Happy Holiday Cards from Mini-Masterpieces

Lesson 125 video

Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.

The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.

Winter Pals Stamp Set

We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.


So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!

There’s Gnomebody Like You!

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At Stampendous we’re wild about Gnomes, and our new Gnomes and Friends Die set is so much fun, we can’t stop playing with it!

The sweet set includes everything you need to make large gnomes, small gnomes, girl gnomes, boy gnomes, and a whole woodland of friends and accessories for them to enjoy. There are an incredible 27 pieces in this set, and so many of them can be used with our other great die sets like Snowmen Melt and Truck Load. And, of course, all the gnomes and their friends fit in our new Dome Jar Shaker Die Set for even more fun!

gnomes and Friends Die Set

Fran has been having a lot of fun creating cards with these sweet dies! Check out her video on how to use them here –

And take a look at these terrific cards. You can click on each one to see it larger.


The Stampendous Design Team also been playing with the Gnomes and Friends Die Set! Take a look at their great projects and go leave them some love! We’d really appreciate your sharing these with your friends, too! Thanks!!


Kathi Rerek


Fran’s Watercolor Series Continues

If you’ve ever wondered how to paint those translucent objects (balloons, vases, jars, cups and glasses) with watercolor, this month’s videos are for you. Featuring three new stamp sets full of see-through objects for you to practice this technique, they also feature everyday and special occasion greetings for making great cards for your friends. They can all be found on the Watercolor tab on our website.


Check out Lesson 114 for this week! You can find a list of all previous lessons here – Watercolor Series Links


P.S. We still have three prizes unclaimed from our Video Series Countdown. If you haven’t checked it, you might want to take a look at this video to see if you’re a winner.  [and no, we won’t give them to someone else 🙂 ]  If you were a winner who hasn’t claimed their prize, be sure to email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. mailing address so we can get it out to you!

Looking for Something Crafty?

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March is National Craft Month… are you looking for things to create? Our great Design Team are sharing so many fun creations on their blogs! Take a look, and leave them some love!

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

We’d love to hear what you’re creating! Leave us a comment below letting us know what’s on your work table, and we’ll enter you to win this beautiful Butterfly Frame Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. Of course our Official Rules apply and you need a U.S. Mailing Address to win.

This set is super cute and just the perfect thing for sending greetings to friends when you’re just thinking about them. The butterflies are all one stamp with the frame for super easy cards, just color and add the greeting of your choice.

Butterfly Frame Perfectly Clear Stamps

Or, if you have some extra time and want to step it up, you can use an oval die to cut out the frame and make a shaker card, then cut an extra butterfly to overlap in style.

Butterfly Frame Card

We think you’ll love this new set and want to play all Spring with these delightful butterflies.

What are you making??

New Laurel Burch Images Available

Laurel Burch Stamps 2019

Great news for fans of our Laurel Burch stamps! We have new images in our wonderful July 2019 Catalog. You’ll love these colorful, whimsical images that are so much fun to color!! Don’t forget to download or print our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide so that you can get Laurel’s Unique look! Fran’s Laurel Burch Coloring video also offers lots of tips and hints for achieving this glorious, vibrant look.

Take a look at our newest friends from Laurel Burch.

Heart View
Laurel Burch Heart View LBR015
Laurel Burch Canine Clan
Laurel Burch Canine Clan LBW015


Feline Friends Like You
Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You LBP018
Feline Clan
Laurel Burch Feline Clan LBR016


Feline Love
Laurel Burch Feline Love LBP019


Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110


Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110 – Turn the wheel card by Alison Heikkila

Would you like to win one? Tell us in the comments which of the six new products is your favorite! We’ll pick three winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses and send them their favorite stamp in Cling Rubber. We can’t wait to hear which of these great stamps you prefer! You can comment through the end of the day on Sunday, and we’ll choose a winner Monday morning!


Totally Wild

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Stampendous’ new wild collection from our brand new April 2019 catalog will have you running through the jungle, swinging from the trees, and loping across the savannah with a great new crew of animal friends.

The adorable Lion comes with a fun, fern, circle window die for your WindowRama or other card types. It also includes a separate die for cutting out the lion’s face, and a bobble head die to make his face wobble on a cardstock spring. You can use this wobbler on any of our new animal friends. You’ll love playing with this fantastic set. Of course it comes with the lion stamp and cutting die, some wild grass, and a cute greeting! A complete set!

Lion Cling Stamps and Dies
CLD20 Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

The sweet Elephant never forgets your birthday! He comes with a darling, leafy window for your WindowRama cards, shaker card, or other design. Plus, you get the die for extra leaves to make your card a luscious jungle. You’ll also get the elephant stamp and matching die, plus two greetings!

CLD19 Elephant Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies
CLD19 Elephant Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

Our new Monkey is a bundle of fun! He can swing from so many things on your cards or WindowRama dioramas. In his set you’ll receive the monkey cling rubber stamp, a banana, and a greeting. Plus dies for a jungle vine circle window, extra leaves, the banana, and the monkey are included. A great value!

CLD17 Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies
CLD17 Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies

Finally, a tall Giraffe bends down to see you better. With two greetings, the giraffe cling rubber stamp, and a stand of acacia trees, the giraffe is ready to survey the savannah. He also includes an acacia circle die for your WindowRama set, a clouds/bushes die, and the cutting die for the giraffe himself.

CLD18 Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies
CLD18 Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies

These wild new friends have a ton of possibilities, but wait until you see the accessories they’re bringing to the safari! Stay tuned the rest of the week to see lots more jungle fun. Meanwhile, here is a great look at some adorable samples by Stampendous Founder, Fran Seiford! You can click on any of the pictures above to be taken to the product on our website.

Everyday Chicks Get Around

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Going out into the world with the whole family can be such an adventure! Keeping track of your chicks, is always a challenge as well. With our Everyday Chicks and their handy cutting dies, you can celebrate the victory of getting everyone together for Mother’s Day or just getting out of the house in the morning! Everyday Chicks can do it all!

Check out a few cards by our own Fran Seiford showing the chicks in action. You can click on the picture to visit the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks Graduation by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Graduation by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford


You’ll notice on these cards that our terrific chicks are designed especially to complement our Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This set of greetings has a clean, crisp font that goes perfectly with our fluffy chicks and provides a wonderful amount of versatility when used on its own or with any other stamps!

SSC1281 Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1281 Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our talented Design Team is playing with our chicks this week as well! Please flap on over to their blogs and give them some love.

Lea Fritts

A Sunny Easter Giveaway!

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We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!

Lea Fritts


Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!


Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin


And remember, our April Catalog is live online today for retail ordering! Be sure to stop by and see all the fun products and the great samples by the team and Fran herself!

Happy Easter!

A Sunny Hello!

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Welcome to a brand new catalog! Our April catalog is full of fun stamps, inspiration, and awesome greetings that will become classics in your collection. We’re starting off this week with a Sunny Hello. This was a huge favorite with our Design Team, and we had some fun with it in the office as well. Let’s take a look at this great image that comes wood mounted or on our wonderful Stampendous Cling Rubber. It’s a great image and measures about 4-1/4″ Wide and 2-3/4″ tall. It’s got a bright spot of sun to color, and bold greetings already done for you. All you need is your Picasso Stencil to add a cloud background and you’re good to go.

P320 Sunny Hello
P320 Sunny Hello


P320 Sunny Hello

Take a look at the fun that our Design Team has had with this wonderful stamp!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Spring Mash-Up!

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We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy


One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.

You remember that the set looks like this –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.



Can you spot the Easter bunny??

Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!


She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!

So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!



You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!