Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

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Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Dream A Little Dreamweaver

 

 

We’re still dreaming here at Stampendous about the wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils joining our family and this week we are sharing some of our dream with YOU.
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Come back each day this week for information about the products new to our website and all the products available, the proper use and care of your stencils and tools, and basics on how to begin using your stencils!

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Chunky Tools Graduated Dot by Jamie Martin

 

Here is an amazing colorful art card made by Jamie Martin that use Chunky Tools stencil, Graduated Dots stencil and the Stampendous Live Creatively stamp. It is a great looking card!

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Zen Butterfly Pop Rectangles by Lyn Bernatovich

 

Zen Butterfly and Pop Rectangles Stencils were used for this fabulous card by Lyn Bernatovich.

Long Calla Flower by Pam Hornschu
Long Calla Flower by Pam Hornschu

Pam Hornschu created this amazing Wedding card with Long Calla Stencil, glitter and double-sided sticky tape.

Here are some designers dreaming with stencils today —

Kristine Reynolds

Tricks and Treats Tote

This week’s Sketch Challenge is to make a creative gift item using Stampendous products. Here are a few more great handmade present ideas created by our Design Team. Use them as inspiration or make them to treat your loved ones this holiday season! And don’t forget to submit your Sketch Challenge gifts by tomorrow at noon PST for your chance to win Stampendous goodies.

Tricks and Treats Tote

(You can find the take-out box template PDF here)

Trick-or-Treat Kiddy Pail

Kitty Treat Bag

Stampendous Sketch Challenge!

We’d like to get you in the gift-giving mindset since the holiday season in here! So this week’s challenge is to create a gift item. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few ideas made by our Design Team:

This clear pail of pink penguin poop (cute) was made by Pam from the Pampered Stamper Blog. You can visit her blog for more details on how to make her present. Pam used these Stampendous products:

Jen Dove, of the Just 4 Fun Crafts Blog, designed this bear-y cute birthday pail packaging. She made it with:

And now for the winner’s of last week’s card sketch challenge:

Michelle! She used the Spider Corn Cling Rubber stamp (which also comes in wood mounted rubber and in a cling rubber set). We love the coloring and shading on the spider image and the glittery textured effect on the spider web!

And Melissa!! She made this pretty penguin card using our popular Skating Penguin stamp (also available as cling rubber) and our Crystal Snow Glitter. Melissa did an amazing job pairing patterns and glittering the little guy with glitter so it looks like he’s covered in snow! So sweet!

Flock & Father’s Day

As we prepare to honor our fathers this weekend, we’ve been on the look out for some fun Father’s Day projects on our favorite blogs. Kimberly Crawford has posted some fabulous gifts for our favorite guy on her blog, we know you’ll love these. But upon surfing Kimberly’s blog we discovered that she’s done a tutorial for one of our favorite products, too! We love using our Fuzzy Flock™ with a glue pen, our Class A’Peel™ stickers, or more recently on Thermo Web’s Peel ‘N Stick, but Kimberly has managed to make a success of it with Tsukineko’s Glue Pad. A feat we’ve yet to master. Be sure and check out her tutorial for instructions.

BurgersBurgers+for+DadTo check out the recipe and instructions for this go to Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

PopcornDads+Day+Popcorn+BoxesTo check out the recipe and instructions for this go to Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

FlockflockingTo check out the tutorial at Kimberly C.’s blog at http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/.

Finally, here’s one of our flocked creations for Dad.  Look for more great Father’s Day ideas on Thursday. To get the recipe and instructions for this card go to www.stampendous.com

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Speaking of Fuzzy Flock, if you’d like a hands on experience with this terrific product and you’re in the Florida area this summer, you might want to find yourself at the Craft and Hobby Association’s first ever Craft SuperShow for consumers. Stampendous will be offering a class for consumers at this show on Friday, July 31. We’d love to see you there! You can get lots more detail about the events at this show here: http://www.craftsupershow.com/eweb/dynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=EdEvents