Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

cross stitch pattern

cross stitch closeup

Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag –

pumpkin card

We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.


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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.


Stampendous BlogStars – Day 3

Before we get to meeting our two additional BlogStars, we wanted to bring you the second project by Kristine Reynolds.  Beautiful for Spring and the upcoming wedding season, this Orchid Greetings Set is one of our favorites here at Stampendous.

Birthday Orchid Card by Kristine Reynolds
Kristine Reynolds

Today I have a quick and simple birthday card to share with you!  This orchid is really easy to color and goes perfectly with any type of sentiment for all of those last minute card needs!


STAMPS: SSC1053 Orchid Greetings & SSC1115 Birthday Assortment Perfectly Clear Stamps by Stampendous
PAPER: Neenah White, Bazzil Prismatic Cardstock
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink, Copic Markers (yg3, yg01, v01, bv00, e11, e13)
OTHER: Martha Stewart “Loop” Border Punch


  1. Stamp sentiment in black ink on the bottom of a 5 ½” white panel.
  2. Stamp orchid image above the sentiment with black ink and color with Copic Markers
  3. Trim the stamped panel leaving part of the left branch “out of the box” as shown.
  4. Punch the side of a 5 ½” x 3 ¾” light purple panel and use it to back the stamped panel. Trim left side as needed.
  5. Adhere the layered panels to a 5 ¼” x 4 ¼” top folded purple card.
  6. Adhere three pearl colored dew drops vertically on the bottom left of card as shown.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and are feeling inspired to get your Stampendous stamps inky and make one of your own!