Homemade Gifts Are Best

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to give some thought to gifts you might make for friends and loved ones. Of course nothing says, “I love you” like a handmade gift.

With stamps and stencils, you have soooo many options. And our new Decor Cling Rubber Stamps make a super easy way to transfer a pattern to a home decor piece. They are big, at 8″ X 8″ they can help you get a job done quickly, or even work on a very small card or tag, or stamp a few at one time.

Here’s a look at the Decor Snowflakes stamp. There are four other designs available.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

Our Dreamweaver and Fran’s Metal Stencils are also a phenomenal way to create homemade gifts from the heart.  Like this gorgeous canvas from Mixed Media Artist Mark Gould.

A few great designers are sharing some fun ideas to get you started:

Louise Healy

Bunny Hoyle

What types of things do you make for Christmas? We’d love to see you share some with us! You can show us your creations in several places:

Facebook Stampendous Group – lots of sharing between our fans – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Our Photo Group on Flickr – these have to be moderated so patience is needed 🙂 – https://www.flickr.com/groups/stampendous/

Or tag us anywhere else you share, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter… we’ll like and share your post! @Stampendous or #Stampendous

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Authentique, Manifique!

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We’re playing this week with some gorgeous patterned papers from Authentique™ Paper!

They were kind enough to provide patterned papers for our October Spring themed catalog, and we thought we’d give you a little preview of how gorgeous they are with this week’s blog posts. Our team took a brief break from their catalog deadline to create some beautiful projects using Stampendous Stamps. And we’re going to give away some sheets of Authentique plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card! (just one prize this week) In case you missed the previous posts, they are here: MONDAY, TUESDAY

So hop on over to these gorgeous blog posts and comment on each one for the chance to win some fantastic goodies.

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Stack Art Challenge – The Finale

Wow, what a week! Hope you’ve been hopping around all the blogs leaving comments so you can maybe win some Stack Art! The prize consists of one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set and one Stack Art Elements kit. We’ll give three of these prize packages to commenters this week on the participating blogs!

Designers have done so many fantastic things with our Stack Art kraftboard pieces. It’s so fun to see all the possibilities.

Here, Stampendous owner Fran Seiford, has created a tribute to all four seasons using the Stack Art Regal Bird Kit and the Tree Poem Stamp. Punching holes and wiring the kraftboard pieces together, this simple but dynamic piece was easy to assemble.

Stack Art Four Seasons by Fran Seiford
Stack Art Four Seasons by Fran Seiford

In a similar project, Fran used our Floral Lady to create a lovely Spring themed Triptych. Assembled with large jump rings fashioned of wired.

Floral Lady Triptych by Fran Seiford
Floral Lady Triptych by Fran Seiford

Finally a little Snow Fun is just as easy to make. Here brads are placed through the holes and then wired together in the back. This features our Bird Knit Hat, Sweet Snowgirl, and Winter Wonderland stamps.

Winter Fun Stack Art by Fran Seiford
Winter Fun Stack Art by Fran Seiford

 

You can see that the possibilities with these versatile kits are literally endless! Let’s see what today’s designers created with the terrific products we sent them. Be sure to leave your comments so that we can enter you to win some of your own!

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Martice Smith II

Elly Pirally

Wendy Price

Debbie Cole

 

 

 

Thinking Outside the Box

Today’s project by Wendy Price is one of those things that just deserves some praise and commentary from Stampendous Art Director, Lisa Hindsley (that’s me)…first, take a look:

Wendy did one of my favorite things- she looked at a surface that was smaller than the stamp and wasn’t afraid to stamp on it anyway. Going off the edge is what gives it a little extra intrigue. We aren’t quite sure how it ends, so we focus on it and enjoy what we do see. The fact that she chose to burn the design into the wood with a wood burning tool tells us that she is confident and courageous. The way she thinned the acrylic paint so it resembled a stain works perfectly with the wood burning technique. Painting full strength paint would have been too heavy and not nearly as sophisticated. The final touch of adding the white pearl paint dots is just enough to make the whole project sparkle and speak to me. And it says, “I am not an average project. Thank you, Wendy, for making me so uncommonly beautiful.”

Take a closer look