More Lovely Lilacs

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A new lilac image arrived in our House-Mouse stamps to add to the lovely lilacs theme of products. We adore this Lilac Aroma stamp as much as Monica does smelling the fragrance of these syringa flowers.

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HMP59 House-Mouse® Lilac Aroma Stamp

And we know the lilac is Monica’s favorite flower because she was caught smelling the Scent of Lilac on another stamp and smelling flowers is any House-Mouse personal amusement in the garden. Stop by the House-Mouse stamp section of our website to see more!

Before we move on to inspiration from our design team today, here are more flowers we want you to see from the latest catalog. Cyclamen and Geraniums are beautiful and a joy to make into cards or adding to your garden journal.

And now here is the entire week of design team inspiration starting with today’s posts.

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

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Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

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Kristine Reynolds

Lovely Lilacs In Time For Spring

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We are back today with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and Lilac Die Set to show the signs of spring you can achieve with a couple of helpful tools!

Fran created this beautiful springtime card easily by using the coordinating dies for the butterflies, lilac, and leaves, but she used another valuable die tool to give the card it’s dimensional look.

If you guessed Fran’s Pop Up, Die Set you are correct, but if you alternately said Pop Up Stages Die Set that would work just as great! Our Pop Up Stages offers more variation in dimension with the individual dies for columns, tabs, and stages, but the results are spectacular whichever die set that you choose.

 

Adding dimension with our Lilac stamps and dies extends to this fantastic mixed media key piece by Dee Adams.

Lilac Butterfly Key by Dee Adams

The butterflies were stamped into Chunky Embossing Powder on a die cut to give depth to the wings. As well Dee added them, so they look like they are taking a brief rest on the antiqued key. Click the photo’s caption for more information about this amazing project.

Find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Monday

Kristine Reynolds

Lovely Lilacs

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It can be spring any time of the year with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and coordinating Lilac Die Set. The large size lilac makes a terrific impression on handmade cards and scrapbook pages with great butterflies to set a delightful spring scene.

There are many ways to combine the images in this set for dozens of unique projects, and we’ll share a few here today! Here is a great video with Fran Seiford sharing various ideas on creating with these stamp and die sets, plus you’ll get some storage tips you won’t want to miss!

Here are some of the beautiful and creative cards Fran designed with the Lilacs Stamp Set and Die Set.

As we always love sharing inspiration with our readers, you can find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

Kristine Reynolds

Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

Introducing Laurel Burch

We’re wrapping up our week of introducing you to our new Laurel Burch line of rubber stamps. If you want to try and achieve that Laurel Burch look, we thought we’d offer a few tips we’ve learned working with her images. Stay tuned for more tips in future posts.

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– Cats, Dogs, etc. have more human shaped eyes rather than rounded animal shapes
– Women, cats, etc. usually have multiple “eye shadow” colors above and/or below
– Colors are vivid and vibrant not muted.
– Paints are blended from one color to another
– Blend from yellow to oranges and then reds not yellow next to red
– Colors often change from one hue to another in the same vivid value spectrum.
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Ex: Yellow orange flowers might then have a border color of aqua blues.
lbv002_fs_800_watermarked – Accent with metallic gold paints or pens.
– Embellish with dots, swirls or geometric patterns.
– Offset bright color images with deep blue or black, not just white backgrounds.
– Dark mottled or starry skies are a favorite.
lbw002_sscl101_fs_800_watermarked – Asymetrical, overlapping, close spacing no big open spaces.
– Layers of hand made papers with torn or deckle edges.
– Papers to match the Copic Marker color chart.
– Metallic accents of gold paper or embossed gold patterns and encrusted edges

Let’s see what the Stampendous Designers are creating:

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

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New Mixed Media Stamps and a Monthly Challenge

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We have mixed media on the mind this month and for a good reason. With our latest release of stamp sets designed by International Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner, we are eager to get into a mix of stamps, ink, and paint.

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It’s the perfect time because we are thrilled to join The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog as the sponsor with our very own Fran Seiford in the guest designer spotlight!!!! Stop on over at their blog, meet the design team and spark your creativity with “Sweet Inspirations” by their team and join in on the challenge.

Speaking of sweet inspirations here are the new Andy Skinner stamps sets with a few projects for inspiration!

 

New Pop Up Stages Videos and Cards!

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DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Die Set

This week we took a creative look at ways to make your cards POP with our new Pop Up Stages Die Set.

In Monday’s post we included the Basics Video, a really great video when starting out with the Pop Up Stages dies, and today we have two short video tutorials on how these sample cards were made!

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

This cheerful card with our Happy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set is made with just a few supplies, and it has such an excellent pop to it!

Now it’s time to celebrate in a sweet way with our Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

We sure enjoyed introducing the new Pop Up Stages Die Set to you this week. If you loved a project you saw this week why not share it with a friend on Facebook or pin to one of your Pinterest boards to use as inspiration for your next project!

Here are a few more project ideas from our design team today. Enjoy!

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Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Take a minute or two and stop by our posts from earlier this week if you haven’t already, they are filled with some fun ideas!

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Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

Monday

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Kristine Reynolds

And be sure to come back next week to see our newest line of stamps from a new artist, until then have a great weekend!

New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets For Wednesday

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Our new birds from the Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set are chirping to pop onto a spring project and with the January catalog release, we have products to develop that creative idea!

Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set has lovely little birds who are ready to nest amongst flowering tree branches in oodles of different arrangements and layering them is easy with the coordinating shapes in the Spring Tweets Cutting Die Set. So easy you will want to make a flock of these little darlings.

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CRS5085 Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set

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DCS5095 Spring Tweets Die Set

Now, to make them pop just add any combination of platforms or columns from Pop Up Stages Die Set to your background layer and voila your project has a popping effect!

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

On Fran’s birthday card you can see how amazing these products work together, the possibilities are endless! If you missed it, Monday’s post we shared more about the Pop Up Stages Die Cutting Set in a video so hop on over there if you’re curious for more information!

And for even more fresh and popping new project ideas stop by our designers who are posting this week!

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Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

 

Monday

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Kristine Reynolds

New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets!

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Our new Pop Up Die Set is setting the stage for some exciting pop ups in columns and platforms! Use Pop Up Stages with any type of stamped and die cut or hand trimmed shapes like images from Family Home, Pretty Poppies, and Spring Tweets stamp sets.

Pop Up Stages dies are so versatile as separate pieces you can use a single column die to make a flower bouquet pop off the background as on Debi Hammons beautiful card here.

Pretty Poppies Pop Up by Debi Hammons

Using two or more column dies will create varying depths for a fun scene. Add the tab die anywhere for a popping greeting!

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Family Home Pop Up

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Family Home Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up

 

Get started designing projects that pop by watching this basic tips video with Fran, then enjoy creating endless configurations on your projects.

This week we asked our team to share projects using Pop Up Stages Die Cut Set and the Spring Tweets stamp and die cutting sets for tons of inspiration! Here is the list of participating designers today –

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Kristine Reynolds

Come back later this week for more inspiration and tips with these dies!

CREATIVATION will be full of Creative Innovation!

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We hope you’ve got your registration to attend the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will be demonstrating all of our new products in our booth at this wonderful show, and we have a terrific line up of designers who will be showing off our newest products. Here’s a schedule:

Of course Fran Seiford, Stampendous owner and key designer, will be demonstrating her latest images and innovations including our Pop Up Stages Die Set.  She’ll be in our booth at Table #1

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The happy combination of Stampendous Stamps and Decorative Painting will be demonstrated at this show by Deb Antonick. She’ll be at Table #3

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 11am

With terrific stencil demonstrations, the talented Louise Healy returns to our booth. She’ll be demonstrating at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17  from 9am- 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Copic master and incredible artist Jennifer Dove will be demonstrating how to color our new Laurel Burch stamp line at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 11am – 2pm

With some mixed media mayhem and a special Dare to Create moment, Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel will be creating like crazy at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 1:30-2:30

Sunday 1/22/17 from 1:30-2:30

Andy Skinner, mixed media artist and DecoArt’s Executive Creative Consultant, will be showing his newest Stampendous images at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sunday 1/22/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Monday 1/23/17 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share the fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

 

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Shipping Today! Creativation 2017!

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Our booth and newest products are shipping today to the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Oh, do join us!

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

This super popular product was one of the great innovations we released at #CHA2016! We love how we can use the simple pop-up construction in the center to make a pop up card out of just about anything! But the other Pop’cessories dies are just as exciting. Make boxes, placecards, stand up creations, and bobble/wobble projects with these innovative cutting dies. Check out Fran demonstrating this wonderful new product that has been one of the biggest hits of 2016.

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