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Gruffies ® Honey Ride Bear Card by Debi Hammons

Honey Ride by Debi HammonsSupplies

From Stampendous:
HGRP02 Gruffies ® Honey Ride
FRG09C  Black Glass Glitter
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
STF081 VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink by Imagine Crafts

Huckleberry Pie, Yellow and White Cardstock
Stripe cardstock from DCWV
Zip Dry paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ball point glue pen by EKSuccess
Colored Pencils


  1. Fold 8 ½” x 5 ½” Huckleberry cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Glue 1” x 5 ½” stripe cardstock to the bottom of the cards front about 1/8” from the edge.
  3. Stamp Honey Ride bear on 3” x 5 ½” white cardstock
  4. Color as desired.
  5. Glue to 3 ¼” x 5 ½” yellow cardstock.
  6. Glue to the card front about 1/8” from the fold. Add Glass glitter under wheels with Zip Dry.
  7. Add Micro glitter to bees and lines with a glue pen.


Floral Tapestry by Wendy Price


From Stampendous:
R217 Floral Tapestry
CRS5071 Pen Pattern Butterflies
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Spectrum Noir markers (CG3, OR1, BP1, PL1, PL2, IG4)


  1. Stamp Floral Tapestry repeatedly to create pattern paper. Color.
  2. Stamp butterfly from Pen Pattern Butterflies. Color and cut out.
  3. Adhere stamped background paper and pattern paper to layout.
  4. Stamp sentiment on paper. Layer with pattern paper and adhere to layout.
  5. Embellish layout with photos, buttons and butterfly.

Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5063 Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Americana Cocoa, Golden Straw, Lilac, Light Avocado, Light Buttermilk, Orchid, Royal Purple, White Wash, & Wild Orchid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Lattice Plaque by Painter’s Paradise
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towels


  1. 1.Sand in between the lattice cutting a sanding disc to fit in between the lattice openings. Apply a thin coat of sealer to the entire plaque, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat with Light Buttermilk. Apply a coat of matte varnish to the plaque.
  2. Place the Hand Writing stamp onto a medium acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Fawn out on the palette paper. 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. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge and apply to the Hand Writing stamp. Stamp it onto the top of the plaque beginning in the upper right hand corner. Reload the stamp and continue stamping all over the background. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with dampened paper towel. The matte varnish will allow easy clean up.
  3. Place the Moray Dahlia stamp onto the Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Pour a puddle of Wild Orchid out on the palette paper. Load the sponge and quickly pounce the loaded sponge onto the Moray Dahlia stamp. Stamp it into the center of the plaque. In the same manner load the leaf stamp with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Wash over the large petals of the flowers with thinned Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with thinned Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Float to shade the large petals with Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with the Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Dry brush the highlights to the large petals with Lilac, the small petals with Light Buttermilk, and the leaves with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:3).
  4. The second shades are floated with Wild Orchid to the large petals, Light Avocado + Cocoa (1:1) to the small petals, and Light Avocado to the leaves. The second highlights are dry brushed with Light Buttermilk to the large petals and White Wash to the small petals. The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color.
  5. The scrolls were stamped onto the background in the same manner above, with the exception that two colors were applied to the stamp. Load the scroll stamp with Wild Orchid, then quickly load the same sponge with a little Fawn and randomly pounce it on the stamp. Stamp onto the left side of the plaque center. Repeat to finish left side. In the same manner stamp the bottom of the  right side. Quickly wash away some of the scrolls with a clean dampened paint brush.
  6. The centers are created by pulling lines and tapping in Cocoa. Tap in highlights with Golden Straw and Golden Straw + Light Buttermilk (1:1). The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color. The petals are glazed with Royal Purple, the accents are glazed with Avocado in the centers, and Cocoa randomly around the flowers. These colors are also glazed on the outer perimeter of the plaque center by the scrolls.
  7. Apply multiple coast of  DuraClear Matte Varnish to protect the lid.



Lovely Garden Card by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5066_FS_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5066 Cling Lovely Garden Stamp Set

DCS5066 Lovely Garden Die Set


Light Pink, Dark Pink, White Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento™  Ink by Tsukineko®

Colored Pencils

Die Cutting Machine

Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives ®

3D Adhesive Foam Squares by Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L



Stamp flowers, leaves, butterfly in black on white cardstock. You can include all stamps on the block at one time for speed stamping. Align dies with flowers on cardstock and tape together with small amounts of tape, also adhering lightly to paper. Run through die cutting machine following manufacturer’s instructions. Leave dies taped together aligned with stamps to make multiple cards a cinch.

Color images as desired with colored pencil and arrange on card front. Our card has a 4-1/4″ X 11″ panel of light pink cardstock folded in half topped with a 4″ X 5-1/4″ panel of dark pink cardstock.

House-Mouse® She Loves Me Frantage by Kristine Reynolds

House-Mouse® She Loves Me Frantage by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HMQ05 She Loves Me
FREG031 Aged Rose Embossing Enamel
FRG16 Fuchsia Crushed Glass Glitter
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers (E00, E01, E02, C01, C03, C05, R81, R83, R85, YG63, YG67, YG61)
Patterned Paper
Ribbon by Offray
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1.  Layer paper panels to a green card.
  2. Stamp image on a white panel with black ink and color with markers.
  3. Back with green and white panels and then adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment on card with black ink.
  5. Tie ribbon around card.
  6. Randomly sprinkle embossing enamel and glitter glass and heat from underneath until melted.