Archive for Spring

Build a Bouquet Pop Up Card by Asia King


From Stampendous:
CRS5074 Cling Build a Bouquet Set
DCS5074 Build a Bouquet Die Set
H313 Penned Anniversary
DCP1001 Build a Pop Up Die Set
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®, papers Authentique Harmony ‘Creation’, ribbon (May Arts), white vellum

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets 6×12″, MyStik® Permanent Strips, Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White

Inks: Imagive Crafts/Tsukineko® StazOn Mini Ganache, Brilliance Pearlescent Olive, Tea Dye Distress Ink

STAEDTLER® ergosoft® aquarell watercolour pencils, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18 dies


  1. Following instructions from the DCP1001 Build a Pop Up Die Set prepare a base for the pop up card from Authentique papers and add decorative borders using edge dies from the set. Mat over pink cardstock with MyStik® Permanent Strips.
  2. Stamp the vase and flowers from Cling Build a Bouquet Set with Ganache ink onto papers with a plain design and colour in with watercolour pencils.
  3. Die cut the images using Build a Bouquet Die Set and adhere to the pop up tabs.
  4. Die cut one label shape from coordinated paper and add some inking while the shape is still in the die. Stamp Penned Anniversary with Olive ink.
  5. Die cut another label (one size up) from white vellum and adhere to the card base.
  6. Adhere the sentiment panel with Thin 3D Foam Squares over the vellum.
  7. Tie a small bow from a decorative ribbon and crinkle it with a heat tool. Adhere to the card.


PenPattern Flutter by Lea Kimmel


From Stampendous:
Q212 PenQ212_H312_LK_800Pattern Flutter
H312 Penned Thank You
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
EP040 Stardust Sparkly Embossing Powder
VP001 VersaMarker Watermark Ink Pen

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Queen & Co.® Rhinestones
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Copic® Markers: BV01, BV02, BV04; V12, V15, V17; R24, R27, R29; YR12, YR15, YR16; Y02, Y06, Y08; YG11, YG13, YG17; G000, G00, G02, G21, G24, G28; B01, B02, B05; BG13, BG15, BG18, BG72, BG75, BG78; B21, B24, B26


  1. Stamp butterfly image three times in a vertical pattern being sure to overlap the butterflies
  2. Color butterflies and trim image to fit on an A2 card base
  3. Using VersaMarker, add ink to movement lines, bodies and antenna of each butterfly, sprinkle on embossing powder, tap off excess and heat
  4. Create A2 card base with a tent fold and adhere image
  5. Stamp sentiment with black ink and trim
  6. Create a mat for sentiment and adhere the two together
  7. Attach sentiment to card with foam squares
  8. Attach rhinestones to sentiment

House-Mouse® Dragonfly Kites by Janelle Stollfus


From Stampendous:
HMP25 Dragonfly Kites
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MWP811 Mixed Media White Paper

Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Textured Cardstock by Core’dinations®
Alcohol Markers by Copic® (V01, V04, BG11, BG15, BG45, BG49, BG78, Y11, Y18, YR18, YG01, YG09, YG13, YG63, YG97, G14, B32, B34, B37, B91, R20, W1, W3, W7, E43, E44, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E57)
Various Ink™ Blender Solution by Copic®
Ribbon by May Arts®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Piece of woven fabric


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch cardstock to a finished 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch size.
  2. Stamp Dragonfly Kites with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  3. Add a few drops of Blender Solution to fabric and gently press onto colored sky between kites.
  4. Trim and glue onto textured cardstock.
  5. Wrap with ribbon and glue onto cardbase.
  6. Stamp sentiment with black ink and mat with textured paper, then glue onto card base.

Frantage Flowers Poppy Pop Up Die Necklace by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
SSC1198 Frantage Flowers Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
DCP1001 Pop Up Die Set
FRG02C Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Deep Burgundy, Desert Sand, Lamp Black, Spicy Mustard Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Bronze Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Matte Medium by DecoArt®
ICE Resin® Two Part Resin
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges
All Purpose Glue
Watch Parts
Chain Necklace
Chain Closure
Eye Pins & Jump Rings
Craft Sticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Jewelry Tools


  1. Using the two largest rectangle dies, tape together, and cut eight “frames” to create the bezel using a Big Shot or similar machine. Glue the frames together to create the depth of the bezel. Basecoat with Bronze.
  2. Cut two large backs for the bezels using craft board or heavy mixed media paper. Glue an eye hook or bail to the top of one of the cuts, then glue the two piece together. Base the back side with Bronze. Do not glue the base to the frame until the first layer of the artwork is completed.
  3. The inside artwork is completed with the layered technique. Cut a piece of media paper using the large die. Base with Deep Burgundy.
  4. Stamp the large flower stamp multiple times over the whitepaper. Place the stamp from the kit and place it onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black 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. Pounce the sponge onto the stamp and stamp onto the white mixed media paper. The details should be easily seen and not be too dark. Float to shade the flowers that will be on the top layer with Desert Sand Pull lines of Golden Sand + Spicy Mustard(1:1) in the center of the flowers. Cut all flowers with matte medium to seal.
  5. Stamp the base of the die twice with the scroll from the set using Spicy Mustard. Glue to top of base and coat with matte medium. Cut out and glue the first set of flowers on top of the base and trim. Glue the frame into position and allow to completely dry. Mix the resin following the manufacturer’s instructions and pour just enough to coat the image. Sprinkle some glitter into the resin. Allow to harden overnight.
  1. Cut the shaded flowers to the resin and allow to dry. Allow to completely dry. Mix the resin following the manufacturer’s instructions and pour to fill the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Add charms, beads, and chain of choice using jump rings.


Hummingbirds Tray by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
CRS5072 Cling Hummingbirds
R221 Vintage Letter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Americana® Bittersweet Chocolate, Hauser Green Light, Light Buttermilk, Royal Fuchsia, & Traditional Raw Umber Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
14.5″ Square Tray in Mustard by Cupboard Distributing
Cosmetic Sponges


  1. Sand the base of the tray until it is smooth. Base entire surface with Light Buttermilk. Lightly sand over the entire tray to allow the texture of the undercoating to show. Coat with matte varnish.
  1. Stamp the Vintage Note and Vintage Letter stamps to the background using a cosmetic sponge with Traditional Raw Umber.
  1. Apply the flower stamp to handle. Using a cosmetic sponge apply Bittersweet Chocolate to the entire stamp. Stamp onto the tray in the center. Clean stamp immediately. Apply the hummingbirds in the same manner.
  1. Wash over all the areas with Light Buttermilk. Allow to dry and wash the pink areas with Royal Fuchsia and the green areas with Hauser Green Light.
  1. Float to shade with the same colors as the washes using full strength paint. Add a second shade to the flowers with Traditional Raw Umber + Royal Fuchsia (1:1). Add Additional Highlights with floats of Light Buttermilk zz+ Royal Fuchsia (4:1).