Tangled Pumpkin Parade

Today is our wrap-up to the pumpkin parade theme on our blog, but we’d love to see you continue the parade by joining in on our Monthly Blog Challenge. You can always go up to our menu at the top of our blog to access the challenge information.

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The intricate design in the Tangled Border stamp weaves Jack o’ Lanterns with thorny vines together and is a perfect complement to our other Halloween images. Kristine Reynolds’ festive treat box showcases the  pairing of Witchy Dance with Tangled Border.Q203_Y029_KR_800

Wendy created a beautiful background with Tangled Border on her Lady and Jack card that we shared on Witchy Wonders week. Here’s a close up of her background that really shows how spectacular the stamp is in design.

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This wraps up our week of pumpkins and now there are a few more samples to see from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus (Previous Post)

Jennifer Dove (Previous Post)

 

It’s a Pumpkin Parade!

We know those that were with us on the Dreamweaver Stencils and Core’dinations Collaboration last week are excited to see our post revealing the winners and we’ll have that for you later today. In the meantime, it’s a new week, a new theme and we are on a parade with pumpkins!

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 It’s going to be a week of pumpkin delicious projects and our vintage style Pumpkin Ride is the first sweet treat to share on our blog.

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Pumpkin Ride by Suzanne Czosek

 Alumni designer, Suzanne Czosek, has this darling witch stamp framed with Spoonful of Midnight and heading out for a night of trick or treat fun.  Two designers are sharing their pumpkin parade projects today, let’s go see what they’ve made.

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

Witchy Wonders Aware

Are you aware of our new witch stamps? Wonder which witch will be your favorite? We’ll help you figure it all out this week with projects shared by our design team and a few fabulous friends. Still we have so many other popular witch stamps that it’s impossible to keep from sharing them as well, so here’s our first throwback from last year. An enchanting cigar box textured and distressed with stamps and embossing essentials are the foundation to the feather framed Mirror Mirror stamp.

Mirror Mirror Project by Suzanne Czosek
Mirror Mirror Box by Suzanne Czosek

First on our list this week are two fabulous designers with some Witchy Wonder[ful] projects.

Kristine Reynolds

Jennie Lin-Black (Previous Post)

Are you playing along with our challenge this month? Take a look on our 2014 October Monthly Challenge Page.

Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Collage Images for Easy Cards

These complete collage images make it so easy to create a stunning card! You’ll love the ease and versatility of them. Choose to color? Great! Skip the coloring? Fast and easy! Check out this gorgeous example by Suzanne Czosek! Some delightful trims have made this image super elegant in no time at all! You can find instructions and supplies for this gorgeous card on our website HERE.

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek
Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

More of our terrific team are playing today! Why not cruise by their blogs and get some more inspiration for these terrific collage stamps?!!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (previously posted)

Butterfly Pattern by Kristine Reynolds

Beautiful Butterflies

Our Spring Collage images are just perfect for a quick and colorful card! Pick certain areas to color, color the whole thing, don’t color any of it! Stamp on patterned paper for a quick card, or layer over many other images for a textured wonder! These great images are super simple to use.

You’ll notice that each of the images has a “space” that’s perfect for a greeting! Well, our Quotes greetings sets have lots of words that fit beautifully in those spaces.  They are:

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Here, DT member Kristine Reynolds shows how several layers plus some Encrusted Jewel Technique make a really dynamic card. You can get the supplies and directions for this card on our website.

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Keep visiting this week as additional Design Team members have projects to share with these terrific butterflies!

Stack Art Challenge Week – Day 4

We’re having so much fun with Stampendous Stack Art this week. The folks we’ve invited to play with this fun product have been making such amazing things! Hope you’re enjoying the inspiration!

You remember this terrific Stack Art Doll from DecoArt Painter Susie Wolfe, don’t you? If you need to refresh your memory about how she makes those cool backgrounds, there’s a brief video HERE.

Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

The other designers we shared our Stack Art with were equally creative! Check out their blogs and leave some comments. We’ll draw three winners from all the comments to win a prize package of a Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, a Stack Art Stamp Set and a Stack Art Elements 5-Jar Kit! Wow!!

If you’ve missed the beginning of the week, you can go back and check them out here –

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 And Today there’s more inspiration:

Jenn Shurkus

Kathi Rerek

Elly Pirally

Stack Art Challenge Week – Day 3

 

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Offer a handful of mixed media bloggers a chance to play with glitter, color fragments, mica, adhesive, and kraftboard, then stand back and watch the explosion of creativity. We sent a group of bloggers the terrific Stack Art Element Kits you see here and challenged them to create something fun with our Stack Art Kraftboard, Stamps and Elements.

From Clean and Simple to Wild and Crazy we’ve been blown away by the creations this team imagined. Turns out that even though Stack Art is perfect for the beginning crafter to make gift tags, mementos, photo frames, placecards, and so much more; the possibilities really are endless.

Recently, Fran was invited to visit the folks at Scrapbook Expo and make an  additional video expanding the fun of Stampendous Stack Art. Check it out!

There are three components to our Stack Art Program, our prize package this week will include one of each:

  • The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit (all the kraftboard pieces for 4+ amazing creations; adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments to make each piece special)
  • The Stack Art Stamp Sets (an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle)
  • The Stack Art Elements Kits (five jars of glitter, color fragments, flocking, or mica to adhere to your die cut adhesive)

Visit all the blogs below, and leave an insightful comment. We’ll give away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments.

Here’s who is sharing today:

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Elly Pirally

Tenia Nelson

Alyce Keegan

 

 

 

 

Stack Art Challenge Week – Day 2 – Updated Links

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When you challenge mixed media bloggers to explore the possibilities, you know you’ll get some fantastic results.

Stack Art is perfect for even the beginning crafter. But it can be so much more! All the pieces can be put together in so many fantastic ways. Wait until you see what the amazing artists joining us this week have achieved.

Stack Art Dolls by Fran Seiford
Stack Art Dolls by Fran Seiford

There are three components to our Stack Art Program, our prize package will include one of each:

  • 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.

Visit all the blogs below, and leave an insightful comment. We’ll give away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments.

Here’s who is sharing today: (updated the links so they work properly, sorry for the inconvenience)

Jessa Plant

Mark Gould

 

 

Stack Art Challenge! A Week of Inspiration.

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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!

Here’s who is sharing today:

Wendy Price

Elly Pirally