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Snowman Friends Basket by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
P235 Snowman Friends
P234 Snowy Sled
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Antique Gold, Baby Blue, Berry Red, Festive Green, Holly Green, Lamp Black, Napa Red, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & Snow White Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Circle Template
Basket by Viking WoodCrafts
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
All Purpose Glue
Clear Ruler


  1. Prepare the surface with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Base rims, handle, and bottom of basket with True Blue. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Apply a coat of matte varnish. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  2.  Determine placement of stamps on the surface referring to the photos. Place stamps onto acrylic handles. 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 over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. 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. Stamp all the images onto the surface.Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Antique Gold, Berry Red, Festive Green, and True Blue 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 and/or #3 round brush to wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement. Create a wash of Baby Blue in the same manner and wash the entire background.
  3.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Traditional Raw Sienna in the golden areas, Napa Red in the red areas, and Holly Green in the green areas. Float Snow White as the snow. Accent lines and dots are Snow White.
  4.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.


Warm Cup by Jamie Martin

Supplies: HMV04_R198_SSC222_JM_800

From Stampendous:

HMV04 Warm Cup
R198 Coffee Background R198
SSC222 Tiny Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ StampsSTF082 VersaFine™ Black Ink by Tsukineko


Adirondack Butterscotch & Latte Ink by RangerWhite, Purple, Green, & Tan Cardstock
Watercolor Pencils by Staedtler
Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
Tan Ribbon
Copper Cord
Glossy Accents
3 in 1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives


1. Stamp Warm Cup with black, watercolor and cut out.
2. Stamp sentiment on yellow  and tie to the handle with copper cord, layer onto purple paper and tie with tan ribbon.
3. Stamp Coffee Background on white paper with black, watercolor one coffee cup and apply glossy accents.
4. Outline a couple of the words in purple.
5. Sponge edges with butterscotch ink and layer onto paper.

House-Mouse® Birdie Kiss by Janelle Stollfus


From Stampendous:
HMR18 Birdie Kiss
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
White Cardstock by Neenah®
Latest and Greatest Pattern Paper by Authentique™ Paper
Copic® Markers (B000, B12, BV01, BV04. BV13, V01, V04, V15, V17, RV99, R02, R14, R39, YR16, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y21, Y26, YG05, G02, G07, G09, E07, E21, E25, E29, E30, E31, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E87)
Ribbon by May Arts
Twine by the Twinery
Natural Wood Button
Corner Chomper by We Are Memory Keepers®
3-in-1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives®


  1. Stamp Birdie Kiss onto white cardstock with black ink and color image.
  2. Glue down pattern paper onto card base at an angle and trim off overlapped edges.
  3. Trim the top two corners of the stamped image and glue down.
  4. Tie bow around front of card base.
  5. Wrap twine around ribbon bow and pull through button to tie bow.
  6. Curl bottom edge of the card if desired.

House-Mouse® Warm Cup by Lea Kimmel

Supplies: SONY DSC

From Stampendous:

HMV04 Warm Cup
R198 Coffee Background
SSC1186 Coffee Mug Perfectly Clear Stamps™
M308 Shared Coffee
GS402 Spray Bottle 2oz with Spray Top


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Colored Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Copic Markers (E50, E51, E53, E93, E23, E25, E27, E40, E41, E42, E43, C01, C1)
Ribbon by May Arts
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Instant Coffee


1. Stamp HMV04 on Neenah CS with Memento ink, trim to desired size.
2. Color image with Copic Markers.
3. Add antique linen distress ink around image getting as close as possible to image.
4. Add vintage photo distress ink just around out edge of image.
5. Stamp R198, Coffee Background stamp, on Neenah CS with Memento ink, trim to desired size.
6. Distress edge of R198 image and add vintage photo distress ink around edges.
7. Using coffee ring stain stamp from SSC1186, stamp randomly onto background image with vintage photo ink (I stamped one directly onto image and stamped two others after stamping on a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto my image piece, this is known as “stamping off” and gives a softer image).
8. Mix a small amount of instant coffee with water in the Mini Mister, shake up and spray it on stamped background image, set aside to dry (you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying process if you choose).
9. Ink just the top half of M308 sentiment stamp with vintage photo ink onto Neenah, distress edges and add vintage photo ink around edges, spritz with coffee and set aside to dry.
10. Wrap ribbon around bottom portion of background image panel and adhere.
11.  Create card base creating a tent fold and adhere background image panel with ribbon to card base.
12.  Attach sentiment with pop dots over ribbon.
13.  Attach main image to card with pop dots.

Happy Greetings by Janelle Stollfus


From Stampendous:
P249 Timeless Rose
P429 Vintage Note
SSC1214 Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MGK04 Valentine Micro Glitter Kit
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate

Gray Cardstock by Core’dinations®
White Cardstock by Neenah®
Dolphin Multi-Surface Satin, Naphthol Red Light Traditions, & Snow Titanium White Americana Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®
Slo-Dri Blending Medium by Liquitex®
Corner Chomper by We R™ Memory Keepers
Ribbon by MayArts®
3-in-1 glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Thin 3D Foam Squares by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives


  1. Create pattern background paper with a acrylic paint and the Creative Palette Monoprinting Palette and let dry.
  2. Stamp Vintage Note and Timeless Rose onto dry monoprint then trim to fit gray card base and glue together.
  3. Tie ribbon around card base.
  4. Stamp sentiment from Happy Greetings and round corners.
  5. Glue sentiment to gray cardstock.
  6. Smudge 3-in-1 glue in corners of monoprint layer and sprinkle Red Micro Glitter from the kit over the wet glue. Let dry before tapping off excess glitter.
  7. Directly from the glue bottle add a whimsy strip of glue around sentiment and again sprinkle glitter over wet glue. Let it dry then tap off excess glitter back into the jar.
  8. Add Thin 3D Foam Squares to back of sentiment and apply to card base.