Cool Penguin! Hot Winners!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Hello Everyone, we hope your Holidays were fantastic. We’ve been working hard to launch our new January Catalog (the biggest one of the year) and to get ready for the industry’s biggest trade show Creativation!

But we didn’t forget that we left our penguins in their ugly sweaters waiting on the edge of their icebergs to see who won the contest!

First, the poll for top sweater designer! We’re glad we made you vote, because we could never have chosen just one of these sweaters. The winner, with 25 of the 76 votes (whew) was clear – Diane Williams – Her Take 2 Ugly Sweaters was the champ (we suspect it was the reindeer sweater that did it) – Here’s her original blog post if you want to visit the winner –

Diane Williams

So, Diane, send us your wish list for $50 in Stampendous products (might want to check out the new catalog below or our website to make sure what you want is currently available). (email submissions@stampendous.com)

We also have three sets of Cool Penguin stamps and dies that will go to U.S. winners that commented on the various blogs from us and the participating designers. Here they are (also email to give us your mailing address!):

Donna Ellis (From Sue Drees #3)

Karen Ladd (From Tina Smith’s Video)

Bunny (From Diane Williams’ post)

And a quick reminder – we dug through a lot of profiles to verify our winners have a U.S. mailing address. Adding at least your country to your blogger/google+/facebook/instagram/flickr/youtube profile, and to your comments, etc., would greatly increase your chances of winning.

Thank you so much for commenting and playing with us. We had a great time. There are still plenty of Winter weeks left in “sweater weather”, and we have lots of Cool Penguins in stock. Of course, it’s never too early to plan your next Christmas card. If you haven’t had enough sweaters, we discovered that Karen Hasheck’s link in our last post was incorrect (although it was correct in the polling area). Go check hers out!

If you made it this far, check out the new January Catalog. You’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming months. You can click on the picture to view as a flippy book on issuu.com, download as a pdf to your computer, or even print your own in color. You can order a hard copy for yourself on our website – HERE

Stampendous January 2019 Catalog
Stampendous January 2019 Catalog

 

Sweater Wrap Up! Time to Vote!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

So we haven’t forgotten, never you fear. The time to vote on sweaters is here! Our cute Cool Penguin has been sporting “ugly” sweaters by some of our favorite designers on their blogs and ours for the last couple weeks. Now it’s time to vote. Your comments on the blog posts will enter you in a drawing to win one of these cute sets. Your votes on the cards will determine which designer gets a cool $50 in Stampendous product.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

 

We had a couple more cute samples to share, so visit these blogs and leave a comment. Then come back and vote for your favorite. We’ve linked them all to a polling tool below and each choice includes the link so that, in case you didn’t write it down, you can remind yourself how cute they all were! Choose the one that you like best, ugly, cute, whatever your fancy.

New “ugly sweater” cards that we haven’t shared yet:

Sue Drees

Wendy Price

Karen Hasheck

Pam Sparks

Sue Drees #2

Tina Smith (video)

Sue Drees #3

Diane Williams

 

 

 

No Sweat, More Sweaters!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

Our Ugly Sweater contest is fully underway and the designers have outdone themselves. We have another crop for you today. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. We’ll post the poll for you to vote at the end of the week. Meanwhile, keep commenting on the designers’ blogs for your chance to win.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of this week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a some really cool cards from Roxanne Russell. Former owner of one of our favorite stamp stores, The Stamp Addict, Roxanne is keeping her hand in crafting, we hope to lure her to blog-ville! You can comment here on her great projects.

CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
CSD08 Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russel
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

 

Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell
Cool Penguin by Roxanne Russell

Now go visit these great designers and leave them some comments!!

Diane Williams

Sue Drees

Then come back tomorrow for some more fun!

 

 

Cool Penguin, Cool Sweaters

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for an Ugly Sweater Contest.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

But the sweaters are SO cute! We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results have been fantastic. Check out all the samples this week and next, and be sure to leave nice comments. At the end of next week you can vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

Today we have a couple of darling cards from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She had WAAAYY too much fun with the sweater in this set. Apparently that darling penguin is just a bonus!

DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
DIY Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

 

Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman
Sweater Fun by Judi Kauffman

Wow! You can check out Judi’s other creations from earlier this week on Wednesday, and Thursday. Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote! More next week as well.

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

 

 

Ugly Sweaters are Beautiful!

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We’re playing with the Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set which comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make it fast and easy to create a multitude of looks!

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We don’t know who decided holiday sweaters were “ugly”, but we have to disagree, we’re seeing some of the cutest projects ever this week! Check out all the samples, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back at the end of next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

We have artists sharing all this week and next. So keep track of your favorites! Maybe as a Christmas present to yourself and a designer you could follow a new blog!

Today we have another sweet offering from Judi Kauffman, class designer and sample artist for The Queen’s Ink. This sample offers a trio of stylish sweaters! Maybe Judi should consider fashion design! She has used a ton of other Stampendous stamps to make these Fabulous! Judi doesn’t blog, but if you follow The Queen’s Ink blog you’ll see plenty of her work!

Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman
Cool Sweaters by Judi Kauffman

Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Kelli Green

Sue Drees

Kathi Rerek

 

It’s an Ugly Sweater Contest

Cool Penguin Ugly Sweater Banner

We have a real treat for you this week! Our stamping friends have put together some really adorable projects. The Stampendous Cool Penguin clear stamps and dies set comes with a darling little sweater you can stamp and decorate for one penguin or more. The precision cutting dies make creating a whole flock simple and fun.

CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies
CSD08 Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies

We thought it would be fun to have an Ugly Sweater contest with this set. We sent the set to several designers to see what they’d come up with, and the results are fantastic. Check out all the samples this week, and be sure to leave nice comments. Then come back next week to vote for your favorite! We’ll draw three lucky winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses from those voting to win the Cool Penguin set. And the designer with the most votes will get $50 to spend on Stampendous Product!!

First we have this adorable offering from Judi Kauffman who designs classes and blog projects for The Queen’s Ink. She made three samples, and here’s the first. This one shows a whole crew of penguins in their finest sweater apparel.

Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters - Judi Kauffman
Cool Penguin, Ugly Sweaters – Judi Kauffman

Sooo much fun with tiny embellishments. Stay tuned for Judi’s other creations later this week! Hop around and visit these designers and check out their ugly sweaters so you can vote!

Karin van Eijk

Sue Drees

Sharon White (Copy Cat Cards)

 

It’s Holiday Stamping Season

This week we’re sharing our wonderful holiday House-Mouse Designs stamps! Always having fun for the holidays, these frisky friends are having their usual fun this year. The folks over at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog are also having fun, and using our Christmas release to celebrate all things mousey. Have a look at their blogs and leave them some love! Then create your own mousey fun and enter it in their Challenge!

Here’s a look at their great samples:

Sue Drees

Aussie Annie

Bunny’s Cards

KarinArtScrap

Lols (Lorraine Aquilina)

And our own Design Team is sharing as well. Check out their wonderful creations and stay tuned for more.

Alison Heikkila

Kathi Rerek

 

Here is a quick reminder that these closeout die sets are on sale through the end of November. We’re all out of the stamps, but we have dies left. Perfect for silhouette cards or completing a collection, if you already have the stamp set. They’re some of our favorites, get them while we still have some.

Cutting Dies on Sale

A Special Sale on some Precision Cutting Dies!

We’re offering 50% off the following cutting dies sets through November 30, 2018.
Now $9.99 (reg. $19.99)  Sale ONLY applies to orders placed through www.stampendous.com! Stampendous.com orders can only be shipped to the U.S. or Canada. Regular shipping charges and taxes apply where applicable.(This sale is open to both retail and wholesale customers. So if you have some extra stamp sets in your store, now is the time to bundle them up with dies.)

DCS5072  Hummingbird Die Cut Set

DCS5083  Bird Blossom Die Cut Set

DCS5086  Jungle Friends Die Cut Set

DCS5088  Mermaid Die Cut Set

DCS5089  Sailboats Die Cut Set

DCS5092  Winter Tweets Die Cut Set

One of the best ideas with these sets is to use any solid color paper and create some trendy silhouette cards with them. Take a look at a couple we did here. Or try glitter paper for a fun look.

Sailboats Silhouettes
Sailboats Silhouettes

 

Silhouette Tweets Fall
Silhouette Tweets Fall

 

Silhouette Tweets Winter
Silhouette Tweets Winter

Feel free to email us at stamp@stampendous.com if you have any questions about this promotion. There is no minimum purchase necessary. Sale expires November 30, 2018 or when supply is depleted.

A Deal to Die For!

Cutting Dies on Sale

A Special Sale on some Precision Cutting Dies!

We’ve run out of the Cling Rubber stamps for these wonderful sets, but we still have some cutting dies in stock! Now is your chance to pick up these dies you may have missed at a smoking deal!

Did you get these stamps? Why not finish your collection with the dies now? These great cutting dies can also be used with patterned papers, glitter papers and other fun products to stand on their own. OR cut them out of solid-color paper to create stylish silhouettes on a fun background (see below).

We’re offering 50% off the following cutting dies sets through November 30, 2018.
Now $9.99 (reg. $19.99)  Sale ONLY applies to orders placed through www.stampendous.com! Stampendous.com orders can only be shipped to the U.S. or Canada. Regular shipping charges and taxes apply where applicable.(This sale is open to both retail and wholesale customers. So if you have some extra stamp sets in your store, now is the time to bundle them up with dies.)

DCS5072  Hummingbird Die Cut Set

DCS5083  Bird Blossom Die Cut Set

DCS5086  Jungle Friends Die Cut Set

DCS5088  Mermaid Die Cut Set

DCS5089  Sailboats Die Cut Set

DCS5092  Winter Tweets Die Cut Set

One of the most fun ideas with these sets is to use any solid color paper and create some trendy silhouette cards with them. Take a look at a couple we did here.

Sailboats Silhouettes
Sailboats Silhouettes

 

Silhouette Tweets Fall
Silhouette Tweets Fall

 

Silhouette Tweets Winter
Silhouette Tweets Winter

Feel free to email us at stamp@stampendous.com if you have any questions about this promotion. There is no minimum purchase necessary. Sale expires November 30, 2018 or when supply is depleted.

Holiday Stamps to Cling To

Stamp sets with cutting dies

We have some wonderful holiday stamp sets that come with dies for easy use. From Halloween to Christmas fun, you can create tons of stunning cards, invitations, tags, favors, home decor and even scrapbook your events. You can see all of these wonderful combo sets on our Stamp Sets with Cutting Dies pages of our website. Here are some of the holiday choices:

 

Our Design Team has been sharing with these great sets all week! Check out their blogs and leave a nice comment! Three commenters could win their choice of one of the sets above! (US mailing addresses only, Official Rules are Always HERE) Leave your comments by Sunday, Sept 16th.

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin 2 (older post)

Alison Heikkila

Alison Heikkila 2 (new post)

Kathi Rerek

Lea Fritts

New Die Sets Plus Winners!

Our newest die sets are super versatile sets that you’ll reach for all year round. They’re great for holiday card making, but they have some awesome elements you’ll use again and again all year! Fran made some great samples with these which are shown in the video below. And our Design Team has been playing with these and others all week. Check out their links.

First, Christmas Bright  includes a couple of small clear stamps, nesting cutting die words which will look great out of your favorite paper patterns or cardstock colors, a bow to duplicate as many times as desired, and nesting ovals which will be awesome for so many everyday uses!

CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies
CSD21 Christmas Bright Dies

Our second new die set is Wings Die Set. Send holiday love to friends and relatives, then send more love all year! Great for Valentines, wedding, anniversary, or just a quick “I love you.”

DCP1010 Wings Die Set
DCP1010 Wings Die Set

Fran has had so much fun with these sets that she’s made a great, short video to share them with you! You’ll love all the inspiration, ideas, and clever tricks she’ll show you. Plus the end is full of samples from our whole team.

Here are some of Fran’s projects, there are instructions and supply lists for all of them on our website.

The Design Team has also been playing with these wonderful new die sets and our current die sets adapted for the holidays!

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Lea Fritts

 

WINNERS

Last week we featured our wonderful new 6″ X 6″ background stamps, Winter Blizzard and Poinsettia Collage. Three lucky winners from last week’s comments on our blog, YouTube video, designer blogs and Facebook will win both of the stamps to enjoy this holiday season.

Our lucky winners drawn by random.org are:

Regina Hay

Kareajo

McStamper

You lucky people, please email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at submissions@stampendous.com, and we’ll get your prizes right out to you!