We LOVE ribbon and the bigger the bow the better! It gets even better when we spend the week sharing all the exceptional ribbons we add to our projects in a blog hop with May Arts! You’ll see the finest ribbons, trims and embellishments on the market adding the WOWness to projects by our design team and the Prima Ribbonistas from May Arts.
According to my email from the Disney Store, today is National Polka Dot Day! Wow… well, if you’re a huge fan of polka dots, you’re in luck, because we have a really fun option for you!
Our Graduated Dot Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils is perfect for adding polka dots to any project you’d like. This stencil is awesome because it really lends itself to all the terrific stenciling techniques, plus it makes a perfect background for any of our wonderful Stampendous Images. Let’s take a look (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions) –
This darling card using House-Mouse Designs® Baby Blanket image was created by Kristine Reynolds using the Graduated Dot stencil. She pasted it with regular embossing paste then stenciled it with Paintsticks and a stencil brush. She used it in a landscape position to provide a quick and darling background.
In this wonderful card by Lyn Bernatovich, the Graduated Dot Stencil has been dry embossed using a Big Shot die cutting machine. To do this, place the stencil, copyright side down, on the Multipurpose Platform of your Big Shot. Then spritz the back of your card with a bit of water and place it on the stencil. Next add a rubber embossing mat and two new, uncut, clear plates on top. Then run it through. The little spritz of water gives you a crisp embossed finish.
Another terrific card by Amy Hurley-Purdie shows that adding some Crystal Micro Glitter to the pasted stencil design can make a really dynamic finish when you’re using a smaller stamp on a larger card.
Finally, a quick stenciling with ink has made a terrific, simple background for this wonderful Christmas card by Tenia Nelson.
Need more ideas? Check out our website at http://www.stampendous.com and just search Gradated Dot Stencil. You’ll find a tab for product then a tab for projects that will help you find just the things you need. Happy Polka Dot Day!!
The adorable House-Mouse Designs® from Ellen Jareckie are some of the sweetest images and today’s stamps are great project makers for valentines, wedding or just to say I love you like Kristine Reynolds accordion album.
Debi Hammons combined Vertical Heart stencil with Shower Of Love for an added cascade of hearts that look wonderful together.
The teamwork of Amanda and Muzzy create a sweet message for this stenciled Valentine’s Day card also designed by Debi Hammons.
And if you are into stamping for Valentine’s Day why not stamp the perfect puckers, too. Now wouldn’t that be a cute image for a scrapbook layout on getting ready for a wedding or prom.
Now let’s see some fantastic designer projects to end this week on a sweet note.
Who wouldn’t love to write a list of all the stencils they want, and then wave a magic wand and say, “Be mine”? We’ve been sharing some wonderful new Stampendous images for Valentine’s Day/Wedding/Love, and now we’d like you to check out some Dreamweaver Stencils that have been added to the Stampendous line that are perfect for these occasions!
How about the Heart Whimsey…
Such a sweet design, and sweetly designed for your inspiration…
Here’s one of my very favorites…the Heart Lock and Key stencil.
It can be pretty as shown below, or take a gothic turn…
The team seems to have a new favorite in the Swirly Heart design…
You can keep it simple…
I suggest that you make your list, and send your “special someone” a message or email saying, “Hint. Hint”!
Here are our Dreamweaver Thursday players for today…
We are back with some great stamps in popular papercrafting styles. If you like to doodle a valentine, celebrate with steampunk or create with modern style handwriting we have the line up of stamps for you today.
Doodle, glitter, color, and more with this fun PenPattern LOVE stamp or add a little of everything like Janelle’s mixed media card shown above.
Mixed media and steampunk are a great match for Pam Bray with this stunning wall banner of gorgeous colors and texture.
The Love Always Perfectly Clear Stamp Set has thirteen wonderful sentiments plus icon stamps for your Valentines or anytime. Jamie Martin found the perfect spot for a sweet sentiment on her card.
There is more inspiration on our designers blogs today. Enjoy and we’ll see you here again tomorrow with Dreamweaver stencils!
We are all hearts this week with the lovely new stamps and stencils available from our October release. You’ll be inspired to create for those loving occasions from making valentines to weddings and anniversaries by Friday.
The very versatile stamps today are great for any loving occasion. Let’s see what the design team has dreamed up with these love stamps and maybe
Let’s see more great projects from our design team today.
Stenciling out some time to learn the basics of our Dreamweaver Stencils line of metal stencils, tools and embossing pastes is never a waste of time. We had a wonderful group of store owners attend Fran’s workshop at CHA last week.
By the time the workshop was finished each of them went off with a sample board for their store display and the experience to pass along to customers about our Dreamweaver Stencils product line.
If you weren’t able to get to the workshop or stop by the booth at CHA, we have oodles of technique videos available on our Dreamweaver Stencils by Stampendous YouTube channel here.
Doesn’t it get you in the mood to stencil? If that hasn’t quite done it, then maybe a second week of new catalog samples will . Enjoy!
Wow, it sure was an amplified week of projects with a huge weekend at CHA that has kept us busy until now to post our winners! Thank you for joining us last week, leaving awesome comments for us and being so patient as we get back into the swing of our normal schedule.
Three of our commenters from the hop will win a prize package that includes
1 Radiant Neon Pad
1 Ink Refill
1 Color Fragments Jar
Creative Palette Rectangles Monoprinting and Blending Plate
Now for the winners picked using the Random.org website –
Pam Hornschu Friday Post
Laura Drahozal Thursday Post
Kristine Reynolds Monday Post
Congratulations! Please submit your mailing address to email@example.com
It’s a great new week here at Stampendous. We are still on the CHA show floor, we would love to have you stop by and say hi if you are there on the floor AND you can see Andy demonstrating his new stamps! He’ll be in our booth 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Andy’s three sets are mentioned over at his blog here with some great samples, if you aren’t able to see him demo at CHA.