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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.

Spilled Treats Basket by Debbie Cole, CDA


From Stampendous:

HGRCP04 Cling Spilled Treats
Clear Acrylic Handle, medium
VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen

Decoart Americana Acrylic paint- Cadmium Orange, Ebony Black, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Marigold, Primary Yellow, Slate Grey, and White Wash
DuraClear Matte Varnish
Silver Brush Ltd. – Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3, Series 2007S Liner, size #00
Surface- Painter’s Paradise, basket with lid
Embossing heat tool


1. Seal the lid and sand lightly.
2.Basecoat the entire lid with White Wash. Basecoat the checks with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Primary Yellow, and Ebony Black. Apply one coat of matte varnish to the lid.
3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle, load the stamp with Ebony Black paint and stamp in the center of the lid. Refer to photo for placement.
4. Apply washes of color to the yellow areas with Primary Yellow, the orange areas with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, and bears with Slate Grey. Once dry, wash over the bears with a wash of Jack-O-Lantern Orange.
5. Shade the yellow areas with Marigold and the orange areas with Jack-O Lantern Orange. Shade grey areas with a glaze of Black. Reinforce the orange shades with Cadmium Orange.
4. Using a ruler run the VersaMarker around  the lid. Sprinkle with Starry Night Embossing Powder and heat set.
5. Add varnish to the lid without covering the embossing.

Lid Closeup

Lid Closeup

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.

Gingerbread House by Debi Hammons

Supplies HMR16_Gingerbread_House_DH_800

From Stampendous:
HMCR16 Gingerbread House Wood Stamp by Stampendous
VersaFine Black ink Black ink by Tsukineko

Red, Black and white Card stock
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Red Grograin Ribbon
Ballpoint Glue Pen by Martha Stewart
Crystal Glitter


  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” Red card stock in half to form card base
  2. Stamp the  Image on 5” x 3 ¾”  white card stock with black ink
  3. Color as desired
  4. Glue to 5 ¼” x 4” black card stock
  5. Glue to the card front
  6. Wrap ribbon around the top of the card front and tie in a knot on the leftside
  7. Add glitter with a glue pen

House-Mouse® Carrot Costume by Jennifer Dove

House-Mouse® Carrot Costume by Jennifer DoveSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HMM05 Carrot Costume
H309 Halloween Wish

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Cut a stair step card
  2. Layer both sides with pattern paper onto orange cardstock onto card base
  3. wrap with ribbon and adhere. 
  4. Add button
  5. Color image layer onto black mat and then onto black card base
  6. Stamp sentiment and layer onto orange cardstock.  place on card base