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!

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.

 

 

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

How about Cyber Sunday?

2014 Black Frday Sale

Our Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale continues today with just one day left! Don’t miss out on these great deals! Supplies of these images and our Stack Art Kits and Stamp Sets are limited!

We’ve shown you some great options for Holiday Cards this weekend! But what if you want to created some terrific gifts this year as well? Sets of cards and Home Decor pieces can be wonderful gifts, and we’ve got you covered! Two terrific Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp Sets on our SALE are just what you need!

Our Jumbo Cling Rubber Pears are a great set for cards and other projects! The set includes the inside and outside of the pear, a fun background/border image, separate leaves, plus two removable shading stamps that are great for so many things! Plus a FREE Template, of course, that lets you mask the pears, inside and out, and the leaves as well.

Cling Jumbo Pears

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Decorative Painter Debbie Cole, CDA made a gorgeous project with these pears! There’s a terrific tutorial on her blog HERE.

Jumbo Pear Basket by Debbie Cole

Jumbo Pear Basket by Debbie Cole

Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole

Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole

And Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds made this terrific candle with our great pears as well!!

 

But, of course, this pair of Pears is great for cards, too. And maybe a simple, gorgeous card set is just what you need for a special friend?

Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy

Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy

Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons

Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons

Or perhaps your tastes run to Mixed Media? Our Jumbo Pears are absolutely dynamite with our Creative Palette! Here, Fran shows how to make super gorgeous File Card greetings with a free template you can download on our site!

 

 Jumbo Pear File Folder Cards

Jumbo Pear File Folder Cards by Fran Seiford

Stay tuned later today for more on our scrumptious Jumbo Grapes – also on sale through Monday, Dec 1!

Keep those Small Businesses Growing!

2014 Black Frday Sale

Our Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale is celebrating Small Business Saturday today!

We’re so delighted that our Shopatron website supports small scrapbooking and rubber stamp stores all over the United States. Each of our www.stampendous.com orders is filled by an independent retailer, helping them to grow and build a thriving business. Every time you order on our website, you’re supporting small businesses in our industry!

Our Black Friday Sale Feature Products can be found on the home page of our website.  We’re featuring them here on our blog all weekend, so you can see the great projects our Design Teams have made with these products. If you missed the great post on making holiday tags with our Stack Art Products, check it out HERE.

Meanwhile, one of our most popular sets on this deeply discounted sale is our Forest Friends Jumbo Cling Rubber Set.  Fran demonstrated this terrific set at CHA last year, and it sold out almost immediately. Here’s a short video showing this terrific set with our White Encrusted Jewel Kit to sparkle it up!!

 

Our Design Team has had lots of great ideas for this set as well…let’s take a look!

CRS5053 Forest Friends Jumbo Cling Rubber Set

CRS5053 Forest Friends Jumbo Cling Rubber Set

Forest Friends Template – The set includes 5 stamps plus a free Template with mask for the deer image plus stencils for a birch forest, snowfall, and even some ground area.

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Forest Friends Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

Forest Friends Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

Forest Friends Wood Frame by Tammie Wilson

Forest Friends Wood Frame by Tammie Wilson

Forest Friends Card by Debi Hammons

Forest Friends Card by Debi Hammons

For even easier sparkle, you might want to pick up our Spoonful of Snow kit to use with these terrific images!

We’re having a Dazzling Time!

We’re enjoying the opportunity to play with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets this week! Hope you’re finding time to visit all the blogs and see the work of these amazing designers as they add Stampendous product to metal for an amazing look.
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We know you’d love to win some goodies to try yourself! Be sure to comment on all the blog posts this week to increase your chances of winning! If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY

The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you’re going to need these products. You can find it here – Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We’re giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Our Blossom Beauty Cling Rubber Stamps and Blossom Beauty Cutting Dies!

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Stampendous

Wendy Price

Add a Little Dazzle

Janelle Stollfus

Graciela Chavez

Keren Baker

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lydia Brooke-Evans

P.S. If you click on a blog link and receive a notice that says “this post is not here” or something similar, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home. That should take you to the home page of that blog and the correct post should be near the top. Thanks for your patience.

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