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.

Sparky Robot ATB by Lea Kimmel
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

 

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.

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Lacy Ovals

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

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Lacy Oval Thank You by Tenia Nelson

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.

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Fall Tendril Stamp
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Elegant Scroll Stamp

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

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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.

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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.

Blossom Spray by Lynn Mercurio
Blossom Spray by Lynn Mercurio

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!

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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

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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!

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PenPattern Gift Wood Mount Stamp

 

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.

PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford
PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford

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