Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

That jolly old St. Nicholas is on his way, with presents for all the good little crafters!! Things for stamping, things for cutting, things for coloring!! Woo hoo!

We’re celebrating Santa this week on the Stampendous blog, and our Design Team have lots to share with this bringer of cheer.  Enjoy the inspiration this week.

Leave some love on our blog and those of our Design Team Member and you could win this fantastic stamp, Santa On His Way:

R307 Santa On His Way Wood Mounted Stamp
R307 Santa On His Way Wood Mounted Stamp

This awesome image is perfect for just stamping on the front of a card, coloring him up (or spot color, if you’re short on time), maybe throwing on a little glitter and done! He’s available in wood mounted or cling rubber! You can click on the picture to see him on our website. The official rules are always HERE. U.S. Winners Only.

Here’s a great sample by our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons. You can click on the picture to be taken to the project on our website.

R307 Santa On His Way by Debi Hammons
R307 Santa On His Way by Debi Hammons

Sharing from our team today –

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

 

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Counting our Blessings – A Season of Thanks

Season of Thanks banner

 

We’re back again, after the spooking has faded a bit, our trick-or-treaters have hung up their costumes for another year, and all the good ghouls and boys are home eating their candy. It’s time again to count our blessings and be grateful for all we have in our lives. Our Design Team is celebrating this Season of Thanks with some great projects this week to inspire you for Thanksgiving.

Several of them have used our wonderful Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. This set is so versatile, it can run from Halloween right into Autumn and Thanksgiving. We bet you’d love one! Go visit our designer blogs, and leave us a comment here telling us who is hosting Thanksgiving this year! We’ll give away all our prizes on Friday! One winner from today, U.S. mailing addresses only. All the rules are always HERE.

SSC1265 Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSC1265 Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy

 

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Halloween Labels – Potion Safety

31 Days of Halloween 2017 Banner

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.

CLD04 Halloween Labels
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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Falling for Decor Cling Rubber!

Decor Cling Fall Title

Our newest product line at Stampendous features gorgeous 8″ X 8″ stamps with fantastic designs for backgrounds on every kind of project. Cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, decorative painting, mixed media, all of these can use our beautiful Decor Cling stamps to great advantage. There’s even a brand new handle for them which has all sorts of possibilities on its own!  We love them! Have a look at this wonderful product!

DCR101 Decor Cling Leaves
DCR101 Leaves Decor Cling Rubber
DCR102 Snowflakes Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR102 Snowflakes Decor Cling Rubber
DCR103 Script Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR103 Script Decor Cling Rubber
DCR104 Dream Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR104 Dream Decor Cling Rubber
DCR105 Music Decor Cling Rubber Stamp
DCR105 Music Decor Cling Rubber
SSH88 Decor Cling Handle
SSH88 Decor Cling Clear Acrylic Handle

 

We’re pretty excited about sharing our wonderful projects with you this week! We’ve got some extra projects from some amazing decorative painters to share as well.  Let’s start by looking at what our Design Team is sharing today:

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

 

We’ll see you tomorrow for a look at more awesome projects!

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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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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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Happy Holidays! Sneak Peek goes Live!

Polar bear sneak July 2017

Our July 2017 Product is now live on our website HERE. Grab a cheese danish and some coffee and spend a morning, or weekend, with us! Our new Christmas, Inspirational, Winter, and Halloween/Fall images will make you smile.

You’ll love the new Pink Your Life Whisper Friends getting ready for Christmas, the inspiring and gorgeous Laurel Burch holiday stamps, our mousey friends from House-Mouse Designs as they celebrate the holidays, and a wonderful new set to fill you with Halloween Glee from mixed media artist Andy Skinner. Plus, of course, there’s tons of new products from our own Fran Seiford, including several sets of cling rubber stamps that include matching dies!

We’ll be highlighting all these wonderful products between now and Christmas, but here’s another quick sneak peek, our new Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps and Dies Set.

Laurel Burch Heavenly Holiday

AND we were super blessed to have decorative painter Laurie Speltz play with our new Decor Cling stamps for this catalog. She created some gorgeous samples for us. She’s showcasing a sneaky peek with one of them today, check it out!

Laurie Speltz

And our own wonderful Design Team is chiming in with these great projects:

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

 

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/11/17

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/4/17

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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