Dear Santa, I’ve Been Good

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The excitement of Santa is all around this week on our blog with stamps and stencils to celebrate the jolly man in red. Let’s have some fun looking for Santa’s Christmas presents in our newest products!

CRR270 Pachyderm Presents Cling Rubber Stamp
(also available in wood mount)

It is always amazing how many presents Santa can fit into his magical bag that our stamp images are packed with them, like Santa’s Pick Up and Pachyderm Presents. Both full of merriment.

CRR274 Santas Pick Up Cling Rubber Stamp
(also available in wood mount)

Our Hill Top Train image encircles a winter hill of snow covered cottages for an enchanting and fun Christmas project.

CRR276 Hill Top Train Cling Rubber Stamp
(also in Wood Mount)
Hill Top Train by Lea Fritts

Check out these Santa goodies from our team on their blogs today!

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Alison Heikkila
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Christmas Gift Wrapped

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Snowman Holly Pillow Box by Kristine Reynolds

We love to be ready with a gift and sometimes those last minute ones are hard to wrap, but we have a handy solution. Download and print our pillow box template HERE on cardstock, grab some stamps and coloring medium and create a festively wrapped gift in no time.

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Retired – Jumbo Vintage Santa Bag by Tobi Crawford (Alternate Stamp Jolly Santa)
Add your own style to gift bags whether they are brand new of upcycled. It seems a bag is available that can get a little jolly update for gift giving.

Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson
Gifts Galore by Tenia Nelson

Of course, we hope your last minute gift wrapping isn’t too overwhelming. House-Mouse Monica relates if it is stacking up to Gifts Galore.

Now let’s see more wrapped up inspiration from our designers today –

Alison Heikkila

Santa’s Bag of Goodies

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P273 Quilted Santa Wood Mount Stamp

 

Hello and welcome to another day of our mashup with Santa and wobbly action projects.  Our team is having way too much fun making a wide range of wobbly cards AND there are a few video clips to see just how they wobble. Catch up on them from Monday  if you haven’t already and check out today’s list of designers who are ready to dazzle you with Santa’s, wobbly cards or both!

Since it IS about Santa this week too, we have some projects from our catalog with a few bag issues! They are brimming full of presents that are just begging to be seen. First up is this amazing book box by Debbie Cole who captures the vintage and country vibe of our Quilted Santa stamp. Isn’t this just amazing!

Quilted Santa Painted Book Box by Debbie Cole
Quilted Santa Painted Book Box by Debbie Cole

And then there is a classic version of Santa, as Classic Santa in wood or cling rubber mount.

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R238 Classic Santa Stamp

Asia King created this gorgeous Classic Santa card and those young at heart believe the sentiment says is all. Get all the details on how Asia created this card over on our website HERE.

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Classic Santa by Asia King

We can’t get enough of the big fat man with the long white beard around this time of year, so let’s hop on over to these designer’s projects and see if we can find him!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

May Arts Ribbon Resource!

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You KNOW how much we love our May Arts ribbons here at Stampendous. They so often finish a card or project with just the gorgeous touch we need to make it POP!

Until now, May Arts has only been available through your local retailer, but they just can’t carry everything! (but if you’d like to find a local retailer, you can do so by CLICKING HERE)

But now there is

Ribbon Resource

You can buy May Arts ribbon online in easy to store, easy to use 5 yard bundles!

To introduce their new service, they’re giving away a ribbon rack! WOW!  CLICK HERE to be taken to the giveaway post so you can enter to win!

Just to inspire you, here are some of our most recent, favorite samples using great May Arts products. You can click on the picture below to be taken to the project page on our website.

 

Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Jamie Martin used the May Arts Black Webbed Weave Ribbon beautifully on our Pumpkin Cat.
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Mulit-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Kristine Reynolds rocks a Multi-Bead String on this Snowflake Sky Card!
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.
Asia King created this gorgeous card featuring Moss Silk Ribbon and our Classic Santa.

 

Remember – we aren’t giving away the ribbon rack, we’re just sharing to help our friends. Visit May Arts Ribbon Resource for the giveaway!

 

Holiday Mini Hop with Core’dinations

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We have had so much fun with Core’dinations versatile paper and our great products the last two days and it’s incredible to think we are in the last day of our Christmas Mini Hop! We enjoyed bringing you great projects for inspirations and to see how versatile our products can be. We hope you have enjoyed stopping in each day and that you will come back around to keep up on all the fun projects our design team creates with each new weekly theme. Have you seen all those Santa’s on the hop? The team sure knows how to represent the man in the red suit and there will be three more who will be able to soon because we have prizes!

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Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!

To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, TUESDAY and walk through today’s post for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.

We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and Tuesday, and today’s hop.

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Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Core’dinations Blog

 

Stampendous and Core’dinations

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It’s only day two of the hop and we’ve seen some amazing projects from both teams and there are even more to see today! We are having some fun along the hop that includes a chance to win a prize package that includes our Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set plus Jumbo Stamp Handle and a set of Recycled Kraft cards and envelopes to create 50 – 5 x 7 greeting cards.

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To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, walk through today’s post and come back again tomorrow for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.

We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and today’s hop.

Here’s today line up of fabulous projects from today’s designers!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Core’dinations Blog

 

Stampendous and Core’dinations Mini Holiday Hop

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Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!!  Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!


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We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.

But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Core’dinations Blog

Black Friday ON!!

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Hopefully you’re back from shopping and ready to sit down with a warm cup of something sweet and contemplate your Holiday Card making! Our Black Friday Sale gives you terrific deals on the images you need for all your cards, plus our terrific Stack Art Kits for tags as well! (see earlier tag post here, if you missed it!)

We’re sharing ideas with you for the great Holiday Images we have on sale. You can find them on the Featured Items section of our website home page.

One of those great Stamp sets is our Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set. This set includes Santa checking his list, or maybe reading a child’s letter, plus a terrific background/border of “santa” type Christmas words. There’s also a FREE template included, of course, and this includes a mask for Santa plus a terrific candy cane stencil pattern.

Here are some great samples featuring Dear Santa! Read all the way down for a SECRET!

CRS5058 Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set
CRS5058 Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set
Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole
Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole
Dear Santa Card by Kristine Reynolds
Dear Santa Card by Kristine Reynolds
Dear Santa Scrapbook Page by Lisa Hindsley
Dear Santa Scrapbook Page by Lisa Hindsley
Dear Santa Card by Debi Hammons
Dear Santa Card by Debi Hammons
Dear Santa Keepsake Box by Tammie Wilson
Dear Santa Keepsake Box by Tammie Wilson

You’re going to want some terrific glitter to make that fur on Santa’s suit sparkle! Check out our Multi Crystal Glitter Mix for a great, sparkly option. Or our Christmas Micro Glitter Kit might be just the trick!

PSSST… a little secret heads up for you… we’re doing a blog collaboration with Art Anthology Paints and Sprays on December 8-12. Dear Santa will be HEAVILY featured in this collaboration. You’re really going to wish you had him! And he won’t be on sale that week either!!

 

You’d Better Watch Out!

That jolly elf in the red suit is watching you! He’s making his list and checking it twice!  Our newest Jumbo Cling Rubber Set has Santa reviewing his gift list… are you on it??

Dear Santa

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CRS5058 Dear Santa

One of the best things about our Jumbo Cling Rubber Sets is the FREE Template that comes in the package! Remember when we had to cut the mask on Tuesday’s post to put our Santa Roadster into a scene? Well this set comes with the mask for Santa already cut for you! Plus, you get a cool candy cane striped background for sponging, spritzing, painting, inking and embossing, etc!! The sky is the limit! Here’s what the template looks like! And it’s FREE!

Dear Santa Template
Dear Santa Template

Our Design Team members are checking their lists, too! You should definitely go see what they’re up to today!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Up, Up, and Away, Santa!!

This week we’re looking at Santa images in the July 2013 Catalog from Stampendous. Our very own BlogStar Tobi Crawford is taking Santa To new heights with a super look of monochrome with a pop of color!  After you check out her cool tutorial, be sure to take a gander at these terrific images from the rest of our Design Team:

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

It’s Tobi Crawford here with another quick look at how I choose my Copics for optimal shading. For today’s card I chose the gorgeous Cling Santa Air Drop stamp.
I was looking at this scene and wondered how I could really focus on Santa and his presents and considered the “Spotlight Technique” (that’s where you have a punched-out area of the stamp that’s coloured and everything else is not) but decided to go in a slightly different direction. I don’t know what I would call this technique, but having everything monochromatic except for the focal point of the image is another fun way to switch up your colouring.
Here’s how I coloured the grays:
As you can see, I went through the entire image and coloured all of the dark/shadows (C7), then into the mediums (C5/C3) then the lightest marker (C1).
Here’s the completed card! To enhance the grays and give other parts of the image a little pizzazz, I added some Crystal Micro Glitter by going over bits with a glue pen. It’s a quick and easy way to add glitter!!
Thanks for joining me today, and happy colouring!