We are so blessed and grateful to be carrying the House-Mouse Designs® characters here at Stampendous. We opened our collection last Fall with the delightful mice for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Then in our October Catalog we added the darling HappyHoppers® bunnies to the team, and these sweet rabbits have stolen our hearts! We added more of them to our line in the January Catalog, and this week our team is showing you their favorite creations with these wonderful creatures from the pen of Ellen Jareckie! So many of them are perfect for Mother’s Day, or Baby, or Father’s Day. We’re just so excited to have these options. In this stamp Hop-It reads a story to Bumble and Itty Bit! So sweet.
Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:
Now that Easter is over, it’s time to get scrapbooking those special spring moments. But when your pages are done, our Funny Bunny is ready to do double duty as an owl. This fun card by our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, and her ktty assistant, Fred, was created using a cd case instead of an acrylic handle. She spread the bunny image out to be as fat as possible with his ears parallel. After stamping, she turned him upside down to get the owl shape. Then she stamped an extra bunny ear to become the third tail feather. Adding some Perfectly Clear Stamp sets of flowers created his eyes and branch.
Recipe for Funny Bunny Owl Card (card designed by Lisa Hindsley):
Happy Easter, Stampers!
Here at Stampendous we’ve been reading your blogs, too! Some of you have made the cutest cards with our products to celebrate Easter this year. We wanted to show you some of our favorites! These artists gave us their permission to use their cards on our blog and website. If you’d like us to look at your cards or projects, too, just email us a link to your blog or a .jpeg of your project at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing your work. Keep your eyes here for more work by terrific stamp artists everywhere!
We hope you had a chance to watch Tuesday’s Shape Shifting Funny Bunny Videos. We’ve included three more videos featuring Funny Bunny here. In these videos he gets quite wild, donning a hula skirt, masquerading as a shark, he’s quite the versatile guy!
Did you notice that these videos have the You Tube logo in the corner? We’ve posted 19 videos on You Tube to acquaint you with various products and techniques that we just love. Be sure to visit www.YouTube.com and subscribe to our video series at http://www.youtube.com/user/Stampendous. That way, every time you visit You Tube they will let you know if we’ve posted anything new.
Why are we making these videos? While we know that many of you are expert stampers with lots of experience, we found out at a recent trade show that there are a lot of misconceptions out there! One stamper told us she thought that clear stamps were disposable! Several told us that they only used woodmounted rubber because clear stamps didn’t work as well. Well, we realized there was a lot of information that we could give folks that would really improve their stamping experiences! We started out to show you that, with the proper ink and techniques, our clear stamps can be just as much fun as their woodmounted cousins, if not more so.
When we started making videos, though, we discovered tons of good ideas that even we had missed. We found ourselves laughing out loud at the various antics of our darling robots, and the dancing Funny Bunny paper dolls will leave you weeping! We’re having way too much fun making videos to stop now, so be sure to check frequently on You Tube for our latest adventures and ideas for you. Some fabulous techniques and ideas for using colored pencils were posted just this week. See you in the movies!
Funny Bunny is here and he’s “Shape Shiftable”! You’ll love our versatile and fun Stampendous Shape Shifting™ stamps that allow you to change their shapes for an endless variety of characters! You won’t believe how many possibilities there are with our Funny Bunny. Watch Stampendous owner and Funny Bunny’s creator, Fran Seiford, as she creates a huge variety of projects using this darling rabbit. Bunnies aren’t just for Easter any more!