If you’ve ever wondered how to paint those translucent objects (balloons, vases, jars, cups and glasses) with watercolor, this month’s videos are for you. Featuring three new stamp sets full of see-through objects for you to practice this technique, they also feature everyday and special occasion greetings for making great cards for your friends. They can all be found on the Watercolor tab on our website.
P.S. We still have three prizes unclaimed from our Video Series Countdown. If you haven’t checked it, you might want to take a look at this video to see if you’re a winner. [and no, we won’t give them to someone else 🙂 ] If you were a winner who hasn’t claimed their prize, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your U.S. mailing address so we can get it out to you!
We’re sharing more of our Spring samples with you today! So much gorgeous inspiration! Our team has definitely done it again!
Our in-house team isn’t too shabby either! We are so lucky to have the super-talented Tammie Wilson working in our Sales Department. She’s an amazing Decorative Painter and she has created some beautiful projects for us. Some of them use our wonderful Spring products.
Take a look at her gorgeous Dutch Tulips box. It features our 8″ X 8″ Decor Cling Script stamp in the background. These great backgrounds are so wonderful for the painting crowd, they’re just loving them! It’s so easy to apply ink or acrylic paint to the stamp.
Isn’t it beautiful??!! Tammie was even kind enough to write out the directions for us so that we can add it as a project to our website. This was all done with acrylic paints, and her easy instructions make it so much more doable than you would guess. What a lovely gift to make for someone special!
Our team is sharing some wonderful projects this week as well. We know you’ll stop by their blogs and give them some love. And the fabulous Sue Drees from the House-Mouse and Friends Design Team has joined us as well with a wonderful project featuring theseDutch Tulips.
Spring is still in the Air at Stampendous! We have lots of great projects left to share with you!
We had so many beautiful, large flowers in our January Catalog, and Fran had so much fun making samples with them. We wanted to share with you some of her creations.
The Fresh Peony and the Coneflower both have wonderful masks/templates/stencil included for free in the package. They also each include a couple wonderful sentiments to make creating a card that much easier. Their matching dies make creating whole bouquets of wonderfulness that much simpler as well.
Here are a few of Fran’s great samples:
These samples are all on our website as well. Just head to http://www.stampendous.com and search for Fresh Peony or Coneflower in the search box at the top to see the products and projects featuring these stamps.
Our Design Team also have great samples they haven’t shared yet! Be sure to take a few minutes today to enjoy these great posts from our Design Team and leave them some love!
Here’s a quick break from all the holidays! We thought we’d share a lovely, everyday stamp with you today, our beautiful Rose Postcard. This stamp is just wonderful because you can just stamp it, and your background and focal point are already done for you. You can add a little color, you can color it very intricately. It’s so versatile! It’s available in wood mounted or Stampendous Cling Rubber.
We had such a variety of lovely samples made with this product. We wanted to share them with you today. Some of our team shared this earlier, so we’ve just compiled all their posts here for you.
We have one more group of fantastic floral creations to share with you, and one more Design Team project we know you’ll love!
Rhea Weigand is an amazing Copic Artist and she’s a member of our Educator Team. She teaches numerous classes featuring our products, and she often contributes to our catalog samples as she creates her class projects. Our April 2016 Catalog is no exception, and several of her wonderful creations are in its pages! Here are a few:
Laughter Gift by Rhea Weigand
Poppy Fields by Rhea Weigand
Those We Love by Rhea Weigand
Be sure to pop over to Pam’s blog for her wonderful floral project for this week as well:
Since Dreamweaver Stencils became part of our Stampendous family in January of 2015, we have been delighted over and over by how beautifully these products complement our original Stampendous products. Stenciled backgrounds just seem to complete a card or product with a flair and texture that never fails to make us smile! Our flowers are thrilled to be in such wonderful company. And Dreamweaver Stencils has plenty of wonderful flowers in its own right! You can see our whole collection HERE! We’re excited to present these Design Team creations from our April 2016 Catalog. Don’t miss the chance to play with these fun products! And be sure to leave them some sweet comments so that our team will continue to share their very best bouquets with all of us!
Here at Stampendous, flowers are just our favorites! We never get tired of stamping and coloring them. You know who else never gets tired of flowers??… our little House-Mouse Designs® friends! Those little characters just love smelling flowers, picking them for each other, even eating them! And our Designers never get tired of coloring those little critters with their love of blossoms! Today we have a couple of terrific cards from Jennie Lin Black featuring our mousey friends and their love of Spring. Then we’ll send you off to our Design Team blogs for more floral delights! Be sure to leave lots of comments!
We’re taking time to smell the roses this week, and the poppies and the daisies and flowers and foliage of every sort. Our Designers let us know they had lots left to share with you from our April 2016 Catalog, so we’re making room for all that beauty.
Flowers are one of the most fun images to color with any medium, so they lend themselves particularly well to cardmaking. They’re also very versatile, so you can pair them with any good word set and have a greeting card for just about any occasion. We hope you’ll visit our Designers’ blogs this week, leave them some comments, then take some time to stamp and color some flowers for yourself!
Here are a few more gorgeous cards we received from the inimitable Jennie Lin Black. She does love coloring with those Copic Markers, and flowers are one of her specialties!
Laughter Gift – Bright – by Jennie Lin Black
Laughter Gift – Dark – by Jennie Lin Black
Create Sunshine by Jennie Lin Black
Live Each Day by Jennie Lin Black
Poppy Fields by Jennie Lin Black
Those We Love – Gold – Jennie Lin Black
Now go take a look at our participating Designer’s today, they’re giggling with flowers just for you! Remember to leave a comment or two!
We’re celebrating flowers this week on the Stampendous blog! We can’t wait to get around to sharing our new Holiday goodness with you, but our retail stores are stocking up now so that they can fill your orders, and our Design Team let us know that they had more fun to share from our April Catalog! No wonder, it was such a gorgeous celebration of Spring and Summer, and flowers are a big part of that! Florals, trees, nature of all kind, in all her glory! You’ll find lots of it here!
Here are some of our favorite projects we received from Designers Jennie Lin Black and Rhea Weigand on our Educator Team and from our Creative Artist Consultant, Debbie Cole, CDA at Stampendous for these great products:
Create Sunshine by Debbie Cole
Thank You Daisies by Rhea Weigand
Live Each Day by Jennie Lin Black
Create Sunshine by Jennie LIn Black
Daisy Field by Jennie Lin Black
Rose Wedding by Jennie Lin Black
Our fantastic Design Team has some more wonderful things to share with you! Please click on each name below to visit their blogs and see their gorgeous projects. And we know they’d love it if you would stop and smell the flowers for a little bit, and leave a comment for each of them!
The Craft and Hobby Association Trade show is in full swing, and boy are there some new goodies you’re going to need! If you’re lucky enough to be walking the show floor, be sure to visit Stampendous in Booth #723. Also check out our new acquisition, the fabulous Dreamweaver Stencils in Booth #2342. Such exciting events to start off 2015!
We’ve been peeking our new products to you this week. They’re only available to our wholesale stores right now, but you’ll be able to order them retail on our website beginning January 23. (we have to let them stock up so they can fill your orders from our website!) Start making your shopping list now!
One of our newest innovations is our Pop-Up Card Die Set! Unlike other Pop Up cards, ours features a system of overhanging tabs that add extra dimension to your creations. Fran Seiford shows you how this unique system works.
Pop-Up Die Set
We’ve also created a special Build a Bouquet Stamp Set (with matching Die Set available) that will let you make gorgeous floral Pop-Up cards and gardens full of greetings. The matching dies make it soooooo easy to cut out your flowers. And when you stamp them on monoprinted paper from our Creative Palette, a bountiful bouquet can be yours in just minutes! Here Fran demonstrates how to use these gorgeous blooms!