A Sheltering Tree

In the April Catalog we released these fantastic stamps and stamp set that would love a word or two to be rooted along with them in any project. Remember Cling Pop Up Forest Stamp Set and it’s coordinating Pop Up Forest Die Set, Tree House Rubber Stamp and Coral Tree.

We have a grove of sentiments in our Perfectly Clear Stamp Set that can be used by themselves or with any of our tree image stamps.

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SSC1224 Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Here is a sweet journal cover by Fran Seiford that is using an encouraging sentiment from the set. Look at the way Fran popped some of the images off the page just by using different color cardstock, so creative!

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Pop Up Forest and Forest Sayings by Fran Seiford

Our older and beloved tree stamps like Twisted Tree, Snowflake Tree and Swing Tree can be paired on a new project with some of the witty or thoughtful sayings from Forest Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, too. We wouldn’t want to “leaf” any tree out, right?

Speaking of leaving something out, we have TWO fantastic videos about the Pop Up Forest products and yesterday we inadvertently deleted the link to one of them. We shared a great video on how to use this great stamp set to create projects for any season of the year. You can watch it here, The other video is a great introduction by Fran using the Pop Up Forest Stamp and Die Sets together with a treasure of tips and techniques that included a glimpse of the Forest Saying Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Now that we’ve loaded your creative coffer with project ideas are you ready for the dog days of summers or a tree-mendous card for a birthday? Well, you are not far from inspiration! Here are a few great projects posted by our design team today —

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

 

 

Feline Sentiments of the Day

With all these tabby projects for Kute Kitties week, we can’t possibly finish without a few more words. In fact, there are quite a few words and phrases to say when it comes to cute kitties and they can be found in the Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

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Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

These sayings are perfect for the entire Stampendous clowder, too. If you’re feline curious about seeing them too, you can go to our posts here, here and here, but we still have more fun with our Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set today on these designer blogs. Purrrrrr.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

This week’s projects in review!

Spark Up Your Life

Best friends to the very end, Screwloose N Sparky are quite a pair and so expressive for robots. From the Perfectly Clear Stamp Set you can give them a voice with great robot sayings and even a robot-style heartbeat like Screwloose is sporting on this portrait stamp here.

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Screwloose Rubber Stamp

Sparky is such a happy bot-pup that his tail never stops wagging even when the rest of him is perfectly still as on this namesake rubber stamp.

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Sparky Rubber Stamp

The designers this week did an amazing job on all their projects, bringing out all things robot themed and creating with simple and fun ideas. Wendy Price was so kind to let us post one of her great projects here on the blog using the Screwloose and Sparky Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

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Screwloose and Sparky by Wendy Price

Now those are some cute robots! There are even more to be seen in today’s line up on designer blogs. We hope you enjoy your mini Bot-hop today and have a great weekend!

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Amy Hurley-Purdie

 

Robot Fun

We’re having fun this week with some Screwy Pals who are geared up to produce some smiles on your next project. I think they will be a big hit!

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Screwy Pals Rubber Stamp

Fran has a rusty theme geared up with Spoonful of Rust for a great project. Check it out, plus a video on ways to use our Spoonful Kits.

Screwy Pals by Fran Seiford
Screwy Pals by Fran Seiford

This engineered robot was posted by Lea Kimmel during the Artist Trading Block collaboration and we just love how she created a home for Sparky. That’s one happy dog in that window there.

Sparky Robot ATB by Lea Kimmel
Sparky Robot ATB by Lea Kimmel

There are many more pictures of this project on Lea’s blog, but if you missed out on our collaboration you can click the caption to see this robot from all sides. We also made a special gallery page that includes projects from the entire hop that we know you’ll enjoy seeing.

For today, though, we have some super talented designer’s posting projects to spark your mojo!

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

 

Join The Stampendous Robotics Club

It’s a week of robot fun with our newest family members, Screwloose and Sparky. When they get together there is sure to be some fun, but watch out it can get quite explosive!

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Screwloose and Sparky Rubber Stamp

Look at this amazing frame by artist consultant and decorative painter, Debbie Cole. She’s made this frame for a special someone, constructing it perfectly right down to the last screw and bolt.

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Screwloose and Sparky Frame by Debbie Cole

Here are some projects that will spark some great ideas!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

Paper, Stamps, Glue, Maybe More

All it takes are some festive paper, a stamp and ink, then some glue. If you can find supplies in five minutes, you can finish it in ten minutes. Here’s a card that was made just with that in mind.

Yule Diamonds Card by Janelle Stollfus

The diamond shape stamps in Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamp Set adds just the right angle to keep the card interesting and the design options will provide plenty of different cards with the same layout.

Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Add in a sentiment from the Holiday Words Stamp Set with an array of possibilities. Have a few minutes to spare?  Sprinkle some Spoonful of Snow around the card for that extra holiday, “Wow”.

Our incredible designer sharing on her blog today,

Jamie Martin

Hanging Around Wednesday

As the bat theme continues this week we’d like to introduce you to a smaller bat hanging around in our Halloween themed stamps. You can find it in the Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to be used for your next Halloween project or perhaps use it with face paint for a temporary tattoo! There are also plenty of word stamps and small images to build your own sentiment, perfect for tags on your treat bags.

Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Take a quick hop over to see what

Amy Hurley-Purdie

has on her blog today and let her know you stopped by. Our designers really love to hear from you.

Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

New Stampendous – July 2014 Release Online

 

2014_July_Banner_IntroOur newest products for the Holiday Season are now available on our Website. The Stampendous July Catalog contains more of all the things you love! We’ve added Cutting Dies and Coordinating images for Fall and Winter, there is spooky Halloween; fun, festive and inspirational Christmas; and lots of Snowman fun for your Winter greetings. There are new images from House-Mouse Designs® and almost all of our stamps still come in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™. And over 80% of our products are still Made in the USA!

We’ve made Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique easier than ever with our new Spoonful Kits, and we’ve really turned up the bling with our new Lux Mixes.  So much to enjoy.

Our team will be exploring all of it as the  year progresses, but this week, they’ve all shared their favorite projects from the July 2014 catalog with you as a kind of sneak peek! Let’s have a look!

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black
Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek