New Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets!

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series is introducing three new stamp sets each month that support her lessons and make it fun to learn to watercolor.

These great sets, however, are also perfect for any coloring media you like to use, and our Design Team has been sharing some great samples using the three newest sets. Here are the sets we introduced in the beginning of May. You can see all the sets and accessories HERE.

Fragrant Roses
Fragrant Roses Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

Hummingbird Hello Watercolor set
Hummingbird Hello Perfectly Clear Stamps
Adventures Await
Adventures Await Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

Check out these great blog posts from our Design Team to see lots more fun ideas for these great stamp sets!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin (two this week!!)

Kathi Rerek

Watercolor Series Continues for May

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series has a new video lesson this week. Those pastels from earlier this month are becoming vibrant! You can see links to all the lessons and all the product videos on our website by clicking on the picture here –

The watercolor products have their own category on our website here –

And her newest video is here!! Hope you have some time to take out your paints and enjoy this week!

Happy Nurse’s Day!

May 6 is National Nurse’s Day and we wanted to say Thank You to the dedicated folks doing this really difficult job. Such caring and thoughtful workers deserve some Mousey Love and our House-Mouse friends have just the love they deserve. (Aren’t they looking sweet? Ellen drew little masks on them!)

We have several House-Mouse Designs® stamps perfect for honoring your favorite healthcare workers, or just for saying “Hope you Feel Better” to friends and family.

Kitty Cast Stamp
Kitty Cast Stamp – Cling Rubber or Wood Mounted

 

Cure All Tea
Cure All Tea Stamp – Cling Rubber or Wood Mounted
Cotton Ball Mouse
Cotton Ball Rubber Stamp – Cling Rubber or Wood Mounted

 

Nurse Mouse Stamp
Nurse Mouse Rubber Stamp – Cling Rubber or Wood Mounted

 

Quick Recovery Stamp
Quick Recovery Stamp – Cling Rubber or Wood Mounted

 

Here are some sweet cards made with these images:

And a super cute card using the Kitten Cast image is being shared by our Design Team member today:

Kathi Rerek

 

Thanks for sharing some love with her, and maybe reaching out to a nurse you know and saying a special Thank You to them today.

Peeking Pals, Fun and Frolic

Fran’s Watercolor Series will resume this Friday with some new stamp sets that showcase the new techniques she’s ready to show you! She has been sharing some Bonus Lessons in the interim, however, and we featured our Peeking Pals Perfectly Clear Stamps in her lesson last Friday. We know you’ll enjoy her whimsical paintings of these darling animals and want to try some yourself! Check out her latest videos, then get ready to resume lessons on Friday!

Wine a Little, You’ll Feel Better

For our January release, Fran created several Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets that include a frame image with sentiments that fit into the frame for easy, beautiful cards. One of those is our lovely Wine Frame. A beautiful, and sometimes funny, way to invite your friends to join you for a virtual glass of something from grape juice to Cabernet.

Wine Frame Stamp Set Our Design Team had a great time sharing with this fun stamp set. Let’s take a look at what they made.

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

House-Mouse at Home!

Our delightful friends from House-Mouse Designs® are staying home along with everyone else. They just love hanging around the house, but they’re terrible at physical distancing. Our Design Team are playing with these sweet friends, too, so be sure to check out their links below and leave them some love!

Here are some of the great samples we’ve seen using these awesome stamps. Be sure to also check out the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win some great products!! This week’s challenge asks you to use flowers. Of course, there is always the Anything Goes option.

You can have a ton of fun with our House-Mouse Designs® Mini-Clear Stamp Set… This bundle contains 12 sets of stamps with greetings and images plus a tiny handle and a tiny stamp pad all in a snap shut case with coloring suggestions! Wow… the best!

Check out the great projects from our team!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Bonus Watercolor Lesson – Dog Kisses B

Fran is back this week with even more fun using our Dog Kisses Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This week we ask… do you know how to mask??

Everyone is wearing masks and our puppers are no exception. Fran made sweet little masks for them so they can share the joys of togetherness.

And for you, she made a great new video showing how to mask these darling dogs into piles of puppy fun! You’ll love this great technique, and watercoloring them with Fran is such a bonus. Take a look –

We hope you enjoy these fun videos. Look for more in the coming weeks. You can click on an image below to scroll or swipe through larger sized pictures. Enjoy!

Give us COFFEE!

Find yourself drinking extra coffee these days? It’s so comforting and warm, we’ve been enjoying it and other hot drinks a lot this Spring. Our great new Coffee Frame Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set is perfect for sending coffee-inspired wishes to a friend. But it could easily be used to spread the joys of tea or hot chocolate, too. Pour another cup and join us!

This set has a great coffee cup and frame as one stamp. You can put any of the included greetings into the frame, or use a greeting of your own. Of course you can cut out the coffee cup shape and use it by itself on a card, as we’ve done here. This card features our gorgeous Peridot PEARLustre Embossing Powder on the background!

Or use the frame as a convenient shape for a shaker card! This one also features Doodles Paper Playground’s Pumpkin Spice Blend. So blingy and shakeable! Garnet PEARLustre Embossing Powder is used on the background of this card.

Our Design Team has been sharing cards with this great coffee frame all week! Check out their posts and leave them some sweet comments.

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

We hope you’re all keeping well! We’ll see you tomorrow with a new post from Fran’s Fantastic Friday Fun Watercolor Series! Be safe!

Bonus Watercolor Lesson – Dog Kisses A

We’re still working from home at Stampendous, and we aren’t able to ship the April Perfectly Clear Stamps yet that complement our Watercolor Video Series. So Fran has prepared a few bonus lessons to keep you busy practicing the techniques we’ve learned already.

This week she’s using our super-fun Dog Kisses Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set to practice the background techniques and the blending of the grays and browns she covered previously. You’ll love making these pups look like your own pets.

Some of our retail fulfillers have the Dog Kisses in stock, so if you haven’t picked up this fun set yet, you can order it on our website HERE.  Have fun, enjoy, and keep crafting while staying safe!

 

Looking for Something Crafty?

National Craft Month Banner

March is National Craft Month… are you looking for things to create? Our great Design Team are sharing so many fun creations on their blogs! Take a look, and leave them some love!

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

We’d love to hear what you’re creating! Leave us a comment below letting us know what’s on your work table, and we’ll enter you to win this beautiful Butterfly Frame Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. Of course our Official Rules apply and you need a U.S. Mailing Address to win.

This set is super cute and just the perfect thing for sending greetings to friends when you’re just thinking about them. The butterflies are all one stamp with the frame for super easy cards, just color and add the greeting of your choice.

Butterfly Frame Perfectly Clear Stamps

Or, if you have some extra time and want to step it up, you can use an oval die to cut out the frame and make a shaker card, then cut an extra butterfly to overlap in style.

Butterfly Frame Card

We think you’ll love this new set and want to play all Spring with these delightful butterflies.

What are you making??