Beautiful Birthdays

Birthday bonanza laurel burch

We’re celebrating our newest images for  BIRTHDAYS  here on the Stampendous Blog this week. We showed you some fun inspiration in Monday’s Post, and we’ve got still more today. Today we’ll take a closer look at the wonderful images for encouraging birthday cards from the collection in our April Catalog.

Our marvelous Laurel Burch Collection features so many great images for uplifting spirits and making people celebrate. Here are some fabulous choices for your greetings. The Cling Blossoms comes with a free template/stencil for masking and coloring your flowers, and it has available matching cutting dies. The individual Laurel Burch images are available in wood and cling rubber mounted. And, of course, our Perfectly Clear Stamps are top quality, as always. For getting that classic, Laurel Burch look when coloring your images, check out our Coloring Chart which you can download for free.

 

We know you’ll want to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer, 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 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.

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

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

 

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Paisley for All!

Peacock and Paisley

We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. On Monday we met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! (and Free Shipping with Promo Code BLG717 on orders over $50)

On Wednesday we took a closer look at our Poised Peacock. So today, let’s investigate our Paisley Patterns set a little more closely! This awesome set includes six stamps. Five are very definite elements and they have corresponding cutting dies in the die set. The sixth stamp is a wonderful background that is delightful colored in, tone on tone, or even used as a resist pattern. The included stencil/mask set for the five elements is perfect for masking/layering or for coloring them in with stencil brushes, sponges, paint, or other methods.

Fran has created a great video sharing her samples with these fun stamp images:

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns!  U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have so enjoyed this week reading your hilarious adventures with peacocks all over the world. Who knew so many people had chased or been chased by them! You’re all awesome story tellers!! We can sure see that a lot of you would love one of these sets!

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

 

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Paisley”.

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Peacocks Galore

Peacock and Paisley

We’re sharing two great new Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with Matching Cutting Dies this week. We met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns on Monday . 

Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. You’ll love these gorgeous sets! Today, let’s look closer at our Poised Peacock.

The set has four stamps and a stencil that makes a great peacock feather background. The matching cutting dies cut right on the edge, with even the peacock feet cutting out perfectly. We evened the dies out around the edges of the feathers, so a little coloring “outside the lines” will produce easy-to-cut feathers that look amazing.

 

Fran has made a wonderful video sharing her samples with this great stamp set and dies.

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns! U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Peacock”.

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It’s Sneak Peek Week!

Polar bear sneak July 2017

Stampendous is super excited, as always, to offer a quick sneak peek into our July Catalog Products! July is always so fun because we release our new Holiday images, including Halloween and Christmas! We know you can’t wait to see what we have in store!

These cool products will be available in stores near you very soon, in fact, they’ve already shipped! And they’ll be available on our website at https://www.stampendous.com on Friday, June 30! And you know that our website orders are filled by local scrapbooking, craft, and stamp stores!

This week, our team will be sneaky peeking one card each from our wonderful July Catalog.

Today, we’d like to introduce our newest product, Decor Cling Rubber Stamps. You’ll see lots more of these great 8″ X 8″ images for home decor, decorative painters, scrapbookers and cardmakers alike. But we’d like to tease you with the first of five great designs.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

We know you’ll find dozens of projects that really need that bigger background design. These stamps are perfect for using with either ink or acrylic paints, and we’ll have lots of projects, hints and tips to help you use them to make wonderful projects.

Check out the projects our Design Team will be sneak peeking today! Then hurry back on Wednesday to discover even more treasures from our July 2017 Catalog!

 

Kristine Reynolds

 

 

 

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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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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

Nathalie Kalbach with her new book

We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!

She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK

And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.

Nathalie's Facebook Live Event Link

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Ministry of Mixology in Buena Park, CA

If you’ve been waiting for the dynamic duo of Tracy Weinzapfel and Andy Skinner to return to America in their stunning Ministry of Mixology Mixed Media Retreat Series, wait no longer! This is your chance to see this amazing team of mixed media artists in action. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Plus, we’ll offer you a few insider tips from folks who live practically next door to this fantastic venue! Here’s our first tip: Get up REALLY early on your first morning there, tiptoe across the street from the hotel to the new Porto’s Cuban Bakery! If you’ve ever had anything better in your life than their potato balls (deep fried mashed potatoes stuffed with meat), we’d be surprised. But go early! They can have up to a 3 hour line for their amazing offerings.

We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity! Tracy and Andy are remarkable teachers who make mixed media fun and fast!

 

Learn all the details about this fun retreat at the Ministry of Mixology website!

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Part of Your World 1: Look at this Stuff!

Isn’t it Neat?
Wouldn’t you say our collection’s complete?

We’ve been swimming with mermaids this week in our Part of Your World 1 series. Be sure to join us next week for Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea!

Today we’re sharing one of our most popular stamps of all time! Our Mermaid stamp has been with us since January 2011, and she’s still one of our best sellers.

P151 Mermaid Stamp

She’s been featured in some of the biggest craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics, and she’s been offered by most of our independent retailers as well. She’s been the focus of tons of wonderful projects like the ones below: (click on them to make them larger)

 

But the pièce de résistance, we’re sure you’ll agree, is this amazing project by Design Team Alumni Suzanne Czosek! This project is our all-time most pinned project on Pinterest! It’s been shared and pinned to boards almost 8,000 times! Isn’t it luscious, with all that Halo Glitter, and Color Fragments, and so much more goodness! It’s really one of our favorites ever!

Do you have a sample you’ve made with our beautiful Mermaid Stamp? We’d love to see it! Feel free to post it on social media and tag us with #Stampendous or @Stampendous. Or post it on our Stampendous Facebook Group, our Stampendous Flickr Group, or email us at submissions@stampendous.com.  You can also upload a Stampendous project of your own at any time at https://www.stampendous.com. On the front page of our site you’ll see a place to Submit Your Project.

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Part of Your World 1: Mermaids and More

We’ve been sharing some fun with mermaids this week! Stampendous is lucky to be licensing the wonderful artwork of Laurel Burch, and we were especially excited to add her Mermaid Fishes Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies to our lineup this April. (Check out our whole April Catalog HERE)

We have so much inspiration to share with you using this wonderful stamp set! Check out all the ideas below. Feel free to click on any of the images to see it larger.

 

Still more exciting is this gorgeous sample that Fran Seiford, Stampendous Owner and Founder, made with her fun and dynamic Encrusted Adhesive Technique!

 

This gorgeous card looks so lush and complex, but it’s so super-easy to make! Just cut your cardstock, stamp, color and die cut your mermaid and her fish friends, then grab a panel of your favorite double-sided adhesive sheets. We carry two kinds, Sticky Panels and the Dreamweaver Double-Sided Mounting Paper. Place your panel down on your cardstock. Peel off the protective sheet, and place your die cut images. Then fill in the space with color fragments, glitters, and the embossing powders/enamels of your choice. Heat to set, and MAGIC!  Want to see it in action? Check out the video below.

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