Winter Tweets To Make You Smile

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Our winter birds are getting a spotlight this week with great anticipation for colder weather projects, but Fran’s Cling Winter Tweets Stamps Set are so versatile they create a variety of friendly feathered friends.

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Chickadee Pair

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Bluebird

For more ideas, see Fran in this video with great tips and techniques using these stamps and dies including the free branch stencil included in the stamp set that makes a perfect perch for any season.

Ready for more inspiration? Check out these designer’s posting on their blogs today –

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

 

Every Stampendous Product You’ve Ever Wanted Now Available Online!

You asked for it! Finally, all the terrific Stampendous images and accessories are available to you on our website!
That older image your friend has that you can’t find anywhere… IT’S HERE!
That cute stamp you saw in a magazine 9 months ago…IT’S HERE!
That fabulous glitter or exclusive embossing powder from Stampendous that you’ve been craving… IT’S HERE!

Everything you’ve been asking us about, writing us about, calling us about…it’s all at www.stampendous.com for you to look at, check out the details, and purchase for your very own!  The easiest way to find it on our website is to Shop by Theme. Choosing this option allows you to find the products you’re looking for plus others which coordinate to help you create the project you have in mind. You can also use the fabulous Search function at the top of our Home page if you know the name of your product or its item number.

Here are a few of our favorites that are now available on our site:

SSC037 Fluffles the Cat Pefectly Clear Stamp Set
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
F083 Hummingbird Flight
R102 At the Altar
AC924 Formal Gown Class A'Peel Stickers


Remember, your order on our website is actually filled and shipped by your local stamp, scrapbooking, gift or craft store, so you’re supporting local retailers when you shop our site. Because of this, you can also visit your local store and have them order the items for you and avoid shipping charges. Or, simply choose “in-store pick up” as your shipping method at check out to pick the item up at your neighborhood retailer.

Finally, now is the best time to sign up for our convenient Wish List feature! You can keep a list of everything you want right on our website to purchase from as your budget allows. Plus, nothing will be removed from your list until you remove it. This means you can use this list to keep track of what you already have! Or you can use it to keep the details of items you order frequently like Glitzy Glitter and Fuzzy Fun Flock so that you don’t have to search for them when you need to reorder.

We’ve added thousands of items this week, so they won’t appear in the “What’s New” category. We’ll reserve that for things that are actually “new” so you’ll know which those are. If you have any questions about our site or how to use it, feel free to email us at askus@stampendous.com and we’ll get right back to you with the answers you need! And thanks for shopping at www.stampendous.com

Fran’s Painting with Powder Technique!

We just got back from Winter CHA, one of the most exciting craft trade shows bringing together hundreds of paper craft and hobby companies! CHA is the place to see the coolest trends, learn the hottest techniques and the newest products! We couldn’t have had more fun meeting and mingling with other devoted crafters. And we bumped into tons of Stampendous enthusiasts!

Here’s a great recap video of what we were doing at our booth. And you’ll meet some of the friendly faces behind Stampendous, too!

We also got to share our brand new Painting with Powder Technique, demonstrated by Fran herself! Check out our three video series on Fran’s Painting with Powder Technique and make mini scenic masterpieces!

Halloween Sticker Background Technique

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We’ve recently been making unique & appealing backgrounds using our Therm-O-Web Double-Sided PEEL n STICK™ Adhesive with our Fuzzy Fun Flocks™…  We call it the Sticker Background Technique! During CHA we taught this amazing method to store owners and designers that came to our trade show booth including Kimberly Crawford, card maker extraordinaire! She went home, played around with the Sticker Background Technique and then created this stunning Halloween card (you can check it out along with her other beautiful cards on her blog):

Recipe:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of Therm O Web doubled sided adhesive sheet to the size you want. Peel off the backing and apply it to the black card base.
  2. Then peel two damask stickers off and apply Plain Ol’ Black Fun Flock to the sticky side and rub the flock in.
  3. Peeling the top double sided adhesive sheet backing off of the card base,  gently place the damask stickers where you want. You can finagle the stickers a bit on the adhesive sheet, but not much, so commit carefully.
  4. Here is the fun part, dump a ton of white Fun Flock all over the adhesive sheet and damask stickers. Rub it in a circular motion until the background becomes mostly white. Tap off the excess and with a paint brush, sweep away the white Fun Flock from the damask stickers.
  5. Add an orange ribbon and  distress the edges of the black card base with a tool and added white ink.
  6. Cut out a small tag, hole-punch it, stamp a cute Halloween sentiment on it and tie it to the orange ribbon with a bit of  string.
  7. Feel free to add Dot Sparklers to the card to give it more color!

And check out our video with Fran Seiford demonstrating how to do the Sticker Background Technique!

Be sure to check out our Paper Craft Planet Back to Basics Tutorial next Wednesday, October 14th when Lesson 7 will feature more great ideas for using this technique. If you haven’t joined in on these lessons yet, it’s not too late. Fabulous prizes are offered for participants each week, and you can still join and watch all the lessons from the beginning. Check it out at www.papercraftplanet.com!

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Halloween, Part 2

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Our first card is by Jamie M. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://www.stampthis.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F147 Fluffles Broomstick Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (Also offered as a cling stamp CRF147 Fluffles Broomstick Cling Rubber Stamp)
  • B092 Simple Halloween Woodmounted Rubber Stamp
  • AC627HSV Dot Sparklers in Violet Holograph with Gold Edge
    (to find any of these products, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our second card is by Lisa Z. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://shabbychickjunk.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V142 Pumpkin Plaque Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our third card is by Lynn P. You can find her creative cards on her blog http://thequeensscene.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • H240 Max & Pumpkins Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our fourth card is by MaryJo M. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.monkeyscrapbooks.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V159 Fluffles Ghostie Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRV169 Fluffles Ghostie Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find this stamp ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our fifth card is by Stephanie J. You can find her creative cards on her website http://papercrafterthoughts.blogspot.com/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • M164 Witch Shoes Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRM164 Witch Shoes Cling Stamp)
    (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our sixth card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • C181 Bugs & Hisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CR181 Bugs & Hisses Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find this stamps ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our seventh card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • V159 Fluffles Ghostie Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CRV169 Fluffles Ghostie Cling Rubber Stamp)
  • C181 Bugs & Hisses Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (also offered as a cling stamp CR181 Bugs & Hisses Cling Rubber Stamp)
    (to find any of these stamps, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our eighth card is by Sue N. You can find her creative cards on her website http://www.heartprints.net/.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • F192 Changito Mummy Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (aslo offered as a cling stamp CRF192 Changito Mummy Cling Stamp)
  • SSC122 Spooky Halloween Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
    (to find any of these stamps, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

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Our last card is by Terri D. You can find her cards on her website http://simplypaperandstamps.blogspot.com/. This stamp is normally used for wedding cards, but in this case Terri repurposed it for her Halloween cards. To create this card, you can place a piece of scotch tape over the sentiment on the rubber stamp which says “Wedding Belle Shoes”. Next, ink the stamp and then remove the tape. When you stamp the image, only the shoe, or the areas which are inked, will show up on your paper.
Stampendous Stamps Used:

  • Q125 Wedding Belle Woodmounted Rubber Stamp (to find this stamp, ask your local retailer. Find your local retailer here).

Stampendous Favorite Stampers: Easter

Happy Easter, Stampers!
Here at Stampendous we’ve been reading your blogs, too! Some of you have made the cutest cards with our products to celebrate Easter this year. We wanted to show you some of our favorites! These artists gave us their permission to use their cards on our blog and website. If you’d like us to look at your cards or projects, too, just email us a link to your blog or a .jpeg of your project at askus@stampendous.com. We look forward to seeing your work. Keep your eyes here for more work by terrific stamp artists everywhere!

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Our first card is by Chrissy C. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog www.chrissyscricutcorner.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • SSC1044 Changito Hop Perfectly Clear™ Stamps

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Our next card is by Stephanie. You can find the card and the instructions at her www.blogstephaniesstampinspot.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • E175 Easter Chick Wood Stamp

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And we have another great card using the Changito Hop by Dee. You can find the card and the instructions at her blog www.eatbreatheandstamp.blogspot.com. This card uses:

  • SSC1044 Changito Hop Perfectly Clear™ Stamps

Wishin’ You A Hoppy Easter

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Easter is coming up awful quickly, which means scurrying to get ready for the Easter Bunny, baskets, dyed eggs, chocolate candies, and jelly beans! And we don’t want you to forget to send out your last minute cards wishing friends and family a Happy Easter! We thought you would love our “Hoppy Easter” card with the silly Chicks dressing up as bunnies! They are so cute!!

Besides the card instructions, we have included our new Cling Rubber demonstration video. Hoppy card making!

Recipe for Hoppy Easter Card (card designed by Debi Hammons):

Stamps:

Ink:

Plus:

Instructions:

  1. Fold an 8 .5” X 5 .5” panel of Heather card stock in half to form card base.
  2. Cut out a 4″ X 5.25″ rectangle from the Pop Chart paper. Glue it to the folded Heather card stock. Take two of the Just the Edge ric rac strips of paper and adhere it to the Pop Chart paper.
  3. Cut out a 2.5″ X 3″ rectangle from the white card stock. Stamp the Chickie Hop on it. use your colored pencils to color the chicks, beaks, ears, and shadows. Then use the appropriate flocks on the chicks and ears.
  4. Cut out a 3.25″ X 2.75″ rectangle from the Heather paper. Glue the stamped chicks onto this rectangle. Now adhere the whole thing to the card with the sticky squares.
  5. Cut out a 3.5″ X 1″ rectangle from the white card stock. Stamp the Hoppy Wiches on it.
  6. Cut out a 3.75″ X 1.25″ rectangle and glue the stamped Hoppy Wishes onto it. Now adhere this to the card with the sticky squares.

We would love to see your versions of the Hoppy Easter card & we will post your submissions on our website and blog! Email photos to gennifer@stampendous.com

See you in the movies!!

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We hope you had a chance to watch Tuesday’s Shape Shifting Funny Bunny Videos. We’ve included three more videos featuring Funny Bunny here. In these videos he gets quite wild, donning a hula skirt, masquerading as a shark, he’s quite the versatile guy!

Did you notice that these videos have the You Tube logo in the corner? We’ve posted 19 videos on You Tube to acquaint you with various products and techniques that we just love. Be sure to visit www.YouTube.com and subscribe to our video series at http://www.youtube.com/user/Stampendous. That way, every time you visit You Tube they will let you know if we’ve posted anything new.

Why are we making these videos? While we know that many of you are expert stampers with lots of experience, we found out at a recent trade show that there are a lot of misconceptions out there! One stamper told us she thought that clear stamps were disposable! Several told us that they only used woodmounted rubber because clear stamps didn’t work as well. Well, we realized there was a lot of information that we could give folks that would really improve their stamping experiences! We started out to show you that, with the proper ink and techniques, our clear stamps can be just as much fun as their woodmounted cousins, if not more so.

When we started making videos, though, we discovered tons of good ideas that even we had missed. We found ourselves laughing out loud at the various antics of our darling robots, and the dancing Funny Bunny paper dolls will leave you weeping! We’re having way too much fun making videos to stop now, so be sure to check frequently on You Tube for our latest adventures and ideas for you. Some fabulous techniques and ideas for using colored pencils were posted just this week. See you in the movies!

Shape Shifting Funny Bunnies!

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Recipe for this card:

Stamps:

  • SSC1049 Funny Bunny Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
  • SSH46 Large Acrylic Handle
  • SSH38 Medium Rectangle Handle

Ink:

  • STF082 Onyx Black Versafine™ ink

Plus:

  • Bazzill Petalsoft card stock
  • Black and white card stock
  • Colored pencils

Funny Bunny is here and he’s “Shape Shiftable”! You’ll love our versatile and fun Stampendous Shape Shifting™ stamps that allow you to change their shapes for an endless variety of characters! You won’t believe how many possibilities there are with our Funny Bunny. Watch Stampendous owner and Funny Bunny’s creator, Fran Seiford, as she creates a huge variety of projects using this darling rabbit. Bunnies aren’t just for Easter any more!