Two Great Events – Both Are Free!

Step up your Holiday inspiration this weekend with TWO great events on Saturday. Both events are free to watch from anywhere in the world, and you’ll love the terrific projects that will feature Stampendous products!

PinitCanada will feature decorative painter Deb Antonick in a wonderful class making some really delightful little shakers that can be used as gift tags, ornaments, fridge magnets, and much more. She’ll also be offering a promo code for a discount on Stampendous purchases in the US and Canada! Click the image to visit the PinitCanada Facebook Page where Deb will be live Saturday, Oct 24 from 1:20 – 1:40 pm Eastern.

PinitCanada Live Link

Also Saturday, check out the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza from 8am – 5pm Pacific time, sponsored by Scrapbook Expo, where tons of creative excitement will happen! Treasured Memories Scrapbooks and More – a Stampendous retail partner – will be teaching a terrific class featuring our products at 9:55am Pacific. You can view this event on Facebook Live (but you have to join the group first, so click on that now!) or on YouTube.

Mega Make and Take Extravaganza

We hope you’ll get a chance to check out these awesome events and create some Merry this season!

It’s National Craft Month!

It’s all crafts all month! National Craft Month is here! We hope that you’ll take the opportunity this March to start a new craft, or finish up some old ones, or maybe even introduce a friend or loved one to a craft you enjoy!

Our own Fran Seiford had tons of fun recently crafting with her Mushroom Home and Cottage Home stamp and die sets! These little creations look so darling when you add them to your gardenscape for a party or event. They’re perfect for a patio or terrarium, or craft them of sturdier materials for normal outdoor use. Click to enlarge photos. Check out this VIDEO on YouTube to see how Fran made them.

Check out the blog of the Craft and Hobby Association daily to keep up on all the great ways to get your craft on this month and we’ll provide a weekly wrap up to all the crazy good ideas we see from our design team and the crafting community.

If you are playing along with CHA, they want to see what you make! Use the hashtags #WeAreCHA, #CRE8TIME and #NationalCraftMonth on social media as well as email them. Those details are available on their blog post today!

CHA Blog

And here are some of our favorite posts from this week and some old faves –

Nathalie Kalbach’s New Foam Stamps

Dreamweaver Stencils – Rockin’ the Flourish

Coloring Embossing Paste with Copic Markers

 

Tropical Punch with Dazzle It

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In keeping with the theme this week of Flowers and Fairies, we have a bonus post for you.

Our good friends at Dazzle It sent me a wonderful set of products from their new Tropical Punch line. Reminiscent of Brazilian Carnivale and all the bright, gorgeous colors of the tropics, this line is intended for making gorgeous, custom jewelry. Especially those popular statement necklaces we’re seeing on all the celebrities.

But, of course, I had to participate by getting some Stampendous/Dreamweaver products in there. So I made a little something different.

My selection, sent by John Bead Corporation, Canadian Distributors of all things jewelry and amazingness, came in this fantastic little muslin, drawstring bag.  I thought this would make a really neat purse for summer visits to theme parks and the beach, so I dolled it up with some Tropical Punch Flair.

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This cute little muslin tote is about 8″ square. Perfect for cell, cards, cash, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

 

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Stencil.

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Small Stencil. The Dreamweaver Stencils products I used are all available at Stencil with Style.

 

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

 

 

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I turned the stencil over and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

I turned the stencil over, carefully matching the top flower, and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them. They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them.  They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

 

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look, but I only had one package. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

OHMIGOSH... now you want some, don't you??!!

OHMIGOSH… now you want some, don’t you??!!

I had enough to make two, and I'm in love with them.

I had enough to make two, and I’m in love with them.

So the bag had really short ties to pull it shut, and I’m more of a shoulder strap gal. But I received this interesting polyester tubing in my box.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

 

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

There are also these cool sliders that can go on the outside of it for a jump ring to attach something wonderful.

 

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Well, I threaded my polyester tubing through the casing in the top of the purse. I didn’t receive any end caps, so I pushed the cable ends through two of these sliders.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow… a super cute shoulder strap!!

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow... a super cute shoulder strap!!

Finally, I just sewed on my gorgeous flowers and a bunch of the other beads and lucite flowers that I received. I totally love this darling bag!! If you love this look, head over to the Dazzle It Blog to see what lots of other designers did with their Tropical Punch products!

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Charm and Versatility! And a TON of Project Ideas!!

Our various Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets are so unbelievably versatile! They can work so beautifully to accent a card, provide a border or background, or delve into the mixed media realm and become jewelry, ornaments, and so much more. Here’s are a couple of examples of projects from our July 2013 Catalog using our Steampunk Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

Steampunk Charms Suitcase by Kristine Reynolds
Steampunk Charms Suitcase by Kristine Reynolds

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Steampunk Charms Pendant by Rhea Weigand

You can find instructions for these projects, and tons more on the project section of our website!

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When the section opens, it starts with the Newest Projects Tab. These are projects from our latest catalog.  For older projects, choose another tab to see projects sorted by Occasions, Holidays (alphabetically by Holiday), Scrapbooking, or Out of the Box projects which covers everything from Home Decor, to Jewelry, Gift Boxes and Bags.

Screen shot 2013-08-14 at 2.24.29 PMWhen you choose a project and click on it, you’ll be taken to its Project Page where you’ll see a larger photo, the Stampendous Product used with links to our products on our website, other products and supplies you’ll need, and step by step instructions for making the project written by the project’s designer!  If you ever have questions about a project, don’t hesitate to use the Contact Us section of our website or email us at submissions@stampendous.com.

Join us tomorrow when we’ll have more designers sharing their projects using our Butterfly Charms and Steampunk Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets!

Welcome, Lynn!

We are so pleased and excited to welcome another new member of our regular Design Team.

Meet Lynn Mercurio!

Lynn Mercurio

Lynn lives in the St. Louis area and enjoys her crafting hours in the evenings after her full day of work. Wow… she is awfully impressive for someone who has to craft tired! Her terrific blog, http://www.stamperosity.com, is an inspiration, and we know you’ll think so, too.  We can’t wait to see the Stampendous things she’s able to add to this gallery of artwork! We found Lynn on Paper Craft Planet (www.papercraftplanet.com) where she did this amazing project for us last year using our stamps:

Lynn Mercurio Gift Set and Card

We’ve got the directions and supplies listed on our website for this terrific project. We know you’ll want to welcome Lynn to our team and that you’ll enjoy creating the projects she makes for us.

JUMBO STAMP BLOG HOP starts NOW!

REMEMBER – YOU HAVE UNTIL END OF DAY (PST) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 TO COMMENT ON THIS POST AND EACH POST LINKED BELOW.

Stampendous is so excited to announce our latest new product line…Jumbo Cling Rubber. These super sized designs make creating dramatic greeting cards and scrapbook pages effortless, but they can do so much more! They are ideal for use on textiles, walls, and all sorts of home décor projects. We felt like the best way to really introduce you to the possibilities was to invite you to our Jumbo Blog Hop! You will not believe the amazing projects our in-house, decorative painting guru Tammie Wilson has made with these beautiful stamps. We’re going to start off our hoppin’ here with some of her amazing creations. You’ll be able to see how to make these fabulous treasures on our new series of YouTube videos very soon. (ooh…we got video one done… )
For now, enjoy Tammie’s genius then hop on over to the blogs of our dynamic Design Team. You won’t believe the gorgeous possibilities of these new, jumbo designs from the mind of our own Fran Seiford.

Here are the Official Rules:
1. Start the hop at the Stampendous! blog then hop through all the Design Team blogs.
2. Make sure to leave a comment on each Design Team Members’ post.
3. We will pick 4 random winners from all the comments left at all the sites. You must comment on EACH site to be eligible.
4. You have until Tuesday, February 1st at midnight EST to hop and comment.
5. Winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday, February 2nd.
6. We can’t mail prizes internationally, but if you want to join the hop we will email you the cute project.
7. Have fun!

Here are the design team’s blog links you will need to visit. Leave a comment and get some great ideas of what you want to make when you get your Jumbo Stamp Sets from your local stores.

Stampendous! https://stampendousblog.wordpress.com

Cyndi Bundy

Jennifer Dove

Rachel Sztonyk

Wendy Price

 

Below are some fabulous samples Tammie Wilson created
with our new Jumbo Stamps:

 

 

 

Floor Cloth (approx 5′ X 8′) by Tammie Wilson
Made with Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps and hand drawn designs.

 

Waterlily Vase by Tammie Wilson
Made with Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps

 

Purse by Tammie Wilson
Made with Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps

 

Peony Tray by Tammie Wilson
Made with Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps

 

Check your local store for our Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps and if they don’t have any right away,
be sure to have them put in an order for you.