Butterfly Collages, Summer on the Wing

This week our Design Team is playing with the beautiful butterfly stamps we released in April. These gorgeous images are already collaged for you. With enough area to be fun to color and enough background to save you heaps of time, they’re a super quick way to get a gloriously textured, layered card. You can cut out the butterfly from a second stamping to add depth, or simply stamp in black over your Creative Palette monoprints for a fast and easy card.

Both Butterfly Tune

Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

P223 Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

And Butterfly Pattern

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Come in wood mounted and Cling Rubber styles. Our Design Team have made fantastic samples of these great designs, and we’ll be sharing them all week. Here’s who is showing projects today:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Christmas is for Kiddos!

Kids of all ages love a gift giving holiday! Our Kiddos are no exception as they help Santa prepare and deliver the gifts this year, they can delight the Kiddos in your life on handmade Christmas cards!

Gifts Kiddo
Gifts Kiddo

Check out these super fun creations from our Design Team! Then be sure to visit us next week when we are taking a look at the newest in Santa Claus stamps from Stampendous! That Jolly Old Elf  has never looked this cute!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Cyndi B. from The Scrappy Chick Blog, designed this week’s sketch! It’s simple, but you can embellish it to your heart’s delight! Try using the Sticker Background Technique or Painting With Powder for a fun card with more dimension!

And here’s Cyndi’s example of a card she made following the sketch:

Supplies:

  • Stamps: New stamps from our new catalog!! L246 Bake Memories & V214 BlockArt Cookie Cutie (Stampendous) to find these stamps, go to your local craft supply store selling Stampendous stamps. You can find your local store here.
  • Paper: Eskimo Kisses pp (Basic Grey); White cs (Neenah); green cs (Bazzill)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Accessories: Copics & ABS1 (Imagination International); Labels 11 Nestabilties (Spellbinders); ribbon (Creative Imaginations); buttons (Basic Grey)

Congratulations to last week’s Christmas/Winter/holiday sketch challenge winners! Carol & Melinda!

Carol made a stylish Christmas card using the Chainletter Christmas Class A’Peel stickers. We absolutely love how she made a cool pattern with them for the card background. It’s so simple, yet it looks super trendy!

Melinda’s card is so cool! We love that she layered the stickers and the stamp! She used our the Swirl Tag rubber stamp and the new AC1021MRS Snowflake Ornaments Class A’Peel stickers, which will be available on our website soon!

Good luck to everyone on this week’s challenge! You could be one of the lucky winners! So get out your stash and make something beautiful with Stampendous products. Post your creation to your blog, website, or in any public forum like Paper Craft Planet.com, Splitcoast Stampers.com, Stamp Shack.com or others. Copy the link to your card and paste it into the comment section of this blog post. Don’t worry if you try and post a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately! We post them on Monday. Find out more information by clicking on the “Sketch Challenge Rules” link at the top of this blog.

We can’t wait to see what you create with our products! You may use any other products that you like to complete your project!

Happy National Scrapbook Week!

It’s National Scrapbook Week and we here at Stampendous love our scrapbookers! So many pages and so many opportunities to use fun stuff.
Using our Sticker Background Technique makes pages that really pop!  Here are a couple of new pages that we have using this technique.

The Peacock page is amazing.  We just did this as a Make and Take at Camp Croppin’ in Calgary and it was a huge hit.  What’s not to love about these colors?  And so fast to make – about 20 minutes to produce this dazzling page.

Stampendous Supplies for the Peacock Scrapbook Page:

Why not try embossing a background for your page?  While we were Camp Croppin’, we also made this vibrant peacock card using the same Sticker Background Technique as the scrapbook page alone with embossing a background pattern. Our large stamps make wonderful all over patterns that are perfect for pages.  And our crystal embossing powder gives you a beautiful tone-on-tone background like the one on this peacock card.

Stampendous Supplies for the Peacock Card:


This page is using our copper glitter and velvet leaves.  Very elegant and pretty.

Stampendous Products Used in the Autumn Scrapbook Page:

Have you used our products on your pages?  Send us photos of your pages and we will publish right here on our blog this week!

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

The Mother’s Day countdown continues! Only 8 days left! We hope these cards give you the inspiration you need to make your cards extra special! We’ve also included a recipe box idea as a simple yet meaningful gift.

Happy Mother’s Day by Kimberly Crawford

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Mom by Debi Hammons

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Thanks for Your Support by Sherrie S.

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Recipe Cards by Debi Hammons

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Stampendous Scavenger Hunt!

Today at 4pm Pacific Standard Time we will post a close-up photo of one of our products. Search through our products at www.stampendous.com to find the product in the photo and send us its correct full name. Send us the name one of three ways to win the prize:

  • The 1st person to leave a blog comment of the correct name of the product on the blog post wins a bag of Stampendous goodies!
  • The 1st person to tweet us on Twitter the correct name of the product @Stampendous wins a bag of Stampendous goodies!
  • The 1st person to send us a message on Facebook the correct name of the product wins a bag of Stampendous goodies!

Good luck and stay tuned!!

Watercoloring With Rooco!

If you’ve been looking for a quick tutorial on watercolor painting that’s fun and easy, then this video is it! Fran shows you how easy it is to paint her little Rooco the Racoon character, making a humorous Holiday card. We also posted a watercolored sample that was made with Rooco. Of course the great thing is that you can watercolor anything with these tips!

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Recipe for Rooco Skatin’ By Card:

Stamps:

Stickers:

…when I’m down, you pick me up!!

Cling Rubber Logo

We know that many stampers have the problem of not enough storage. So we’ve created Cling Rubber™ stamps as a way to store more stamps by simply making it cling instead of woodmounted. And it’s green friendly, because it saves trees, too!

Today’s card is made with our Perfectly Clear™ stamps and our new Cling™ Rubber stamps and is a great card for a dad, an uncle, a grandpa, a mentor, or a teacher to let them know that we appreciate them!

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Recipe for this card:

Stamps:

Ink:

Plus:

  • Black card stock (11″ x 4 1/4″ and 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ and 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″)
  • White card stock (5 1/4″ x 4″ and 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ and 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″)
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor paints/brush
  • Glue Pen

Cling Rubber™ stamps are the same premium quality, precision trimmed rubber stamps as our traditional woodmounted versions. We’ve simply removed the wood and added a piece of cling vinyl to the adhesive side of the foam mount. This allows your rubber image to be used with an acrylic handle mount just like our Perfectly Clear™ Stamps. We’ve carefully indexed the cling vinyl with an actual-size image of the stamp for ease in positioning. The image is sandwiched between the vinyl and the foam so that it cannot be washed, rubbed or worn off. You can use Cling Rubber stamps with any kind of ink you’d normally use with your wood- mounted stamps. They clean the same way, too. But storage is a breeze. Simply use their adhesive quality to pop them into a Storage Solutions™ Thin container and store them in a typical magazine holder or hang them on a peg board wall. For packing purposes, a thin layer of acetate is added to the cling vinyl in the bag. We’ve offset it to make it easier to see. Simply remove the acetate layer, leaving the round cornered cling vinyl attached to the foam, and discard the acetate. Press it to an acrylic handle (sold separately), and your Cling Rubber is ready to stamp!