Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop Friday

It’s our big hop day with the incredible products and talented team from Clear Scraps and we are having some serious fun creating with acrylic in all shapes and sizes, it’s clearly a good match for us. If you’ve enjoyed the projects this week why not stay connected through our social media hangouts found in the sidebar and continue to see new projects we make with Clear Scraps!

We love so much about the clear canvas idea we’d like to share a few projects from our designer Wendy Price. We mentioned earlier this week that she is on the Clear Scraps design team, too, and she gathered up some really neat projects for us to share today and why didn’t I think about getting these from her earlier? Really, they are fantastic!

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PenPattern Butterflies Blessed Board by Wendy Price
Kaffee Klatsch Bouquet Layout by Wendy Price
Kaffee Klatsch Bouquet Layout by Wendy Price

 

Now, if you’ve just joined our hop today you have missed a week of great projects from our teams and to make it easy to hop back to see them here are the rest of the posts on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY. They are worth checking out!

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th.Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

Grab  a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite sipping drink and sit down for some gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have in store for the hop today! I had a little peek at a few projects and you are going to be blown away!

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin

Clear Scraps Blog

Dreamweaver Thursday: This and That

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The Stampendous/Dreamweaver team have been busy with several play-dates recently. For this week, some of them have been playing with the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Parrot set, some have been playing with the Stampendous/Clear Scraps collaboration this week, and some of them have mixing it up with all three! By the end of this week, I predict that YOU will be joining the last group. Once you’ve made your “gotta have” list, remember that if you can’t find your chosen product yet on the Stampendous site, you will still find it on the Stencil with Style site. Here’s the group posting for Dreamweaver Thursday:

 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out all of the clearly inspiring projects on the Stampendous and Clear Scraps collaboration, you can start at the beginning HERE, or from today’s post HERE.

More Clear Scraps and Stampendous

Our design team is back today with more amazing projects for our week long collaboration with Clear Scraps and their team of talented designers. If you’re just joining us this week, be sure to check out the other great days of Clear Scraps/Stampendous inspiration! These teams are just hitting it out of the park! Here’s what you’ve missed – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th.Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

So without further ado…here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Clear Scraps Blog

RubberStampMadness Magazine

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Happy 36th Anniversary to one of our industry’s most amazing publications! RubberStampMadness Magazine and I started stamping together 36 years ago, and they’ve always been one of my favorite magazines in the industry.

They’re not cutesy, they’re not trendy (although they are always aware of the trend), but they are always “artsy” – with a little fartsy mixed in!! Their contributing artists have humor and HUGE stamp collections which they mask and layer to create works of art more often than “greeting cards”.  They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they’ve sure been mine. I still have every single issue and have subscribed almost continuously for their entire time in print. I’ve met pen pals in their classified ads with whom I’ve exchanged cards for years, I’ve used their store location guides on every road trip vacation we’ve taken, and I’ve even been published in their pages.

Now you have an opportunity to get a free issue! In honor of their anniversary they are going to send the first 36 people who email them and mention our blog and my name a free issue. So fire up your email, send a note to kendra@rsmadness.com with your home address, and tell her that Laura from the Stampendous Blog sent you! Good Luck! Even if it’s the only RSM issue you ever own, you’ll thumb through it a million times! And you’ll see something new every time you do!

Thanks, RSM for your generous offer!! And here’s to at least 36 more years of inspiring stamp art, new techniques and artsy folks!

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Laura Weed – Graphics Manager, Website Administrator, Social Media Marketing Manager, Design Team Manager – Stampendous

 

Clear Scraps and Stampendous on a Wednesday

 

We love all the possibilities Clear Scraps provides for the traditional paper crafter, but as with many projects we sometimes hit a bump in the creative process from a blank canvas. To help out, we are pinning the projects from this week’s hop to our Pinterest board HERE so visit often to see the inspiration grow with new projects any time we use Clear Scraps products.

We are blessed to have designer Wendy Price on our team who shares her talent on the Clear Scraps design team also.  We see a steady stream of inspiration from her blog using her Stampendous goodies on Clear Scraps products like this Screwloose and Sparky layout from a few weeks ago.

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Screwloose and Sparky Layout by Wendy Price

 

Wendy used a great technique on this layout by creating opaque sections on a clear canvas! Here’s a snapshot on this technique from her project tutorial that can be seen in full on her blog HERE.

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Creating with a clear canvas really has more possibilities from both sides of the “paper”! We love it and we know you will too, so we are giving three of you a chance to try it out!

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th.Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

So without further ado…here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!

Pam Hornschu

Clear Scraps Blog

Stampendous Favorite Clear Scraps And More

 

It’s only Tuesday in our week long partnership with Clear Scraps and the projects have been amazing! Birds, puppies, shabby chic and even a Christmas mailer! If you missed our Monday post and hop list you can find it HERE.

Our design team loves to work with the albums and pennants for projects, but Clear Scraps has more for your crafting projects on their Clear Scraps website. Check out all their fantastic products and let us know what sparks your creative mojo in the comments on this post.

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

So without further ado…here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!

Janelle Stollfus

Clear Scraps Blog

Clearly we love an Acrylic Canvas

This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!

Our friends at Clear Scraps take pride in new product inventions with the best interactive albums and the best innovative designs.  In addition to their own fantastic and innovative products, Clear Scraps sells a huge selection of Stampendous products as they travel the nation visiting various consumer shows like Scrapbook Expos and others.

Clearly we have prizes!!! We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussie Fans – Look HERE!
An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

So without further ado…here are the gorgeous Clear Scraps/Stampendous Stamps/Dreamweaver Stencils projects our Designers have made for your inspiration!

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Asia King

Clear Scraps Blog

Take the Long Way Home

It is Friday and we are taking our patriotic theme on the road.  The grassroots of our patriotic nation are the landmarks across the countryside and along some famous and less traveled routes that entertain us from the window of our automobile or camper window. Wouldn’t it be great to scrapbook some of those trips with a vintage camper stamp?

Fran’s illustrated Trailer Travel stamp beckons us to commit those trips to scrapbook pages, photo frames and more. We can enjoy preserving those memories, complete with map and teardrop camper. Boy does that bring back memories for a few of us!

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R225 Trailer Travel Wood Mount Stamp

This fun card by Amy Hurley-Purdie using Trailer Travel is so nicely colored that it looks like there is a real map behind the convertible and camper! What a treasure those days were where we didn’t need cell service to find out where we were along the road, just pull out a map from the glove box and you’re good to go. Ah, the memories.

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Trailer Travel by Amy Hurley-Purdie

We found another adorable project from our in-house sample artist, Debi Hammons, who used the Patriotic Painters.  Really, who can resist another adorable House-Mouse Designs® card that just makes you want to sing!


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For your convenience, we’ve been pinning our team’s patriotic themed projects to Pinterest this week and you can find them on our Happy 4th! board HERE. We’re finding it’s easier to view and shop designs from both our new and some old products almost eliminating the need to bookmark blog posts from your browser!

We have some fantastic designers posting today, sharing Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencil projects. We are loving how these two product lines work so nicely together! It’s like they were made to be on the same page all along. Enjoy today’s projects, we know you’ll be inspired!

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Patriotic Panache with Dreamweaver Stencils

IMG_4230It’s Dreamweaver Thursday and the first with our newly combined team.  We are so thrilled to have our new teammates with us and they are ready to share their stencil style with a patriotic theme. If you see a stencil of your dreams check the Stampendous website HERE and if it isn’t there we are still shipping orders through the Stencil with Style website HERE.

Now who’s ready for some stenciling inspiration! Stop on by these designers blogs and leave them a little bit of love.

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Alison Heikkila

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich
 

Now it’s time for our tutorial from the archives.

 A Cameo Performance Tutorial

by Pam Hornschu, originally posted on the Paper Craft Planet blog in May 16, 2013. You can see the full article also on Paper Craft Planet HERE.PH_httppapercraftplanet.net20130516giveaway-and-dreamweaver-thursday-tutorial-a-cameo-performance-by-pam-hornschu

The Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team has been playing with the challenge of creating Tiny Treats through the month of May, the concept being little gifties for all those occasions that show up this time of year. Bridal and baby shower favors, Mother’s Day (check that one off), wedding favors, classmate gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, Father’s day, etc. Since I’ve been working on these anyway, I thought I’d do a tutorial as well since it was really fun to create!

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Supplies:

Dreamweaver Stencils’ Cameo and Damask • Mercart Colored Aluminum • Mercart Metalworking Tools • Stampendous Perfectly Clear Charm Collection and Friendly Phrases • Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, Fast Finish Decoupage, Quick Grip, Fabri-Tac, and Gem Tac • Tsukineko Black StazOn Ink Pad with Refill, and Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud • May Arts Satin and Silk ribbons • Bazzill Basics Antique Aged Papers • Spellbinder’s Scalloped Oval Die • flat paint brush • sanding block

Step #1: Die cut two ovals of colored aluminum, and one of thin tagboard. Run one metal piece through embossing machine with Damask stencil following this sandwich format: a) base plate, b) stencil, c) metal, d) embossing mat, e) TWO clear plates.

Step #2: Place other metal die cut piece on stop of Cameo stencil. Hold in place with removable tape. Use finger to press around design,then use paper stump to define the design.


Step #3: Define edges with Teflon tool. Place both layers on top of suede cloth, and continue to define with ball tool, carefully pushing to manipulate the metal.

Step #4: Flip over and trace design for more definition. Place back on suede, and use the Refiner tool to add freeform squiggles around the cameo design.

Step #5: Flip to front again, and place piece back in stencil. Use sanding block to sand color off embossed squiggles. Trace cameo on die cut tagboard, and cut out center design. Adhere as a brace on back of front piece with Zip Dry Adhesive.

Step #6: Trace Cameo design on paper. Cut out, stamp with selected designs in Rose Bud ink, distress around edges with black ink.

Step #7: Pour small amount of Beacon Fast Finish inside cameo, place paper insert inside, add more Fast Finish, and use flat brush to ensure that all areas are adhered. Set aside to dry.

Step #8: Using a cosmetic wedge, apply StazOn refill ink over both front and back metal pieces. Use soft cloth to rub off excess. (A small amount of rubbing alcohol will remove more. If necessary, you can go back and add more pink ink with the Rosebud ink, and heat set with heat tool at least 5 inches away.)

Step #9: Using Quick Grip adhesive, apply a small amount on the back sides, and carefully around the edges, and adhere both sides together, matching the scalloped edges. Use roller wheel on back around all edges to finish.

Step #10: Use Quick Grip to adhere pinback. Set aside. Create card from gray cardstock with top fold. Tape stencil over May Arts satin ribbon, and using Black Memento ink and sponge, apply ink through stencil. Adhere to card front with Fabri-Tac.

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Step #11: If desired, embellish by cutting out and applying a stamped butterfly and pearls with Gem Tac adhesive. Insert pinback through ribbon adhered to card. Add a stamped sentiment as well.

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Wow, Pam Hornschu can do amazing projects with her Dreamweaver Stencils!

Crafting with Lady Liberty

Our patriotic theme week continues with a great Lady Liberty stamp and also a sentiment stamp emphasizing our freedom and diversity.  We can think of a few holidays that this pair of stamps could be used or anytime your crafty and patriotic mood strikes.

Get crafting with this Lady Liberty stamp as a great element to your scrapbook for a layout on your family trip to Liberty Island or about the 4th of July festivities in your own backyard.

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P257 Lady Liberty Rubber Stamp (Wood Mounted)

This Stampendous Lady Liberty and its New York area map background of the Hudson River also makes for quick work of invitations or holiday cards. It is available as a wood mounted stamp (shown) and also our space saver Cling Mount style, both made with deeply etched premium gray rubber. Be on the look out for designs from our team this week using Lady Liberty and dream up some designs of your own!

Now I did mention a pair of stamps, right? Here is a fabulous Free and Brave sentiment stamp from our April 2015 Catalog that is a stirring quote from the Star Spangled Banner shown in our Cling Mount style stamp (wood mount option also available).

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CRF234 Cling Free and Brave Stamp

We have some great designer projects linked up today so hop on over and check them out!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin