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House-Mouse® Dog Wash by Lea Kimmel


HMR31 Dog Wash
SSC1223 Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Memento™ Bamboo Leaves Ink by Tsukineko®
Memento™ London Fog Ink by Tsukineko®
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Glossy Accents by Ranger®
Copic® Markers  (C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7; RV000, RV00, RV02; B000, B23, B91, B93, B95; BV000; E11, E21, E23, E25, E30, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E93; R27, R32, R81, R83; BV0000; G000, G00; YG11, YG13, YG17, YG61, YG63, YG67; Y11, Y13, Y15; T2, T4, T6)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Stamp image and color.
  2. Trim image to desired size.
  3. Create a 6”x5” card base with a tent fold.
  4. Cut a mat to fit image.
  5. Adhere image to mat and then to card base.
  6. Stamp sentiment and trim to desired size.
  7. Cut a mat for sentiment and adhere the two.
  8. Adhere matted sentiment to card as shown.
  9. Add Glossy Accents on bubbles and water and set aside to dry.

Screwy Pals by Fran Seiford


From Stampendous:
M323 Screwy Pals
SSC014 Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1168 Vintage Uppercase Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
EJS05 Spoonful of Rust Kit
SSH34 Small Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle
GS402 Spray/Splatter Applicator Bottle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Instant Coffee
Colored Pencils
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Fold an 8 x 9 1/4 inch cardstock in half to a finished 4 x 9 1/4 inch top fold card base.
  2. Create sentiment with letters from Typewriter Alphabet and Vintage Uppercase using Tuxedo Black on card base.
  3. Spray with coffee made with instant coffee and water in the splatter spray bottle.
  4. Sprinkle Spoonful of Rust onto sentiment panel and heat emboss from the back side of cardstock.
  5. Stamp Screwy Pals with Tuxedo Black onto light color cardstock and color.
  6. Heat emboss with Spoonful of Rust as before.
  7. Tear edges of image and larger dark color cardstock.
  8. Glue together and then onto card base.

See Fran using the Spoonful Kits here.

Hope Sings by Lea Kimmel


From Stampendous:
M321 Hope Sings
M322 Spotted Feather
Y030 Quill
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Natural White Cover Stock
Americana® Sea Breeze Acrylic Paint
Liquitex® Transparent Burnt Umber Acrylic Ink
May Arts Ribbon® Twine
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs
Copic® Markers:  G000, E41, E23


  1. Stamp feathers onto cs with brown ink
  2. Add just a touch of color to feathers with markers
  3. Trim to fit on an A2 card base as the background
  4. Using paper distressing tool, distress all edges of image
  5. Add distress inks with darker ink on very edge and lighter ink worked from edge on in
  6. Stamp sentiment and trim closely to image
  7. Distress sentiment in same manner as feathers
  8. Take a small amount of green paint on a brush and flick it on both images by tapping on the brush, do the same thing with the burnt umber ink
  9. Create a vertical A2 card base with a tent fold
  10. Trim a mat for the sentiment and distress the edges
  11. Create a bow from twine
  12. Wrap twine around background image multiple times and attach bow
  13. Adhere background image to card base
  14. Using foam squares, attach sentiment to card

Feline Curious by Jennifer Dove


From Stampendous:
P243 Feline Curious
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Black and White Cardstock
Copic® Markers (YG21, 25, 67)
Prismacolor® Colored Pencils (944, 1032, 946, 997, 947, 935)
Copic® Blending Solution
Fabric Scrap
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives



  1. Color image and cut out.
  2. Stamp image a second time onto white cardstock.
  3. Using a circle die trace a circle on card base.
  4. Within circle. shade with gray then dab with fabric moistened with blending solution to create texture.
  5. Add stitches.
  6. Adhere colored image as shown.
  7. Stamp sentiment and add to black card stock.
  8. Pop up onto card front.
  9. Layer card front on black cardstock, then a white layer, and then on a black card base which is folded to open at left.


Teacup Trio by Asia King


From Stampendous:

W138 Teacup Trio
SSC1189 Coffee Talk Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
EKM01 Pastel Pink Ultra Fine Glitter
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
FRM01 Pearlized Mica
EI101 Boss Gloss Embossing Ink with Dauber
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Patterned paper
DODZ 3D Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
3D Foam Squares Regular – white Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips by Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
Spectrum Noir™ alcohol markers
Paper doily
Flowers and tulle
Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon
Shopping tag


  1. Prepare 6″x6″ card blank. Trim a slightly smaller panel from white glitter cardstock and adhere to the base using E-Z Runner. Trim another smaller panel from floral paper and adhere to the card.
  2. Trim a small paper doily in half and adhere to the top edge of the card.
  3. Cut a small panel from white embossed cardstock and wrap with lace. Mount onto Foam Squares and adhere to the background.
  4. Stamp Teacup Trio and colour in with markers. Mat with pink cardstock.
  5. Sprinkle Shabby White enamel and Pearlized Mica in the top and bottom right corners and heat from underneath.
  6. Stamp the sentiment onto a die cut tag.
  7. Swipe the edges of the tag with Boss Gloss and sprinkle with Shabby White enamel. Heat emboss.
  8. Embellish the tag with a DIY tulle flower and adhere to the card over 3D Foam Squares.
  9. Add three DODZ 3D in the top right and cover with Pastel Pink glitter.
  10. Finish the card with ribbon, flowers and a small shopping tag.