House-Mouse Designs for Holiday Inspiration

The House-Mouse and Friends Design Challenge Blog offers challenges every two weeks to keep you playing with your House-Mouse, Gruffies, and Happy Hoppers stamp images. If you create a card for the challenge and post it anywhere online, you can enter to win a great prize. To check out their bi-weekly challenges, visit the HMFCB Site.

The current challenge is Christmas (or Anything Goes), and we were so excited to see all of the HMFCB teamies using new images from the Stampendous House-Mouse Designs® collection! The blog has lots of inspiration, as well, for your own Holiday greetings featuring the House-Mouse characters. Plus, our own Design Team has been sharing with these fun friends, and you can find their posts here –

Kathi Rerek

Kathi Rerek HMD Card

Alison Heikkila

Alison H HMD Card

Jamie Martin

You can find the newest House-Mouse Designs images in our July 2020 Catalog, available online by clicking on the image below.

Happy Holiday Cards from Mini-Masterpieces

Lesson 125 video

Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.

The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.

Winter Pals Stamp Set

We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.

 

So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!

The Party Just Keeps Going!

Virtual Catalog Party Banner

The second round of the Stampendous Virtual Catalog Party is happening at your local stamping, scrapbooking, or craft store.

Each participating store, find one by clicking the image above, will be giving away a great prize package, a $40 retail value, of our Gift Card Wallet Die Set and our Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamps set. Super fun products that can help you make gift card holders, coupon books, and treats for all occasions. Here are just some projects we’ve made with this cute set!

 

We know you’ll love it, and once you start playing, you can’t stop!!

Today our Design Team is sharing some fun projects as well. Go take a look and keep making your wish list!! Your orders are due to your store by Monday, August 31. Be sure to contact your store to make sure they’re playing along, or find one that is on our Participating Stores Page

 

Kathi Rerek

 

And your store is sharing one of Fran’s great videos, too!

Gnomes and Friends Dies Video

 

There’s Gnomebody Like You!

Gnome Dies Banner

At Stampendous we’re wild about Gnomes, and our new Gnomes and Friends Die set is so much fun, we can’t stop playing with it!

The sweet set includes everything you need to make large gnomes, small gnomes, girl gnomes, boy gnomes, and a whole woodland of friends and accessories for them to enjoy. There are an incredible 27 pieces in this set, and so many of them can be used with our other great die sets like Snowmen Melt and Truck Load. And, of course, all the gnomes and their friends fit in our new Dome Jar Shaker Die Set for even more fun!

gnomes and Friends Die Set

Fran has been having a lot of fun creating cards with these sweet dies! Check out her video on how to use them here –

And take a look at these terrific cards. You can click on each one to see it larger.

 

The Stampendous Design Team also been playing with the Gnomes and Friends Die Set! Take a look at their great projects and go leave them some love! We’d really appreciate your sharing these with your friends, too! Thanks!!

 

Kathi Rerek

 

Stampendous July Release – Tips and Tricks

July New Product Banner

Our retail stores had a great time with the Stampendous Virtual Catalog Party. They’ll each be doing their own prize drawing, so check with your store to see how that will be done.

If you’d still like to place an order, you can find the list of Participating Stores on our website.

Or check with a store near you by finding one on our Store Locator. Many of them were offering discounts and other prize drawings in addition to the one provided by Stampendous!

During the party, we let our stores premiere many of our newest YouTube videos with the hottest tips and tricks for our new July 2020 Release products. We’ve made those videos public now, so you can see all of Fran’s great ideas for combining and using our wonderful new dies and stamps!

Check out the Playlist here – July New Products Video Playlist

And check out this great new samples from our Design Team –

Alison Heikkila

 

Poinsettia Season! Join us for National Watercolor Month!

Poinsettia season banner

Hello, Everyone! We hope you’re well and staying safe. What a great time for relaxing and doing some crafting. July is even National Watercolor Month!

This week on Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series, she’s sharing with the Poinsettia Season Perfectly Clear Stamps to create tons of gorgeous masterpieces perfect for Christmas cards or seasonal greetings. Why not grab your watercolors and paint along?! There are so many ideas here, be sure to check out the completed card gallery at the end of the video.

Here’s the stamp set. So pretty with holly and a gorgeous poinsettia, plus lots of great Holiday greetings!

Poinsettia Season Perfectly Clear Stamps

And here’s Fran’s newest video!! Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe and click the little “thumbs up” to like the video. We’d love to read your comments as well. Hope you’ll try it!

Today is National Cocoa Day!

Sharing a Sip Cocoa Banner

National Cocoa Day is upon us! Oooh… so many sweet treats this month. Amanda, Maxwell, and Mudpie are enjoying a warm cup of cocoa with mini marshmallows under the Christmas tree. Do you enjoy a sweet cocoa now and then? Let us know how you take your hot chocolate – a hint of peppermint? add a cinnamon stick? lots of marshmallows? Leave a comment here for a chance to win our darling House-Mouse Designs® image Sharing a Sip in your choice of wood mounted or cling rubber. We’ll send three lucky winners a stamp to a U.S. Mailing Address (of course our Official Contest Rules apply).

Here’s a sweet card by our Design Team member Jamie Martin that you can create from the products on our website – (click on the picture for the details).

Sharing a Sip by Jamie Martin

Sharing a Sip by Jamie Martin

Speaking of cocoa, we also have our wonderful marshmallow snowman this year, soaking in his Cocoa Hot Tub! This cute card from Alison Heikkila is colored so beautifully.

Cocoa Hot Tub by Alison Heikkila
Cocoa Hot Tub by Alison Heikkila

And this card by Cards and Coffee Time’s Tina Smith is just stunning! (and really shows off the shaved ice she put in the shaker card background, too.)

 

Be sure to visit their blogs and leave them all some love!!

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Tina Smith

Kathi Rerek

Bunny Hoyle

Lorraine Aquilina

Plus this great sample from Jamie Martin from November!

And another one that Lorraine Aquilina made earlier.

Gnome Place like Home for the Holidays!

Fran has drawn some really delightful gnomes doing holiday things this year, and we are just loving them! We bet you’d love to win a set of Perfectly Clear Stamps featuring our Holiday Gnomes! Our usual Official Rules apply and you have to have a U.S. Mailing Address.

Look how cute they are!

SSC1324 Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1324 Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can see these great projects and more on our website.

The projects below can be seen at your local stamp store! They have all the products plus full color instruction sheets for these projects! You can click on the picture to find a store near you.

Stampendous Gnome Store Display Board

Our Design Team has been playing with these sweet gnomes. Be sure to go to their blogs and leave them some love. We’ll give away one set on our blog for comments left here, and they’ll each get to give away a set to a commenter on their blogs. Leave your comments before the end of the day Sunday, December 8!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Tina Smith (Cards and Coffee Time)

WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

WindowRama Photo frame Card Kits

Our brand new WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits are an easy and beautiful way to send a holiday or everyday greeting!

Simple to assemble, each package comes with enough pieces to make 8-3D diorama cards that stand for display and fold flat for mailing. Envelopes and a small stamp set of greetings are included. You can simply glue them together and add a photo or gift card in the pre-punched slots, or you can embellish them as much as your heart desires.

WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits are available in Christmas, Winter, Wedding, and Baby themed sets. Baby and Wedding are ideal for Everyday occasions as well. You’ll find them in your local stamping and scrapbooking store or on our website (where your orders are filled by a local, independent store!).

We’ve created a series of YouTube videos that will show you the basics of assembling these easy-to-use products, and they will give you some additional ideas for adding your own artistic flair if desired.

The Basics of the WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

Beyond the Basics – Christmas WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

Beyond the Basics – Winter WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kit

Wedding/Baby WindowRama Photo Frame Card Kits

 

Cool Penguin! Hot Winners!

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Hello Everyone, we hope your Holidays were fantastic. We’ve been working hard to launch our new January Catalog (the biggest one of the year) and to get ready for the industry’s biggest trade show Creativation!

But we didn’t forget that we left our penguins in their ugly sweaters waiting on the edge of their icebergs to see who won the contest!

First, the poll for top sweater designer! We’re glad we made you vote, because we could never have chosen just one of these sweaters. The winner, with 25 of the 76 votes (whew) was clear – Diane Williams – Her Take 2 Ugly Sweaters was the champ (we suspect it was the reindeer sweater that did it) – Here’s her original blog post if you want to visit the winner –

Diane Williams

So, Diane, send us your wish list for $50 in Stampendous products (might want to check out the new catalog below or our website to make sure what you want is currently available). (email submissions@stampendous.com)

We also have three sets of Cool Penguin stamps and dies that will go to U.S. winners that commented on the various blogs from us and the participating designers. Here they are (also email to give us your mailing address!):

Donna Ellis (From Sue Drees #3)

Karen Ladd (From Tina Smith’s Video)

Bunny (From Diane Williams’ post)

And a quick reminder – we dug through a lot of profiles to verify our winners have a U.S. mailing address. Adding at least your country to your blogger/google+/facebook/instagram/flickr/youtube profile, and to your comments, etc., would greatly increase your chances of winning.

Thank you so much for commenting and playing with us. We had a great time. There are still plenty of Winter weeks left in “sweater weather”, and we have lots of Cool Penguins in stock. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your next Christmas card. If you haven’t had enough sweaters, we discovered that Karen Hasheck’s link in our last post was incorrect (although it was correct in the polling area). Go check hers out!

If you made it this far, check out the new January Catalog. You’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming months. You can click on the picture to view as a flippy book on issuu.com, download as a pdf to your computer, or even print your own in color. You can order a hard copy for yourself on our website – HERE

Stampendous January 2019 Catalog
Stampendous January 2019 Catalog