Friday, November 21, 2014

Getting Ready for Christmas with a little help from Tombo

The Stampendous Team all received some lovely new markers from Tombow and we are hopping with the Tombow team to showcase our projects this weekend!

This is a card that I made with my new Tombow Dual Brush markersHouse-Mouse Designs® image, Santa Cookies from Stampendous, and Life's Words perfectly clear stamp set.

I colored the image with these wonderful markers and the dies are another terrific labels set from Spellbinders Paper Arts, Labels 40 Decorative Elements.

Here is how my card looks when it is folded flat and ready to mail.

If you need direction on how to make this fun fold card you can check out yesterday's post where I have step by step directions with measurements for making an easel card!

Make sure you hop through all the blogs and leave a comment!

Stampendous Blog

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Debbie Fisher

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Melissa Cash

Tombow Blog

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spellbinder Christmas


Welcome to the Spellbinders and Product Partners Holiday Blog Hop.
e are so excited to have you join us!

Today Spellbinders is hopping with Stampendous!

Spellbinders has so many fabulous dies to choose from but my favorite and most loved dies are their label dies!  For today's card I used Labels 39-Decorative Elements Nestabilities Dies and an adorable House-Mouse Designs® image, Finishing Touch. 

To create this card start with a 12" x 6" piece of Kraft Cardstock.
Score the cardstock at 3" and 6".

Here is a photo that shows how it looks when folded on the score lines.

Adhere patterned paper pieces to the front of the card.
These pieces are 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" each.

Use the largest Label 39 die to die cut a red panel of cardstock.
Adhere the bottom part of the die cut panel to the bottom part of the card base so that the top is free to pop up when folded as shown.

For the inside of the card adhere a 5 1/4" x 2 1/4" panel of patterned paper to a 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" panel of red cardstock.
Tie twine around the panel and then adhere to the lower inside part of the card with Scrapbook-Adhesive 3D Foam Squares.

Here's how the card will look at this point!

Use the third largest Label 39 die to die cut a white label panel.
Stamp the Finishing Touch image on the panel and color with Copic Markers before adhering to the card.
Die Cut a smaller Label 39 label out of white card stock and stamp with sentiment and hearts from Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
Adhere to the inside panel with Scrapbook-Adhesives 3D Foam Squares.

Here's how the card looks when it is folded flat and ready to mail.

Do you feel like there should be… Prizes? Oh yes, there are plenty of prizes. Spellbinders has compiled a fantastic giveaway package for each day consisting of three brand new Spellbinders dies/templates plus product from that day’s Featured Partners! Details and Official Rules can be found here.

We will also have a a prize package here on the Stampendous blog, and we bet other Product Partners will be doing the same, so visit them all each day!

Our prize package each day will be a Jumbo Penguin Duo stamp set and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, PLUS a set of Spellbinders greeting dies! To be eligible to win our Stampendous prize package, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. We’ll pick a winner each day (3) and announce them on Monday, November 24th. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. So hop around and check them out!!

High Hopes Inspiration

This weeks High Hopes Blog Challenge is an inspiration challenge!

Here is the card that I came up with for this weeks challenge using 

What inspired this fun card?
This beautiful winter scene.

I was inspired by the colors and tried to add the cool icy feel to the card with some Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder and Elements from Stampendous!

The entire team was inspired by this picture and made some fabulous cards!
Check them out on the High Hopes Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The latest Cornish Heritage Farms blog Challenge is up.

The new challenge is 
Use the color brown and create a card of gratitude/thankfulness.

Here is the card that I created for the challenge using Pilgrim digital Stamp.

I colored the image with Copic markers.
The card base was created with Sizzix Square Stand Up Card.

This is how the card looks when it is folded up and ready to mail.

Make sure you stop by the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog to learn more about the latest challenge and to get the links to the rest of the teams projects.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 17, 2014

We are getting ready for Christmas!

We are getting ready for Christmas at Stampendous this week!

Here is a card I created for the Stampendous catalog featuring Decorating Bear who is bringing out the Christmas decorations so we can decorate the tree!


Memento™ Lady Bug Red, and Cottage Ivy Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers (T5, T3, T1, E50, E51, E93, R21, R22, R24, C3)
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Bright White Cardstock by Mohawk®
Patterned Paper by Lawn Fawn®
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Heat Tool


  1. Adhere paper panels to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ red card base.
  2. Tie ribbon around card.
  3. Stamp image on a white panel and color with markers.
  4. Adhere image panel to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on a white panel with red and green ink and back with a slightly larger red panel.
  6. Adhere sentiment panel to the card at an angle.
  7. Sprinkle Spoonful of Silver elements on card and heat from underneath until melted.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Double Pocket Recipe Card

Today, I have made a super fun Double Pocket Card with this months Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!

This would be such a great way to present a recipe to someone.  I love to make a dish for someone and give take it to them with the recipe.

Here's my Double Pocket Card.

Here are what the little pull out tags look like.

Pull out these items from your kit to get started:
1 sheet of white cardstock
1 sheet of colored cardstock
3 sheets of coordinating patterned paper from the Echo Park paper pad
Silver Pearls
White Ribbon

Score the colored cardstock into 4 equal parts.

Cut across one of the score lines to the middle as shown.

Fold the bottom right panel over to the center score line.
Fold the top left corner over 1 1/2" from the center score line.

Adhere a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" panel of patterned paper on to the top right portion with Scrap Happy Glue.

Fold the top panel over toward the right edge.

Create a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" panel of patterned paper.  Cut the right corner off so that it fits on this panel as shown.  Adhere with Scrap Happy Glue.

Fold the cardstock upward on the center score line.

Trim a panel of patterned paper to fit the top panel as shown.

Fold the left hand section around backwards and adhere to the back of the card so that the card base looks like this.

Create a panel that is slightly smaller than the top panel out of white cardstock.

Decorate the front panel as you wish.

The "Instructions" tag measures 5" x 2 1/2"
The "Ingredients" tag measures 5" x 1 3/4"

Here is one last look at the finished card!

I hope you enjoyed today's Double Pocket Card and that you will give it a try!  I predict that you will LOVE the results!  Stop by daily to see even more great samples using this months Creative Cafe' Kit.

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Kit of the Month
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: Fork and Spoon, Outline Stickers, Ribbon- November Kit of the Month

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Crazy 4 Sketches

It's time for another Crazy4challenges Blog challenge!

This week the challenge is a sketch challenge and this is the card I made using the sketch.

The image is Patty's Posies from High Hopes and I colored her with Copic markers.

You can check out the sketch, learn more about the challenge, and see what the rest of the design team created on the Crazy4challenges Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!