Inspiring Angels Friday

We have a few more inspirational stamps with a focus on heavenly attendants, though not traditional images of angels they remind us of the Christmas story.

This House-Mouse Designs stamp, Angel Mice, is a cute reminder of the visiting angels in the fields. Kristine Reynolds created a card using this stamp that is so sweet with perfectly matched holly paper. Click the card image to take you instructions on how to create one of your own cards with this Angel Mice stamp.

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House-Mouse Designs Angel Mice Wood Mount Stamp
Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds

A classic Christmas Carol this stamp by the same name is the essence of the quiet night the angels came.  Debi Hammons created the majestic quiet moment in her metallic and embossed card. There are easy instructions for this beautiful card on our website here.

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Silent Night Wood Mount Stamp
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Silent Night Card by Debi Hammons

Another classic carol enveloped in a stylish Dove symbol, this image shares the message of the birth of Jesus.  Our beautiful sample is made by Jamie Martin who used a simple technique for decorating the card base. Check out the instructions on our website to find out how she made it.

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Dove Music Card by Jamie Martin

Our ever talented design team have shared so many wonderful projects week after week and we are so thankful for their time and creativity. Here are a few more awesome designer samples to wrap up our inspirational week.

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson (Wednesday Post)

 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Everyone here at Stampendous wishes you a Merry Christmas!

We wish you good tidings and joy on this special day. You, our fans, mean so much to us and keep us striving to bring you the best Stampendous Impressions. We appreciate the time you take commenting on our posts and visiting our designer’s blogs giving us encouraging words, so

Thank you! We couldn’t be successful without your visits to our blog.

 

Manger Family by Janelle Stollfus
Manger Family by Janelle Stollfus

Celebrating Christmas

The focus on our inspiration week directs us to the sacred Christmas stamps from our Inspiration collection. The beautiful nativity and manger scene stamps are great for creating ornaments, greeting cards and decor for the holidays. They are also perfect to add on Christmas Program scrapbook pages, too.

Manger Family Stamp (shown in Wood Mount)
Manger Family Stamp (shown in Wood Mount)

This first beautiful card of the Holy Family is by Jennifer Dove who colored this Manger Family with a spotlight on the Holy Child.

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Manger Family by Jennifer Dove

A gorgeously colored card by Asia King frames the Manger Family stamp so beautifully it must be a decoration on someone’s mantle. It’s just beautiful!

Manger Family decor by Asia King
Manger Family Card by Asia King

Here is a beautiful silhouette stamp perfect for any holiday project with the solid image that is great partnered with our Embossing Enamels.

Manger Scene Stamp (Shown in Wood Mount)
Manger Scene Stamp (Shown in Wood Mount)

A stunning CAS card by Lynn Mercurio with a shadow box style vignette on the Holy Family scene keeps the focus on this precious stamp.

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Manger Scene Card by Lynn Mercurio

We also have a perfect stamp for sharing the Nativity with children and young teens.

Barnyard Nativity (shown in Wood Mount)
Barnyard Nativity (shown in Wood Mount)

A cute image delightfully colored by Kristine Reynolds on her card. This project with instructions can be seen on our website here. It’s a beautiful card!

Barnyard Nativity Card by Kristine Reynolds
Barnyard Nativity Card by Kristine Reynolds

These are a few of the wonderful stamps for celebrating Christmas and the reason for the season. We hope you’ve enjoyed the focus as well as going to our designers who are sharing  some of their inspirational projects. Enjoy!


Pam Hornschu
(Tuesday Post)

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Asia King

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

 

Inspirational Words

Our Christmas sentiments can be the inspiration for creating some treasured projects and cards. It’s easy to create by pairing them with one of our Christmas image stamps to complete your design. Here are a few ways our designs work together for a great finished card design.

The Unto Us verse with a drop letter can hold it’s own attention and still complements our Christmas images well.

Unto You Stamp
Unto You Stamp
Manger Family Card by Debi Hammons
Manger Family Card by Debi Hammons

Tis the Season has so many wonderful sayings for Christmas that can be used on the outside and inside of the card.

Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Tis The Season by Debi Hammons
Tis The Season by Debi Hammons

Here’s a solid designed card with Jesus Season and Manger Scene stamps using embossing powders to create some shimmer.

Jesus Season Stamp
Jesus Season Stamp
Jesus Season Manger by Debi Hammons
Jesus Season Manger by Debi Hammons

This sentiment only card coupled with a filigree of rhinestones and a few textural touches make a striking Christmas card.

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Precious Bundle Stamp
Precious Bundle Card by Kristine Reynolds
Precious Bundle Card by Kristine Reynolds

The Believe Christmas sentiment shines alongside stamped snowflakes with a sponged background.

Believe Christmas Stamp
Believe Christmas Stamp
Believe Christmas Snowflake By Janelle Stollfus
Believe Christmas Snowflake By Janelle Stollfus

Here are more inspirational projects to enjoy from some of our designers posting on their blogs.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

 

Want to doodle a PenPattern Snowman?

These PenPattern stamps for the holidays are a great way to sneak in some hand-eye coordination with your children over the holidays. The pattern is already started in the stamp image and the challenge is to repeat them in the rest of the snowman. The children aren’t the only ones that can have fun. Join in with them and doodle to de-stress!

You’ve seen our PenPattern Gift, PenPattern Moose and PenPattern Penguin this week and now it’s time for PenPattern Snowman.

PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp
PenPattern Snowman Wood Mount Stamp

Design team alumni, Krissy Fossmeyer, created this fun colored Snowman for a quick holiday card project a sparkly bed of snow at the foot of the snowman. See how she made it HERE.

PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer
PenPattern Snowman Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

PenPattern Penguin is back today on a card by Wendy Price with instructions right HERE. Look at how adorable this image is with just a little bit of color.

PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price
PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price

We have more inspiration for you before the weekend begins, just check out the delightful projects from our designers.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

This week’s designer projects can be seen on our PenPatterns Board. You’ll never miss a new entry when you Follow us on Pinterest.

Tongue Twister Thursday

Here’s our tongue twister for the day, PenPattern Penguin. As fun as it is to say it, we think it’s even more fun to see! Yes, this PenPattern Penguin is adorable and just waiting for a doodle or a color.

PenPattern Penguin Wood Mount Stamp
PenPattern Penguin Wood Mount Stamp

This beautiful PenPattern Penguin card designed by Jennifer Dove with her trained coloring eye has brought this image to life. She’s provided simple instructions HERE to complete one of your own cards.

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PenPattern Penguin Card by Jennifer Dove

These PenPattern images are a fun way to create a quick project sized just right for a card. We love the projects that what our design team has created and we know you will, too.

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!

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PenPattern Gift Wood Mount Stamp

 

Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford
PenPattern Gift by Tobi Crawford

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Doodle of a Holiday!

Welcome to another full week of fun PenPattern designs with the holidays in mind!

Our PenPattern collection has enough doodles designed into them to color and go, and they also have clear spaces to create your own doodling. If you want to add doodles but find it difficult, stamp using one of our complementing PenPattern Background style stamps. Today our focus is on this adorable PenPattern Moose in the act of balancing his gift-giving load.

PenPattern Moose Wood Mount

Krissy Fossmeyer has a great holiday coloring of PenPattern Moose and she has instructions on how she made it here.

PenPattern Moose by Krissy Fossmeyer

If you’d like to see how these PenPattern designs work here’s a short video.

We have a couple of designers who want to share their moose projects with you today!

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

 

Stampendous and Core’dinations Mini Holiday Hop

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Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!!  Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!


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We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.

But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Core’dinations Blog

Stampendous Classic Christmas

It’s been wonderful to walk through our vintage images and share so many wonderful samples from our designers with you. These fantastic stamps are great for making a vintage looking project in no time and or be ready to mail out those classic style Christmas cards in a jiffy.

Now here’s a sweet little vintage style Owl Ornament tied to a pine bough. Jamie has colored this image so nicely that it steals the show on her card. She’s written up instructions and you can find it on our website under the Projects section. I remember one or two of these on the family tree when I was growing up, don’t you?

Owl Ornament by Jamie Martin
Owl Ornament by Jamie Martin

Here we have Kristine’s polar express line card using Train Postcard. It looks completely wintry and fun with Frantage delicately around the frame! This card also has instructions here. In fact you can find many more projects for our Christmas theme images on our website!

Train Postcard by Kristine Reynolds
Train Postcard by Kristine Reynolds

Suzanne can make powerful imagery when she mixes stamping and embossing powder. Her Vintage Couple card. Just click on the image and it will take you off to instruction land so you can see how she did it.

Vintage Couple by Suzanne Czosek
Vintage Couple by Suzanne Czosek

 

We thought our Mini Hop with Core’dinations was starting today, but we would be jumping the start line if we did. Our fantastic collaboration will begin next week and our team will be also be hopping with a new exciting partner! Figured out who it is? Come back on Monday to find out!

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