Perfect Tools for Crafting Hop Day 2


Welcome back to another day of our hop with the great folks and talented designers at Perfect Paper Crafting! Each day here on the blog we have a spotlight on the terrific products being used by the designer’s for their hop projects, but also some of the prize products, too!

On Monday we shared videos for one of the prize packages and today is another set of product videos to highlight one of the other prizes! If you want to catch the videos on Monday you can find a link towards the end of our post today.

Take a look at Fran’s video for tips and techniques using the Pop’cessories Die Set on how this set boosts your cards and crafts.

And this Perfect Paper Crafting video for those Mini Perfect Layers Tools that add up to another perfect pair of products for crafting.

We think that our products are so terrific paired together that we’ve combined them into THREE prize packages!


To be eligible for one of the prize packages comment during our hop! Leave a comment on our company blogs and on each designer blog post, each comment is an entry.  The winning commenters will receive one of these prize packages; a Perfect Ruler and Pop-Up Die Set combo package, a Mini-Perfect Layers and Pop’cessories Die Set combo package or a Perfect Airbrush, 1 – Holly Pattern Stencil and 1 – Holly Scroll Stencil combo package. US winners only, see Official Contest Rules for details.

Are you ready for some project inspiration? Here are today’s links, enjoy!


Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray


Perfect Paper Crafting Blog

And if you missed Monday’s post here’s the link list to hop on through if you want to catch up!

Urban Scribble with Lindsay Weirich from The Frugal Crafter


Lindsay Weirich spent a quick minute to put together a masculine card over the weekend using Nathalie’s Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set.


Lindsay incorporated all the tools in this set and it created quite a awesome masculine style scene card. There are just so many possibilities in one set, we know there will be endless creativity with Urban Scribbles.

NKFCS03 Urban Scribble Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set

Fashion Dame with Lindsay Weirich from The Frugal Crafter

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Lindsay Weirich is having some vintage fun with Nathalie Kalbach’s Cling Fashion Dame Rubber Stamp Set in a video tutorial and it’s perfect timing with the blog hop we just had this week. Here’s her video, enjoy!

Two tips to keep in mind that are different from the way Lindsay used the products. First, ink your stencil flat on the table, not in your hand. Second, when peeling off your stencil, turn it upside down and peel the paper off the stencil, holding the stencil flat against the table. These two tricks will keep your stencil from getting bent and warped, warping will impair its function if used later with paste or sprays.

Products that we spotted in the video are:

The Frugal Crafter’s Mixed Media Pocket Book

The Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich, has created a super fun pocket book today using the Nathalie Kalbach’s Stampendous line of Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Sets with a Gelli Plate. There’s even a video!
Lindsay has so many tips and techniques with Nathalie’s sets that we had to pass on the inspiration. Enjoy!

Looking Old and Worn Out

Welcome to another day of that distressing feeling! We mean the kind when you make a new project then add the right touches to make it look old and worn.  Our team is using the fantastic Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps designed by DecoArt‘s Executive Creative Consultant, Andy Skinner. We’ve got a special guest today, too! Terri Sproul is playing along with the Industrial Stamp Set, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and her Proxxon tools to create a visionary piece. She’s made a video so you can follow along with the process! Check it out!!

Terri Sproul Distressed Project

Terri Sproul

Of course the Stampendous Design Team is playing along as well! Be sure to leave comments on Terri’s blog post, her YouTube video, and the designer projects below for your chance to win a terrific prize package from Stampendous and DecoArt!

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Here’s how the prize packages look for three lucky commenters this week.

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

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!

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.


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!

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.

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.

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

Anyway You Paste It

The first two days of our playing with paste week we’ve seen some awesome samples, tutorials, tips and techniques. It’s already Wednesday and there is plenty more inspiration coming our way. Today we have Lynell Harlow back with us in a video tutorial and our designer’s posting their playing with paste projects.

Find out how Lynell uses the Plaid stencil for an easy and colorful background. She also has a few tips about glossy and matte embossing pastes. Enjoy the video and check out the supply list for all the great products.


Here are our designers for today!

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Playing with Paste

Hello and welcome to a full week playing with Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste! There will be video tutorials, techniques and team favorites on how to use this fabulous embossing paste on your stamping and mixed media projects.


We have a great technique to start off our week that will add metallic shine to your embossing paste. Watch the video tutorial with founder of Dreamweaver Stencils, Lynell Harlow, as she creates a stunning hot air balloon card in two different applications.

That is an easy way to spice up your embossed stencil image and that extra sparkle it creates to a project. If you’re interested and for your convenience, here is a list of products and supplies used in the video.

This hot air balloon project started us off with a great view of what is in store for this week and there is still more today from our design team. Let’s fly by and see what they made playing with paste!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu