Cake Time!

Our Design Team Member, Kathi Rerek, has been stamping with the super fun Slim Cake Perfectly Clear Stamps. This set includes several layers and lots of fun additions like candles and sentiments. You can make an adorable cake for any sized card or project. She chose to make a darling card here in the popular Slimline size.

You can find all the details on her blog at

Jamie Martin also went with a Slim Style card! The layers are just so easy to stack and mix and match! Check out Jamie’s cute project here –

And Alison Heikkila is also sharing her take on our Slim Cake Perfectly Clear Stamps set! So much cake to love and so much fun!! Check out her card on her blog here –

If you’ll be celebrating a birthday or any special occasion soon, check out the terrific Slim Cake Perfectly Clear Stamps for a great way to create the perfect greeting! You’ll find more fun ideas on our website, and on our YouTube Channel, where Fran shares tips and techniques for using this set!

Beautiful Birthdays

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We’re celebrating our newest images for  BIRTHDAYS  here on the Stampendous Blog this week. We showed you some fun inspiration in Monday’s Post, and we’ve got still more today. Today we’ll take a closer look at the wonderful images for encouraging birthday cards from the collection in our April Catalog.

Our marvelous Laurel Burch Collection features so many great images for uplifting spirits and making people celebrate. Here are some fabulous choices for your greetings. The Cling Blossoms comes with a free template/stencil for masking and coloring your flowers, and it has available matching cutting dies. The individual Laurel Burch images are available in wood and cling rubber mounted. And, of course, our Perfectly Clear Stamps are top quality, as always. For getting that classic, Laurel Burch look when coloring your images, check out our Coloring Chart which you can download for free.


We know you’ll want to pick up some of these great images, especially with our Free Shipping offer, good through August. You know, the one where your shipping is free if you order $50 or more at with Promo Code BLG717!

You could even win a “birthday” present of your own! Leave us a comment or two or three this week and tell us about your most memorable birthday(s)! We’ll give one lucky winner a $20 Stampendous Reward card to spend on our website! U.S. winners only, Official Rules live Here.

You can find all of these projects and dozens more on our website – just search “birthday”.

Our Design Team will be sharing their creations with us this week, as well. Hop on over to their blogs, and leave them some love!! They always love it when you visit.

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds













Bling It On!

One of our Design Team Members, Jennifer Dove, add a bit of bling to her Cupcake Card. She even sent us instructions on “How to make your own bow in 4 easy steps.” Bling it on Jenn, Bling It On!

Cupcake Card by Jennifer Dove


Scored and folded 8.5″ x 5.5″ white card base
Teal Panels: 4″ x 5 1/4″, 2 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
Plaid Panel: 3 3/4″ x 5″
White Panels: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ and 1 3/8″ x 2 1/8″
Icing Fluffles and You’re the Icing Stamps
1 yard ribbon for bow plus 6″ for card
Copic Markers


Wrap 1 yard of ribbon around 3 fingers evenly cut little notched in the center and wrap a 5″ ribbon around notched area and tie in knot.  separate the looped ends and slightly twist.  Here is a photo.

Recycled Beauty

Krissy Fossmeyer has her third BlogStar post today with a beautiful idea on recycling and reuse! This is such a fabulous look and so clever. Here’s what Krissy has to say about it:

My oldest son and I were talking about recycling one day and about all the things that we recycle in our house.  We take the papers to the library every week for their paper fundraiser, we reuse as much as possible and our recycling can has more in it every week than our garbage can.  I’d like to think we’re pretty good at recycling.  Then he asked me if I could recycle a card.  I said that since they are paper they could be recycled.  He corrected me and said “No, can you make a recycled card?”  That little stinker challenged me!  So, it was ON!

After a bit of brainstorming, I remembered that I had a small stash of paint chips that I had picked up at Menard’s some time ago.  I first trimmed them  to remove all the writing that appeared on the front – although I don’t think that was necessary, I just liked the narrower size better for my layout.  I chose Agapanthus Thank You for the stamped image because the long, graceful blooms were the perfect size for the paint chips.  Plus, I think this stamp looks great when it is embossed in white.

Agapanthus Wish by Krissy Fossmeyer

I had so much fun making the first card, that I decided to make a set using a variety of colors.  I think I need to go back to the home improvement store and get more paint chips!

Agapanthus Rainbow by Krissy Fossmeyer

Hope all is well in your corner of the world and that you take time today to get inky!

recipe:  stamps: Stampendous! SSC1111 Agapanthus Thank You Perfectly Clear Stamps, SSC1109 Dandelion Wish Perfectly Clear Stamps; Tuskineko Ink: VersaMark, Tuxedo Black; The Paper Co; Stampendous! Detail White Embossing Powder; Pittsburgh Paints Paint Chips


Party Balloons Birthday Card

Welcome Kristine Reynolds back for week 2 of Stamping with the BlogStars. This week she’s chosen to make a classic birthday card (can you EVER have too many birthday cards on hand). This card is simple but dynamic, and it would be a cinch to stamp up a bunch of them, cut out balloons while watching TV, and have cards ready for the whole year! Here’s what Kristine had to say:

Hi everyone!  I am so excited that you stopped by to check out Stampendous!  I created a clean and simple birthday card to share with you today.  The card has limited embellishments but has added interest from layering the balloon images to create a fun 3-D card!

Birthday Balloons by Kristine Reynolds

Birthday Balloons
Y008-Party Balloons
Birthday Assortment
Bazzill Prismatics (Classic Orange, Classic Yellow, Baby Blue Dark)
Neenah white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko
Copic Markers (yr00, yr02, yr04, B02, B12, B14, Y11, Y15)
All Night Media pop dots
1. Adhere a thin orange strip and a thin blue strip of cardstock vertically along the left side of a 8″ x 3 1/2″ white panel.
2.  Stamp senitment in black ink on the bottom of the white panel and stamp the balloons in black ink above the sentiment.
3.  Stamp the balloon image 2 times on white cardstock scraps.
4.  Adhere white panel to a slightly larger yellow panel and then to a 4″ x 8 1/2″ blue card.
5.  Color all three of the stamped balloon images.
6. Cut out the orange and yellow balloon combo on one of the stamped scraps and adhere over the image on the card with pop dots.
7. Cut out just the yellow balloon on the other stamped scrap and adhere over the yellow balloon with pop dots.
The close up picture shows the cool 3D look that the layering of the balloons creates!

birthday balloons closeup

If you haven’t picked up the Birthday Assortment set yet, you really need to do so!  It has such a great variety of birthday sentiments that you will always have the perfect one one hand!  Thanks again for stopping by!

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Birthdays, Part 4

This is our last batch of blogger birthday cards, but stay tuned for more great Stampendous Favorite Stampers series coming soon, like Thank You cards, Father’s Day cards and Summer cards!

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Our first card is by Hope S. You can find the card at her blog Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • SSC1028 Merry Muffins Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (to find this set, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).


Our second card is by Nancy S. You can find the card at her blog Stampendous Stamps Used:


Our third card is also by Nancy S. You can find the card at her blog Stampendous Stamps Used:


Our next card is by Paula. You can find the card at her blog Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • K085 Bee-Day Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).
  • F188 Biker Bee Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).


Our final card is by Sonia K. You can find the card at her blog Stampendous Stamps Used: