There’s No People like Snow People!

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds
Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Our Design Team is very appropriately stamping with our newest Snowmen this week! Many of them are snowed in with their children, and happy for a few more days of Winter Break, but baby, it’s cold out there!!  Remember, if you make real snowmen, or just stamp with ours, send us a picture or tag us on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest photos with #Stampendous.

Here are the terrific posts from Tuesday and Wednesday featuring our terrific new Snowman Banners and Build a Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets as well as our darling Snowball Fight and Sweet Snowgirl stamps.

Jamie Martin

Tobi Crawford

Krissy Fossmeyer – Snow Buddies, In the Meadow

Rhea Weigand

Brrrr! It’s Snow Fun Out There!

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove
Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

We’re counting our blessings in sunny Southern California this week, and our prayers are with our friends all over the country (and the world) who are trudging through record cold and snow! We’re sending warm thoughts your way!!

We’re also super busy building a new website experience for you, and gearing up for the BIG Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this weekend. Sorry if we’ve fallen behind! Our Design Team has still been sharing, however, and we wanted to make sure you caught their posts!

Last week they shared our House-Mouse Designs® Winter Themed Stamps! You can see their fantastic cards at the following links:

Kristine Reynolds – Hang on Tight, More Mice

Tenia Nelson – Ski Run

Rhea Weigand – Ski Run, Hold on Tight

Jennifer Dove – Headed Your Way, The Love of a Friend, As Sweet as Candy

This week the theme is Snowmen! If you’re even able to get outside to make a snowman, we’d love to see a photo of yours! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you post your snowman photos. Use #Stampendous any time to get our attention!

Designers posting snowman cards today –

Kristine Reynolds

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!!

Snowy Train Postcard by Debi Hammons
Snowy Train Postcard by Debi Hammons

We’re celebrating Winter this week, the Stampendous way! With lots of warm beverages, a kitty snuggled in our lap, and some great stamping going on in the craft room! (only a TRUE crafter can still stamp with a cat on her lap!) We really love the way a light sprinkling of our Chunky White Embossing Enamel or our Shabby White Embossing Enamel can mimic actual snow on your card (just sprinkle and heat from underneath so it doesn’t blow off…no ink or glue needed).  Our Design Team is bringing you lots of chilly inspiration for your Warm Winter greetings going out to your friends, or for your scrapbook pages full of snow much fun!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Sweater square Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons
Sweater square Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

But the stamping is so delightful!! We hope you have some time over the holidays to do some crafting just for yourself. Maybe you’ll get to play with those new goodies you got for Christmas?

Well if it’s a Winter theme you have in mind, we’ve got you covered in our July 2013 catalog! Ice Skates? We’ve got ’em. Penguins? We’ve got ’em. Snowflakes? Yep. Warm Sweaters? You betcha. (We even have winter mice, but they’re for next week, and snowmen the week after!) Come along and see what our terrific Design Team is sharing today to warm you up inside! Then sit on down and stamp the winter away!

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Jumbo Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons
Jumbo Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons

Winter has arrived at Stampendous. Well, not really, we’re in Anaheim, CA and it’s about 75 degrees, but it has rained a little. But we know some of you have actual winter, and we’d like to celebrate it with you! There are some terrific stamps in our July 2013 catalog for Winter Greetings if you ran out of time to make Christmas Cards. Our Design Team will be sharing some of them with you this week! We’ve got penguins, snowflakes, snow birds, ice skates…brrrr! Everything for the perfect Winter Wonderland! Take a look at the work these Design Team Members have posted this week on their blogs.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Scenic Stamps for Small Business Saturday

The Small Business Saturday movement has been growing. It celebrates small businesses in your town that contribute taxes, fun and community to the places you live. At Stampendous we encourage you to support your local stamp stores and scrapbooking stores when you look for our products.  These stores offer folks who can teach you about the latest products and techniques!

We designed our Stampendous Website around independent businesses. Our site, powered by Shopatron, lets you order from all of our current products, but your order is FILLED and SHIPPED by an independent store that has your items in stock. Sometimes you can pick them up in the store and save the shipping charges! If no one has the items you requested your order is filled from our Anaheim, CA warehouse, but most orders are filled by small businesses in communities like yours! (If you have a store, and want more info about filling orders for our Shopatron website, please contact us at stamp@stampendous.com)

Encourage those shopping for YOU to patronize small stamp or scrapbook stores and get you that new embossing powder or Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp you really want! They can shop on our site so there’s no need to run around. OR you can direct them to our Store Locator so they can find a store nearby with our products in stock. Our friendly wholesale customers are delighted to order products at your request.

Here’s more inspiration for your Scenic Holiday Cards using the newest images from our July 2013 Catalog.

Rare and Wonderful by Jennifer Dove
Rare and Wonderful by Jennifer Dove

Check out these other great Designer Inspiration posts from the week!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Krissy Fossmeyer

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.

Snowbuddies like you!

Suzanne Czosek, one of our fabulous Stampendeous Blog stars, made this incredible pop-up Christmas card with our Snowy Short Stacks Perfectly Clear Set of stamps.

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Adding glitter to the torn edge looks just like little snowy topped mounds. Gives it an extra chilly appearance.

Looks like these little guys are going to decorate the text trees with the gingerbread garland. O.K. I’m ready to pull out the Christmas decorations and start. Oh, wait. It’s not even Fall yet! Maybe I’ll just pull out the Fall decorations for now.

Nice job Suzanne!

Snowmen To Warm Your Heart :)

I’ve yet to see a Christmas decoration in the store, but you know it’s coming quick. Before you know it, we’ll be saying, “OMG, I have to make my Christmas cards and get them in the mail by tomorrow!”

Looks like our Blog Star Piali Biswas is on her way to being ahead of the game. What a super-cute card this is! Maybe you’d like to use it as your inspiration for getting started on your Christmas cards.

“Warmer Together” by Piali Biswas

Supplies:

Stampendous Products: SSC262-R Winter Warm Perfectly Clear™ Stamps, Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko™, DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder, GM903 Blizzard Crystal Mix Glitter
Cardstock: Papertrey
Others: Copics, Ribbon
Papertrey Inc Embossing Plate

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut and score the card base.
  2. Cut another piece of the cardstock slightly smaller than the card base.  Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right corner and dry emboss it.
  3. Stamp the all snowmen images on the cardstock, one after the other, to form a scene. Color snowmen.
  4. Apply glitter to the snow area.
  5. Heat emboss the snowflake using Stampendous detailed white EP.
  6. Attach the ribbon with staple.
  7. Adhere the stamped panel to the card to finish.

SIZE: 5.5” X 4.25”.