber and Cutting Die Set this year – Halloween Labels. You can click on the picture to be taken to the product on our website.

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CLD04 Halloween Labels

The wonderful Janelle Stollfus from our Design Team created some incredible Potion Bottles using plastic milk and juice bottles and some wonderfully drippy Frantage Embossing Enamels. You can click the picture to be taken to the project supplies and instructions.

Halloween Labels by Janelle Stollfus
Halloween Labels by Janelle Stollfus

 

In our own dungeon at Stampendous, we created these marvelous bottles to hold glitters, mica, and other sparkly things with which we make magic every day.

The amazing Lea Fritts from our design team made this wonderful coffin….see, this is the kind of thing that happens when potions go bad!

 

Halloween Labels Coffin by Lea Fritts
Halloween Labels Coffin by Lea Fritts

 

But Lea keeps her potion ingredients all organized in great jars like these below!

 

Halloween Labels Bottles by Lea Fritts
Halloween Labels Bottles by Lea Fritts

 

If  you’d like to see what else is happening in the 31 Days of Halloween, just click on our page to be taken to all the links. Remember to comment and we’ll give away one of these Halloween Labels Sets this week. We’ll draw from all the comments on this post and any on the 31 Days page as well. U.S. mailing addresses only. Our Official Rules are always HERE.

 

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Craft Warehouse Sale!!

The Stampendous Craft Warehouse Sale

will be held this year on

Saturday, October 21 from 7am – Noon.

For five whole hours you can visit our warehouse in Anaheim and take home some astonishing deals on so many of our great products.
We’ll have stamps, cutting dies, glitter, embossing powder, stencils and more!

We can’t wait to see you there!!  Cash or Credit Cards Accepted.

Directions to our office are HERE.

 

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Craft Warehouse Sale!!

The Stampendous Craft Warehouse Sale

will be held this year on

Saturday, October 21 from 7am – Noon.

For five whole hours you can visit our warehouse in Anaheim and take home some astonishing deals on so many of our great products.
We’ll have stamps, cutting dies, glitter, embossing powder, stencils and more!

We can’t wait to see you there!!  Cash or Credit Cards Accepted.

Directions to our office are HERE.

 

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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!

Isn’t it Neat?
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