Elements of Excitement!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

This week we’re celebrating those cool Elements that make our holiday cards so exciting. And we’re offering a special shout out to our newest family favorite, Twinkle Glitter!

Fran’s Glitzy Adhesive Technique and Encrusted Adhesive Technique are perfect for making a glittering area of bling behind any focal point layer. They’re super easy to do! Just apply a layer of our Sticky Panels, adhere your focal point on the adhesive area, then sprinkle your favorite blings on the remaining, exposed adhesive… Voila!! If you use embossing powder, you’ll want to heat it, but you can mix embossing enamels, glitters, mica, color fragments, glass glitter and more for some ultimate excitement.  There are sooo many looks you can achieve!

 

As you can see, the Design Team has lots to share with you today!! Click below to see more of their great projects, some of them have more than one, because they posted on Wednesday as well! Leave everyone some love so we can enter you in the drawing to win a jar of Twinkle Glitter. (contest details are HERE from Monday).  AND, in case this doesn’t give you enough to work on this weekend, here are some videos of Fran demonstrating this incredibly fun and easy technique.

 

Sharing Today –

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Friday)

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Thanks for visiting with us today!! We appreciate your visits. Remember we’ve got free shipping on our website, too! But only until the end of August.

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Peacocks Galore

Peacock and Paisley

We’re sharing two great new Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with Matching Cutting Dies this week. We met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns on Monday . 

Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. You’ll love these gorgeous sets! Today, let’s look closer at our Poised Peacock.

The set has four stamps and a stencil that makes a great peacock feather background. The matching cutting dies cut right on the edge, with even the peacock feet cutting out perfectly. We evened the dies out around the edges of the feathers, so a little coloring “outside the lines” will produce easy-to-cut feathers that look amazing.

 

Fran has made a wonderful video sharing her samples with this great stamp set and dies.

Wanna win one?

We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns! U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.

We have Design Team Members playing along today –

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

And some inspiration from our website – All these samples are by Fran Seiford. You can find them all on our website by searching “Peacock”.

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Oh, Baby Sentimental!

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We like to get sentimental about new additions to the family and today we’ll wrap up our baby theme week with sentiments and phrases that are great on their own or support any of our baby stamps and stencils images.

Baby Makes Ducky by Janelle Stollfus

Babies are the nicest addition to a home and our newest sentiment Baby Makes is perfect for those sharing thoughts with friends and family. The modern calligraphy style makes this perfect for a focal point on a card or journal area on a scrapbook page!

Here are more phrases with project ideas and stop by our website by clicking on the caption for more in the gallery of each product.


Here are today’s designer’s inspiration over on their blogs! Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you here next week!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Oh, Baby Mice!

House-Mouse® Sitting Pretty by Louise Healy

New House-Mouse stamps are on our blog today and they are making a sweet impression for this week’s Oh, Baby! theme. Whether the mice are sitting pretty, in crib time or gathering in unexpected places, they are sure to stand out as the main focus on cards, announcements, and scrapbook pages.

HMD01 House-Mouse® Sitting Pretty Stamp (also available in cling mount)

Monica is Sitting Pretty on Louise Healy’s Batik stenciled background card (above) with a darling Scrolled Thinking of You sentiment to go with it.

House-Mouse® Crib Time by Kristine Reynolds

Crib Time is a great image of when a few House-Mouse mice were babies and colored so beautifully by Kristine Reynolds

HMP78 House-Mouse® Crib Time Stamp (also available in cling mount)
House-Mouse® Rainfall Shelter by Janelle Stollfus

Monica and Amanda with a few small friends pass the time under a leafy branch during a rainfall and Janelle Stollfus has captured the mice beautifully on her card.

HMR101 House-Mouse® Rainfall Shelter (also available in cling mount)

Our House-Mouse stamps come in either cling mount or wood mount for your crafting preferences and images are made from deeply etched and precision cut premium gray rubber.  Stop by our website to see more mice adventures in baby booties, building blocks, measuring up, and more! Add a perfect saying or phrase from our Sentiments selection to finish your project off perfectly.

Looking for some baby project ideas? Our team is joining us with sweet new baby project ideas and here are today’s participating designers.

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Oh, Baby! Rub-a-Dub Fun!

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Oh, boy or girl, do we have a sweet week of inspiration ahead for all of you! That’s right, we are shining the spotlight on our newest stamps welcoming those precious babies into our lives.

Today’s charming new project ideas use the Rubber Duckies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, and boy does it make a splash of adorable with Silver Ultra Fine Halo Glitter added to the bubbles in the water.

Rubber Duckies by Debi Hammons

Fran Seiford had our Pop Up Stages Die Set to use with our Rubber Duckies Stamp set, and we’ve put together a short video sharing a couple sweet baby card that resulted.

Now isn’t that an amazing couple of pop-up card ideas! You can also see how the whole set of Pop Up Stages Die Cut Set works in this video on our Youtube channel.

We love this idea for a gift tag by Kristine Reynolds. It really makes the gift bag extra special, and it can also be saved for use later in a scrapbook when baby arrives!

Rubber Duckies by Kristine Reynolds

Our team is joining us with sweet new baby project ideas and here are today’s participating designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Introducing Laurel Burch Stamps by Stampendous

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We are thrilled to announce our newest series of licensed images from Laurel Burch Studios. Laurel Burch created so many beloved and magical creatures, flowers and more that work perfectly to create pop up cards, home decor and greetings galore. We know you’ll enjoy stamping, coloring, and creating with her art.

This week we’re sharing these gorgeous stamps and the terrific projects we’ve made with them. We’ve got some tools to help you bring your stamped creations to life. First, we’ve created a Color Chart to help you achieve this vivid, magical look. Copic Marker numbers are on the chart, and you can download it to color in with your own markers. Or you can download it in full color to match your other media. Click the link above to download from our website.

 

Fran has also created a terrific video sharing some samples using the new images. We’ve got the samples on our website as well, so you can have a closer look. Take a look at the video here –

 

Finally, we’ll be sharing lots of samples here this week and our Design Team will be sharing their own projects on their blogs as well. Do join us for a week of colorful fun and creative joy with our newest license, Laurel Burch.

 

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New Pop Up Stages Videos and Cards!

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DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Die Set

This week we took a creative look at ways to make your cards POP with our new Pop Up Stages Die Set.

In Monday’s post we included the Basics Video, a really great video when starting out with the Pop Up Stages dies, and today we have two short video tutorials on how these sample cards were made!

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Happy Birds Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

This cheerful card with our Happy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set is made with just a few supplies, and it has such an excellent pop to it!

Now it’s time to celebrate in a sweet way with our Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Cake Tiers Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

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!

Friday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Take a minute or two and stop by our posts from earlier this week if you haven’t already, they are filled with some fun ideas!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds

And be sure to come back next week to see our newest line of stamps from a new artist, until then have a great weekend!

New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets For Wednesday

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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.

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CRS5085 Cling Spring Tweets Stamp Set

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DCS5095 Spring Tweets Die Set

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!

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford

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Spring Tweets Pop Up by Fran Seiford (side view)

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!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

 

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds

New Pop Up Stages and Spring Tweets!

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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.

Pretty Poppies Pop Up by Debi Hammons

Using two or more column dies will create varying depths for a fun scene. Add the tab die anywhere for a popping greeting!

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Family Home Pop Up

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Family Home Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up Sideview

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Spring Tweets Pop Up

 

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 –

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Kristine Reynolds

Come back later this week for more inspiration and tips with these dies!

Mosaic Madness

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A fresh look at mosaics is the inspiration for some of Fran’s stamp designs from our October catalog.

With a few extra crafty supplies already in your stash, you can create a fun project, or two, or more! Watch Fran’s video for some fabulous ideas to get you started.

Our large selection of metal stencils is ideal to help you create a mosaic style background. Fran highlights Mosaic Swirls in the video to provide a tiled effect alongside Mosaic Bird and Mosaic Mushroom stamps. Here is Mosaic Swirls along with more Dreamweaver Stencils we think are great mosaic makers! Click on any caption to see more ideas from these fabulous products.

Our talented Design Team has been sharing their Mosaic Madness throughout the week. You won’t want to miss these great projects. Grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy more inspiration from them! Be sure to leave them a nice comment if they put you in a mosaic mood!

Monday

Mosaic Bird – Jamie Martin

Mosaic Bird – Pam Bray

Wednesday

Mosaic Bird – Louise Healy

Mosaic Bird – Alison Heikkila

Thursday

Flower Quatrefoil – Louise Healy

Friday

Sunny Tile – Louise Healy

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