Ready, Set… FOOTBALL!

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It’s here, it’s Here, it’s time to Cheer!
It’s American football season, and our little mousey friends are ready to watch their heroes sail to victory! With popcorn and soda (with triple caffeine!) they’re all ready to root on their favorite team!! (pssst… they haven’t told us which team that is, so you can color it to reflect your own favorites!)

Why not start those Game Day invitations now?! We’ve got the perfect stamp! And coloring is the ideal activity while watching the big game. This adorable stamp is available in Wood Mounted and Cling Rubber.

HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day
HMR95 House-Mouse Designs® Game Day

 

And look at the sweet card that Kristine Reynolds made! You can click on it for supplies and directions:

Game Day by Kristine Reynolds
Game Day by Kristine Reynolds

 

Our in-house designer, Debi Hammons created a great card with this stamp for our Store Display Board Program! Check it out! (It’s probably also hanging in your local store if you want to see it in person!)

Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)
Game Day by Debi Hammons (Image colored by Janelle Stollfus)

And the talented Janelle Stollfus has another option to share today, go check it out and give her a Sis-boom-bah!

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Want to win a Game Day stamp?

Tell us who you root for, college or pro…
football or no…
You need to get mail in the USofA,
We’ll give one lucky winner a stamp of Game Day!

(you could say something sweet about the cards, too! 🙂 )

We’ll be back on Wednesday with more Decor Cling Rubber Stamps and a winner!

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Can’t See the Stamps for the Trees!

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We have a veritable forest of tree images here at Stampendous! They are among our most popular choices. Trees make great cards for men and guys, always a challenge, and they just lend themselves to any occasion or greeting! We looked at Christmas Trees on MONDAY and Halloween and Fall options on WEDNESDAY. Today we’re going to take a gander at some of our “everyday” trees for those cards you need all year.

Our wonderful Design Team is back today with trees, trees, trees! Enjoy!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

 

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Friday by the Seaside

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!! We really have had way too much fun with our gorgeous seaside images this year! They’re all just so versatile, and lend themselves to so many projects from home decor, a sweet note for a vacationing friend, or just some terrific masculine images! You’ll want to pick up our Cling Rubber Sets with Dies before they sail off into the sunset. These terrific sets are always limited in quantity.

CRS5089 Sailboat Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5089 Sailboat Die Set
CRS5089 Sailboat Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5089 Sailboat Die Set

 

Fran had so much fun using our wonderful Cling Sailboat and the matching Sailboat Die Set. These easy-to-cut images are just so simple to use and still get dynamic results. Take a quick look at her video here for loads of ideas and project galleries.

Then sail on over to see the terrific projects some of our Design Team still have to share with you! Please throw them a life-preserver and leave them a nice comment or two!

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Pam Bray

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National Polka Dot Day

According to my email from the Disney Store, today is National Polka Dot Day! Wow… well, if you’re a huge fan of polka dots, you’re in luck, because we have a really fun option for you!

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Our Graduated Dot Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils is perfect for adding polka dots to any project you’d like. This stencil is awesome because it really lends itself to all the terrific stenciling techniques, plus it makes a perfect background for any of our wonderful Stampendous Images. Let’s take a look (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions) –

This darling card using House-Mouse Designs® Baby Blanket image was created by Kristine Reynolds using the Graduated Dot stencil. She pasted it with regular embossing paste then stenciled it with Paintsticks and a stencil brush. She used it in a landscape position to provide a quick and darling background.

Baby Blanket by Kristine ReynoldsIn this sweet card, Kristine used Dreamweaver Regular Paste and a Paste Spreader to create a background with the Graduated Dot Stencil that really makes the rest of the card pop! The card features our Garden Frog Stamp and our Spring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

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In this wonderful card by Lyn Bernatovich, the Graduated Dot Stencil has been dry embossed using a Big Shot die cutting machine. To do this, place the stencil, copyright side down, on the Multipurpose Platform of your Big Shot. Then spritz the back of your card with a bit of water and place it on the stencil. Next add a rubber embossing mat and two new, uncut, clear plates on top. Then run it through. The little spritz of water gives you a crisp embossed finish.

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Another terrific card by Amy Hurley-Purdie shows that adding some Crystal Micro Glitter to the pasted stencil design can make a really dynamic finish when you’re using a smaller stamp on a larger card.

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Finally, a quick stenciling with ink has made a terrific, simple background for this wonderful Christmas card by Tenia Nelson.

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Need more ideas? Check out our website at http://www.stampendous.com and just search Gradated Dot Stencil. You’ll find a tab for product then a tab for projects that will help you find just the things you need.  Happy Polka Dot Day!!

Just Rusting with Andy Skinner at CHA

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International Mixed Media Artist and Instructor Andy Skinner is DecoArt’s Executive Creative Consultant. He leads their international design team and is now designing stamps for Stampendous! We’re super excited to have his new designs to expand our Mixed Media offerings, and he was kind enough to demo in our booth at CHA. Here he shows us how you can use just a couple of DecoArt’s Fluid Media Acrylic paints and his new stamps to make a rusty piece of metal out of a piece of cardboard. You’ll be itching to try this one!!


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Father’s Day Sketch Challenge #39 by Kristine Reynolds

Blog Star Kristine Reynolds is hostessing Sketch Challenge #39.
She’s challenging you to get those Father’s Day cards made early.

Kristine writes:
“Father’s Day will be here before you know it, so it’s time to get started on cards for all those great dad’s in your life. I love this Changito image and he works perfectly for a Father’s Day card! I liked the way this card turned out, so I decided to share the sketch with you in the form of a challenge! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!”

Father’s Day Sketch sample card by Kristine Reynolds

If you’d like to be a part of this challenge, create a card following the Blog Star’s sketch above. Post your card. Comment on our blog and leave a link to your card. (NOTE: We can’t mail prizes to addresses outside of the United States and its Territories. International fans are welcome to play, but you can only win if you have a US, territorial or APO mailing address. Also, our comments are moderated, so don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away.)

Title: Hang On
Stampendous Products: Cling Changito Knee Hugger Stamp, Cling Hang on to You Stamp, Detail White Embossing Powder
Paper: All cardstock & Patterned Paper is Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Versamark™ by Tsukineko
Other: American Crafts brads, Prisma color pencils
Directions: Back striped paper panel with a teal panel and adhere to a top folding white card. Back a blue paper panel with a slightly larger teal panel and adhere to card. Stamp sentiment on the bottom of the blue panel with Versamark™ Ink and emboss with Detail White Embossing Powder. Stamp image in black ink on a white panel and color with prisma color pencils. Back image panel with a slightly larger teal panel and adhere to card as shown.  Install 5 brads vertically.