Mixed Media Magic with Andy Skinner Stamps!

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That perfect hint of grunge… The tang of macabre… The faint aroma of crackled paint… We had a great time in January, sharing Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps! But his design team is so innovative and creative, that we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of these great images and share some new creations with you! Plus, at the bottom, give you a chance to WIN!!    You can check out the previous post HERE.

These 2, great, new stamp sets join several other Andy Skinner sets that just let you have so much mixed media fun. And they’re all available on our website!

Andy’s Design Team have shared some absolutely scrumptious projects using his new stamps over the last few weeks! We wanted to gather those posts for you, so that you can absorb all that great inspiration one more time! Wow…these images are just so much fun!

Suz Humphreys

Katy Leitch

Hannah Oxberry

Candy Colwell

Fiona Randall

Brenda Brown

Heather Thompson

And our very own Design Team member has a great project to share, too!:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

Would you like a chance to win one of his two new sets, Textures or Fossils? We’re going to make you work for it this weekend!! You’ll get one entry for each of the things you do below. We’ll give away four prizes, two of each set, to U.S. winners –

  1. Leave a comment below! Which of the two new sets would you like to win most! Why is it your fave? Or would you rather have an older one? We can do that, too! 🙂
  2. Leave a nice comment on one of the above posts on Andy’s blog! Tell him Stampendous sent you!
  3. Start a board on Pinterest of Andy’s Stampendous stamp projects (created by anyone) – call your board Andy Skinner by Stampendous so we can find it.
  4. Visit us on Instagram this weekend and leave a comment on one of our posts. Tag us with #andyskinnerstamps and #stampendous so we can find it.
  5. Use Twitter? If you do, tweet this post by clicking the Twitter button at the bottom of the post. Tell folks why they should come look. Tag us with #stampendous so we can find it.
  6. REMEMBER – when you use # (hashtags) there can’t be any spaces or punctuation in what you type after, so #andyskinnerstamps is NOT the same as #andy skinner stamps. The latter only gets you #andy, and we won’t find your post!

Craft Warehouse Sale!!

The Stampendous Craft Warehouse Sale

will be held this year on

Saturday, October 21 from 7am – Noon.

For five whole hours you can visit our warehouse in Anaheim and take home some astonishing deals on so many of our great products.
We’ll have stamps, cutting dies, glitter, embossing powder, stencils and more!

We can’t wait to see you there!!  Cash or Credit Cards Accepted.

Directions to our office are HERE.

 

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A Year of Favorites from 2016

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Happy New Year! We are back in the office and ready to celebrate 2017 with exciting new products and innovation at Creativation 2017!

We also want to take a short walk through the posts of 2016 and share our most favorite events and products we had the fortune to blog. It was a tough process only to pick just a few posts when we had SO many exciting events like our collaborations with new companies and new product lines, but these posts show a glimpse at the fantastic year we had in 2016!

Faces of Stampendous

Faces in papercrafting and journaling are a steady trend, and we added more pleasant ones for stamping them up in style. This is just one of many samples with Beautiful Braid and Feminine Face.

Embossing Poppy Puddles in Melt Media

In March we shared a full week of creative embossing techniques with a glimpse at Fran Seiford’s book “Embossing Techniques From A to Z.” Here’s an example from our posts that week using the fabulous technique from Fran on melting embossing powders.

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Nathalie Kalbach Blog Hop

This was the year of remarkable foam stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach for our January release and the designers from Nathalie’s Creative Squad joined our team for a week of mixed media fun! You can see from this peek at Marsha Valk’s project during the hop that it was full of vibrant projects!

Photo credit: Marsha Valk Blog

Mice Beachy Scenes

These mice were popping up throughout the year for each season of products, and the summer scenes were all incredibly fun for our design team to create cards. This favorite Sandpiper scene is by Lea Fritts and sums up our entry into the sweet summer months of the northern hemisphere.

Sandpiper Hello by Lea Fritts

 

There are Always Flowers

Flowers are always in bloom at Stampendous, and we pulled them together in June for a wonderful bouquet of projects. This is a beautifully painted canvas made by Debbie Cole with a combination of flower and butterfly stamps from our April catalog.

 

Pink Your Life

We were and still are thrilled to be working with Pink Your Life to make their line of stamps designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Each release just keeps getting more amazing! You are going to love the new ones coming out soon!

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Here’s A HOOT For Decorative Painting

Yes, we do give a HOOT for some amazing artists who gather at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter convention! It was incredibly fun to meet everyone and share the art of combining stamps with decorative painting! Another creation by Debbie Cole using Fox Friend stamp shows just how fun it can be to stamp and paint!

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Stack It Up For Fall and Winter

This little woodland creature is part of a creative Stampendous product we call Stack stamps. It’s the paper dolls of stamping, just mix and match heads, bodies, arms, legs and hats to create a bevy of woodland and snowy images. The Fall and Winter themes for these stamps were packed into these three sets; Woodsy Stack, Winter Stack, and Costume Stack.

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Starry Swirls

Fran was inspired to design a swirled background stamp after creating a night scene with the Cling Mermaid Stamp Set, so in our October release, we included sunflowers for a Van Gogh stamping theme.

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Bible Journal With Stampendous

Bible journaling took an updated look with two new stamp sets that will stay current no matter what chapter or verse you are studying. Take a peek at Bible Promises and Bible Journal on our website if you haven’t seen them yet, they really are great tools for creatives journaling in their Bibles.

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Inspirational Sentiments and More

We remembered the holiday season with our great selection of sentiment and background stamps that tell of the spirit and traditions of Christmas. This cheerful card by Kristine Reynolds is only one of many shared throughout the week from our design team.

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There were so much more favorites from our posts in 2016 from our mixed media products, company collaborations, and new introductions to team members and more products. It was an overwhelmingly blessed year, and we look forward to 2017 with the same excitement! Hang on, it’s going to be a fantastic year at Stampendous!

Wintery Wishes for a Happy New Year!

 It’s a brand new year and we wish you all the best in health, joy and of course more crafting time.

This week we’ve been walking through our Winter Wonderland Collection and our snowflakes are the magic ingredient. Start with any of our winter images, add a little snowflakes and a wonderland project is complete.

This Winter Snow stamp is two inches square in size perfect for tags and a repeated image for backgrounds that goes with Winter Wonderland stamp. Take a look at how this two stamps work together on Kristine Reynolds’ card.

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Winter Snow Stamps by Kristine Reynolds

Our Delicate Snow comes in three intricate flake designs that are a jumbo step up from our Winter Snow image because not one flake is alike. Krissy Fossmeyer used these larger snowflakes in such a simple way, but with a large impact.

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Delicate Snow Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

When you add a coordinating set of dies with Delicate Snow Set you can create an interactive winter wonderland like the ornament project Wendy Price created for her Christmas tree.

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Delicate Snow Ornaments by Wendy Price

Any of the samples we shared today have a supply list and instructions to go with them just click on the image or link below and it will take you to the complete project page.

We hope you have a great weekend and before you move away from our winter wonderland, please stop by our designers blog and see their projects.

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Holiday Mini Hop with Core’dinations

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We have had so much fun with Core’dinations versatile paper and our great products the last two days and it’s incredible to think we are in the last day of our Christmas Mini Hop! We enjoyed bringing you great projects for inspirations and to see how versatile our products can be. We hope you have enjoyed stopping in each day and that you will come back around to keep up on all the fun projects our design team creates with each new weekly theme. Have you seen all those Santa’s on the hop? The team sure knows how to represent the man in the red suit and there will be three more who will be able to soon because we have prizes!

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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!

To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, TUESDAY and walk through today’s post for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.

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 here’s Monday, and Tuesday, and today’s hop.

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Stampendous and Core’dinations

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It’s only day two of the hop and we’ve seen some amazing projects from both teams and there are even more to see today! We are having some fun along the hop that includes a chance to win a prize package that includes our Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set plus Jumbo Stamp Handle and a set of Recycled Kraft cards and envelopes to create 50 – 5 x 7 greeting cards.

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To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, walk through today’s post and come back again tomorrow for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.

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 here’s Monday, and today’s hop.

Here’s today line up of fabulous projects from today’s designers!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

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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

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How about Cyber Sunday?

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Our Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale continues today with just one day left! Don’t miss out on these great deals! Supplies of these images and our Stack Art Kits and Stamp Sets are limited!

We’ve shown you some great options for Holiday Cards this weekend! But what if you want to created some terrific gifts this year as well? Sets of cards and Home Decor pieces can be wonderful gifts, and we’ve got you covered! Two terrific Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp Sets on our SALE are just what you need!

Our Jumbo Cling Rubber Pears are a great set for cards and other projects! The set includes the inside and outside of the pear, a fun background/border image, separate leaves, plus two removable shading stamps that are great for so many things! Plus a FREE Template, of course, that lets you mask the pears, inside and out, and the leaves as well.

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Decorative Painter Debbie Cole, CDA made a gorgeous project with these pears! There’s a terrific tutorial on her blog HERE.

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Jumbo Pear Basket by Debbie Cole
Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole
Pear Basket Lid by Debbie Cole

And Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds made this terrific candle with our great pears as well!!

 

Jumbo Pear Candle by Kristine Reynolds
Jumbo Pear Candle by Kristine Reynolds

But, of course, this pair of Pears is great for cards, too. And maybe a simple, gorgeous card set is just what you need for a special friend?

Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy
Jumbo Pears by Cyndi Bundy
Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons
Jumbo Pears Card by Debi Hammons

Or perhaps your tastes run to Mixed Media? Our Jumbo Pears are absolutely dynamite with our Creative Palette! Here, Fran shows how to make super gorgeous File Card greetings with a free template you can download on our site!

 

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Jumbo Pear File Folder Cards by Fran Seiford

Stay tuned later today for more on our scrumptious Jumbo Grapes – also on sale through Monday, Dec 1!

Quick Cards with Iconic Stampendous Stamps

Spending too much time stamping your quick cards and not enough time finishing them? Save a few extra minutes by using our Cling Jumbo Stamps. Here are two sets with sample ideas to get your cardmaking mojo on the move.

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Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069

Here’s what you could expect from our Delicate Snow set. Embossing these snowflakes really adds to the delicate detail to create a gorgeous card with WOW! Krissy Fossmeyer has that WOW factor for her Delicate Snowflake Card. The adhesive pearls add just the right touch quickly and easily.

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Delicate Snowflake Card by Krissy Fossmeyer

 

Jumbo Cling Rubber Top Hat Snowman (CRS5056)
Jumbo Cling Rubber Top Hat Snowman (CRS5056)

There are some fun stamps in our Top Hat Snowman that span the  width of a tall card. You can see this set in action on Debi Hammons’ card.

Top Hat Snowman by Debi Hammons

A darling little snowman with his nested friend can be done again! There are instructions available on our website here. And to wrap up our quick card ideas here’s what our designer of the day is sharing.

 Janelle Stollfus

 

We’ve Got Winners

The Ribbon Folks over at May Arts announced the winners from last week’s Blog Hop Comments. Here’s who they picked:

Winners!

We have some winners:

christi
this card is so beautiful. wow, it’s stunning colors are awesome. and the bow is luscious.

Betty Heisler
I love the look of the ribbon on the skirt. Very clever!

Ravengirl
Love, love, love the fabulous tag! The wings look marvelous!

Congratulations, Ladies!  Email  Bethney@mayarts.com with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

**when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**