Everyone is staying home more this month, and National Craft Month is a great excuse to do that. It’s so easy to order your craft supplies online and stay home to create and craft some love for others.
Why not encourage the whole family to enjoy watercoloring! Fran’s latest lesson in her Watercolor Video Series is live on our YouTube Channel! We think you’ll love how easy she makes it for you to make dramatic skies and wonderful sunsets! Check it out!
We have a winner from last week’s drawing for a Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! Be sure to email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations! Thanks for your comments and thoughts on our series. You can also ask Fran questions in the comments and we’ll get you answers as soon as possible! We appreciate everyone following along!
And P.S. We still haven’t heard from some countdown winners. If you know any of these aspiring watercolorists, can you let them know to contact us?? Thanks!
On Friday, February 7th we announced the winners of our big giveaway on our YouTube Channel! Did you check out that video to see if you’re a winner yet?
Lots of folks still haven’t claimed their prizes!
We also started Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series on that day, and we hope you’ve had fun following along with her tutorials!!
You can find the lessons listed on our Website HERE
A new lesson goes live each Friday Morning with new techniques, new projects, and brand new stamps each month. Remember, these watercolor classes are completely free and you can watch them over and over and over until you feel comfortable with each lesson. And the Countdown Videos will stay available for you to use as a reference if you need more information about the art supplies Fran is using in her series.
February features lessons 101 – 104. We hope to see you there!! Be sure to subscribe and hit the bell for notifications so you don’t miss anything!
Hi, Stampendous Friends! We’ve been so busy with our Countdown Videos to Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series, our recent classes at Creativation, and making some really awesome sample boards for your favorite stores, we haven’t had much time for blogging recently. But we wanted to make sure that our loyal fans are all in on the huge prize giveaway that we have going for Fran’s upcoming class series.
To enter the drawing:
Click on the picture above to visit our web page with all the Countdown Videos listed.
Visit each video and leave a comment. Each video asks you to answer a specific question.
Comments must be made by February 5, 2020 at midnight Pacific time.
Watch on February 7th for our Prize Announcement video on our YouTube Channel!
We’re giving away 15 different prizes with the grand prize worth over $300! Of course our Official Rules apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win.
Then be sure to catch Fran’s series of Watercolor Techniques. You’ll love her fast, easy, affordable approach to watercolor featuring just a few art supplies and new, exclusive stamps each month. You’ll be an artist in no time. Remember, these watercolor classes are completely free and you can watch them over and over and over until you feel comfortable with each lesson.
We can’t wait to see our favorite Stampendous fans over on YouTube (yes, we’ve spotted some of you already!). Let’s have fun watercoloring together!
We have had so much fun this week with Vicky Papaioannou’s wonderful videos using Stampendous Products. She’s just so talented and creative, and we love seeing what she’ll do with anything we send to her. It’s always astonishing!
Today she’s using a favorite from this season. Our Snowman Trio has been so popular that we sold out of them in our warehouse, but because our orders are filled by local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores, we made sure that our fulfillers had some to send to you. We can’t give this one away as a prize (we literally have zero), but you can order it on our website, at least through this weekend. So for today’s giveaway, we’ll give another of our Smiling Snowman sets from yesterday. U.S. Mailing Address only – Official Rules are always Here!
If you’re loving our new Laurel Burch wild animal stamps, you might be wondering how Fran made those wonderful backgrounds on the samples that appear on our website and in our catalog.
She’s made a video to share this technique with you, and we think you’ll love it! Take a look, then enjoy the samples our design team members have created to celebrate the wild things in our lives! Just click on the image below.
If you are wondering what goes with Superstar birthdays, we have the answer, desserts! After all, a party isn’t a party without cake, and we have plenty to choose between our stamps and stencils.
The most recent of our sweet stamp treats are the Dessert Display and Cupcake Tiers available in both wood mount and cling mount (shown below) rubber stamps.
We also released Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps complete with numbers and sentiments to celebrate those milestones for birthdays, anniversaries and more!
To make this set even more exciting, Fran Seiford paired Cake Tiers with our Pop Up Stages Die Set for a superstar card insert, and we have a quick video for you to see how well it all comes together, plus a link to the cards printable project page on our website!
Ready for more inspiration? Hop on over to see what our designers have baked up for a superstar birthday theme.
You may see stenciled sweets on the designer’s post this week, but we didn’t want you to miss the sweet stencil products that go along with our desserts theme today. Stop by last Friday’s Stencil Palooza post for a gallery full of them!
We sure enjoyed introducing the new Pop Up Stages Die Set to you this week. If you loved a project you saw this week why not share it with a friend on Facebook or pin to one of your Pinterest boards to use as inspiration for your next project!
Here are a few more project ideas from our design team today. Enjoy!
Our new birds from the Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set are chirping to pop onto a spring project and with the January catalog release, we have products to develop that creative idea!
Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set has lovely little birds who are ready to nest amongst flowering tree branches in oodles of different arrangements and layering them is easy with the coordinating shapes in the Spring Tweets Cutting Die Set. So easy you will want to make a flock of these little darlings.
Now, to make them pop just add any combination of platforms or columns from Pop Up Stages Die Set to your background layer and voila your project has a popping effect!
On Fran’s birthday card you can see how amazing these products work together, the possibilities are endless! If you missed it, Monday’s post we shared more about the Pop Up Stages Die Cutting Set in a video so hop on over there if you’re curious for more information!
And for even more fresh and popping new project ideas stop by our designers who are posting this week!
Our new Pop Up Die Set is setting the stage for some exciting pop ups in columns and platforms! Use Pop Up Stages with any type of stamped and die cut or hand trimmed shapes like images from Family Home, Pretty Poppies, and Spring Tweets stamp sets.
Pop Up Stages dies are so versatile as separate pieces you can use a single column die to make a flower bouquet pop off the background as on Debi Hammons beautiful card here.
Using two or more column dies will create varying depths for a fun scene. Add the tab die anywhere for a popping greeting!
Get started designing projects that pop by watching this basic tips video with Fran, then enjoy creating endless configurations on your projects.
This week we asked our team to share projects using Pop Up Stages Die Cut Set and the Spring Tweets stamp and die cutting sets for tons of inspiration! Here is the list of participating designers today –
There is nothing like fresh baked goodies for the holidays and what could be sweeter is if they were made for a gift. For all those yummy treats you are planning to make or for a noncaloric treat the new Gingerbread Baker Die and Clear Stamp Set will help create the most darling packaging.
This week we’ll be sharing oodles of ideas for this creative set so prepare your homemade gift list and Gingerbread Baker will deliver them with a smile.
Today we have a great video that walks you through this set and as usual Fran has some great tips and ideas to inspire us!
Now for some fresh baked projects by our designers –