New Mixed Media Stamps and a Monthly Challenge

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We have mixed media on the mind this month and for a good reason. With our latest release of stamp sets designed by International Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner, we are eager to get into a mix of stamps, ink, and paint.

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It’s the perfect time because we are thrilled to join The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog as the sponsor with our very own Fran Seiford in the guest designer spotlight!!!! Stop on over at their blog, meet the design team and spark your creativity with “Sweet Inspirations” by their team and join in on the challenge.

Speaking of sweet inspirations here are the new Andy Skinner stamps sets with a few projects for inspiration!

 

Laurel Burch Images by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

 

We’re celebrating our newest stamp license, Laurel Burch, all week this week. Be sure to check out Monday’s post HERE, if you missed it. We’re really excited to share our projects with you, and we can’t wait to see what you make using these fun, exciting stamp images.

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Laurel Burch Flutterbye Stamp – card by Fran Seiford

Artist Laurel Burch began her creative journey at a very young age. First known for her signature jewelry designs, she eventually developed her own unique style of folk art painting. She celebrated our connection to the Earth and all living things with bright, vibrant colors and images of cats, dogs, jungle creatures, international women and so much more. We’ve captured her look in a collection of two large Cling Rubber stamp sets with coordinating Die Sets, two Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets, and 14 individual images available in both Cling Rubber and Wood Mounted styles. You can explore the whole collection, along with all our sample projects on our website HERE.

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Laurel Burch Carlotta’s Garden – card by Fran Seiford

 

Our Design Team have also been exploring these great images and have posted some wonderful samples on their blogs. Here’s who is playing today –

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Dee Adams

Jamie Martin

 

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Introducing Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

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We are thrilled to announce our newest series of licensed images from Laurel Burch Studios. Laurel Burch created so many beloved and magical creatures, flowers and more that work perfectly to create pop up cards, home decor and greetings galore. We know you’ll enjoy stamping, coloring, and creating with her art.

This week we’re sharing these gorgeous stamps and the terrific projects we’ve made with them. We’ve got some tools to help you bring your stamped creations to life. First, we’ve created a Color Chart to help you achieve this vivid, magical look. Copic Marker numbers are on the chart, and you can download it to color in with your own markers. Or you can download it in full color to match your other media. Click the link above to download from our website.

 

Fran has also created a terrific video sharing some samples using the new images. We’ve got the samples on our website as well, so you can have a closer look. Take a look at the video here –

 

Finally, we’ll be sharing lots of samples here this week and our Design Team will be sharing their own projects on their blogs as well. Do join us for a week of colorful fun and creative joy with our newest license, Laurel Burch.

 

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New Pop Up Stages Videos and Cards!

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This week we took a creative look at ways to make your cards POP with our new Pop Up Stages Die Set.

In Monday’s post we included the Basics Video, a really great video when starting out with the Pop Up Stages dies, and today we have two short video tutorials on how these sample cards were made!

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

This cheerful card with our Happy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set is made with just a few supplies, and it has such an excellent pop to it!

Now it’s time to celebrate in a sweet way with our Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

We sure enjoyed introducing the new Pop Up Stages Die Set to you this week. If you loved a project you saw this week why not share it with a friend on Facebook or pin to one of your Pinterest boards to use as inspiration for your next project!

Here are a few more project ideas from our design team today. Enjoy!

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Jamie Martin

Take a minute or two and stop by our posts from earlier this week if you haven’t already, they are filled with some fun ideas!

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Janelle Stolflus

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And be sure to come back next week to see our newest line of stamps from a new artist, until then have a great weekend!

New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets For Wednesday

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Our new birds from the Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set are chirping to pop onto a spring project and with the January catalog release, we have products to develop that creative idea!

Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set has lovely little birds who are ready to nest amongst flowering tree branches in oodles of different arrangements and layering them is easy with the coordinating shapes in the Spring Tweets Cutting Die Set. So easy you will want to make a flock of these little darlings.

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CRS5085 Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set

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Now, to make them pop just add any combination of platforms or columns from Pop Up Stages Die Set to your background layer and voila your project has a popping effect!

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

On Fran’s birthday card you can see how amazing these products work together, the possibilities are endless! If you missed it, Monday’s post we shared more about the Pop Up Stages Die Cutting Set in a video so hop on over there if you’re curious for more information!

And for even more fresh and popping new project ideas stop by our designers who are posting this week!

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Janelle Stolflus

 

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A Whimsical Pink Your Life Blog Hop Winners!

We had a terrific time last week with all the new release of Pink Your Life stamps and some of the darling projects that were shared from the designers.

We hope you enjoyed the hop and inspired to create with these new designs! To see more about each stamp click on the link below each picture to be taken to our website where you will also find more inspiration and project pages!

If you missed any of our posts from the hop you can still catch the videos and inspiration from our blog posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus our Pinterest board has grown with the latest projects as well.

It’s time to announce winners from the hop!

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Congratulations winners! Send us your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com with a Subject link “Whimsical Pink Your Life Hop Winner” plus where you won (Facebook, Stampendous blog, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter)

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New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets!

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Our new Pop Up Die Set is setting the stage for some exciting pop ups in columns and platforms! Use Pop Up Stages with any type of stamped and die cut or hand trimmed shapes like images from Family Home, Pretty Poppies, and Spring Tweets stamp sets.

Pop Up Stages dies are so versatile as separate pieces you can use a single column die to make a flower bouquet pop off the background as on Debi Hammons beautiful card here.

Pretty Poppies Pop Up by Debi Hammons

Using two or more column dies will create varying depths for a fun scene. Add the tab die anywhere for a popping greeting!

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Family Home Pop Up

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Family Home Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up

 

Get started designing projects that pop by watching this basic tips video with Fran, then enjoy creating endless configurations on your projects.

This week we asked our team to share projects using Pop Up Stages Die Cut Set and the Spring Tweets stamp and die cutting sets for tons of inspiration! Here is the list of participating designers today –

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Kristine Reynolds

Come back later this week for more inspiration and tips with these dies!

A Whimsical Pink Your Life Blog Hop Finale

 

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We are so glad you stop by today! Our blog hop with the new Pink Your Life stamps has come to the last day already, but we have the whole team back with inspiration! If you are just now joining us, welcome and enjoy the full list of links at the bottom of our post for the entire week!

To see Pink Your Life inspiration in the future subscribe to our blog here for updates to your email and follow our Pinterest board, but you will also want to connect with the Pink Your Life team as well over on their blog and subscribe as well as their design team links plus Nicoletta’s Pinterest board!

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You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.

 

Now here are the designers participating in the hop today –

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Janelle Stollfus
Jamie Martin
Tenia Nelson
Lea Fritts
Louise Healy
Alison Heikkila

If you joined us today for the hop you can continue in the inspiration with our previous posts! Enjoy!

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Jamie Martin
Tenia Nelson
Lea Fritts
Alison Heikkila

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Janelle Stollfus

A Whimsical Pink Your Life Blog Hop Day 2

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We are back with fabulous inspiration on our Pink Your Life Blog Hop from our design team and a special introduction video by Pink Your Life!

We have lots of ways to win these new stamps and to our larger community online! Read on to learn how to enter our contest!

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Check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.

Let’s get hopping with our design team for some terrific inspiration!

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Jamie Martin
Tenia Nelson
Lea Fritts
Alison Heikkila

And if you are just joining us on the hop you can see more from our previous posts this week.

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Janelle Stollfus

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A Whimsical Pink Your Life Blog Hop

We are SO excited about the week ahead! We not only get to share some fantastic new products by Pink Your Life’s Nicoletta Zanella, but we’ll also be playing along with the talented designers from Pink Your Life! The new release is superb with five everyday life single stamps and two Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets that are the cutest ever!

Pink Your Life is a terrific retailer for us in Europe with an online store and a busy consumer show schedule. We were excited when they asked if we would manufacture their own line of stamps. They will be traveling Europe in February with the new stamps and more at various shows, look for more information on their Facebook page to know where they will be next! Check out a video taken from their booth at the Winter 2016 Il Mondo Creativo –

To get the inspiration started here’s a super sweet card and tutorial by Pink Your Life illustrator and designer, Nicoletta Zanella!

Makes us want to create even more Pink Your Life samples!!!! Keep reading on, and you’ll have a chance to use a few stamps from the new release too!

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You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.

This project by Pink Your Life design team member, Eulalia Gambini, is too cute! She uses stamps from the October release, and we simply had to share this darling idea!

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Whisper Dandelion and Whisper Bath Magnets by Eulalia Gambini (Link to tutorial)

Now here are the designers participating in the hop today –

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Janelle Stollfus

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