Especially Micey!

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a card using one of the adorable critters from Penny Black stamp set Especially Micey teamed with Creative Basics dies.

I stamped the image on a piece of Copic X-Press It Blending Card that I cut using the second largest die in the Basic Stitched Flag Die Set. I colored the image with Copic markers using the colors listed below. Afterwards I used the remaining die sets to cut shapes from various design papers which I layered on my card base using thin foam squares. I love how cleanly these dies cut the paper and the stitching adds texture and interest. Hope this project gives you some crafty inspiration!

See you over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Jessica from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn; Wild Flower Polka from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue.
Stamps: Especially Micey by Penny Black
DiesFancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*), Fancy Circles Die Set (*), Basic Stitched Flags (*) all by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV00 (envelope); C0, C1, C3, C5 (mouse); RV00, RV04, Y15, Y19

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Ho Ho Ho: Gifts to Tie

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Gifts to Tie by House Mouse Designs

Paper: Twas The Night Before Christmas 6×6 pad by Graphic45
Stamp: Gifts to tie by House Mouse Designs; Grand Holiday Greetings by My Favorite Things; Yuletide by Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®;  Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21 (skin); C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5,C6 (fur); R46, R56, R59 (presents)

Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18 Halfway Reminder: Lavendar & Lace and Anything Goes

Halfway reminder for Gruffies & Guest Challenge #18: Lavendar & Lace! To join in the challenge you MUST use a House Mouse Designs image. See the blog for further rules. Two great prizes  this time!

A £10 voucher for one lucky winner

£10 voucher code

and three digis to one winner from

crafty sentiments

Here’s my Team B entry for the challenge. June has been a month full of birthdays so this one has already been sent off to its recipient!

Supplies

Paper: Purple Palisades by Bazzill Basics 
Patterned Paper: Purple Pindots by Recollections
Stamp: Cake Nibbler by House Mouse Designs; Set 7 For You Circular Sentiments by Lili of the Valley; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Dies: Labels Four by Spellbinders
Punches: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch by Stampin’ Up!; Doily Lace Punch Edger by Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Zig
Copic® Markers: E000, R20 (skin); E40, E41, E42, E43 (fur); V01, V04, V06, Y32, Y35, Y38 (hat), B0000, BG10, R81, R83, R85 (cake), Y35 (candles), BV20 (shading)

Star Spangled Birthday

Around here, June is a month full of celebrations — several birthdays, an anniversary, and Father’s Day — so I’ve been busy making cards. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peak of the image for my husband’s birthday card.  With his birthday rapidly approaching, it’s time to put a card together for him.

To some, this image would probably make more sense for a July birthday. However, my husband is an NPS park ranger and he spends his days teaching the public about the history of the American flag. So this seemed like an appropriate birthday image for him despite the strong July 4th connotation.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Star Spangled Mice by House Mouse Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Walnut Cream, Typhoon, and Red Devil
Patterned Paper:
Game Night from the Beach House Collection by Bazzill; Bright Stars by American Crafts
Stamp: House Mouse Star Spangled Mice by Stampendous!; Messages with Florish by Hero Arts; Birthday Bash by Fiskars
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®; Versafine™ Vintage Sepia by Tsukineko®; Color Box Archival Dye in Moody Blue and Red Devil; Brilliance™ Pigment Ink by Tsukineko® in Starlit Silver and Galaxy Gold; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Tattered Rose
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders.
Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps (Red) by Queen & Co.; Blue star adhesive rhinestones by Recollections
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 (skin); E41, E42, E43, E44, N1, N3, N5 (mice); R27, R29, R59, E40, E41, E42, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (flag); E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 (ground); B20 (shadows)