It’s National Craft Month!

It’s all crafts all month! National Craft Month is here! We hope that you’ll take the opportunity this March to start a new craft, or finish up some old ones, or maybe even introduce a friend or loved one to a craft you enjoy!

Our own Fran Seiford had tons of fun recently crafting with her Mushroom Home and Cottage Home stamp and die sets! These little creations look so darling when you add them to your gardenscape for a party or event. They’re perfect for a patio or terrarium, or craft them of sturdier materials for normal outdoor use. Click to enlarge photos. Check out this VIDEO on YouTube to see how Fran made them.

Check out the blog of the Craft and Hobby Association daily to keep up on all the great ways to get your craft on this month and we’ll provide a weekly wrap up to all the crazy good ideas we see from our design team and the crafting community.

If you are playing along with CHA, they want to see what you make! Use the hashtags #WeAreCHA, #CRE8TIME and #NationalCraftMonth on social media as well as email them. Those details are available on their blog post today!

CHA Blog

And here are some of our favorite posts from this week and some old faves –

Nathalie Kalbach’s New Foam Stamps

Dreamweaver Stencils – Rockin’ the Flourish

Coloring Embossing Paste with Copic Markers


We Have New Andy Skinner’s Stamp Sets

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It’s a great new week here at Stampendous. We are still on the CHA show floor, we would love to have you stop by and say hi if you are there on the floor AND you can see Andy demonstrating his new stamps! He’ll be in our booth 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Andy Skinner Cling Rubber Stamp Sets L to R: ASCRS06 Cling Toxic, ASCRS04 Cling Curiosity and ASCRS05 Cling Shabby Chic

Andy’s three sets are mentioned over at his blog here with some great samples, if you aren’t able to see him demo at CHA.

See You at CHA!


Welcome to the CHA MEGA Show Blog Hop!
We are busy getting our new innovations ready to reveal at this CHA Show in January, but they’re still Top Secret for now. We can let you know that, of course, we are expanding our collections of House-Mouse Designs and Dreamweaver Stencils. Here are a couple selections from our favorites!
House-Mouse Designs® Gouda Wish Stamp

Violet Nap Combo
House-Mouse Designs® Violet Nap Stamp

January is our largest product release yet, and we can’t wait to share all the new goodies with you at our CHA booth in January!

As always with a blog hop there is a FANTASTIC prize! Click to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway

When you click the link their are just three entry options to win a Visa gift card prize.
  1. Leave a comment on our blog answering the question – “What is your favorite “can’t live without” craft supply or tool?”
  2. Tweet about the giveaway! Include #CHAshow hashtag and tweet about the CHA blog hop daily for extra entries!
  3. Answer a multiple-choice poll about how often you “cre8time” for crafting  for a double entry value!

Scrapbooking with Pretty Poinsettias

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re taking a quick look at our Cling Create A Poinsettia stamp to design terrific layouts for the holidays! This week is turning out some fantastic projects with this pointed leaf and we wouldn’t want to forget our scrapbooking peeps who love to use their Stampendous stamps on layouts.

This layouts is very festive and quick with large amounts of journal space.

Create a Poinsettia Red Scrapbook Page by Fran Seiford
For a mixed media style layout use the Creative Palette Rounds Monoprinting Plate to create the layout. Make a few prints of red and die cut them out with Create A Poinsettia Die Cut Set for a three-dimensional flower embellishment. All that’s left is to add is your fun memories to the page.

Rounds Poinsettia Die Scrapbook Page by Janelle Stollfus

More Christmas flower projects can be found on these designer’s blog today. Thanks for dropping by and leaving them a little comment love.

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Create A Poinsettia

Welcome back to another day of pretty poinsettias! We had a chance to see in video we posted yesterday all the possibilities using Create A Poinsettia Cling Stamp and Die Cut Set, but did you spot Fran’s great idea for keeping track of the parts of the free template included in the stamp package? How about her tip for lining up the dies onto the image for cutting quickly and efficiently every time? If not, stop by Monday’s blog post and see the video.

Today is a sneak peek at the products themselves before a little project treat or two as well. This gorgeous poinsettia flower arrangement is accompanied by a vintage style greeting for a great card or scrapbook page and yes holiday ornaments, too!

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CRS5081 Cling Create A Poinsettia Stamp Set

The coordinating die cut set will help layer the poinsettia flower into four sections, but really you can stamp and layer until it looks just they way you want. Just stamp out a few extra flowers from to create a beautiful three-dimensional effect with it.

DCS5081 Poinsettia Die Cut Set


One of the possibilities Fran shared in the video is to use thin chipboard cut with the dies to add stability to each flower layer and  then add a jump rings to attach beads and a hook or loop for a pretty ornament. Here’s her finished sample she started in the video and it turned out beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to hop on over and see the wonderful project from our designer today —

Louise Healy

Create Pretty Poinsettias

Happy Monday, friends! We have a fabulously floral week in store for you with Create A Poinsettia Stamp Set, coordinating  Poinsettia Die Cut Set,  and Chameleon Color Tone Pens along with other fine coloring tools to share this favorite holiday flower.

We’ll also be checking in at our booth during the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Paper Arts Plus Show. If you are attending the show stop by and see us in booth 402-406 to catch the new products and demos! You’ll be able to see this gorgeous card while you’re there, too!

Create A Poinsettia by Fran Seiford
Create A Poinsettia by Fran Seiford

For today we have a great video with Fran Seiford showing us easy and creative ways to use the Create A Poinsettia stamp and die cut products plus a few fabulous designer blogs to visit with even more poinsettia inspiration.

Decorative painter, Debbie Cole is joining our inspiration hop today along with our designer team and we are so excited to see what they’ve created!

Debbie Cole

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Layered Paper Bezels with Debbie Cole

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We’re still at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. The Wifi here is TERRIBLE, but we’re sending all the peeks we can when we get to the rare hotspots around the show area.  Thanks for your patience.

Our booth demonstrations have been going really well. We’re processing the videos from them as fast as we can. Hope you had a chance to see Debbie Cole’s brilliant new jewelry creations, but, in case you missed it, here’s a peek!

Layered Bezels and Pendants


We just love this idea! We have had lots of generous companies donate bezels for our jewelry creations featuring stamps and resin, but the ability to make our own bezels using our Pop-Up Die Set is just sooooo thrilling. And when you combine the gorgeous painting talent of Debbie Cole, well, you just get some stunning results. Here’s a closer look! (you can click on it to make it larger!)

Paper Bezel Necklaces by Debbie Cole
Paper Bezel Necklaces by Debbie Cole


CHA – Until Next Time

Well, we’ve just wrapped up 4-1/2 exhausting days of fun and creativity at CHA! We’re always so excited for the opportunity to show our newest products and ideas to our customers and designers from all over the world. Here’s a little peek at how our booth looked!

The center panel which showcases our newest product lines!
The center panel which showcases our newest product lines!
Towards the right end we were featuring our new Mixed Media products.
Towards the right end we were featuring our new Stack Art and  Mixed Media products.
This area showcases our various powders. Embossing Enamels, Glitters, Color Fragments, Mica, etc.
This area showcases our various powders. Embossing Enamels and Powders, Glitters, Glass Glitters, Color Fragments, Mica, etc.
To the left of the center we have our newest House-Mouse Designs images and other wood and cling stamps.
To the left of the center we have our newest House-Mouse Designs® images and other wood and cling stamps.


This left end panel shows just a handful of the gorgeous samples we get from our terrific Design Team
This left end panel shows just a handful of the gorgeous samples we get from our terrific Design Team. We put lots of them on boards for display.

Here’s a final look down the length of our booth.

We had a lovely, long space with lots of room to place orders and relax! Gorgeous!
We had a lovely, long space with lots of room to place orders and relax! Gorgeous!

Stay tuned as we bring you peeks at all the new goodies, samples, demos, etc! Too much fun!!!



NEW Products – CHA!

Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps by Stampendous
Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps by Stampendous

We’re so excited this week to be at CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show.

From Thursday, January 9 through Tuesday, January 14th we’re sharing with the craft and hobby trade our newest and most exciting products.

Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate

AND we’re sharing with you, our fans, of course! Our Instagram Feed and our Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler Feeds have been buzzing with our new product releases, and even our Pinterest page has been blessed with a few new goodies. Hopefully you’re joining us in the Social Media sphere and seeing all the fun!

Stack Art Kraftboard Kits
Stack Art Kraftboard Kits

Next week our Design Team will be sharing all the newest, coolest projects they’ve made with our new goodies, and we’ll keep sharing for the next several weeks! – But right now, back to the show! Check out how our day is going on the Social Feeds above!!

Gruffies® by House-Mouse Designs® - Wheel Bearrow Wood Mounted Stamp by Stampendous
Gruffies® by House-Mouse Designs® – Wheel Bearrow Wood Mounted Stamp by Stampendous