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Hello my stamping friend!  I hope you’re having a great week, and are ready for another fun challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

This week it’s a fun Sketch; just follow the sketch outline (feel free to change the focal shape, or turn it on its side), and create away!


Although it’s Christmas season, you can use any theme you want for your design.  This is what I came up with:

PCCCS222 merry mice

Yes, I stayed with a holiday theme!  Although, this little mouse could be singing ‘Happy Birthday’, if you changed up the wreath embellishment!

I borrowed the adorable Merry Mice set from one of my team members, Lynn, as I haven’t (yet) purchased it for myself.  I really love it, but I  had to stop buying sometime! 😉

I stamped the mouse onto Whisper White cardstock, and used a new product that I know you’re going to LOVE from the upcoming Occasions CatalogueWatercolour Pencils!!  You’re going to love how easy these are to colour with; you can use them as a regular pencil crayon; or blend them with Blender Pens or Aqua Painters.  The colour blends so smoothly, you’ll wonder when you graduated from art class!

I coloured the mouse with the Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Smoky Slate pencils, and used a Blender Pen to blend and shade each colour as I went along.  I then used the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits Oval shapes to die cut.

I used Crumb Cake cardstock for my card base, and layered Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then a pattern from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper on the bottom half.  I cut a banner shape from a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, and layered that behind my mouse oval.

After layering the pieces, I stamped the wreath and bow from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, then used the coordinating Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies to die cut them.  You can still order these as a Bundle at 10% OFF, until the end of the month – but hurry!!  I attached them to the card front, then added a few gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

I decided to let me mouse keep centre stage, and not add a sentiment to the front.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card; please head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog page to see the cards created by the rest of our amazing Design Team!  Then I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your own card, and link it up for the challenge.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  I appreciate it.  If you’d like to order any of the supplies I used to make this card (or anything else you may need), just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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