We’re playing with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L this week! They sent our team a ton of their most fabulous products, and we’re sharing some samples made by our in-house sample artist, Debi Hammons, as well as our fabulous Design Team. We sent their team products, and they’re sharing as well.
Our first product features the adorable mice from one of our Point of Purchase display stamp sets. These tiny stamp sets are found in your favorite stores, probably on the front counter. They’re sweet, small, and designed to get beginners and experts alike stamping quickly. The display includes the sweetest mini-handles and tiny black ink pads. They’re perfect for a quick tag/card/greeting. This one is from our Holiday box with images all drawn by Fran.
You can click on the pictures above to open our store locator to find these stamps!
Can you see the tiny star? Perfect for a mousey tree! This star is part of the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L package of 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit. The kit includes four sheets of double-sided, 3D foam cut into festive holiday shapes. Plus 5 sheets of foil are provided to add metallic wonder to your items.
Debi has used a tiny star here with some of our Silver Halo Glitter for just the right sparkle.
Here’s a close-up.
Of course there will be prizes! We’ve got a great prize package full of product from both of our great companies! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog below and comment on their projects and those of their designers. And visit our designers later this week and comment on their blogs. We’d also appreciate your follows on any social media you use! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, we like seeing you everywhere!
We 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!
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!
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,
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!!
If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at our Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale, be sure to head over to www.stampendous.com where the Featured Products on our front page are at an unbelievable savings!
Lots of our very best Christmas images are on sale in addition to our Stack Art Kraftboard Kits and Stamp Sets.
One of the cutest images we’re featuring at an unbelievable savings is our darling Penguin Snow Jumbo Cling Rubber Set. Remember this stamp set comes with a free template which includes masks, and a darling snow stencil. You can see it on the baby bib below. Here are some terrific ideas for this great stamp –
Remember to get some Shaved Ice or other Glitter Embellishments with your Penguins! Our New Winter Micro Glitter Kit is a perfect accompaniment! Stay tuned for other great suggestions from our sale items this weekend!
It’s Literary Owl who’s in our study today. He’s one of our any occasion stamps that would work great for those projects that instill the reader in you or those that have inspired you through the love of learning. There’s just so many directions you can take with this stamp that we’ll just have to show you a few samples to spark the inspiration bug.
There is a whole bunch of goodness going on with the torn paper, coffee stain map and Fran•táge style bling on this card created by Jennifer Dove.
Wendy made a golden card with a colorful stack of books for his perch. You can recreate this card from the project page on our website.
Here’s one more Literary Owl on a beautiful bookmark. This one was created by design team alumni Suzanne Czosek. Look how she’s created the precariously stacked set of books.
We love this stamp and the projects that were inspired by it. We’ll be back tomorrow with some delightful inspiration from the design team .
We are back today with a twist on the Gone Batty! theme week. You’ll still see bats but you’ll have to look hard to find them.
In between the bending branches of the Twisted Tree Stamp you’ll find itty-bitty bats along with a few other friends that are settling down to rest. Suzanne Czosek has created a stunning card with the tree and a few other bat stamps from our July Catalog.
There are more batty projects ahead! Thank you for stopping by!
Our designers are hanging up their skulls and skeletons for awhile, but before they do we have a few more clattering bones to shake at you. Of course, they are more amazing samples we know you’ll love them.
Isn’t this a frightfully fun stamp? It’s Danse Macabre available at Michael’s and online. Amy Osburn Purdie has knocked our socks off with her card using this stamp.
There’s more designer projects to see so stop in, take a look and say hello. They would love to know you stopped by to see them.
These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.
The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!
Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!
Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!