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!

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


Family Home Artist Trading Block by Jamie Martin


Here are a few designers sharing their homey projects today —

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus


Doilies, Tendrils and Miniatures, Oh My!

We’re wrapping up Swirls and Flourishes week with a swoosh of stamps! Once we’ve seen the main attraction stamps there are mini-me’s hiding out among other stamps. We keep our fans equipped with swishes and flourishes of all kinds! Here’s a few page numbers to get you started… 17, 29,

Lacy Ovals is the perfect pairing to our tea time collection stamps and will fill in the gaps in any background for cards or scrapbooking and even the delicate side of mixed media.

See the fantastic lacy design in Tenia Nelson’s card. Just love how it stands out against the dark background of her card.

Variety is the spice of life so we have Elegant Scroll stamp and Fall Tendril for a choice to create great looking accents on your projects.

Alumni design team member Suzanne Czosek created this stunning card with our Zinnia stamp accentuated with Fall Tendril. Absolutely stunning!


Zinnia Fall Tendril by Suzanne Czosek

There is also a trio of Elegant Borders as a set to create stunning invitations, scrapbook pages or shabby chic mixed media projects.

Elegant Borders Stamp Set

Elegant Borders Stamp Set

Here’s a shabby chic card designed by alumni Lynn Mercurio highlighting our Blossom Spray with one of the stamps from Elegant Borders. We love this card so much we would share it every week if we could.

There are so many more swirls and flourishes… we could go on for pages and pages, so if you like a treasure hunt you can start looking through our January catalog and find image sets that include some of Fran’s delightful accent stamps. Here are a few page numbers to get you started… 17, 29, 20, 30 and 31.

And now here are more amazing designer projects to see.

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley Purdie (Thursday post)

Janelle Stollfus

Fran’s CHA Demos straight to you!

CHA Show Banner

CHA is a crazy time. There’s so much going on, and dozens of industry contacts must be made in just a few days in order to bring you the great product collaborations we bring you here at Stampendous. In the frenzy we didn’t tape Fran’s booth demos at CHA because she was always surrounded by eager customers, and we knew we could recreate them when we got home. But we didn’t want you to miss them!!

First, Fran did a quick make and take for the customers who were excited about her new PopUp Card Die Set. Folks had so much fun choosing from the gorgeous, huge tray of flowers and vases we prepared from our new Build A Bouquet stamp and die sets. Yummy!!!

Fran’s Pop Up Die Set Demonstration

Fran also got folks playing with making some cool jewelry. We co-sponsored a workshop at CHA with the folks from ICE Resin and Imagine Crafts. What a fun time! Wish you could have been there. We do have a quick overview for you though, so you can see the fun creations Fran has been making with the Radiant Neon Inks, our Eclectic Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps Set, and bezels and resin from ICE Resin.

Fran’s Jewelry Class with ICE Resin and Imagine Crafts

We hope you enjoy both of these demos! Our new January products offer so many fun options for crafting, we can’t wait to see what you make! Be sure to visit our website at www.stampendous.com on January 23 when these items are available for retail sale. Many of them are available at your local stamping and scrapbook store now! You can find a store near you using our Store Locator.

Layered Paper Bezels with Debbie Cole

CHA Show Banner

We’re still at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. The Wifi here is TERRIBLE, but we’re sending all the peeks we can when we get to the rare hotspots around the show area.  Thanks for your patience.

Our booth demonstrations have been going really well. We’re processing the videos from them as fast as we can. Hope you had a chance to see Debbie Cole’s brilliant new jewelry creations, but, in case you missed it, here’s a peek!

Layered Bezels and Pendants


We just love this idea! We have had lots of generous companies donate bezels for our jewelry creations featuring stamps and resin, but the ability to make our own bezels using our Pop-Up Die Set is just sooooo thrilling. And when you combine the gorgeous painting talent of Debbie Cole, well, you just get some stunning results. Here’s a closer look! (you can click on it to make it larger!)

Paper Bezel Necklaces by Debbie Cole

Paper Bezel Necklaces by Debbie Cole


Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!


Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Quick Holiday Card Making

There is a countdown to the holidays and with that there is also a growing checklist of to-do’s until the end of the year. One item is almost always on there and it’s cards. This week’s theme is going to give you ideas for quick cards. If it’s to make the family newsletter a bit more festive or someone has escaped your well-planned mailing list, we’ll bring you some great samples using great products perfect for quick cards with high impact.

Christmas Diamonds by Tobi Crawford

Yule Diamonds Card by Tobi Crawford

Tobi Crawford created this lovely card with ease using one of the stamps from Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set,  Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and some Stampendous Esesntials.

As we are apt to share great ideas, here are a few blog posts from some of our designers for today.

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Tenia Nelson

Our November Monthly Challenge is in full swing, So Thankful is the theme and we would love to see your creations fill our gallery. Look on the 2014 Contest Challenge Page for contest rules and a details of the November So Thankful Challenge further down the page.

Click on the image above to add your link!


Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

cross stitch pattern

cross stitch closeup

Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag –

pumpkin card

We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.


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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.



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