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House-Mouse® Painted Pansies by Rhea Weigand


From Stampendous:
HMR17 Painted Pansies
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dark Purple and Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Copic® Markers as listed below
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
May Arts Ribbon


  1. Fold an 8-1/2″ X 5-1/4″ panel of dark purple cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp Painted Pansies image in Memento Ink on a 3-7/8″ X 5-1/8″ panel of white cardstock.
  3. Color image as desired. Sample is colored with Copics as follows:
    Mouse: T3, T5, T7 ; Face/Hands/Feet/Tail: E50, E51, E21
    Flowers: BV02, BV13, BV08, Y11, Y15, Y19
    Foliage: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67
    Sky: B21, B41, BV02
  4. Layer colored image on a 4″ X 5-1/4″ panel of dark purple cardstock.
  5. Adhere layered image panel to a 4-1/8″ X 5-3/8″ panel of yellow cardstock
  6. Wrap yellow ribbon around layered panels as shown and glue or tape on back.
  7. Adhere ribbon-wrapped panels to card front.

House-Mouse® Painted Pansies by Amy Hurley-Purdie


From Stampendous:
HMR17 Painted Pansies
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz® Broken China Distress Ink by Ranger®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers
Blue Tag
Square Punch
Corner Rounder
Green Rhinestone
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Start with 6 ¾” x 5 ½” blue card. Cut 5 ½” x 4 ¾” purple dot, and 3 ½” x 4 7/8” blue chevron. Glue to card as shown. Cut 5 1/8” x 4” white card stock, and stamp with Painted Pansies using Memento Ink. Use blending tool to add Broken China around edges.
  2. Color with Spectrum Noir. Flowers: TB3, TB4, TB5, PL4. Grass/Leaves: CG3, CG4. Mouse: IG1, IG2, IG4, PP4, Blender. Paint can / brush: GB4, TB4, TB5, CR10, TN7, IG4. Matt onto blue card stock leaving 1/8” border. Glue centered on card.
  3. Stamp Sentiment “Small things with great love” onto 1” rounded square. Matt with blue tag. Add purple dot strip, green rhinestone, and bow as shown.

House-Mouse® Painted Pansies by Jennifer Dove


From Stampendous:
HMR17 Painted Pansies
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper
Copic® Markers (T1, T3, T5, T7, RV32 RV34, RV17, RV19, BV08, Y15, C1, C3, C5, C7, E50, E51, E93, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, BV20)
Twine by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Cut down A2 card base.
  2. Layer with green mat.
  3. Add pattern paper mat.
  4. Make two little panels using the green and pink card stock and pattern paper.
  5. Layer onto the card base layers.
  6. Color image and cut down.
  7. Layer onto the green card stock.
  8. Pop up onto card.
  9. Add a “banner flag” using pattern paper and yardstick and pop up onto card.
  10. Add a button.

House-Mouse® Easter Egg Nap by Amy Hurley-Purdie


From Stampendous:
HMV12 Easter Egg Nap
SSC1214 Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Watercolor Paper by Strathmore®
Patterned Paper by Authentique™ Paper
Tim Holtz® Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, & Mowed Lawn Distress Markers by Ranger®
Liquid Pearls™ by Ranger®
Border Punch by Marvy® Uchida
Square & Scallop Square Dies
Foam Tape
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Start with 4 3/8” x 6” white card. Glue 4 ¼” x 5 7/8” pale yellow cardstock centered on white. Glue 4” x 5 5/8” pattern paper centered on pale yellow. Punch border from white paper and glue down center of card. Glue ½” x 5 5/8” dark pink cardstock strip to center of white border.
  2. Use 3 ½” scalloped cutting die to cut pale yellow cardstock. Use 3” square cutting die to cut pink cardstock. Use 2 ¾” square cutting die to cut watercolor paper.
  3. Stamp Easter Nap stamp onto square watercolor paper. Color with small amount of Distress Markers, and use brush and water to spread color. Let Dry. Glue watercolor square to pink square. Glue onto yellow scallop and foam tape centered on card as shown.
  4. Stamp “Spring Greetings” to vellum strip and glue to card.

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.