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!

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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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Stampendous is Coming to CREATIVATION!

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We are so excited for 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 releasing all our new surprises for 2017 at this fantastic event. And we have some AMAZING things in store! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, and all sorts of fun! Do 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? 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

Here’s some fun from last year’s CHA MegaShow with Design Team Member and stencil expert Louise Healy! In this video she’s demonstrating Fran’s fabulous  Metal Stencil Duos.  We’ve had a lot of fun with these this year, and Fran has added several more sets since last January’s show! They’re one of our hottest products for getting started with stencils, or for advanced stencilers, doodlers, and crafters of all kinds!

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Urban Scribble with Lindsay Weirich from The Frugal Crafter

 

Lindsay Weirich spent a quick minute to put together a masculine card over the weekend using Nathalie’s Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set.

 

Lindsay incorporated all the tools in this set and it created quite a awesome masculine style scene card. There are just so many possibilities in one set, we know there will be endless creativity with Urban Scribbles.

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Fashion Dame with Lindsay Weirich from The Frugal Crafter

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Lindsay Weirich is having some vintage fun with Nathalie Kalbach’s Cling Fashion Dame Rubber Stamp Set in a video tutorial and it’s perfect timing with the blog hop we just had this week. Here’s her video, enjoy!

Two tips to keep in mind that are different from the way Lindsay used the products. First, ink your stencil flat on the table, not in your hand. Second, when peeling off your stencil, turn it upside down and peel the paper off the stencil, holding the stencil flat against the table. These two tricks will keep your stencil from getting bent and warped, warping will impair its function if used later with paste or sprays.

Products that we spotted in the video are:

The Frugal Crafter’s Mixed Media Pocket Book

The Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich, has created a super fun pocket book today using the Nathalie Kalbach’s Stampendous line of Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Sets with a Gelli Plate. There’s even a video!
Lindsay has so many tips and techniques with Nathalie’s sets that we had to pass on the inspiration. Enjoy!

Embossing Across the Ocean

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In February Fran Seiford, Stampendous founder, attended CHSI Stitches 2016 in Europe to share Stampendous in our UK distributor’s, Woodware Craft Collection, booth. While she was there she took three days to spend time on HOCHANDA TV bringing with her lots of ideas and products for making projects using her book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Here is Fran on Hochanda TV with Leonie Pojul going through all the fantastic products used to create fun colorful, shimmery and glossy embossed projects.

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Fran’s been creating these gorgeous tiles with melted embossing powder using an electric griddle. They’re really fun and easy to do. And the tiles are ending up on gorgeous canvases like the one above. Even just as a miniature work of art, they’re quite stunning. Have a look at these below.

This technique is shared on several videos on our YouTube channel as well as in Fran’s new book. And this week, we’ve asked our Design Team to share some additional embossing techniques with you! Yep, it’s another whole week of embossing inspiration!! So warm up your heat tool, or electric griddle, (but remember to unplug them when you’re done for the day!) and join us in melting some wonderful, colored powders!!

 

 

Dreamweaver Thursday: Popping On Puzzles of Sugarplum Dreams and Angel Kisses

Well, that’s an intriguing title! We’re mixing it up again today…some Patty Pop Ons® Puzzles (for the hop, with prizes)…

Some weekly challenge posts (Sugarplum Dreams and Angel Kisses)…

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Snow Queen created by Asia King.

 

And a giant scoop of Dreamweaver for Dreamweaver Thursday!

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Dreamweaver Candy Cane with double-glitter technique. Created by Laura Drahozal.

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Dreamweaver Angel shadow-pasted. Created by Louise Healy.

 

So, break out your Dreamweaver Stencils! Mix them up with lots of sparkle, texture, and magic with Stampendous Essentials. And for more inspiration, visit the team…

If you get confused along the way, we’ve marked what mix each team member is going with. Think of it as “Pot Luck”…everyone’s version of yummy stuff!

 

Jamie Martin (puzzle)

Alison Heikkila (puzzle and DW)

Louise Healy (DW)

Laura Drahozal (DW)

Pam Hornschu (DW and sugar plum)

Kristine Reynolds (DW)

Pam Bray (DW and sugar plum)

Lea Fritts (puzzle and DW)

Tenia Nelson (puzzle, DW, weekly theme)