Make it Merry and Bright and WINNERS

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This week our Design Team are sharing some of our holiday images that seem Merry and Bright to them. You won’t want to miss a single day of this great inspiration for Christmas.

We have some wonderful products this year that can make your holidays merry and bright as well. Here are just a few of the newest choices. Almost all of our wood mounted stamps are also available as Cling Rubber.

FMS4082 Ornament Mix Metal Stencil
FMS4082 Ornament Mix Metal Stencil
P306 Pine Ornaments Wood Mounted Stamp
P306 Pine Ornaments Wood Mounted Stamp
P307 Christmas Roses Wood Mounted Stamp
P307 Christmas Roses Wood Mounted Stamp
P310 Pinecone Decoration Wood Mounted Stamp
P310 Pinecone Decoration Wood Mounted Stamp

You can check out all of our wonderful, merry and bright stamps for Christmas on our website or in our July Catalog.

Our Design Team has some great samples as well. Here’s who is sharing today!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

 

And we have Winners from our Inspirational Week of sharing stamps. Each of these three folks has won our Blessed Nativity Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.  Send us an email to submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. mailing address and we’ll get your stamp set right out to you! Congratulations!

Donna Ellis

ColleenB

Marisela Delgado

And from Vicky P’s Friday Video comments the lucky winner of a Smiling Snowman Set is –

Smokie

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Project Pop Up Trees

We think this week’s theme is boughs to bows above the rest with Christmas tree projects inspiration. If you missed any of our posts on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you are missing some tree-mendous product combinations. An easy way to catch up though is to check out the design team projects through our Christmas Inspiration Pinterest board.

Today’s inspiration gallery here on our blog are the cards you might have spotted during Fran’s video shared here on Wednesday’s post. There were a some darling Pop Up cards that always make a fun greeting. To see these up close, clicking on the caption will lead you to a project page with a larger photo and more information on supplies and instructions.

We have news for you before we send you hopping off to see more awesome projects from our design team.

This month Create Christmas is popping up at your favorite stamping and scrapbooking store with our Pop-Up card of the month program! Everything you need in supplies and full instructions are available to create this featured card by designer Debi Hammons and they might even have it as a class. If you don’t see it in your store, ask about the Pop-Up Card program from Stampendous.

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Create Christmas by Debi Hammons

Here’s a pretty fabulous list of projects to hop on over and see.

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Fritts

Come join us all next week as we share projects using some of our favorite products from TombowUSA and then starting Friday, September 18th we’ll be hopping with their design team. See you back

Decking the Tree with Dreamweaver

By now I’m guessing that this set of Cling Stamps and their matching Cutting Dies are reeeeaaaally familiar to you. There’s a very good reason why the “Create Christmas” sets have been featured all of this week…they are amazingly versatile! Mix them up with Dreamweaver designs by Stampendous, and the possibilities are endless.

DCS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

Cling Create Christmas Dies Set

CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

You’ve learned how to color these images. You’ve learned how to paper piece them with designer papers. You’ve learned to simply stamp and emboss the images. Now, how about ink-stenciling a background design over the  tree? How about pasting a design on the tree? How about adding a bit of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to edges to create snow? For more dimension and the wow factor, how about running the tree through your embossing machine with the Dreamweaver stencil backgrounds or embossing folders? Now we’re talking! Here are just a few designs that would work well for these techniques, a few of which are considered “everyday” designs to be used year round for all of your Stampendous/Dreamweaver projects:

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Dreamweaver Large ScalesCrusade Background Holly SwirlsGraduated Dots Christmas Borders

And add some of this…

Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste

A healthy sprinkling of this…

Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
         Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder

And you could have something like this fun card by Pam Hornschu…

Cling Create Christmas • Pop Up Die set • Holiday Greetings stencil • Regular Embossing Paste • chunky White Embossing Powder • Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder • Perfectly Clear Joyful Phrases
Cling Create Christmas • Pop Up Die set • Holiday Greetings stencil • Regular Embossing Paste • chunky White Embossing Powder • Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder • Perfectly Clear Joyful Phrases

Several of our team members have some more Christmas creations to share with you today:

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie

 

 

 

Christmas Trees In Every Style

We are here today with more Christmas trees from the design team linked up towards the end of our post, but before we hop on over to see them we have a great video with Fran Seiford using Create Christmas.

You’ll see plenty of ideas for tree styles and colors plus somewhere in the video Fran gives a tip on making different styles of glistening snow and vintage decorations.

Let’s  hop on over to these designer projects for more inspiration!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Be back here tomorrow with tree-mendous project with Dreamweaver Stencils!

Create A Christmas Tree

Are you ready to create a little Christmas this week? We are!

One of the loved traditions of Christmas season is finding the perfect evergreen tree and decorate it with treasured ornaments and accessories. Now we can create a grove of fun Christmas trees in assorted styles and decorations with two new products from our July 2015 catalog.

Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set includes a shapely tree and adornment stamps to make a jolly holiday tree project of your very own. This set also includes a free stencil for easy coloring and masking on your projects and we’ll show you how to use it all this week.

CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

Stamp and decorate the tree in one layer or easily add dimension with the coordinating Create Christmas Die Set. The possibilities are endless with this set of 12 dies that cut all the stamp set images in Create Christmas even dies to cut the tree into layers for new heights.  Add oodles of gifts around your tree with the two rectangle and bow dies.

DCS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
DCS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set

Decorate this tree quickly by stamping on pattern paper as shown in this festive card by Fran Seiford. Add a few wrapped presents in no time using only dies and more pattern paper, then all that is left is Christmas wish sentiment put together with the Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

Create Christmas by Fran Seiford
Create Christmas Wishes by Fran Seiford

With so many ways to trim a tree with this stamp and die combination our design team have some great Christmas projects to share! Let’s see what they have today!

Kristine Reynolds

More than Decorations

Holiday decorations are lights, wreaths and color themes, but it is gathering together in the midst of them that turns our houses to homes. Our scene style stamps can add a little comfort of home to your cards when you need to send a little bit of your home on to theirs. Ready for some home and hearth cards?

Friendly Dreams by Suzanne Czosek
Friendly Dreams Card by Suzanne Czosek

 

Christmas Cottage by Suzanne Czosek
Christmas Cottage card by Suzanne Czosek

 

Rockin RIde by Jennie Black
Rockin RIde Card by Jennie Black

Here’s some extra special designs to share from some of our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Paper, Stamps, Glue, Maybe More

All it takes are some festive paper, a stamp and ink, then some glue. If you can find supplies in five minutes, you can finish it in ten minutes. Here’s a card that was made just with that in mind.

Yule Diamonds Card by Janelle Stollfus

The diamond shape stamps in Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set adds just the right angle to keep the card interesting and the design options will provide plenty of different cards with the same layout.

Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Add in a sentiment from the Holiday Words Stamp Set with an array of possibilities. Have a few minutes to spare?  Sprinkle some Spoonful of Snow around the card for that extra holiday, “Wow”.

Our incredible designer sharing on her blog today,

Jamie Martin

Saturday Sketch Challenge

This week was, hands down, the hardest Challenge to choose winners from! We have to show you what everyone made because there was just so much great creativity! So we will be posting those cards later this week. But for now we will show you the two cards we did choose…

Angela’s! Congrats, this card has a lot of great detail and I love the accessories she paired with the stamp image. It turned out so great!! Angela used the SSC263 Costume Kids Perfectly Clear Stamps, which will be available on our website later this week.

And congratulations to Melinda! I love how you used the background paw prints stamps as the background and to the U. Melinda used the Fluffles Wuv Perfectly Clear Stamps and the Love Journal Perfectly Clear Stamps.

This week’s challenge is to send us your best Christmas and Winter cards (or scrapbook pages) using Stampendous Christmas and Winter products, since we just released a TON of them online and at your local retailer carrying Stampendous product. The prize will be a Holiday stamp so you can use it to get ahead on this year’s holiday cards! Good luck everyone and check out what the design team made for a bit of holiday inspiration:

Cyndi made this playful card using the new Polar Path Cling Rubber Stamps set and White Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter.

Wendy made this perfect card using the Snowfall Rubber Stamp, Holiday Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (SSC1067), the Cling Rubber Cardinal Path Stamp Set, Cotton Ball White Flock from the FF906 Lollipop Flock Kit, white embossing powder from EK08 Carousel Embossing Kit, Copic markers and Creative Impressions ribbon

Check out the cards Jen Dove made! In this one she used Crystal ultra-fine glitter, Snowman Flurry Perfectly Clear Stamps, Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad, Pattern paper, glimmer ribbon and Copic Markers: YG11, G000, B95, BG10, YR02, YG03

In this one she used M232 Cozy Penguin Trio woodmounted stamp, patterned paper, Copic markers, Chainletter Christmas Class A’Peel Stickers, Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers and Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad

And here’s yet another fun card by Jen. She was on a roll this week! She used the NEW Polar Gifts Cling Rubber Stamp, Creative Impressions Silk Ribbon, a button, patterned paper, Prism Cardstock, Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad and Copic markers: C1, C3, C5, C7, B95, BG10, YG63, 0, G000, RV95, R11