New Products Now Available on our Website

We’ve had so much fun this week showing you some of our new products.

They are all now available on our website in addition to your local scrapbooking and stamping stores and favorite online stamping retailers.

We know you’re going to love creating with these new images as much as our Design Team has.

Several of our team members have created fun projects to inspire you for today. Be sure to join us tomorrow as well when everyone will return with additional fantastic projects to get you excited about our newest offerings!

One group of images in our new selection has us particularly excited. Big, beautiful florals are here, just in time for Spring stamping. We’ve always said that when you combine some great flowers and just the right greeting you can have a card for any occasion. We think this catalog has both. These Stampendous flowers have been designed to make a dramatic statement on your card front, giving you lots to color if you love coloring, and some terrific options for paper piecing, embossing, Encrusted Jewel Technique, etc.,  if you want to try something new. Two new Perfectly Clear Stamp greeting sets give you the choice of dozens of card greeting options. Be sure to collect some of these beauties for your stamping garden! (we especially love the way Pam and Suzanne brought the Halloween Background stamps forward to make amazingly gorgeous backgrounds for these flowers!)
Violets by Pam Hornschu
Rose by Suzanne Czosek
Rose Thoughts by Kristine Reynolds

Still More New Images from Stampendous!

We are really enjoying the opportunity this week of bringing you some of our newest images and projects from our amazing team of Designers. Our October Catalog for Spring is one of our most exciting ever, we just loved every single one of them. But our favorites always seem to be our new Cling Jumbo Images. We just can’t get enough of these terrific, extra large images that just leap off the page and make Home Decor, Scrapbooks and Cards so dramatic and exciting.

One of our newest BlogStars, Yana Smakula, brings us a post today all the way from the Ukraine. She’s been playing with one of our newest Jumbo Sets, Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio. We know these butterflies will be a must-have for your collection. Just look what Yana has done with them. Then visit the blogs of the other Design Team Members playing today. Maybe some butterflies will flutter your way! (but only if you have a U.S. Mailing Address)

Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here and today I have a simple card using a stunning butterfly from CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set.
To create a card I stamped a butterfly from CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock:
I then coloured the stamped image with Copic markers and cut it out leaving a small white border around the image:
I created a front card panel 3 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches and attached butterfly with a flower brad, slightly curled the wings to give it more dimension:
Finally I created a white card base 4 by 5 1/2 inches and adhered the front panel to the card base:
Supplies used:
  • Stamps: CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set
  • Cardstock: Dovecraft
  • Pattern Paper: Pebbles
  • Brad: Pebbles
  • Gems: Dovecraft
  • Adhesive: Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives.

(Stampendous NOTE: We’re amazed Yana got this look with VersaFine and Copics. That usually doesn’t work very well for us. We’d recommend Memento ink for use with your Copic markers)

NOW – Flutter by for a look at what some other team members are doing! You’ll love what they’ve got to show you!

Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Jennifer Dove
Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Suzanne Czosek
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Price

Feeling Wobbly?? Stampendous DT loves Action Wobbles

Our Design Team has had so much fun this week making Stampendous stamped images wobble with Action Wobbles Springs. Our characters, Kiddos, and other images are perfect for this wobbling technique. And the Action Wobbles Team has been having a great time, too!

BE SURE to join us tomorrow when EVERYONE on BOTH teams will have an entirely new project. WOW… better get settled early with some coffee. You’re going to want to comment on each post, too. We’ll choose one blogger at random and have them choose a winner from the comments on their blog!

Our team has had almost as much fun adding videos to their blogs as making the Wobble Cards – Here Melinda Gleissner gives us a little taste of Halloween by making our Pumpkinstein image wobble on a card.

Today we have a great line up of stampers and wobblers!

Action Wobbles Blog

April Derrick

Monica

Heather

Tenia Nelson

Jan Garber

Visit each blogger and comment on each site! We’ll choose one random Blogger and they’ll choose a commenter to win

6 Action Wobbles Springs

and

CRP164 Cling Mermaid Kiddo

Missed the beginning of our week of wobbles??? Check them out here – MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

New Product – BLOG HOP!!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our week of bragging about our new products. Our Design Team is so talented, and they’ve created many more samples with these goodies, so we’re going to be sharing for a while!! Today, everyone has something new for you to see, so sit back with your beverage of choice and maybe a kitten or a snack or both, and look at all the Stampendous goodness we have for you today.

First, we’ll end our week with a couple more of Debi Hammons amazing samples. We’re so lucky to have this talented lady working in our home offices right here. She makes such wonderful things. We’ll start with a Merry Christmas card featuring our new Cling Poinsettia Background stamp and our Cling Merriest Wish stamp.

Merriest Wish by Debi Hammons

And we want you to know that we haven’t forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Our Kiddos are putting on a Christmas pageant for you this year. Here Debi uses our  Cling Precious Nativity and our Cling Precious Bundle stamps.

Debi Hammons Precious Gift

Well let’s see what the Design Team has been up to… some of them have their own blog candy today. Plus, Stampendous will be drawing a winner for these three great prize packs of brand new product.

How do you win them? It’s easy! THREE of the bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from their blog, and those lucky people will be announced on the Stampendous blog Tuesday, July 31 (please leave comments by Monday, July 30 at 11:59 PM PST). The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win!   Below is the list of team members who are sharing inspiration today:

Kristine Reynolds

Lynn Mercurio

Jennifer Dove 

Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)

Jan Garber

Lea Kimmel  (has additional blog candy)

Cyndi Bundy

Pam Hornschu (has additional blog candy)

Rhea Weigand

Janelle Stollfus

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Ingle

Melinda Gleissner

Stephanie Lee – LINK FIXED

Susie Moore

Suzanne Czosek

Wendy Jordan

Krissy Fossmeyer

April Derrick

Tobi Crawford

New Products – You’ll love our newest ways to Create!

Our newest products are ready to go! As soon as our website catches up to us! We’re not sure why they’re not importing, but our hosting company is on the job. Keep checking the What’s New section and we’ll let you know here when they are ready. Meanwhile, you can visit our catalog and see all our newest goodies in our flippy book.

 Stampendous July 2012 Catalog

If the catalog opens too small, there is a little icon in the corner that looks like this:

  Click on it  and the catalog will become full screen. Use the esc key to exit full screen mode or click on the icon again.

Meanwhile – Our Design Team has been waiting to share with you some of the fantastic samples they’ve made with the new products.  And we know you’re going to WANT all the new goodies, so, of course, there are prizes. Today’s prize is our adorable new Mumeek stamp and our Trick Or Treat Color Fragments:

Monday Blog Prize

How do you win it? It’s easy! One of the featured bloggers today will be choosing a random commenter from her blog, and that lucky person will be announced on the Stampendous blog tomorrow. The more places you leave a comment, the better your chances are to win!

Sit back with a cool beverage and check out the Design Team’s beautiful creations!

Taylor Usry (has additional blog candy)
Cyndi Bundy (has additional blog candy)

Our Final Day of “Sneak Peek”

Jennifer Dove’s Spooky Skeleton bids you farewell. The Sneak Peek is almost over.

We’ve enjoyed sharing tidbits of all our new products and images this week. We will be revealing all of our wonderful new designs in a very short order! We’ve been busy posting all of our amazing projects from our catalog onto our website so that you can see all the ingredients and make them yourself. Our designers write instructions for their samples so that we can share the fun. We hope you enjoy all the Fran•táge Halloween, Christmas and Everyday stuff coming your way. Every day’s a holiday!

New Color Fragments!

New Color Fragments Coming Soon!

Just imagine what you could do with Trick or Treat Fragments with all the colors of Halloween! Wait till you see the new things we have in store for you in this new catalog! Color Fragments are just fragments of the fun we have planned! Stay tuned!

Washi Tape Tutorial by April Derrick

“Because of You” Scrapbook Layout by April Derrick

This is certainly a peaceful page with a great Washi Tape Technique (say that real fast 5 times), a little watercoloring and a great photo. April’s going to show us how she did it! keep reading….

First, your suppy list:

From Stampendous: Cling Jumbo Romantic Border & Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamps Set and Cling Jumbo Iris.
Other:
Artist Tape, Journaling Pen, Watercolor Pencils, & Watercolor Markers: STAEDTLER, Black Ink: Tsukineko Versafine, White Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard Stars: Basically Bare, Metal Clip: Tim Holtz, Liquitex Titanium White Ink.

Washi Tape, Step One

1. Tear off several strips of STAEDTLER Artist tape and stick them down on a non-stick craft sheet.

Washi Tape Step Two

2. Color the tape strips with watercolor markers.
3. Heat them with a heat gun to dry completely.

Stamp Border Designs on Tape.

4. Apply ink to Border stamps, and stamp images directly on top of colored tape.

5. After the ink dries, you can leave as is, or spritz on some glimmer mist to add a little sparkle.
6. Simply peel the tape strips off of the non-stick craft mat and apply to a sheet of card stock.

* Technique Tip: For my project, after I stuck my tape strips on my card stock, I gently brushed over them with a wet paintbrush to release some of the watercolors and draw them down the page for a cool blending effect!

Thanks April! Everyone will enjoy making tape borders for scrapbook pages and projects. This is a very cool technique!