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House-Mouse® Painting Pals Box by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
HMR22 HMR22_DC_2_800Painting Pals
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Alizarin Crimson, Baby Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Dioxazine Purple, Lamp Black, Mistletoe, Snow White, Tangelo Orange, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & True Red Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Black Microperm 01 Marker Sakura®
Wooden Cigar Box by Viking Wood Crafts
Cosmetic Sponges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
All-Purpose Glue
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Prepare the surface with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Pull a curvy line appx 1 inch from the sides to create a frame. Draw ameba shapes as paint puddles in the outer frame. Base the outer edges of the lid (going around the shapes) and the remaining box with Lamp Black. Apply a thin coat of matte varnish to the entire box. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  1. Place the mouse 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 over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. 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.
  1. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Alizarin Crimson, Tangelo Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Baby Blue, True Blue, True Red and Mistletoe 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 and/or #3 round brush to wash in the background with Baby Blue, then apply the remaining colors referring to the photo.
  1. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush, with the exception that the leaf and stem are not shaded. Apply a second shade to the yellow areas Traditional Raw Sienna.
  1. Float a transparent shade of True Blue to the ground and True Red to the cheeks of the mice.
  1. Create mice tracks using the marker forming a “Y” with a third line in the center.
  1. Allow to cure 24 hours and then coat with matte varnish.


Christmas Charms box by Debi Hammons

Supplies  SSC1183_Christmas_Charms_Box_DH_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1183 Christmas Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp set by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko

Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Red, Light Blue and White card stock
Red String
1/16” hole punch


  1. Cut light blue cardstock to 3-1/2” x 3-1/4”
  2. Score on all sides at 1/2”
  3. Fold on score lines
  4. Cut from the edge to the score line on just the longer ends
  5. apply glue to the the flap and glue to the inside of the sides to form the box top
  6. Cut light blue cardstock 4-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  7. Score all sides at a tiny bit more than 1”
  8. Fold and glue as before to form the box bottom
  9. Stamp the bird image from the set on 1-3/4” x 1-7/8” white cardstock
  10. Color as desired
  11. Glue to 2” x 2-1/8” red cardstock
  12. Glue to the box top
  13. Pock a hole in the top on each side of the red panel at the bottom
  14. Put 7” of red string through the front and tie on the inside of the box top
  15. Stamp the tag and To / From on a scrap of white cardstock
  16. Cut it out
  17. Glue to a scrap of red cardstock and trim the edge to leave just a small edge of red showing
  18. Punch a hole in the tag, put string through the hole and tie on the string on the box with a knot
  19. Trim string


Steampunk Charms Box by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: SSC1179_box_KR_800

From Stampendous:

SSC1179 Steampunk Charms
FREG026 Aged Black Embossing Enamel
FREG023 Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
FRG01C Silver Crushed Glass Glitter
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad


Tim Holtz® Black Soot, Aged Mahogany, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, & Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper Mache Box by Darice
Suede Acrylic Paint by Craft Smart
Brads by Eyelet Outlet
Heat Tool
Quick Grip All Purpose Permanent Adhesive by Beacon Adhesives®


1. Paint box with Suede paint and allow to dry.
2. Sponge black ink on to the box.
3. Randomly stamp images with different distress inks all over box.
4. Sprinkle Aged silver and black embossing enamels and silver glass glitter on box and heat to melt.
5. Cut the prongs off the brads before adhering them to the box with quick grip.

Steampunk Charms Trunk by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: SSC1179_KR_800

From Stampendous:

SSC1179 Steampunk Charms
EJK19 Silver Encrusted Jewel Kit
DP101 Sterling Silver Embossing Powder
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad


Memento™ Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk, Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Danube Blue Ink by Tsukineko®
Suede & Lush Foliage Acrylic Paint by Craft Smart
Wooden Box by Woodline Words
Tissue Paper
Fast Finish Decoupage by Beacon Adhesives®


1. Paint wooden box with acrylic paints and allow to dry.
2. Stamp postage and gears directly on to box.
3. Stamp all other images on tissue paper with various inks and cut out.
4. Adhere tissue pieces to box with Fast Finish Decoupage.
5. Randomly emboss Sterling Silver Embossing powder, Aged Silver, and Silver glass glitter on box.

Cherish Heart Box by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: W111_BOX_KR_800

From Stampendous:

W111 Cherish Heart
EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Paper Mache Heart Box by Darice
Copic Markers – G00, R81, R83, R01, R02, Y11, Y15


1. Stamp images onto box directly or onto cardstock and adhere to box.
2. Create 3D flower by layering floral images on cardstock and gluing thick sheets in between.
3. Add embossing powder and glitter as you like.