Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series

We are counting down on our YouTube channel!! This brand new program from Stampendous creator Fran Seiford will have you enjoying easy, fun, affordable watercoloring in no time! The full program of classes, sharing and inspiration will start Friday, February 7, 2020 and we will have your local stamp stores charged up and ready to show you how.

Leading up to the launch, we’ll have several weeks of introductory videos that will act as a reference guide and will familiarize you with products in this field. We started our countdown on #15 and we’re down to Countdown #10 already!

PRIZES!!

Our introductory videos feature prizes for comments on the video each week. There will also be two Grand Prizes, one will be an Individual Pack of the products needed to play along with Fran’s video lessons. Grand Prize #2 will be a Party Pack for you to play along with friends!! Weekly prizes include products, projects, and more!

Comments on all videos for prizes must be submitted by February 5, 2020. Prizes will be announced in a special video on February 7, 2020. Of course, our usual Official Contest Rules apply, and we can only mail prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses.

We hope you’ll join us for all the inspiration by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and clicking the bell to make sure you get notifications about each new video!!  Help us count down by watching our first video on Creativity!

In case you missed it this week, here’s Countdown Video #10 which explains how the classes will work and offers the Grand Prize of a Party Pack of products so you and five friends can watercolor together! Be sure to visit and comment!

 

Fucshia Trio – Vicky P Stamps Again

We’re super excited today because Vicky Papaioannou is stamping with Stampendous. And, of course, it is just WOW! Check out her great video using our new Fucshia Trio Cling Stamps and Cutting Dies here –

 

You can see the complete supply list for her project in her video description, and the project is featured on her blog here – Clips and Cuts

We know you’ll love these gorgeous flowers, and this project is just gorgeous! We’re always so happy when Vicky shares with Stampendous!

Other Stampendous used in the video –

SSC1282 Big Words Happy Perfectly Clear Stamps

6CR005 Cling Mixed Mesh 6″ X 6″ Background Stamp

New Die Sets Plus Winners!

Our newest die sets are super versatile sets that you’ll reach for all year round. They’re great for holiday card making, but they have some awesome elements you’ll use again and again all year! Fran made some great samples with these which are shown in the video below. And our Design Team has been playing with these and others all week. Check out their links.

First, Christmas Bright  includes a couple of small clear stamps, nesting cutting die words which will look great out of your favorite paper patterns or cardstock colors, a bow to duplicate as many times as desired, and nesting ovals which will be awesome for so many everyday uses!

CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies
CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies

Our second new die set is Wings Die Set. Send holiday love to friends and relatives, then send more love all year! Great for Valentines, wedding, anniversary, or just a quick “I love you.”

DCP1010 Wings Die Set
DCP1010 Wings Die Set

Fran has had so much fun with these sets that she’s made a great, short video to share them with you! You’ll love all the inspiration, ideas, and clever tricks she’ll show you. Plus the end is full of samples from our whole team.

Here are some of Fran’s projects, there are instructions and supply lists for all of them on our website.

The Design Team has also been playing with these wonderful new die sets and our current die sets adapted for the holidays!

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

 

WINNERS

Last week we featured our wonderful new 6″ X 6″ background stamps, Winter Blizzard and Poinsettia Collage. Three lucky winners from last week’s comments on our blog, YouTube video, designer blogs and Facebook will win both of the stamps to enjoy this holiday season.

Our lucky winners drawn by random.org are:

Regina Hay

Kareajo

McStamper

You lucky people, please email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at submissions@stampendous.com, and we’ll get your prizes right out to you!

The Newest Products to Die For!

We have a couple of new die sets in our latest release, and we think you are going to be so excited by these super versatile sets that you’ll reach for all year round. They’re great for holiday card making, but they have some awesome elements you’ll use again and again all year!

First, we have this awesome Christmas Bright die set. It includes a couple of small clear stamps for the word “and” and the small holly so that you have something you can color or stamp in color. The words will look great out of your favorite paper patterns or cardstock colors, and the bow and nested ovals will be awesome for so many everyday uses!

CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies
CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies

Our second new die set is this gorgeous Wings Die Set. This versatile set can send holiday love to all your friends and relatives and then send even more love all year! Great for Valentines, wedding, anniversary, or just a quick “I love you.”

DCP1010 Wings Die Set
DCP1010 Wings Die Set

Fran has had so much fun with these sets that she’s made a great, short video to share them with you! You’ll love all the inspiration, ideas, and clever tricks she’ll show you. Plus the end is full of samples from our whole team. All of these great projects are on our website with full supply lists and instructions.

The Design Team has also been playing with these wonderful new die sets and our current die sets adapted for the holidays! Check out their creative cards and come back Friday for more fun!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

 

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

 

Where the Wild Things Are – Wednesday

If you’re loving our new Laurel Burch wild animal stamps, you might be wondering how Fran made those wonderful backgrounds on the samples that appear on our website and in our catalog.

 

She’s made a video to share this technique with you, and we think you’ll love it! Take a look, then enjoy the samples our design team members have created to celebrate the wild things in our lives!  Just click on the image below.

Team members posting today!

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

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Part of Your World 1: Mermaids and More

We’ve been sharing some fun with mermaids this week! Stampendous is lucky to be licensing the wonderful artwork of Laurel Burch, and we were especially excited to add her Mermaid Fishes Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies to our lineup this April. (Check out our whole April Catalog HERE)

We have so much inspiration to share with you using this wonderful stamp set! Check out all the ideas below. Feel free to click on any of the images to see it larger.

 

Still more exciting is this gorgeous sample that Fran Seiford, Stampendous Owner and Founder, made with her fun and dynamic Encrusted Adhesive Technique!

 

This gorgeous card looks so lush and complex, but it’s so super-easy to make! Just cut your cardstock, stamp, color and die cut your mermaid and her fish friends, then grab a panel of your favorite double-sided adhesive sheets. We carry two kinds, Sticky Panels and the Dreamweaver Double-Sided Mounting Paper. Place your panel down on your cardstock. Peel off the protective sheet, and place your die cut images. Then fill in the space with color fragments, glitters, and the embossing powders/enamels of your choice. Heat to set, and MAGIC!  Want to see it in action? Check out the video below.

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CREATIVATION will be full of Creative Innovation!

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We hope you’ve got your registration to attend the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will be demonstrating all of our new products in our booth at this wonderful show, and we have a terrific line up of designers who will be showing off our newest products. Here’s a schedule:

Of course Fran Seiford, Stampendous owner and key designer, will be demonstrating her latest images and innovations including our Pop Up Stages Die Set.  She’ll be in our booth at Table #1

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The happy combination of Stampendous Stamps and Decorative Painting will be demonstrated at this show by Deb Antonick. She’ll be at Table #3

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 11am

With terrific stencil demonstrations, the talented Louise Healy returns to our booth. She’ll be demonstrating at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17  from 9am- 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Copic master and incredible artist Jennifer Dove will be demonstrating how to color our new Laurel Burch stamp line at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 11am – 2pm

With some mixed media mayhem and a special Dare to Create moment, Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel will be creating like crazy at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 1:30-2:30

Sunday 1/22/17 from 1:30-2:30

Andy Skinner, mixed media artist and DecoArt’s Executive Creative Consultant, will be showing his newest Stampendous images at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sunday 1/22/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Monday 1/23/17 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share the fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

 

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Creativation is Almost Here!

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Super excited for the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation starts in Phoenix, AZ in just a few days. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Why not join us?

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? You can join! You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

The fantastic, international mixed media artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner joins us again in the Stampendous booth this year! We’ll be releasing MORE of his wonderful designs for creating mixed media projects, and he’ll be on hand at Creativation to demonstrate them! Check out his demonstration from last year for some really cool paint techniques using stamps:

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Mosaic Madness

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A fresh look at mosaics is the inspiration for some of Fran’s stamp designs from our October catalog.

With a few extra crafty supplies already in your stash, you can create a fun project, or two, or more! Watch Fran’s video for some fabulous ideas to get you started.

Our large selection of metal stencils is ideal to help you create a mosaic style background. Fran highlights Mosaic Swirls in the video to provide a tiled effect alongside Mosaic Bird and Mosaic Mushroom stamps. Here is Mosaic Swirls along with more Dreamweaver Stencils we think are great mosaic makers! Click on any caption to see more ideas from these fabulous products.

Our talented Design Team has been sharing their Mosaic Madness throughout the week. You won’t want to miss these great projects. Grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy more inspiration from them! Be sure to leave them a nice comment if they put you in a mosaic mood!

Monday

Mosaic Bird – Jamie Martin

Mosaic Bird – Pam Bray

Wednesday

Mosaic Bird – Louise Healy

Mosaic Bird – Alison Heikkila

Thursday

Flower Quatrefoil – Louise Healy

Friday

Sunny Tile – Louise Healy

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