Window Messages with Vicky Papaioannou!

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Today we’re sharing a wonderful stamp set that helps you make a really quick card or a much more involved project. It’s so versatile, it’s up to you! This is our darling Window Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

Stampendous Window Messages
Window Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps

These stamps are tons of fun, if a piece is too big or the wrong shape, just stamp it and clip away part of the image. They are easy to cut out because most of the design fits in the square part of the stamp. The handy zigzag makes a great border, or you could use it as a stem for the flowers as Deb Antonick did here on her mixed media journal. She also used our Funky Alphabet to complete this project.

Mixed Media journal by Deb Antonick
Mixed Media Journal by Deb Antonick

We’re extra excited because the always talented Vicky Papaioannou shared a terrific card featuring this set on her YouTube channel this week.  We’d love to share it with you here!

You can find more details on the construction of this card on Vicky’s blog at http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2018/04/spring-card-nuvo-pencils/

The Stampendous Design team has some inspiration to share with this great set as well.

Kathi Rerek

Janelle Stollfus (sneak peek week)

 

Au Revoir, Paris!

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It’s time to say au revoir to our Paris Bonjour set! But it’s certainly not adieu! You’ll see a lot more of this great set in the future, and we are adding new projects to our website all the time! Just visit http://www.stampendous.com and search Paris up at the top to watch as they get uploaded! Today we want to show you our fabulous 6″ X 6″ Paris Map Cling Rubber StampThis awesome background is great for all your travel memories, it’s a wonderful map of Paris, completely hand-drawn by Fran herself.  She was inspired to do this by a trip she took to Paris last Summer. They walked 29K steps all over this magical city!

Paris Map Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR008 Cling Paris Map – 6″ X 6″ Rubber Stamp

Here are some of the samples Fran made with the Paris Bonjour Set and the Paris Map. You can click on them to see them larger, and we will work on putting them up on the website as well. Notice where she has used the free fleur de lis stencil that comes with the stamp set (the small ones), and where she has used the large fleur de lis die cut that comes in the cutting dies set.  Remember, we’ll give away three sets to lucky winners, with U.S. Addresses, who comment!!!

Take a quick look at this wonderful set along with Fran in her newest YouTube video:


There is more inspiration available from our Design Team! Be sure to stop by their blogs and wish them bon voyage as their dreams take flight for Paris!!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek

 

Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

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!

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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 –

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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!

 

 

Sneak a Peek at April 2018

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We are taking a look at our Design Team’s favorite cards of the brand new April 2018 Catalog. These products will be live on our website for retail on March 30th! But your favorite store can order this Friday! Be sure to talk to your friendly, neighborhood stamp, craft, or scrapbooking store about ordering your favorites! And be sure to sneak back on Friday to see more, wonderful new products!  We’ll even have a link to the digital catalog for you!

Our new favorites included some wonderful new Laurel Burch images, of course! We’ll do two whole weeks of sharing with these the week of April 30, and the week of May 21. But here are a couple of sneaky peeks to tide you over… (pssst… you’ll be able to see all the samples on our website on March 30)

LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford
LBH001 Mystical Mare by Fran Seiford

 

LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford
LBM002 Laurel Burch Cat Love and LBM004 Laurel Burch Fabulous by Fran Seiford

Now go check out the faves from our Design Team and leave them some nice comments!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

We have Winners!

We have some winners to announce from our last few giveaways!

If you see your name, please email us at stamp@stampendous.com and include your U.S. Mailing Address in your email so that we can get your prize right out to you.

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From our recent focus on Andy Skinner’s newest stamps, we have three winners – you need to send us your U.S. Mailing Address plus let us know which one of Andy’s stamp sets you would like to own. You can see all of Andy’s current stamp sets HERE.

We had lots of comments, instagram posts, Pinterest boards, etc… We wrote them all down and gave each one a number. Then with Random.org we drew three winners from the 28 entries:

Amy Martin

Teresa Godines

Marisela Delgado

Congratulations, winners! Please email us at sumbissions@stampendous.com with your info and stamp set choice. FUN!!

 

Our second contest was our House-Mouse Designs™ So Sweet giveaway.

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Three lucky U.S. winners will get our brand new So Sweet Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

Sharon G.

Sue D

SJ Krueg

Thanks so much for commenting and following along with the blog, folks! Be sure to contact us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes out to you!

 

We Love Laurel Burch

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Laurel Burch was all about love. She wanted to share the love that is the core connection between all living things, and her art clearly demonstrates this. You can learn lots more about Laurel and her journey at www.laurelburchstudios.com

Our newest designs for January from Laurel Burch are all about love as well, and birthday and friendship! But one of our very favorite sets from this release has been the new Laurel Burch Icons Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. This set of little doodles that Laurel included in most of her art provide a great opportunity to make backgrounds and borders with a Laurel Burch flair. They’re ideal embossed in gold or used with your monoprinting plate or other techniques. Here’s the set:

SSCL107 Laurel Burch Icons
SSCL107 Laurel Burch Icons

See if you can spot them in these wonderful samples:

Have a look at the work of our wonderful Design Team for more inspiration!

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

 

Laurel Burch Whimsy and Fun!

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Laurel Burch’s whimsical animal figures are her way of showing the connection we all have to Nature and each other. They are always radiating love and joy. How does she do it? She uses a unique color palette of gorgeous, bright, vibrant colors. We’ve created a color chart for you to use when coloring her wonderful images. You can download it on our website HERE.

This week the fabulous Vicky Papaioannou is working with our new Laurel Burch Tribal Cats in her super-popular art journal! From Gelli printing to stencils to embossing to fantastic paint products, you’re going to love the results of her amazing work. Check it out (be sure to leave her a nice comment!!)

The newest additions to our Laurel Burch collection also include some great stamps available either wood mounted or in Stampendous Cling Rubber. Here’s a look at them, but you can see them all with all of their details on our website.

 

Our Design Team is playing this week with their take on the Laurel Burch images, as well. Please take a few minutes and go appreciate what they’ve made.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila