It’s been Merry and Bright all this week with some great ideas for holiday projects! In case you missed them here are MONDAY and WEDNESDAY‘s posts. Next week we’ll be sharing with all of our Laurel Burch images for Christmas! And there will be Prizes, be sure to tune in Monday! Today, we’re sharing awesome cards to add a little, special, sparkle to Christmas.
In addition to our great holiday stamps this year, we released some awesome new essentials. Have a look at some of these wonderful products!
First up is our brand new Twinkle Glitter! This vintage-looking glitter adds a ton of sparkle wherever it goes. We like to add a focal piece on top of our Sticky Panels and then fill the rest of the exposed adhesive with this blingy wonder. The random sizes and shapes of the granules just fill up the space and sparkle and twinkle when you turn the card. Stunning!
Here’s a swatch (you can click on any of these pictures to visit the products or projects on our website) so you can see the grain size and shape variations, it’s really cool.
It comes in a beautiful, big jar, so you have lots to play with!
It was a huge favorite with our Design Team this year. Here you can see a sample by Kristine Reynolds using the Twinkle Glitter behind our beautiful Pinecone Decoration stamp. You can see the extreme level of twinkle this glitter throws out!
Another great new product we released this season was our Ice Pink Embossing Enamel. Ice Pink joins last year’s Rose Gold and Iced Blue in the Frantage Embossing Enamels line. These pearly metallics are holiday perfect! Photographs cannot do them justice!
This week we are so super-excited to announce a series of YouTube videos using our newest Christmas stamps by the fantastic Vicky Papaioannou! This charming, Greek artist just makes every product she uses shine! And she’s creating all this week with our products!
You won’t believe how gorgeous her work is! Don’t miss this.
Want to win some Polar Bears??? Leave a comment here on this blog post AND leave a nice comment on Vicky’s Video! She loves to know that we are sending her viewers, and we love all the new fans she sends to us! We’ll give away one stamp set for each of her videos to a U.S. Winner, (Official Rules are always HERE!)
Here’s a quick break from all the holidays! We thought we’d share a lovely, everyday stamp with you today, our beautiful Rose Postcard. This stamp is just wonderful because you can just stamp it, and your background and focal point are already done for you. You can add a little color, you can color it very intricately. It’s so versatile! It’s available in wood mounted or Stampendous Cling Rubber.
We had such a variety of lovely samples made with this product. We wanted to share them with you today. Some of our team shared this earlier, so we’ve just compiled all their posts here for you.
If you’re loving our new Laurel Burch wild animal stamps, you might be wondering how Fran made those wonderful backgrounds on the samples that appear on our website and in our catalog.
She’s made a video to share this technique with you, and we think you’ll love it! Take a look, then enjoy the samples our design team members have created to celebrate the wild things in our lives! Just click on the image below.
Were you able to catch the livestream event Stampendous did with Charity Wings this afternoon? Hopefully it will be up on Charity Wings YouTube channel soon so you can see it if you missed it.
They filmed and interviewed our very own Fran Seiford from the SPC Mixed Media Show today, and Fran had an opportunity to share her Melt Media Technique with Elena.
This terrific technique uses embossing powders as an art medium, not just for stamping, any more. With an electric griddle as a steady heat source, Fran uses the vast array of Stampendous embossing powders to make incredible pieces of art. She uses the powders to paint some incredible scenes on chipboard “tiles” then adheres them to mixed media canvases.
These incredible creations and lots more can be seen in the Tips and Techniques section of our website. You’ll also find complete directions there for this amazing look. We’ll also be linking the videos soon. It’s really exciting! We can’t wait to see if you try something similar! Do share what you make with us on our Facebook Page or Flickr Group!
This is a repost. We are participating in Seth Apter’s Treasure Hunt today. He’s linking to tons of the buried treasure on the blogosphere, so grab a cool beverage and a kitten and prepare to be amazed. You can see links to the other participating artists on Seth’s blog at thealteredpage !!!
We sent some of the world’s best mixed media bloggers an assortment of our fun Stack Art products. We asked for their out of the box ideas and examples, and whew, you will be blown away as we share them this week!
You know you can make these simple, beautiful tag projects easily and quickly. But when you take the ingredients for a simple tag to the next level, WOW!
Our Stack Art Kits have three components:
The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment.
The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle.
The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces.
We’ve shown you in a series of videos how terrific these kits are for making ATC’s, mementos, place cards, photo frames, etc. You can check out the stack art videos on our YouTube Channel.
Going beyond what we’ve done before, we’ve got nine guest artists and our own design team showing us great ideas for Stack Art this week.
We’d love you to visit all their blogs, and leave your nicest, most insightful comments. We’ll be giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments. Each Package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set, and one Stack Art Elements Kit!
We’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!!!
The spotlight this week of our vintage Christmas images look fabulous on their own, but when our Essentials are added they have a magical factor. If you want to see the magic up close on any of our Essentials, you can check them out on our website, or look at the January Catalog (pages 78-91) to zoom in on swatches of all our current product list.
Tobi Crawford added a halo of Spoonful of Snow around Ribbon Bird and it makes a shiny texture to the once smooth white cardstock. Love that look!
Sparkling and shimmery is newly fallen snow, so why not add some on your snowy card? Debi Hammons added Micro Glitter to the snow of her Christmas Cottage card and boy does it shimmer and sparkle. Trust us.
Janelle’s Train Postcard card is stately sparkled with Micro Glitter on a few elements across the horizon and the oval frame. It’s just enough bling to add some interest to this vintage collage.
This Ribbon Bird card by Pam Hornschu is gorgeous with lots of Frantage embossing on the bird and Ornate Border. The extra sparkle from the Halo Glitter across the base completes this card nicely.
Our vintage yule is fantastic no matter how you create with it and our designers are here to inspire you to try out our Essentials with Fran’s signature style. To see tutorials on any of those techniques you can check out the playlist on our Youtube Channel and subscribe so you won’t miss out on any of our upcoming videos!
So are you ready for some more inspiration? Take a hop over to today’s designer’s blog, I know you’ll find some there.
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.
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!]