Fishy Fun!

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The Stampendous April Catalog is full of darling Summer fun for everyone. Especially those who love the sea! With undersea Cling Rubber Stamp sets and Perfectly Clear Stamps, we’re brimming with fun from the briny deep.

Our sweet Fishy Fun Perfectly Clear Stamps are a cute and creative way to send a summer greeting or an invitation for some beachy keen fun!

SSC1312 Fishy Fun Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1312 Fishy Fun Perfectly Clear Stamps

Our own Debi Hammons made the sweetest card featuring these darling underwater friends. You can click on the image for project supplies and instructions. Or see the card in person at your favorite stamping or scrapbooking store on our May Store Display Board!

Fishy Fun WindowRama by Debi Hammons for Stampendous

For those who prefer an “above water” approach, we also have our darling new Floaties Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

SSC1313 Floaties Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
SSC1313 Floaties Perfectly Clear Stamps Set

Fran made this sweet and simple card that comes together in minutes with colored pencil coloring.

Floaties by Fran Seiford
Floaties by Fran Seiford

We also brought out four darling Cling Rubber Stamp sets in our ocean theme this year.

These four sets, which retail for only $8.99 each, have two greetings and a complete scene for easy, quick cards. Debi created a darling group of cards using these sets, plus we’ll be sharing more projects featuring them in some top stamping publications later this year.

Our Design Team have also been sharing with our super fun Summer sets. Take a look at their cute contributions. Which set is your fave?

Alison Heikkila(1)

Kathi Rerek (1)

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila (2)

Kathi Rerek (2)

Alison Heikkila (3)

 

Keeping Cool! Summer at the Sea

Keep Cool Banner Art

We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, and in our MONDAY post and WEDNESDAY post we explored how our House-Mouse Friends keep their cool. We also have some gorgeous new stamps for those of you who like to keep cool seaside. You can see lots of inspiration with them in our earlier Part of Your World blog series.  As a refresher, we’ll share some of them here! Be sure to comment and tell us what your weather is like this week, ours has been hanging around the low 90’s. Pretty hot for June in Southern California. Are you melting where you are?

 

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

 

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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Laurel Burch’s Art Themes – Writings and Thoughts

Laurel Burch By Stampendous Banner

 

The Laurel Burch Studios Blog has recently discovered and begun to share some of Laurel Burch’s writings about her various artworks.

They recently shared Ocean Songs about the very underwater images we brought to you in our April Catalog.

Laurel was as eloquent a writer as she was an artist. We really think you’ll enjoy following along with their blog series featuring her writing about her art.

 

 

Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

 

Want to play with Laurel’s images? Check out all the stamp designs on our website HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Part of Your World 1: Look at this Stuff!

Isn’t it Neat?
Wouldn’t you say our collection’s complete?

We’ve been swimming with mermaids this week in our Part of Your World 1 series. Be sure to join us next week for Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea!

Today we’re sharing one of our most popular stamps of all time! Our Mermaid stamp has been with us since January 2011, and she’s still one of our best sellers.

P151 Mermaid Stamp

She’s been featured in some of the biggest craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics, and she’s been offered by most of our independent retailers as well. She’s been the focus of tons of wonderful projects like the ones below: (click on them to make them larger)

 

But the pièce de résistance, we’re sure you’ll agree, is this amazing project by Design Team Alumni Suzanne Czosek! This project is our all-time most pinned project on Pinterest! It’s been shared and pinned to boards almost 8,000 times! Isn’t it luscious, with all that Halo Glitter, and Color Fragments, and so much more goodness! It’s really one of our favorites ever!

Do you have a sample you’ve made with our beautiful Mermaid Stamp? We’d love to see it! Feel free to post it on social media and tag us with #Stampendous or @Stampendous. Or post it on our Stampendous Facebook Group, our Stampendous Flickr Group, or email us at submissions@stampendous.com.  You can also upload a Stampendous project of your own at any time at https://www.stampendous.com. On the front page of our site you’ll see a place to Submit Your Project.

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Part of Your World 1: Mermaids and Friends

Mermaids are really hot right now! You see them everywhere you shop. We’re lucky enough to have some of the coolest mermaids in town.

In addition to the wonderful Mermaid Fishes Set from artist Laurel Burch that we introduced Monday, we still have our awesome Mermaid Friends set.

CRS5088 Mermaids Cling Stamp Set and DCS5088 Mermaids Die Set

Like most of our Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with coordinating Cutting Dies, this is a Limited Edition.  If you’ve been waiting to add this gorgeous mermaid, staring into a beautiful pearl, surrounded by her fun, eager friends, to your collection, you might not want to wait much longer. Take a look at just some of the great inspiration using this wonderful set. You can see that all the pieces work seamlessly together, and they all shine separately as well! (And they all look amazing with those Graphic45 papers! Thanks G45!) You can click on an image to see it full sized.

 

Loving our Mermaid and Friends??? We sure do! Take a moment or two to watch Fran make some of these gorgeous cards!

 

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Part of Your World 1: There be Mermaids!

Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish

 

We’re really excited this week at Stampendous to showcase our newest edition to our Mermaid family. This fantastic Cling Rubber Stamp Set by artist Laurel Burch adds a whimsical mermaid and her fishy friends to our other two, already popular, mermaid stamps. Colored by our own Fran Seiford in the delightful, brilliant color scheme favored by Laurel, this mermaid is as at home on a card as she is in the sea. We’ll be sharing lots of other ideas for her this week. Why not get your own and color along! We’d love to sea your projects! (Sea what we did there?) You can find this great set at your favorite stamp retailer or on our website, where your orders are fulfilled by independent, local stamp stores.  You can share projects on our Facebook Group, our Flickr Group, or email them to submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll share them for you!  You can also check out our Laurel Burch by Stampendous Pinterest Board for loads of inspiration!  (If you create something and post it online, be sure to let us know so we can pin it here!)

 

Remember, you can download your very own guide for coloring Laurel Burch images on our website! Just click on the photo below!

Laurel Burch Coloring Chart - colored with Copic Markers
Laurel Burch Coloring Guide

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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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Seaside Summer Of Fun

Ahoy, Stampers! We’re getting super excited at Stampendous about the release of our new Holiday 2016 products. But before we head to Christmas in June (although we could all use a little bit of snow this week!!) we thought we’d give our terrific designers one last chance to share with you some goodies from our April 2016 Catalog of summer fun!

The team had some wonderful seaside samples still to share with you, so off we go the cooling ocean breezes…

 

CRS5090 Seashells Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5090 Seashells Die Set
CRS5090 Seashells Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5090 Seashells Die Set

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

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