Show your Patriotic Panache

This week we’ll be bringing you all the new patriotic style stamps from the April 2015 Catalog. We have a variety of styles from sweet stamp images like today’s House-Mouse Designs® to some great sentiments and landmark images. We’ll have you ready for holidays this summer or anytime you need to create with a patriotic flair.

Today’s stamp focus include Amanda, Mudpie and Monica showing their patriotism in song and brush. Painting Old Glory can bring a song to our lips too with Patriotic Painters mellifluous factor as these three sing patriotically before their painted backdrop. This stamp comes in wood mounted (shown) and Cling Rubber™ approximately  5″ X 3-3/4-inches in size.

HMR33 Patriotic Painters Rubber Stamp – Wood Mounted

If you’re looking for a fantastic card that takes little time to complete than you really need to check out this colorful card by Wendy Price. You can click on the card or it’s caption below to see the supplies and instructions straight from Wendy.

Patriotic Painters by Wendy Price

What could be more fun than to create a set of House-Mouse cards with a couple of stamps. We’ve got you covered there as well. Amanda and Mudpie are joined by Maxwell in this Star Spangled Mice stamp we released in 2014 that is a great companion to Patriotic Painters.

HMW01 Star Spangled Mice - Wood Mounted
HMW01 Star Spangled Mice – Wood Mounted

If you haven’t smiled today this surely will do the trick! Lea Kimmel created this amazing card with an extra level of cuteness as the vivid patriotic colors  frame those adorable cute faces. Lea created a project page for this card and you can get all the details HERE.

Star Spangled Mice by Lea Kimmel

We have more amazing projects today from these designers that will get you in the spirit of our summer holiday to create greeting cards, scrapbook pages and party decorations. Let’s see what they have created today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Purrfect Popping Up Kitties

If you haven’t already fallen for our new kitties, we’ve got more to inspire you today. The Cling Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set is designed to work with our Pop Up Die Set. See how one playful kitty can spring into view from this delightful card.

Cling Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons
Cling Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons

Debi Hammons created this curious kitten peeking out of a flower basket with the Pop Up Die for the card insert and this deep three-dimensional look will lay flat when closed! How purrfect is that! Here are the Stampendous products Debi used on this project.

Now it’s time for some more feline crafty designer projects!

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kute Kitties

Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons
Pop Up Kitties Thank You by Debi Hammons

Are you ready for some bright-eyed, mousers! We have some new ones to share! Our Cling Pop Up Kitties Rubber Stamp Set and coordinating Pop Up Kitties Die Cut Set  are part of the April 2015 Catalog release, now available at your favorite local or online store.

You’ll see how many different ways to color a kitty from our design team this week and to start off the inspiration here is illustrator and owner of Stampendous, Fran Seiford, with a video about the new Pop Up products coming out!


Check out today’s feline crafty designer projects!

Kristine Reynolds

Product Theme for Making Art

This has been a great week of making art, seeing how the design team from Spectrum Noir and our own talented team have created such a great variety of projects. Did you notice our theme week House-Mouse Designs® appear here and there? The gallery for this theme has grown and included here on this post, but first let’s take a look at the stamps that were the inspiration for this theme week.

Isn’t the image of this stamp the truth! Once we start stamping it’s likely to turn into a repeatable moment! House-Mouse Monica has turned into an avid stamper with this paw print stamp.

Making Prints

I always thought there was a special touch to flowers that made them so beautiful and now I’m thinking it’s all because Maxwell has a paintbrush and paint well.

Painted Pansies

Oh dear, a painting mishap between a paintbrush and tail! This adorable stamp is perfect to send an encouraging message, apology or to scrapbook those messy painting sessions of your children.

Painting Pals


Now for the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful inspiring weekend!

Birthday Buddies Wrap Up

The last of our birthday buddies have been gathered up and you can see them here in the gallery. We let them come to the front of the line so you can find them faster! Enjoy


Our buddies spotlighted this week are quite the party animals and it was great to invite them to our blog hops this week. Click on any of the captions or stamps images below to take you to a product page where you’ll find links to many more projects ideas.

Balloon Bear Rubber Stamp
Balloon Bear Rubber Stamp
Cake Dreaming Rubber Stamp
Cake Dreaming Rubber Stamp
Cake Nibbler Rubber Stamp
Cake Nibbler Rubber Stamp
Lollipop Lunch Rubber Stamp
Stacked Gifts



We’ll see you next week with new inspiration to share!


Birthday Buddies In So Many Places

We’ve spotted some more of our birthday buddies across the web and added them to our theme week gallery. We sure love to see how our buddies look in these projects and offer great inspiration to make that birthday event special.



Birthday Buddies

Where’s our weekly theme? Well while we have two fabulous blog hop events happening this week we’ve added the weekly theme into the mix. You’ll see our designers posts with all the great House-Mouse Design stamps that are Birthday Buddies to the core. Here are today’s posts from the team as well as a project page from our website.

See you back here soon for another day of hops!


Spark Up Your Life

Best friends to the very end, Screwloose N Sparky are quite a pair and so expressive for robots. From the Perfectly Clear Stamp Set you can give them a voice with great robot sayings and even a robot-style heartbeat like Screwloose is sporting on this portrait stamp here.

Screwloose Rubber Stamp

Sparky is such a happy bot-pup that his tail never stops wagging even when the rest of him is perfectly still as on this namesake rubber stamp.

Sparky Rubber Stamp

The designers this week did an amazing job on all their projects, bringing out all things robot themed and creating with simple and fun ideas. Wendy Price was so kind to let us post one of her great projects here on the blog using the Screwloose and Sparky Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Screwloose and Sparky by Wendy Price

Now those are some cute robots! There are even more to be seen in today’s line up on designer blogs. We hope you enjoy your mini Bot-hop today and have a great weekend!

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Amy Hurley-Purdie


Robot Fun

We’re having fun this week with some Screwy Pals who are geared up to produce some smiles on your next project. I think they will be a big hit!

Screwy Pals Rubber Stamp

Fran has a rusty theme geared up with Spoonful of Rust for a great project. Check it out, plus a video on ways to use our Spoonful Kits.

Screwy Pals by Fran Seiford
Screwy Pals by Fran Seiford

This engineered robot was posted by Lea Kimmel during the Artist Trading Block collaboration and we just love how she created a home for Sparky. That’s one happy dog in that window there.

Sparky Robot ATB by Lea Kimmel
Sparky Robot ATB by Lea Kimmel

There are many more pictures of this project on Lea’s blog, but if you missed out on our collaboration you can click the caption to see this robot from all sides. We also made a special gallery page that includes projects from the entire hop that we know you’ll enjoy seeing.

For today, though, we have some super talented designer’s posting projects to spark your mojo!

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus


Join The Stampendous Robotics Club

It’s a week of robot fun with our newest family members, Screwloose and Sparky. When they get together there is sure to be some fun, but watch out it can get quite explosive!

Screwloose and Sparky Rubber Stamp

Look at this amazing frame by artist consultant and decorative painter, Debbie Cole. She’s made this frame for a special someone, constructing it perfectly right down to the last screw and bolt.

Screwloose and Sparky Frame by Debbie Cole
Screwloose and Sparky Frame by Debbie Cole

Here are some projects that will spark some great ideas!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds