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Bluebird Branch by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: M285_SSC1115_JD_800

From Stampendous:

M285 Bluebird Branch
SSC1115 Birthday Assortment Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
EP505 Clear Bark Embossing Powder

Plus:

Blue, White & Brown cardstock
Safari Boy patterned paper by Best Creations Inc.
Craft Pearls by Kaiser
Copic markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Walnut Distress Ink by Ranger

Instructions:

1. Cut blue cardstock 11 x 4 1/4 and score at 5 1/2″.
2. Cut brown cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and layer on card base
3. Cut pattern paper 3 3/4 x 5 and ink edges and layer onto brown mat.
4. Cut another piece of pattern paper 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 and layer onto brown mat 3 3/4 x 3 1/2″ and place on card base as shown in picture.
5. Stamp and color your image.
6. Cut around image and ink edges.
7. Pop up with foam tape onto card base.
8. Add pearls as shown.
9. Emboss sentiment onto card.

Butterfly Book by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: CRS5044_F227_Butterfly_Book_JD_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5044 Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1154 Queen Bee Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
R158 Nestled Bird

Plus:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko
A large children’s book or any book you wish to alter
Copic Markers
Tape runner adhesive, glue dots, liquid adhesive
grape vines or other nest making material
thick acetate
sculpting clay
scissors

Instructions:

 
1.     To start off, find a book with fewer pages.  I used a children’s book with mostly illustrations.  If the book has quite a few pages you can glue them together using a tape runner to lessen the amount of pages in the book.  When you are done gluing pages you will have about 15 pages total.  You can also simply remove pages to lessen the number.  Now let the fun begin.
2.     The first and last page can be glued down onto the back of the front book cover and the back of the back book cover.  You will se a lot of the surface of this page when done, so make sure it is one you like to see.
3.     Now take the next page, which is now the new first page and follow this next step.  This will begin the base of the book.
a.     Pick up the bottom corner of the first page with your hand. 
b.     Bring it up to the center of the inner binding of the book and adhere down using a strong adhesive
4.     Follow the previous steps with all the pages.  Next you will work on the images you will add.
5.     Stamp as many images of butterflies and bees as you would like to cut and color.  The more you do the fuller the book will appear.  I used Stampendous!® Single Butterfly (F227), Stampendous!® Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio (CRS5044) and the bee from Stampendous!® Queen Bee Perfectly clear stamps (SSC1154)
6.     Color your butterflies and bees using your favorite coloring medium.  (I used Memento tuxedo Black stamp pad and my Copic markers, but any medium that you are most comfortable using will work fine)
7.     Cut all the images out using scissors and set aside
8.     Stamp a couple of the bird images.  I used Stampendous! ® Nestled Bird (R158) image
9.     Color the birds and cut them out
10.  Using a thin bark, grapevines, or twigs make a nest.  You can also use moss from your local craft store.  I found grape vine bark and soaked it in water to soften it up.  Wrap it around and around until it formed a nest (or ball).  Rubber band the nest to hold the shape until it dries. 
11.  Take the colored bird images and place them into the nest using clear glue dots or strong adhesive
12.  Take sculpting clay and make 3 oval eggs and following instructions on package to cure the eggs.
13.  Color the eggs with your desired color and medium and place into the nest using your glue gun
14.  Using your glue gun attach the bird nest to the book
15.  Now comes the time to watch your book take flight.  Take some acetate or thick clear packaging material that you saved for a special project and cut it into ¼” strips. 
16.  Fold over the end of a strip about ½” down.  Place a butterfly or bee on the end using a clear glue dot.  Cut your acetate or clear plastic about 3″ down from the image.  Do this for about half of the images
17.   Using clear glue dots adhere some of your butterfly and bee images directly on the pages of the book.  Some of the images can be coming out from in between the pages
18.  Stick the end of the acetate that does not have the image attached in between the pages using clear glue dots.  These images will appear to be “floating” above the book.  If you want the images to “come out of the middle of a page” you can cut a small slit in a page and slip it through the opening.  Fold the bottom of the acetate over about ½” from the bottom and adhere to back side of the page.
19.  Continue the process until you have used up all your images.
20.  If your pages start to slump with the weight, you can add a little adhesive in between the pages to hold them together.
21.  Now sit back and enjoy your beautiful garden that you created.
 
Other book ideas: 
 
1. Add fairies to your book for a mystical garden book (Stampendous has fairies, trains and mermaids!)
2. Using a train child’s book adhere small train tracks and miniature trains to create a train book.
3.  Create a water scene using a book on fish (add mermaids for a mystical water scene)

 

Lone Bird by Pam Hornschu

Supplies: SSC031_V237_SSC1129_PH_800

From Stampendous:

V237 Lone Bird
R103 Music Score
SSH34 Medium Rectangle Acrylic Handle

Plus:

Graphic 45 “On the Boardwalk” patterned paper
Ivory Cardstock
Tsukineko Vintage Sepia Versafine ink
Sand Memento Ink by Tsukineko
double sided foam adhesive
craft knife

Instructions:

1.   Cut and fold ivory cardstock to create 5 ½ X 4 ¼” card, and patterned paper to create 5 X 3 ¾” card. Distress around edges with brown ink.
2.   Stamp music score images repeatedly over front of ivory card.
3.   Stamp Spring Greeting and Timeless Tag on patterned paper card. Mask off edges of tag, and stamp Lone Bird image.
4.   Using craft knife, cut around top edge of tag and bottom left corner. Distress with ink. Roll bottom corner of tag in.
5.   Stamp bottle cap image from Timeless Tags set with brown ink on ivory cardstock. Stamp symbol from Vintage Piano using black ink. Cut or punch out, distress around edges, and adhere to patterned paper card.
6.   Tear left corner of patterned card, adhere over top of ivory card.
7.   Stamp gingham tie from Timeless Tags with brown ink. Cut out and adhere to top of tag.

Lone Bird by Taylor Usry

Supplies: V237_V238_TU_800

From Stampendous:

V237 Lone Bird
SSH34 Medium Rectangle Acrylic Handle

Plus:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock- Apricot, Savanah
Tsukineko, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink
Antique Linen Brushed Corduroy Ink, (Ranger)
May Arts Sheer Green Ribbon 1 1/2
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped and Classic Circles

Instructions:

1. Cut Apricot card stock base to 6″ x 6″; cut three Apricot panels to 2″ x 4″; cut three    Cream panels 1/8″smaller. Die cut one circular cream panel and one scalloped Apricot circle. Also cut one 2″ x 6″ Apricot panel and a Cream panel 1/8″ smaller.
2. Stamp Lone Bird image three times at the top of each rectangular cream panel using Sepia Versafine ink. Sponge edges using Ranger Distress inks.  Repeat process for sentiment on cream circle. (note: on this card, the edges of the Cream circle were sponged before removing the card stock from the die)
3. Adhere cream rectangular panels to Apricot panels. Arrange in a fan pattern on card base and adhere.
4. Sponge edges of 2″ x 6″ cream panel, adhere to Apricot panel; tie ribbon in a bow around it. Adhere to card base on top of the three panels. Be sure to place bow on the extreme left side of the panel.
5. Adhere large sentiment circle to the right side of the card front using foam tape.

House-Mouse® Fully Content by Amy Hurley-Purdie

Supplies:HMR19_AHP_800

From Stampendous:
HMR19 Fully Content
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper
Watercolor Paper by Strathmore®
Tim Holtz® Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, & Mowed Lawn Distress Markers by Ranger®
Paintbrush
Square & Scallop Square Dies
Foam Tape
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Start with 5 ¾” x 5 ½” pale teal card. Glue 5 3/8” x 4 ¾” centered.
  2. Use 5” scalloped cutting die to cut pink cardstock. Use 4 ½” square cutting die to cut watercolor paper.
  3. Stamp Fully Content stamp onto square watercolor paper. Color with small amount of Distress Markers, and use brush and water to spread color. Let Dry. Glue watercolor square to pink square. Glue centered on to card front.
  4.  Stamp Fully Content onto separate piece of watercolor paper, repeat coloring on flowers and birdfeeder and birds. Let dry. Cut out, and foam tape over original image.
  5. Use double sided adhesive tape to place ribbon and bow.