Blog Hop with Arnold Grummer

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Have you ever made paper? We’d love to hear about your experiences if you have! At Stampendous, we’ve been making handmade paper for decades, and we even used to distribute the wonderful Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking Kit to our retail stores. We reconnected with this great company at the Creativation show this year. They proposed a fun blog hop! We sent Stampendous products to their team, and they provided papermaking kits to ours.

For the next two weeks, we’ve got some great projects to share with you as the teams play with the wonderful products we’ve exchanged.

Today, check out this beautiful creation by Becky Conley. Click on her name, or the picture to learn more about how she made it!

Becky Conley Hop Project
Butterfly Trio by Becky Conley

The Arnold Grummer Team has posted lots of inspiration today:

Becky Conley (from above)

Michele Emerson-Roberts

Nancy Nickel

Anne-Marie Fowler

Steph Ackerman

Sandee Setliff

Stay tuned for lots more from this great collaboration! We’re really excited about how our products work together with great handmade papers. Of course there are prizes! Becky has the details over on her blog post today!

Meadows Edge and Meadow Edgers

Meadows Edge and Meadow Edgers

Our new January 2019 Catalog is full of great innovation from Fran for making interactive, 3D cards that are simple and fun to create. You loved our WindowRama Die Set, and the next step is the Meadows Edge and Meadow Edgers sets.

SSC1294 Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps contain a ton of elements, 16 clear stamps, that can create all types of scenic backgrounds when stamped and colored in different combinations. From cactus and mesas to fields of flowers or sand, you can have a cottage at the beach or a mountain hideaway with these great stamps.  (You can click on the pictures to be taken to products or projects on our website).

SSC1294 Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1294 Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps

They coordinate perfectly with so many of our other stamps, as well as with the WindowRama for perfect backgrounds.

Meadows Edge Puppy Boy

Meadows Edge WindowRama

Or take it a step farther with the Meadow Edgers Cutting Die Set. This set of 7 dies is designed to cut right along the edge of the different Meadows Edge stamps to create 3D looks easily without fussy cutting.

DCP1013 Meadow Edgers Cutting Die Set
DCP1013 Meadow Edgers Cutting Die Set

Use them with the stamps to create intricate or simple layered backgrounds.

You can also use them without the stamps to add some cutting flair to your backgrounds using colored or patterned paper.

Fran has created a wonderful video showcasing these two products working together and separately. We know you’ll love them both. Plus our Design Team has created lots of fun projects to share. Hop around to their posts and leave them some love for your chance to win these two great projects. We’ll choose three winners with U.S. Addresses from the comments on their blog and ours. (Be sure to tell us where you live in your comment). Official Contest Rules are always Here.

 Check out our Design Team projects on their blogs here –

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin #2

Kathi Rerek

Janelle Stollfus

(shared earlier but uses the Meadow Edgers grass die SO Creatively as party banners)

Stay tuned for more new fun and ideas!

Laurel Burch – Part I

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We were very excited to add to our collection of Laurel Burch images in our April Catalog. These whimsical images which lend to bright, beautiful colors just have us completely enchanted. We’ll look this week at some of the new images and then  a little later on in May at the rest of them. Remember that our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide is yours to download so that you can get the Laurel Burch look on your own projects.

First up is the beautiful Imagine Butterflies set! Five lovely butterflies with masks/stencil included plus a pair of antennae to share and the word “imagine,” can be paired with the matching Cutting Dies set to create an entire garden full of magical flutterings.

LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBCRS08 Imagine Butterflies Cling Rubber Stamp Set with Template
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies
LBDCS08 Imagine Butterflies Cutting Dies

 

Our Design Team has been working hard to bring you some beautiful project inspiration, and we have some extra friends stamping along this week.

First up, with a gorgeous card you “can’t resist” (get it?, go look at the card), is the amazing:

Sharon White

Then our delightful guest with two natural and beautiful butterfly cards:

Sue Drees

From the Queen’s Inkling, the always talented:

Judi Kaufman

And more from our wonderful team:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy (Monday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

 

Circle Time

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We have two beautiful new stamps, released in April, that have a fun circular design. This gives them a very unique look and lends to some beautiful creations. One of them, the Tree Circle, is a gorgeous silhouette. The other, the Wisteria Circle, offers an opportunity to color beautiful, lush flowers in purples, blues, pinks or hues of your choice. Both will remind you of a beautiful, relaxing Spring or Summer day outdoors.

W201 Tree Circle
W201 Tree Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle

Our team shared some fabulous art they created for our April catalog and some other wonderful creations last week. We know you will just love these projects. We wonder if you’d like to win one? We’ll choose three winners at random from comments on the blogs below to win your choice of the Tree Circle or the Wisteria Circle. U.S. mailing addresses only, and Official Rules are always HERE.

Monday

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Sue Drees

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

 

Friday

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kathi Rerek

 

Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

Bonjour, Paris!

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Welcome to beautiful Paris, where the lights at night are as famous as the food, wine, and world class entertainment. Have you been? Always wanted to go? We’d love to hear how you’d use our wonderful new Cling Paris Bonjour stamp set and matching cutting Dies. We’ll give away three sets this week to US winners, as always the Official Rules are HERE.

Our terrific Design Team have some wonderful inspiration this week that will make you long for a baguette and an accordion ballad. Just take a look at these gorgeous creations:

 

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

and our talented friend

Sharon White

Be sure to stop by and give them all some love and maybe win yourself a une peu de Paris.

 

And we will have some WINNERS from our wonderful commenters on our Autism Blog Hop/Everyday Chicks Week, last week! Winners will be announced Tuesday on Veronica’s blog and then Wednesday we’ll confirm them here, so stay tuned.

 

The Butterflies of Spring

Stampendous friend, Donna Cennimo, a decorative painter, created this gorgeous canvas featuring Stampendous butterflies and embossing powders. We are so excited that she shared them with us, and we thought you’d enjoy seeing this wonderfully colored nod to Spring.

Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo
Butterfly Canvas by Donna Cennimo

Donna embossed each butterfly with two layers of Chunky Clear Embossing Powder then added colors as desired. She used Detail Black, Silver Tinsel, Purple, Blue, Chunky Gold and Chunky Silver on different areas of the butterflies. Then she attached them to one of her paintings and she has some left for other amazing projects.

Here are some closeups of the butterflies –

 

Thanks, Donna, for sharing such a pretty, Spring project with us. Your painting is wonderful and your army of butterflies are a colorful bit of cheer!!

A Sunny Easter Giveaway!

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We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!

Lea Fritts

 

Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!

 

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

 

And remember, our April Catalog is live online today for retail ordering! Be sure to stop by and see all the fun products and the great samples by the team and Fran herself!

Happy Easter!

It’s Still Spring!

Spring Mash Up

Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!

We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.

The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.

Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:

 

These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.

Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

 

 

 

Spring Mash-Up!

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We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

 

One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.

You remember that the set looks like this –

Spring Borders Die Set Packaged
DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies

It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.

 

 

Can you spot the Easter bunny??

Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!

 

She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!

So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!

 

 

You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!