Celebrate Kitties!!

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It’s time for the annual Cat Lovers Blog Hop hosted over at Her Peaceful Garden. This is the fifth anniversary for this fun blog hop. Stampendous always really enjoys participating in this one, because we are huge cat lovers here! (Although we’ve got lots of dog folks as well!)  At that link you can link your projects to win some great prizes. Today is the second day, and you can see more about our participation on today’s link which is Her Peaceful Garden – Day 2.

Some great stamps being featured this week, and being offered as prizes, come from our Laurel Burch images. The wonderful Feline Blooms and Indigo Cat sets with their coordinating Dies Sets are up for grabs over at Her Peaceful Garden. And there are even some individual stamps available as flash prizes! All of the Laurel Burch cats can be seen on our website by clicking HERE. They are super fun to color and make whimsical, friendly cards, decor, and more!

Our design team has been coloring some of our other kitties, too! Check them out below!

Kathi Rerek

 

Furry Friends!

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Our January 2019 Catalog is the home of our brand new Puppy Therapy and Kitty Therapy Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets. These two sets feature the sweetest puppies and kitties ready to lounge, romp, and play on all your cards and greetings.

SSC1304 Kitty Therapy Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1304 Kitty Therapy Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1305 Puppy Therapy Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1305 Puppy Therapy Perfectly Clear Stamps

These sweet stamps are perfect on just about any project, small enough for tags, fun in groups for cards and larger projects. We also have a special surprise for you! These puppies and kittens come with their very own comfy chair for snoozing and snuggles.

Every package features the sweet chair pattern you can trace or cut out of your favorite patterned papers or stamp to decorate. If you like, you can download the pattern as well, HERE on our website. Here are some great examples using it!

Fran made a great video to show you how the chair comes together. Check it out:


Our Design Team is also sharing our Furry Friends. Go visit their blogs and leave them some love!

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

 

Cat Lovers Hop!!! Oct 27 – And some Winners!

If you’ve been following our 31 Days of Halloween – that post for today is HERE with WINNERS!!

Stampendous is excited to be a sponsor this week of the Cat Lover’s Blog Hop! And we’ll be offering one winner our Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Stamp Set and matching Cutting Dies! Here are some great samples and a picture of the two products! U.S. Winner only, of course, and our Official Rules can ALWAYS be found at the top of our blog or HERE.

Here at Stampendous we love all things cats! And so do our customers and Design Team members. We are super excited to share with you today, and our team have made some brand new samples for your inspiration. Plus, there are tons of samples at the Cat Lovers Blog Hop Page.  To win, you can create a “cat” themed project and submit it over on Janis’ blog, or comment on the linked projects, or play the games she’s posting on her blog. Lots of ways to win!

Indigo Cats by Fran Seiford Indigo Cats Pop Up by Fran Seiford Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Laurel Burch Indigo Cats dies

Check out the furry, funny, felines being stamped by our wonderful Design Team! Be sure to leave them some love! We’ll draw from all our comments for a Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Stamp set and Matching Cutting Dies set! (our Official Rules, as always, are HERE. And you must have a U.S. mailing address)

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus (Monday)

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Alison Heikkila

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! – Friday

At Stampendous this week we’re celebrating the wonderful Dogs and Cats in our lives. We hope you’ve been commenting on our posts and our Design Team posts, because we’re giving away one set of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and the coordinating Dog Park Cutting Dies this week.  We’ll take comments until Sunday night, then draw a winner on Monday. Tell us about your pets when you comment.

We want to remind you today, that there are lots of greetings and sentiments that are perfect for pairing with our great dog and cat stamps. Here’s a look:

We’ve really enjoyed this week with all of you sharing about your favorite fur people! We thought it would be fun to share with you our owner, Fran Seiford’s, own fur baby, Beaver! He’s a sweetie who loves to climb on the keyboard right while she’s making great art for our stamp images. He also gets to be the stylish model for some of our kitty stamps!

Fran's Cat, Beaver

 

And this is Avonlea, she’s Fran’s “great-niece”, and lives with Fran’s human niece, Anne Smallwood. She’s a curious little thing who plopped right down to have her photo taken when she found out about this blog series.

Avonlea Kitty

 

And our Design Team has one more round of cards to post for our Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! theme week. Stop by and give them some love:

Louise Healy

 

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)

At Stampendous we love our pets, and dog and cat stamps work their way into our releases frequently. Our April Catalog release was no exception, let us introduce you to our newest takes on man’s best friend, and cats, too!

Laurel Burch was extremely fond of both dogs and cats, and she drew them prolifically. We’ve added several of those images as stamps, so you can do the same thing.

The Dog Park Cling Rubber Set with its coordinating cutting dies is so sweet, and the ability to cut them out so easily provides tons of options for great projects. And one lucky winner can receive these two products by commenting on our blog posts this week. Each comment is an entry, so leave us some love! Tell us about your pets in a comment or two!  We’ll take comments all week through Sunday and announce a winner on Monday.  Official Rules

You’ll love some of the darling samples that Fran created for our April Catalog.

These projects are available on our website by searching Dog Park. We’ll share some more of her whimsical samples later in the week.

Our January and April Catalogs also included some great cat/dog images mounted on your choice of wood handles or Stampendous Cling rubber. Here’s a look a the latest offerings – YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL HERE:

We’ll be sharing lots of inspiration over on our Instagram Feed this week. Plus you can find projects featuring all of these stamps on our website projects section. Just click HERE and search Laurel Burch.

For today, we’ve got some fun inspiration from a couple of our Design Team Members! Be sure to leave them some love as well!  See you Friday!

Louise Healy

 

Kristine Reynolds

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Even More Gift Ideas…

Last week many of you came up with some really creative gift ideas for the Sketch Challenge. And we also wrote a blog post featuring presents made by our design team. This week we’d like to show you a few great gifts that would be perfect for your fellow stamp loving friends or even your family, co-workers and neighbors! They don’t have to be stampers to enjoy a cuddly Fluffles the cat sweater or a cheery Changito the monkey mug! Many of our fans have asked for cool merch with their favorite Stampendous characters on them… and here they are, now available at Cafe Press!


This mug is made for the office! Don't you think?!

 

We admit, sometimes knit happens! And with this bag you can transport your needles and yarn to make knit happen anywhere!

 

A frighteningly cute onsie for your little monkey!

 

We don't have a clever caption for this one. We just thought it was cute!

 

Wouldn't you rather kiss the cook if they were wearing this snazzy apron?

 

And if you have any suggestions for Stampendous merchandise you’d like to see in the future, let us know in the comments below!

Funny Bunny Owl

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Now that Easter is over, it’s time to get scrapbooking those special spring moments. But when your pages are done, our Funny Bunny is ready to do double duty as an owl. This fun card by our Art Director, Lisa Hindsley, and her ktty assistant, Fred, was created using a cd case instead of an acrylic handle. She spread the bunny image out to be as fat as possible with his ears parallel. After stamping, she turned him upside down to get the owl shape. Then she stamped an extra bunny ear to become the third tail feather. Adding some Perfectly Clear Stamp sets of flowers created his eyes and branch.

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Recipe for Funny Bunny Owl Card (card designed by Lisa Hindsley):

Stamps:

Ink:

Plus:

  • Colored Pencils
  • Watercolor Paint and Brush
  • Paper Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Orange Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics card stock in Petunia and Tink Pink

What can you make using this charming, stretchable bunny stamp? Here’s another cute idea for scrapbooking:

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And for those of you who have made it this far… here is an Easter egg!