It’s That Spooky Time of Year!

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It’s that fun time of year when our Halloween stamps are haunting our sleep with project ideas galore. We love seeing what folks make with our images, and we just can’t stop stamping these creepy/cool images and coloring them in then putting them on cards, home decor, or other fun projects.

We hope you’ll share any projects you make this season with us! We have a Stampendous Fans Facebook Group where folks share their creations and get to tell each other how fun they are! Here’s a link to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

Here’s a fun project Fran created using our Beware Witch Cling Set and our new  WindowRama Chipboard kit.

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WindowRama Chipboard Beware Witch by Fran Seiford

These kits are wonderful for making ornaments and home decor items!

Our Design Team has also been sharing some great Halloween projects on their blogs, we hope you’ll check out their projects and leave them some love!

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

 

We’ve also spotted some wonderful uses of our new and old images around the interwebs!!  Check out these haunted projects:

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Vanilla Arts

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If we missed yours, send us a link at submissions@stampendous.com and we’ll share more Halloween fun next week!

 

Counting our Blessings – A Season of Thanks

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We’re back again, after the spooking has faded a bit, our trick-or-treaters have hung up their costumes for another year, and all the good ghouls and boys are home eating their candy. It’s time again to count our blessings and be grateful for all we have in our lives. Our Design Team is celebrating this Season of Thanks with some great projects this week to inspire you for Thanksgiving.

Several of them have used our wonderful Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set. This set is so versatile, it can run from Halloween right into Autumn and Thanksgiving. We bet you’d love one! Go visit our designer blogs, and leave us a comment here telling us who is hosting Thanksgiving this year! We’ll give away all our prizes on Friday! One winner from today, U.S. mailing addresses only. All the rules are always HERE.

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SSC1265 Fall Arrangement Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Debi Hammons
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy
Fall Arrangement by Louise Healy

 

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Trick or Treat!

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We sure hope you’ve enjoyed our 31 Days of Halloween, and we hope you have a lot of fun greeting trick-or-treaters tonight or taking your kids to visit the neighbors. Halloween is such a sharing time of year!

We thought we’d end our month with some cute and sweet cards made by our own in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons!

 

 

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V335 Froggy Spells by Debi Hammons
CLD02 Halloween Hats by Debi Hammons
CLD02 Halloween Hats by Debi Hammons

 

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V336 Coffin Count by Debi Hammons

 

Thanks so much for playing with us this month! Wow, there was some great inspiration! Remember that all the inspiration will remain linked to our 31 Days of Halloween page so you can visit it again and again. Be sure to check out the rest of our team sharing today

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Asia King

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

And have a totally terrific Halloween!

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A Season of Thanks!

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While things are still spooking away over on our 31 Days of Halloween page, we are ready to give thanks this month for all the wonderful blessings in our lives. American Thanksgiving is such an awesome holiday, because it’s so important to live with an “attitude of gratitude” and appreciate all the wonderful things we have every day. We like to focus on our blessings, here at Stampendous, and we know you do, too!

Our banner this week features those adorable meeces. Stuffing themselves with that favorite of all deserts, pumpkin pie! To win a stamp of these adorable mice, tell us how you like your pumpkin pie… whipped cream or no? whipped pie or no? warm? cold? or just no?! We’ll choose three winners on Friday from our blog comments all week! Remember, U.S. mailing addresses only (yes, territories count) and our Official Rules all live here – Official Rules

Our team will be sharing all week, but here are some samples from last year that feature this adorable stamp:

Sharing today from the Stampendous Design Team… go leave some love for :

Louise Healy

 

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31 Days of Halloween – October 8th

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We’re back with some spooky fun this week and a new prize being offered. This week we celebrate our super fun Halloween Hats Cling Rubber Stamps and Die Set! We just love having the matching dies for our stamps! It’s so much fun to cut out things and layer them up and up and up!  We’ll be giving a set away for comments on this post or on our SPECIAL 31 Days of Halloween Page.  Each week we’ll draw from all the comments that have been made on that page and on that week’s blog posts.

These Halloween hats fit beautifully on the Pumpkins in this set, but our Sugar Skull can also wear them at a jaunty angle, and we bet you’ll find a lot more perfect fits for these great hats.

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CLD02 Halloween Hats

We’ve noticed they’re also perfect when paired with our Pop Up Stages! Take a look at how our own Fran Seiford used them here! You can click on the large card to be taken to the project on our website.

Halloween Hats Pop Up by Fran Seiford

Halloween Hats Pop Up by Fran Seiford

Now head over to our 31 Days of Halloween Page to see who else is playing today!

 

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Boo!

Just when you are looking the other way our pumpkin theme could turn to Halloween Haunts. Today’s stamps are just that, oodles of wonderful images to start off October and the upcoming Halloween holiday.

In this Halloween icon loaded set called Halloween Haunts Perfectly Clear Stamps you will find a few jack o lanterns ready to add a measure of trick to treat bags or scrapbook pages. There are so many options with this set, it will be a go-to set for quick Halloween projects.

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SSC1227 Halloween Haunts Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Our Cling Create Fall just keeps popping up with it’s versatile pumpkins that can be turned into jack o lanterns and with the matching die set there can be plenty of projects from Halloween to Thanksgiving with this duo during the next few months. Psssst – did you know these stamps and dies are in our Spellbinders hop as prize packages? Get the details on Day 1 and Day 2 of the Whimsical Woodlands Blog Fest Hop.

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Our designers have a few sweet pumpkin pie projects on their blogs today! Go check them out!

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

You know what we say around here in Stampendous country, Got it? Haunt It! Come back on Monday for a new week of projects showing our witchy side!

Keep up with our current blog hops. Just click the photo and it will take you to our latest post.

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Clinging To Pumpkins On A Dreamweaver Thursday

We are clinging on to our pumpkin theme this week with a great tutorial that could be a little clingy and addicting, because you’ll be clinging to everything once you’ve seen what’s up with stencils and pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins here are a few of the popular stencils on our website.

DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil
DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil

 

 

DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil
DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil

 

Here’s a great tutorial from the archives that will help you cling to new ways of using your stencil designs.

Supplies:

Taped stencil

Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.

Paste on spreader

Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.

Spreading paste

Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.

Spreaded

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Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use a fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.

Glitter coverage

Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.

(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)

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Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.

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Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.

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Now for some pretty pumpkin projects from these stencil artists —

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Are you joining us this week in our partner hop? Come have some fun and inspiration!

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Happy Hallo Pumpkin Day!

Well it’s not an official day on the calendar, but here on our blog we are celebrating Halloween Pumpkins and the fun combination with other spooky critters that creep along in the night.

Meet Pumpkin Cat a full card size stamp so you won’t need to do anything else to complete your project. Just stamp on colored cardstock or monoprint paper and stick it on a card to mail or hand deliver!

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R232 Pumpkin Cat Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Jennie Lin Black created this Happy Hauntings card with a few more fantastic crawling embellishments after coloring it beautifully spooky.

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Pumpkin Cat by Jennie Lin Black
If you were hopping with us a few weeks ago you’ll recognize Eek A Boo Stamp. It’s a line of All In One stamps that are made for one stamping your small cards and invitation or tags.

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W154 Eek A Boo Stamp (Wood Mounted)
Pam Hornschu’s awesome bag shows these two Halloween characters on a smoky distressed background for the coolest treat or gift bag! Click on the image or caption to see the project page on our website.

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Eek A Boo Bag by Pam Hornschu

Get ready for some new sweet projects from our design team on their blogs today —

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

And just in case you forgot… it is hours away to our next hop!

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Sweet Pumpkin Pie!

It’s definitely pumpkin season, because we’ve seen them lined up at markets and grocery stores, but we have some pumpkins lined up for you too this week that will be sweet as pumpkin pie!

Our most adorable mice are in the spotlight today and they are, well adorable! Maxwell and Friends are sculpting kitten’s jack o lantern for this season and won’t he be surprised.

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HMR43 Pumpkin Carving Rubber Stamp (Wood Mount shown)

Picking out a costume can often be a tough job, but Mudpie has found the perfect one to round out his disguise. Mudpie is perfect on treat bags for your kiddies class party, just sayin’.

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HMV20 Pumpkin Mouse Rubber Stamp (Wood Mount shown)

We are holding back the pumpkin love this week with more of our House-Mouse stamps packing pumpkins filled with goodies. Let’s see who they are!

No need to cry over spilled treats with Booda and Pebble working things out in their own adorable way! Click on the photo below for details on this project by alumni Suzanne Czosek and for even more ideas go to our website product page HERE.

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HRGP04 Gruffies® Spilled Treats by Suzanne Czosek

If we are sure of one thing, the Halloween theme in our House-Mouse stamps are dino-rific! It’s a sweet Dino Treats card like this one by Jamie Martin that are a ringer for trick or treating cuteness.

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HMR02 Dino Treats by Jamie Martin

Dino Treats stamp has more sweet as pie companions like HMQ01 Trick or Cheese and HMV21 Daisy Face, so be sure to check out those on the website with projects ideas too.

Hope you haven’t had your fill yet, because there’s even more pumpkin loving projects from our designers today!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Alison Heikkila

Psssttt…We would love for you to join us later this week for the Blog Fest with Spellbinders. Mark your calendars!

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Stampendous Falls for Autumn

(Maya Road Blog Hoppers, look for the winners in another post later today)

Two weeks ago we fell into Fall with our new Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Leaves. They were such a huge hit! This week we’re showing the rest of the Fall lineup from our July Catalog.  We have some really terrific images this year, and we have BlogStar Rhea Weigand today with a beautiful tutorial showing our new Damask Pumpkins!

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Stampendous P204 Damask Pumpkins
And another Design Team Member has a great project for you as well! Check out

Kristine Reynolds

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Hello,  Rhea here and I am in the mood for fall!  It is still over 100 degrees and very humid here in Phoenix, Arizona.  So I am escaping the heat mentally by coloring lots of fall yumminess!!!
Fist let’s start with the background;
  1. Cut a piece of burlap 6×6 and fray edges.  Thoroughly coat one side with DecoArt Dimensional Effect Texturing Paste.  Let dry.
  2. Work on the reverse side.  The texture paste will come through 🙂
  3. Lightly brush Distress Paint in Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge in a random pattern and let let.
  4. Using a metal stencil…I love Dreamweaver Stencils!  Here I used. LJ896 Flourish.  Lay Stencil flat.  With pallet knife spread texture paste in a thin even coat.  Remove Stencil.  Let dry.   When it was dry I used a metallic rub from Viva Decor to give it “Pop”
Coloring the pumpkins was my favorite part.  You may want to click on the above image to see the details and colors used.  Each photo is in order of blending.
Here are the finished pumpkins before adding them to the canvas.  The stems were easy with the colors included in the the below color pallet.
Check out these other great samples from our Design Team: