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Christmas Charms box by Debi Hammons

Supplies  SSC1183_Christmas_Charms_Box_DH_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1183 Christmas Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp set by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko

Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Red, Light Blue and White card stock
Red String
1/16” hole punch


  1. Cut light blue cardstock to 3-1/2” x 3-1/4”
  2. Score on all sides at 1/2”
  3. Fold on score lines
  4. Cut from the edge to the score line on just the longer ends
  5. apply glue to the the flap and glue to the inside of the sides to form the box top
  6. Cut light blue cardstock 4-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  7. Score all sides at a tiny bit more than 1”
  8. Fold and glue as before to form the box bottom
  9. Stamp the bird image from the set on 1-3/4” x 1-7/8” white cardstock
  10. Color as desired
  11. Glue to 2” x 2-1/8” red cardstock
  12. Glue to the box top
  13. Pock a hole in the top on each side of the red panel at the bottom
  14. Put 7” of red string through the front and tie on the inside of the box top
  15. Stamp the tag and To / From on a scrap of white cardstock
  16. Cut it out
  17. Glue to a scrap of red cardstock and trim the edge to leave just a small edge of red showing
  18. Punch a hole in the tag, put string through the hole and tie on the string on the box with a knot
  19. Trim string


Bundle Penguins Ornament by Debi Hammons

Supplies Q206_Bundled_Penguins_Ornament_DH_800

From Stampendous:
Q206 Bundle Penguins Wood Stamp by Stampendous
EJK06 Encrusted Jewel Teal kit by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko

Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Kraft card stock
Paper Star SKU#260878


  1. Trace Star onto kraft card stock with a pencil
  2. Cut out the star inside the lines
  3. Stamp the Penguins on the star with black ink
  4. Color as desired
  5. Glue the Kraft star to the Star Ornament
  6. Apply glue to the sides of the star
  7. Pour on the Teal Color flakes from the kit and push them into the glue
  8. Keep applying until it’s all covered

Blossom Beauty Journal by Fran Seiford

Supplies: CRS5067_CRS7004_SSC1200_FS_800

From Stampendous:
CRS7004 Blossom Beauty Cling Stamp Set
DCS7004 Blossom Beauty Die Set
CRS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamp Set
DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Die Set
SSC1200 Discover Today Perfectly Clear Stamps
DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder
DP111 Detail Black Embossing Powder
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VM001 VersaMark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Colored Pencils
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Embossing Heat tool


  1. Add paint to Creative Palette making a design with brayer and other tools. Let dry.
  2. Use Blossom Beauty face template/stencil to paint an area of the creative palette with opaque, flesh-toned, acrylic paint.
  3. Ink Blossom Beauty stamp with black acrylic paint using a makeup sponge, or stamp over stenciled shape with Memento ink by Tsukineko. Allow to dry. Add shading, eye color, lip color with colored pencils.
  4. Stamp blooms and butterfly on white cardstock and color.
  5. Cut out flowers with cutting dies.
  6. Adhere flowers to journal pages and on top of the head.
  7. Stamp phrases with VersaMark ink and emboss with Detail White or Detail Black embossing powder. Use the template/mask to mask off the face and emboss the butterfly in white powder near the neck.


Learn how to create gorgeous journals while you explore new techniques and printing media here —

Mish Mesh by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: Mish Mesh by Kristine Reynolds

From Stampendous:
NKCRS01 Mish Mesh
NKCRS02 Wired
FREG042 Aged Bronze embossing enamel
FREG024 Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
FRG02C Champagne Glass Glitter
CP811 Creative Palette

Memento Nautical Blue & tuxedo Black
Adirondack Rust distress ink
Darice Stacking Boxes
Deco Art Iced Espresso Metalic Lustre
Sky Blue, and Sapphire Blue Acrylic paint
Craft Essential Ivory
Deco Art Decoupage
tissue paper
paint brush
heat tool


  1. Paint boxes with acrylic paint
    drop paints on to the Creative Palette and spread with brayer
  2. lay tissue on palette
  3. lift and set aside to dry (repeat until you have enough tissue to cover the boxes)
  4. when dry, stamp on the tissue with various images and inks and then adhere to boxes with decoupage
  5. when dry, sprinkle with embossing enamels and glass glitter and heat until melted