Falling Into House-Mouse Fun

Create Fall week is coming to a finish with a visit from some furry friends and their own twist on the theme. Our fall-themed House-Mouse Designs® collection is growing by two with these new stamps and it seems they are falling for fall.

These four friends are taking turns in their own mousey version of paragliding for some real Fall fun. They make any adventure look like fun!

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HMR42 Fence Falling Stamp

Monica brings childhood memories to mind with a leaf pile plunge to enjoy the colorful brilliance of the Fall season foliage.

 

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HMV23 Leaf Plunge Rubber Stamp

There are two more stamps already in our fall House-Mouse Design collection that would make a great card set or framed art decor.

You can create oodles of fall projects by adding colorful leaves with Jumbo Cling Rubber Leaves or Cling PenPattern Leaves and cut out with the coordinating Leaves Die Set. They are fantastic as part of your fall decor and even help frame your photos during the fall season!

As our House-Mouse friends would have it, their adventure continues next week with Mousey Mischief stamps so come back and see us next week! Until then let’s hop on over to these designer projects for some fall-abulous projects —

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Alison Heikkila

Enjoy more fall inspiration on our Fall Season Ideas Pinterest board. Subscribe today!

Creating Pumpkin Patches and Orange Snowman

Remember the crisp cool days of fall approaching and the memories of visiting the local pumpkin patch by creating your very own handcrafted version. Stamp pumpkins and stems onto various pattern paper, die cutting them out, and you have the cutest pumpkins ready for a super project or two.

Say hello this fall with a trio of pumpkins and a little forest friend that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

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Hello Card by Fran Seiford

Add tufts of grass from Cling Create Fall Stamp Set or die-cut grass with Create Fall Die Set to make the greatest little pumpkin patch card.

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Create Fall Card by Fran Seiford

Create a whimsical scene for cute pictures from the pumpkin patch visit by using a mix of stamps and dies from Create Fall and Create Winter to make a pumpkin snowman! Take a look at how this idea turned out in Fran Seiford’s sweet layout and to get a list of supplies by clicking on the image or caption below.

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Create Fall Scrapbook Page by Fran Seiford

However you mix and match these Create sets you are sure to have fun and bring a smile to your face. For more smile inducing projects let’s hop on over to a few designer blogs haring fall inspiration.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Create Fall With Stampendous

Creating for fall is so much fun, and when there is a video for your spring board it fuels your creativity to for plethora of projects. As we would have it, you can get a fantastic start creating with Fran Seiford in this video demonstrating the Create Fall stamps and die cuts. She’ll share oodles of techniques and a trick in her hat design so you can make a Stampendous Impression every time. Let’s check it out!

So many great projects were shared in the video that we added a few here in this post so you can get a close-up view. The kitty in Cling Create Fall has a friend from our Cling Pop Up Forest Stamp Set visiting the pumpkin patch in this card and it sure looks like a lot of fun.

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Create Fall with Cling Pop Up Forest by Fran Seiford

This jack o’ lantern must doesn’t seem to mind a curious cat checking for some treats on Halloween. The sentiment from Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set is cut and matted using the nesting dies from our Pop Up Die Set.

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Cling Create Fall and Tricky Words by Fran Seiford

Speaking of curious, we have two designers with projects today that we can’t wait to see! Stop by and tell them hi and we’ll see you tomorrow with more fall fun!

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Wow! RSM sold out!

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I’m so glad you were able to take advantage of the offer from RubberStampMadness Magazine to get a free issue! Within four hours they had 36 responses and they’ve given away all the extra issues they had! Thanks for participating. If you’d like to see more of RSM or subscribe, just visit their website!  And look for their Summer issue on newsstands now. The Fall issue, due out in early August, will also contain a terrific article on Stampendous Embossing Powder!

 

Thanks so much for your participation! Happy Stamping!

Design Team Additions

As you know, we were blessed at the beginning of this year to purchase Dreamweaver Stencils! We’ve been having so much fun learning all the new techniques and sorting out all the new products, finding warehouse space to fill orders, and making room for them in our catalog and on our website! But we’ve also been delighted to add some wonderful talent to our Stampendous Design Team with some former Dream Team members! These wonderful artists are joining our team beginning in May, and you can already see their work in many of our blog posts. We’re thrilled to have them. We’ve also added the delightful Pam Bray, a veteran of Eileen Hull’s ATB Inspiration Team and many other Design Team obligations! We’re thrilled to have Pam join this great group, and we look forward to amazing you with even MORE fun and inspiration in the future!


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Visit the website Design Team Page to see the whole team and read the details!

Here are the new fabulous faces!

Laura Drahozal

Laura Drahozal

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2010

Click to view Laura’s profile!

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Louise Healy

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2010

Click to view Louise’s profile!

Lyn Bernatovich

Lyn Bernatovich

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2013

Click to view Lyn’s profile!

Alison Heikkila

Alison Heikkila

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Stenciling with the Dream Team
Since 2014

Click to view Alison’s profile!

Pam Bray

Pam Bray

Stamping with Us Since:
May 2015

Click to view Pam’s profile!

Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

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Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

There’s NEW Nathalie!!

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Stampendous has been so blessed to have internationally acclaimed Mixed Media Artist and Instructor Nathalie Kalbach designing stamps for our collection. She created three image groups last year that were hot, hot, hot! Now we’ve added three more. We caught up with Nathalie at CHA and convinced her to demo in the booth. Her fun and textured art journals aren’t really formal demo material, but we had a great time showing layer after layer of added yumminess as she just played around with paint and her new stamps! Enjoy!


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