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

Product Theme for Making Art

This has been a great week of making art, seeing how the design team from Spectrum Noir and our own talented team have created such a great variety of projects. Did you notice our theme week House-Mouse Designs® appear here and there? The gallery for this theme has grown and included here on this post, but first let’s take a look at the stamps that were the inspiration for this theme week.

Isn’t the image of this stamp the truth! Once we start stamping it’s likely to turn into a repeatable moment! House-Mouse Monica has turned into an avid stamper with this paw print stamp.

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Making Prints

I always thought there was a special touch to flowers that made them so beautiful and now I’m thinking it’s all because Maxwell has a paintbrush and paint well.

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Painted Pansies

Oh dear, a painting mishap between a paintbrush and tail! This adorable stamp is perfect to send an encouraging message, apology or to scrapbook those messy painting sessions of your children.

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Painting Pals

 

Now for the gallery!


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful inspiring weekend!

Black Friday is Here!!

 

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Our Black Friday sale on some of our most wonderful Christmas Images and our entire stock of Stack Art Stamps and Kits will extend through Cyber Monday on December 1st!

Visit www.stampendous.com  and you’ll see our Featured Items right on the front page. Of course we’ve got lots of ideas how you could use these terrific products for your upcoming Holiday Preparations!

Our Stack Art Tag Kits are darling and simple mixed media kits of die cut craftboard, adhesive, greetings, etc. But they’re also the perfect answer for your Christmas Tag needs! Our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons, took a bunch of these great tags and created these wonderful projects!

Lots of our House-Mouse Designs® images are the perfect fit for the terrific tag pieces! Add some micro glitter to the included die-cut adhesive pieces, some festive ribbon, and WOW… super easy, homemade tags or ornaments!

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Patterned papers can really spruce up your tags easily, as well. You can adhere them with the adhesive shapes then just sand the edges for quick easy coverage!

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Don’t forget the embellishments like Shaved Ice or Glitter! Our Winter and Christmas Micro Glitter Kits are perfect for these projects!

Debi stamped these images on regular cardstock then just stuck them to the kraftboard tags with the adhesive die cuts. OR you can just color right on the kraftboard tags with colored pencils for some terrific looks.

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Our delightful new snowmen from 2014 look so adorable colored right on the tag with colored pencils.

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Lots of other images fit perfectly, and will work well for Holiday Gift Giving!!

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The tags even work perfectly for photo ornaments or keepsakes. Why not put one school photo from each year on a tag for a set of ornaments celebrating each child! At our super low sale price, you can buy plenty of kits!!

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Of course after the holidays are over, the tags are ideal for celebrating the rest of the year, as well! (Just a little secret…you’re going to want to stock up… we won’t be reordering the Stack Art products when they’re gone!)

Stack Art Winter Tag.Be sure to check out the whole Stack Art Family of great products! Now at Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings.

Stampendous and HHH Jewelry

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Our design team has taken a liking to HHH Enterprises products and wow, they have created some  great projects! We want to thank HHH Enterprises for their generosity in providing our team with a variety of wonderful products to use.

Today’s designer shares have stepped up their creativity for some exciting jewelry inspiration and you are going to love it.

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Leadonna Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Are you Dazzled?

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Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week! We know you’d love to win some goodies to try yourself!  If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY

The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you’re going to need these products. You can find it here – Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We’re giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Here’s a fun project featuring our Cling Blossom Beauty plus our Cling Hydrangea Garden Set and the Hydrangea Garden Cutting Dies Set. This card was made previously by our in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons. I was able to bling it up very quickly with the addition of just a few hydrangea blossoms cut from the gorgeous turquoise metal sheets. I stamped them with StazOn Ultramarine ink, die cut them with our Sizzix Big Shot, cut between the petals with scissors and crumpled them up a bit, then added some of our gorgeous Teal Micro Glitter with a drop of Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives. Talk about adding a LOT of Dazzle!!

Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
Hydrangea Blossom Beauty by Debi Hammons with A Little Dazzle added by Laura Weed
Individual Hydrangea Bracht with Micro Glitter Center
Individual Hydrangea Blossom with Micro Glitter Center

 

Check out all the terrific projects and leave us your comments! The designers so appreciate when you comment on their blogs. Thanks for hopping with us! Here’s who is playing today:

Stampendous

Asia King

Add a Little Dazzle

Jamie Martin

Lee-Anne Cross

Martha Lucia Gomez

Kate Capper

Lydia Brooke-Evans

Graciela Chavez

Keren Baker

Vicki Dutcher

Cathy Parlitsis

 

P.S. If you click on a blog link and receive a notice that says “this post is not hear” or something similar, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home. That should take you to the home page of that blog and the correct post should be near the top. Thanks for your patience.

 

 

Dazzle ’em with Stampendous!

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This week we’re playing with the wonderful Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and all of our terrific Stampendous products. We hope you’re enjoying the inspiration so far! If you missed yesterday’s post, here’s a link for you.  MONDAY

The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you’re going to need these products. You can find it here – Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special.

Of course you might win some, too! We’re giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Check out all the terrific projects and leave us your comments! The designers so appreciate when you comment on their blogs. Thanks for hopping with us! Here’s who is playing today:

Stampendous

Lea Kimmel

Add a Little Dazzle

Pam Hornschu

Cathy Parlitsis

Vicki Dutcher

Kate Capper

Amy Hurley-Purdie

PS. If you get to a blog and it says something like “that post isn’t here”, just click on the blog header or look for a link that says Home near the top. That will take you to the blog home, and the blog hop post should be somewhere near the top. Thanks for your patience!

Happy Hallowednesday!

The darling friends from House-Mouse Designs® by Ellen Jareckie are Trick or Treating on our blog this week. The sweet House-Mouse, Gruffies®, and HappyHoppers® are bringing their Halloween fun to you in the cutest stamps you’ve ever seen. Stampendous is so proud to be the exclusive manufacturer for House-Mouse Designs® Stamps in both Wood Mounted and Cling Rubber! You can find them all HERE on our website!

The new stamps for this year are big, with lots of areas to color! And you can always check out our House-Mouse® coloring guide here on our blog. Jennie Lin Black has another cute sample today –

Carrot Costume by Jennie Lin Black
Carrot Costume by Jennie Lin Black

And several other Design Team members are featuring Halloween House-Mouse images on their blogs as well. Please stop by and leave them some love! They so appreciate your visits and your comments!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jennifer Dove

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu