Saturday, June 11, 2011

Heard By Word of Mouse

House Mouse stamps are one of my favorite stamps to collect.  The problem is I add them to my stamp shelf but never seem to use them.  I did not even realize how little I used them until I set up my stamp room in my new house and they sit almost right in front of my craft table.  Now they catch my eye more often and I try to reach for them more, especially when I want something a bit more “cute”.  Who can resist them?

I know so many people that have birthdays this month that I decided I better make a few more birthday cards.  This House Mouse image is perfect for what I wanted.  I used a Spellbinder label die to cut out the card, using a white card base but covering it with pink polka dot cardstock cut out with the same die.  Before attaching it to the card base, I ran some wide yellow satin ribbon around it, tying it in a bow on the front.  I don’t use a lot of wide satin ribbon but had seen so many beautiful bows with it lately. I had just bought this and decided to try something new.

I stamped the image in black and colored it with my Tomboy markers.  I wanted lots of bright colors.  I used dimensionals to pop it to the front after cutting it out with a smaller label die and sponging the edges with blue ink.  I used a Sizzix die to cut out my tag from light pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment on the front in bright blue.  The “5th” is not part of the original sentiment – I added it with some letter and number stamps.  I sponged a bit of pink ink around the edges and attached it to the front of my bow and popped a homemade flower to the top.  To add a bit of bling, I added blue jewels across the top and one in the middle of the flower.

Not sure who I will send this to but I can’t think of a better way to say Happy Birthday than by word of mouse, especially an adorable House Mouse.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Stamp Challenge – Something Punched
Aifactory Challenge #084 – Use Something New (wide yellow satin ribbon)
Charisma Cardz Week Challenge #23 – How “Old” Are You/Show an age
Crafts and Me Challenge 38 – Stamp Something
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #40 – Handmade Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 97 – Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Ribbon, Tags
Ooh La La Challenge #81 – Happy Birthday
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #73 – Sketch and/or Shape It Up

Totally Gorjuss - Flowers


Peggysue said...

So cute Marie, yes it is hard to resist those mice! I'm sure you will find someone to love receiving this card. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? BIRTHDAY challenge & hope to see you again!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thanks for joining in at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Sadilla said...

that's very beautiful!!
thanks for sharing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Anonymous said...

Very cute. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


April said...

Really cute and you did a wonderful job! Love it!

Hugs, April

Donna said...

Just catching up on your blog posts for the past week. Beautiful cards, Marie, with a wonderful array of techniques and themes! Thanks for the treat!

Katie said...

Wonderful card!
Great use of both parts of the challenge.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

America said...

Aww, how super adorable, great fun!!! Love your take on our Jewels theme challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!! :) Hope to see you joining us again next time@

Heather Jensen said...

So darn cute! I love those little mouse stamps. I see them at Hobby Lobby all the time. :)

Sue said...

Love this stamp. What beautiful coloring and layout. Love your use of the rhinestones. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Tammy L said...

this is just adorable and I love the quote. Thanks for joining our "use something new' challenge at AiFactory
Tammy DT Lead

Davi said...

Love those House Mouse stamps!! Very pretty card! I like the way you added the 5.Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Heather "Hev" said...

So adorable :) Love it!!

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

Have a wonderful day
please come and visit my blog

Christine said...

Hi Marie how cute is this image? far to cute..they always seem to be around food HM mouses...LOL great shaped card fab gems lovely take on the chall theme.

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Frilends Monday chall this wk.

smiles Christine xx

Wendi said...

What a lovely card I love House Mouse too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & embelies, great shape, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job on the challenge!

Vee said...

This is just fabulous. Love the colours and the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Vee xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Rica said...

Fabulous Marie, love the shape and fabulous polka dot papers, great colouring of the cute image and your flowers and bow are stunning!!

So glad you could join us at House Mouse & Friends,
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Love the punny sentiment Marie, I'll have to remember that one! Great card, love the colours and the big bow. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Brenda HM&F GDT

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week! Hugs, Karen

Lori said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Marie, you are sure making some great House Mouse creations these days! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K