We’re excited again to partner with Her Peaceful Garden for the annual Cat Lovers Blog Hop! Here at Stampendous we love our cats, and our cat stamps are so fun. We added a few great new ones for the 2021 Holiday Season, so this is just in time to showcase those great images!! We’re offering a prize in the blog hop, so head over to https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2021/10/main-hop-page-2021-cat-lovers-hop.html to enter to win from us and many other wonderful sponsors…. let’s see what’s new!!
Fran has drawn some delightful kittens for this holiday season! Take a look at our Kitten Ornament, one of the prizes you can win in this great blog hop –
There’s also the super-sweet Meowy Christmas greeting, the second half of our prize package for this event!
We bet you can see how these two would make the Purrrrrfect holiday card!! But you don’t have to guess, just look at this adorable sample you’ll find on your local stamp store’s Stampendous display board. They even have full color instructions for you to make this card –
Our Design Team have been playing with the holiday kittens as well. Check out their blog posts and then pounce over to the Cat Lovers Blog Hop home for the details on how to win these prizes and so many more!
Our friends at RubberstampMadness Magazine have published another in their series of books celebrating stamp art.
Stamping All Year Long is the third rubber stamp art book published by RubberStampMadness, the original rubber stamp magazine. This 116-page, full-color book is filled with stamp art celebrating holidays and the four seasons. Stampers share information about each piece, providing tips, techniques and inspiration for your own stamping projects. You’ll find calendar pages, greeting cards, scenes and more. To order the book click here http://rsmadness.com/rsmstore.html.
We’ve added a link to the right sidebar of our blog for ordering this wonderful book. We’re super excited to say that there is some wonderful Stampendous product used in its gorgeous pages. We hope that folks like Louise Coates, Karen McIntyre, Daisy Cooper, Karol Taylor, Terri Scalise Hamm, Gina McCreary, and YOU remember that we offer free stamps for folks who get published using our products. Details on the tab at the top of our blog marked Publication Incentive.
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!
Monica brings childhood memories to mind with a leaf pile plunge to enjoy the colorful brilliance of the Fall season foliage.
There are two more stamps already in our fall House-Mouse Design collection that would make a great card set or framed art decor.
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 —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We 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!
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.
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!
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!
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,