Brush Up Your Sentiments

 

We always love having new word stamps! They can really brighten and change up a card even if you’re using a well-loved flower or background, and these new sentiments can really take the card to the next level! They have big open spaces that allow for doodling, coloring, painting, stenciling, paper piecing, and so much more! We know you’re going to love our new Great Big Greetings!! They’re available wood mounted or on Stampendous Cling Rubber!

W200 Great Big Thank
W200 Great Big Thanks

 

W199 Great Big Happy
W199 Great Big Happy

 

P317 Great Big Love
P317 Great Big Love

Our team has come up with some wonderful projects featuring the Great Big Greetings! Here are a couple, and there are links to more below using these or our Brushed Wishes or Brush Alphabet! Wow! So much inspiration for saying just what you want to say!  HINT: Visiting our website at http://www.stampendous.com and typing “great big” into the search box will show you all the stamps and projects!

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

 

Be sure to join us next week for some wonderful fun with the latest Stampendous stamps from Laurel Burch!!! Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss it!

Teacher Time – Back to School

Pencil Sharpener colored by Janelle Stollfus

Teachers are so important in our lives! We are loving hearing your stories about your favorite teachers! We’ll let Random.org pick a winner from your school stories this week, and one winner will receive our wonderful House-Mouse Designs Cling Rubber School Mice stamp! OFFICIAL RULES

HMCR102 School Mice Cling Rubber Stamp
HMCR102 School Mice Cling Rubber Stamp

Did you know that we offer you some really wonderful ideas on how to color these darling mice? You know our team is pretty expert at it, and they’re good with any medium. Check out our House-Mouse Coloring Charts to see how you can become a coloring pro!

The Stampendous line of stamps by Fran Seiford also has some terrific stamps for saying thanks to teachers, administrators, or even your student for doing a good job! Here are some of our classic images that can easily be adapted to school, and some which are handy for lots of occasions. All of them are available wood mounted or in Stampendous Cling Rubber –

 

Check out the darling projects from our design team! We know you’ll love them.

Louise Healy

Bunny Hoyle

(from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog Design Team)

 

In case you missed the other projects this week, here they are: MONDAYWEDNESDAY

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Merry Christmas from Stampendous

Manger Family by Debi Hammons
Manger Family by Debi Hammons

We’d just like to take a few minutes today, the most special day of the year, to tell you, our fans, how appreciative we are of your support throughout the year. We really value the attention you give us! We know your time is valuable, and we hope we are always providing you with some good inspiration for your own crafts, or at least a smile a the amazing talent of our Design Team. Thanks so much for your kind attention, we’re sure going to try and really wow you in the New Year! Have a very Merry Christmas, and know that our Christmases here at Stampendous are so much merrier because of our dedicated customers and fans! Thank you!

More New Products Coming Your Way

Stampendous owner and designer Fran Seiford has really outdone herself this catalog. Our October release has a fun and exciting array of images to appeal to just about everyone. We’ve even introduced two new Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets and two wood stamps with Spanish Language Greetings.

Our Spanish Invite set has everything you need for the perfect Quinceañera, First Communion, New Baby, or just a fiesta all your own. Plus a beautiful thank you for notes after the event.

Nestled Bird and Spanish Invite by Kristine Reynolds

Our Spanish Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamp set features all the basics to add a latin flair to your greeting cards and projects from Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Graduation through I love you and thank you, you’ll be making gorgeous cards Por Siempre!

Tutu Toad and Spanish Greetings by Jennifer Dove

The following members of our Design Team have created some gorgeous inspiration for you today (not necessarily in Spanish!):

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Jennifer Dove

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Wendy Price

PLUS Kristine Reynolds who got left off yesterday but has a great project!!

And, of course, we welcome you to flip through our newest catalog by clicking on the cover below. You can also print or download a pdf of it to your computer.

 Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

A Kiss From the Rose

Clean & Simple says it all! Blog Star Janelle Stollfus sure knows how to keep it clean and keep it simple with Stampendous Jumbo Stamps!

 

“The Jumbo flowers have become my CAS (Clean & Simple) go-to stamp. They create such a dynamic quick card there’s really no need to add more! Here’s what I did to make this card.” – Janelle Stollfus

Supplies:
CRS5006 Cling Jumbo Rose
SSC1116 Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear™ Stamp
Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
Other Supplies:
Ink pad
Embroidery Thread (coordinate with ink color)
Piercing Tool
Sewing Needle
Cardstock for card base
Coordinating Pattern Paper
Utility knife

Cut a piece of pattern paper to within 5/8” from the edge of your folded card base. This card uses a 3 5/8-inch by 4 7/8-inch cut pattern paper.

Stamp the jumbo rose onto the bottom left side of the pattern paper.

On a coordinating patter paper, stamp the sentiment from Friendship Assortment set. Trim down the paper and cut the right edge with a shallow ribbon tail angle cut.

Pierce around the edges and sew a straight stitch with embroidery thread.

Cut along one of the outer petals on the right side with a utility knife in the height of the sentiment paper. Slide the sentiment into the cut and adhere from the back.

Glue the pattern paper to the card base.

Start Making Those Thank You Cards

Blog Star, Jennifer J Ingle, sent us this “After the Holidays – Thank You” card sample.

Who doesn’t have someone the thank right now, right? Now that the Christmas cards are out, it’s time to start on the “Thank You” cards. (Lucky for those of us who love to make cards.)

Thank You by Jennifer J Ingle

Jennifer used the little bird from Stampendous’ Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and the words come from out Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Set.

Thank You!

“There’s nothing like a stamp that says it all and does it all!
The sentiment in the Cling Jumbo Thank You does exactly that for a superb and quick CAS (Clean & Simple) card. Here’s how that happened on my project today.”

–  Janelle Stollfus

Supplies:
Stampendous Jumbo Cling Thank You Set
Cream card stock, 5-1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, folded in half
Pattern paper 5-1/2 X 4 1/2 inches
Light Brown ink
Sponge
Any means to stitch on paper such as sewing machine and white thread, paper piercer, or stamp.

1.       Stitch 1/4-inch from the edges of the pattern paper.

2.       Distress edges with scissors blade or tool and sponge with light brown ink.

3.       Glue pattern paper to cream card stock.

4.       Stamp Thank You sentiment on the center of the pattern paper letting it stamp over the edge onto the cream card stock.

5.       Sponge distress around the edges of the card front.

6.       CAS complete!

You can visit my Rain Puddles Design blog post to see how it dwindled down for me.

Thank You DAHLIng!

Say “Thank You” to your darling friend with a Dahlia card! That would be a DAHLing friend. Another hybrid. Suzanne, you’re on a roll. Yesterday’s Hydrangium (hydrangea/geranium) and today DAHLing friend (Dahlia/darling). Alright, I admit, the DAHLing thing wasn’t Suzanne’s doing. Just thought I’d add to the whole hybrid thing she started yesterday.

Beautiful card Suzanne. Thank You for sharing it with all of us.

“I can’t get enough of the jumbo flowers. This time I stamped the Dahlia over pattern paper to allow the ledger to show through and add texture.  I used an unusual color palette to provide a little fun color to my card.”  – Suzanne Czosek

Thank You Dahlia by Suzanne Czosek

Products Used: Stampendous Jumbo Cling Dahlia, Thank You, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Pencils, Pattern Paper, Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punches, Blue Dye Ink, White Gel Pen

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Dahlia onto pattern paper using grey ink.
  2. Color with watercolor pencils shading with gray pencil  fading out to gold. Highlight with white gel pen.
  3. Sponge pattern paper with blue dye ink.
  4. Stamp thank you by curving clear stamp to fit the outline of flower with gray ink.
  5. Punch butterflies with pattern paper and gray card stock. Accent with clear gem.
  6. Layer paper and card stock. Tie with twine.

Tweet a Thank You to a Friend with a Card

Twitter is one way to tweet, but you can also tweet a Thank You to a friend with a card.

Blog Star Piali Biswas has made another great card to share on our Stampendous Blog.

Absolutely beautiful Piali. Thank You for sharing!

“Tweet Thanks” by Piali Biswas

Stampendous Products: SSC1116 Friendship Assortment and SSC1075 Birthday Cages Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamark Ink by Tsukineko, Detail White Embossing Powder

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink

Other supplies: Distress inks, Embossing heat gun, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, sponge

 INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Cut and score the black card base.
  2. Cut another piece of the card stock slightly smaller than the card base, sponge different distress ink randomly and blend it well. Distress the edges.
  3. Stamp the smallest cage image with the lightest ink, then the round cage with black ink .
  4. Stamp the last cage image with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Detail White EP.
  5. Stamp the thanks definition sentiment with distress ink randomly.
  6. Pierce hole and make some faux cross stitching on the side.
  7. Adhere the stamped panel.
  8. Stamp the sentiment and trim the edge to make a banner.
  9. Adhere it to the card to finish.

Size: 5.5” X 4.25”