Crafty Streams of Ribbons

 

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We are on our way to a ribbon finish blog hop with May Arts and the Ribbonistas Design Team this week. Each day we are wrapping up all of our projects with pretty bows made with May Arts Ribbon, of course! May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts quality ribbon on all our samples.

Did you know? May Arts has a new online retail store so now these high quality on-trend ribbons are a fantastic resource to everyone! Take some time to check out the store before the end of the week and see if you can spot some of the fine products our designers are sporting on their summertime projects.

All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

If you are just now joining our hop with May Arts you can also jump back to our posts on Monday and Tuesday for some fabulous inspiration. If you’ve been hopping with us so far let’s start checking out these ribbon-inspired creations from our designers and then jump on over to May Arts blog for more!

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

May Arts Blog

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

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This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

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PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

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Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments
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Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

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SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

Creating in a Snap with Metal Complex

We are so excited to be hopping along this week with Metal Complex using their interchangeable jewelry with our Stampendous Stamps and Essentials. Enjoy seeing how fun and easy it is to create your own unique style of accessories in a snap with inspiration from our design team all week long!

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Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.

You can see all the wonderful Klik products and tons of ideas for creating with this super fun product in their flippy catalog HERE and you can find a retailer HERE. We’d like to recommend www.resinobsession.com because they carry Stampendous products as well!

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To make our wonderful Klik jewelry pieces we used products by Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) who generously sent our team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin. This two part resin is incredibly easy to use and creates fantastic, professional results. We love using it here on the Stampendous Design Team. This great resin is sold at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michaels and other fine craft stores. You can get thousands of ideas for using resin to create your own pieces on the resincrafts blog or on the I Love Resin blog.

There will be prizes! Three prize packages with Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

So hop around with us this week as we play with Klik© DIY Interchangeable Jewelry and ETI two-part resin to create some of our best work ever!! Here’s who is sharing today:

Lyn Bernatovich

Metal Complex Blog

Feline Sentiments of the Day

With all these tabby projects for Kute Kitties week, we can’t possibly finish without a few more words. In fact, there are quite a few words and phrases to say when it comes to cute kitties and they can be found in the Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

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Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

These sayings are perfect for the entire Stampendous clowder, too. If you’re feline curious about seeing them too, you can go to our posts here, here and here, but we still have more fun with our Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set today on these designer blogs. Purrrrrr.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

This week’s projects in review!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Screwloose and Sparky Frame by Debbie Cole

Here are some projects that will spark some great ideas!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

Home Sweet Home

Welcome back to the Stampendous blog, we had a fabulous time with Eileen Hull and the Inspiration Team during the block party collaboration and we want to remind you that commenting is still open! Head back to Saturday’s post to see a cumulative list of players last week and we’ll update you again this Saturday with any new posts for the collaboration.

It’s seems we’ve been gone from our normal week and this week is going to be another exciting time of announcements, so stay tuned to our blog by subscribing by email on our sidebar.

For our product focus we have the awesome Family Home Set that is perfect for so many occasions. Friends or family moving? Check. Parents Day? Check. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Check. Oh, it’s endless!

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Family Home Perfectly Clear Set

During last week’s product collaboration, Jamie Martin posted this amazing artist trading block with Family Home.

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Family Home Artist Trading Block by Jamie Martin

 

Here are a few designers sharing their homey projects today —

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus