Snow Many Friends, Snow Much Time

It has been a great week of building new fantastic projects with our design team using the Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Set and the ideas are still coming like this project from the archives by Jennifer Dove.

This is the sweetest pendant using the three faces from Build A Snowman set. Click on the picture or caption to find out how Jennifer made this beauty.

Snowman Ornament by Rhea Weigand
Snowman Pendant by Jennifer Dove

The Build A Snowman stamp set combines well with our other snowman stamps to create a countryside dotted with our snow buddies. Here are a few stamps linked to their spot on our store and a great project to inspire.

These snowman friends are bundled up for winter! Send a snowy holiday greeting this Christmas with these buddies, or embellish your favorite Winter scrapbook page.

CRP235 Cling Snowman Friends Stamp with card sample by Monika Thomas
CRP235 Cling Snowman Friends Stamp with Snowman Friends by Monika Thomas

A sweet snowman cradles a little bird in a Winter wonderland. A charming image for scrapbook pages and Christmas, Holiday or Season’s Greetings.

CRM318 Cling Country Snowman Stamp with sample by Wendy Price
CRM318 Cling Country Snowman Stamp with Country Snowman by Wendy Price

 

This cozy snowman is putting on a winter hat to keep warm! Send warm holiday wishes and a Merry Christmas to your friends and family.

CRV301 Snowman Warm Ears Stamp with sample by Lea Kimmel Fritts
CRV301 Snowman Warm Ears Stamp with Snowman Warm Ears by Lea Kimmel Fritts

 

There is still more for our Friday finale! Our designers have fantastic projects to share today and we can’t wait to see what they did. Do you wanna build a snowman now?

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

We hope you’ve enjoyed our fun theme this week we sure have had fun building snowmen with you. Did you miss out some of the projects? Hop back to Monday where we show our snowman-building stamp set, Wednesday with plenty of glittery ways to create snow and snowflakes, and Thursday on some snow play with  Dreamweaver Stencils.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to sharing more of our new holiday stamps from our July 2015 catalog!

Gathering All Snowflakes

At Stampendous we believe it’s not a finished project unless it sparkles and this week’s Build a Snowman theme is the perfect companion for our snowy Essentials products. Be on the lookout for projects made with these products while you are hopping around our design teams blogs.  If you missed seeing projects earlier this week then hop on over to Monday’s post.

Our newest release in July has a 3-D embossing powder with the essence of snow captured because it sparkles and when heated it turns puffy like snow!

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EP525 Sparkle Puff 3-D Embossing Powder

It’s such a fantastic way to create large puffy snowflakes! Here’s a card by Laura Drahozal that uses Snowflake Sky Background stamp with Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder and our beautiful Antler Snowflake Stencil covered with Crystal Glitter as the main focus. You can check our her project on our website for all the details.

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Antler Snowflake by Laura Drahozal

We have three ways to mix up some snow for your projects! Create a blue wintry affect that is all aglitter. The Frantage Winter Micro Glitter Kit will work with any adhesive and great with our Sticky Panels adhesive sheets.  Build up some fantastic snow drifts with the encrusted jewel technique using our all white embossing enamels and essentials kit of the same name. If it is easy you need then Spoonful of Snow with it’s premix of enamels, glitter and shaved ice are the product for you! Three fabulous snow building kits ready for your snow card or scrapbook page.

Our designers have been building up snowman projects with glitter, enamels and more for this week, so let’s go check what they have for us today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

Come on, let’s play!  It seems like we haven’t seen our snow buddies in a while so we thought it would be a great time to create with them again.  Build A Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Set is our winter buddies building kit when snow isn’t in the weather forecast, so let’s have fun building a few snowmen to get a jump on a few winter card and scrapbook projects. The design team has their mittens on and shaping up some snowball creations for this week and we can’t wait for the fun to begin.

 

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Create a winter wonderland with oodles of different snowman and snowflakes in this set for great little scene stamp. Here’s a fun trio of buddies made by alumni Cyndi Bundy. Aren’t those the cutest snowmen?

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Build A Snowman by Cyndi Bundy

 

It’s going to be a fun week more of these of stamping a few snowballs figures and creating our own winter buddies. Let’s have some fun in the snow! Hop on over and take a look at these designers glacial projects and leave them a little comment love while your there!

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

We’ll be back on Wednesday with ways to accessorize these snow buddies, or snowmen, for their wintry debut.

Dreamweaver Thursday: ‘SNOW Wonder We Love Embossing Paste!

What a fabulous week this has been, sharing our love of Dreamweaver by Stampendous Embossing Pastes with all of YOU! Today our expert Dreamweaver gals are showing off with some amazing creations featuring this fabulous product. But first, we’d like to share this project/tutorial as a bonus:

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A wintery work of heart for someone special.

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(Supplies: Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste, Season of Joy Stencil, Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter, palette knife, Paste Spreader, Beacon Adhesive’s® Fast Finish™ and FabriTac™, white and aqua acrylic paints, brush, May Arts® Iridescent Ribbon, slate plaque, music sheet, removable tape)

Here are the steps:

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1. Brush apply Beacon Adhesive’s Fast Finish Decoupage over surface of slate plaque. Place torn music sheet on wet surface, and brush more over the top. Let dry. Dry brush aqua paint over surface, and let dry again.
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2. Tape stencil on all four sides to plaque. Apply paste to Spreader with palette knife, and pull across stencil design. Fill in gaps with dabs of paste. Pull spreader across again removing excess paste. Remove tape, and stencil. Clean stencil and spreader immediately.
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3. Pour Crystal glitter over wet paste. Pour excess glitter back into container. Let paste and glitter dry.
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4. Dab paste “snowbank” along the bottom of plaque, using palette knife. Sprinkle with glitter, and let dry overnight.
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5. Trim back of decorative pine to lay flat. Dab white paint on tree, and sprinkle with glitter. Wrap torn and dry-brushed strip of music around tree, and adhere to plaque.
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6. Add a yummy ribbon bow and a paste and glitter dabbed pinecone to finish off this fun decor gift for YOUR special someone!
Check out more pasty perfection from our talented team:

Pam Hornschu (DW)

 

Let’s Get Our Crackle On

Welcome back to our Playing with Paste week here on our blog. There is a fabulous crackle embossing paste featured in our tutorial today that will have your mojo stirring up projects to make and there are also some great projects posted by some of our design team that you won’t want to miss. Take the links below to see their projects now then come back to see the tutorial with a crackling effect!

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

This great tutorial originally posted on the Paper Craft Planet blog by alumni design team member Cyndi Bundy and we’re happy to bring it to this week of special how-to’s with embossing paste. The tutorial includes all the materials and instructions to make the completed card from Cyndi’s project, however to create the crackle technique the first seven steps can be followed along with supplies marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below.
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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Tape Mittens stencil down on all 4 sides making sure to start with the top so you will have a hinge.
  2. Apply the Matte Black Embossing Paste using the Paste Spreader.  (The first layer will be the color that peeks through the crackle so a darker shade gives a nice contrast.)
  3. Scrape off the excess paste from around the edges and return it to container, cleaning rim before tightly putting on the lid.

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  1. Remove tape working backwards.  Remove stencil using the tape hinge technique.  Let this layer dry thoroughly.

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  1. Clean your stencil in water with soft brush and dry then reapply the stencil over the first layer of paste.  Line it up almost perfectly, but at a slight diagonal.  This will allow for the stencil to sit on top of the paste and the bridges of the stencil will have a higher surface to lie on.

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  1. Tape down stencil and apply crackle paste.
  2. Remove tape and clean the stencil. Allow the paste to dry.  And then magic happens; the crackles will appear when it dries!


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At this point you can leave the crackle paste as is for a matte white finish or add color and shine with the following steps.

  1. Apply ink with sponge applicator to crackle paste until desired look is achieved. Ink can be applied through a cleaned stencil (as shown) or without the stencil for a distressed look.
  2. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over wet ink, tap off the excess returning to container and heat being careful to stop before the stenciled paste starts to bubble.

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  1. Glue finished stenciling onto cardstock mat and adhere to cardstock base.
  2. Place sentiment from Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set onto acrylic stamp handle and stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark Watermark ink.
  3. Emboss with Chinese Red embossing powder. Trim and fold to look like banner.
  4. Adhere sentiment onto card base.

The finished effect creates an amazing project, just think of all the possibilities for decor and gifts with this technique. See you tomorrow for more great projects and another video tutorial.

Pretty Poinsettia Mice

Hello and happy Friday afternoon. There have been so many great pretty poinsettia projects this week that we’re sure you have some new inspiration for your holiday projects.

Here’s a round-up of the week and access to the blog post for details are included so you can hop on over for review.  We introduced Cling Create A Poinsettia Stamp Set  on Monday and Tuesday with the coordinating Create A Poinsettia Die Cut Set and a great video from Fran with tips and techniques. Wednesday was scrapbooking day for a great use of your Stampendous stamps with memories in an economical way.

There are some fabulous stencils in our Dreamweaver Stencils Christmas section that we peeked at on Thursday with a step photo on how to combine stencils into a DIY ornament card. Today we are adding some of those sweet little mice from House-Mouse Designs to the inspiration palette.

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HMR41 Poinsettia Candle Wood Mount Stamp

Amanda and Mudpie share a solemn moment atop a Christmas poinsettia in this HMR41 Poinsettia Candle Rubber Stamp. The card below is done with colored pencils and all sorts of fun circles die cut, punched and embossed with our DWLX7029 Spiral Dots Stencil. The added sentiment from the new SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set pulls it all together.

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House-Mouse® Poinsettia Candle card by Janelle Stollfus

We hope you enjoyed our selection of poinsettia images and all the inspiration you’ve seen this week. There are even more design team blogs who are awaiting your arrival with more inspiring projects. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you here next week with tons of ideas to use our Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lyn Bernatovich

Poinsettia Perfection with Dreamweaver

We have a treat for you today in case you missed this on Tuesday…Louise Healy has shared a wonderful step-by-step tutorial on her blog following this week’s poinsettia theme, and it is perfect to reshare with you for Dreamweaver Thursday! Check out this gorgeous creation:

louise_poinsettiaornamentHere is a teaser of the process, but you’ll have to check out the complete post HERE for all the details:

Louise_poinsettiaornamentstepAnd here’s a few of the products you’ll need:

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( DWLG674) Oval Ornament Stencil
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(DWLL469) Three Christmas Icons

 

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(DWLL332) Picasso Tool
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(DWNHBSET) Natural Handle Brush Set

For more poinsettia perfection,  be sure to visit the rest of our posters for today:

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

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.

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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.

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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!
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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