Kute Kitties

Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons
Pop Up Kitties Thank You by Debi Hammons

Are you ready for some bright-eyed, mousers! We have some new ones to share! Our Cling Pop Up Kitties Rubber Stamp Set and coordinating Pop Up Kitties Die Cut Set  are part of the April 2015 Catalog release, now available at your favorite local or online store.

You’ll see how many different ways to color a kitty from our design team this week and to start off the inspiration here is illustrator and owner of Stampendous, Fran Seiford, with a video about the new Pop Up products coming out!


Check out today’s feline crafty designer projects!

Kristine Reynolds

NAMTA Show with Fran•táge Melt Media!

Fran was at the NAMTA show in Denver this week, cooking up a storm with embossing powders. She’s showing the art world what a great medium embossing powder can be for so many uses.

Fran at NAMTA

She’s got a hot griddle and a teflon mat and she’s going to town.


Fran showing off all the great samples using her Melt Media technique.

See the entire product line of Embossing Powder and Fran•táge Embossing Enamels on our website to imagine the possibilities!

To order in bulk, contact Customer Service at stamp@stampendous.com.

Acoustic Sounds and some Winners

The burst of Acoustic Sounds is evident on our collage style stamp by the same name. It’s swooping and swirling seems to elevate the guitar above the musical background and with these layers already built in to the design you can create a full A2 size card  (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) in minutes.

R224 Acoustic Sounds Wood Mount Rubber Stamp (also available in Cling Mount)

This fantastic card example by Fran Seiford is perfect for a quick card. It has a great rythmic feel to it with that colorful background created using the Creative Palette Rectangles plate.

Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford
Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford

A more extravagant project on wood canvas made with only a little more time results in this amazing piece by artist consultant Debbie Cole.

Acoustic Sounds Canvas by Debbie Cole

There’s more to see from our designers posting their musical projects today —

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

And now for some news I’m sure you’ve been waiting to see on our blog!

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We have some winners!

The awesome giveaway of Spectrum Noir Pencil Full Set plus accessories was picked by Rafflecopter

Heather Thompson

Our three blog comment winners chosen by random.org  will win House-Mouse Designs® Painting Pals, Painted Posies and Making Prints Cling Rubber Stamps by Stampendous PLUS a $30/£30 gift certificate to the Spectrum Noir website.

Craftymom205 from Alabama

Amy#8546 (The Tigers Haven)


Congratulations! Winner’s please submit a mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com to claim your prize.

Dreaming of Spring

What a great week of butterflies and dies! We hope you’ve had a great time getting inspired for spring crafting even if winter is still outdoors.

We’ve seen our Butterflies and dies on almost everything, but today we’ve moved on to clothes! Check out Fran’s awesome t-shirt design.

Butterfly Trio T-Shirt by Fran Seiford

And we have two more amazing designers posting today. We hope you’ll stop by their blogs and say hi.

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

We’ll be coming back often to share CHA highlights here on the blog and our other social media spots. Follow us, so you won’t miss our future posts! If you’re attending the trade show stop by our booths at Stampendous booth #723 and Dreamweaver Stencils booth #2342.


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Would you like a Peek???

CHA Show BannerWe’re setting up today at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show – Booth #723. It’s not open to the public, but we know our fans will want to be contacting their favorite stores right away to make sure that your faves from our new release are on their shopping lists!

Product is already shipping to our wholesale customers, and it will be available in their stores soon. We’ll have the retail product up on our website on January 23 after they’ve had a chance to stock their shelves (they fill our orders, you know!).

All weekend we’ll be sneaking some peeks to you from the show floor and from our booth! You can follow us on Instagram as well to see some of the fantastic projects, photos from our Workshop, demos by Nathalie Kahlbach, Andy Skinner, and our own Fran Seiford, and so much more!  We will post our Instagram photos to our Facebook page as well, so if that’s easier for you, you can find us there.

BUT – the show doesn’t start until tomorrow! So maybe you’d like some sneaky peeks today?? Have a look at some videos that Fran made to show some of our latest products. We’ll post more later today and some tomorrow as well.

Check out our newest face set with matching template/mask/stencil! Wow… you’re going to want The Look!


Take a look at our four newest Spoonful Embossing Enamel and Elements kits! Who would not want to add a Spoonful of Rust to their steampunk creations or a Spoonful of Confetti to their next party! You’re going to need these!!!

Dreaming of Fluttering Designs

Butterflies have such a wonderful pattern of fluttering around, just thinking about it will lift your spirits. If only they would sit still long enough to enjoy their beautiful design. So here are two more projects from the Stampendous team.

Fran perfectly designed this card with the fluttering of wings from PenPattern Butterflies Set and an amazing Creative Palette monoprint.

PenPattern Butterflies Card by Fran Seiford

We love the pendant Wendy Price created back in October with the Butterflies Die set and HHH Enterprises jewelry finding. We’ve linked her blog post to the photo below if you want to go check it out. It’s truly gorgeous!

Butterfly Die Pendant by Wendy Price

Are you ready to flutter on over and see some fabulous designs by our designers? We thought so.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Whooooo’s Ready for Halloween?

We are! This week it’s OWL about the owls! We have a study of owls to whoot about this week. Today we have our eye on PenPattern Owl who is designed for coloring in delightful patterns or even create more mesmerizing detail with doodling in pen. You’ll be seeing him popping in here on our blog and on the designers blog all this week and it starts here with this stunning Fran•táge wreath by Fran Seiford!


The owl has been detailed with more pen patterns and framed in a leafy wreath. You are going to love the detail in this wreath (just click the photo to enlarge the view). You should also take a look at this Project Page too, for instructions on how to create one of our own.  It shares some handmade papers created for the die-cut leaves and a list of Essentials that make this wreath glimmer and glisten.

There are two available stamps options for our patterned owl that is available in a local store near you or online store.


Cling Rubber PenPattern Owl
Wood Mounted PenPattern Owl

Now it’s time to see whoooo has used PenPattern Owl for their project post today. Click through our list and find out.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price


Don’t forget our October Halloween Haunt Challenge. Show us your spookiest, craziest, funniest or sweetest projects for Halloween!

Link your projects to our linky tool below before the witching hour on Thursday, October 30th to be entered in our contest! Remember, winners must haunt the U.S. or Canada, but we’d love to see projects from everyone!  [NOTE: if we can’t tell by visiting your project where you live, we’ll draw another name!]

Click the image above to attach your link!

Special Announcement – Live Demo

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One of our terrific Southern California customers is having a big celebration this weekend! You’re all invited!!

Scrapbooking Made Simple in nearby Santa Clarita will host our very own Fran Seiford in-store on Saturday, Sept 27 to share some of our newest products and techniques!

Store owner Stacey has been creating some great YouTube video sneak peeks to share with you as she counts down to 9 terrific years of business.

Here’s the video announcing the Stampendous participation in her event, and some of our terrific new products they’ll be using for make and takes in the store on Saturday! Don’t miss this great event if you’re anywhere close enough to drive to it! Hope to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE – Comments here won’t enter you to win the SMS contest! You must comment on this video on their YouTube channel. (at the bottom of the video, click on the YouTube logo to be taken to the video on YouTube).

Stack Art Challenge – The Finale

Wow, what a week! Hope you’ve been hopping around all the blogs leaving comments so you can maybe win some Stack Art! The prize consists of one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set and one Stack Art Elements kit. We’ll give three of these prize packages to commenters this week on the participating blogs!

Designers have done so many fantastic things with our Stack Art kraftboard pieces. It’s so fun to see all the possibilities.

Here, Stampendous owner Fran Seiford, has created a tribute to all four seasons using the Stack Art Regal Bird Kit and the Tree Poem Stamp. Punching holes and wiring the kraftboard pieces together, this simple but dynamic piece was easy to assemble.

Stack Art Four Seasons by Fran Seiford
Stack Art Four Seasons by Fran Seiford

In a similar project, Fran used our Floral Lady to create a lovely Spring themed Triptych. Assembled with large jump rings fashioned of wired.

Floral Lady Triptych by Fran Seiford
Floral Lady Triptych by Fran Seiford

Finally a little Snow Fun is just as easy to make. Here brads are placed through the holes and then wired together in the back. This features our Bird Knit Hat, Sweet Snowgirl, and Winter Wonderland stamps.

Winter Fun Stack Art by Fran Seiford
Winter Fun Stack Art by Fran Seiford


You can see that the possibilities with these versatile kits are literally endless! Let’s see what today’s designers created with the terrific products we sent them. Be sure to leave your comments so that we can enter you to win some of your own!

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Martice Smith II

Elly Pirally

Wendy Price

Debbie Cole