Fran’s Watercolor Series Tutorials Now Live!

Hi, Stampendous Friends! Are you a Winner??

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!

February Watercolor Series Classes

 

Fran’s Watercolor Series Coming Soon!

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.

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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!

Window Messages with Vicky Papaioannou!

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Today we’re sharing a wonderful stamp set that helps you make a really quick card or a much more involved project. It’s so versatile, it’s up to you! This is our darling Window Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

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Window Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps

These stamps are tons of fun, if a piece is too big or the wrong shape, just stamp it and clip away part of the image. They are easy to cut out because most of the design fits in the square part of the stamp. The handy zigzag makes a great border, or you could use it as a stem for the flowers as Deb Antonick did here on her mixed media journal. She also used our Funky Alphabet to complete this project.

Mixed Media journal by Deb Antonick
Mixed Media Journal by Deb Antonick

We’re extra excited because the always talented Vicky Papaioannou shared a terrific card featuring this set on her YouTube channel this week.  We’d love to share it with you here!

You can find more details on the construction of this card on Vicky’s blog at http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/2018/04/spring-card-nuvo-pencils/

The Stampendous Design team has some inspiration to share with this great set as well.

Kathi Rerek

Janelle Stollfus (sneak peek week)

 

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

New Pop Up Stages Videos and Cards!

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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!

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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

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Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

Monday

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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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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

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Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stolflus

 

Monday

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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

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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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House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Hop – Day 7

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One of the techniques that is the go-to technique with our design team is also an easy one that gives your project some sparkly accents that you will love. Check out this video to find out how to create with stencils and glitter.

Our hop with the current House-Mouse and Friends Monday Blog Challenge is quickly coming to an end, but there is still time to join in! Create a project and link it to the InLinkz Tool on the HMFMCB website as your entry for the challenge. For Instructions how to do this, see below.

THEME:

Use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the InLinkz Tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016 (11:59 pm in your own time zone).

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Lily Pad Life by Pam Bray

There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!

Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

Amy Hurley-Purdie

The Stencil Specialists Blog

Woodware Blog

House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog (Monday blog)

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Create something fun and a little bit wonderful. It’s not a talent show, winners are randomly selected. Use an HMD image plus a stencil on your work (or choose “anything goes”). It doesn’t have to be a card, it can be any kind of project. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  • Post your creation online. You can post it anywhere that will give it a unique URL (internet address). Most folks have a blog, but you can post on Flickr, or PhotoBucket, or even on your Google+ account. (ps…creating a blog is free! What are you waiting for?)
  • Get the URL for the specific post that contains your project – click on the title of your post, copy the URL from your browser’s title bar, click on the inLinkz picture on the HMFMCB post, paste your URL into the tool. Add your name and email address and voila, you’re entered!

Enter your challenge project in the House-Mouse and Friends InLinkz tool here.

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.

Supplies:

Here are our designers for today!

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson