We’re Itching to Tie with May Arts Ribbon!

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Nothing says “open me” like a beautiful bow on a package, card or project. We always try to encourage our Design Team to focus their projects on the Stampendous Product, of course, but they can never resist putting a huge, beautiful bow on at least one project. The May Arts Ribbon that we receive from this terrific company just makes your fingers itch to tie something incredible. Here are some of the terrific projects we’ve received from our team with gorgeous bows on them:

Piano Playing Bear by Kristine Reynolds
House-Mouse Designs® Gruffies® Piano Player by Kristine Reynolds. Featuring Denim Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers® Knit Chick Purl 2 by Suzanne Czosek
Featuring Pink Silk ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin. Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
House-Mouse Designs® HappyHoppers Puddle Fun by Jamie Martin.
Featuring Horizontal Stripe Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer  Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Bowl Bouquet by Krissy Fossmeyer
Featuring Yellow Silk Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon by May Arts
Puddle Fun Tag by Stephanie Lee with Striped Ribbon and Bakers Twine by May Arts

Now it’s time to go hop for your chance to win one of three prize packages featuring a Jumbo Cling Flower Stamp Set and Jumbo Clear Handle from Stampendous and your choice of any spool from May Arts!! Leave comments here, on the May Arts Blog, and on the blogs of the participating Design Team Members below. If you missed Monday and Tuesday, feel free to go back and comment, you have until Sunday, Feb 22 to complete your hopping!  Here’s who is playing today:

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Kristine Reynolds

Stampendous Loves May Arts – We’re Knot Kidding!

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See what a pretty banner the Ribbon Lady made! Yay!

We just love the way a terrific ribbon product can make a great card  or stamp image just come alive. And we’re so grateful to our friends at May Arts who keep us in ribbon for all our creations! They want to keep you in ribbon, too, which is why each of the three prize packages in this terrific Blog Hop includes a whole spool of your choice from May Arts! Wowsie, wow, wow! Plus a Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower Stamp Set and a Jumbo Clear Handle from Stampendous. You’ll be able to make projects like this one:

Jumbo Moray Dahlia Wreath by Monika Thomas
Jumbo Moray Dahlia Wreath by Monika Thomas

Be sure to leave comments here on our blog, over on the May Arts Blog, and on the blogs of our designers. You’ll get entered once for every comment you make. Yay! Here’s who posted projects today:

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Now Why Were We Laughing?

Stephanie Lee, our Stampendous Blog Star, made this sweet scrap page of her daughter cracking up. Problem is…Stephanie doesn’t remember WHAT she was laughing at. I don’t know how many times I thought, “I will never forget this moment” ..and well, I’ve forgotten many, more than I remember.” If you scrap the moment, why not journal about it at the same time?

“I don’t remember what she was laughing about and I wish I had written it down. But this picture makes me smile all the time. The moral of this story – write it down!”  – Stephanie Lee

See this image in SNR Volume #5, Issue #2

Stampendous Supplies:

Cling Jumbo Dahlia

Cling Jumbo Romantic Border

Other supplies:

Green cardstock (for leaf punch)

Variety of patterned paper (Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye)

Deco Art Liquid Pearls

Alphabet letters for title

Pebbles Velvet Flower stickers

Kaiser Craft Wooden Accent Frame

Distressed Ink (Pumice Stone)

Spellbinder scallop die

Martha Stewart Leaf punch

Dinner Plate

Adhesive

Instructions:

1.              Stamp Cling Jumbo Dahlia and Cling Jumbo Romantic Border on layout background. (assemble your photos on layout without adhering them to mark positions of stamp)

2.     Adhere strips of patterned paper and leaf border onto background as a mat for photos.

3.     Diecut a circle scallop and used as a mat for part of your title; tuck under photos.

4.     Lightly pencil semi-circles onto layout and dot with liquid pearls to create dimension *Tip – there are lots of circle maker in the marker you could  use with a pencil instead of a cutter but since I didn’t own any, I used a dinner plate as template instead*

5.     Finish the layout with floral stickers and wooden accent framing the rest of the titles.

Thank You DAHLIng!

Say “Thank You” to your darling friend with a Dahlia card! That would be a DAHLing friend. Another hybrid. Suzanne, you’re on a roll. Yesterday’s Hydrangium (hydrangea/geranium) and today DAHLing friend (Dahlia/darling). Alright, I admit, the DAHLing thing wasn’t Suzanne’s doing. Just thought I’d add to the whole hybrid thing she started yesterday.

Beautiful card Suzanne. Thank You for sharing it with all of us.

“I can’t get enough of the jumbo flowers. This time I stamped the Dahlia over pattern paper to allow the ledger to show through and add texture.  I used an unusual color palette to provide a little fun color to my card.”  – Suzanne Czosek

Thank You Dahlia by Suzanne Czosek

Products Used: Stampendous Jumbo Cling Dahlia, Thank You, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Pencils, Pattern Paper, Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punches, Blue Dye Ink, White Gel Pen

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Dahlia onto pattern paper using grey ink.
  2. Color with watercolor pencils shading with gray pencil  fading out to gold. Highlight with white gel pen.
  3. Sponge pattern paper with blue dye ink.
  4. Stamp thank you by curving clear stamp to fit the outline of flower with gray ink.
  5. Punch butterflies with pattern paper and gray card stock. Accent with clear gem.
  6. Layer paper and card stock. Tie with twine.

Jumbo Dahlia Birthday

Ok… we’ll admit it… we just can’t get enough of this Jumbo Dahlia! What an amazing and versatile stamp, and Geny Cassady has, yet again, come up with a fabulous card using this stamp. We just love the way it looks terrific in any color, any technique, on any paper. Here’s what Geny says:

I absolutely, positively love the Jumbo stamp series, but none as much as this gorgeous dahlia.  It is so pretty, I have been stamping it on everything!  For this card I used two complimenting colors to ink it before stamping it on crisp white cardstock. And I love it just like that, no coloring necessary!  I added simple glitter accents throughout, working a little at a time so the glue wouldn’t dry before I got the glitter on. I added a couple of simple elements, a little label with a sentiment and a pretty satin bow.  Thank you so much for visiting today!”

Jumbo Dahlia by Geny Cassady

Supplies:
Stamps SSC1115 Birthday Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps, CRS5007-R Jumbo Cling Dahlia (Stampendous)
Ink – Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Card stock – Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Label Punch (EK Success)
GX225F Multi Fine Crystal Glitter (Stampendous)

Instructions:
1. Trim white card stock to 11” x 4 ¼” and score at 5 ½” and round bottom left corner.
2.
Ink jumbo stamp all over with raspberry ink and add plum ink at edges, stamp.
3.
Using glue pen, add glitter to accent the flower as desired.
4.
Wrap plum ribbon around top of card and tie bow.
5.
Punch label and stamp with flourish and sentiment.  Add glitter to edge using glue pen, adhere to card using dimensional adhesive.


Purple Dahlia

We are absolutely loving all the things we’re seeing folks do with our gorgeous Dahlia stamp! If you’ve done something wonderful, be sure and scan or photograph it and send it to us at submissions@stampendous.com. We’re finding that this stamp is just scrumptious no matter how folks use it. A perfect example of this is today’s BlogStar post from Kristine Reynolds. Kristine has made a super cute and simple card using this gorgeous Jumbo Cling flower. Kristine says:

I hope you are having a terrific week!  With all the rain we have been having in California lately I felt the need  to bring a little Spring into the house so I have been playing with the beautiful cling Jumbo Dahlia stamp.  I am not usually a CAS (Clean & Simple) card maker but this flower is so gorgeous that I wanted to keep the card simple so that nothing would take away from it.

Dahlia in Purple by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies:
Stamps:
Cling Jumbo Dahlia Stamp by Stampendous!
Paper:
Bazzill Prismatic Purple Card stock
Neenah white card stock
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink by Tsukineko
Copic markers
Other:
American Crafts black brads

Instructions:
1. Stamp the Dahlia Flower in black ink on the lower left corner of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ white panel
2.  Color flower with Copic Markers (BV00, BV02, BV04)
3.  Adhere a thin strip of purple card stock horizontally across the top of the white panel
4.  Install three black brads in the purple strip as shown.
5.  Adhere the entire panel to a purple card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)

This card is quick and simple to put together and would be great when you need a bunch of quick cards or to make multiples for a great gift set for someone.  I hope you’ll give it a try!

Kristine