Monday, October 31, 2011

Mousy Birthday

I finished my Grammie's custom order of cards for this year.  I included 10 holiday cards, a handful of Thank-you cards and two birthday cards.  Here's a peek at one of the holiday cards:

It's a snowflake holiday card.  I used a BossKut snowflake die and an Quickutz snowflake embossing folder.  I love the look of embossing.  The die cut seemed to match the style of the embossing folder, so I went with it.

I also made these mousy birthday cards.  I tried to keep them masculine, but the mouse is a girl.  So, I think it makes this card gender neutral.  Since Grammie is a girl and she is the sender, the mouse can be her and it can be sent to girls or boys.

I coloured them with my copics.  I also used a sparkle gel pen on the flower centres for a touch of glitz.  The digital image is from Di's Digi Downloads.  She has some really cute critters.

These ones are larger than normal cards.  I had some 4.5 by 7 inch envelopes that I wanted to use up.  However, I don't like making cards larger than 6 inches.  At 6 inches I can get 2 from a 12 x 12 inch page of cardstock.  So, I cut these envelopes down and added a patterned paper flap.  I got the idea from the tailored envelope tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Next on the to-do list: Make the sample for my upcoming workshop!  This one is going to be finished just under the wire.  That seems to be the trend as of late!


  1. love the cards, the mice are so cute!!!!

  2. Your snowflake cards are so pretty, and the mouse ones so cute.
    Good idea about the envelopes. I usually just cut the bottom off and redo the bottom, but your way you can add matching paper. Nicely done :)


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