Birthdays are Best – and Winners!

Birthday Bonanza Weekly Theme

 

This week we’ve been looking at tons of great ways to wish your friends and family a Happy Birthday with Stampendous products. And we’ve been LOVING your stories of surprise parties, celebrations, grandkids, and all the joy you’ve shared for birthdays. We think it’s so special that some of you focus your birthdays on the CARDS and not the gifts! We’re so glad when we can help with that. And we’re offering you the chance to win a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to celebrate your birthday on our website, whenever it is! That $20 will go even farther with our Free Shipping (U.S. Retail Orders over $50) promotion running through August 31.

If you’ve read this far… if you’re in Southern California or within visiting distance, make sure you’re on our email list for notifications! Just sayn’! A little teaser for now! hee hee…. you can sign up on our website home page.

Our birthday offerings at Stampendous are just so fun! And our House-Mouse Designs® images just shine at creating birthday fun!

And check out these adorable cards from our classic Design Team samples, then take a glance at some new fun from our team.

Here’s some new, birthday fun from our team! Be sure to give them some love!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

 

And WINNERS!

We were reminded that we never announced the winner of our Keeping Cool themed week. Thanks for keeping us honest, guys! We always have so much going on, that it’s easy to lose track!

The winner of a House-Mouse Designs® Dessert Dive Stamp, chosen by Random.org is

Michelle K Henderson of Crimson Owl Creations

Congratulations!! Michelle, email us with your mailing address at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll get your prize right out to you!

 

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Birthday Bonanza!! and Winners!

Birthday Bonanza Weekly Theme

Welcome to a new week on the Stampendous Blog! You know, one of our biggest categories for stamps is BIRTHDAY!  We have more than 60 images to help you make birthdays great for your friends and family, and most of them are available in either wood mounted or cling rubber stamps. And we added some really cute images to this collection in our April Catalog.

This week our team is celebrating birthdays by sharing some of their favorite birthday creations! We think you’ll be super excited to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer that’s good through August. You know, the one where your shipping is free if you order $50 or more at www.stampendous.com with Promo Code BLG717! You’ll want to pick up lots of birthday options for all your card recipients.

You could even win a “birthday” present of your own! Leave us a comment or two or three this week and tell us about your most memorable birthday(s)! We’ll give one lucky winner a $20 Stampendous Reward card to spend on our website! U.S. winners only, Official Rules live Here.

Here are some of the really sweet new images perfect for celebrating those special days:

You can find all of these projects and dozens more on our website – just search “birthday”.

Our Design Team will be sharing their creations with us this week as well. Hop on over to their blogs, and leave them some love!! They always love it when you visit.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

 

And Congratulations to last week’s winners!! We laughed and laughed all week at your antics trying to chase/pet/photograph peacocks or save your pets from them. What amazing stories you all have!! Thank goodness for Random.org that let us choose random winners from our U.S. entries. Congratulations to:

Viki Banaszak

who commented on all the posts but was chosen from Jamie Martin’s Wednesday Post.

Viki wins the Poised Peacock Stamps and Dies

 

and

 

suzschultz23

who commented on our Monday post

suz wins the Paisley Patterns Stamps and Dies

Super thanks to all of you for sharing your stories! And an extra thanks to those who let us know where they lived! It always helps when we can identify you quickly. Winners, email me at submissions@stampendous.com and send me your mailing address. We’ll get your prizes right out to you!

 

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)-Wednesday

 

This week we’re taking a look at all our wonderful Dog and Cat stamps. And we are LOVING hearing about your pets! Thanks so much for sharing their antics with us. Many of our favorites are among our terrific Laurel Burch images.

But Stampendous has some pretty awesome dogs and cats from our talented Fran Seiford, as well. Here’s a glance at the terrific options we have for stamping your pets every day.  You can find them all HERE.

These stamps are so incredibly versatile, because you can color them to look exactly like your own pet! Check out these samples that show different ways of coloring the same stamps!

 

Remember that we’re giving away one of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Set to one lucky commenter this week. Check out the details on Monday’s post, and the Official Rules for all our contests.

Let’s go see what has our Design Team “Going to the Dogs (and Cats)” today!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

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Superstar Birthday Wrap-up

Our superstar birthday theme is wrapping up today, but not without a bit of decorative fanfare! Any celebration needs decorations and presents, right?

Check out these stamps to gather up balloons, gifts and party favors to add to your celebration projects.

We couldn’t resist adding in these little superstar mice to add to the theme. They sure know how to have fun!

And our talented designer’s are excited to share their stellar projects too.

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Catch up on the superstar posts earlier this week from the links below.

Wednesday

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

That is all from the Stampendous blog today, we hope you’ll join us next week with DecoArt and their design team for tons of mixed media inspiration.

Sweet Superstar Birthdays!

If you are wondering what goes with Superstar birthdays, we have the answer, desserts! After all, a party isn’t a party without cake, and we have plenty to choose between our stamps and stencils.

The most recent of our sweet stamp treats are the Dessert Display and Cupcake Tiers available in both wood mount and cling mount (shown below) rubber stamps.

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CRW181 Cling Dessert Display Stamp (also in wood mount)

 

 

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CRM331 Cling Cupcake Tiers Stamp (also in wood mount)

We also released Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps complete with numbers and sentiments to celebrate those milestones for birthdays, anniversaries and more!

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SSC1256 Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

To make this set even more exciting, Fran Seiford paired Cake Tiers with our Pop Up Stages Die Set for a superstar card insert, and we have a quick video for you to see how well it all comes together, plus a link to the cards printable project page on our website!

Ready for more inspiration? Hop on over to see what our designers have baked up for a superstar birthday theme.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Catch up on the superstar birthday theme earlier this week from the links below.

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

You may see stenciled sweets on the designer’s post this week, but we didn’t want you to miss the sweet stencil products that go along with our desserts theme today. Stop by last Friday’s Stencil Palooza post for a gallery full of them!

Superstar Birthday with Stampendous

superstar_birthdayIt is going to be a stellar week around here as we celebrate the superstars in our lives. We’ll be highlighting stamps, stencils and more that will produce the most cheerful memory-making projects for a superstar birthday!

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CRV331 Cling Superstar Birthday
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CRR287 Cling Oh My Stars

Superstar Birthday and Oh My Stars stamps work together for a star-studded card or scrapbook page plus they work with so many stamps and stencils in our birthday collections, too!

Take a look at these striking designs from two of our design team members, Lea Fritts and Janelle Stollfus.

And there are more creations from our designers today that will inspire you to create oodles of birthday cards using our new released products! Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Laurel Burch Images by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

 

We’re celebrating our newest stamp license, Laurel Burch, all week this week. Be sure to check out Monday’s post HERE, if you missed it. We’re really excited to share our projects with you, and we can’t wait to see what you make using these fun, exciting stamp images.

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Laurel Burch Flutterbye Stamp – card by Fran Seiford

Artist Laurel Burch began her creative journey at a very young age. First known for her signature jewelry designs, she eventually developed her own unique style of folk art painting. She celebrated our connection to the Earth and all living things with bright, vibrant colors and images of cats, dogs, jungle creatures, international women and so much more. We’ve captured her look in a collection of two large Cling Rubber stamp sets with coordinating Die Sets, two Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets, and 14 individual images available in both Cling Rubber and Wood Mounted styles. You can explore the whole collection, along with all our sample projects on our website HERE.

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Laurel Burch Carlotta’s Garden – card by Fran Seiford

 

Our Design Team have also been exploring these great images and have posted some wonderful samples on their blogs. Here’s who is playing today –

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Dee Adams

Jamie Martin

 

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Send A Smile 4 Kids With Us!

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Join us for a marvelous way to encourage kids this Valentine’s Day or any day when they are most in need! We are proud to sponsor the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog and we would love to see these kids showered in love by handmade cards.

PenPattern Love by Kristine Reynolds
Bunny Kiss by Louise Healy

Send a Smile 4 Kids is a volunteer organization made up of folks at children’s hospitals who collect handmade cards and distribute them to the children. Every kid stuck in a hospital bed could use a smile, right?

Heart Duo by Pam Hornschu
Heart Whimsy By Louise Healy

The current challenge is Valentines/Love Cards 4 Kids. You can find out more here to enter the challenge and donate cards as well as upcoming themes on their blog sidebar.

For inspiration for the Valentine theme, stop by our website and look through our project gallery for children style ideas with our stamps and stencils, then create a card or send in some you already have made.

Our design team will be sharing cards they make for the challenge in the days to come, and we’ll be back with an update with their creations!

Shipping Today! Creativation 2017!

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Our booth and newest products are shipping today to the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Oh, do join us!

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

This super popular product was one of the great innovations we released at #CHA2016! We love how we can use the simple pop-up construction in the center to make a pop up card out of just about anything! But the other Pop’cessories dies are just as exciting. Make boxes, placecards, stand up creations, and bobble/wobble projects with these innovative cutting dies. Check out Fran demonstrating this wonderful new product that has been one of the biggest hits of 2016.

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Dear Santa, See You Soon

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W173 Wonderous Kitten Stamp

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W174 Patient Pup Stamp

Santa’s enormous task each year to deliver gifts doesn’t get done by itself, there needs to be Santa’s helpers, right? Today is a perfect time to introduce our little helpers who marvel and wonder at the season’s festivities.

Here are a few projects that show just how fun these stamps are to color and add to the holiday spirit.

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Wonderous Kitten by Louise Healy

Wonderous Kitten by Kristine Reynolds

Patient Pup by Jamie Martin

Patient Pup Candy Box by Pam Bray

Patient Pup by Kristine Reynolds

Color Wonderous Kitten and Patient Pup using your pet’s traits for a special greeting to family and friends. We think it will be a highlight in the mail this season!

Dear Santa theme is wrapping up for the week and we have designer’s sharing their fabulous projects. Stop by and be inspired.

Friday

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Louise Healy

Missed other posts this week? Here is a round-up of links to catch up or browse again over the weekend.

Thursday

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Louise Healy
Pam Bray

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy

 Monday

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Alison Heikkila
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Christmas is getting closer and we have one more week of inspiration. Come back for ideas using our stamps and stencils with an inspirational Christmas story theme.