For Your Holidays and More!

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Gingerbread Baker Homemade by Debi Hammons

Time to wrap up this week of goodies using Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set, but there is one more round of inspiration to share with you.

Just when you think that every idea has been done using a product there is another idea that will come around waiting to be whipped up into a project.

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Gingerbread Baker Banner by Monika Thomas

Make a delicious banner with this set, like Monika Thomas pulled together in no time with just a few supplies!

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Gingerbread Baker Bowl by Wendy Price

The projects up until now have been focused on our sweetest gingerbread man, but if you set him aside and use the rest of the dies you’ll find more great projects as did Wendy with this super cute card using the bowl die.

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Gingerbread Baker Tag by Janelle Stollfus

What about a cook’s gift tag? Janelle used the apron and hat along with the border pattern stamps for this festive tag, it even has the heart from the bowl stenciled on the apron pocket.

You can create tons of projects with this stamp and die set for more than the holidays, just change the colors and it can be a great summer set for a cook-out or grilling theme!

That’s all from us here on our blog and there is more on our designer’s blog, too!

Friday

Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stollfus

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Stencil In a Personal Holiday

 

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Gingerbread Baker Sweater by Janelle Stollfus

The fun in our weekly theme is arriving on Thursday to see what stencils we’ll add in the mix, but today there is a twist and it could be just about any one of our stencils!

We’ve given our Gingerbread Baker a personal day off and out of the kitchen so we can inspire you with some stenciling idea.

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DWLX7003 Ornate Christmas Tree Stencil

Janelle created a colorful sweater for our baker with Ornate Christmas Tree Stencil to make the sweater on the first card in this post. Use any stencil to make a colorful design and create a oodles of tops, dresses and pants. All you need are a few sticky notes, ink pads, stencil brushes or sponges and a fresh cut Gingerbread Baker.

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Gingerbread Baker Jump Rope by Janelle Stollfus

This gingerbread gal is smiling much wider as she’s enjoying some time jumping rope. That super smiling face was made using the shape templates on the Picasso Shield/Stencil tool. Create more expressions just by changing the angles or choosing a different shape!

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DWLL332 Picasso Shield/Stencil Tool

On your next day off, try creating new ways to use the designs in your stencils, it’s really a lot of fun! Now, let’s see what fresh designs our team is posting today!

Thursday

Louise Healy

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Baking Up Double the Fun

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Gingerbread Baker Pair by Fran Seiford

Baking up yummy holiday treats is always fun with someone along to help and our Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set will make an assistant baker easy with the fun mix of dies.

Just think of the possibilities for your holiday paper crafting, gift giving, and scrapbook pages.

Fran’s adorable card shown above would be great for a couple who loves to cook or bake together and how about a delightful way to say thank you to the school’s cafeteria staff!

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Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set

This charming set includes an apron, chef hat and bowl to create a variety of merry bakers, and one more die that really adds the finishing touch to the gingerbread die cut is the bow die. Take a look at this merry gingerbread pair with a hair bow and bow tie, what a sweet couple!

Gingerbread Baker Blue by Fran Seiford
Gingerbread Baker Blue by Fran Seiford

Now that you have seen a couple of great ideas here, get ready for some designer projects to get your mojo baking with ideas!

Wednesday

Louise Healy

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Baked Up Just For You

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Gingerbread Baker Jar by Debi Hammons

There is nothing like fresh baked goodies for the holidays and what could be sweeter is if they were made for a gift. For all those yummy treats you are planning to make or for a noncaloric treat the new Gingerbread Baker Die and Clear Stamp Set will help create the most darling packaging.

This week we’ll be sharing oodles of ideas for this creative set so prepare your homemade gift list and Gingerbread Baker will deliver them with a smile.

Today we have a great video that walks you through this set and as usual Fran has some great tips and ideas to inspire us!

Now for some fresh baked projects by our designers –

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Hanging Around Wednesday

As the bat theme continues this week we’d like to introduce you to a smaller bat hanging around in our Halloween themed stamps. You can find it in the Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to be used for your next Halloween project or perhaps use it with face paint for a temporary tattoo! There are also plenty of word stamps and small images to build your own sentiment, perfect for tags on your treat bags.

Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Take a quick hop over to see what

Amy Hurley-Purdie

has on her blog today and let her know you stopped by. Our designers really love to hear from you.

Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black
Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, America!

We’re celebrating the birthday of our nation this week with the cutest little mice on the block! Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in America! In case you missed the first round of inspiration, you can catch it here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too).

Look at this adorable wreath that our very own Monika Thomas made! Two versions featuring the fantastic products from DIY Bangles! This project uses their 9″ Floral Craft Ring which they generously donated to our design team. The ribbons and stars are from our ALWAYS generous friends at May Arts Ribbon. The papers are from our also generous friends at Canvas Corp! (It’s so fun knowing all these folks who share well with others!)

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas
Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

 

This second wreath also features our Big Top Type Perfectly Clear Stamps Alphabet!

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas
Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. Why not grab a hot dog and a root beer float and pop by to see how they’re celebrating America?! And visit us again Friday for more Patriotic fun!!

Jamie Martin

 

 

 

Do the NEON Hop!!

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Welcome back! We’re on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We’re just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon™ just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Fran•táge Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN!

 

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Remember to comment on as many posts as you can. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win, although we sure hope all of you will comment! You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. We’ll announce winners here on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check back with us. (or subscribe to our blog by email at the top of this page!)

If you missed the earlier posts this week, it’s not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY.

Check out this inspiration today – remember to leave a comment!

Stampendous Blog (you are here!)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 

 

Even Brighter Days Ahead!

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We’re having so much fun collaborating with the Design Team from Imagine Crafts™! We’re using their beautiful inks this week with our gorgeous stamps and our Fran•táge Color Fragments. And we’re giving you the opportunity to win some as well!

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We’ll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package! If you’re just joining us, here are the links for MONDAY and TUESDAY‘s posts.

So let’s get hoppin’!! Here are the designers with inspiration for you today, please go leave them some appreciation.

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Allie Gower

Ellen Taylor

Rhea Weigand

Savannah O’Gwynn

Suzanne Czosek

Debbie Gaetz

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.