Part of Your World 3: Up Where They Walk

Up where they walk, up where they run, Up where they stay all day in the sun!

It is a beautiful stroll along the sandy shore this week with our breathtaking beach theme stamps, dies, and stencils!

The first to light the way is Fran Seiford’s Cling Build A Lighthouse Stamp Set and matching Build A Lighthouse Die Set. Customize the lighthouse with the free template included in the stamp set, then add it to a rocky or sandy beach scene with coordinating dies.

Here are a few fantastic ideas from Fran Seiford that we know will spark some inspiration. The possibilities are endless!

All these great samples can be viewed in our video along with ideas and tips using the stamps, dies, and free template!

There is more to come this week with Fran’s designs, Pink Your Life, and House-Mouse Designs® collection too! We have a few of our designer’s sharing some of their beach theme projects today.

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Part of Your World 2: Happy Fish

Fish Wishes by Fran Seiford

Down here all the fish is happy! As off to the waves, they roll.

We have so many fun images for our Part of Your World theme that include fish, just look at the happy ones in our Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Stamp set waves and all.

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More fintastic fish can be found in our metal stencils that have great open designs to show off colorful scales or filled in a fun zentangle design. Get some help filling them in with the Small and Large Scale stencils too.

Even our House-Mouse Amanda shows a fish some love! Isn’t that adorable!

For more deep sea inspiration stop by to see projects from our design team today!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea

Octopus and Jellyfish by Fran Seiford

We start diving into our Part of Your World theme series this week with creatures from the deep! Our sea family is growing in Octopus, Jellyfish, Whale and Turtle stamps available in our wood mounted or cling mounted (shown) rubber stamp options.

Create projects with our new stamps individually or combine them for an incredible deep sea scene like the fabulous card shown above by Fran Seiford. Take a look at today’s spotlight stamps, click on the caption and see more project samples, too!

We have tons of ideas to share with you this week from our April Catalog, and our designers are sharing on their blogs too! Keep swimming on over and get a dose of inspiration from these designers using the stamps featured in our post today!

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Katy Leitch

Kristine Reynolds

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Celebrate Mom!

Spring Tweets by Fran Seiford

Mother’s Day is just around the corner in the U.S., and there is still time to create a beautiful project for the occasion!

What better way to show appreciation for all that moms do for our family than to make a homemade stamped card, gift or scrapbook memory. We have tons of stamps and stencils worthy of a project for our moms.

Let’s take a look at some of our latest blossom images that are perfect for a card, tag or gift wrapping!

Vintage rose with a postcard backdrop, country pitcher holds a hydrangea bunches, and fresh cut flower bouquets are all fabulous images for a project from mom, we also have a ton more flowers of different styles available in our Flower Garden category of our website, stop by and see them all!

Our talented design team is back again this week sharing their favorite projects to celebrate mom!

Alison Heikkila

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

April Catalog Last Sneak Peek!


This week we were only able to small peek at the trove of stamps from our April catalog release, and now it’s time to start looking for the released products to show up in stores near you and stores online! Remember that orders made on the Stampendous website are shipped to you from a local, independent retailer when they have them in stock.

Today’s sneak peeks are from our stamp lines for Laurel Burch, Pink Your Life, House-Mouse® Designs, and Stampendous stamps, and they are sure to inspire their way onto your wishlist!

 

 

More inspiration awaits! Let’s see what our designers are sharing on their blog today for the sneak peek!

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Louise Healy

April Catalog Sneak Peek Day 2

Sneak peek Wednesday is looking pretty incredible with Fran Seiford’s Cling Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Sets! Each set created as a building block of designs can be stamped then precisely cut out with it’s matching dies and added straight to your project or make a pop-up card with our Pop Up Stages Die Set!

Pop Up Stages Die Set

These stamps are now shipping to wholesale customers who are busily stocking their stores for you and Friday, March 31st you can order these images on the Stampendous website. Remember that Stampendous website orders are shipped to you from a local, independent retailer when they have them in stock.

Stop by the designers sharing today and start making a wish list!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

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

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Monday

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.
lbcrs01_lbcrs02_lbdcs01_lbdcs02_sscl101_fs_800_watermarked – Warm color blends are next to complementary cool color blends.
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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