The Faces of Stampendous – Monday

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R247 Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp

A glance or the look and so many other faces have made their way into a stamp here at Stampendous and our January release has added three new faces. Stop by this week on our blog to see them all!

Braids are fun to twist into hair, but our Beautiful Braid is ready to color in any fanciful combination you like, just as Amy Hurley-Purdie and two other designers were inspired to create lovely projects.

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Beautiful Braid by Amy Hurley-Purdie
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Beautiful Braid by Jennie Lin Black
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Beautiful Braid by Asia King

And we have two more stylists sharing their projects today, stop by and see their twist on the many faces of Stampendous!

Pam Bray

Pam Hornschu

Caroling, Characters and Mistletoe Smooches

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HHP09 HappyHoppers® Mistletoe Bunnies Stamp
It’s time for more of our theme, Celebrate the Season, with these adorable House-Mouse Designs®. We have some pretty awesome samples here on our blog, but you will also find them in our projects section too!

Our first stamp are those lovely hoppers having a sweet mistletoe moment and Jennie Lin Black’s card is so striking with colorful contrasts and our Retro Christmas stamp.

Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black
Mistletoe Bunnies by Jennie Lin Black

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HMR36 Christmas Characters Stamp
Can you believe these characters? Acting up at Christmas time. Well Muzzy is as angelic as always and in this card design by Pam Hornschu she really has herself looking drained from all the shenanigans.

Christmas Characters by Pam Hornschu
Christmas Characters by Pam Hornschu

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HMR37 Candle Carolers Stamp
If you love the songs at Christmas time and want to share an image of singing carols by candle light, then this House-Mouse stamp is for you! Kristine Reynolds created such a sweet scene that is so “berry” festive!

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Candle Carolers by Kristine Reynolds

Ready for some more fantastic inspiration to celebrate the season right with House-Mouse Designs? Let’s get started with these designers blog posts.

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus

Happy Hallo Pumpkin Day!

Well it’s not an official day on the calendar, but here on our blog we are celebrating Halloween Pumpkins and the fun combination with other spooky critters that creep along in the night.

Meet Pumpkin Cat a full card size stamp so you won’t need to do anything else to complete your project. Just stamp on colored cardstock or monoprint paper and stick it on a card to mail or hand deliver!

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R232 Pumpkin Cat Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Jennie Lin Black created this Happy Hauntings card with a few more fantastic crawling embellishments after coloring it beautifully spooky.

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Pumpkin Cat by Jennie Lin Black
If you were hopping with us a few weeks ago you’ll recognize Eek A Boo Stamp. It’s a line of All In One stamps that are made for one stamping your small cards and invitation or tags.

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W154 Eek A Boo Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Pam Hornschu’s awesome bag shows these two Halloween characters on a smoky distressed background for the coolest treat or gift bag! Click on the image or caption to see the project page on our website.

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Eek A Boo Bag by Pam Hornschu

Get ready for some new sweet projects from our design team on their blogs today —

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

And just in case you forgot… it is hours away to our next hop!

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Winter and Christmas Card Making

Today is Winter and Christmas card making day here on our blog with six All in One stamps to see! Christmas is the biggest season for card giving and if you have made your cards before you know that it can be a time consuming task.

Our All in Ones are here to help to create oodles of quick cards that are cheerful and darling surely to put smiles on friends and families faces. Each stamp has a focal image, a phrase, a background and a frame so finishing up your holiday cards will be a breeze.

Here are stacks of each stamp design on a colorful monoprint paper made with the Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, DecoArt paint and a couple NK Studio Stamps Sets for texture, then they were glued onto a neutral card base for quick work of your mailing list. Now isn’t that a vision of fun!

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All in One Holiday Cards by Janelle Stollfus

From the simple one-stamping technique like Janelle created with her set of cards to wherever your creativity leads you, the All in Ones work great in any design.

Jennie Lin Black created a set of cards with a few adorable embellishments for a special touch. These are all so sweet!

Now let’s see what design direction our team went on their All in One cards. Enjoy, leave some comment love and we’ll see you back here next week when we’ll be creating more for Christmas.

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Lea Fritts

There have been a lot of wonderful projects this week that covered Fall, Halloween, Winter and Christmas. We wouldn’t want you to miss finding them again, so each project is added to our Pinterest boards. Subscribe to these boards to see Fall Season Ideas, Halloween Inspiration and Christmas Inspiration.

A Stroll By The Sea Tuesday

It’s a great day at the beach  as we continue our shore theme with Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. This set include chair, umbrella, drinks and beach surroundings for a great beach scene. It also includes lots of expressive sentiments to finish off your project.

 

 

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SSC1225 Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

If one seaside chair isn’t enough we have you covered with different angles in our Single and Pair Adirondack stamps. All three of these stamp options will have you creating a relaxing card or scrapbook page by the seaside or in your backyard.

Here’s Single Adirondack Stamp, that has all the relaxation built right in to the image. It’s a sign to sit back with a cool summer drink on a hot summer day.

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Q210 Single Adirondack Wood Stamp

Debbie Cole, artist consultant and decorative painter designed this amazing wire basket with a reverse image of Single Adirondack and the complementing Adirondack Pair Stamp. This is an amazing art piece and captures that seaside relaxation so well. Click on this project to find out how Debbie put this project together.

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Single Adirondack / Adirondack Pair Basket by Debbie Cole

The complement to Single Adirondack is this pair of chairs aptly named, Adirondack Pair Stamp. Just in case you want to scrapbook or put on a card that special getaway with someone special, we have two open seats reserved on the beach ready to color and texture with a beachy twist.

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P253 Adirondack Pair Wood Stamp

Jennie Lin Black has our toes feeling the sand beneath these chairs with an amazing coloring of Adirondack Pair. Love how bright and beach life it looks! She added Relax Enjoy stamp to make sure we did just that. That’s a nice scene, isn’t it. There is a project page just for this card and you can access it one easy click on the image or caption below.

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Adirondack Pair by Jennie Lin Black

We hope you enjoyed the seating arrangements of stamp focus and now our design team is keeping the inspiration waves moving along. Let’s see what’s splashed over on these designers blog today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

A Peony For Your Thoughts

This is a day of petal-ing some beautiful stamps to enjoy before the main show of great projects from our design team and that is the focus of our week indeed. One of the prettiest petal shapes to color could possibly be from a peony flower. They unfold in such a noble way as if to make a graceful curtsy from each petal drawing attention to its blossom. It’s no wonder that we’ve seen glimpses of this flower already this week in the Bouquet For You Perfectly Clear Stamp Set from yesterday’s post.

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P265 Peony Spray Wood Mount Rubber Stamp
Our Peony Spray Stamp is a companion stamp to the Pansy Stamp mentioned in our Monday post. These stamps are great to make an A2 size card in a jiffy, just stamp on the card base and color or pop it up on another layer with a coordinating paper mat. Summer brings out a few snapshots of flowers when when capturing memories for a scrapbook and these stamps would do well as part of a photo collage layout.

Look at this stunning card with gorgeous depth to the hinting petal design of the stamp. The Heart of Friendship stamp is snuggled by two stamps of the Peony Spray and an extra one for a few more leaves.

 

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Peony Spray by Jennie Lin Black

A precious petal stamp is up next with Fairy Flower who resembles a few petals alike to our peony stamp. She’s taking a little rest and relaxation in the garden with a few blooms nearby to enjoy.

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P262 Fairy Flower Wood Mount Stamp

Here is another beautifully colored sample by Jennie Lin Black showcasing those petals framing that sweet pixie face. The Timeless Fairytale sentiment sums up our post beautifully, we are never too old for a fairytale.

Fairy Flower by Jennie Lin Black
Fairy Flower by Jennie Lin Black
Here are some more projects from the some of the design team today!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Asia King

Rhea Weigand

Wild Wild Wednesday

We are getting into the rhythm of being on this wild adventure of spotting our PenPattern animals in the world “wild” web. Each stamp comes in wood mount or cling rubber mount to meet the needs of our valuable customers.

We’ve seen the wading hippo, and eye catching frog on Monday. Tuesday we spotted the posing giraffe and a lucky elephant that made our crafty fingers itch to use some of our vibrant colors. You will want to check out those posts if you missed them, because there are some amazing samples and a video too!

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P267 PenPattern Zebra Wood Mount Stamp

Our PenPattern Zebra may seem like all the doodles have naturally been done, but there is still a coat of many colors to be added and even a chance to doodle in color between those stripes! The choice is up to you to decide, liven up a birthday card, or scrapbook page with a realistic zebra or one in magical rainbow technicolor.

This wild birthday card is showing our PenPattern Zebra in it’s natural beauty just slightly colored for effect, because colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black who created this sweet card, definitely knows just the right amount of color to add to an image. I guess this time her advice would be less is more!

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PenPattern Zebra by Jennie Lin Black

There is one more four-legged wild animal to see on our adventure today, it is PenPattern Lion surveying his pride and maybe waiting for a few majestic doodle lines to be added to his mane.  You can imagine him as well in all sorted kinds of tangles and doodles, colors and patterns that will create such a great card with some of our Wild Saying Perfectly Clear Stamps for the voice behind the lion.

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W147 PenPattern Lion Wood Mount Stamp

Designer Pam Hornschu posted her PenPattern Lion card on Monday and we just think it’s the cat’s meow of cards of our lion, so we are showing it off here on our blog as well. Just look at those special freckle doodles all over, it’s really a brilliant doodle idea! She also mixed in some Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil and Monstera Leaf die to make this card quite fantastic.

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PenPattern Lion by Pam Hornschu

Here is the line up of projects from our safari design crew today, We know you are going to love them!

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Let’s Go Wild

This week we are embarking on a journey to see the wonderful wild animals that are new to the Stampendous PenPattern collection. You might just want to grab your safari gear, because it is going to be a week of adventure and wonder!

Our first stop is to see this wading hippopotamus that is a great image to doodle in the open spaces or color him in a fun and interesting way.

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M324 PenPattern Hippo Wood Stamp

This hippo card by Janelle is making the blues go away with a neatly colored purple hippo using Chameleon Pens and a sentiment from Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to cheer up someone for the day.

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PenPattern Hippo by Janelle Stollfus

Our posing frog is all eyes for a few doodles, even the lily pad is a perfect open space for doodles to take float. Enjoy a frog in many different colors and styles with a combination of color and doodles. Now who can resist that face?

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Q214 PenPattern Frog Wood Mounted Stamp

One particular colorist, Jennie Lin Black, couldn’t resist and made a gorgeous monoprint paper to tame the vibrant markings of this exotic colored frog. She even added some texture with a combination of Frantage Color Fragments
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Jennie used a great sentiment for her card that is part of our Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. It is a great companion to all of our wild animals this week with 16 different sentiments, some for a great chuckle to go along with your doodled wild animal, plus you can never be without a clawed paw print for added emphasis to your card.

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SSC1226 Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Are you ready for a wild tour across landscape of our designer’s blog this week? Let’s head on our adventurous safari tour with these talented guides today!

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Picnicking All Week

There are a few menu items that are a sure thing at any picnic and watermelon is one of them, at least the gatherings I’ve attended seem to have a  melons as an option, so it’s fitting that our picnic week include this juicy and ripe treat.

Taking a slice out of life and literally from the melon, these mice really know how to picnic. Just look at the grins on the faces of Maxwell, Amanda, and Monica, they sure look pleased with their choice. Of course, Mudpie is being his mischievous self and spitting the seeds before his next bite.

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HMR32 Watermelon Mice Wood Stamp

Here’s a card from one of our in-house designers that looks just delicious! The coloring on the watermelon is divine and all those sweet full belly mice can be colored up quickly for this simple and easy card design! Send out a bunch of these in no time with just a few steps. Color Watermelon Mice with your favorite tools, add a mat around the image and onto the card base with a simple twine and button combination.

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Watermelon Mice by Debi Hammons

It seems these mice are driven to food quite often around here and you can find all those foodie stamps on our website in the House-Mouse page. Stamps like Share a Sip, Grape Snack and Carrot Friend all go together well for a fun set of these quick cards.

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There is always a place to share your House-Mouse creations and you might even be a lucky prize winner if you share them at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog! The current challenge is Summer Fun and we think Watermelon Mice fits in just right with that challenge don’t you?

Are you ready for some more picnic fun from some designer’s posting today? Let’s check it out, now!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennie Lin Black

Picking Up the Beat

We’re picking up the beat with some fantastic stamps that will get you tapping your musical toe. We are Making Music with our projects this week. Our music themed stamps range from mixed media to traditional style and of course we have the cute House-Mouse Designs® and Friends to round out the the selection. Sing a Song, with Amanda and friend, is perfect pitch in cuteness!

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Sing a Song Rubber Stamp

Jennie Lin Black created this stunning duet card with Sing a Song stamp and a sentiment from Regal Birds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. We adore this colorful card!

Sing a Song by Jennie Lin Black
Sing a Song by Jennie Lin Black

Our design team playing along today —

Wendy Price