Everyday Chicks Get Around

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Going out into the world with the whole family can be such an adventure! Keeping track of your chicks, is always a challenge as well. With our Everyday Chicks and their handy cutting dies, you can celebrate the victory of getting everyone together for Mother’s Day or just getting out of the house in the morning! Everyday Chicks can do it all!

Check out a few cards by our own Fran Seiford showing the chicks in action. You can click on the picture to visit the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions.

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CSD20 Everyday Chicks Graduation by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Father by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford
Everyday Chicks Mother by Fran Seiford

 

You’ll notice on these cards that our terrific chicks are designed especially to complement our Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This set of greetings has a clean, crisp font that goes perfectly with our fluffy chicks and provides a wonderful amount of versatility when used on its own or with any other stamps!

SSC1281 Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1281 Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our talented Design Team is playing with our chicks this week as well! Please flap on over to their blogs and give them some love.

Lea Fritts

Picnic Fun Week!

April Showers must have flipped the calendar an extra month, because it has been sweeping across most of the US leaving its wet footprints behind. We’re always thankful for some rain in our region and It has us anticipating the days when we can head outdoors for picnics under blue skies, but why wait for the weather to change when we can have a week of picnic fun here!

Our picnic theme stamps from the April catalog have all the fixin’s for a great project that celebrates some family fun for summertime! Get ready for a week of fresh ideas starting with this original design by Fran Seiford in the Picnic Spread Stamp makes it feel like you are already relaxing in a peaceful setting with a delightful spread just short of a small feast. It’s made for a mouth watering project!

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P266 Cling Picnic Spread Stamp

Our in-house designer, Debi Hammons created this flavorful card as a seaside picnic with some puffy clouds in her sky. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? A picnic isn’t complete without playing the game of guessing what animal or person you see in the clouds.

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Picnic Spread Card by Debi Hammons

Be on the lookout for more picnic scenes this week from our design team that have different countryside interpretations. What do you see in the background of our Picnic Spread stamp?

We have some fabulous design team projects to link up today for some picnic inspiration.

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Check back later today for our winners announcement from last weeks hop with Clear Scraps. We have all the design team projects from the blog hop wrapped up nice and pretty on our Stampendous and Clear Scraps board on Pinterest for some inspiration!

Any Time Friends and Family

It’s always nice to have friends and family stop by and a nice way to say thanks is with a card using our fun PenPattern House stamp!

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PenPattern House Stamp

Jamie Martin’s Any Time PenPattern House card is great for those informal invitation cards. What’s your favorite invitations?

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PenPattern House Any Time by Jamie Martin

You can always cheer up a friend with a sweet heart focus card like this one by Kristine Reynolds. Who doesn’t need an uplighting card sent from a friend?

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PenPattern House by Kristine Reynolds

If you’re looking for more ideas with our newest Home Sweet Home stamp set, you just might find a few on these designer’s blogs today.

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

 

Home Sweet Home

Welcome back to the Stampendous blog, we had a fabulous time with Eileen Hull and the Inspiration Team during the block party collaboration and we want to remind you that commenting is still open! Head back to Saturday’s post to see a cumulative list of players last week and we’ll update you again this Saturday with any new posts for the collaboration.

It’s seems we’ve been gone from our normal week and this week is going to be another exciting time of announcements, so stay tuned to our blog by subscribing by email on our sidebar.

For our product focus we have the awesome Family Home Set that is perfect for so many occasions. Friends or family moving? Check. Parents Day? Check. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Check. Oh, it’s endless!

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Family Home Perfectly Clear Set

During last week’s product collaboration, Jamie Martin posted this amazing artist trading block with Family Home.

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Family Home Artist Trading Block by Jamie Martin

 

Here are a few designers sharing their homey projects today —

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus

 

HappyHoppers® are on the Loose!

We are so blessed and grateful to be carrying the House-Mouse Designs® characters here at Stampendous. We opened our collection last Fall with the delightful mice for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. Then in our October Catalog we added the darling HappyHoppers® bunnies to the team, and these sweet rabbits have stolen our hearts! We added more of them to our line in the January Catalog, and this week our team is showing you their favorite creations with these wonderful creatures from the pen of Ellen Jareckie! So many of them are perfect for Mother’s Day, or Baby, or Father’s Day. We’re just so excited to have these options. In this stamp Hop-It reads a story to Bumble and Itty Bit! So sweet.

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HHP02 Reading Rabbits

Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:

Janelle Stollfus

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

 

Even More Gift Ideas…

Last week many of you came up with some really creative gift ideas for the Sketch Challenge. And we also wrote a blog post featuring presents made by our design team. This week we’d like to show you a few great gifts that would be perfect for your fellow stamp loving friends or even your family, co-workers and neighbors! They don’t have to be stampers to enjoy a cuddly Fluffles the cat sweater or a cheery Changito the monkey mug! Many of our fans have asked for cool merch with their favorite Stampendous characters on them… and here they are, now available at Cafe Press!


This mug is made for the office! Don't you think?!

 

We admit, sometimes knit happens! And with this bag you can transport your needles and yarn to make knit happen anywhere!

 

A frighteningly cute onsie for your little monkey!

 

We don't have a clever caption for this one. We just thought it was cute!

 

Wouldn't you rather kiss the cook if they were wearing this snazzy apron?

 

And if you have any suggestions for Stampendous merchandise you’d like to see in the future, let us know in the comments below!

More Father’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas!

For those of you who’ve already bought your Father’s Day gifts and those of you who haven’t and need some ideas (that pretty much includes everyone), here are a couple super cool handmade gift wrapping ideas:

For My Dad Gift Bag

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Celebrate Dad Pail

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We also want to let you in on a little secret! If you head over to Twitter.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/stampendous you’ll be able to see that we are doing a very fun contest with our Twitter friends! But you have to read our tweets to find out what it is and how to play!

Father’s Day Card Ideas

Father’s Day is coming soon, and we have some cool Daddy Robots to share! Why not get your Robots (SSC1032 Spotz Botz) doing “Dad” things? Our Robots can play soccer, baseball, basketball, football and golf with our (SSC135 For Him) Perfectly Clear™ Set. They can also wear a tie, go fishing, paint the fence or just celebrate their special day with a balloon bouquet. Daddy Robot could also be a musician (like lots of Daddy’s we know) and play the guitar from our (SSC679 Rock Out) Perfectly Clear™ Set. So get your Botz off the couch and get stampin’!!! Your Daddy will be proud.

Dad’s appreciate Painting with Powder, too. And wine…so make your Dad a grape vineyard card for Father’s Day and tie it to a nice bottle of wine. This card uses M236 Grape Scene Stamp, EK06 Merlot Embossing Powder Kit and R113 Floral Dream Stamp.

Stamp a Changito image inside a line-up of ties to personalize your Father’s Day card for your Monkey-lovin’ Dad. Just stamp the tie image from the SSC192 Thanks Dad Perfectly Clear Stamp Set on a piece of post-it note paper and cut the inside shape of the tie out. Then cover your stamped tie image with the mask, and then stamp V175 Changito Piggyback (or CRV175 Cling Rubber) over the area where you want the image to show up. It’s a designer tie! Just what your Dad wants for Father’s Day- one that he doesn’t have to wear.

Flock & Father’s Day

As we prepare to honor our fathers this weekend, we’ve been on the look out for some fun Father’s Day projects on our favorite blogs. Kimberly Crawford has posted some fabulous gifts for our favorite guy on her blog, we know you’ll love these. But upon surfing Kimberly’s blog we discovered that she’s done a tutorial for one of our favorite products, too! We love using our Fuzzy Flock™ with a glue pen, our Class A’Peel™ stickers, or more recently on Thermo Web’s Peel ‘N Stick, but Kimberly has managed to make a success of it with Tsukineko’s Glue Pad. A feat we’ve yet to master. Be sure and check out her tutorial for instructions.

BurgersBurgers+for+DadTo check out the recipe and instructions for this go to Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

PopcornDads+Day+Popcorn+BoxesTo check out the recipe and instructions for this go to Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

FlockflockingTo check out the tutorial at Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

Finally, here’s one of our flocked creations for Dad.  Look for more great Father’s Day ideas on Thursday. To get the recipe and instructions for this card go to www.stampendous.com

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Speaking of Fuzzy Flock, if you’d like a hands on experience with this terrific product and you’re in the Florida area this summer, you might want to find yourself at the Craft and Hobby Association’s first ever Craft SuperShow for consumers. Stampendous will be offering a class for consumers at this show on Friday, July 31. We’d love to see you there! You can get lots more detail about the events at this show here: http://www.craftsupershow.com/eweb/dynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=EdEvents

…when I’m down, you pick me up!!

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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!