Snow Many Friends, Snow Much Time

It has been a great week of building new fantastic projects with our design team using the Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Set and the ideas are still coming like this project from the archives by Jennifer Dove.

This is the sweetest pendant using the three faces from Build A Snowman set. Click on the picture or caption to find out how Jennifer made this beauty.

Snowman Ornament by Rhea Weigand
Snowman Pendant by Jennifer Dove

The Build A Snowman stamp set combines well with our other snowman stamps to create a countryside dotted with our snow buddies. Here are a few stamps linked to their spot on our store and a great project to inspire.

These snowman friends are bundled up for winter! Send a snowy holiday greeting this Christmas with these buddies, or embellish your favorite Winter scrapbook page.

CRP235 Cling Snowman Friends Stamp with card sample by Monika Thomas
CRP235 Cling Snowman Friends Stamp with Snowman Friends by Monika Thomas

A sweet snowman cradles a little bird in a Winter wonderland. A charming image for scrapbook pages and Christmas, Holiday or Season’s Greetings.

CRM318 Cling Country Snowman Stamp with sample by Wendy Price
CRM318 Cling Country Snowman Stamp with Country Snowman by Wendy Price

 

This cozy snowman is putting on a winter hat to keep warm! Send warm holiday wishes and a Merry Christmas to your friends and family.

CRV301 Snowman Warm Ears Stamp with sample by Lea Kimmel Fritts
CRV301 Snowman Warm Ears Stamp with Snowman Warm Ears by Lea Kimmel Fritts

 

There is still more for our Friday finale! Our designers have fantastic projects to share today and we can’t wait to see what they did. Do you wanna build a snowman now?

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

We hope you’ve enjoyed our fun theme this week we sure have had fun building snowmen with you. Did you miss out some of the projects? Hop back to Monday where we show our snowman-building stamp set, Wednesday with plenty of glittery ways to create snow and snowflakes, and Thursday on some snow play with  Dreamweaver Stencils.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to sharing more of our new holiday stamps from our July 2015 catalog!

Gathering All Snowflakes

At Stampendous we believe it’s not a finished project unless it sparkles and this week’s Build a Snowman theme is the perfect companion for our snowy Essentials products. Be on the lookout for projects made with these products while you are hopping around our design teams blogs.  If you missed seeing projects earlier this week then hop on over to Monday’s post.

Our newest release in July has a 3-D embossing powder with the essence of snow captured because it sparkles and when heated it turns puffy like snow!

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EP525 Sparkle Puff 3-D Embossing Powder

It’s such a fantastic way to create large puffy snowflakes! Here’s a card by Laura Drahozal that uses Snowflake Sky Background stamp with Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder and our beautiful Antler Snowflake Stencil covered with Crystal Glitter as the main focus. You can check our her project on our website for all the details.

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Antler Snowflake by Laura Drahozal

We have three ways to mix up some snow for your projects! Create a blue wintry affect that is all aglitter. The Frantage Winter Micro Glitter Kit will work with any adhesive and great with our Sticky Panels adhesive sheets.  Build up some fantastic snow drifts with the encrusted jewel technique using our all white embossing enamels and essentials kit of the same name. If it is easy you need then Spoonful of Snow with it’s premix of enamels, glitter and shaved ice are the product for you! Three fabulous snow building kits ready for your snow card or scrapbook page.

Our designers have been building up snowman projects with glitter, enamels and more for this week, so let’s go check what they have for us today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Come on, let’s play!  It seems like we haven’t seen our snow buddies in a while so we thought it would be a great time to create with them again.  Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Set is our winter buddies building kit when snow isn’t in the weather forecast, so let’s have fun building a few snowmen to get a jump on a few winter card and scrapbook projects. The design team has their mittens on and shaping up some snowball creations for this week and we can’t wait for the fun to begin.

 

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Create a winter wonderland with oodles of different snowman and snowflakes in this set for great little scene stamp. Here’s a fun trio of buddies made by alumni Cyndi Bundy. Aren’t those the cutest snowmen?

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Build A Snowman by Cyndi Bundy

 

It’s going to be a fun week more of these of stamping a few snowballs figures and creating our own winter buddies. Let’s have some fun in the snow! Hop on over and take a look at these designers glacial projects and leave them a little comment love while your there!

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

We’ll be back on Wednesday with ways to accessorize these snow buddies, or snowmen, for their wintry debut.

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.

PenPattern Hippo Rubber Stamp
M324 PenPattern Hippo Wood Stamp

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.

Reptile Walk Rubber Stamp
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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SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

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