We hope our Sunny Hello has brightened your week. Would you like to win one? We’ll give away three Cling Rubber Sunny Hello stamps to three lucky, US winners. Oooh… you might want to run back to MONDAY and WEDNESDAY to make sure you’ve left a comment. This fun greeting is perfect for any occasion, you’ll use it all year. And with the simple coloring or fancy layering, it’s great for a quick card or when you have more time. And we have another designer sharing today!
Meanwhile, we certainly hope that all of our fans out there in Stampingland have a wonderful Easter this weekend. Some of our Design Team members have created Easter projects to share with us today. Enjoy! Be sure to come back on Monday for a terrific hop with our Everyday Chicks!!
We’re still excited about releasing our new April Catalog for Summer, but we’ve still got some great samples you haven’t seen from our January Spring release. This week our Design team will treat you to all the inspiration from our October and January catalogs that they haven’t posted yet. And it’s a wonderful Spring-a-palooza!
One thing we haven’t shared enough yet, because they’re our favorite thing right now, is our Spring Borders Die Set. Fran herself had an opportunity to play with these this last week, and she created a terrific collection of even more ideas for these wonderful edge dies.
You remember that the set looks like this –
It has 6 dynamic cutting dies for a huge variety of looks and uses. Well, Fran said, “what if I just get into the stash of scraps we have and go crazy?” She cut a ton of strips and just had a great time layering them on to cards. Card-making doesn’t get easier than this!! It’s all about finding a color story in the scraps you love and just playing with the shapes and patterns.
Can you spot the Easter bunny??
Glitter papers, adding some white with a greeting here and there, you can even make this the surprise interior of a card with a fun window peeking through!
She even used the strips to decorate a hat pattern that she downloaded from the web. Wouldn’t these be a cute project for a little girl’s party!! What fun!
So we have to tell you that the hat above that Fran made is actually sized for her cat, Beaver. We challenged her to get a photo of him wearing it, after all she would have to tie it under his chin, and cats aren’t known for their love of hats… but SHE DID it! And she even got photos!! She’s not even bleeding! Good job, Beaver, such a good sport!!
You’ll still see a lot of projects using these great border dies in our April catalog as we go, our team just loves them so much! And Fran may just have more ideas as we go along, she’s always thinking of something special. Come back Wednesday for more recap from our January catalog projects!
Our theme this week has been egg-straordinary and today there are two more stamps that are great egg-samples of different eggs we have in our basket.
This amazing imperial-style egg is certainly good enough for a Russian Czar and once colored will be an exquisite card or framed piece for Easter. Use some creativity and you can use it for more than a holiday project.
Take a look at this impressive resin charm made by Asia King where she used her creative eye to make this stamp the focus of a smaller canvas.
The “in” egg of papercrafts and artful meditation is to doodle or color in repeating patterns and we’ve got an eggs-ellent Easter stamp to get you started.
Here’s a fresh card made with PenPattern Eggs from design team member Janelle. She was clearly on a roll, coloring them so nicely.
Ready for more projects from some eggsperts in our theme week?
Do you decorate with colored vinegar water ? Use glue and glitter? Or maybe favor the HappyHoppers way of decorated eggs for Easter? We believe these must be the cutest way to enjoy decorated eggs.
Jennifer Dove paints outside the lines using ribbon on this fun card with Itty Bit applying the details to Hop It’s Easter Bunny costume.
Hop-It, Bumble, and Itty Bit are getting accustomed to their wobbly costumes and are prepared to parade across the next project that comes along for Easter.
When all the decorating is done one can get a wee bit tired. Depending on how big the egg is and how small the artist it could leave you so tired your asleep before you know it like Monica here has taken to the top of her creation.
Jennie Lin Black’s talent with color is remarkable on this shaped card.
Take a look at these designer’s posting their wonderful Egg-themed projects.
It’s looking a lot like Easter around our blog this week. We are paging through our October 2014 and January 2015 catalogs on a hunt for Easter themed products. Today, we have three themed stamps that tilt the cute meter to oh-and-ah level.
If you are looking for a sweet treat this season, here’s our zero calorie cupcake! We love bunnies for Easter and this one is oh-so-cute!
The cute factor rises with Just Hatched and it’s sweet wobbly first step into spring.
These two stamps were used on a delightful painted wood box by artist consultant and decorative painter, Debbie Cole. She’s makes the most amazing projects with our stamps, we love the results!
This project has all the supplies and instructions available on our website, click on the link below each picture to find out more.
If it’s a table set for Easter there should be an Egg Cup involved in the place setting. We’re certain that ours will not only fit right in, but we’ve got a quick and great idea to go with it!
This sweet little project by Janelle are hand cut around the image with a 3/8″ strip of paper left on each side of the base to form a real egg holder for table decor. A great little project that can be done ahead and names added onto the egg or save the coloring for your children or grandchildren with a few crayons sitting nearby. What a fun Easter tradition to start with your family.
Oh, we’re so egg-cited to send you on a hunt for more Easter projects and we just happen to have a a great list of designer blogs for you to visit today. Enjoy!
Hello Stampers! Sorry to be absent for a bit, we’ve been tweaking our new website getting ready for the grand reveal. It just took a bit more tweaking than anticipated. Thanks so much for your patience as we’ve worked out the kinks. We’ll make a separate post for that before the end of the week!
Last week we didn’t get to post much, but our Design Team sure did. They were working with the best of Stampendous’ Inspirational offerings sending Easter thoughts out to all of you for our new month! Don’t you love the gorgeous samples by DT Member Wendy Price above? Such rich, luscious color. She’s fantastic! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the creative and gorgeous samples they all made! Hop around, leave them some love in the form of supportive comments! We’ll be back with more excitement tomorrow!
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.
Let’s see what our designers have posted for the beginning of this week:
Easter is still nearly a month away, but it’s always a good idea to get an early start on special projects, so today I want to share this quick tutorial- I’ll show you how I made the carrots.
1. Cut three 2” by ½” orange strips of card stock. Round the top edges with a corner rounder, then cut the strips into triangle shapes. You should make a whole BUNCH of carrots!
You can cut either a straight line or make a more organic curvy carrot, by cutting a wavy line.
2. Punch a hole in the top of the carrots, leaving one without a hole punch for the inside of the card.
It’s best to stamp the message first, before making carrot crevices- both of the messages used on these carrots is from SSC266 Luv Bunnies. You could write something you made up yourself with a felt tipped pen!
3. Using the kite from the SSC1103 Bunny set, stamp the carrot crevices with the string of the kite only. Be careful to not get ink on any other part of the kite stamp. I love finding unexpected ways to use my stamps- it adds to the overall value of the set.
4. Insert a piece of green ribbon about 5” long on two of the carrots. Tie in a knot. You can also use chunky ric-rac as shown in the picture below.
And finally, here’s another view of the card with the carrots in the foreground.
Here’s the inside of the card…
This is why I left the hole out of one carrot. I used the “Hoppy Easter” curly stamp as the carrot’s top. I colored around the tops with a light green colored pencil.
Here’s a book Marker made with SSC266 Luv Bunnies Perfectly Clear Set. This is the set that has the messages. It also has this cute little bunny.
Now that Easter is over, it’s time to get scrapbooking those special spring moments. But when your pages are done, our Funny Bunny is ready to do double duty as an owl. This fun card by our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, and her ktty assistant, Fred, was created using a cd case instead of an acrylic handle. She spread the bunny image out to be as fat as possible with his ears parallel. After stamping, she turned him upside down to get the owl shape. Then she stamped an extra bunny ear to become the third tail feather. Adding some Perfectly Clear Stamp sets of flowers created his eyes and branch.
Recipe for Funny Bunny Owl Card (card designed by Lisa Hindsley):
Happy Easter, Stampers!
Here at Stampendous we’ve been reading your blogs, too! Some of you have made the cutest cards with our products to celebrate Easter this year. We wanted to show you some of our favorites! These artists gave us their permission to use their cards on our blog and website. If you’d like us to look at your cards or projects, too, just email us a link to your blog or a .jpeg of your project at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing your work. Keep your eyes here for more work by terrific stamp artists everywhere!