Enjoying National Craft Month at Home

Everyone is staying home more this month, and National Craft Month is a great excuse to do that. It’s so easy to order your craft supplies online and stay home to create and craft some love for others.

Why not encourage the whole family to enjoy watercoloring! Fran’s latest lesson in her Watercolor Video Series is live on our YouTube Channel! We think you’ll love how easy she makes it for you to make dramatic skies and wonderful sunsets!  Check it out!

We have a winner from last week’s drawing for a Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! Be sure to email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at submissions@stampendous.com

Donna Ellis

Congratulations! Thanks for your comments and thoughts on our series. You can also ask Fran questions in the comments and we’ll get you answers as soon as possible! We appreciate everyone following along!

And P.S. We still haven’t heard from some countdown winners. If you know any of these aspiring watercolorists, can you let them know to contact us?? Thanks!

Bonnie Revell-Miller

Beverly Sizemore

Debbie Cooper

Elena Chamberlain

Pat Radulich

Lynn C

 

National UnPlug Day! Let’s Watercolor!

Today is National UnPlug Day! When you combine that with National Craft Month, what a perfect excuse to sit down and watercolor something wonderful!

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series is back with some wonderful ideas on sunsets and skies along with three new fabulous Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets. You can watch the first in her March series here –

Watch her video and leave a comment on YouTube for a chance to win this Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! You can also subscribe to the series for notifications when there are brand new reasons to unplug!  [ btw you need a YouTube account to leave a comment on YouTube. If you don’t want to or can’t make one, you can leave your comment here, just make sure we can tell you watched the video ] Your comments, likes, and shares on YouTube help our videos be seen by more folks! We really appreciate it! Our Official Contest Rules always apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win.

Here are the three new stamp sets, you can click on the pictures to view them on our website.

SSC2004 Sketchy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC2004 Sketchy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC2005 Moonlit Wings Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC2005 Moonlit Wings Perfectly Clear Stamps

SSC2006 Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps

SSC2006 Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

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!

 

New!! Watercolor Series Preview

It’s coming!! 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 right after Creativation (our biggest trade show), and 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.

PRIZES!!

These introductory videos will 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 will feature 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!

Jungle Fun with Copic Markers

In our recent April Release we had a great time with our new Jungle themed products! Fran made tons of WindowRama cards and dioramas using all of the great dies in those sets. You can see lots of her projects in videos on our YouTube Channel.

In many of those projects you’ll see delightful, little, mini-backgrounds that Fran made with Copic Markers. We thought you’d like to see how she put those together.

Copic Marker backgrounds for Jungle Series Cards

Here’s a video where she shows you how, and you can see how we incorporated them in to our fun Jungle Series cards.

Everyday QSets! Funny and Fun!

QSets and Cutting Dies Banner

We were very excited at Christmas time when our new QSets of Cling Rubber and Cutting Dies were so well-received! These sweet little stamp sets have humorous and whimsical images and sentiments that make creating cards, tags, boxes, and bags easy and fun. The coordinating cutting dies leave a cute, small white border around the images to mimic children’s stickers.

No Probllama card

New, everyday designs are here with images stamps for Spring, Summer, friends and fun. We know you’ll have small (and not-so-small) folks somewhere in your life who will love your projects made with these sweet characters!

Old Goat WindowRama

QSets are a bit different. The image is shown on the carrier sheet instead of on top of the stamp. But they’re super easy to store in your regular, slim storage. Our Thin Stuftainers are the ideal storage containers for these great sets. They also all fit into the WindowRama die set and look great romping through the Meadows Edge. You’ll love how these sets coordinate with just everything!

Meadows Edge Puppy Boy

Fran made a great video sharing these fun sets and their coordinating die sets. Check it out here:

And, of course, our Design Team have had some great fun with these wonderful sets! Hop around and see their projects and leave a comment, you might win your favorite set of stamps and matching dies. We’ll give away three sets to U.S. Mailing Addresses. The Official Rules for our contests are always here.

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin (1)

Jamie Martin (2)

We’ll see you next week with more fun from our new January 2019 Catalog!

Meadows Edge Winners

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.

We have three lucky winners from blog comments on the Meadows Edge and Meadow Edgers. Thanks for supporting our Design Team with your kind words!! Winners will receive both sets, the Meadows Edge clear stamps and the Meadow Edgers die set! Can’t wait to see what you make!!

SSC1294 Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1294 Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear Stamps
DCP1013 Meadow Edgers Cutting Die Set
DCP1013 Meadow Edgers Cutting Die Set

 

For all our contests, only open to U.S. mailing addresses, Official Contest Rules are always Here. And here’s another look at Fran’s great video featuring these products with and without the WindowRama die set as well. A great versatile set!

Winners – be sure to email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address (yes, U. S. territories and military are fine!)

Denise Bryant

Michelle Henderson

Anne Temple

Congratulations, crafters! We know you’ll love these sets!

 

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

Welcome WindowRama!

WindowRama Cutting Die Set

One of our newest creations in our January 2019 Catalog is our wonderful new WindowRama Die Set. This set of 5 dies creates charming little diorama cards that fold flat to mail in an envelope and stand up for display.

DCP1012 WindowRama Die Set
DCP1012 WindowRama Die Set

The set includes the outer, base die which forms the front and back of the card, plus windows that can be combined or used separately to cut out the front of the card for a huge variety of looks. You can also use the windows to make dynamic flat cards and shakers! Fran has recorded a wonderful video to explain the basics of this great die set.

You can see lots of samples using this set on our website by clicking the picture above, and our design team has been playing with the dies all week. Their great samples are listed below. Be sure to leave them some love. We’ll give away three WindowRama Die Sets to lucky commenters on their blogs and ours with U.S. Mailing Addresses! (hint: make sure we know you have a U.S. mailing address) Official contest rules are always HERE.

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Stay tuned for lots more fun using this great set of cutting dies for all sorts of creative projects!