Lovely Lilacs In Time For Spring

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We are back today with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and Lilac Die Set to show the signs of spring you can achieve with a couple of helpful tools!

Fran created this beautiful springtime card easily by using the coordinating dies for the butterflies, lilac, and leaves, but she used another valuable die tool to give the card it’s dimensional look.

If you guessed Fran’s Pop Up, Die Set you are correct, but if you alternately said Pop Up Stages Die Set that would work just as great! Our Pop Up Stages offers more variation in dimension with the individual dies for columns, tabs, and stages, but the results are spectacular whichever die set that you choose.

 

Adding dimension with our Lilac stamps and dies extends to this fantastic mixed media key piece by Dee Adams.

Lilac Butterfly Key by Dee Adams

The butterflies were stamped into Chunky Embossing Powder on a die cut to give depth to the wings. As well Dee added them, so they look like they are taking a brief rest on the antiqued key. Click the photo’s caption for more information about this amazing project.

Find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

 

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

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Kristine Reynolds

Lovely Lilacs

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It can be spring any time of the year with our Lilac Cling Stamps Set and coordinating Lilac Die Set. The large size lilac makes a terrific impression on handmade cards and scrapbook pages with great butterflies to set a delightful spring scene.

There are many ways to combine the images in this set for dozens of unique projects, and we’ll share a few here today! Here is a great video with Fran Seiford sharing various ideas on creating with these stamp and die sets, plus you’ll get some storage tips you won’t want to miss!

Here are some of the beautiful and creative cards Fran designed with the Lilacs Stamp Set and Die Set.

As we always love sharing inspiration with our readers, you can find more project ideas from our design team today and throughout the week!

Kristine Reynolds

Snow Wonderful theme!

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It’s chilly outside with a chance of winter fun inside, and we have the supplies to get your projects filled with a Snow Wonderful theme!

Our newest snow worthy stamps have all the whimsy of winter and the warmth of wintertime friends to keep you creating oodles of projects. Let’s take a look at them with a colorful gallery of project inspiration. To explore more projects just click under any of the product photos to move over to our website.

The newest stencils will keep the creativity flowing too. Just look at all these fun designs!

Now here is a magical recipe of products to add a touch of snow texture on your projects and it is so easy! You’ll notice this pop of snow on many of today’s project samples above, and maybe even more from our designer’s who posted projects on their blogs this week.

Ready to make it snow on your next project? Here’s how…

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Add Regular embossing paste straight to your project or through a stencil, be sure to clean the stencil right away, then sprinkle with a few flakes of Shaved Ice and finish it up with Crystal Glitter mix. Let it dry completely before finishing your project.

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FRG10C Shaved Ice

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FRGL01 Crystal Glitter Mix

Our design team has been sharing an incredible amount of Snow Wonderful projects this week with stamps, stencils, and more to help us get the most out of our winter weather!

Monday

Jamie Martin

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Katy Leitch

Alison Heikkila

Wednesday

Asia King

Katy Leitch

Thursday

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Be sure to stop by our blog on Monday we’ll be sharing NEW Pink Your Life stamps all week!

Send A Smile 4 Kids With Us!

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Join us for a marvelous way to encourage kids this Valentine’s Day or any day when they are most in need! We are proud to sponsor the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog and we would love to see these kids showered in love by handmade cards.

PenPattern Love by Kristine Reynolds
Bunny Kiss by Louise Healy

Send a Smile 4 Kids is a volunteer organization made up of folks at children’s hospitals who collect handmade cards and distribute them to the children. Every kid stuck in a hospital bed could use a smile, right?

Heart Duo by Pam Hornschu
Heart Whimsy By Louise Healy

The current challenge is Valentines/Love Cards 4 Kids. You can find out more here to enter the challenge and donate cards as well as upcoming themes on their blog sidebar.

For inspiration for the Valentine theme, stop by our website and look through our project gallery for children style ideas with our stamps and stencils, then create a card or send in some you already have made.

Our design team will be sharing cards they make for the challenge in the days to come, and we’ll be back with an update with their creations!

Mosaic Madness

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A fresh look at mosaics is the inspiration for some of Fran’s stamp designs from our October catalog.

With a few extra crafty supplies already in your stash, you can create a fun project, or two, or more! Watch Fran’s video for some fabulous ideas to get you started.

Our large selection of metal stencils is ideal to help you create a mosaic style background. Fran highlights Mosaic Swirls in the video to provide a tiled effect alongside Mosaic Bird and Mosaic Mushroom stamps. Here is Mosaic Swirls along with more Dreamweaver Stencils we think are great mosaic makers! Click on any caption to see more ideas from these fabulous products.

Our talented Design Team has been sharing their Mosaic Madness throughout the week. You won’t want to miss these great projects. Grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy more inspiration from them! Be sure to leave them a nice comment if they put you in a mosaic mood!

Monday

Mosaic Bird – Jamie Martin

Mosaic Bird – Pam Bray

Wednesday

Mosaic Bird – Louise Healy

Mosaic Bird – Alison Heikkila

Thursday

Flower Quatrefoil – Louise Healy

Friday

Sunny Tile – Louise Healy

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A Year of Favorites from 2016

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Happy New Year! We are back in the office and ready to celebrate 2017 with exciting new products and innovation at Creativation 2017!

We also want to take a short walk through the posts of 2016 and share our most favorite events and products we had the fortune to blog. It was a tough process only to pick just a few posts when we had SO many exciting events like our collaborations with new companies and new product lines, but these posts show a glimpse at the fantastic year we had in 2016!

Faces of Stampendous

Faces in papercrafting and journaling are a steady trend, and we added more pleasant ones for stamping them up in style. This is just one of many samples with Beautiful Braid and Feminine Face.

Embossing Poppy Puddles in Melt Media

In March we shared a full week of creative embossing techniques with a glimpse at Fran Seiford’s book “Embossing Techniques From A to Z.” Here’s an example from our posts that week using the fabulous technique from Fran on melting embossing powders.

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Nathalie Kalbach Blog Hop

This was the year of remarkable foam stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach for our January release and the designers from Nathalie’s Creative Squad joined our team for a week of mixed media fun! You can see from this peek at Marsha Valk’s project during the hop that it was full of vibrant projects!

Photo credit: Marsha Valk Blog

Mice Beachy Scenes

These mice were popping up throughout the year for each season of products, and the summer scenes were all incredibly fun for our design team to create cards. This favorite Sandpiper scene is by Lea Fritts and sums up our entry into the sweet summer months of the northern hemisphere.

Sandpiper Hello by Lea Fritts

 

There are Always Flowers

Flowers are always in bloom at Stampendous, and we pulled them together in June for a wonderful bouquet of projects. This is a beautifully painted canvas made by Debbie Cole with a combination of flower and butterfly stamps from our April catalog.

 

Pink Your Life

We were and still are thrilled to be working with Pink Your Life to make their line of stamps designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Each release just keeps getting more amazing! You are going to love the new ones coming out soon!

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Here’s A HOOT For Decorative Painting

Yes, we do give a HOOT for some amazing artists who gather at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter convention! It was incredibly fun to meet everyone and share the art of combining stamps with decorative painting! Another creation by Debbie Cole using Fox Friend stamp shows just how fun it can be to stamp and paint!

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Stack It Up For Fall and Winter

This little woodland creature is part of a creative Stampendous product we call Stack stamps. It’s the paper dolls of stamping, just mix and match heads, bodies, arms, legs and hats to create a bevy of woodland and snowy images. The Fall and Winter themes for these stamps were packed into these three sets; Woodsy Stack, Winter Stack, and Costume Stack.

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Starry Swirls

Fran was inspired to design a swirled background stamp after creating a night scene with the Cling Mermaid Stamp Set, so in our October release, we included sunflowers for a Van Gogh stamping theme.

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Bible Journal With Stampendous

Bible journaling took an updated look with two new stamp sets that will stay current no matter what chapter or verse you are studying. Take a peek at Bible Promises and Bible Journal on our website if you haven’t seen them yet, they really are great tools for creatives journaling in their Bibles.

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Inspirational Sentiments and More

We remembered the holiday season with our great selection of sentiment and background stamps that tell of the spirit and traditions of Christmas. This cheerful card by Kristine Reynolds is only one of many shared throughout the week from our design team.

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There were so much more favorites from our posts in 2016 from our mixed media products, company collaborations, and new introductions to team members and more products. It was an overwhelmingly blessed year, and we look forward to 2017 with the same excitement! Hang on, it’s going to be a fantastic year at Stampendous!

Reason for the Season – Stampendous Closed for Christmas

Stampendous Closed for Christmas

We want to thank you for shopping with us and following us over the last 35 years! We love what we do, and we couldn’t do it without you, our fans.

We’ve got some wonderful surprises lined up for 2017, and we can’t wait to show you!
So have a blessed holiday with your family and friends, and we’ll see you when we come back to work on Tuesday, refreshed and ready to tackle some fantastic new products! Thank you for your friendship!

Merry Christmas!!

From all of us at Stampendous!

P.S. – The talented Alison Heikkila colored our adorable singing angel used on this banner! Didn’t she do a great job?

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Christmas Story Stencils and Stamps

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Nativity scene, angels and wise men, oh MY! We are wrapping up our week of inspiration with visions of the Christmas story through our newest stencils and stamps, plus we have more from our design team.

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DWLL306 Wise Men Stencil

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DWLL554 Nativity Stencil

 

Celerate the tiny babe’s story with distant travellers in the Wise Men stencil that helps you create layers on your stenciling project or the season’s iconic nativity scene. Louise Healy made a fabulous card with the Wise Men stencil that we’ve linked below in the Monday hop list. Stop by and see it if you haven’t yet.

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DWLG652 Church in the Valley Stencil

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DWLM254 Angel With Dove Stencil

And more images that remind us of the season with our cozy country church scene and angel stencils, too.

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CRP288 Singing Angel Cling Rubber Stamp

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Singing Angel by Wendy Price

There are just a couple more stamps that we’ve saved to go along with our stencils. We just love how they all work together for a wonderful season of celebration. It’s only days away now!

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Tiny Prince by Janelle Stollfus

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CRR273 Tiny Prince Cling Rubber Stamp

Thank you for stopping in and looking through our designers projects these week, they enjoy your visits and comments that you leave!

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stollfus
Louise Healy (Friday)
Tenia Nelson (Friday)

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Janelle Stollfus

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Alison Heikkila

Inspirational Sentiments and More

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V324 Quiet Beauty Rubber Stamp

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Snowglobe Chalet by Louise Healy

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Three Wise Men by Louise Healy

Sentiments and background stamps play a stellar role in our inspirational theme this week and today it’s about our favorite new stamps from the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

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V325 Merry Be Rubber Stamp

Folk Dove by Louise Healy
Folk Dove by Louise Healy

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Mama Christmas by Louise Healy

Quiet Beauty and Merry Be both have such a special message to add to your Christmas cards, scrapbooking, tags and more with two font styles to fit with the rest of the project.

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R278 Holly Background Rubber Stamp

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Zig Zag Christmas Tree by Laura Drahozal

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Chickadee Greetings by Louise Healy

Quickly create unique pattern paper in any color combination with our background stamps like Holly Background and Festive Background.

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R272 Festive Background Rubber Stamp
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Winter Friends by Louise Healy

 

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Christmas Package by Kristine Reynolds

There is more to see today for our inspirational theme week with these designers posts –

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Janelle Stollfus

Stop by our earlier posts for ideas using our newest inspirational stamps.

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Alison Heikkila

Reason for the Season Inspiration Week

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Christmas is almost here and we want to spread some inspiration around the stamping and crafting community with our newest Christmas products this week. With stamps and stencils just right for the season, they are sure to spread some joy and cheer!

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CRR275 Joy Tree Cling Rubber Stamp
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Joy Tree by Jamie Martin

These words of Christmas joys shape a Christmas tree in a terrific calligraphy way to create a festive card or tag for the holidays and Jamie Martin’s card is decorating them in traditional red and green.

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R271 Christmas Heart Rubber Stamp

The Christmas Heart stamp is great for sending an ornament to a friend over the miles or create a scrapbook page for your family tree decorated! Designer Janelle used watercolor for an old fashioned effect.

Christmas Heart by Janelle Stollfus

The inspiration isn’t ending here, just start hopping through our design team list below for tons of Christmas inspiration!

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin
Alison Heikkila