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Stampendous House Mouse Cards

 

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Stampendous House Mouse Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of super sweet Stampendous House Mouse Cards to share with you.  These are part of the new House Mouse Spring Collection from Spellbinders.  I’m not much of a stamper…well, let me clarify.  I love to stamp…I’m just not great at coloring.  But these images were so sweet that I could not pass them up.  So I broke out my stamping gear and some watercolor pencils and was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed the process.  Here’s a peek at the end results.

Berry Good House Mouse

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How cute is this stamped scene?  These little mice are absolutely gorging themselves on ripe, juicy raspberries!  I can’t decide which mouse I like the best, but I’m very partial to the one who has eaten so many berries that he has to lie down, and the little one who’s trying to reach a tempting treat that is just out of his reach!  I made sure to stain the little mouse hands and lips with a bit of raspberry juice when I colored in the image.

The inside of the card is dressed up with Carta Bella Here, There, Everywhere patterned papers.  I added a pocket (no surprise) and a gift card wallet (also no surprise).  Then I decided I wanted a secret message panel.  Surprise!  So I scored the bottom edge of the 3×4 image and adhered it behind the base panel.  You can write a secret message here, and then add a photo to the top of the 5 1/2″ square card.

Spring Rain Card

That little mouse on the end….right?

Once again, I used the CB Here, There, Everywhere papers to dress up the inside of the card.

Tea for Two

I’ve saved my favorite stamp for last.  What could be sweeter than sharing a cuppa with a friend while perched on a stalk of wildflowers?   This time I stamped two sets of the image.  I created an inky background on the first one.  Then I colored the mice, teacups and flowers on the 2nd image and cut them out.  Add foam tape to the back to create a little dimension.  Then position between two panels of LemonCraft Raspberry Garden paper and stitch around the edges.  This is my favorite card of the three.

Add a sweet stamped sentiment, bookmark, decorated sentiment panel and gift card wallet to the pocket to finish off this card in style.

One of my goals for 2023 was to work on my stamping skills, so these cards were a good stepping stone toward that goal.  I have a long way to go, but I’m mostly very pleased with the way these cards turned out.

Which one is your favorite?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box

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LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This LemonCraft Raspberry Garden Teacup Party in a Box is filled with all kinds of summer delights!

Let’s remember summer! In my childhood Vermont summers, picking ripe, juicy raspberries was an event we looked forward to with great anticipation.  Raspberry canes grew wild in our meadows and along country roadsides.  Thick with brambles and sharp little thorns, we braved the risk of being stung by hornets or encountering the occasional snacking snake to plunk these edible jewels into our buckets. We probably put one in our mouths for every berry that landed in our buckets, if the truth be told!

Is there anything in the world sweeter or more intoxicating than a sun kissed raspberry picked straight from the vine?  It’s the taste of summer, and for me, these elegant berries will always take me back to lazy, leisurely childhood summers.  Those memories are the inspiration behind this project that features Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Now we must leave off reminiscing, and talk about the project!

Raspberry Garden Teacup Tips

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Here are a few helpful tips for making the teacup portion of this Tea Party in a Box Card.

  • First, die cut two Sizzix Teacups and tags from medium weight white chipboard.
  • Next, die cut two layers from patterned paper.  Remember: place the pattern you want to use face down over the die.
  • Now, adhere the patterned paper to the front of each tea cup.  Choose contrasting papers so that one looks like the outside of the cup and the other looks like the inside.
  • Then, adhere the two layers together with two rows of foam tape.
  • Next, brush the outer edges of the teacup with Stamperia Gold Dew Drop Glamour Gel. Go easy…a little of this stuff goes a long way!
  • Now, fussy cut flowers, leaves, raspberries and the small envelope from the paper pad.
  • Then wrap the base of your easel card panel with Coral Rose Ribbon.
  • Next, tie Coral Rose bows and add Chrysanthemums and Roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon to decorate the teacup.
A Peek Inside

If you are like me, you have a few tea themed stamps and dies in your stash!  Dig them out and use them to add sentiments and designer touches to your card interior.

Use your scraps to “gift wrap” a cookie treat.  Then create a simple bookmark with a bit of paper, machine stitching, ribbon and tea bag charm.  Hide other treats inside a little gift wallet, also made from scraps.

What goes perfectly with tea?  Why, chocolate, of course!

What takes you back to your childhood summers?  Did you pick berries?  Were there long bike rides?  (How did we ever survive without helmets, knee pads and all the rest of the gear kids wear now?) Did you lay on your back and look at the clouds?  Tell me about your favorite summertime memories in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’re interested, this card is listed in my Etsy shop, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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