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!

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

 

Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

Dreamweaver Stencils Tools

 

Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Winners!! We have Core’dinations Hop Winners!

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Thanks so much to all of you who joined us for our Blog Hop last week with Core’dinations Papers! We’re really excited to be able to give three people a terrific prize package including:

CRS5066 Lovely Garden Cling Rubber Set -
CRS5066 Lovely Garden Cling Rubber Set by Stampendous
DCS5066 Lovely Garden Die Cutting Set
DCS5066 Lovely Garden Die Cutting Set by Stampendous
Dreamweaver Stencils LG611 Stone Wall Stencil
Dreamweaver Stencils LG611 Stone Wall Stencil
Core'dinations Sand It Set including Dust Buddy
Core’dinations Sand It Set including Dust Buddy
Core'dinations 6 X 6 Paper Pack (colors may vary)
Core’dinations 6 X 6 Paper Pack (colors may vary)

 

So, are you ready??!!  Drum Roll, please!! The Winners ARE –

From Jennifer Edwardson’s blog post on Tuesday 6/10

Beverly Jordan

 

From Tracy Gruber’s blog post on Wednesday 6/11

Kailash

 

And from Jamie Martin’s blog post on Tuesday 6/10

Linsey

 

Congratulations to the winners! Please email me at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing info so we can get your prize package on the way! Your paper pack will arrive in a separate mailing from Core’dinations.

Thanks again everyone for joining us! We had such a terrific time playing together. Please come back next week for our amazing blog hop and giveaway featuring Stampendous and DecoArt paints!

 

 

 

 

Core’dinations Hopping!! The Big Day!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the terrific collaboration between Stampendous products and Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! We have been thrilled to bring it to you! Today is the final day!!

Of course there are prizes! We’ll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET HOPPIN’! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! You have until the end of Sunday, June 15th to finish your comments. If you missed any previous posts here they are for TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY.

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Debbie Standard

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Trine Brandt Lassen

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.