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Christmas Cottage Pail by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
R214 Christmas Cottage
SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, White Wash, & Williamsburg Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Metal Container
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc
Magic Tape


  1. Prepare the container with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Tape over the brown rims, then basecoat body of the surface with Light Buttermilk. 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.  Place cottage stamp onto a large 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 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. Place a holly stamp onto a small acrylic handle. Stamp randomly around the container.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Avocado, Country Red, Light Cinnamon, 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.
  4.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush including the squares. Apply a second shade using Williamsburg Blue in the blue areas, Plantation Pine in the green areas, and Traditional Burnt Umber in the Brown areas. Pull lines of the greens and Marigold to create pine needles. Float Snow White for the snow.
  5.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.


House-Mouse® Angel Mice by Kristine Reynolds

SuppliesAngel Mice by Kristine Reynolds

Stampendous Supplies:

HMP19 House-Mouse Designs® Angel Mice
SSC1202 Regal Bird Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Imagine Crafts


White Cardstock
Green, Red, Metallic Gold CardstockPatterned Paper
Nesting Oval/Scalloped Oval Die Cuts
Die Cut Machine
Copic Markers -YR21-YR23-YR24-E50-E51-E93-T5-T3-T1-B000-BG78-BG75-BG72-G17-G14-G12-R21-R22-R24-Y21-Y23-Y26


  1. Fold a 5″ X 10″ panel of green cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Glue a 4-3/4″ X 4-3/4″ panel of red cardstock to front of green card.
  3. Glue a 2-3/8″ X 4-1/2″ panel of patterned paper to left side of red panel leaving a small border on the left.
  4. Stamp Angel Mice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a 4″ X 3″ panel of white cardstock.
  5. Color with Copic Markers as shown.
  6. Layer colored panel on a 4-1/4″ X 3-1/4″ panel of gold metallic cardstock.
  7. Glue layered image panel to card front above the center.
  8. Stamp greeting in black ink on white cardstock and die cut in oval shape.
  9. Layer stamped greeting on die cut scalloped ovals of gold and green.
  10. Adhere greeting to card front.

Snowman Holly Pillowbox by Kristine Reynolds

Snowman Holly Pillowbox by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
P236 Snowman Holly
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
CP811 Creative Palette
EJS02 Spoonful of Snow

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Apple Green, Santa Red, & Spun Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Print pillow box template on white cardstock.
  2. Drop paints on creative palette and spread with brayer.
  3. Cut out the pillow box and lay on the pallete.
  4. Lift box template off of the palette and allow to dry.
  5. Stamp image on a white panel and color with markers.
  6. Construct pillow box.
  7. Sprinkle embossing powders on the box and heat to melt.
  8. Tie tag onto box with ribbon.

House-Mouse® Chin Up by Kristin Reynolds

Supplies: HMP03_D178_kr_800

From Stampendous:

HMP03 Chin Up
D178 Believe Christmas


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
White, Green, Red, & Light Blue Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Copic Markers E21, E23, E25, E00, E01, E02, R22, R24, BG72, BG75, E53, E55
SpellBinders Circle & Scalloped Circle Punch
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Create card base by folding 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ green panel in half.
  2. Adhere 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ patterned paper to bottom of card front.
  3. Glue ribbon along top of patterned paper around to inside of card.
  4. Stamp Chin Up on white panel with black ink.
  5. Color with Copic Markers.
  6. Back with 1/4″ larger green panel and 1/2″ larger red panel. Adhere with glue.
  7. Center and glue to card front.
  8. Stamp sentiment in black ink on white die cut circle panel.
  9. Adhere to blue die cut scallop panel, then to card front with glue.

Snowy Postcard by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: R143_JD_380

From Stampendous:

R143 Snowy Postcard
GX900 Ultra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter
STF082 VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle


White and Patterned card stock
Therm O Web Peel N Stick adhesive sheets
Dark Brown Memento Ink by Tsukineko, make up sponge
Copic Markers
Craft Knife and Cutting Mat


1. Stamp postcard image once on white card stock (A2 tentfold), and once on white card stock cut to size.

2. Cover smaller image with adhesive sheet and Ultra Fine Crystal Snow Glitter.

3. Ink and Distress other image in browns with markers.
4. Cut carefully around holly using craft knife and cutting mat.

5. Color Ultra fine glitter image and cut off to oval frame.
6. Slide glittered oval behind holly on kraft layer and glue firmly
7. Adhere folded card to Patterned paper with dimensional foam adhesive.