Let’s Go Climb A Tree

Do you have time to climb up or swing in a tree with us? We have just the right products to take you back to childhood memories of backyard adventures, if you do. Come join us for our tree house theme this week.

First up are these friends of the forest who have come together to play in our Cling Pop Up Forest Stamp Set. These adorable animals are accompanied by a fun hollow tree trunk and a healthy limb full of leaves to have a forest of great cards and this stamp set is designed to work with our Pop Up Die Set for dimensional card making a breeze.

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CRS5077 Pop Up Forest Stamp Set

Here is the inside of a card designed by Fran Seiford that shows just the beginning of the many different scenes you can create with this stamp set for some incredibly unique cards. Oh boy, It looks like these woodland creatures are drawn to someone having a great birthday as they sit on neatly cut tree branches.

Pop Up Forest by Fran Seiford

To achieve these nicely cut out images, you can use the coordinating Pop Up Forest Die Set that will cut down the time it takes to put it all together.

DCS7004 Pop Up Forest Die Cut Set

We have this great video on how to use our stamp set and it’s coordinating dies with great tips and techniques.

Hang out with our designers today while they show you their tree-mendous projects

Kristine Reynolds

Friday Wilds


We have had so much fun being on our wild adventure with you this week that we are certain is isn’t time to stop! There is at least one more day of inspiration at least and then we’ll be on to our next theme that has something to do with magical gardens, but for today we will be taking a dive into the exotic water region of our wild week with our PenPattern Angel Fish.

We have some open spaces on this delicate angel fish that could use a doodlie doo, too. Don’t all fish from the deep so?

V309 PenPattern Angel Fish Wood Mount Stamp

Did you see this beautiful card from Pam Hornschu earlier this month? Wow. It’s just amazing! You can stop by her blog here to see it posted during our Doodlie Doe week or use the project page on our website here. The background paper is amazing and her doodles define the body stripes of the fish amazingly.

PenPattern Angel Fish by Pam Hornschu


We have a growing collection of PenPattern images so along with the first release we shared this video to help get the creative juices flowing with these stamps. It is a great overview of just how fun these images can be. Enjoy!

Our last three collaborations have had a a special giveaway from our Australian distributor The Stencil Specialists, we are so thankful that they wanted to play along and widen our giveaway base. If you make your store orders locally in Australia, then we sure would recommend them. Stop by their website to see what all that they offer and also their blog where they share some really neat projects using them. Recently they have been sharing some wonderful projects on their blog using our stamps and essentials and with such a great style on each one we decided to share a few here on the blog today.  To see all of them though, go to their blog posts  here and here! Let’s see a couple projects that Julie created for their blog.

PenPattern Angel Fish from The Stencil Specialists

The Angel Fish is phenomenal in gold embossing and colored with metallic gel pens and all on such a colorful base.

PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists
PenPattern Zebra by The Stencil Specialists

This is so simple, but it has an amazing effect in design when done right. The pop of background color is genius, Julie, just genius! If that only filled your mood board half full then we have more to fill it up the rest of the way with our designers posting their projects today.

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Our team sometimes posts Thursday for our Dreamweaver spotlight that also includes our theme for the week. If you haven’t seen those gorgeous samples, they really are worth hopping over to check them out on this blog post!

Wild Wild Wednesday

We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.

We’ve seen the wading hippo, and eye catching frog on Monday. Tuesday we spotted the posing giraffe and a lucky elephant that made our crafty fingers itch to use some of our vibrant colors. You will want to check out those posts if you missed them, because there are some amazing samples and a video too!

P267 PenPattern Zebra Wood Mount Stamp

Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.

This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!

PenPattern Zebra by Jennie Lin Black

There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane.  You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.

W147 PenPattern Lion Wood Mount Stamp

Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.

PenPattern Lion by Pam Hornschu

Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Perfectly Wet Pets Friday

All well-behaved pets form a line at the pet wash! Oh how we love the character of each stamp in our House-Mouse Designs® collection of stamps. Today we have a very willing participant in a pet wash which could be more willing to wash away the remains of a polecat caught off guard.

Monica, Amanda, Mudpie and Maxwell are such good friends to help in the effort and even a dog treat to calm the puppies nerves.

Dog Wash Rubber Stamp
HMR31 Dog Wash Rubber Stamp

Lea Kimmel created this fantastic colored card. Just look at the detail in the puppies coat of fur!

Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel
Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel

There is another pet today that is perfectly wet and loving it. Our Goldfish Pair are enjoying a little swim together in the aquarium. The goldfish design lends to coloring them in any exotic breed and you might have seen

CRP256 Cling Goldfish Pair Stamp

These perfect pets were colored with the no-line technique by Lea Kimmel, she’s a popular designer today on our blog isn’t she, and we absolutely adore the end results and to figure our how she did all the great techniques, go to the project page by clicking on the image or caption below it.

Goldfish Pair by Lea Kimmel

We have a wonderful line up of projects to see we hope it inspires you for your perfect pet creation.

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Out on a Stroll with our Perfect Pets

Today we’re looking into our perfect pets and a special activity of their day.  These House-Mouse pets set the bar pretty high as they calmly walk along.

Monica is taking her reptile pets out for a little bit of exercise and just the right pair of reptiles to walk at the same time. So well behaved, are they really that good or is Monica a reptile walking guru? In either case, this is such an adorable image and a great image to put on a card to send to our veterinarians who help keep our own pets happy and healthy. What project idea would you use with Reptile Walk.

Reptile Walk Rubber Stamp
HMV18 Reptile Walk Rubber Stamp

Jennie Lin Black is sending some mice wishes with her Reptile Walk card. Adorably colored and a great any occasion card.

Reptile Walk Card by Jennie Lin Black
Reptile Walk by Jennie Lin Black

The sentiment on Jennie’s card is from the Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set that includes 17 adorable phrases to go along with numerous House-Mouse Designs stamps and Stampendous stamps.

Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Want to find more projects like this one from Jennie Lin Black? Our perfect pets this week are part of our growing House-Mouse Designs collection and can be found on our website in their own category on the main page. You can find related project pages on each stamps product page with a link to find out the supplies and instructions. It makes it really easy to make and learn how our design team created their projects for our catalog.

Need a House-Mouse fix? See a gallery of House-Mouse projects on our pinterest board where you can follow on to the designer’s blog for more information and maybe even more views up close of the project.

Now for some really fantastic projects from our designers today.

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Perfect Pets with Stampendous

This week while we are hopping with Faber-Castell HERE, it’s still a great time for a new theme week! Our focus is on all the perfect pets that sometimes are more rare a pet than usual or if they are known we sure do hope they would mind their manners as well as our perfect pet stamps do. Our designer’s that are hopping with their perfect pets might also have Faber – Castell products in use, because we just had to use them whenever we could, so it’s possible you will see them linked up in multiple posts!

Ellen Jareckie, illustrator and designer of House-Mouse Designs®, is bringing out the good manners in our pets this week with this adorable Vet Visit Stamp.  I have not seen amphibians at our local veterinarian’s office yet, but I bet they would be less mannered than Amanda’s froggy friend.

HMQ14 Vet Visit Rubber Stamp


How many cards have you seen that you can send to a pet doctor? We think there could be dozens made with Vet Visit stamp. Your vet would be so thrilled to received one in the mail.

Kristine Reynolds created this adorable card for a sweet happy mail delivery with an added sentiment from SSC1199 Loving Messages Perfectly Clear™ Stamps. I think this would cheer someone up who’s feeling a little on the green side of healthy.

Vet Visit by Kristine Reynolds
Vet Visit by Kristine Reynolds

Let’s take a look at who’s tending to our perfect pets today!

Jamie Martin

Today is a new House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Pick any holiday style stamp from your House-Mouse collection and join in on the fun! You can find amazing samples from their DT and all the details about the challenge on their blog today, HMFMC196 – All About Holidays!

Here’s our collection of House-Mouse, Gruffies and HappyHoppers stamps for idea starters!


PenPatterns Starter

Need a little doodle starter? We have just what you need!

Our PenPattern line of stamps are just the ticket to have some fun doodling into a fun stamped shapes. These stamps have sections already built into them so all there is left to do is fill them up with fun little doodles. It’s possible to continue doodling with the swirls and dashes around the edges of the stamps so there is no end to your doodle starter stamped image.

(L to R) PenPattern Cake, PenPattern Conch, PenPattern Petal, PenPattern Cat and PenPattern Flutter

You can see how easy it is to create the doodles inside of the lines of these images by looking at some great projects by Kristine Reynolds. This first project uses the PenPattern Conch Stamp where Kristine added so many fun doodles to the curves of the shell.

Q196_H292_KR_800-300x232Another fantastic sample by Kristine is this Artist Trading Block from our hop with Eileen Hull and the Inspiration Team. Kristine uses PenPattern Flutter and some simple zentangle motifs to fill it in quickly. On two more sides of the block you’ll find PenPattern Petal and each petal has some sweet additions. You can see in the photo that the petals have small sweet flowers on them with some simple rippling lines in the flowers center to doodlie doo these images to a new level.
A super cool anniversary card is created with the PenPattern Cake stamp and Penned Anniversary to share the best wishes for another year together. The PenPattern Cake looks like a dream of a cake!

It’s time to see who has a doodlie doo project to share with you on their blog today.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

We have more PenPattern Stamps on our website that are fabulous for accents or ready to color and loads of fun project samples to see on each page! We’ll be sharing again soon in the coming weeks with more PenPatterns to get you inspired to pull out the pens and coloring tools.


Pop Ups and Puppies – Friday

It’s been a dog-gone wonderful week with our four-legged friends and we think they were the most well-behaved, affectionate and allergen – free canines around!

We almost forgot to share our super cool video that gives you ideas and instructions on the Pop Up Kitties and Puppies Stamp Sets with the coordinating dies. If you haven’t seen it, do check it out. Fran shares some amazing projects with tips and techniques to get these pups put together just right.

We have some great sentiments that to bark about here. These sayings and accent images will be just what you need to complete your puppies project with sentiments for birthday, encouragement, humor, life and love.

Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Having just the right sentiment makes these Pop Up Puppies real characters. Here a few samples from this week’s designers post that show the sentiments so well.

Janelle’s Pop Up Die card with Fido wishing that he hadn’t missed the special birthday.

Pop Up Puppies Birthday by Janelle Stollfus


Kristine Reynolds started off our blog hop week with Linnie Blooms collaboration with this amazing little tribute to the impression our furry companions leave on our hearts.

Pop Up Puppies Canvas by Kristine Reynolds
Pop Up Puppies Canvas by Kristine Reynolds


A House-Mouse Designs card by Lea Kimmel using our Dog Wash stamp with a pamper inducing sentiment from the Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

House Mouse Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel
House Mouse Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel

When I mentioned earlier this week that the in-house designers created litters of these puppies it was not short of the truth. Look at these adorable cards all made by Debi Hammons!

We have more puppies to see! Some of our designers have doubled-up the activities going on here on our blog this week so it’s possible you might have spotted their designs earlier today on our super blog hop with Linnie Blooms. We would love for you to join us there as well, there are prizes up for grabs.

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Pop Up Puppies Abound

We’re back today with more adorable puppies! These incredible little hounds can be made by the dozen, cut out with the coordinating dies and mix and matched for scrapbook pages, cards, party favor bags and more. Our in-house team was producing samples by the litter for our catalog that we are sharing here on the blog this week to show they are just that much fun to use!

What’s more thoughtful gesture as sending a card to someone who adores bow-wow’s of all kinds than a card with one popping out of a birthday box. This terrier Fido is ready to celebrate that someone’s birthday with a lot of heart. Heart balloons that is, that are added to the tabs of the Pop Up Die panel with the pretty pup up front and ready for the party! Here Fido borrowed a bow from the Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set so she would be dressed up for the party. So many wonderful parts to this card that make up such a great surprise inside the birthday card.

Pop Up Puppies Balloons by Debi Hammons

This next card has a well-behaved pup sitting along a tree-lined path to encourage the card’s recipient with a sentiment from the Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. It is certain, that it will be a treat to see for whoever opens up this card!

Pop Up Puppies Life Words by Debi Hammons
Pop Up Puppies Life Words by Debi Hammons


The Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich inked up her set of Pop Up Puppies Stamp Set and made a video of her super quick card for a birthday party her son was invited to attend. She is a testament to creating great projects when you are strapped for time and still getting great results. Her card turned out so adorable! See for yourself just how quickly she put together her card!

We’ve warmed up the inspiration stage with some puppy play and there is more from these designers sharing their special hound projects today on their blogs!

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pop Ups and Puppies

It is going to be a fantastic Monday Stampendous friends where our weekly theme will bring smiles to your face with inspiration for pop up puppy love!

If you are thinking that we just posted something about a blog hop with Linnie Blooms this week, you are correct! We are joining the design team over at Linnie Blooms for a mixed media collaboration, so make sure you stop by and check them out every day this week, but we also wanted to share some puppy love from our April 2015 catalog! There is going to be lots of inspiration and fun all around this week and we hope you’ll join us for all of it!

Pop Up Kitties and Puppies by Debi Hammons
Pop Up Kitties and Puppies by Debi Hammons

Remember our beloved Kute Kitties Week? Those kitties risked the cooties for these fun Pop Up Puppies we’ll be sharing this week! We are so excited about our furry friends and can’t wait to show you these tail-waggers this week.

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CRS5076 Cling Pop Up Puppies Rubber Stamp Set

Make some adorable cards with Pop Up Puppies that include three canine breed faces and one body plus two extra paws and a dog’s best treasure, his bone. If that sounds good you’re going to like that there is a coordinating die set for them as well!

DCS5076 Pop Up Puppies Die Cut Set

With graduation ceremonies upon us in the US, I thought a fabulous and adorable graduating puppy card was just right to start off the week. This smart canine was created by in-house designer Terry Braddock and it is created with our Pop Up Die Set so he is popping away from the inside of the card when opened!

Pop Up Puppies by Terry Braddock

Now if that wasn’t enough to make you sigh from it’s adorable self, there are more projects popping up on our design team blogs today! Stop by these designers blogs and see their canine inspiration!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds (Linnie Blooms project)