Love is in the Air

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We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.

You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog  (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:

Bunny Hoyle

Vickie Y

Christine Craig

Lorraine Aquilina

Sue Drees

And we thought we’d share the Valentine work of the recent winners on the HMFMCB –

Misti

Becky S

Janette van Otterio

 

Even artist Andy Skinner’s Team is dreaming of Valentines this week. Check out these incredible mixed media posts. We sure love them!

Brenda Brown

 

And, of course, our own Design Team has some love to share with you!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

We hope you’ve got your favorite Valentine something sweet that’s ready to go! We’ll be back Wednesday to share more love!!

Come On, Get Curios!

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You’re really going to love these sweet little gift ideas that are perfect for yourself, your space, or the other stampers in your life. They look so cute in your craft area, they feel so great in your hand, and they work with the dependable performance you expect from Stampendous! We know that our Curios are going to let you make a Stampendous impression every time!

We’re really excited to share that two of our new Curio Stamps feature the artwork of Laurel Burch! The Laurel Burch Dog and Cat are absolutely iconic images from her, and we’re thrilled that they are now little pieces of art. Let’s take a look at them (you can click on them to visit them on our website):

Laurel Burch Cat Curio
LBCUR02 Curio Laurel Burch Cat
LBCUR02 Curio Laurel Burch Cat
LBCUR02 Curio Laurel Burch Cat
Laurel Burch Dog Curio
LBCUR04 Curio Laurel Burch Dog
LBCUR04 Curio Laurel Burch Dog
LBCUR04 Curio Laurel Burch Dog

 

Our wonderful Design Team has more projects to share with their Curio Stamps! Please go visit them and leave some comments!

Louise Healy (in case you missed hers Wednesday)

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

 

 

Curios are Here!

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We’re in love with our new Curios stamps and their whimsical, colorful presence in our office and our craft area! They not only make us smile with their fun shapes and colors, they inspire us with card and project ideas all day! By the end of the day we’re brimming with great ideas for using them when we get home. It’s been a very fun experience. These little pops of home decor with their premium quality stamps on the back are just delightful.

Here’s a closeup look at a few more of these darling stamps:

CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend

 

 

Birdie Friend Curio Stamp
CUR01 Curio Birdie Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend
CUR06 Coffee Friend

 

CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend
CUR06 Curio Coffee Friend

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

 

CUR16 Curio Watering Can
CUR16 Curio Watering Can

Our design team has had some great fun integrating them into their crafting and their workspace as well.  Take a look:

 

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

Spring Borders Die Set – Part III

Spring Borders Die set

We’re moving to the final two dies in our Spring Borders Die Set today! This versatile set is just fantastic for your Spring Project Needs. And don’t worry, you’ll be seeing lots more of this great set as it becomes a Stampendous Classic! In case you missed our previous posts, see them here – MONDAYWEDNESDAY.  You’ll want to leave comments on our posts, and the posts of our Design Team to be eligible to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies! We’ll give away three sets this week and the Official Rules are Always HERE!

The next die from this awesome set is the fanciest of the group. It’s got such an elegant line, you’ll want it for all your flowers and other beautiful stamps. Notice that it only cuts along the top of this image for a lacy edging piece.

 

 

 

 

The final die is a Victorian style edge that works alone, or perfectly mimics the bottom edge of the previous die, allowing you to create a stunning edge piece. This gives you twice the duty from both of these versatile dies!

 

Spring Borders Victorian Edge

 

 

 

Our Design Team has one more round of cards to share with you today. Be sure to comment on their blogs for extra chances to win! And keep your eyes open as we continue to share with our newest images! You’ll see these great borders again and again in our inspiration! We know you’ll love them.

 

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Spring Borders Die Set – Part II

Spring Borders Die set

We’re in love with our Spring Borders Die set! If you missed the Monday post, be sure to check it out here! MONDAY

We’re continuing today with an in-depth look at two more of the dies in this set!

The first one is the darling heart cut-out die! This die is designed to cut a “window” in your card’s 5-1/4″ X 4″ or larger, layer. It allows for paper piecing or a lovely peek at the inside of the card. Cutting it out also provides you with lots of little hearts you can use as confetti in your card.

Heart cut out die

 

The next die is the Ribbon Threader Die. These darling daisies just beg for a ribbon, twine, or strip of patterned paper to be threaded through their little holes. Such a cute way to add ribbon to a card or project!

Ribbon Threader Cutting Die
Ribbon Threader Cutting Die

 

Take a look at the great designs by our Design Team today! Be sure to leave them a nice comment so we can enter you to win your own set of Spring Borders Dies.

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

Spring Borders Die Set Fun!

Spring Borders Die set

Our new Spring Borders Cutting Die Set is so fun. Our Design Team went a little bit crazy with them and they really explored the possibilities of this terrific product. Not just borders, there are cut outs, a ribbon threader, and so much more! You get six great dies and they’re each meant to be able to repeat across a long surface, or fit perfectly on your standard card. We’ll explore each one this week! You could even win one of these great sets!

Here’s that fun set (you can click on it to see it on our website):

Spring Borders Die Set PackagedHere are some great samples to give you ideas, plus you know our Design Team is playing along below! We’ll give away three sets of Spring Borders Dies this week to lucky commenters on our blog or the blogs of our Design Team. You have to have a U.S. Mailing Address to win and complete rules are always HERE.

First up, in this great set, is the scalloped border. It has a great scalloped edge with impressed dots that follow the edge line. Super versatile and perfect for any look from classic to whimsical!

 

 

 

The next die is the flower cut-out border. This can be used to create a piece to be glued on to a card, or it can cut out a “window” to the inside of the card or to another layer. All sorts of embellishments can be added to the flower centers, from Dot Sparklers to jewels.

Spring borders flowers

 

Here are the Design Team members who are playing today:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

 

Text Your Mom! or Texture, Mom!

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Even your mom will find our terrific texture cubes easy to use. And she’d love one as a gift! They’re the most versatile stamps she’ll ever own, and they’re just bursting with possibilities.

We have more texture for you today, our friend Andy Skinner has designed two new stamp sets for us that are just amazing for adding texture to your projects.

The first one, Fossils, has so many wonderful patterns and potential completely aside from the great images themselves. Each image can add a ton of texture when applied to a background in a subtle color. You will adore these.

ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set
ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set

The second set from Andy Skinner is Textures! And it’s full of subtle, almost there images that will haunt the backgrounds of your cards adding a wonderful depth and dimension. Take a look.

ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps
ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps

 

We got a couple of great samples from Andy, himself, showing these wonderful stamps

And Andy has his own Design Team who have been playing with these textures and creating some very amazing things!

Have a look at their creations.

Monika Maksym

Phoebe Tonosaki

Katy Leitch (on Facebook)

 

And from the Stampendous Design Team, sharing today:

Louise Healy

AND – we hope you’ve read this far because we have some

WINNERS

From our 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamp last week, we’ve got three lucky winners from the comments. Please email us at submissions@stampendous.com and let us know which of the 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamps you would like for your very own. You can find them all by clicking HERE (they’re the ones in the blue header package). You’ll also need to give us your U.S. Mailing Address.

Amy Martin

Patricia Ceccacci

Berina

 

Texture is Here to Stay!

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Our terrific Texture Cubes have been a long tradition here at Stampendous. We’re so excited to be adding two new texture cubes to the current selection.

  • Each cube has four sides (the Marble has 3) that can be tiled and extended to cover a large area with dynamic background.
  • They feel great in your hands as you work
  • They give you lots of options for adding texture and depth to your work.
  • And they’re super easy to clean, so use them with paint, ink, anything you like!

Here’s a look at all of our cubes!

Marble Texture Cube

Marble Texture Cube
TC01 Marble Texture Cube – the three sides layer to make realistic looking marble

Look how cool the marble looks! You stamp the darkest one in the lightest color, then proceed to the medium one in a lighter color, then the veins are dynamic and awesome in gold, black, or many other colors!

Foliate Quad Cube

TC51 Foliate Quad Cube gives you four great foliage backgrounds.

Tiled Quad Cube

Tiled Quad Cube
TC54 Tiled Quad Cube gives you fantastic, old-world tile, perfect for antique embossing!

NEW Quest  Texture Cube

Quest Texture Cube
TC58 Quest Texture Cube

NEW Ornate Tiles Texture Cube

Ornate Tiles Texture Cube
TC59 Ornate Tile Texture Cube

 

We’ve got some great inspiration from the Design Team this week! Check out their wonderful projects –

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

 

Decor-ate to Your Heart’s Content!

6X6 Cling Rubber

Fran’s 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamps are just ideal for creating home decor in addition to cards and papercrafts. Along with our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Rubber, these stamps put a variety of creative backgrounds at your fingertips. And their acrylic handles make them easy to use with any media from paint to ink and beyond. We hope you’ll give them a try and share what you create with us. You can load your creations to our Facebook Group, or directly to our website! We love sharing your art.

The great thing about these images is how subtly they can add a bit of texture to a card. Look at this great sample by Kristine Reynolds. The yellow background card has been delicately enhanced through the use of our 6CR002 Crackle stamp! It’s really subtle, but adds so much to the worn feel of the card along with the embossing powder and natural mica on the edges.

Coneflower by Kristine Reynolds
CRS5104 Coneflower by Kristine Reynolds

 

6CR002 Crackle
6CR002 Crackle – Close-up

More of our Design Team members have things to share with you today from our new 6 X 6 collection!

Louise Healy

Leadonna Fritts

Also, be sure to check out our social media this weekend, where we will be sharing from our booth at Creativation! There’s bound to be lots more 6 X 6 fun!

Our Facebook Page

Our Facebook Group

Our Instagram

We’re on Pinterest

Fantastic Backgrounds in Just 6 Inches!

6X6 Cling Rubber

 

You will be so in love with these super versatile stamps! Our 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber stamps are just a bit smaller than our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Rubber stamps. Both are fantastic for creating backgrounds on Decorative Painting projects, art journals, home decor, cards, and so much more. Use just a small area, or tile the whole image over a large area. Use paint, ink, or any other media that works on rubber stamps. Plus, with our square Perfectly Clear Handles, sized just for these stamps, you can get a crisp, sharp image every time!

Square Handle
SSH66 Square Handle for 6″ X 6″ Cling Stamps

 

Look at these awesome backgrounds that Fran created just quickly using these wonderful images!

6CR001 Clock Collage

 

Ornate Scroll and Crackle Cling Stamps
Ornate Scroll and Crackle Cling Stamps

 

6CR003 Blossom Scroll
6CR003 Blossom Scroll

 

6CR003 Blossom Scroll
6CR003 Blossom Scroll

 

Let’s see what our Design Team has done with these great stamps today!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

 

Hope we’ll see you at Creativation this weekend!! Please stop by the booth to say “hello” if you’re going to be there! We’re in Booth 2221!