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Gruffies® Sleepy Reader by Kristine Reynolds

Gruffies® Sleepy Reader by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HGRV01 Sleepy Reader Stamp

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Imagine Crafts
White Cardstock
Blue & Black Cardstock by The Paper Studio
Black Magic Cardstock by Core’dinations
Copic® Markers (B91, B93, B97, W0, W1, W3, W5, E40, E42, E50, B000)
Ribbon by May Arts
Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
Sanding Block
E-Z Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®


  1. Emboss Black Magic cardstock panel with Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  2. Use sanding block to sand off some of the black paper to expose the blue paper.
  3. Adhere embossed panel to a blue card.
  4. Tie ribbon around panel.
  5. Stamp image on a white cardstock panel with black ink.
  6. Color image with Copic Markers.
  7. Back image with a slightly larger black cardstock panel and then with a larger blue cardstock panel.
  8. Adhere to card.

Gruffies® Balloon Bear by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
HGRP05 Balloon Bear
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Copic® Markers (Y15, Y35, Y38, YR16, T1, T3, T5, E40, B000, B00)
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper by Authentique™ Paper
White Cardstock by Mowhawk®
Nestabilities® Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts



  1. Adhere paper panels to green card base.
  2. Stamp image on a white panel and color with markers.
  3. Trim around the image leaving the balloon “out of the box”.
  4. Back image with a light blue panel and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on a white die cut circle with black ink.
  6. Back panel with a green scallop edge circle and adhere to the card.

Gruffies® Cake Dreamer by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
HGRV02 Cake Dreamer Wood Stamp
W121 Square Illusion Wood Stamp
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
TP114 Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Imagine Crafts
Copic® Markers (G12, G14, G17, W1, W3, W5, C3, B000, E00, BG02, BG05)
Americana® Deep Turquoise, Lemon Zest, & Apple Green Satin Acrylic Paint by DecoArts®
White Cardstock
Colored Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Happy Birthday Panel by David Tutera
Ribbon by May Arts
Classic Circle Dies by Spellbinders
Heat Tool


  1. Add drops of all the paints on the Creative Palette Plate and spread with brayer.
  2. Stamp square illusion stamp randomly on the plate to lift the paint.
  3. Press Happy Birthday panel on to the palette plate and then lift and set aside to dry.
  4. When dry adhere the painted panel to a top folding square teal card.
  5. Wrap two lengths of ribbon around the card.
  6. Stamp image on a white die cut circle and color with markers.
  7. Back image circle panel with a larger die cut green circle and then adhere to card.
  8. Sprinkle Shabby white embossing enamel and Blue Tinsel Embossing powder randomly on card and heat from underneath to melt.

Spilled Treats Basket by Debbie Cole, CDA


From Stampendous:

HGRCP04 Cling Spilled Treats
Clear Acrylic Handle, medium
VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen

Decoart Americana Acrylic paint- Cadmium Orange, Ebony Black, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Marigold, Primary Yellow, Slate Grey, and White Wash
DuraClear Matte Varnish
Silver Brush Ltd. – Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3, Series 2007S Liner, size #00
Surface- Painter’s Paradise, basket with lid
Embossing heat tool


1. Seal the lid and sand lightly.
2.Basecoat the entire lid with White Wash. Basecoat the checks with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Primary Yellow, and Ebony Black. Apply one coat of matte varnish to the lid.
3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle, load the stamp with Ebony Black paint and stamp in the center of the lid. Refer to photo for placement.
4. Apply washes of color to the yellow areas with Primary Yellow, the orange areas with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, and bears with Slate Grey. Once dry, wash over the bears with a wash of Jack-O-Lantern Orange.
5. Shade the yellow areas with Marigold and the orange areas with Jack-O Lantern Orange. Shade grey areas with a glaze of Black. Reinforce the orange shades with Cadmium Orange.
4. Using a ruler run the VersaMarker around  the lid. Sprinkle with Starry Night Embossing Powder and heat set.
5. Add varnish to the lid without covering the embossing.

Lid Closeup

Lid Closeup

Gruffies® Sleepy Reader by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: Sleepy Time by Suzanne Czosek

From Stampendous:
HGRV01 Sleepy Reader Gruffies® by House-Mouse Designs

STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
Pattern Paper
Ranger Archival Ink – Black
Buttons, Ribbon
Green Twine
Brown Ribbon
Brown, White Cardstock
Brown, Blue Dye Ink
Oval Dies


  1. Stamp image using black water resistant ink. Color with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
  2. Highlight with white gel pen.
  3. Die Cut image using Oval.
  4. Sponge around bear with blue dye ink.
  5. Sponge around the edges using brown dye ink.
  6. Cut pattern paper in banners and strip.
  7. Assemble card.