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.

Sepia Tones Create Dynamic Depth

Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!

You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!

Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!

Halloween and Fall Fun!

Our terrific Design Team have been posting some of their great creations for Halloween this week. If you haven’t had a chance to visit their blogs, do stop by and leave them some love!

Our sweet Pumpkin Pals just look like they’re having such a good time!

Our own Jamie Martin shared them here on her blog this week –

Pumpkin Pals Closeup

Kathi Rerek has been playing with the sweet House-Mouse Designs® stamp Chipmunk Treats.

Chipmunk Treat Closeup

These cards, and others they’ve shared this season, are just perfect for those of you who don’t want anything “too scary” for your Halloween/Fall projects! Fran also made this great video for our recent Virtual Catalog Party, sharing some fun ideas for great Fall Cards!

Watercolor Series Bonus Week

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series videos are continuing with the great Daniel Smith Watercolors and other products, along with brand new Perfectly Clear Stamps for October. These great stamp sets are fun for watercolor, but also perfect for any media you like. They will go live for retail on our website on October 15th. But they’re available at your local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores now!

Check out Fran’s Bonus Video for this week (since there are five weeks in October!). It’s a quick look at some really simple watercolor techniques that can get you painting in no time!


Gnomes for all Seasons

The new Stampendous Gnomes and Friends Die Set gives you tons of options for creating darling gnomes and their families for the Holiday Season. In a new, exclusive video, Fran shows you how to take these darling gnomes and make Santa, Mrs. Santa, and the elves.

Isn’t that sweet?!! What a creative idea. Here’s another…

We challenged our Design Team to create a Halloween witch using these same gnome dies, and teamie Alison Heikkila really rose to the challenge! She created this darling witch with her sweet black kitty using the Gnomes and Friends Dies with a background using the elements from the Corny Candy Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to create a complete card! Be sure to check out her darling project here –

Alison Heikkila

Any other ideas? We’d love to see what you’ve created with our Gnomes and Friends Die Set. Check out our Facebook Fan Group for creative posts from our fans all over the world. Join us at – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous

Happy Holiday Cards from Mini-Masterpieces

Lesson 125 video

Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.

The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.

Winter Pals Stamp Set

We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.

 

So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!

The Party Just Keeps Going!

Virtual Catalog Party Banner

The second round of the Stampendous Virtual Catalog Party is happening at your local stamping, scrapbooking, or craft store.

Each participating store, find one by clicking the image above, will be giving away a great prize package, a $40 retail value, of our Gift Card Wallet Die Set and our Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamps set. Super fun products that can help you make gift card holders, coupon books, and treats for all occasions. Here are just some projects we’ve made with this cute set!

 

We know you’ll love it, and once you start playing, you can’t stop!!

Today our Design Team is sharing some fun projects as well. Go take a look and keep making your wish list!! Your orders are due to your store by Monday, August 31. Be sure to contact your store to make sure they’re playing along, or find one that is on our Participating Stores Page

 

Kathi Rerek

 

And your store is sharing one of Fran’s great videos, too!

Gnomes and Friends Dies Video

 

Your Stamp Store is Celebrating with Stampendous!

Virtual Catalog Party Banner

Stampendous hosted our first Virtual Catalog Party in July. We’re hosting it again so that stores and customers who missed the first round can play along! We’ll be sharing the same, great video content from Fran sharing our newest products from the Stampendous July 2020 Catalog. The party runs August 27-31 – Stampenouds July 2020 Catalog

You can find a participating store on our website here –

Virtual Catalog Party Participating Stores

These stores are offering shipping, delivery, or curbside pick up when they aren’t able to have guests in their stores.

Or find a store near you and ask if they’re participating! You will find our Store Locator here –

Stampendous Retail Store Locator

Each participating store will give away a prize package, courtesy of Stampendous, of the Gift Card Wallet Cutting Dies and the Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamps (a $40 retail value)! Find a store and get in on this great chance to win some really nice products.

We will be sharing this week with NEW samples from our Design Team and we’ll also share Fran’s newest videos again! Even if you’ve seen them before, they always offer new ideas for crafting your Holidays!

Then… keep your eyes open for our SECOND Virtual Catalog Party at the end of September. That one will feature ALL NEW content and videos from Fran!! Plus new prizes and more stores participating!

Check us out, from the comfort of your couch!

Our Design Team will get us started with some great Holiday Ideas:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Then go have a look at this great video from Fran featuring our darling new Truck Load Die Set –

Truck Load Dies Set

Watercolor Series Celebrates New Holiday Stamps

Fran has created a Bonus Video this month to expand on the great Thankful Kitty Perfectly Clear Stamps set. These simple, whimsical cards are super fast to make cards for Christmas, Autumn, Winter, or just everyday gift giving! Enjoy this bonus lesson, then sit back on your couch and join the:

Stampendous Virtual Catalog Party

Virtual Catalog Party Banner

We hosted our first Virtual Catalog Party in July but some stores told us they missed the opportunity to participate. We hope you’ll join us for a rerun of this event. We’ll be sharing the same, great video content from Fran and sharing our newest products from the Stampendous July 2020 Catalog.

The party runs August 27-31

Stampenouds July 2020 Catalog

You can find a participating store on our website here –

Virtual Catalog Party Participating Stores

These stores are offering shipping, delivery, or curbside pick up when they aren’t able to have guests in their stores.

OR find a store near you and ask if they’re participating! You will find our Store Locator here –

Stampendous Retail Store Locator

Each participating store will give away a prize package, courtesy of Stampendous, of the Gift Card Wallet Cutting Dies and the Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamps! (a $40 retail value).

We are also sharing this week with NEW samples from our Design Team, and we’ll also share Fran’s videos again! Even if you’ve seen them before, they always offer new ideas for crafting your Holidays!

So check us out, from the comfort of your couch!

Our Design Team will keep us going with some great Holiday Ideas:

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

And Fran will get your juices flowing with this great video –

Dome Jar Shaker die Set Video

Stampendous July Release – Tips and Tricks

July New Product Banner

Our retail stores had a great time with the Stampendous Virtual Catalog Party. They’ll each be doing their own prize drawing, so check with your store to see how that will be done.

If you’d still like to place an order, you can find the list of Participating Stores on our website.

Or check with a store near you by finding one on our Store Locator. Many of them were offering discounts and other prize drawings in addition to the one provided by Stampendous!

During the party, we let our stores premiere many of our newest YouTube videos with the hottest tips and tricks for our new July 2020 Release products. We’ve made those videos public now, so you can see all of Fran’s great ideas for combining and using our wonderful new dies and stamps!

Check out the Playlist here – July New Products Video Playlist

And check out this great new samples from our Design Team –

Alison Heikkila