Swirls and Flourishes

The flourish is a polishing step in design. It’s a detail, neat and pretty that shows you’ve taken that extra time to make your project special.

Did you know we have swirls and flourish stamps throughout our January 2015 Catalog? You can find them in the Cling Rubber Sets like Spring Bouquet, Moray Dahlia and the pot of gold in Cling Filigree?

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Cling Filigree Stamp and Stencil Set

Debi Hammons used this set to create a stunning birthday card as the main attraction!

Filigree Happy Birthday by Debi Hammons

Krissy Fossmeyer took the time to add the flourish border in Moray Dahlia for a ribbon accent here on her Thank You card.


Bowl Bouquet By Krissy Fossmeyer

Swirls and flourishes work great for finishing up those scrapbook pages, too! Here’s a scrapbook page from alumni Cindy Bundy’s project bin that uses the swirl border from Spring Bouquet.

Grape Label Scrapbook Page by Cyndi Bundy

What will our designer share today? Let’s not wait a second more to find out! Thank you for stopping by…

Pam Hornschu


Black Friday ON!!

2014 Black Frday Sale

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!!


Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

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cross stitch closeup

Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag –

pumpkin card

We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.


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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.


Introducing Stampendous BlogStars!

Recently we selected 4 talented paper artists to help us write our blog. Our four BlogStars are making their debuts this week beginning with Kristine Reynolds. Kristine is a neighbor of Stampendous here in sunny, Southern California. With a job, an 18 year old, a 16 year old, and a labrador Kristine is kept busy volunteering with the marching band, designing for everyone, and general life. We were lucky she could squeeze us into her schedule! Kristine sent two projects this week, so we’ll show one today and one on Wednesday.  Here’s her first project together with her instructions for completing this darling scrapbook page.

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Musical Memories by Kristine Reynolds
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Kristine Reynolds

Today, I have a scrapbook page to share with you.  It’s been a while since I’ve done any scrapbooking but I just took these pictures at my daughter’s concert last week and wanted to get them scrapped right away!  I wanted to keep the page clean and simple so I kept the extras to a minimum.  The Narcissus flower added the perfect elegant touch to finish off my page.

STAMPS: SSC1107 Narcissus Perfectly Clear Stamps by Stampendous
PAPER: Neenah White, Bazzil Basics Black & Red (all 12 x 12)
INK: VersaMark by Tsukineko, Copic Markers (BG000)
OTHER: Stampendous GX220U Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, EP111 Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies, Cricut Jasmine Font


  1. Trim the white cardstock to 11 ½” x 11 ½” and back with a 11 ¾” x 11 ¾” red cardstock, and then adhere these layers to a  12” x 12” black cardstock page.
  2. Adhere the ¼” red strips that were trimmed off the red page to the bottom and right side of the page as shown.
  3. Stamp the Narcissus flower on a white panel with watermark ink and emboss with Midnight Black embossing powder.
  4. Trim around edges of flower.
  5. Add glue to center of flowers and cover with glitter.  Allow to dry and then shake excess glitter back into the jar.
  6. Add subtle shading with light blue copic marker before adhering flower to scrapbook page with pop dots.
  7. Trim and back pictures with white and black cardstock before adding to page.
  8. Cut out “Musical Memories” using Cricut Machine and adhere to page
  9. Journal as you wish.

Designers Note: You could use sticker letters or hand write or cut out your own title if you don’t own a Cricut Machine!

The Narcissus flower is the perfect embellishment for scrapbook pages and can be colored to match whatever color theme you have on your page!  I hope you are feeling inspired to get scrappin’!  Have a terrific day and thanks for stopping by!

Happy National Scrapbook Week!

It’s National Scrapbook Week and we here at Stampendous love our scrapbookers! So many pages and so many opportunities to use fun stuff.
Using our Sticker Background Technique makes pages that really pop!  Here are a couple of new pages that we have using this technique.

The Peacock page is amazing.  We just did this as a Make and Take at Camp Croppin’ in Calgary and it was a huge hit.  What’s not to love about these colors?  And so fast to make – about 20 minutes to produce this dazzling page.

Stampendous Supplies for the Peacock Scrapbook Page:

Why not try embossing a background for your page?  While we were Camp Croppin’, we also made this vibrant peacock card using the same Sticker Background Technique as the scrapbook page alone with embossing a background pattern. Our large stamps make wonderful all over patterns that are perfect for pages.  And our crystal embossing powder gives you a beautiful tone-on-tone background like the one on this peacock card.

Stampendous Supplies for the Peacock Card:

This page is using our copper glitter and velvet leaves.  Very elegant and pretty.

Stampendous Products Used in the Autumn Scrapbook Page:

Have you used our products on your pages?  Send us photos of your pages and we will publish right here on our blog this week!