The Holiday Season Begins with Merry Mice from Stampin’ Up!

By Debbie Mageed, Merry Mice, Holiday Christmas, Stampin Up

Merry Mice

The time has come to finally break out those Christmas stamps and I have been having such a great time making some to show you!! It was difficult picking out which one to do first but two challenges made the decision pretty easy for me. I tried to resist purchasing Merry Mice but when it went on sale at the beginning of November, I knew I had to get it. There is just something about those sweet mousy faces, it really was only a matter of time before they were on my order.

This card was lots of fun to make, using Softly Falling TIEF on Very Vanilla cardstock. Next, a 3 1/2″ x 4″ piece of DSP from This Christmas Specialty DSP was cut, and then layered on Basic Black cardstock. The little mouse stamp was inked up in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with some old watercolor pencils then blended with my blender pen. I am no expert with pencils but I still think it turned out pretty cute. The image was cut out with the new Stitched Oval Framelits. Before adhering down, Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the DSP layer. The adorable red jingle bell and metal holly embellishments were threaded onto the ends then tied together. The sentiment was added at the end, and the mouse image was adhered with dimensionals.

It’s All in the Merry Mice Details

  • Stamp Sets: Merry Mice
  • Paper: This Christmas Specialty DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cool Tools: Softly Falling TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Essentials Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Mini Jingle Bells, Christmas Trinkets Embellishments


I want to enter this into the SUO Challenges – Holiday Cuteness challenge. I had so many ideas that were cute for this challenge but this mouse needed to be part of their challenge! [Update: this card was selected as their Top 3 Pick!]

 

 

The Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – Masculine Challenge was also too much fun to pass up. I don’t make Christmas cards all year long but love to play along this time of year. I really see this mouse as being quite masculine, don’t you think?

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16 Comments

  1. As usual, your use of twine and embellishments really give this card the WOW factor. So cute, so adorable and yes, manly as well! Love!

  2. Thanks, Cindie! Even manly little mice deserve some WOW!

  3. super cute, love these mice from SU, awesome card

  4. Your manly mouse is so sweet! Love your colors (I see you are preparing for the Occasion’s preorder of watercolor pencils, LOL). The blender pens are back in business!! Love the twine and adornments!! Off to pin….

  5. Thanks for your sweet comment, Katy! Yes, it will be nice to actually have watercolor pencils to match our SU colors. I refilled my blender pens already in anticipation LOL!

  6. Great job coloring this sweet mouse, Debbie! Love the little bell accent too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. A great layout and colors. Love the texture with the embossing, twine and bell.

  8. I love the combination of the music sheet DSP and this adorable little mouse. Just perfect for our challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallenges

  9. Oh, this sweet mouse card is adorable!! Love your coloring as well as the finishing touches- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges 🙂

  10. Awwww….the bells and the background music are the PERFECT touch with this sweet card!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge!!

  11. What a cute card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  12. I really like your music background and the masculine mouse!

  13. That dsp goes perfect with the singing mouse. Great card Debbie! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

  14. Thank you for your kind comment, Karen! It’s a fun, easy card to make and hope you will give it a go!!

  15. That mouse is so sweet – and I love the embossed snow! Great card

  16. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Gail! This is one of the cutest holiday stamp sets. I hope you have it and enjoy it as much as I do! Happy Holidays!

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