We know you always love new greetings, and we’ve got some wonderful new sets in our newest release. Lovely, big words that can be a focal point, background, border, or more, together with small, clear phrases that complement many of the beautiful, script words. You’ve seen them on several samples so far, but we wanted them to have their own day in the sun. The large script words go with the smaller printed words to make dozens of great greetings for your cards, tags, gift cards, and more.
Here’s a great video that Fran put together to show you how easy making great cards with these sets can be!
The two sets, Big Words Happy and Big Words Thanks, can be found on our website or in your local stamping or scrapbooking store. Here they are in all their glory (you can click on the picture or the link)
Our Design Team has been very busy using these words, and our Greetings Galore set, on so many wonderful samples. Please visit their blogs and leave them some love, they’ve got a lot of inspiration to share!
Our fun Sassy Silhouettes are back in two new, fabulous Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets. We’re having so much fun with these new sets on various colorful backgrounds where they are enjoying all sorts of your favorite activities. Our first set is Sassy City, and the girls are playing all around the city.
Fran made a special video to showcase these two sets and show how easy card making can be when you can just stamp a dark silhouette over a splash of color and make something dynamic and interesting! Pair them with our Big Words Happy or Big Words Thanks sets or our Greetings Galore to create cards for absolutely any occasion. Check out the video, then the products are below. Then visit our Design Team blog posts and comment for your chance to win some stamps! We’ll give away two of each set!
Our Design Team also played along here! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. U.S. Mailing Addresses only and our Official Rules are always here.
Here at Stampendous we are all about Mothers. We know how hard being a mother can be, and how rewarding. We hope that you, and all your chicks, have a super happy Mother’s Day.
Craft together, laugh together, and just have a wonderful time!
If you’re up before the family, or just settling down with your second cup of coffee (or your second mimosa), here’s some fun with chicks to help you enjoy the day. Be sure to join us next week when we will be looking at our Sassy Silhouettes as they hit the City!
Going out into the world with the whole family can be such an adventure! Keeping track of your chicks, is always a challenge as well. With our Everyday Chicks and their handy cutting dies, you can celebrate the victory of getting everyone together for Mother’s Day or just getting out of the house in the morning! Everyday Chicks can do it all!
Check out a few cards by our own Fran Seiford showing the chicks in action. You can click on the picture to visit the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions.
You’ll notice on these cards that our terrific chicks are designed especially to complement our Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This set of greetings has a clean, crisp font that goes perfectly with our fluffy chicks and provides a wonderful amount of versatility when used on its own or with any other stamps!
Our talented Design Team is playing with our chicks this week as well! Please flap on over to their blogs and give them some love.
Everyday Chicks are having fun at home today. It’s so easy to have the right number of kids, moms, dads, cousins, uncles, aunts, whatever you need for your special family when you play with our terrific chicks. Every occasion can include the whole gang!
The chicks are premium clear stamps with a set of coordinating dies right in the package. You can find them in your favorite store or on our website by clicking the picture below. You can see that the set comes with three sizes of chicks and a ton of everyday and special occasion accessories. The dies are all attached in one big piece so that you can easily clip them apart for use. They do not line up with the stamps to cut in a big group, because every stamp is separate to save on paper. There are 25 stamps, each with its own die. The accessories die cut right on the edge of the image, but the chicks have a little space around them so they look fluffy. You can color outside the lines on your chicks to get that fluffy, feathery look.
Our very own Fran Seiford has made some super fun cards featuring our chicks. Click on each one to be taken to the project page on our website for step by step instructions and a full supply list.
Hooray! Our new April Catalog is all finished! Want to peek at it? Take a look! This convenient flippy book lets you see all our newest images plus you can download it as a pdf to your computer, or you can print it out at home! (or just parts of it!). This can be a great reference if you’re working on a card, and you’d like to use one from our catalog as a sample.
Of course on March 30 all of our newest products will be online for our retail customers (they’re already live now for wholesale customers), products like our adorable Sassy City set. You’ll see lots more samples of the Sassy sets in May blog posts, but here are a couple of cards that will pique your interest. They’re so easy and fun with just a splash of inks in the background and our great Sassy Silhouettes doing their thing in front.
Let’s have a look at some sneak peeks from our Design Team and guest blogger, Sue Drees.
These great new stamps are just getting started! Next week we’ll look at the last of our Spring selection from the January catalog, then we’ll dive in to this new collection. We hope you’ll visit us often to see what’s new!
We love our mousey friends at House-Mouse Designs®, and these little characters are always up to the happiest hijinks anywhere. We’ve caught them scampering around for Spring and they couldn’t be more delightful. And our Design Team just loves coloring this wonderful work by artist Ellen Jareckie.
Ellen colors the House-Mouse Designs characters with colored pencils and turpenoid or gamsol or with ProMarkers. You can watch her coloring in our booth at CHA the year we launched the House-Mouse Designs® stamps here: (sorry about the vertical video, we didn’t know any better back then)
We also have coloring charts for these wonderful characters on our website. There are charts for Copic Markers, Distress Markers, Tombow Markers, Irotijen Colored Pencils, and Spectrum Noir Markers. These easy references are available HERE.
One of the things we’ve loved most about carrying the House-Mouse Designs images is working with the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog folks. These wonderful blogs, a new challenge every two weeks, have so much inspiration and wonderful chances to win free products. Our good friends at Simon Says Stamp sponsor prizes for this blog, and designers from all over the world play along and share their wonderful cards! Do visit and leave some nice comments about their hard work.
The most fun we’re having with our newest mousey offerings is with this Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set – So Sweet
These adorable mice have some of our happiest greetings yet, and they’re just perfect for jumping out of baskets, sitting on cupcakes, admiring your yummy garden veggies and jumping for joy. Check out these adorable cards by our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons! Notice how Debi added mice from the So Sweet set to the Birthday Mischief, Juggling Berries, and Cheese Puff cards for added fun!
Of course our Design Team is ready to share some great projects with you, and we’ve got links for some of the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team as well. Hop around this week and leave as many mice comments as you can, we’ll give away 3 of the So Sweet sets this week to U.S. Winners by randomly drawing from the comments.
We’re sharing our Brushed Wishes and our Great Big Greetings this week. For the article about our Brushed Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, seeTUESDAY’s post. We’ve even added a new alphabet to our collection with our new brush lettering. It’s so clever, too! Fran wanted to make this alphabet big enough for your mixed media, decorative painting, scrapbooking, or cardmaking uses. In order to get the letters bigger, she left out the Q, X, and Z in the set and supplied you with a handy extra stroke that can be used as quotation marks, an apostrophe, or can be added to other letters to make the missing ones. Here’s how it works (this guide is included with your alphabet set):
Here’s the Brush Alphabet Caps:
Here’s the Brush Alphabet Lower Case:
You can see how this cute alphabet makes it easy to put any greeting you want on your card or project:
Check out some other alphabet samples from our team: