The Siren of the Sea

We’re trying to stay cool this week at Stampendous by playing by the ocean. The gorgeous Mermaid Friends set featured in our April 2016 Catalog  has matching dies that line up perfectly to cut out whole schools of fish, pods of dolphins, and herds of seahorses for your marine pleasure.

CRS5088 Mermaids Cling Stamp Set and DCS5088 Mermaids Die Set
CRS5088 Mermaids Cling Stamp Set and DCS5088 Mermaids Die Set

In case you missed it before, Fran made a wonderful video featuring tons of ways to color this gorgeous set, including her quick and easy stencil brush method. We think it’s really worth watching:

Now take a look at what our Design Team has to share with you!!

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Tenia Nelson

Laura Drahozal





Special Occasion Stencil Friday

FMS4020 Musical Metal Stencil

For our Friday post today we hand picked these three stencils because we love how they work so well together for special occasions like a weddings, anniversaries, girls night out and more! All three of these stencils almost reveal a secret date night one event at a time!

Let there be dining! Fran designed these sophisticated silverware for a look that is fantastic all lined up or with plenty of room to trim and use them however your creativity needs.

FMS4023 Silverware Metal Stencil
Silverware by Fran Seiford
Silverware II by Fran Seiford

We would love some music, too. Add a little music to your craft time project with a musical card or two (stencil shown above).

Musical by Debi Hammons
Musical by Fran Seiford

Get your dance shoes on with this stunning shoe stencil!

FMS4022 Stiletto Metal Stencil
Stiletto Filagree by Fran Seiford
Stiletto by Fran Seiford

Our week on these fabulous new stencils has come to a close, but not before we stop off at one more designers blog post today –

Pam Bray

Remember we are hopping next week with Nathalie Kalbach. Hope to see you there with us!


Stencils Thursday with Fran’s New Stencils

FMS4017 Eagle Crest
We have been hopping this week with new metal stencils designed by our very own Fran Seiford and today is our actual stencil focus day so what do we do? Show more great stencils and samples using them!

Here’s a look at Eagle Crest, Lighthouse and Filagree stencils.

Eagle Crest Free and Brave by Fran Seiford
Eagle Crest Americana by Fran Seiford

FMS4019 Lighthouse Metal Stencil
Lighthouse Seas by Fran Seiford
Lighthouse by Kristine Reynolds
See those perfectly puffy clouds behind the lighthouses? They were made with the Dreamweaver Stencils Picasso Shield/Stencil Tool. It’s so easy to do, watch the video with Dreamweaver Stencils founder Lynell Harlow to see how it’s done.

Fran designed this lovely Filagree stencil that works great in the background for greetings or other projects. Did you happen to see it in the Eagle Crest samples above?

FMS4018 Filagree Metal Stencil
Or here is Filagree celebrating the darling Happy Couple on this card.

Filagree Happy Couple by Debi Hammons

We still have more to share! There is inspiration waiting for you on these designer’s blog today. Enjoy!

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Psst… stop by next week for summer mixed media fun with Nathalie Kalbach and friends… there will be prizes!

Sweet Home Stencils

FMS4013 Birdhouses Metal Stencil

We are having a open house viewing of two new stencil designs today.

Our Birdhouses and Salt Box House stencils have all the character of home with so many techniques available and more. It’s just a doodle, color or embossing step away from becoming a special card, scrapbook page or home decor piece.

Birdhouses by Fran Seiford
Birdhouses Sketch by Fran Seiford
Salt Box House by Fran Seiford

We just love the idea of gifts for a newlywed couple or someone moving into a new home. Stencil these great designs on dishtowels and tile trivets for a sweet homemade gift.

FMS4021 Salt Box House Metal Stencil
Salt Box House by Debi Hammons

Now it’s time to see our designers, one for today, has created with Fran’s new stencils!

Louise Healy

New Metal Stencil Designs Are in the House!

Compass Watercolor by Fran Seiford

We are excited to present brand new stencils created by our own Fran Seiford released in our April 2016 catalog!

FMS4016 Compass Metal Stencil

Our stencils are manufactured of high quality stainless steel and can be used for all your card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and so many more craft projects.

They work seamlessly with our stamps as shown below in a card by Fran for fun pattern paper.

Compass Paths by Fran Seiford


by Fran Seiford
Compass Wander by Fran Seiford

These stencils are great to tangle, color, doodle, paste or emboss! Also enjoy the possibilities of layering stencils into one great design.

FMS4015 Camper Stencil
FMS4015 Camper Metal Stencil

The new Camper stencil above is combined with Dreamweaver Stencils for three one-of-a kind projects like these three Camper cards by Fran Seiford.

Camper Mosaic by Fran Seiford
Camper Mosaic by Fran Seiford
Floral Lace Camper by Fran Seiford
Floral Camper by Fran Seiford
Camper Quatrefoil by Fran Seiford
Camper Quatrefoil by Fran Seiford

With so many ways to create fun projects with stencils we have a few more ideas to share from our design team today!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Beach Basics Wrap Up

Winter Tree Canvas by Fran Seiford

It seems in just a few shakes of the jars from our Beach Embossing Powders Kit, it is already time to wrap up our inspiration week of Beach Basics projects with beautiful artwork by Fran Seiford.

Remember those great little chipboard pieces we posted at the beginning of the week? Fran gives them a mixed media style finish by adding them to canvas for impressive wall decor.

Ocean Canvas by Fran Seiford

We sure enjoyed sharing all these terrific ways to use our embossing powder Kit by itself plus with our beach themed stamps and stencils. If you missed our earlier posts you can jump to them right here for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our At the Beach Pinterest board has grown with all the projects shared this week, so feel free to stop by there for inspiration at a glance.

Beach Horizon Canvas by Fran Seiford

There is one more round of beach fun projects from these designers posting today. Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Stencil Thursdays, Beach Embossing Two Ways

Sandcastle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

We hope you are enjoying the Beach Basics theme this week and ready to double the embossing inspiration with our Thursday stencil products.

Pam Hornschu has a fantastic Canvas Trio project that shows off the fun layering that happens between embossing pastes, stenciling and heat embossing. Each canvas has great texture, dimension and a splash of embellishments sure to inspire.

DWLL3033 Sand Castle Stencil
DWLL3033 Sand Castle Stencil

The technique for the beach and sea floor on these canvas pieces ties them together swimmingly.

Oi ‘Oi Fish Canvas by Pam Hornschu
Sea Turtle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

Here’s one more fantastic project, also designed by Pam Hornschu, combining both embossing techniques on a smooth glass bottle. The results are just stunning!


Seahorse Bottle by Pam Hornschu


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DWLM173 Seahorse, DWLM179 Turtle and DWLM373 Oi-‘Oi Fish

No need to wait for more inspiration, just stop by these designer’s projects today with a treasure of ideas.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Easy Beach Texture with Powders

Beach Friends by Laura Drahozal

Make a splash on your projects with beach flair! Fran’s Beach Embossing Kit can create waves of fun for cards, scrapbook pages and 3-D projects! Laura Drahozal’s card above is one fantastic beach walk dream. Be on the lookout for project information on her blog later this week.

Beach Place Card by Janelle Stollfus

Think of the fun conversation piece these placecards will be at your next summer beach themed party! Janelle stamped and rolled her driftwood placecard right up to an embossed beach. Now that’s a clever project. Look on her blog this week for more project information.

EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

Stumped for how to add embossing to your project? Fran Seiford thought about that and released a new book this year with tons of terrific techniques to help you plan your projects from the basics to beyond. It’s a must have reference for any crafter!

Here are the participating designer’s with a project today.

Janelle Stollfus

Back to Beach Basics

Beach Melt Media by Fran Seiford

We’re getting back to the beach this week with a few basic elements. A clear blue sky, waves of crested water with a sandy beach landing all set in place with just a little heat.

EK22 Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit

Fran masterfully melts her favorite embossing powders, now in a convenient 5-jar embossing powder kit, with a few household supplies and here she is showing how they work together for an amazing piece of art.

Here are more beach inspired projects today from our design team.

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Friday Fun with Embossing A to Z

Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

The week went by fast while our design team was having fun sharing some of their favorite techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book. This book is a great tool to have by your side when you want something new to do with those embossing powders in your stash or for a refresher in the basics of embossing.

HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Another great tool and one essential to embossing with powders is a heat tool. We now carry the HT400 Embossing Heat Tool that is durable and built to last for all those embossing projects ahead.

We’ve enjoyed bringing you a full week of more techniques from the book and there are still more to see today!

Pam Bray

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus