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Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Grand Finale!

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We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

All this week we've been celebrating with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’re offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’re offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ve been enjoying the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams have brought you this …

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day Four

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We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be …

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day Three

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We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be …

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day Two

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We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be …

Stampendous: Spellbinder's Quarterly Hop 2015 #1

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We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week our Design Team will be sharing fun projects they’ve made with the Spellbinders products we’ve received.  Wednesday we’ll be a featured company on their blog and two of our designers will be posting tutorials for you focused on the newest Spellbinders products.
PRIZES Here at Stampendous we’ve got some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber so be sure to comment on our blog posts and those of our designers for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.
Spellbinders has fan…

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day One

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We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! …

Stampendous: Elegantly Eggy

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Today is the finale of our Easter themed week over on the Stampendous blog. This is one of my favorite cards that I created for the October '14 catalog. I love playing with a bit of pointillism in my Copic coloring, especially when using my favorite colors. Aqua and yellow always make me think of my "Gran", and she'd have loved this card. The base is aqua cardstock from Bazzill Basics. The print is from Authentique, and has been run through my Big Shot with the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil stencil, and brushed over the surface with Cantaloupe Memento ink. The yummy ribbon is from May Arts (of course!) All of that is the frame to highlight this beautiful "Fabergé-style" Cling Fabulous Egg, with all of the intricacy of the originals, but far more
affordable!

There's still plenty of Easter inspiration to be found today! Just check out these EGGceptional team members:

Stampendous BlogAmy Hurley-PurdieKristine ReynoldsPam HornschuAmy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)Le…

Dreamweaver: Marching into Spring, Week Three

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If you are here for my Woodware post, please scroll down, but nothing says that you can't have a bit of fun along the way...
Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:

I thought I'd play with a "messy" watercolor look for today's post. In the past, when I've tried to watercolor through the stencils, the color runs underneath, and frustrated me. Then it dawned on me...why not go with that loo…

Woodware: Playing the Accordion...No Tunes Involved

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I never realized how many forms of "accordion" creations there are in the paper-craft industry until I Googled it this past week! The Woodware team have been challenged to play with accordions this week, so it should be quite interesting to see the variety that are presented by our amazing team.


My version starts out fairly basic:
One panel each of yellow and blue cardstock cut to 7" X 12". Scored along the long side at 3" increments, to have four panels. Fold "accordion-style".Layer on top of each other, and run through die-cutting machine with the Stampendous butterfly die on the outside two folds, and the Dreamweaver Nested Frames die on the center fold.Run each panel through the embossing machine with the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil Background on the long side. Brush or swipe blue or orange ink respectively over the blue and yellow panels, and around edges. Adhere strip of floral trim on center/back fold between each panel, crossing through the openi…

Stampendous: Feline Fun for Easter

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Nothing says spring and Easter like bright and happy colors! One of the best ways to achieve a bunch of those colors is to break out your Stampendous Creative Palette. Squirt some paints, or inks, or dyes, or in my case some Dreamweaver Alcohol inks, on top of it. Thin them out a bit. Swirl them, brayer them, brush them, use them as an ink-pad to stamp designs, or just create a bunch of artsy prints by swirling the new Stampendous Mixed Media white cardstock over the colorful surface. Once dry, they are perfect for stamping the new Pen Pattern Eggs designs over them. Add a stamped Easter basket with the Cling Floral Tapestry Background stamped over it, and a furry friend...the result is PURRfect! This particular fur baby is the Cling Feline Curious, colored with Copic markers, and cut out to hide behind the basket, mischievously breaking open the colorful eggs full of yummy treats. I think he's left too much evidence behind...in the form of Stampendous Color Fragments! At least h…

Stampendous: Bunny Wuvs Cupcakes

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Pammie wuvs cupcakes, too! And apparently, so does Stampendous! All of this week, the Stampendous team are featuring our newest Easter images, including this darling Easter Cupcake. Mine have been stamped, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, and cut out, to be popped up on top of a chartreuse panel stamped in black with the Cling Floral Tapestry Background, and of course, the perfect sentiment for this card from the Perfectly Clear Life Words. Sprinkles ofMulti Crystal Glitter were added on top, and in typical Pammie fashion...pompoms for noses!


Be sure to follow the team all of this week for more Easter inspiration, and cute stuff! You can find the links here:

Stampendous BlogJennifer DoveKristine ReynoldsPam HornschuLea KimmelJamie Martin