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Winter Wonderland by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5057_F231_220U_Winter_Snow_DH_800

From Stampendous:

F231 Winter Wonderland
CRS5057 Jumbo Snowflake Trio
EP040 Stardust Sparkly Embossing Powders

Plus:

Dark Blue Cardstock

Instructions:

1. Layer stamped image on cardstock.2. Apply glitter onto stamped image.
3. Adhere remaining cardstock and stamped image.

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)

 

Gruffies® Big Yawn by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: HGRV04_kr_800

From Stampendous:
HGRV04 House-Mouse® Gruffies® Big Yawn
SSC007 Storybook Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Memento™ Tuxedo Black  Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Rose Coral Fluid Chalk Ink by ColorBox
Copic Markers – E21, E23, E25, E50, E51, R20, R21, R01
Cardstock Bright White by Mohawk
Twine, Buttons from American Twine
EZ Dots Scrapbook Adhesives
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Use Alphabet to stamp out the word Baby repeatedly with rose ink on a white cardstock panel
  2. Adhere stamped panel to a rose card
  3. Adhere a panel of rose cardstock to the left side of the card
  4. Stamp image on a white panel of cardstock with black ink
  5. Color image with Copic Markers
  6. Back the image with a slightly larger panel of rose cardstock
  7. Adhere image panel to card
  8. Tie twine through two buttons and adhere to card with Zip Dry adhesive

House-Mouse® Bootie Babies by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: HMM03_KR_800

From Stampendous:

HMM03 Bootie Babies
SSC1151 Spanish Invite Perfectly Clear™ Stamps

Plus:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic Markers® (E31-E33-E35-R81-R83-R85-E000-E00-E01-BG000-C1-C3)
Cardstock by Core’dinations
Colored Cardstock by The Paper Studio
Bright White Cardstock by Mohawk
Ribbon by May Arts
Sizzix Retro Circle Embossing Folder

Instructions:

  1. Emboss a panel of mauve cardstock and a panel of Core’dinations cardstock in the embossing folder
  2. Adhere embossed panels to a top folding light mauve card
  3. Wrap ribbon around card
  4. Stamp image on a white cardstock panel with black ink and color with markers
  5. Back panel with a slightly larger light mauve panel and adhere to card
  6. Stamp sentiment on a white cardstock panel with black ink back panel with a slightly larger .ight mauve panel and adhere to card

Bowl Bouquet by Jamie Martin

Bowl Bouquet by Jamie MartinSupplies

From Stampendous:
R199 Bowl Bouquet
SSC1177 Butterfly Charms
CP811 Creative Palette
STF081 VersaFine Onyx Black Ink by Imagine Crafts

Plus:
Distress Ink tea dye
Brilliance lightning black
colored pencils
Perfect Pearls Mists biscotti
Deco Arts Paint
stencils
blue ribbon
lace ribbon
mat board

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Bowl Bouquet in black and color.
  2. Distress edges, sponge with tea dye and randomly stamp Butterfly Charms set.
  3. Glue lace ribbon to one side.
  4. Color white paper using the Creative Palette and paints.  Let dry and stencil on honeycomb and dots.
  5. Randomly stamp Butterfly Charms with lightning black.
  6. Glue pieces, mount to a mat board and glue ribbon to the back for hanging.