Do Come for Tea!

Would you like a cup of tea? It really is no problem, we were just about to make a pot of tea for ourselves and wouldn’t be a trouble to pour a cup for you. Oh we are so excited to share our teapot and teacups with you this week. You might get a little thirsty for a proper cup by the end of the week or maybe a stamp or two!

In any case our lovely teapot has another purpose of keeping a bunch of fresh posies looking pretty.  Indeed it does!

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Teapot Posies Rubber Stamp

It’s even more pretty as designer Monika created a card with a spring floral arrangement to match the teapot, but also a sweet teabag sentiment with the floral section of the stamp. Now that’s creative!

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Teapot Posies by Monika Thomas

Thank you for stopping by to share a bit of or tea inspiration and we know that you’ll enjoy stopping by some of our designer’s blog for a bit more tea inspiration.

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

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Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag –

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We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

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Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.

 

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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.

 

Tobi Crawford – Happy Couple

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Hi there. It’s Tobi Crawford here again with a Blogstar post starring these fab products available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and here:

To make the focal image really stand out I pulled out my Copic airbrush system and a circle die cut and added a special touch..

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First, die cut the image. Keep the die on the image and grab your airbrushing tool. (If you don’t have an airbrush, or don’t want to use it, use distress inks and a foam applicator. I do that all the time and it works just as well!) Use a light color and concentrate on the outer edge of the shape.

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Remove the die cut and you have a beautiful rim around the edge. It’s kind of like matting your image, but easier!

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One last tip. If you have a smaller area for your sentiment than you anticipated, why not snip (carefully) the stamp apart?

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Initially I was going to stamp the sentiment as shown above, but it was just a bit too wide. So now I have all of these other options with this ONE sentiment stamp!

(Stampendous Note: Tobi’s stamp was one of our Cling Mounted stamps, so she didn’t have any trouble snipping it. Jo Ann Fabric and Crafts carries this stamp in the Wood Mounted version. If you’d like the Cling Version visit our website HERE

More New Products Coming Your Way

Stampendous owner and designer Fran Seiford has really outdone herself this catalog. Our October release has a fun and exciting array of images to appeal to just about everyone. We’ve even introduced two new Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets and two wood stamps with Spanish Language Greetings.

Our Spanish Invite set has everything you need for the perfect Quinceañera, First Communion, New Baby, or just a fiesta all your own. Plus a beautiful thank you for notes after the event.

Nestled Bird and Spanish Invite by Kristine Reynolds

Our Spanish Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamp set features all the basics to add a latin flair to your greeting cards and projects from Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Graduation through I love you and thank you, you’ll be making gorgeous cards Por Siempre!

Tutu Toad and Spanish Greetings by Jennifer Dove

The following members of our Design Team have created some gorgeous inspiration for you today (not necessarily in Spanish!):

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Jennifer Dove

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Wendy Price

PLUS Kristine Reynolds who got left off yesterday but has a great project!!

And, of course, we welcome you to flip through our newest catalog by clicking on the cover below. You can also print or download a pdf of it to your computer.

 Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

Merci!

Merci by Tenia Nelson

Merci Bluecoup? Here we have another bold splash of color by BlogStar Tenia Nelson. We love that Tenia takes risks with color and also knows how to say thank you in French with our Cling Jumbo Peony! So, we say Thank You very blue, Tenia for all your lovely and colorful cards! (Yes, we are taking risks with language here- it’s bold and FUN!) Speaking of language, don’t miss our Cling Distressed Type, which Tenia used for that clever background on this bluecoup beauty.

Let’s Hang Out!

Blog Star, Piali Biswas, shared this adorable card with us that she made with our Hang Out Spider Set and Spider Web Set. Anyone planning a Halloween Party for which you need to make invitations?

“Let’s hang Out” by Piali Biswas

SUPPLIES:

CARD STOCK: PAPERTREY INK

STAMPS: STAMPENDOUS Hang Out Spider Set AND Spider Web Set.

INK: MEMENTO DISTRESS INK

OTHERS: COPICS

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. CUT AND SCORE THE CARD BASE.
  2. FIRST STAMP THE SPIDER IMAGE ON THE CARD AND COLOR IT IN.
  3. STAMP THE SAME IMAGE ON A POST IT. TRIM OUT THE SPIDER & CANDY CORN TO CREATE A MASK.
  4. MASK THE SPIDER AND CANDY CORN, THEN STAMP THE WEB.
  5. STAMP THE SENTIMENT.
  6. SPRAY THE MIST LIGHTLY OVER THE SENTIMENT.

GOIN’ BATTY!!!

Michael’s is featuring four Stampendous How-to Videos on their Stamp-tember Website! Check it out!

Melinda Gleissner made these incredibly cute cards for Halloween.

Usually, I want to get rid of cobwebs in the window frames; but in this case…let’s leave ’em. Soooooo cute!

Goin' Batty by Melinda Gleissner

I’m Goin’ Batty

OK, for any of you who know me, that ship sailed ages ago. I’m Goin’ Batty is the sentiment included in this Stampendous stamp set called Cling Batty Owls.

Isn’t the font cool? I paired the owls with another great Stampendous set, Cling Spider Web to create this window card. Everyone loves window cards and I’m no exception. But I must admit they intimidate me so I created this pseudo/faux window card by placing all of the layers onto the front of my card base. As for the two bats with glowing eyes, they are another Stampendous product. You can’t tell from my photograph but they are velvet stickers with a tiny piece of Copic-colored scrap paper behind them.  If you haven’t tried Stampendous Class A Peel stickers, you really must. They come in all sorts of designs and textures and are so versatile. You can even use them as masks.

Thanks for visiting!

Stampendous Products:
Cling Batty Owls Set CRS2063
Cling Spider Web Set CRS3010
Jumbo Bats Velvet Black Class A Peel AC1004VK

Other Products:
Paper: My Mind’s Eye Mischievous (patterned paper); Copic X-Press It Blending Card; card stock (unknown)
Copic Markers: YR12/YR14/YR18/BV000/BV00/BV20/C0/C1/C3/C5
Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles Nestabilities Dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Archival Jet Black; Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Foam Adhesive

Card Instructions:

1. Create an A2 card base with corresponding black mat.

2. Using two different sizes of Wonky Rectangles dies and patterned paper create the mat with window, the window frame and insert.

3. Distress the edges of the insert and the mat with the window by rubbing Pumice Stone ink around the edges.

4. Stamp the cobweb on two of the corners of the mat and also on the insert using Jet Black ink.

5. Stamp the owls on the insert and then again on Copic X-Press It Blending Card; Color the image that is stamped on the Blending Card and cut it out.

6. Adhere the insert to the center of the black mat; Using foam adhesive, adhere the cut-out owls to the insert (line up the images).

7. Glue the black window frame to the mat with the window; Using foam adhesive, adhere this mat to the black mat; Adhere all to the card base.

8. Stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card.

9. Select two stickers; using baby powder, powder the back of the stickers to cover the adhesive.

10. Color a scrap of X-Press It Blending Card; Cut into two pieces and adhere a piece to the back of each sticker.

11. Adhere the bats to the card.

I will be entering this in this week’s Our Creative Corner Challenge.

OMG! Look at this!

Blog Star Suzanne Czosek tried out some of our NEW Frantage Products and made this incredibly elegant and timeless card. I can see this as inspiration for Wedding Invitations.

Suzanne explains, “I was so excited to receive some of the NEW Aged Silver Embossing Enamel and couldn’t wait to see the effect of the enamel.  The peony embossed looks like a fine cloisonné pattern.”

We agree Suzanne. We can’t get enough of the look we get when using our New Aged Embossing Enamels.

Dragonfly Vine and Peony by Suzanne Czosek

Products Used:

Stampendous Cling Jumbo Peony Set CRS5001

Stampendous Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle

Stampendous Cling Dragonfly Vine P119

Stampendous Leaf Swirls Class A’Peel™ Stickers AC616G

Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel FREG023

Stampendous Thermo Acetate

Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils, Water brush, Versamark Watermark Ink, White Seam Binding, Clear Gems, Copics B05, Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Sea Glass

1. Spray white cardstock using light blue glimmer mist. Dry.

2. Stamp Peony two times on white paper using Versamark Watermark Ink.

3. Heat emboss using the beautiful Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

4. Color flowers using watercolor pencil and waterbrush.

5. Cut main panel to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.

6. Sponge edges of cardstock with Versamark watermark ink. Heat emboss using silver embossing powder.

7. Color seam binding with copic maker. (Make sure to put on acetate or other surface that will absorb the marker.

8. Color gems with copic marker.

9. Stamp dragonfly using versamark watermark ink on white cardstock and acetate.

10. Heat emboss using aged silver embossing powder.

11. Color dragonfly using watercolor pencil and water brush.

12. Cut out dragonflys and attach wings from cardstock dragonfly to acetate dragonfly.

13. Accent body of dragonfly with gems.

14. Tie bow out of seam binding. Cut ribbon into banner pieces.

15. Attach bow and dragonfly to card.

16. Mount main panel to shimmery grey paper. Mount onto black card base.

Piali Biswas’ Stampendous Debut

Piali Biswas is the fourth of our NEW Stampendous Blog Stars. We are so excited to have her on board with us.

Piali is a self-ascribe “Paper-craft Addict”, and we just love that about her. She is Mom to two girls (ages 8 and 4). When she is not making cards and gifts for friends and family; she is shopping for MORE stamps to make MORE cards and gifts. She’s our kind of gal!

She has had cards published in magazines like: Scrap & Stamp’s June 2011 issue, Just Cards! Just Birthdays! Vol. 2, and Take Ten Magazine Autumn 2010 issue, just to name a few.

Visit Piali’s blog at http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

She made a Happy Bee Day Card with Stampendous products for our blog. and the supplies she used.

Supplies:
Stampendous Bee Happy Collection (Some Bees have retired from our website, but may be found at your local Craft Store),
Stampendous Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko,
Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter

Card Stock: My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Collection, Papertrey Ink
Copic Markers
Sewing Machine

SIZE: 5.5” X 3.75”

Instructions:

  1. Cut and score the card base.
  2. Create the main focal panel by layering the patterned papers on the black card stock.
  3. Stitch around the edges.
  4. Stamp the bee image on the main panel and once more on the white cardstock.
  5. Color the image & trim it, adhere the images with dimensional adhesive.
  6. Apply glitter to the wings.
  7. Stamp the sentiment.
  8. Adhere the main panel to card using 3D dots.