Au Revoir, Paris!

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It’s time to say au revoir to our Paris Bonjour set! But it’s certainly not adieu! You’ll see a lot more of this great set in the future, and we are adding new projects to our website all the time! Just visit and search Paris up at the top to watch as they get uploaded! Today we want to show you our fabulous 6″ X 6″ Paris Map Cling Rubber StampThis awesome background is great for all your travel memories, it’s a wonderful map of Paris, completely hand-drawn by Fran herself.  She was inspired to do this by a trip she took to Paris last Summer. They walked 29K steps all over this magical city!

Paris Map Cling Rubber Stamp
6CR008 Cling Paris Map – 6″ X 6″ Rubber Stamp

Here are some of the samples Fran made with the Paris Bonjour Set and the Paris Map. You can click on them to see them larger, and we will work on putting them up on the website as well. Notice where she has used the free fleur de lis stencil that comes with the stamp set (the small ones), and where she has used the large fleur de lis die cut that comes in the cutting dies set.  Remember, we’ll give away three sets to lucky winners, with U.S. Addresses, who comment!!!

Take a quick look at this wonderful set along with Fran in her newest YouTube video:

There is more inspiration available from our Design Team! Be sure to stop by their blogs and wish them bon voyage as their dreams take flight for Paris!!

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek


Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus





Collage Images for Easy Cards

These complete collage images make it so easy to create a stunning card! You’ll love the ease and versatility of them. Choose to color? Great! Skip the coloring? Fast and easy! Check out this gorgeous example by Suzanne Czosek! Some delightful trims have made this image super elegant in no time at all! You can find instructions and supplies for this gorgeous card on our website HERE.

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek
Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

More of our terrific team are playing today! Why not cruise by their blogs and get some more inspiration for these terrific collage stamps?!!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (previously posted)

Get an Eye Full with this Card – or an Eiffel!

Stampendous Blog Star Suzanne Czosek says:

What’s better than one Eiffel Tower? Three, of course. I used the images from the Eiffel Tower Perfectly Clear Stamp Set along with the beautiful Copper Penny Embossing Powder to create a layered effect with different vignettes of Paris.

Eiffel Tower by Suzanne Czosek

Stampendous – Eiffel Tower Perfectly Stamp Set, Copper Penny Embossing Powder
Tattered Angels – Decadence Chalkboard, Charm, Twine
Ranger Archival – Coffee ink

To create the card:

  1. Glimmer mist using brown chalkboard with music stencil on 8 ½ x 11” piece of white card stock.
  2. Cut part of the music background to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.  Stamp on background with postage stamps using brown ink.
  3. Stamp Eiffel Tower on music background using embossing ink and heat emboss using copper penny embossing powder.
  4. Stamp postage mark randomly all over the music background using embossing ink.  Heat emboss using copper penny embossing powder.
  5. Stamp Eiffel tower on another piece of misted background using embossing ink. Heat emboss using copper embossing powder.
  6. Stamp script using brown ink on small Eiffel Tower background.
  7. Cover charm with embossing ink. Heat emboss using copper embossing powder.
  8. Stamp sentiment using embossing ink on another piece of the glimmer mist background. Heat emboss using copper embossing powder.
  9. Cut banner around sentiment.  Mount on white card stock. Tie with twine and charm.
  10. Assemble card.

Don’t forget to add your card to our October Design Challenge! Use the Linky Tool below.

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