Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine banner

Valentine’s day accounts for over 143 million cards* mailed each year to family, friends, and loved ones, and that doesn’t count children who hand out cards and treats at school! It’s the second biggest card sending holiday of the year (there is significant debate over whether Christmas or Mother’s Day is number 1, but Valentine’s Day is number two on every list!)

Well, we’ve got you covered for your “love” sending needs! We have something for everyone on your Valentine list! Have a look a the sweetness our Design Team is sharing today! We hope your day is full of love!

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

 

*http://blog.cardsdirect.com/greetingcards/top-5-card-sending-holidays-of-the-year/

Love is in the Air

Valentine banner

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!

Curios Banner

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!

Curios Banner

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

Are You Curious about Curios??

Stampendous Curio Rubber Stamps

We’re thrilled to share with you this week our newest product line, Curios rubber stamps. These sweet stamps feature the same wonderful, gray, graphic rubber that our regular stamps use, but their mounts are delightful, full-color, three-dimensional wood blocks that make decor as fun as the projects they stamp. Show off your Curios on your workspace, in your craft room, on your desk at work, or anywhere you need a touch of fun and color.

Let’s take a look at two of them today:

 

This week our Design Team will be sharing with you how cute and fun these darling stamps can be, as decor or as practical stamping tools!

Start by welcoming our newest Design Team Member – (we love her style, we know you will, too!!)

Kathi Rerek

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

Spring Borders Dies – WINNERS!

Spring Borders Die set

Last week we had so much fun with our Spring Borders Dies, and you’ll want to keep watching for them in the future since our team used them on so very many samples!

We have some winners from last week! If you winners will send an email to submissions@stampendous.com and send us your U.S. Mailing address, we’ll get these darling dies out to you immediately! Thank you for your kind comments! They mean a lot to us.

Samantha Houp from Janelle’s blog

Jeanne Beam from Louise’s blog

Tracy Magner from Jamie’s blog

Just a reminder to everyone. If we draw your name as a winner, but have no way to confirm that you live in the U.S., we draw another name. You need to make sure that some profile for you somewhere tells that you have a U.S. address. Even if you just write United States for your address online. We do try hard to verify, but this week we had to replace some winners who had no data available.

Vicky P is Playing with Flowers

Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her journal

 

The amazing Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her art journal again, and she’s chosen some of our favorite new stamps! Our wonderful Coneflowers are taking shape in her book which is surely destined to be a Greek national treasure when she’s finished.

Enjoy her gorgeous artwork! We’ll be featuring all of our new flowers in a week of blogs, March 19-23. But we just couldn’t wait to share this incredible video with you!

You can see all the details on her blog Clips-N-Cuts.

Here are the Stampendous Products she used: (you can click on the pictures to see them larger or to see other samples on our website)

CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp

 

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