Mother’s Day Greetings from Stampendous!

Happy Mother's Day Everyday Chicks Card

Here at Stampendous we are all about Mothers. We know how hard being a mother can be, and how rewarding. We hope that you, and all your chicks, have a super happy Mother’s Day.
Craft together, laugh together, and just have a wonderful time!

If you’re up before the family, or just settling down with your second cup of coffee (or your second mimosa), here’s some fun with chicks to help you enjoy the day. Be sure to join us next week when we will be looking at our Sassy Silhouettes as they hit the City!

Chicks at Home

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Everyday Chicks are having fun at home today. It’s so easy to have the right number of kids, moms, dads, cousins, uncles, aunts, whatever you need for your special family when you play with our terrific chicks. Every occasion can include the whole gang!

The chicks are premium clear stamps with a set of coordinating dies right in the package. You can find them in your favorite store or on our website by clicking the picture below.  You can see that the set comes with three sizes of chicks and a ton of everyday and special occasion accessories. The dies are all attached in one big piece so that you can easily clip them apart for use. They do not line up with the stamps to cut in a big group, because every stamp is separate to save on paper. There are 25 stamps, each with its own die. The accessories die cut right on the edge of the image, but the chicks have a little space around them so they look fluffy. You can color outside the lines on your chicks to get that fluffy, feathery look.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies Set

Our very own Fran Seiford has made some super fun cards featuring our chicks. Click on each one to be taken to the project page on our website for step by step instructions and a full supply list.

Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seifor
Everyday Chicks Hello Hello by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Birthday by Fran Seiford

We’re giving away three sets of our Everyday Chicks this week as part of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Go check out our Monday Post for all the details and to comment on our great designer cards!

And we have more designers sharing today! Go take a look at how fun these chicks are in action!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

April Catalog – New Release Sneak Peek

April 2018 Catalog Sneak Peek

 

We’re excited to be releasing our newest stamps for Summer 2018 this week! You’ll find them live on our website Friday, March 30. Your local stamp store is placing their order right now, so do check with them on the availability of our newest goodies and be sure to let them know your favorites.

Our Design Team had so much fun with these images, they can’t wait to share with you this week in a little sneak peek! We want to share our favorites, too!

We’re super excited about bringing our Everyday Chicks back to you! This time they have matching dies and so do all their tiny little pieces. It’s a die-lover’s dream! We’ll be highlighting them April 2 – 6th, but we wanted to share a couple of fun samples we included in our April catalog for upcoming holidays.

CSD20 Everyday Chicks - Mother's Day by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks – Mother’s Day by Fran Seiford
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Father's Day by Fran Seiford.
CSD20 Everyday Chicks Father’s Day by Fran Seiford.

 

Let’s see what our Design Team has to share today:

Louise Healy

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Sneak Peek looks at our April Catalog!

 

 

Wishin’ You A Hoppy Easter

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Easter is coming up awful quickly, which means scurrying to get ready for the Easter Bunny, baskets, dyed eggs, chocolate candies, and jelly beans! And we don’t want you to forget to send out your last minute cards wishing friends and family a Happy Easter! We thought you would love our “Hoppy Easter” card with the silly Chicks dressing up as bunnies! They are so cute!!

Besides the card instructions, we have included our new Cling Rubber demonstration video. Hoppy card making!

Recipe for Hoppy Easter Card (card designed by Debi Hammons):

Stamps:

Ink:

Plus:

Instructions:

  1. Fold an 8 .5” X 5 .5” panel of Heather card stock in half to form card base.
  2. Cut out a 4″ X 5.25″ rectangle from the Pop Chart paper. Glue it to the folded Heather card stock. Take two of the Just the Edge ric rac strips of paper and adhere it to the Pop Chart paper.
  3. Cut out a 2.5″ X 3″ rectangle from the white card stock. Stamp the Chickie Hop on it. use your colored pencils to color the chicks, beaks, ears, and shadows. Then use the appropriate flocks on the chicks and ears.
  4. Cut out a 3.25″ X 2.75″ rectangle from the Heather paper. Glue the stamped chicks onto this rectangle. Now adhere the whole thing to the card with the sticky squares.
  5. Cut out a 3.5″ X 1″ rectangle from the white card stock. Stamp the Hoppy Wiches on it.
  6. Cut out a 3.75″ X 1.25″ rectangle and glue the stamped Hoppy Wishes onto it. Now adhere this to the card with the sticky squares.

We would love to see your versions of the Hoppy Easter card & we will post your submissions on our website and blog! Email photos to gennifer@stampendous.com

See you in the movies!!

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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!

Shape Shifting Funny Bunnies!

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Recipe for this card:

Stamps:

  • SSC1049 Funny Bunny Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
  • SSH46 Large Acrylic Handle
  • SSH38 Medium Rectangle Handle

Ink:

  • STF082 Onyx Black Versafine™ ink

Plus:

  • Bazzill Petalsoft card stock
  • Black and white card stock
  • Colored pencils

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!