Playing in the Snow with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

What a wonderful week we’ve had visiting in a winter wonderland! Today our snowmen and snowflakes are heavily loaded with Dreamweaver frostiness, like the samples shown here:

Created by Louise Healy featuring the Dreamweaver Snowman stencil, and Sparkle Puff Embossing Enamel.
Created by Lyn Bernatovich featuring the Dreamweaver Let it Snow and Snowflakes Background stencils, along with Regular Embossing Paste and Micro Glitters.

Must haves for winter creations that impress:

EJS02 Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder and Elements Kit
EJS02 Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder and Elements Kit
Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste
DWLJ819 Snowflakes • DWLG717 Let It Snow • DWLG645 Snowman

Now, let’s go play in the snow with our “cool” teammates:

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Wendy Price

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Pastefully Yours

Hello and happy Friday! We are here with one more day of out of the box and off the paper inspiration that’s sure to please.

We’ve seen some great tips for oodles of ways to use paste on paper, on a plaque and for today’s inspiration it is playing with paste on altered projects. Decorative painter and instructor, Debbie Cole, has recently taken to our stencil and embossing paste product line to create some pretty fabulous projects. Let’s take a look!

Create Winter Box Lid by Debbie Cole
Debbie’s used the Snowflake Stencil with Regular Embossing Paste to decorate this painted box and nicely frame the Cling Create Winter Set image on its lid.

Create Winter Box by Debbie Cole
It’s just a fabulous project and so is the elegant tray she made and shared on her blog last week for our Pretty poinsettia theme.  Go visit her post to find out how she made it.

Create A Poinsettia Tray by Debbie Cole
We have a spread of fantastic projects to inspire the next pastefully yours project —

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Lyn Bernatovich

Lea Kimmel Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Miss any of our posts this week? Never fret, because we pinned all the design team projects on our Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils Board. If you haven’t already subscribed to our Pinterest boards, we think you should so you’ll be updated on any new projects in the weeks and months to come! You’ll have a steady stream of inspiration at your finger tips for our Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils product lines, plus when we collaborate with some pretty fabulous companies!

Dreamweaver Thursday: ‘SNOW Wonder We Love Embossing Paste!

What a fabulous week this has been, sharing our love of Dreamweaver by Stampendous Embossing Pastes with all of YOU! Today our expert Dreamweaver gals are showing off with some amazing creations featuring this fabulous product. But first, we’d like to share this project/tutorial as a bonus:

Displayed plaque

A wintery work of heart for someone special.

DW product banner

(Supplies: Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste, Season of Joy Stencil, Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter, palette knife, Paste Spreader, Beacon Adhesive’s® Fast Finish™ and FabriTac™, white and aqua acrylic paints, brush, May Arts® Iridescent Ribbon, slate plaque, music sheet, removable tape)

Here are the steps:

Fast finish on music sheet
1. Brush apply Beacon Adhesive’s Fast Finish Decoupage over surface of slate plaque. Place torn music sheet on wet surface, and brush more over the top. Let dry. Dry brush aqua paint over surface, and let dry again.
Spreading paste
2. Tape stencil on all four sides to plaque. Apply paste to Spreader with palette knife, and pull across stencil design. Fill in gaps with dabs of paste. Pull spreader across again removing excess paste. Remove tape, and stencil. Clean stencil and spreader immediately.
pour glitter on paste
3. Pour Crystal glitter over wet paste. Pour excess glitter back into container. Let paste and glitter dry.
Pasting snow bank
4. Dab paste “snowbank” along the bottom of plaque, using palette knife. Sprinkle with glitter, and let dry overnight.
5. Trim back of decorative pine to lay flat. Dab white paint on tree, and sprinkle with glitter. Wrap torn and dry-brushed strip of music around tree, and adhere to plaque.
side view
6. Add a yummy ribbon bow and a paste and glitter dabbed pinecone to finish off this fun decor gift for YOUR special someone!
Check out more pasty perfection from our talented team:

Pam Hornschu (DW)


Anyway You Paste It

The first two days of our playing with paste week we’ve seen some awesome samples, tutorials, tips and techniques. It’s already Wednesday and there is plenty more inspiration coming our way. Today we have Lynell Harlow back with us in a video tutorial and our designer’s posting their playing with paste projects.

Find out how Lynell uses the Plaid stencil for an easy and colorful background. She also has a few tips about glossy and matte embossing pastes. Enjoy the video and check out the supply list for all the great products.


Here are our designers for today!

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Let’s Get Our Crackle On

Welcome back to our Playing with Paste week here on our blog. There is a fabulous crackle embossing paste featured in our tutorial today that will have your mojo stirring up projects to make and there are also some great projects posted by some of our design team that you won’t want to miss. Take the links below to see their projects now then come back to see the tutorial with a crackling effect!

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

This great tutorial originally posted on the Paper Craft Planet blog by alumni design team member Cyndi Bundy and we’re happy to bring it to this week of special how-to’s with embossing paste. The tutorial includes all the materials and instructions to make the completed card from Cyndi’s project, however to create the crackle technique the first seven steps can be followed along with supplies marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below.



  1. Tape Mittens stencil down on all 4 sides making sure to start with the top so you will have a hinge.
  2. Apply the Matte Black Embossing Paste using the Paste Spreader.  (The first layer will be the color that peeks through the crackle so a darker shade gives a nice contrast.)
  3. Scrape off the excess paste from around the edges and return it to container, cleaning rim before tightly putting on the lid.


  1. Remove tape working backwards.  Remove stencil using the tape hinge technique.  Let this layer dry thoroughly.


  1. Clean your stencil in water with soft brush and dry then reapply the stencil over the first layer of paste.  Line it up almost perfectly, but at a slight diagonal.  This will allow for the stencil to sit on top of the paste and the bridges of the stencil will have a higher surface to lie on.


  1. Tape down stencil and apply crackle paste.
  2. Remove tape and clean the stencil. Allow the paste to dry.  And then magic happens; the crackles will appear when it dries!


At this point you can leave the crackle paste as is for a matte white finish or add color and shine with the following steps.

  1. Apply ink with sponge applicator to crackle paste until desired look is achieved. Ink can be applied through a cleaned stencil (as shown) or without the stencil for a distressed look.
  2. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over wet ink, tap off the excess returning to container and heat being careful to stop before the stenciled paste starts to bubble.


  1. Glue finished stenciling onto cardstock mat and adhere to cardstock base.
  2. Place sentiment from Tis The Season Perfectly Clear Stamps Set onto acrylic stamp handle and stamp onto coordinating paper with Versamark Watermark ink.
  3. Emboss with Chinese Red embossing powder. Trim and fold to look like banner.
  4. Adhere sentiment onto card base.

The finished effect creates an amazing project, just think of all the possibilities for decor and gifts with this technique. See you tomorrow for more great projects and another video tutorial.

Playing with Paste

Hello and welcome to a full week playing with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste! There will be video tutorials, techniques and team favorites on how to use this fabulous embossing paste on your stamping and mixed media projects.


We have a great technique to start off our week that will add metallic shine to your embossing paste. Watch the video tutorial with founder of Dreamweaver Stencils, Lynell Harlow, as she creates a stunning hot air balloon card in two different applications.

That is an easy way to spice up your embossed stencil image and that extra sparkle it creates to a project. If you’re interested and for your convenience, here is a list of products and supplies used in the video.

This hot air balloon project started us off with a great view of what is in store for this week and there is still more today from our design team. Let’s fly by and see what they made playing with paste!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu