National UnPlug Day! Let’s Watercolor!

Today is National UnPlug Day! When you combine that with National Craft Month, what a perfect excuse to sit down and watercolor something wonderful!

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series is back with some wonderful ideas on sunsets and skies along with three new fabulous Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets. You can watch the first in her March series here –

Watch her video and leave a comment on YouTube for a chance to win this Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! You can also subscribe to the series for notifications when there are brand new reasons to unplug!  [ btw you need a YouTube account to leave a comment on YouTube. If you don’t want to or can’t make one, you can leave your comment here, just make sure we can tell you watched the video ] Your comments, likes, and shares on YouTube help our videos be seen by more folks! We really appreciate it! Our Official Contest Rules always apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win.

Here are the three new stamp sets, you can click on the pictures to view them on our website.

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SSC2004 Sketchy Birds Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC2005 Moonlit Wings Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC2005 Moonlit Wings Perfectly Clear Stamps

SSC2006 Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps

SSC2006 Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

New!! Watercolor Series Preview

It’s coming!! This brand new program from Stampendous creator Fran Seiford will have you enjoying easy, fun, affordable watercoloring in no time! The full program of classes, sharing and inspiration will start right after Creativation (our biggest trade show), and will have your local stamp stores charged up and ready to show you how.

Leading up to the launch, we’ll have several weeks of introductory videos that will act as a reference guide and will familiarize you with products in this field.

PRIZES!!

These introductory videos will feature prizes for comments on the video each week. There will also be two Grand Prizes, one will be an Individual Pack of the products needed to play along with Fran’s video lessons. Grand Prize #2 will be a Party Pack for you to play along with friends!! Weekly prizes will feature products, projects, and more!

Comments on all videos for prizes must be submitted by February 5, 2020. Prizes will be announced in a special video on February 7, 2020. Of course, our usual Official Contest Rules apply, and we can only mail prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses.

We hope you’ll join us for all the inspiration by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and clicking the bell to make sure you get notifications about each new video!!  Help us count down by watching our first video on Creativity!

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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Wonderful Winter Snowflakes and Friends

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Today we are letting you in on a little-known secret about our Cling Rubber Stamp Sets. Look for an orange triangle in the upper right corner of the packaging and you will find a free template inside! Yep, the template complements the stamp set amazingly and our Winter Friends are complete with a snowflake stencil.

Here are two projects shared earlier this week that took advantage of the template and created a great backdrop for the Winter Friend characters.

Winter Tweet Ornaments by Debbie Cole

Winter Friends by Janelle Stollfus

There are so many great snowflakes in the template you may think we have it covered, but there is a flurry of options on our website in our Dreamweaver Stencils and Fran’s Metal Stencils that are terrific for all your winter projects! Be sure to visit our website to see projects using them, there is a project waiting for you to try!

This penguin is donning a top hat for the holidays, a simple gesture for the splendor of the season as we end our week with Winter Friends.

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Winter Friends Penguin Top Hat by Fran Seiford

Wait, we have more to share! Our design team has been posting away this week and they have inspiration for you over on their blogs today.

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Louise Healy
Pam Bray
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Kristine Reynolds

Stop by our other posts from earlier this week for more inspiration!

Wednesday

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Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

Monday

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Janelle Stollfus

Are you ready for Santa? We are coming up next week with festive new projects that will hurry up

Winter Friends Project Ideas

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It is time for more wintry projects with a Christmas twist are on our blog today, we have more inspiration to share from our Stampendous designers so pull up a chair and enjoy these Winter Friends in all sorts of cards and projects.

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Winter Friends Snowman Candy Cane by Fran Seiford

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Winter Friends Penguin by Debi Hammons

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Winter Friends Happy Holidays by Fran Seiford

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Winter Friends Ornaments by Debbie Cole

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Winter Friends Snowman Tree by Fran Seiford

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Winter Friends Penguin Gifts Tag by Fran Seiford

Our design team is playing along with friendly winter projects over on their blogs and we have more ideas from earlier this week!

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Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds

 

Monday

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Stampendous and Tombow USA Hop – Day 3

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Another fantastic day is underway in our hop with TombowUSA and we have another video for your enjoyment.

With a growing popularity of adult coloring books, we have a great idea to share! Use papercrafting and stencils to create your own designs. Fran Seiford will show us how to use Dreamweaver Stencils plus some creativity to make great designs to color while you relax and unwind.

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Prizes! We teamed up with Tombow on a great prize bundle through a Rafflecopter giveaway, just click on the link to get started. Enter as many as you want because there many ways to get multiple entries. Click here to start the Rafflecopter giveaway.

We wanted to share a little more of our Stampendous and Tombow goodies during the hop so there are THREE prize packages that will be sent to lucky commenters from those who have commented on our blog and that of our design team blog posts for the hop!

Three prize packages include one each –

  • A Stencil Duo Set
  • Xtreme Putty
  • Glue Pen
  • Fastener Tabs

For more details see the Stampendous Official Contest Rules HERE and Tombow USA Terms and Notifications HERE. Winners will be announced February 15, 2015.

Here are the designer’s participating in today’s hop –

Kristine Reynolds

Serena Bee

Alison Heikkila

Smitha Katti

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A Sheltering Tree

In the April Catalog we released these fantastic stamps and stamp set that would love a word or two to be rooted along with them in any project. Remember Cling Pop Up Forest Stamp Set and it’s coordinating Pop Up Forest Die Set, Tree House Rubber Stamp and Coral Tree.

We have a grove of sentiments in our Perfectly Clear Stamp Set that can be used by themselves or with any of our tree image stamps.

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SSC1224 Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Here is a sweet journal cover by Fran Seiford that is using an encouraging sentiment from the set. Look at the way Fran popped some of the images off the page just by using different color cardstock, so creative!

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Pop Up Forest and Forest Sayings by Fran Seiford

Our older and beloved tree stamps like Twisted Tree, Snowflake Tree and Swing Tree can be paired on a new project with some of the witty or thoughtful sayings from Forest Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, too. We wouldn’t want to “leaf” any tree out, right?

Speaking of leaving something out, we have TWO fantastic videos about the Pop Up Forest products and yesterday we inadvertently deleted the link to one of them. We shared a great video on how to use this great stamp set to create projects for any season of the year. You can watch it here, The other video is a great introduction by Fran using the Pop Up Forest Stamp and Die Sets together with a treasure of tips and techniques that included a glimpse of the Forest Saying Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Now that we’ve loaded your creative coffer with project ideas are you ready for the dog days of summers or a tree-mendous card for a birthday? Well, you are not far from inspiration! Here are a few great projects posted by our design team today —

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

 

 

Kute Kitties

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Are you ready for some bright-eyed, mousers! We have some new ones to share! Our Cling Pop Up Kitties Rubber Stamp Set and coordinating Pop Up Kitties Die Cut Set  are part of the April 2015 Catalog release, now available at your favorite local or online store.

You’ll see how many different ways to color a kitty from our design team this week and to start off the inspiration here is illustrator and owner of Stampendous, Fran Seiford, with a video about the new Pop Up products coming out!

 


Check out today’s feline crafty designer projects!

Kristine Reynolds

Would you like a Peek???

CHA Show BannerWe’re setting up today at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show – Booth #723. It’s not open to the public, but we know our fans will want to be contacting their favorite stores right away to make sure that your faves from our new release are on their shopping lists!

Product is already shipping to our wholesale customers, and it will be available in their stores soon. We’ll have the retail product up on our website on January 23 after they’ve had a chance to stock their shelves (they fill our orders, you know!).

All weekend we’ll be sneaking some peeks to you from the show floor and from our booth! You can follow us on Instagram as well to see some of the fantastic projects, photos from our Workshop, demos by Nathalie Kahlbach, Andy Skinner, and our own Fran Seiford, and so much more!  We will post our Instagram photos to our Facebook page as well, so if that’s easier for you, you can find us there.

BUT – the show doesn’t start until tomorrow! So maybe you’d like some sneaky peeks today?? Have a look at some videos that Fran made to show some of our latest products. We’ll post more later today and some tomorrow as well.

Check out our newest face set with matching template/mask/stencil! Wow… you’re going to want The Look!

 

Take a look at our four newest Spoonful Embossing Enamel and Elements kits! Who would not want to add a Spoonful of Rust to their steampunk creations or a Spoonful of Confetti to their next party! You’re going to need these!!!