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House-Mouse® Christmas Story Frame by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
HMR15 Christmas Story
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Irish Moss, Lamp Black, Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Napa Red, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Scrolled Frame
Smooth Cardboard
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc


  1. 1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat entire surface along with cardboard cut to fit the frame with Light Buttermilk. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Coat the cardboard with one coat of matte varnish.
  2.  Place stamp onto acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge onto the cardboard. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily. Immediately wash the stamps with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Country Red, Leaf Green, Light French Grey Blue, and Marigold in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a flat shader brush wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement. Note the evergreen is not painted with washes.
  4.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Light Cinnamon in the brown areas and Napa Red in the red areas. The mice have a third transparent shade of Traditional Burnt Umber and Country Red to their cheeks and ears. To create a transparent float, simply work the loaded brush on the paper palette until the paint becomes transparent. Add White Wash glints to the bulb and ornament with White Wash.
  5.  Using a liner brush pull lines of Plantation Pine, Avocado, and Irish Moss to create the pine needles. Wash over the entire frame with Light French Grey Blue. When dry, drybrush Avocado, the Country red to the scroll areas of the frame.
  6.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the surface.

PenPattern House Any Time by Jamie Martin

Supplies: P227_H307_SSC1206_JM_800

From Stampendous:
P227 PenPattern House
H307 Any Time
SSC1206 PenPattern Tile Perfectly Clear Stamps™
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Top Hat Snowman by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5056_F231_Winter_Snowman_DH_800

From Stampendous:

F231 Winter Wonderland
CRS5056 Top Hat Snowman
EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko

VersaFine Sky Blue Ink by Tsukineko
Wild Berry Pie Cardstock by Bazzill
Red, White Cardstock
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Glue Pen by EKSuccess
Colored Pencils


  1. Fold 11” x 4 ¼” Wildberry Pie cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp Jumbo snowman on the left side of 4” x 5 ¼” white cardstock.
  3. Mask Snowman with the template that came with him.
  4. Stamp Snow words with blue ink starting at the bottom of the snowman and repeating until you cover the cardstock.
  5. Remove the template.
  6. Color the snow man as desired.
  7. Stamp the verse in the upper right corner.
  8. Glue to 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” red cardstock.
  9. Glue to the cards front.
  10. Add multi Crystal glitter (from the kit) to the snow, with a glue pen.

Train Postcard by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5040_R187_Train Postcard_DH_800

From Stampendous:

R187 Train Postcard
TP113 Red Tinsel Embossing Powder


Red, Kraft, and White Cardstock
VersaFine Black Onyx, Sepia Ink by Tsukineko
Colored Pencils
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Heat Tool
Craft Sponge


  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” red cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp Train Postcard on 5 ¼” x 4” Kraft cardstock. Color just the holly.
  3. Cut out the middle of the oval.
  4. With the VersaMarker draw ink in between the two ovals.
  5. Pour embossing powder over the ink, tap off excess and heat to set.
  6. Sponge edges with Sepia Ink.
  7. Stamp Train Postcard a second time on 5” x 3 ¾” white cardstock.
  8. Color train scene.
  9. Glue to the back of the Kraft cardstock so the ovals line up.
  10. Glue to the card front.


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


Dark Blue Cardstock


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