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.

cross stitch pattern

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!

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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.

 

Are you Dazzled?

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Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week! We know you’d love to win some goodies to try yourself!  If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY

The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you’re going to need these products. You can find it here – Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We’re giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Here’s a fun project featuring our Cling Blossom Beauty plus our Cling Hydrangea Garden Set and the Hydrangea Garden Cutting Dies Set. This card was made previously by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons. I was able to bling it up very quickly with the addition of just a few hydrangea blossoms cut from the gorgeous turquoise metal sheets. I stamped them with StazOn Ultramarine ink, die cut them with our Sizzix Big Shot, cut between the petals with scissors and crumpled them up a bit, then added some of our gorgeous Teal Micro Glitter with a drop of Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives. Talk about adding a LOT of Dazzle!!

Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
Individual Hydrangea Bracht with Micro Glitter Center
Individual Hydrangea Blossom with Micro Glitter Center

 

Check out all the terrific projects and leave us your comments! The designers so appreciate when you comment on their blogs. Thanks for hopping with us! Here’s who is playing today:

Stampendous

Asia King

Add a Little Dazzle

Jamie Martin

Lee-Anne Cross

Martha Lucia Gomez

Kate Capper

Lydia Brooke-Evans

Graciela Chavez

Keren Baker

Vicki Dutcher

Cathy Parlitsis

 

P.S. If you click on a blog link and receive a notice that says “this post is not hear” or something similar, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home. That should take you to the home page of that blog and the correct post should be near the top. Thanks for your patience.

 

 

Cowgirl Roundup!

Woo Hoo! Well, pardner, our team is havin’ some rip roarin’ fun with the the new cowgirl images from our April catalog! Available in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™, they are:

 Cowgirl Boots

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Q195 Cowgirl Boots

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M312 Boots - these aren't necessarily cowgirl, but we think they work both ways!
M312 Boots – these aren’t necessarily cowgirl, but we think they work both ways!

Rodeo Girl

W124 Rodeo Girl
W124 Rodeo Girl

Wanted to share a REALLY fun project that our in-house Graphics Specialist, Terry Braddock did with these cute stamps! She had a baby shower to attend and the hostess asked that each attendee bring a onesie decorated to show their personality. Then the mother-to-be had to guess who was represented by each one. Terry is a swing dancer with a country flair so she made this adorable shirt and matching skirt with our Cowgirl Boots stamp. THEN a friend offered to crochet the matching boots! (we’re still waiting for a photo of the baby wearing her ensemble!)

Cowgirl Boots Onsie by Terry Braddock
Cowgirl Boots Onsie by Terry Braddock

Our Design Team also posted with these fun images! Here’s who has some inspiration for you!

Leadonna Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

 

 

Ride ‘Em, Cowgirl!!

Yeeee Haaaw!!! This week our team is celebrating the new cowgirl images from our April catalog! These images are all available in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™, so saddle up and join us for the ride!  Introducing:

 Cowgirl Boots

Q195 Cowgirl Boots
Q195 Cowgirl Boots

Boots

M312 Boots - these aren't necessarily cowgirl, but we think they work both ways!
M312 Boots – these aren’t necessarily cowgirl, but we think they work both ways!

Rodeo Girl

W124 Rodeo Girl
W124 Rodeo Girl

 

Our Design Team had a heap of fun with these images, and they’re posting on their blogs for you to see! Here’s who has some inspiration for you!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

Core’dinations Hopping!! The Big Day!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the terrific collaboration between Stampendous products and Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! We have been thrilled to bring it to you! Today is the final day!!

Of course there are prizes! We’ll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET HOPPIN’! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! You have until the end of Sunday, June 15th to finish your comments. If you missed any previous posts here they are for TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY.

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Debbie Standard

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Trine Brandt Lassen

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

We are Core’dinations-ing with Stampendous!

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Love all the inspiration we’re seeing using Stampendous Stamps with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! The texture and amazing colors just pop! We’re happy to be partnering with them for this week of terrific designer projects!

Yes, there are prizes! We’ll give away three prize packs of products! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! We’ll draw the winners Monday, June 16th so you have until the end of the weekend to comment. In case you missed the earlier posts, here’s TUESDAY  and WEDNESDAY (we skipped Monday).

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl

Tobi Crawford

Clare Buswell

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

Rocking the Core’dinations this Week!

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This week we’re playing with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! We love the fantastic texture and terrific colors! We use a lot of their paper because they are available in JoAnn Fabric and Crafts along with our stamps, and we’re so glad they’re partnering with us for this great week of super inspiration.

Of course there are prizes! We’ll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway!

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Tracy Gruber

Rhea Weigand

Kate Nolan Denham

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

Core’dinations is Back In The House!!

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Welcome to another week long collaboration!  This week we’re playing with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! They always make a project pop with the addition of so much texture! Plus, they’re just plain yummy colors!

We love the way you can sand the papers to allow the coordinating color core show through. This card from our own Kristine Reynolds really highlights this fantastic technique. This works with embossing folders, metal dies (like those from our friends at Dreamweaver Stencils), or just sanding straight on the paper to create a distressed look.

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Sleepy Reader by Kristine Reynolds (House-Mouse Designs® Gruffies® by Ellen Jareckie)

 

Of course there are prizes this week! Three prize packages will be awarded. Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on the blog banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway!

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’ll love you even more if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Edwards

Lea Kimmel

Ava Gavloski

Jamie Martin

Suzanna Lee

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

PenPattern – Fun to Doodle/Color!

This week our wonderful Design Team have been featuring our PenPattern designs on their blogs. These simple designs have large, open areas for you to doodle in and color. They’re fun images to use with kids, and charming enough for any greeting! Of course they’re all available in wood mounted or Cling Rubber.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Love the way Lea took the time to doodle tiny shapes into the sections of our PenPattern Turtle. It adds such texture and life to him! Notice the cool Micro Glitter on the glue dot bubbles! Awesome!

PenPattern Turtle Card
PenPattern Turtle by Lea Kimmel

Another quick one by Lea Kimmel, the alternating of doodling and coloring on the PenPattern Fish is so fun! Plus we love that she left some sections just black and white! The quick coloring time left her time to add bubbles, Color Fragments, and fancy ribbons to really complete the underwater look!

PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel
PenPattern Fish by Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson adopted this easy color book style for our PenPattern House. The bright, fun colors make it a delightful card for any age!

PenPattern House by Tenia Nelson
PenPattern House by Tenia Nelson

Finally, in a really simple card, Fran Seiford took some of our terrific papers made from our Creative Palette and just stamped the PenPattern Heart in different areas. It was a cinch to cut out the pieces and layer!

PenPattern Heart by Fran Seiford
PenPattern Heart by Fran Seiford

Now go check out what new goodies our designers posted this week! Leave them some love while you’re at their blogs!!

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Do the NEON Hop!!

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Welcome back! We’re on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We’re just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon™ just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Fran•táge Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN!

 

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

Remember to comment on as many posts as you can. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win, although we sure hope all of you will comment! You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. We’ll announce winners here on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check back with us. (or subscribe to our blog by email at the top of this page!)

If you missed the earlier posts this week, it’s not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY.

Check out this inspiration today – remember to leave a comment!

Stampendous Blog (you are here!)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.