The month of October has been a celebration of all things Halloween, but did you know that it has also been Decorative Painters’ Month? We are very fortunate at Stampendous to have a highly accredited, respected, and loved member of the Society of Decorative Painters…Debbie Cole. She has been one of several that have enjoyed incorporating Stampendous designs and products into her artwork. Here are just a few of her creations…
These are just three of her winter holiday designs based on Stampendous images! You can view these and more, including instructions on her website/blog HERE. For more inspiration on decorative painting with Stampendous products, check out our Pinterest board filled with wonderful ideas. For more info on the Society of Decorative Painters, you can visit their site HERE. Now, we’ll leave you with an amazing tutorial from Debbie, sure to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, we’d love for you to share your creations on the Stampendous Facebook Page.
You’ve probably seen this fascinating video from Andy Skinner for Stampendous at least a couple of times this week, but just in case you missed it, we’re featuring it once again! Since this is our Dreamweaver Thursday post, we have a warm, yet frosty, project created by team member, Pam Hornschu, that uses parts of Andy Skinner’s faux rust technique, some great products from our craft partners, and the perfect Dreamweaver Stencil to highlight this rusty and rustic design. We even have step-outs so that you can follow along…
We think this week’s theme is boughs to bows above the rest with Christmas tree projects inspiration. If you missed any of our posts on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you are missing some tree-mendous product combinations. An easy way to catch up though is to check out the design team projects through our Christmas Inspiration Pinterest board.
Today’s inspiration gallery here on our blog are the cards you might have spotted during Fran’s video shared here on Wednesday’s post. There were a some darling Pop Up cards that always make a fun greeting. To see these up close, clicking on the caption will lead you to a project page with a larger photo and more information on supplies and instructions.
We have news for you before we send you hopping off to see more awesome projects from our design team.
This month Create Christmas is popping up at your favorite stamping and scrapbooking store with our Pop-Up card of the month program! Everything you need in supplies and full instructions are available to create this featured card by designer Debi Hammons and they might even have it as a class. If you don’t see it in your store, ask about the Pop-Up Card program from Stampendous.
Here’s a pretty fabulous list of projects to hop on over and see.
By now I’m guessing that this set of Cling Stamps and their matching Cutting Dies are reeeeaaaally familiar to you. There’s a very good reason why the “Create Christmas” sets have been featured all of this week…they are amazingly versatile! Mix them up with Dreamweaver designs by Stampendous, and the possibilities are endless.
You’ve learned how to color these images. You’ve learned how to paper piece them with designer papers. You’ve learned to simply stamp and emboss the images. Now, how about ink-stenciling a background design over the tree? How about pasting a design on the tree? How about adding a bit of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to edges to create snow? For more dimension and the wow factor, how about running the tree through your embossing machine with the Dreamweaver stencil backgrounds or embossing folders? Now we’re talking! Here are just a few designs that would work well for these techniques, a few of which are considered “everyday” designs to be used year round for all of your Stampendous/Dreamweaver projects:
And add some of this…
A healthy sprinkling of this…
And you could have something like this fun card by Pam Hornschu…
Several of our team members have some more Christmas creations to share with you today:
We are here today with more Christmas trees from the design team linked up towards the end of our post, but before we hop on over to see them we have a great video with Fran Seiford using Create Christmas.
You’ll see plenty of ideas for tree styles and colors plus somewhere in the video Fran gives a tip on making different styles of glistening snow and vintage decorations.
Let’s hop on over to these designer projects for more inspiration!
Are you ready to create a little Christmas this week? We are!
One of the loved traditions of Christmas season is finding the perfect evergreen tree and decorate it with treasured ornaments and accessories. Now we can create a grove of fun Christmas trees in assorted styles and decorations with two new products from our July 2015 catalog.
Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set includes a shapely tree and adornment stamps to make a jolly holiday tree project of your very own. This set also includes a free stencil for easy coloring and masking on your projects and we’ll show you how to use it all this week.
Stamp and decorate the tree in one layer or easily add dimension with the coordinating Create Christmas Die Set. The possibilities are endless with this set of 12 dies that cut all the stamp set images in Create Christmas even dies to cut the tree into layers for new heights. Add oodles of gifts around your tree with the two rectangle and bow dies.
Decorate this tree quickly by stamping on pattern paper as shown in this festive card by Fran Seiford. Add a few wrapped presents in no time using only dies and more pattern paper, then all that is left is Christmas wish sentiment put together with the Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.
With so many ways to trim a tree with this stamp and die combination our design team have some great Christmas projects to share! Let’s see what they have today!
Today is Winter and Christmas card making day here on our blog with six All in One stamps to see! Christmas is the biggest season for card giving and if you have made your cards before you know that it can be a time consuming task.
Our All in Ones are here to help to create oodles of quick cards that are cheerful and darling surely to put smiles on friends and families faces. Each stamp has a focal image, a phrase, a background and a frame so finishing up your holiday cards will be a breeze.
Here are stacks of each stamp design on a colorful monoprint paper made with the Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, DecoArt paint and a couple NK Studio Stamps Sets for texture, then they were glued onto a neutral card base for quick work of your mailing list. Now isn’t that a vision of fun!
From the simple one-stamping technique like Janelle created with her set of cards to wherever your creativity leads you, the All in Ones work great in any design.
Jennie Lin Black created a set of cards with a few adorable embellishments for a special touch. These are all so sweet!
Now let’s see what design direction our team went on their All in One cards. Enjoy, leave some comment love and we’ll see you back here next week when we’ll be creating more for Christmas.
It’s a great day for some boo-tiful Halloween images as we continue our week of All in Ones. Fran designed these stamps for easy one-stamping projects to help get through the long mailing lists, but you can also use your creativity and do more. We have samples today that show you how two designers stepped up the creativity with the Halloween themed All in Ones.
Eek A Boo stamp is a sweet pumpkin with a squeaky little friend that works great for mailing list cards, invitations and treat toppers, because it’s a one stamping image. If you want to add a little more creativity you can trim around the edges for a different look. Jennie Lin Black made up this wonderfully spooky card with a trimmed edge, pairing Eek A Boo with a from Halloween Wish. What a fabulous idea card!
Our next All in One, Skull Ghoul, is ready with pretty posies in her skull-do for a sweet Halloween project made in a snap. To take it up a notch the elements can be hand trimmed for a extra special project.
Let’s take a look at what Wendy Price did when her creativity went straight to decor.
Now isn’t that splendidly skullrific! The solid lines of Skull Ghoul makes it easy to hand trim the image elements for Wendy’s wreath. Now that’s using her noggin!
There is more to see today from these designers blogs —
Fran Seiford, Owner and Founder of Stampendous, understands that holiday card making can be time consuming. Plus, it’s not always easy to find images that go together to make the perfect card. Enter the All in Ones from Stampendous.
These darling stamps are the perfect size to make a whole card. Easy shapes to cut with scissors or simply stamp on a colored background, these stamps have a focal image, a background, a frame, and a phrase for the holidays. Just stamp it, sign it, mail it. OR get as creative as you like by combining with other stamps and embellishments!
Today we are taking a closer look at All in Ones with an Autumn and Fall theme. These two fun designs are great for seasonal greeting cards and note cards. Here is Scarecrow Kisses with a tweet friend to share in the moment.
This scarecrow colored with Chameleon Pens makes a quick and simple layered card by designer Janelle Stollfus.
Our charming Harvest Owl sends wishes in style and easily with an All in One design.
Laura Drahozal designed this up-cycled candy gift jar with Harvest Owl in great fall colors.
Find out more about this project on our website simply click on the photo or caption to open it’s project page. There are also all these amazing blogs to hop around on today for more inspiration using our All in Ones stamps. Enjoy!
It has been a great week of building new fantastic projects with our design team using the Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Set and the ideas are still coming like this project from the archives by Jennifer Dove.
This is the sweetest pendant using the three faces from Build A Snowman set. Click on the picture or caption to find out how Jennifer made this beauty.
The Build A Snowman stamp set combines well with our other snowman stamps to create a countryside dotted with our snow buddies. Here are a few stamps linked to their spot on our store and a great project to inspire.
These snowman friends are bundled up for winter! Send a snowy holiday greeting this Christmas with these buddies, or embellish your favorite Winter scrapbook page.
A sweet snowman cradles a little bird in a Winter wonderland. A charming image for scrapbook pages and Christmas, Holiday or Season’s Greetings.
This cozy snowman is putting on a winter hat to keep warm! Send warm holiday wishes and a Merry Christmas to your friends and family.
There is still more for our Friday finale! Our designers have fantastic projects to share today and we can’t wait to see what they did. Do you wanna build a snowman now?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our fun theme this week we sure have had fun building snowmen with you. Did you miss out some of the projects? Hop back to Monday where we show our snowman-building stamp set, Wednesday with plenty of glittery ways to create snow and snowflakes, and Thursday on some snow play with Dreamweaver Stencils.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to sharing more of our new holiday stamps from our July 2015 catalog!