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!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

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

 

Sweater Wrap Up! Time to Vote!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

So we haven’t forgotten, never you fear. The time to vote on sweaters is here! Our cute Cool Penguin has been sporting “ugly” sweaters by some of our favorite designers on their blogs and ours for the last couple weeks. Now it’s time to vote. Your comments on the blog posts will enter you in a drawing to win one of these cute sets. Your votes on the cards will determine which designer gets a cool $50 in Stampendous product.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

 

We had a couple more cute samples to share, so visit these blogs and leave a comment. Then come back and vote for your favorite. We’ve linked them all to a polling tool below and each choice includes the link so that, in case you didn’t write it down, you can remind yourself how cute they all were! Choose the one that you like best, ugly, cute, whatever your fancy.

New “ugly sweater” cards that we haven’t shared yet:

Sue Drees

Wendy Price

Karen Hasheck

Pam Sparks

Sue Drees #2

Tina Smith (video)

Sue Drees #3

Diane Williams

 

 

 

No Sweat, More Sweaters!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Our Ugly Sweater contest is fully underway and the designers have outdone themselves. We have another crop for you today. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. We’ll post the poll for you to vote at the end of the week. Meanwhile, keep commenting on the designers’ blogs for your chance to win.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of this week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a some really cool cards from Roxanne Russell. Former owner of one of our favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Addict, Roxanne is keeping her hand in crafting, we hope to lure her to blog-ville! You can comment here on her great projects.

CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russel
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

Now go visit these great designers and leave them some comments!!

Diane Williams

Sue Drees

Then come back tomorrow for some more fun!

 

 

Cool Penguin, Cool Sweaters

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for an Ugly Sweater Contest.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

But the sweaters are SO cute! We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results have been fantastic. Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of next week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a couple of darling cards from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She had WAAAYY too much fun with the sweater in this set. Apparently that darling penguin is just a bonus!

DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

 

Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman
Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman

Wow! You can check out Judi’s other creations from earlier this week on Wednesday, and Thursday. Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote! More next week as well.

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

 

 

Ugly Sweaters are Beautiful!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We’re playing with the Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set which comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make it fast and easy to create a multitude of looks!

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We don’t know who decided holiday sweaters were “ugly”, but we have to disagree, we’re seeing some of the cutest projects ever this week! Check out all the samples, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back at the end of next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

We have artists sharing all this week and next. So keep track of your favorites! Maybe as a Christmas present to yourself and a designer you could follow a new blog!

Today we have another sweet offering from Judi Kauffman, class designer and sample artist for The Queen’s Ink. This sample offers a trio of stylish sweaters! Maybe Judi should consider fashion design! She has used a ton of other Stampendous stamps to make these Fabulous! Judi doesn’t blog, but if you follow The Queen’s Ink blog you’ll see plenty of her work!

Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Kelli Green

Sue Drees

Kathi Rerek

 

It’s an Ugly Sweater Contest

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We have a real treat for you this week! Our stamping friends have put together some really adorable projects. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We thought it would be fun to have an Ugly Sweater contest with this set. We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results are fantastic. Check out all the samples this week, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

First we have this adorable offering from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She made three samples, and here’s the first. This one shows a whole crew of penguins in their finest sweater apparel.

Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters - Judi Kauffman
Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters – Judi Kauffman

Sooo much fun with tiny embellishments. Stay tuned for Judi’s other creations later this week! Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

Sharon White (Copy Cat Cards)

 

Wrap It Up! Gift Wrap and WINNERS!

It’s a great catch-up blog today! Getting things finished before the Holiday Crazy!

Crafting with PaperMart

First, we have some cute gift wrap ideas for you! Our Design Team has been working with products we recently received from PaperMart. This wonderful online resource for all things wrapping is such a lifesaver this time of year when you want to create gifts for the office or classroom or large family gatherings. If you can put it in a bag or box of any size, you can find that bag or box at PaperMart.

The team has taken some of PaperMart’s plainest products and added a stamped flair with Stampendous that you’ll just love. Plan to make some homemade gift wrap and wait for the ooh’s and aah’s to roll in. So much fun, so reusable. Check out the team’s work. Leave some nice comments for your chance to win a PaperMart gift pack and some stamps to make it holiday festive.

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Leadonna Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

 

Next we have some Winners!!

First, from the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop, Stampendous’ winner was:

Mary Hrasky

Mary Hrasky!! Congratulations, Mary. We had 714 comments from excited crafters on this video! It was fun to make those colorful Penguins, and fun to see how much you enjoyed it! Mary wins $50 in Stampendous products of her choice. Mary, you need to fill out the winner’s form here –

https://goo.gl/forms/QM2qtH0zZ9jf7Ou73

It’s a Google Form and will allow you to claim your prize.

You can see ALL the winners for all the videos here! Lots of folks still haven’t claimed their prizes.

AND…

We have a couple prizes left from our 31 Days of Halloween! One of our fans reminded us the other day that we hadn’t done the last prizes. So the winners from the last week for Comments and Challenge Submissions are:

The Comment Winner is from Alison Heikkila’s Blog Post and it is

karenajo

Congratulations, Karen. Email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address and we’ll get your prize right out to you. Please let us know if you’d prefer a Christmas product or if you’d still like a Halloween one.

The Final Winner for the Challenge Submissions is:

myasperations

Kathy A entered tons of projects for our challenge! That always increases your chances. Congratulations, Kathy! Email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. Mailing Address and we’ll get your prize right out to you. Please let us know if you’d prefer a Christmas product or if you’d still like a Halloween one.

We also wanted to thank the Super Stick Chick who won one of our prizes and quickly turned around and got it entered in the challenge!! We LOVE it when you use our products.

Go visit her cute card by clicking on her name, and leave her some love!!

 

Happy House-Mouse® Holidays

House-Mouse Holiday Season

Our sweet friends from House-Mouse Designs have lots of mischief to get you excited about this holiday season! We know you’ll find something fun and festive when you take a look at the entire collection, you can do that by clicking on the picture above.

When you stamp your House-Mouse friends, you’ll want to color them ever so sweetly. We offer you so many ways to do just that. Our House-Mouse Coloring Guide lets you choose the ink and coloring media that you love best, and gives you the color numbers you need to create something very special.

Our Design Team have been sharing this week with our newest House-Mouse designs and are hoping this really puts you in a holiday frame of mind. Check out their projects and leave them some nice comments.

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kathi Rerek