Pastefully Yours

Hello and happy Friday! We are here with one more day of out of the box and off the paper inspiration that’s sure to please.

We’ve seen some great tips for oodles of ways to use paste on paper, on a plaque and for today’s inspiration it is playing with paste on altered projects. Decorative painter and instructor, Debbie Cole, has recently taken to our stencil and embossing paste product line to create some pretty fabulous projects. Let’s take a look!

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Create Winter Box Lid by Debbie Cole
Debbie’s used the Snowflake Stencil with Regular Embossing Paste to decorate this painted box and nicely frame the Cling Create Winter Set image on its lid.

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Create Winter Box by Debbie Cole
It’s just a fabulous project and so is the elegant tray she made and shared on her blog last week for our Pretty poinsettia theme.  Go visit her post to find out how she made it.

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Create A Poinsettia Tray by Debbie Cole
We have a spread of fantastic projects to inspire the next pastefully yours project —

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Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Lyn Bernatovich

Lea Kimmel Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Miss any of our posts this week? Never fret, because we pinned all the design team projects on our Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils Board. If you haven’t already subscribed to our Pinterest boards, we think you should so you’ll be updated on any new projects in the weeks and months to come! You’ll have a steady stream of inspiration at your finger tips for our Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils product lines, plus when we collaborate with some pretty fabulous companies!

Anyway You Paste It

The first two days of our playing with paste week we’ve seen some awesome samples, tutorials, tips and techniques. It’s already Wednesday and there is plenty more inspiration coming our way. Today we have Lynell Harlow back with us in a video tutorial and our designer’s posting their playing with paste projects.

Find out how Lynell uses the Plaid stencil for an easy and colorful background. She also has a few tips about glossy and matte embossing pastes. Enjoy the video and check out the supply list for all the great products.

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Here are our designers for today!

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Let’s Get Our Crackle On

Welcome back to our Playing with Paste week here on our blog. There is a fabulous crackle embossing paste featured in our tutorial today that will have your mojo stirring up projects to make and there are also some great projects posted by some of our design team that you won’t want to miss. Take the links below to see their projects now then come back to see the tutorial with a crackling effect!

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

This great tutorial originally posted on the Paper Craft Planet blog by alumni design team member Cyndi Bundy and we’re happy to bring it to this week of special how-to’s with embossing paste. The tutorial includes all the materials and instructions to make the completed card from Cyndi’s project, however to create the crackle technique the first seven steps can be followed along with supplies marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below.
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Instructions:

  1. Tape Mittens stencil down on all 4 sides making sure to start with the top so you will have a hinge.
  2. Apply the Matte Black Embossing Paste using the Paste Spreader.  (The first layer will be the color that peeks through the crackle so a darker shade gives a nice contrast.)
  3. Scrape off the excess paste from around the edges and return it to container, cleaning rim before tightly putting on the lid.

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  1. Remove tape working backwards.  Remove stencil using the tape hinge technique.  Let this layer dry thoroughly.

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  1. Clean your stencil in water with soft brush and dry then reapply the stencil over the first layer of paste.  Line it up almost perfectly, but at a slight diagonal.  This will allow for the stencil to sit on top of the paste and the bridges of the stencil will have a higher surface to lie on.

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  1. Tape down stencil and apply crackle paste.
  2. Remove tape and clean the stencil. Allow the paste to dry.  And then magic happens; the crackles will appear when it dries!


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At this point you can leave the crackle paste as is for a matte white finish or add color and shine with the following steps.

  1. Apply ink with sponge applicator to crackle paste until desired look is achieved. Ink can be applied through a cleaned stencil (as shown) or without the stencil for a distressed look.
  2. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over wet ink, tap off the excess returning to container and heat being careful to stop before the stenciled paste starts to bubble.

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  1. Glue finished stenciling onto cardstock mat and adhere to cardstock base.
  2. Place sentiment from Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set onto acrylic stamp handle and stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark Watermark ink.
  3. Emboss with Chinese Red embossing powder. Trim and fold to look like banner.
  4. Adhere sentiment onto card base.

The finished effect creates an amazing project, just think of all the possibilities for decor and gifts with this technique. See you tomorrow for more great projects and another video tutorial.

Playing with Paste

Hello and welcome to a full week playing with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste! There will be video tutorials, techniques and team favorites on how to use this fabulous embossing paste on your stamping and mixed media projects.

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We have a great technique to start off our week that will add metallic shine to your embossing paste. Watch the video tutorial with founder of Dreamweaver Stencils, Lynell Harlow, as she creates a stunning hot air balloon card in two different applications.

That is an easy way to spice up your embossed stencil image and that extra sparkle it creates to a project. If you’re interested and for your convenience, here is a list of products and supplies used in the video.

This hot air balloon project started us off with a great view of what is in store for this week and there is still more today from our design team. Let’s fly by and see what they made playing with paste!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

We’re Experiencing Website Difficulties

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We’d like to apologize that our website is currently not available.  Various technical issues have made it necessary for us to take www.stampendous.com offline for a short period of time.

There are LOTS of ways you can still see our products and place an order with us!

You can see our catalogs as cool flippy books online at the links below, you can enlarge a catalog to full screen by pressing on this icon Full Screen IconYour ESC key will return your screen to normal.

You can download a catalog to your computer with this icon

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It will become a .pdf file wherever your downloads are normally saved.

 

Click on the catalog cover to download, print or view as a flip book online.

Stampendous July 2015 Catalog
Stampendous Products for Summer 2015

Stampendous April 2015 Catalog
Stampendous Products for April 2015

Stampendous January 2015 Catalog
Contains All Stampendous Current Essentials

Stampendous October 2014 Catalog
Stampendous Products for October 2014

Wholesalers wanting to order from the most recent catalog please call the 1-800 number below.

You can place a wholesale or retail order easily.
By Phone: 800-869-0474.
By Fax: 714-688-0297
By Email: stamp@stampendous.com

Please don’t email a credit card number. That’s not secure. If you include all your contact information on your order, we’ll contact you for the payment method.

In addition, we’d like to encourage you to order our products at any time from these fine online retailers, simply type Stampendous in the search bar or search by brand name  –

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Many of our products are also available in local retail locations and larger craft stores. Feel free to email our customer service department at stamp@stampendous.com for a list of retailers in your area.

Thank you so much for your business and your patience. We’ll have the situation corrected as soon as possible.

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Stack Art Challenge! A Week of Inspiration – Treasure Hunt REPOST

 

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This is a repost. We are participating in Seth Apter’s Treasure Hunt today. He’s linking to tons of the buried treasure on the blogosphere, so grab a cool beverage and a kitten and prepare to be amazed. You can see links to the other participating artists on Seth’s blog at thealteredpage !!!

We sent some of the world’s best mixed media bloggers an assortment of our fun Stack Art products. We asked for their out of the box ideas and examples, and whew, you will be blown away as we share them this week!

You know you can make these simple, beautiful tag projects easily and quickly. But when you take the ingredients for a simple tag to the next level, WOW!

Our Stack Art Kits have three components:

  • The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment.
  • The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle.
  • The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces.

We’ve shown you in a series of videos how terrific these kits are for making ATC’s, mementos, place cards, photo frames, etc. You can check out the stack art videos on our YouTube Channel.

Going beyond what we’ve done before, we’ve got nine guest artists and our own design team showing us great ideas for Stack Art this week.

We’d love you to visit all their blogs, and leave your nicest, most insightful comments. We’ll be giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments. Each Package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set, and one Stack Art Elements Kit!

Here’s who is sharing today:

Wendy Price

Elly Pirally

 

Chameleon Pens Blog Hop Winners

Chameleon bannersIt’s time to announce the winners! Thank you all for joining us on our blog hop with Chameleon Art Products last week. We enjoyed the week long hop of projects and telling you a little about these color tone markers. The design team used these blend-able markers for many more catalog samples so you’ll be seeing oodles from us over the next few weeks. Come back often to see how we used them and check our Pinterest board as projects get added to the board.

Now for our winners! Our winners were randomly selected from the those who posted comments on our blog and each designers’ blogs with a chance of our winners being from Canada, the UK or US. The winners will receive Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™Stamp Handle.

On Kristine Reynolds blog

Debbie Craine – Missouri

On Wendy Price’s blog

Liz O – Kansas, USA

On Lea Kimmel’s blog

D Ann C – Florida
From our Stampendous friends in Australia one winner was randomly selected and will win a prize package of a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous merchandise.
Lindi – Adelaide South Australia

Congratulations winners!  Please submit your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com

 

Chameleon Pens Blog Hop Friday

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It’s Friday! A good day for a blog hop, because we love to hop! Enjoy the projects and we hope to inspire you for your next few Stampendous projects!

A huge thanks to our friends at Chameleon Art Products as they so generously sent our team the goodies to color their July catalog samples. We can’t wait to share them at CHA next week. Stop by Booth 402-406 to say hi and check out all the new products!

Prizes??? Oh yes, let’s go over all of the ways you can win Stampendous, Dreamweaver Stencils or Chameleon products!

Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.

US or UK winners will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft Collection.

Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on our website.

Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.

There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!  Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

Let’s see what the designers have in store for us today —

Lea Kimmel

Pam Bray

Lyn Bernatovich

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Chameleon Pens Blog

Changing The Way We Color Stampendous

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It’s a big day of blog hopping and it isn’t even our Friday Hop Finale yet! Enjoy the inspiration, tips and techniques then come back tomorrow for an entire team hop day!

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Eek a Boo Card by Janelle Stollfus

We love how these markers create depth with its fusing technology, just look how the hat and pumpkin turned out on Janelle’s Eek A Boo Stamp card.

There are chances to win Stampendous goodies and you can also have a chance to win some Chameleon markers, too! Details are at the end of this post.

Let’s see how much fun our team had adding vibrant color gradients to their projects —

Lea Kimmel

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Chameleon Pens Blog

*Please note, if there is difficulty commenting on any blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. If the Blog Hop Post isn’t visible when you get to the link, try clicking on the blog header or home button to be taken to the latest post. If you still don’t see it, you may need to scroll down a few posts, sometimes bloggers have more than one event in a day. It’s also possible that the post isn’t live yet, please try back in a bit if you don’t find it. Due to time zone differences, we’re not all always on the same page. Thanks for your patience,your participation, and your kind comments.

Prize information: Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.

US or UK winners will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft Collection.

Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on our website.

Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.

There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!  Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

Christmas Coloring Fun

Our week is rolling by just as quickly as the seasons seem to pass by, so we can never be too early getting started on those Christmas cards. Our designers are staying ahead with the projects they finished for our July catalog release and this week they are sharing the inspiration with all of us.

Speaking of a new release, did you see our What’s New section of the website? It has all of our fabulous holiday stamps we’ve been talking about, ready to drop in a shopping cart or add to your wish list! We are so excited to share all these images with you here, but maybe just one stamp from our website for now will do because there are plans for more weeks of Christmas and holiday themes in the weeks ahead.

These Candy Canes framed with holiday pine and ornaments make a perfect image for greeting cards, tags and more!

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CRP269 Cling Candy Canes Stamp

Tenia Nelson used Chameleon Pens to color these ombre candy canes and they look delicious! You can create this card too with Tenia’s supply list and instructions on our website.

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Candy Canes by Tenia Nelson

Just like Tenia’s Candy Canes card was colored with Chameleon Pens we have a collection of projects from our designers during the hop this week that definitely cross over to the Christmas in July theme and are below in a sneak peek review. Check them out if you haven’t seen them yet!

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Louise Healy

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Amy Hurley-Purdie

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Janelle Stollfus

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Louise Healy

We’ll be back tomorrow morning to hop along with more colorful projects!