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"Clearly" Amazing Blog Hop!

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We are super excited about the fun we’re having with the folks from ClearScraps and the generous people at Tsukineko who supported our blog collaboration this week. Loving how the acrylic surfaces really lend themselves to being used with so many different ribbons, patterned papers, and, of course, stamps, stickers, and other products from Stampendous! Too much fun!


And, naturally, a huge Prize Package doesn’t hurt! You could win a fantastic load of swag just for commenting on these terrific creations! Remember that the folks over at the ClearScraps Blog have more prizes as well!! There are three ways to win our goodies! Comment on the blogs all week and we’ll enter you once for every comment! Then:
Go to our Stampendous Facebook Page.Find the post for this Blog Hop Collaboration – It should be “pinned” as the first post on our page.Click on SHARE below the post (it’s probably in blue)A little box will pop up – choose On Your WallBam – you’re entered! (PS… chances are in your…

Woodware UK: Memories in Metal

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My Woodware UK post is making me feel sentimental this week. I'm remembering how much fun I had in the UK in February when I had the wonderful opportunity to travel over with Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils. We were there to teach some projects and demonstrate new product and techniques at the "Stitches" show in Birmingham. What a treat to visit a show dedicated to all things crafty in the UK, and to be with, and make great friends along the way!

One of the items we were demonstrating was the Mercart metals which come in a wide variety of colored aluminum...silver on one side, and a color on the opposite. I chose black for my Thistle design here. Mercart also provides a wide variety of tools for working the metal and adding your unique touch to your artistic endeavors.

Embossing on metal can be as simple or as involved as you want to make it. This one was fairly involved as I was working on it occasionally over a few days. I started by placing the metal piece colo…

Sparkling Under the Sea

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ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!
Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Techniquewith a wedding theme.Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).



Here is my post for today:


For this week, I'm sparkling under the sea! I used the double glitter technique with the Seahorse stencil, using the tip of a straw to carefully place the colors of Art Glitter from my Carnival Pee W…

Stampendous, Clear Scraps, and Tsukineko..."Clearly" a Fun Mix!

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Stampendous, Clear Scraps, and Tsukineko are doing a collaborative week which started yesterday, June 25th, through Saturday, June 30th...which also happens to be a huge hop extravaganza including all of the Stampendous teams. Those that visit the Stampendous blog, as well as the hop blogs on Saturday, and leave comments, will be entered to win one of THREE prize packages similar to the one shown above.

Today also happens to be my day at the Paper Craft Planet to do the 3D Tuesday Tutorial, so I thought I'd use my Stampendous/Clear Scraps creation for this project. I have frequently looked at the Clear Scraps line of clear acrylic craft supplies...scrapbooks, cards, plaques, etc., but never could quite figure out what to do with them. This week was my opportunity to finally play with these. Each of the Stampendous team members were provided a Clear Scraps Album, a Send It Clear card set, and lots of Tsukineko goodies to use in conjunction with all of it.



Obviously, the uniquely cl…

Still Feeling the Love of Sparkle

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ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!
Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Techniquewith a wedding theme.Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).



Here is my post for today:


Still celebrating the magic of wedding with plenty of sparkle, my card today features the appropriately named, "Love Birds" stencil, done with the Double Glitter technique which is so ably dem…

It's Officially SUMMERTIME!

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Technically, it's summer now! What better way to celebrate than with a beachy card. You know you want to park your self in the center of this card, feel the sand between your toes, read a good book, and drink something cool, frothy, and fruity...with or without alcohol!

For this card, I used the Stampendous Cling Beachfront Boat, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, and colored with Copic markers. I used the tip of the "Blender" marker to add some movement to the water. The colored panel is popped up over a second stamping on the card base, a wavy border, beachball striped paper from American Crafts, and a fun sentiment complete the summery look.

The Stampendous teams are all playing along during the month of June with our "Summer Theme", so come play along with us. Don't forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stam…

Woodware UK: Positively Regal with Purple and Gold

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I'm kicking off the week for the Woodware UK team challenge of using a purple and gold colorway, by posting one of my absolute favorite cards that I've ever created.

This card features the Stampendous Cling Baroque Bouquet image stamped on Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock using purple ink. The image was stamped again on scrap pieces, and the flowers were cut out and adhered to the original image on the card, along with some matching paper roses, and an intertwining of May Arts leaf trim. I added a few crystals to the flower centers in a matching green.


Slits were added along the sides of the bouquet to lace and tie a yummy purple ribbon (also May Arts). If that weren't regal enough, I added a stamped with Versamark and gold embossedStampendous Perfectly Clear Vintage Crown on purple cardstock, at the base, curved and held in place with gold brad fasteners for more dimension. A little distressing with the ink pad direct-to-paper finished this off.

Not a bad start to this rega…

Taking Double Glitter for GRANITE!

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ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!
Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Techniquewith a wedding theme.Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).


Here is my post for today:
I read somewhere recently that hexagons are the "in" shape right now, which made me look at the Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil in a whole new light. To go with the more modern look I had in mind…