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Be Yourself by Jamie Martin


V310 Be Yourself
CP750 Creative Palette Rounds
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Americana® Green, Blue, & White Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
White Gel Pen


  1. Use Creative Palette to make background papers and let dry.
  2. Stamp Be Yourself with black ink, color Be with white gel pen, add rhinestones and layer onto blue and white papers.
  3. Layer the above onto more paper made with the Creative Palette and glue all pieces to card.

Beautiful Life Pop Up Card by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
V273 Beautiful Life
CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
DCP1001 Pop-Up Die Set
MPW811 Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
CP811 Creative Palette
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
EJS01 Spoonful of Silver Embossing Elements
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Deco Art Paint
Prisma Color Pencils
EK Success Border Punch
Spellbinders® Nestabilities™ Labels Thirty-Six
Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ ES-008
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Create a painted background panel by adding drops of paint on the Creative Palette and spreading with a roller
  2. Press a piece of Mixed Media paper on the palette and press evenly, then set aside to dry
  3. For the card front: Create a 5 1/4″ square card by folding a 10 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ panel of lavender cardstock in half
  4. Stamp sentiment on the top of the card with black ink
  5. Punch the bottom of a 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ panel of blue cardstock and then adhere to card
  6. Use die from Pop-Up Die set to cut a panel out of the painted panel and adhere to card
  7. stamp Butterflies on white cardstock with black ink and color with pencils before using the butterfly dies to cut them out.
  8. Adhere one of the large die cut butterflies to the card front
  9. Sprinkle Spoonful of Silver on the card front and heat from underneath until melted
  10. Punch the edges of a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ panel of blue cardstock and adhere inside card
  11. Die cut Pop-up panel from painted panel with Pop-up Die and adhere to inside of card
  12. Adhere remaining Butterflies to the pop up pieces so that they pop out
  13. Die Cut purple panel and emboss with butterfly folder
  14. Stamp sentiment on a smaller die cut white panel and back with purple embossed panel before adhering to inside of card
  15. Sprinkle Spoonful of Silver inside card and heat until melted


Hummingbirds Flower Path by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
CRS5072 Cling Hummingbirds
M282 Flower Path Stamp
DCS5072 Hummingbirds Die Set
MPW811 Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Memento™ Bamboo dye Ink by Tsukineko®
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
DecoArt® Acrylic Paint
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Drop green, yellow, and pink paints onto the Creative Palette and spread with a roller
  2. press a piece of netting (from a sack of lemons) on the palette to create pattern
  3. Press a panel of white cardstock on to the palette and then lift and set aside to dry
  4. Create a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ green card by folding an 11″ by 4 1/4″ panel of green cardstock in half
  5. Adhere the painted background panel to a pink panel
  6. Punch along the left edge of the panel and then adhere to card
  7. Stamp sentiment on a white panel
  8. sponge yellow paint around the edges of the panel and when dry, adhere to the card
  9. Stamp the hummingbird on white cardstock and cut with the matching die
  10. Color the hummingbird and then adhere to card

The Look Canvas by Pam Hornschu


From Stampendous:
CRS7005 Cling The Look
CRN253 Cling Color Outside
CP750 Circles Creative Palette
EJS07 Spoonful of Confetti
GS400 Spray/Splatter Bottle
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle
VM001 Versamark from Tsukineko®

Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, and Electric Pink Radiant Neon Reinkers from Tsukineko®
Rich Cocoa Memento from Tsukineko®
Sponge Dauber from Tsukineko®
Vellum from Core’dinations
Fast Finish Decoupage and Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives®
Copic Sketch Markers
Gesso from Grumbacher
8 “ square canvas
Poetry page
¾” flat paint brush
Can of air
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Brush a coat of gesso over entire canvas and poetry page. Let dry.
  2. Place drops of Radiant Neon Reinkers on Creative Palette. Spritz with water. Apply can of air over inks to move colors to cover entire circle palette.
  3. Place canvas slightly off center on top of inked palette. Lift straight up, and set aside to dry.
  4. Use sponge dauber to apply Versamark randomly over colored area and off towards the edges. Sprinkle with Spoonful of Confetti. Heat from underneath for a few seconds before transferring to the top of canvas, until all elements are melded into each other.
  5. Stamp image with cocoa ink on poetry page. Color and shade with markers. Tear around edges.
  6. Ink small dots image from Creative Palette set with cocoa ink, and stamp onto canvas randomly. Hint: Place a thick acrylic block behind canvas for more stability when stamping.
  7. Brush a small amount of Fast Finish over canvas, moving quickly to keep from smearing inks. Place torn colored image on top of wet Fast Finish. Brush more over the surface, and set aside to dry.
  8. Stamp flower image in cocoa ink three times on vellum. Turn over, and color loosely on the back. Cut out, cutting into some petals and spiraling into the center on one. Brush flowers with Fast Finish. As they start to curl, encourage the curling by shaping them into a stack with plenty of dimension. Adhere to canvas.

The Look Get Inspired by Wendy Price


From Stampendous:
CRS7005 The Look
NKCRS05 Cling Kaffee Klatsch Set
SSC1217 Eclectic Charms Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Spectrum Noir Markers (EB2, EB1, CG2, CG1, GB8, CR4, CR5, FS4)


  1. Trim cardstock to 4 x 12 inches. Fold in half to create a card that measure 6 x 4 inches.
  2. Create background using stencil.
  3. Stamp image, color with markers and cut out.
  4. Adhere stamped image to background. Mat with cardstock and adhere to card base.