QSets Celebrate the Reason for the Season

QSets Cling Rubber

Our whimsical, new Qsets are celebrating the birth of Christ with a bit of humor! Remember that the dies for cutting out these images are very, very limited. So, if you’re like we are, and you want a die for every stamp, you’ll love these sets, but grab them fast!

QS5009 Heavenly Kiddos
QS5009 Heavenly Kiddos

 

Check out some more great samples from our Design Team!

QS5010 Manger Sheep
QS5010 Manger Sheep

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –

 

Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring Mash Up

We’re sharing more of our Spring samples with you today! So much gorgeous inspiration! Our team has definitely done it again!

Our in-house team isn’t too shabby either! We are so lucky to have the super-talented Tammie Wilson working in our Sales Department. She’s an amazing Decorative Painter and she has created some beautiful projects for us. Some of them use our wonderful Spring products.

Take a look at her gorgeous Dutch Tulips box. It features our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Script stamp in the background. These great backgrounds are so wonderful for the painting crowd, they’re just loving them! It’s so easy to apply ink or acrylic paint to the stamp.

CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson
CRS5102 Dutch Tulips by Tammie Wilson

Isn’t it beautiful??!! Tammie was even kind enough to write out the directions for us so that we can add it as a project to our website. This was all done with acrylic paints, and her easy instructions make it so much more doable than you would guess. What a lovely gift to make for someone special!

Our team is sharing some wonderful projects this week as well. We know you’ll stop by their blogs and give them some love. And the fabulous Sue Drees from the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team has joined us as well with a wonderful project featuring these Dutch Tulips.

Sue Drees

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

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!

 

 

Mixed Media Magic with Andy Skinner Stamps!

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That perfect hint of grunge… The tang of macabre… The faint aroma of crackled paint… We had a great time in January, sharing Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps! But his design team is so innovative and creative, that we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of these great images and share some new creations with you! Plus, at the bottom, give you a chance to WIN!!    You can check out the previous post HERE.

These 2, great, new stamp sets join several other Andy Skinner sets that just let you have so much mixed media fun. And they’re all available on our website!

Andy’s Design Team have shared some absolutely scrumptious projects using his new stamps over the last few weeks! We wanted to gather those posts for you, so that you can absorb all that great inspiration one more time! Wow…these images are just so much fun!

Suz Humphreys

Katy Leitch

Hannah Oxberry

Candy Colwell

Fiona Randall

Brenda Brown

Heather Thompson

And our very own Design Team member has a great project to share, too!:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

Would you like a chance to win one of his two new sets, Textures or Fossils? We’re going to make you work for it this weekend!! You’ll get one entry for each of the things you do below. We’ll give away four prizes, two of each set, to U.S. winners –

  1. Leave a comment below! Which of the two new sets would you like to win most! Why is it your fave? Or would you rather have an older one? We can do that, too! 🙂
  2. Leave a nice comment on one of the above posts on Andy’s blog! Tell him Stampendous sent you!
  3. Start a board on Pinterest of Andy’s Stampendous stamp projects (created by anyone) – call your board Andy Skinner by Stampendous so we can find it.
  4. Visit us on Instagram this weekend and leave a comment on one of our posts. Tag us with #andyskinnerstamps and #stampendous so we can find it.
  5. Use Twitter? If you do, tweet this post by clicking the Twitter button at the bottom of the post. Tell folks why they should come look. Tag us with #stampendous so we can find it.
  6. REMEMBER – when you use # (hashtags) there can’t be any spaces or punctuation in what you type after, so #andyskinnerstamps is NOT the same as #andy skinner stamps. The latter only gets you #andy, and we won’t find your post!

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

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!

LBCLD01 LB Heavenly Holiday Cling Stamps/Cutting Dies Set
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!

 

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

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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

 

Louise Healy

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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.

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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