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Stampendous always has wonderful new greetings for each holiday. They’re so beautiful they can easily be the focal point on any card. This Christmas is no exception.

We sent some awesome greetings to Tina Smith from Cards and Coffee Time and she created this wonderful video featuring our Merry Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

Our Design Team has been sharing all week with this year’s new greetings as well. Check out the great samples they’ve posted on their blogs. Leave us some comments (and comment on Tina’s BLOG and VIDEO, too) and you might win your own Merry Words. We’ll give three sets away to US Winners. (yes, some of these were posted earlier, yes, leave a new comment anyway)

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Kathi Rerek

Penguins on Ice


Cath Edvalson, Trends Editor for Paper Crafts Magazine, is showing off some of our new stamps on her blog. If you follow “THIS LINK” to her blog and leave a comment by midnight EDT on Sunday, September 4th, and you’ll have a chance to win one of our stamps!

Blog Star, Cindy Coutts, Put our Skating Penguins on Ice, Shaved Ice that is. We now carry a new product in our Frantage Line, that looks just like little bits of translucent, glowing shavings of ice. Great for winterizing your cards and crafts.

Penguins on Ice by Cindy Coutts

This is what the Shaved Ice looks like close up
 
Supplies:

Stamps: Stampendous Cling Skating Penguin

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (Shimmer White)

Ink Pads: Memento (Tuxedo Black)

Markers/Colored Pencils: Copic (B26, G19, R27, Y08, YR07)

Other Accessories/Embellishments: Stampendous Shaved Ice

Ribbon/Twine: Papertrey Ink (Royal Velvet 5/8” Saddle Stitch Ribbon)

Machine(s)/Tool(s): ProvoCraft Cuttlebug, Stampin’ Up! Stamp-a-ma-jig

Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

Instructions:

1.     Cut black card stock to A2 size so that the crease is at the top.

2.     Cut a piece of white shimmer card stock to 5-1/4 x 4.

3.     Stamp penguin images onto the white card stock. Stamp your first penguin image on the left so that about only 3/4 of the image is showing. Continue to stamp the images across the card stock.

4.     Color in the penguins using various bright colors.

5.     Tie a purple ribbon at the top of the white card stock knotting it at the left side.

6.     Place foam tape on the back of the image panel and adhere to the black card stock.

7.     Liberally apply liquid glue at the bottom of the image panel and sprinkle on Shaved Ice.

NOTE: When using black ink on shimmer paper, I discovered it really dulls the black ink so there’s several ways that you can bring out the color such as using crystal lacquer, painting shimmer or glitter on the image.