Happy Birthday Card Inspiration

It seems like there is always a birthday coming up and even though we try to keep track of them all, they’re almost always catching us off guard. That’s why we like to keep a stash of what I like to call “pre-fab” birthday cards around. I call them pre-fab because they’re prefabricated and ready to go. And they’re pretty fabulous, too. Here are some birthday cards we have in our card archive right now, made by our designers and our design team members. They make for some fantastic inspiration, wouldn’t you say?!

Mega Birthday Class A’Peel StickersJumbo Damask Rose Class A’Peel StickersJumbo Circles Class A’Peel Stickers

Changito Tire Swing Rubber StampCircle Talk Birthday Perfectly Clear StampsJumbo Circles Class A’Peel Stickers

Birthday Brackets Perfectly Clear Stamps

Spanish Messages Perfectly Clear StampsHey There Cupcake Perfectly Clear StampsRic Rac Borders Class A’Peel Stickers

Bday Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps

Full Fluffles Rubber Stamp

Bday Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps

Text Chat Perfectly Clear Stamps


Birthday Chat Perfectly Clear Stamps

Happy Bee Day Perfectly Clear Stamps

Check out the birthday cards in the Stampendous Flickr group, too!

And if you have any of your own birthday cards you’d like to share, add a link in the comment section below!

Every Stampendous Product You’ve Ever Wanted Now Available Online!

You asked for it! Finally, all the terrific Stampendous images and accessories are available to you on our website!
That older image your friend has that you can’t find anywhere… IT’S HERE!
That cute stamp you saw in a magazine 9 months ago…IT’S HERE!
That fabulous glitter or exclusive embossing powder from Stampendous that you’ve been craving… IT’S HERE!

Everything you’ve been asking us about, writing us about, calling us about…it’s all at www.stampendous.com for you to look at, check out the details, and purchase for your very own!  The easiest way to find it on our website is to Shop by Theme. Choosing this option allows you to find the products you’re looking for plus others which coordinate to help you create the project you have in mind. You can also use the fabulous Search function at the top of our Home page if you know the name of your product or its item number.

Here are a few of our favorites that are now available on our site:

SSC037 Fluffles the Cat Pefectly Clear Stamp Set
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
F083 Hummingbird Flight
R102 At the Altar
AC924 Formal Gown Class A'Peel Stickers


Remember, your order on our website is actually filled and shipped by your local stamp, scrapbooking, gift or craft store, so you’re supporting local retailers when you shop our site. Because of this, you can also visit your local store and have them order the items for you and avoid shipping charges. Or, simply choose “in-store pick up” as your shipping method at check out to pick the item up at your neighborhood retailer.

Finally, now is the best time to sign up for our convenient Wish List feature! You can keep a list of everything you want right on our website to purchase from as your budget allows. Plus, nothing will be removed from your list until you remove it. This means you can use this list to keep track of what you already have! Or you can use it to keep the details of items you order frequently like Glitzy Glitter and Fuzzy Fun Flock so that you don’t have to search for them when you need to reorder.

We’ve added thousands of items this week, so they won’t appear in the “What’s New” category. We’ll reserve that for things that are actually “new” so you’ll know which those are. If you have any questions about our site or how to use it, feel free to email us at askus@stampendous.com and we’ll get right back to you with the answers you need! And thanks for shopping at www.stampendous.com

Father’s Day Card Ideas

Father’s Day is coming soon, and we have some cool Daddy Robots to share! Why not get your Robots (SSC1032 Spotz Botz) doing “Dad” things? Our Robots can play soccer, baseball, basketball, football and golf with our (SSC135 For Him) Perfectly Clear™ Set. They can also wear a tie, go fishing, paint the fence or just celebrate their special day with a balloon bouquet. Daddy Robot could also be a musician (like lots of Daddy’s we know) and play the guitar from our (SSC679 Rock Out) Perfectly Clear™ Set. So get your Botz off the couch and get stampin’!!! Your Daddy will be proud.

Dad’s appreciate Painting with Powder, too. And wine…so make your Dad a grape vineyard card for Father’s Day and tie it to a nice bottle of wine. This card uses M236 Grape Scene Stamp, EK06 Merlot Embossing Powder Kit and R113 Floral Dream Stamp.

Stamp a Changito image inside a line-up of ties to personalize your Father’s Day card for your Monkey-lovin’ Dad. Just stamp the tie image from the SSC192 Thanks Dad Perfectly Clear Stamp Set on a piece of post-it note paper and cut the inside shape of the tie out. Then cover your stamped tie image with the mask, and then stamp V175 Changito Piggyback (or CRV175 Cling Rubber) over the area where you want the image to show up. It’s a designer tie! Just what your Dad wants for Father’s Day- one that he doesn’t have to wear.

Our BIGGEST Online Give Away Ever!

This past week has been so exciting!! For those of you who are Stampendous fans on Facebook know that we are having a HUGE giveaway!! All you have to do is become a Fan of our Stampendous page and leave a comment or a photo of a card (using our products), sometime before May 26, 2010. Easy, right? Then you’ll be entered in to win over $200 in Stampendous goodies including wood stamps, cling stamps, clear stamps, embossing powder, glitter and MORE!

Find us on Facebook by clicking here or signing into your Facebook account, then searching “Stampendous”. We are the first search result under “Pages”.

The rules for the contest can be found here.

Another bit of exciting news… we have begun a group on Flickr. If you haven’t heard of Flickr before, it’s a photo hosting website where you can share your photos, view and comment on other people’s photos. We think this is the perfect way to see what other stampers and card makers are creating while getting inspired at the same time! Plus, it doesn’t hurt to show off all the cute cards you’ve made!!

You can add and view cards on the Stampendous Pool here.

Saturday Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to Week 5 of the Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge! We’ve been so impressed with the entries we’ve received, keep playing for a chance to win more prizes!!

This week our Design Team member Wendy P has created a fun sketch for you! She also realized that it was her week to create the sketch for Paper Craft Planet, so we’re teaming up with PCP to challenge you to some masking this week!

We’ve updated our Tips and Techniques section to include a simple masking lesson. This easy technique allows you to add a 3D look to your stamped art by making one object appear to be in front of another. Here are the simple directions: http://www.stampendous.com/Tips+%26+Techniques/?c=2#5

Wendy is posting a photo tutorial for masking on her blog this week as well at: http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Here’s her super cute masked card and the Paper Craft Planet sketch! We’re giving a prize away over on PCP for the sketch challenge, too!

So, REMEMBER – Our challenge this week is Masking, Paper Craft Planet’s Challenge is the sketch above which includes masking, and YES you can win prizes in BOTH challenges!

Speaking of prizes, here are last Saturday’s winners who used Rachel’s sketch to make these amazing creations!

Congratulations to Barb of Barbs Best Creations! We’re bananas for her Changito card!

And congrats to Deloris! This card is super fun! You can check out other cards she’s made on Flickr

Saturday Card Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge host is the lovely Stampendous Design Team member, Pam. Here’s the sketch she came up with:

Welcome to our third Stampendous Design/Sketch Challenge. Last week Jennifer D. came up with a great sketch! We received lots of stupendous submissions!! The Stampendous staff had a tough time voting, because they were all so creative!

Congratulations to the two winners, Gini and Krissy! Here are their cards:


We will be sending them a fun Stampendous surprise in the mail! You could be one of the lucky winners this week! So get out your stash and make something beautiful with Stampendous products. Post your creation to your blog, website, or in any public forum like Paper Craft Planet.com, Splitcoast Stampers.com, Stamp Shack.com or others. Copy the link to your card and paste it into the comment section of this blog post. Don’t worry if you try and post a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately! We post them on Monday :) Find out more information by clicking on the “Sketch Challenge Rules” link at the top of this blog.

We can’t wait to see what you create with our products! You may use any other products that you like to complete your project! If you need a little inspiration, check out Pam’s and Jenn’s takes on the sketch:

Happy Stamping!!

Christi’s Recipe Cards

One of our newest favorite stampers, Christi, posted on her “Blessings On Paper” blog a couple of fabulous recipe cards, and one using a Stampendous stamp. We think her projects are so cute that we could just eat them up! And we really can’t wait to try the recipes! Giving handstamped recipe cards is one of the cutest gift ideas we’ve seen for Christmas or any time. Here’s hoping your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun food and stamping!

Monkey Bread Recipe Card

Stampendous Products Used:

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Halloween, Part 2

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Our first card is by Jamie M. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://www.stampthis.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F147 Fluffles Broomstick Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (Also offered as a cling stamp CRF147 Fluffles Broomstick Cling Rubber Stamp)
  • B092 Simple Halloween Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • AC627HSV Dot Sparklers in Violet Holograph with Gold Edge
    (to find any of these products, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our second card is by Lisa Z. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://shabbychickjunk.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V142 Pumpkin Plaque Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our third card is by Lynn P. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://thequeensscene.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • H240 Max & Pumpkins Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our fourth card is by MaryJo M. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.monkeyscrapbooks.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V159 Fluffles Ghostie Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRV169 Fluffles Ghostie Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find this stamp ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

StephanieJ_WitchShoes_cardbyStephanieJ_WitchShoes

Our fifth card is by Stephanie J. You can find her creative cards on her website http://papercrafterthoughts.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • M164 Witch Shoes Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRM164 Witch Shoes Cling Stamp)
    (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Sue N_Bugs_cardbySue N_Bugs

Our sixth card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • C181 Bugs & Hisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CR181 Bugs & Hisses Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find this stamps ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Sue N_Fluffles Ghost_carbySue N_Fluffles Ghost

Our seventh card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V159 Fluffles Ghostie Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRV169 Fluffles Ghostie Cling Rubber Stamp)
  • C181 Bugs & Hisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CR181 Bugs & Hisses Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find any of these stamps, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Sue N_mummy_cardbySue N_mummy

Our eighth card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F192 Changito Mummy Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (aslo offered as a cling stamp CRF192 Changito Mummy Cling Stamp)
  • SSC122 Spooky Halloween Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
    (to find any of these stamps, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

TerriD_Shoe_cardbyTerriD_Shoe

Our last card is by Terri D. You can find her cards on her website http://simplypaperandstamps.blogspot.com/. This stamp is normally used for wedding cards, but in this case Terri repurposed it for her Halloween cards. To create this card, you can place a piece of scotch tape over the sentiment on the rubber stamp which says “Wedding Belle Shoes”. Next, ink the stamp and then remove the tape. When you stamp the image, only the shoe, or the areas which are inked, will show up on your paper.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • Q125 Wedding Belle Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Halloween, Part 1

It’s scary how quickly Halloween is creeping around the corner! So we’ve round-up a great group of our favorite cards from stamp bloggers!

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Sue N_Flufles

Our first card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V159 Fluffles Ghostie Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • H259 Fluffles Brew Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • F194 Fluffles Muskateer Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • L225 Fluffles Vamp Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • C166 Trick or Treat Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • C181 Bugs and Kisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • A133 Candy Corn Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
    (to find any of these stamps, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

LoriT_Bat Pail_CardbyLoriT_Bat Pail

Our next project is by Lori T. You can find this pail on her blog http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stickers Used:

Sue N_Stretchy Spooks_cardbySue N_Stretchy Spooks

Our third card is by Sue N. You can find this card on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

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MaryJo_FlufflesWitch

Our fourth card is by Mary Jo M. You can find this card on her blog http://www.monkeyscrapbooks.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F147 Fluffles Brookstick Woodmounted Rubber Stamp or in cling CRF147 Fluffles Broomstick Cling™ Rubber Stamp (to find these stamps ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

StephanieJ_Mummy_cardbyStephanieJ_Mummy

And our fifth card is by Stephanie J. You can find her other cute cards on her blog http://papercrafterthoughts.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F192 Changito Mummy Woodmounted Rubber Stamp or in cling (CRF192 Changito Mummy Cling™ Rubber Stamp)
  • C181 Bugs & Hisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp or in cling (CRC181 Bugs & Hisses Cling™ Rubber Stamp)
    (to find these stamps ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Back to Basics Stamping Techniques

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Stampendous is proud and excited to announce a wonderful new partnership! We’re joining with Paper Craft Planet, Tsukineko, and Creative Impressions to offer an incredible 12 week series of tutorials on Back to Basics Stamping Techniques. This is the perfect opportunity to get reluctant friends stamping, to learn tips and techniques from our own Laura Weed, a stamping veteran of 29 years, and to learn new techniques and twists on old ones.  Plus join us for…

PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES  –  PRIZES

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Each week we’ll have a design challenge and one lucky winner will win ALL THE PRODUCTS USED IN THAT WEEK’S LESSON! Wow!!! Prize packages retailing for up to $100!

Here is the link to sign up for the class:
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/backtobasicswithstampendous

Plus, something for everyone! If you post this announcement with the link on your blog, send us the link along with your name and address, and we’ll send you an exclusive, adorable, Changito mouse pad for your desk! You can send these to submissions@stampendous.com