Wrap It Up! Gift Wrap and WINNERS!

It’s a great catch-up blog today! Getting things finished before the Holiday Crazy!

Crafting with PaperMart

First, we have some cute gift wrap ideas for you! Our Design Team has been working with products we recently received from PaperMart. This wonderful online resource for all things wrapping is such a lifesaver this time of year when you want to create gifts for the office or classroom or large family gatherings. If you can put it in a bag or box of any size, you can find that bag or box at PaperMart.

The team has taken some of PaperMart’s plainest products and added a stamped flair with Stampendous that you’ll just love. Plan to make some homemade gift wrap and wait for the ooh’s and aah’s to roll in. So much fun, so reusable. Check out the team’s work. Leave some nice comments for your chance to win a PaperMart gift pack and some stamps to make it holiday festive.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Leadonna Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

 

Next we have some Winners!!

First, from the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop, Stampendous’ winner was:

Mary Hrasky

Mary Hrasky!! Congratulations, Mary. We had 714 comments from excited crafters on this video! It was fun to make those colorful Penguins, and fun to see how much you enjoyed it! Mary wins $50 in Stampendous products of her choice. Mary, you need to fill out the winner’s form here –

https://goo.gl/forms/QM2qtH0zZ9jf7Ou73

It’s a Google Form and will allow you to claim your prize.

You can see ALL the winners for all the videos here! Lots of folks still haven’t claimed their prizes.

AND…

We have a couple prizes left from our 31 Days of Halloween! One of our fans reminded us the other day that we hadn’t done the last prizes. So the winners from the last week for Comments and Challenge Submissions are:

The Comment Winner is from Alison Heikkila’s Blog Post and it is

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Congratulations, Karen. Email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address and we’ll get your prize right out to you. Please let us know if you’d prefer a Christmas product or if you’d still like a Halloween one.

The Final Winner for the Challenge Submissions is:

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Kathy A entered tons of projects for our challenge! That always increases your chances. Congratulations, Kathy! Email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address and we’ll get your prize right out to you. Please let us know if you’d prefer a Christmas product or if you’d still like a Halloween one.

We also wanted to thank the Super Stick Chick who won one of our prizes and quickly turned around and got it entered in the challenge!! We LOVE it when you use our products.

Go visit her cute card by clicking on her name, and leave her some love!!

 

Holiday Background for Easy Decor

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The two newest Decor Cling Rubber Stamps feature new 6″ X6″ designs for the holidays. You’ll love these easy to use, large backgrounds and the amazing inspiration we have to share with you this week. Each of these stamps is a full 6″ X 6″ to cover most surfaces with ease. Grab the matching acrylic handle for super convenience.

The elegant Poinsettia Collage is a gorgeous stamp perfect for creating a variety of Christmas greetings with very little effort.

6CR010 Poinsettia Collage Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR010 Poinsettia Collage Cling Rubber Stamp

The Winter Blizzard is a dynamic snowflake background with a twist. The largest snowflake pops out to be used separately as desired!

6CR009 Winter Blizzard Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR009 Winter Blizzard Cling Rubber Stamp

Would you like to win these great stamps and an acrylic handle? Ok, here’s what to do – you’ll get one entry for each of these things:

Watch Fran’s video about these great stamps on YouTube and leave us a comment there. It’s posted below.
Comment here on our blog.
Comment on the blogs of our Designers posted below.
Share our post on Facebook

We’ll draw a winner on Sunday, July 29th and give three people one each of these two stamps plus a handle.  We’ll announce the winners next week. You must have a US mailing address to win. But we’d love comments from everyone.

Here’s Fran’s video:

And new inspiration from our Design Team using these and our earlier 6X6 and 8X8 stamps: (hurry back on Thursday for more fun with these great stamps!)

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

 

Backgrounds Made Easy

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Our newest additions to our Decor Cling Rubber Stamp family are here with two new 6″ X6″ designs for the holidays. You’ll love these easy to use, dynamic backgrounds and the amazing inspiration we have to share with you this week. Each of these stamps is a full 6″ X 6″ to cover most surfaces with ease. Grab the matching acrylic handle for super convenience.

The elegant Poinsettia Collage is a gorgeous stamp perfect for creating a variety of Christmas greetings with very little effort.

6CR010 Poinsettia Collage Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR010 Poinsettia Collage Cling Rubber Stamp

The Winter Blizzard is a dynamic snowflake background with a twist. The largest snowflake pops out to be used separately as desired!

6CR009 Winter Blizzard Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR009 Winter Blizzard Cling Rubber Stamp

Would you like to win these great stamps and an acrylic handle? Ok, here’s what to do – you’ll get one entry for each of these things:

Watch Fran’s video about these great stamps on YouTube and leave us a comment there. It’s posted below.
Comment here on our blog.
Comment on the blogs of our Designers posted below.
Share our post on Facebook

We’ll draw a winner on Sunday, July 29th and give three people one each of these two stamps plus a handle.  We’ll announce the winners next week. You must have a US mailing address to win. But we’d love comments from everyone.

Here’s Fran’s video:

And inspiration from our Design Team using these and our earlier 6X6 and 8X8 stamps: (hurry back on Thursday for more fun with these great stamps!)

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

 

Curios are Here!

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We’re in love with our new Curios stamps and their whimsical, colorful presence in our office and our craft area! They not only make us smile with their fun shapes and colors, they inspire us with card and project ideas all day! By the end of the day we’re brimming with great ideas for using them when we get home. It’s been a very fun experience. These little pops of home decor with their premium quality stamps on the back are just delightful.

Here’s a closeup look at a few more of these darling stamps:

CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend

 

 

Birdie Friend Curio Stamp
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend

 

CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend
CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

Our design team has had some great fun integrating them into their crafting and their workspace as well.  Take a look:

 

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Homemade Gifts Are Best

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to give some thought to gifts you might make for friends and loved ones. Of course nothing says, “I love you” like a handmade gift.

With stamps and stencils, you have soooo many options. And our new Decor Cling Rubber Stamps make a super easy way to transfer a pattern to a home decor piece. They are big, at 8″ X 8″ they can help you get a job done quickly, or even work on a very small card or tag, or stamp a few at one time.

Here’s a look at the Decor Snowflakes stamp. There are four other designs available.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

Our Dreamweaver and Fran’s Metal Stencils are also a phenomenal way to create homemade gifts from the heart.  Like this gorgeous canvas from Mixed Media Artist Mark Gould.

A few great designers are sharing some fun ideas to get you started:

Louise Healy

Bunny Hoyle

What types of things do you make for Christmas? We’d love to see you share some with us! You can show us your creations in several places:

Facebook Stampendous Group – lots of sharing between our fans – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Our Photo Group on Flickr – these have to be moderated so patience is needed 🙂 – https://www.flickr.com/groups/stampendous/

Or tag us anywhere else you share, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter… we’ll like and share your post! @Stampendous or #Stampendous

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Baked Up Just For You

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Gingerbread Baker Jar by Debi Hammons

There is nothing like fresh baked goodies for the holidays and what could be sweeter is if they were made for a gift. For all those yummy treats you are planning to make or for a noncaloric treat the new Gingerbread Baker Die and Clear Stamp Set will help create the most darling packaging.

This week we’ll be sharing oodles of ideas for this creative set so prepare your homemade gift list and Gingerbread Baker will deliver them with a smile.

Today we have a great video that walks you through this set and as usual Fran has some great tips and ideas to inspire us!

Now for some fresh baked projects by our designers –

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Whisker Graphics Blog Hop Winners

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We thoroughly enjoyed hopping along with the Whisker Graphics design team and using their fantastic products! You might want to subscribe to our Pinterest board for inspiration because we have more to post with Whisker Graphic products!

It is time for some winners!

Three winners were randomly selected and they win a prize package consisting of four Divine Twine Diva spools – Crushed Lavender Solid and Stripe, Dried Celadon Solid and Stripe, an assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns, plus winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock).

One prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.

And here are the winners!

Pam Bray’s Friday Post

Becca (Rebecca Yahrling)

Kristine Reynolds’ Monday Post

Sarah P.

Joanna’s Friday Post

Nancy Vondra

Australia Distributor Winner

TracyM #6773

Congratulations winners! Send an email with your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com with “Whisker Graphics Hop Winner” in the subject line.

 

Blog Hop with Whisker Graphics Finale

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Can you believe it is already Finale Hop Friday?! We loved spending time with our friends at Whisker Graphics along with their talented team of designers and if you haven’t browsed their online store yet you are missing out. Give yourself a treat and see their terrific selection of Divine Twine, Bitty Bags and Buckets, plus tags and stickers.

Also, stop by our growing Stampendous and Whisker Graphics Pinterest board after this week to see lots of new projects we’ve been working on and just between you and me, if you are just getting starting now with our hop it’s a quick way to get through our week of inspiration from Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

There are PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is comment on the blog posts for our hop with Whisker Graphics and winners are randomly selected and announced Monday, May 9th.

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Three prize packages consisting of one each –

  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
  • An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns
  • Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)

These three winners MUST have a US mailing address (or territories or military). See Official Contest Rules.

But wait! Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.

We’re finishing up with a splash of a hop today! You might just see some of these nautical products today while visiting the designer’s projects, so be on the lookout for them! Enjoy the inspiration and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Whisker Graphics Blog

Blog Hop with Whisker Graphics on Stencil Day!

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All these great projects on the hop are really ramping up the creativity just in time for our normal time featuring to add a little fun with stenciling.

We love the Whisker Graphics Bitty Bags and their great bold designs. They made us think of our background stencils and sweet it would be to pair them up for some extra sweet projects!

So many fun possibilities from card inserts to adding designs on tissue paper for wrapping up gifts to tuck inside the bags.

 

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DWLX7011 Big Dots Stencil with DWDGP Gold Embossing Paste and SSC1221 Bouquet For You in DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Set.

There are PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is comment on the blog posts for our hop with Whisker Graphics and winners are randomly selected and announced Monday, May 9th.

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Three prize packages consisting of one each –

  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
  • An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns
  • Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)

These three winners MUST have a US mailing address (or territories or military). See Official Contest Rules.

But wait! Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.

Now let’s check in with the designer’s posting in today’s hop!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Laura Drahozal

Tenia Nelson

Whisker Graphics Blog

Blog Hop with Whisker Graphics Day 2

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We are having a great time with Whisker Graphics this week, enjoying the mix of Whisker Graphics goodies with stamps, stencils and Essentials. It’s a perfect ingredient list for party decor and gifts, right?

There are all different themes for children’s parties and our Friends sets from Monday are a great Jungle and Woodland theme, but today we are letting the cats and dogs out play. Be on the lookout for our sweet Pop Up Kitties and Pop Up Puppies, they may show up on a project or two in our hop with inspiration for your next party.

Some of our lucky commenters during the hop will want to have a party of their own because there are PRIZES! All you need to do to be entered is comment on the blog posts for hop with Whisker Graphics and winners are randomly selected and announced Monday, May 9th.

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Three prize packages consisting of one each –

  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
  • An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns
  • Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)

These three winners MUST have a US mailing address (or territories or military). See Official Contest Rules.

But wait! Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.

Here are the designers participating in the hop today and then stop on over at Whisker Graphics!

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Whisker Graphics Blog