Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sitting Pretty!


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Love is in the air this week for the Stampendous Design Team too! We are sharing some of the multitude of Stampendous products that make wonderful Valentine's for that special someone in your life, or family and friends.

This sweet little mouse is sending hugs and special thoughts on this Valentine's Day!


Stampendous:
HMD01 House Mouse Sitting Pretty
CRE284 Cling Scrolled Thinking
FMS4074 Batik Metal Stencil
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWNHB12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Sweetie Pie
Memento Ink - Angel Pink, Rose Bud
Copic Markers - E51, E53, E33, E93, R81, R85, R89, W2
Creative Impressions 70141 3/4" Mauve Crepe Ribbon
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Sweetie Pie cardstock in half to form an A2 top fold card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Sitting Pretty and Thinking of You images on pieces of white cardstock, color Sitting Pretty with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out the images, cut matching layers from Sweetie Pie cardstock, adhere the layers of each together
Step 4:   Tape the Batik stencil to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 5:   Use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply Angel Pink ink all over the image, then apply Rose Bud ink over that, remove the stencil and trim close to the design
Step 6: Wrap the ribbon around the stenciled layer and tie a bow near the left edge, adhere to the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the mouse image to the upper left of the stenciled background, then use foam tape to add the sentiment over the ribbon area

For more love go to the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, February 12, 2018

Great Big Love



Love is in the air this week and this Great Big Love (P317) stamp from Stampendous makes a perfect Valentine's card! Have a wonderful, love filled week!



Stampendous:
CRP317 Cling Great Big Love
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Yellow, Red
Copic Sketch Markers -  Y00, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y26, YR24, R24, R27, R59, B0000, B34, B37, B39
Blender Solution
Terrycloth
Glue Pen
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of yellow cardstock in half to form an A2 card, round corners
Step 2:  Stamp the Great Big Love on a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color the background area first with B0000, B34, B37, B39
Step 3: Lightly moisten a small part of the terrycloth rag with Blender Solution, press the moist portion of the rag randomly over the background to give it texture
Step 4: Finish coloring the image, round all corners
Step 5: Cut a 3 3/8" x 4 5/8" piece or red cardstock, round all corners, adhere the Great Big Love image to the red mat
Step 6:  Cut 2 pieces of red 3/8" x 6", angle them across the card front, adhere, trim at edges
Step 7: Use foam tape to add the image to the card front
Step 8:  Apply Glue Pen to each star, sprinkle glue with Gold Micro Glitter, tap of extra, let dry

See the Stampendous Blog for more samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Curio Dog!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is playing with the wonderful new Curio stamps that were featured in the January catalog. They are the perfect addition to your craft room decor when you finish your project!



Each lucky member of the Stampendous Design Team was sent two Curio stamps to create beautiful samples for you!  I received these amazing stamps:



 Then the fun began! Stamping and coloring (my favorite step):





Cut him out, or use the matching die from the Laurel Burch Dog Park Die Set (LBDCS04) to die cut the image. Edge with the 100 marker for a crisp edge.



Hmmm...picking papers and layouts:




Still needs a little something...


Some gold metallic thread criss-crossed on the top layer adds some interest!

Finished product! (The Curio LB Cat seems to like photo bombing! LOL)






Stampendous:
LBCUR04 Curio LB Dog
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Green
BoBunny  Kiwi Vintage, Grape Stripe
Copic Markers - Y17, YR04, BG01, BG13, FV2, V15, RV19, YG07, YG67, 100
Gold Metallic Thread
Black Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the LB Curio Dog image on white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3: Trim close to the image or use the matching die to cut out the dog
Step 4:  Decide on your layout of papers to create a background, tear edges on the layers, adhere to the card front, except the final Kiwi layer
Step 5:  Wrap the top Kiwi layer with gold metallic thread before adhering to the card front
Step 6:  Add the LB Dog to the layers, using foam tape

See the Stampendous Blog for more samples of these sweet Curio stamps! Mine bring a smile to my face every time I look up and see them perched on the shelf in my craft room!



Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, February 5, 2018

Curio Cat!

What's a Curio Cat you ask? Just the cutest chunky stamp you've ever seen!  This adorable stamp from the Laurel Burch line at Stampendous was part of the January 2018 catalog release and Curios are the perfect addition to your craft room decor when you finish your project!




Each lucky member of the Stampendous Design Team was sent two Curio stamps to create beautiful samples for you!  I received these amazing stamps:



 Then the fun began! Stamping and coloring (my favorite step):



Cut out by hand or use the matching die from LBDCS02 LB Indigo Cats Die Set
Next you need to pick out some great papers. I know a lot of people pick their paper first, then color their image to match, but I find the image seems to tell me what colors to use, then I figure out the matching papers!



Before you know it, you have a fun, colorful card!





Stampendous:
LBCUR02 Curio LB Cat
SSCL103 LB Floral Greetings PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Orange, Blue Black
BoBunny  Orange Citrus Vintage 
Copic Markers - Y17, YR04, YR09, R29, B02, B04, B06, YG07, 100
Black Foam Tape
Misti Stamp Tool

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of orange cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the LB Curio Cat image on white, color with Copic Markers
Step 3: Trim close to the image or use the matching die to cut out the cat
Step 4:  Layer papers  to create a background
Step 5:  Add the LB Cat to the layers, using foam tape under the head area and regular adhesive at the bottom of the cat
Step 6:  Use the Misti Stamp Tool to stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner


See the Stampendous Blog for today's samples. Then stop back on Wednesday to see my creation using the LB Curio Dog!




Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, February 2, 2018

Carnation Blooms

How did it get to be February already! I know, we say that every month but time really does fly by. Hopefully you are surviving the winter (or summer depending on where you are). Spring is not too far off and to help remind you of that the Stampendous Design Team is sharing samples using the wonderful Spring Borders Die Set (DCP1009)



Today I have created a Get Well Soon card using the beautiful Carnations Blooms Stamp (P312) and a "get well soon" wish from Brushed Wishes PCS (SSC1272), but any sentiment could be used for any occasion.  The border is one of my favorites in the Spring Borders set, and, I think, is especially lovely in white or cream. It makes the card a little "fancier" and more delicate.

 

Stampendous:
CRP312 Cling Carnation Blooms
SSC1272 Brushed Wishes PCS
DCP1009 Spring Borders Die Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Light Green textured cardstock 
Copic Markers - B00, R00, R02, R05, R08, G20, G82, G85
Copic Blending Solution
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9" piece of light green cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Carnation Blooms on white paper,  color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the pierced scallop edge die cut one long edge of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 4:   Adhere the colored image to a 3 1/2" x 5" piece of light green, use foam tape to add to the card front
Step 5:   Adhere the Pink Carnation circle to the large yellow scalloped circle and adhere to the card front
Step 6: Stamp the sentiment from the Brushed Wishes set on white, trim to fit a 1" x 1 3/8" piece of light green, adhere to near the upper left corner of the image

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more samples featuring the Spring Borders Die Set.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Frog Yoga Silence

This week the Stampendous Design Team is featuring the Spring Borders Die Set (DCP1009). This great set has multiple designs and adds the perfect finishing touch to your projects. 


Today I used the wonderful Frog Yoga PCS (SSC1269) on a background created with the Decor Cling Leaves stamp (DCR101), and a flower border embellishment created with one of the dies from the Spring Borders set.


Supplies:

Stampendous:
SSC1269 Frog Yoga PCS
DCP1009 Spring Borders Die Set
DCR101 Decor Cling Leaves
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handles
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Spanish Moss, Firecracker
Black Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers - Y00, Y21, Y15, R27, YG91, YG93, YG95, BV20, BV23, BV25, B0000, 100
Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
Foam Applicators
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Stamp the Frog and sentiment on white cardstock, color frog with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the small flower  border die cut a piece of Firecracker paper, set aside
Step 4:   Use Bamboo Leaves ink on the Decor Leaves stamp and stamp on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock
Step 5:  Use foam applicators to apply green and yellow inks into the background of the Leaves image, edge with the black marker (100), adhere to the card front
Step 6: Adhere the flower border along the left side of the leaves, trim off extra
Step 7: Trim the frog image to fit a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" black mat, adhere both to a 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" piece of Firecracker, adhere to the card front at an angle
Step 8: Trim the sentiment to fit a 1 1/8" x 1 3/8" piece of black then a 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" piece of Firecracker, adhere all the layers together
Step 9: Use foam tape to add the sentiment to the upper right corner of the frog

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more samples using the Spring Borders Die Set!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, January 26, 2018

Have I Told You Today...

Valentine's Day is approaching quickly and the fun new Tiled Blooms Metal Stencil (FMS4085), paired with the new Circular Messages PCS (SSC1276) from the Stampendous January 2018 release help create a sweet card for that special someone in your life!


This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing designs that also feature the versatile new Texture Cube stamps released in January. Each cube has four designs to chose from. My card uses the Quest Texture Cube (TC58) to help create a background for the my card.  It also uses a sweet flower ribbon border from the Spring Border Die Set (DCP1009). This die set will be our featured product next week, so be sure to stop back for more samples!



Stampendous:
FMS4085 Tiled Blooms MS
SSC1276 Circular Messages PCS
TC58 Quest Texture Cube
DCP1009 Spring Borders CDS
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock - Light Pink, Dark Red
Memento Inks - Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Markers - Dandelion, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk
Removable Tape
Sheer Yellow Ribbon
Die Cutting Machine
Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Lt. Pink cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Tape the stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3: Use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply the inks through the stencil, apply the inks lightest to darkest on the design, remove and clean the stencil
Step 4:  Use Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the "Have I told you today" saying from the Circular Messages set on the largest tiled bloom and other small images around the design
Step 5:  Color the stamped designs with the Memento markers, adhere the Tiled Blooms to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" dark red mat
Step 6: Use Rose Bud ink to stamp a texture design, from the Quest Texture Cube, around the card front
Step 7:  Die cut the ribbon flower border from the Spring Borders set out of dark red paper
Step 8: Weave the yellow ribbon through the border, use glue dots to add the border near the bottom of the Tiled Blooms layer, adhere the ribbon tails to the back then adhere to the card front
Step 9: Tie a small yellow bow, adhere to the border with a Glue Dot

More samples using the Texture Cubes can be found at the Stampendous Blog!

See more of the Spring Borders next week!


Happy Creating,
Louise