Fran’s Center Step Card – Free Template

Center Step Card Template

We’ve been sharing our new POP Frames Die Set and our POP Shapes Die Set with you from our January 2021 Catalog. Well, Fran has been creating, and she’s made a great card template for you that fits all of those new products, plus several others, beautifully. The Center Step Card is really fun and easy to make.

In this video, Fran walks you through making one of these great cards. You can download the templates, in both sizes, from our website.

We’d love to see what you make with this easy-to-use template. If you create something fun, do share it in our Facebook Group so other fans can see it!

Meanwhile, the Design Team has been sharing all week, while we’ve been busy at our virtual trade shows. (This means there will be exciting new things in your local store soon! Find a location here.) Stop by their blogs and give them some love! Look for a POP Shapes Winner* next week ( you have until Sunday, Jan 24 to comment here, on their blogs, and on the video linked above!)

Kathi Rerek (House-Mouse Project)

Jamie Martin (POP Shapes Card #2)

Kathi Rerek (POP Shapes Card)

Jamie Martin (POP Shapes Card #1)

*To win you must have a U.S. Mailing address, and, as always, our Official Rules are HERE.

POP Shapes Dies and New Clear Stamps

POP Shapes die set banner

Last week we explored our new POP Frames Die Set and some great new coordinating Perfectly Clear Stamps designed to work with it! So many fun samples and great ideas! And you all had great ideas of how to use it as well, and you left comments on our blog posts and our YouTube channel!! Thanks so much!

And the WINNER of a set of POP Frames Dies from our YouTube Channel comments is

Karen J

So Karen, send us an email at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. mailing address, and we’ll get that right out to you!

This week we’re looking at the coordinating set POP Shapes! These shapes are wonderful to use with your POP Frame dies, but they also have their own pop up stage included so you can make darling pop up cards with this set alone. You can use them with patterned paper, so it’s a stand alone set, or we have a nice collection of new Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets that coordinate with the dies for extra fun!!

You can see that the POP Shapes Die Set includes shapes for the containers in each of these sets, the small animals, a pop up stage (the most popular one from our now retired Pop Up Stages Die Set), and a cloud-like die that can cut out any of the flower clusters, the ice cream scoop, and the cupcake top. The set is super versatile, and the pop up stage can be used either horizontally or vertically for added flexibility.

Here are some great samples we’ve made in-house, you can see they’re great for slim cards, WindowRamas, and just great A2 cards as well –

How would you like to win a set of POP Shapes Dies? Well leave us a comment on our blog this week, or on one of the posts from our design team! You’ll get one entry for each comment into a random drawing for a set of POP Shapes Dies.

Our Design Team will be posting new projects all week! Jamie’s up today!

Jamie Martin

POP Frames will get you Poppin’!

The new Stampendous POP Frames let you add an easy pop-up frame to your cards in so many different ways! You can use these frames horizontally, vertically, or even in a clever method to double it and make a shaker card! Would you like to win a set of these dies??? Then read on!

Perfect for framing photos, greetings, or for using with seven, new, coordinating Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets, this set of dies can do it all. Three sets of nesting dies are perfect for framing greetings or small images, and a great card edger helps you make a decorative panel perfect for your personal messages.

Fran is sharing a great video this week with tons of great ideas on how to make this set really shine. Check it out and leave us a comment on our YouTube Channel to get an extra entry to win this great set!

Our Design Team has been crafting with this wonderful set of products! Check out their posts below and leave them some love. Plus, leave a comment here telling us what you’d pop up with this new die set!! We’ll enter comments on our blog, those of our Design Team, plus our YouTube comments on this video into a random drawing and choose one winner with a U.S. mailing address to receive a set of dies. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Alison Heikkila

POP Frames add a Pop of Fun!

The new Stampendous POP Frames let you add an easy pop-up frame to your cards in so many different ways! You can use these frames horizontally, vertically, or even in a clever method to double it and make a shaker card! Would you like to win a set of these dies??? Then read on!

Perfect for framing photos, greetings, or just for using with any of the seven coordinating Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets, this set of dies is so very versatile. Three sets of nesting dies are perfect for framing greetings or small images, and a great card edger helps you make a decorative panel perfect for your personal messages.

Our Design Team has been crafting with this wonderful set of products! Check out their posts and leave them some love. Plus leave a comment here telling us what you’d pop up with this new die set!! We’ll enter comments on our blog plus those of our Design Team into a random drawing and choose one winner with a U.S. mailing address to receive a set of dies. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

Tropical Treasures

Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.

In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.

Dolphin Play Perfectly Clear Stamps
Go Fish Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 137 Video

In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.

Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 138 Video

We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on with some adorable things for you to win, enjoy, and be inspired by focused on your favorite beverage – Coffee!! (or tea, or cocoa, or yeah, whatever keeps you warm!).

Stampendous is excited to be participating again with this wonderful event and we’re sponsoring them with a prize, of course! So enjoy our coffee/tea inspiration below, then hop on over to the main hop and join in the fun to win lots of great prizes from top manufacturers!

We’re offering a great duo as our prize! Our sweet Thankful Kitty Perfectly Clear Stamps contain so many cute cats holding warm cups of something caffeinated! (or not!). They’re perfect to use on our Gift Card Wallet Die Set to create gift card holders for coffee or other gift cards.

Thankful Kitty and Gift Card Wallet

Thankful Kitty with coffee mug

Our Design Team is, of course, playing along with some great ideas for using the Stampendous Coffee Themed products.

We hope you’ll hop along to their blogs, check out their great ideas, and leave them some love!


Then remember to visit the actual Fall/Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, because that’s where all the prizes and even more inspiration happen!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Hats On for Watercolor!

On My Mind Stamp Set Title

Fran’s latest Watercolor Series Video really makes use of the fabulous On My Mind Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

The set comes with darling flowers you can use to make all kinds of lovely thoughts spring from the head of this beautiful face.

On My Mind Today

She also demonstrates how to use the wonderful Gift Card Wallet Die Set to make gorgeous gifts for any occasion.

Gift Card Wallet On My Mind

But she really started creating some fun when she explored making hats for this sweet character with only a circle and an oval cutting die.

On My Mind Hats

To find out how she created all these great looks, and to see lots more inspiration, be sure to check out our YouTube video. You might want to click on the video so you don’t miss a minute, from mixing flesh tones to making hats! All the great samples are here –

Cat Lovers Blog Hop Time!

It’s that time of year, when Cat Lovers join together in stamping and creating some fun projects to celebrate our feline friends. Janis Woolbright is once again hosting the Cat Lovers Blog Hop over on her blog HerPeacefulGarden. She has a challenge opportunity there for you to link up a project featuring cats in any way, and win some wonderful prizes!! Click the link to take you to the details.

Stampendous is sponsoring the Cat Lovers Blog Hop with a set of our Kitten Hugs Cling Rubber Stamps with the adorable, free paw print stencil. It’s just priceless!! (well, it retails for US$11.99, but you know what we mean!) Our prize is available to one lucky U.S. winner over on the Cat Lovers Hop.

Kitten Hugs Cling Stamp Set
Kitten Hugs Card
kitten hugs card


Our Design Team have been playing with some kitties as well!! Check out their creations and leave them some love, then hop over to The Cat Lovers Blog Hop and check out the prizes!!

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Two Great Events – Both Are Free!

Step up your Holiday inspiration this weekend with TWO great events on Saturday. Both events are free to watch from anywhere in the world, and you’ll love the terrific projects that will feature Stampendous products!

PinitCanada will feature decorative painter Deb Antonick in a wonderful class making some really delightful little shakers that can be used as gift tags, ornaments, fridge magnets, and much more. She’ll also be offering a promo code for a discount on Stampendous purchases in the US and Canada! Click the image to visit the PinitCanada Facebook Page where Deb will be live Saturday, Oct 24 from 1:20 – 1:40 pm Eastern.

PinitCanada Live Link

Also Saturday, check out the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza from 8am – 5pm Pacific time, sponsored by Scrapbook Expo, where tons of creative excitement will happen! Treasured Memories Scrapbooks and More – a Stampendous retail partner – will be teaching a terrific class featuring our products at 9:55am Pacific. You can view this event on Facebook Live (but you have to join the group first, so click on that now!) or on YouTube.

Mega Make and Take Extravaganza

We hope you’ll get a chance to check out these awesome events and create some Merry this season!

Spooky Month is Underway

Stampendous always has some spooky fun in October, and we’re glad our Design Team is here to help us celebrate with some cool, spooky projects. We had a lot of fun in our offices creating great Halloween projects for your local stamp store’s display boards. Your store will have full-color project sheets for all these projects to make crafting easy!

Our Corny Halloween Store Display Board
Our Scary Halloween Store Display Board

And, of course, our Design Team is sharing lots of fun for Halloween this month! Check out the projects on their blogs and leave them some love! They really appreciate it when you stop by and say hello!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin