Piali Biswas’ Stampendous Debut

Piali Biswas is the fourth of our NEW Stampendous Blog Stars. We are so excited to have her on board with us.

Piali is a self-ascribe “Paper-craft Addict”, and we just love that about her. She is Mom to two girls (ages 8 and 4). When she is not making cards and gifts for friends and family; she is shopping for MORE stamps to make MORE cards and gifts. She’s our kind of gal!

She has had cards published in magazines like: Scrap & Stamp’s June 2011 issue, Just Cards! Just Birthdays! Vol. 2, and Take Ten Magazine Autumn 2010 issue, just to name a few.

Visit Piali’s blog at http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

She made a Happy Bee Day Card with Stampendous products for our blog. and the supplies she used.

Supplies:
Stampendous Bee Happy Collection (Some Bees have retired from our website, but may be found at your local Craft Store),
Stampendous Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko,
Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter

Card Stock: My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Collection, Papertrey Ink
Copic Markers
Sewing Machine

SIZE: 5.5” X 3.75”

Instructions:

  1. Cut and score the card base.
  2. Create the main focal panel by layering the patterned papers on the black card stock.
  3. Stitch around the edges.
  4. Stamp the bee image on the main panel and once more on the white cardstock.
  5. Color the image & trim it, adhere the images with dimensional adhesive.
  6. Apply glitter to the wings.
  7. Stamp the sentiment.
  8. Adhere the main panel to card using 3D dots.

Saturday Sketch Challenge

And last week’s Sketch Challenge winners are….

Melinda! Stampendous owner and stamp artist, Fran Seiford, chose Melinda’s because she “loved the design use of circles and the bright cheery colors.” Melinda used the Love Robotz Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Outside of the card

Inside of the card

And Regla! Our customer representative, Ronnie, said she loved Regla’s card because it was “classy yet simple to make and had great contrast.” In her card, Regla used Footprint Friends Woodmounted Rubber Stamp and the Bee Buddies Woodmounted Rubber Stamp.

Since this is 4th of July weekend and we are celebrating America’s freedom, we are giving you the “freedom” to express your creativity. That means that this week there is no set sketch so anything goes! You can make anything that your little heart desires!

Ok, you know the drill. Get out your stash and make something beautiful with Stampendous products. Post your creation to your blog, website, or in any public forum like Paper Craft Planet.com, Splitcoast Stampers.com, Stamp Shack.com or others. Copy the link to your card and paste it into the comment section of this blog post. Don’t worry if you try and post a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately! We post them on Monday. Find out more information by clicking on the “Sketch Challenge Rules” link at the top of this blog. Here is an example of Stampendous Design Team member, Jen Dove’s card made for this week’s sketch challenge. Good luck everyone!

Saturday Sketch Challenge

It’s Week 11 in our Saturday Sketch Challenge! That’s right! We’ve completed 10 exciting challenges and we want to thank our design team for creating so many fabulous sketches and we also want to thank everyone who’s played! We will post a variety of the submissions we’ve received, later this week, so you can see all the great cards everyone’s made. As for this week’s challenge, Debbie made this symmetrical sketch. Be creative with this one and feel free to think out of the box, or in this case, the square!

And for an example, here is Debbie’s take on it:

She used the cutsy Loopy Blooms Clear Set

Ok, you know the drill. Get out your stash and make something beautiful with Stampendous products. Post your creation to your blog, website, or in any public forum like Paper Craft Planet.com, Splitcoast Stampers.com, Stamp Shack.com or others. Copy the link to your card and paste it into the comment section of this blog post. Don’t worry if you try and post a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately! We post them on Monday. Find out more information by clicking on the “Sketch Challenge Rules” link at the top of this blog.

Here are last week’s challenge winners:

Awesome job Melissa! Lisa, our Art Director said, “I love the color combination”. And we love that she embossed the center butterfly. You can find the Butterfly Beauties Clear Stamp set here.

And a big congrats to Barbara! She made a lovely background using the Dotty Daisy Clear Stamp set. And the main image is the Bee Trio rubber stamp.

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: 4th of July Biker Bee

Get read for the fourth with these great Biker Bee cards by some of our favorite stamp bloggers!

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Our first card is by Alison M. You can find the card at her blog http://www.newenglandstamper.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our second card is by Deedee A. You can find the card at her blog http://stampingsunshine.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our third card is by Risa W. You can find the card at her blog http://malieta-lifessimplepleasures.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our next card is also by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our last project is also by Tammy H. You can find the card at her blog http://www.stamphappy-tammy.blogspot.com/. Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Celebrate Flag Day!

We would like to celebrate Flag Day, which is on June 14th and commemorates the adoption of the US flag, by sharing this cute Biker Bee card and its recipe. And on the topic of being patriotic, we hope you remember to send us your “Cards for Heros“. Up until July 4th, 2009, we will be collecting any birthday cards you send us so that soldiers serving overseas may have birthday greetings to send back home to husbands, wives, kids, mothers, fathers, friends and other loved ones. And we will share our very favorites on this blog! Mail any cards you’d like to donate to:

Attn: Cards for Heros
Stampendous
1240 N. Red Gum
Anaheim, Ca 92806

(Please include an envelope for each card so that a soldier may mail it home again.)

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Recipe for USA Biker Bee (card designed by Sue Nelson):

Stamps:

  • F188 Biker Bee Woodmounted Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • SSC219 Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this set, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Ink:

Plus:

  • A2 Card Base
  • 4″ x 5.25″ Candy Apple Piece embossed with QuickKutz A2 Lines and Dot Folder
  • 2″ x 2.5″ Arctic Piece Embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
  • Nestabilities Circle, cut and embossed with edging
  • Prismacolor and Gamsol coloring technique
  • Stardust Stickies
  • Hand Doodling
  • Star Cut from white chipboard using Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet Dies
  • Colored Staples
  • Small Flower Gems