A Charming Cherub Christmas

Cherub Christmas

 

Super sweet cherubs are perfect for Christmas greetings to convey the wonder of the Holiday season. These adorable angels are Fran’s favorite this year as they interact with sweet animals for the season. Combine one or more on a holiday card, or you could even use them for sympathy cards, or just daily encouragement. There are so many ways to color them to feature year ’round charm.

Fran made a quick video with some coloring tips, and it features some wonderful samples from our Design Team and Fran herself for using these great stamps. Check it out.

Our design team is also sharing their samples on their blogs this week along with other designs that would make delightful cards for kids or from kids. Check them out here –

Kathi Rerek

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

The Reason for the Season – Classics

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Here at Stampendous we never forget the reason for this blessed holiday season! We are always so pleased to share our newest inspirational stamps, so that you can inspire your friends and relatives with the real meaning of Christmas. But we also love taking a look at our classic best sellers! We have some favorites to show you today. You can always find all of our inspirational stamps in that category on our website – it’s HERE.  All of these wood mounted stamps are also available in cling rubber, clicking on a picture will take you to our website where our orders are filled by independent, local stamping and scrapbooking stores!

 

R273 Tiny Prince
R273 Tiny Prince
R275 Joy Tree
R275 Joy Tree
SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

F239 Believe Scrolls
F239 Believe Scrolls

Here’s who is sharing today! Be sure to leave comments everywhere, we’ll give away 3 of our Blessed Nativity sets this week!! (U.S. Winners Only, Official Rules are always HERE)

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

The Reason for the Season – Mid-Week

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This week we’re celebrating the reason for this blessed holiday season! We’d like to share more of our newest, and most classic inspirational stamps, so that you can inspire your friends and relatives with the real meaning of Christmas.

This year we have some wonderful new images, and our Design Team is sharing some of their best inspiration with you. We’ll be giving away three of our new Blessed Nativity Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets (shown above, colored with Copic Markers by our very own Fran Seiford). What a sweet, simple image full of hope and love!  Be sure to leave comments everywhere, we’ll give away 3 of our Blessed Nativity sets this week!! (U.S. Winners Only, Official Rules are always HERE)

We also have a few new charming stamps in our wood/cling stamp collection. Each of these stamps is available wood mounted or in Stampendous Cling Rubber.

P308 Mother Mary Wood Mounted Stamp
P308 Mother Mary Wood Mounted Stamp
W191 Wisemen Seek Him
W191 Wisemen Seek Him
E287 Tiny Nativity
F240 Jesus Christmas
M334 Joy Has Come
M334 Joy Has Come

 

Our Designers have some inspiration for you today, as well. Here’s who is playing today:

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Jamie Martin

The Reason for the Season

The Reason for the Season Banner

Here at Stampendous we never forget the reason for this blessed holiday season! We are always so pleased to share our newest, and most classic inspirational stamps, so that you can inspire your friends and relatives with the real meaning of Christmas.

This year we have some wonderful new images, and our Design Team is sharing some of their best inspiration with you. Our new Blessed Nativity Perfectly Clear Stamp Set is shown above, colored with Copic Markers by our very own Fran Seiford. What a sweet, simple image full of hope and love!  Here’s the whole set, including some wonderful, inspirational sentiments! The image of that first Christmas spreads all the way across the card for a quick stamping project.

SSC1268 Blessed Nativity Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSC1268 Blessed Nativity Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Here’s who is sharing today! Be sure to leave comments everywhere, we’ll give away 3 of our Blessed Nativity sets this week!! (U.S. Winners Only, Official Rules are always HERE)

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

 

A Reason to Travel Far

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P272 Wise Gifts Wood Stamp

We’ve journeyed through the Nativity story this week, but not as far as the magi traveling with precious gifts for the holy babe. This gorgeous new Christmas stamp is perfectly sized for a dramatic card like this one from our Australian Distributor, Julie Makela at The Stencil Specialist.

Wise Gifts by Julie Makela owner of The Stencils Specialist
Wise Gifts by Julie Makela owner of The Stencils Specialist

Julie’s gorgeous colored image needs no extra decoration to adorn the card; it looks fantastic in those soft color pencil hues.

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Q216 Jesus Wreath Wood Stamp

A simple wreath stamp image with the magic of Christmas wrapped into one sentence for a card, tag or scrapbook page. Really the possibilities are endless, but here’s an example to inspire you done by designer Tenia Nelson with sweetly colored wreath, baubles and bow. It’s simply adorable!

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Jesus Wreath by Tenia Nelson

We can’t wait for you to see the rest of our featured designer projects for this week’s theme! Go be inspired and have a fun weekend then meet us back here next week as we wrap up our Christmas inspiration from the July 2015 catalog.

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Thursday: Dreaming of a Holy Child

If you are the person that believes that the “reason for the season” is not about fighting to buy that item that is sold out everywhere, that it’s not about piles of presents under the tree, and that it’s not about how many parties you get invited to, but rather about celebrating the birth of the son of God…than this has to be the best week on the Stampendous blog for you! You’ve noticed by now that the Dreamweaver stencils, as well as the Stampendous line of images, provides many inspirational designs to touch your heart and those of your loved ones. Here’s just a few from the Dreamweaver line…

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Jumbo Merry Christmas
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Dreamweaver Manger
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Standing Angel
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Joseph and Mary
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Peace on Earth

Our wonderful team have more inspirational inspiration (and yes, that was deliberate!) for you on their blogs…

Laura Drahozal

Lea Fritts

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

 

The Star of Bethlehem

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P271 Shepherd Watch Wood Stamp

We have some great stamp images to share today as we move through the week of our Child Is Born theme. First up are these two sweet onlookers towards Bethlehem as the star shines brightly in the sky. What a sweet night scene that is colored so beautifully by Alison Heikkila.

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Shepherd Watch by Alison Heikkila

Another city scape stamp for today is this beautiful silhouette of the city of Jesus’ birth. Easy to emboss or stamp and go for a quick make of greeting cards.

P268 Bethlehem Night Wood Stamp
P268 Bethlehem Night Wood Stamp

The holy night would be much quieter without the words from popular verses and carols that are captured in our inspirational and icon stamp set, Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

 

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SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

 

Laura Drahozal created this sweet card that was shared last week for our House-Mouse theme, but take a look at the great text background! Even as a backup to the Joyful Noise of mouse and bird, these sentiments shine on their own.

Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal
Joyful Noise by Laura Drahozal

If you enjoyed our stamps today, you’ll be in for a treat with these designer projects –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

A Child Is Born

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W163 Love Was Born Wood Stamp

It’s another great week of Christmas theme and we are taking a look at stamps and stencils about the holy nativity.

Our inspirational All in One reminds us of the reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior. Amy Hurley-Purdie colored this stamp using the most perfect color next to scraps of wrinkled bedding to signify the child’s status.

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Love Was Born by Amy Hurley-Purdie

A beautifully Framed Family for easy cutting and layering onto cards and scrapbooking layouts. This is a precious scene of the Holy Family.

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W150 Framed Family Wood Stamp

How about we find more inspiration at these designers blogs today.

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Reason

BlogStar Asia King has a beautiful tutorial for us featuring Spectrum Noir Alchol Markers today! And be sure to check out these terrific Design Team Members who have posted projects so far this week:

Lea Kimmel

Jennifer Dove

Lea Kimmel (yes, a different card!)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Lovely to see you all again! Asia King here with another Christmas make.

Today I would like to share a project I made with the beautiful Manger Family stamp. With all the buzz of Christmas gifts shopping, Santa, jingling bells and stuff, we tend to forget what Christmas is actually all about. And this stamp is just perfect for capturing the spirit of the ‘Manger Miracle‘.

I’m not much of a ‘colouring’ stamper but I thought it might be helpful to share the colours of the Spectrum Noir markers I used for colouring the image.

The background was inked with distress inks and the bottom of the image was sprinkled with Pearlized Mica Fragments. As my adhesive for the mica I used E-Z Dots® Mini Permanent from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

To create my Manger I used natural and copper brown raffia, mounted over white Crafty Foam Tape. For the Star of Bethlehem I used a Maya Road chipboard star and a 3D Foam Star which I decorated with Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter.

My sentiment panel was stamped with the stamps from the Excelsis Deo Perfectly Clear set (available via your local retailer) and die cut using a die from Marianne Designs. My poinsettias and pine cones were cut using Spellbinders dies.

To fix my embellishments in place I used lots of Dodz™ Small and DODZ™ – 3D.

To ‘age’ my design I used Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and thank you so much for all the comments you so kindly share here and directly on my blog.

Big crafty hugs

Product Focus – Sacred Christmas Stamps

Every now and then (and not as often as I should) I like to open up our blog statistics and see how many folks are looking at our blog and what they’re looking for. This week several folks searched our blog for Nativity stamps, so I thought we’d post some terrific samples with some of our best sacred stamps in case you still need help with Christmas card ideas.

Design Team member Jennifer Dove made this fantastic card using our CRV186 Cling Sacred Silhouette (also available wood mounted, like all our cling stamps, as V186). If you click on these links you’ll be taken to the product page on our website for the products. Below each product are little pictures of sample cards. Double click those small pictures and they’ll get big. Then, click to enlarge to really see the detail. You can also drag or copy them to your desktop to save them for ideas. Cool, huh?  Here’s Jenn’s card. It’s a really easy one because she uses Class A’Peel Stickers to make it look fancy.

Sacred Silhouette by Jennifer Dove

Design Team Member Cyndi Bundy made this terrific card with CRP137 Cling Manger Scene (or in wood P137).  She also made a simple card look fancy with these Class A’Peel Stickers. She added the Precious Bundle Greeting, inking only part of it with a VersaMark pad, and embossing the whole thing in the new Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

Manger Scene by Cyndi Bundy

I have always loved this fantastic large Wisemen stamp of ours, and every year I breathe a huge sigh of relief when it makes the cut for another year. Our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons, used our new Aged Embossing Enamels on this beautiful piece. She inked the stamp with VersaMark and stamped it. Then she sprinkled Aged Copper on the leftmost king, to remove the powder she tipped the card away from the other two wet kings and tapped off the excess copper. Then sprinkle the center king with Aged Gold, tip away from the remaining wet king and let the powder fall across the copper one. Sprinkle the remaining king and the star with Aged Silver and tap off the excess. Heat and WOW! Don’t they look regal? Adding our new L251 Seek Him (or CRL251 Cling Seek Him) greeting in Aged Gold was just the finishing touch! And that fancy looking background?? She sprayed Kraft card stock with instant coffee mixed very strong with water in our spray bottle! While the paper is wet, sprinkle a few extra coffee grounds on it to create a variety in intensity. Do all your backgrounds and let them dry before embossing.

Wisemen by Debi Hammons

You’ll notice this year that silhouette styles are in. They make creating a large number of cards so easy because there’s no coloring necessary. Here DT member Lynn Mercurio used the Manger Scene and Precious Bundle to create her CAS card for our challenge earlier this year.

Manger Scene by Lynn Mercurio

DT member Wendy Jordan used the Manger Scene and Precious Bundle to created this sample embossed in Aged Black on Burlap. What an interesting texture!

Manger Scene by Wendy Jordan

If you’re new to stamping, or just want something simple, we created this sample for a demonstration at Michael’s Stores. It features our Traveling Far stamp and Blue Magic embossing powder.

Traveling Far by Laura Weed

Design Team Member Wendy Price created this beautiful take on the gifts the Wisemen brought the baby Jesus. Wendy embossed our Dream Text with VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing Powder on her paper. then she stamped our fantastic Three Gifts stamp over the top. The embossing powder resists the new ink, when you wipe it with a tissue the words show through in the paper color. Simple but fantastic.

Bottled Dreams by Wendy Price

Hopefully, this gives you some great ideas for using Stampendous products to create your cards celebrating Jesus’ birth. Here’s a link to all the Inspirational themed stamps on our website where you can find many more stamps which will work well for Christmas and year-round cards. Please let us know if we can help you find something specific by emailing us at stamp@stampendous.com.