Monday, May 25, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge - birthday

Happy Monday everyone. Todays challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog has been provided by our very own Birthday Girl - Lori Barnett. It was her turn to provide a challenge and seeing as today is her birthday, she felt a birthday theme was the perfect choice. Just make sure you use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your project.

I made a tri shutter style card - here is a wonderful tutorial by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz on how to make this fun card. It very easy to make - just takes awhile to decorate.

Above is my tri shutter card closed.

Below is the card open.

I water coloured this adorable Happy Hopper image - called "Bunny Bath". (thanks Pat Smethers for letting me stamp several of these adorable images - I finally purchased my own - which I recieved last week :)

I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers, drew in the floor. I cut out the Bunny, tub and floor. Layered image over the striped dp - it looks like wood paneling. Matted with more mustard and chocolate chip scalloped square nestability. I just love the My Mind's Eye dp - Bloom & Grow line (flowers, dots and stripes) it is my absolute favourite right now. Each panel is matted with chocolate chip and all edges were stitched. I cut out the orange polka dot flowers with a cuttlebug die cut, punched out the flower circles with SU 1/4" circle punch. Attached the flowers with mini copper brads. The little blue flower on the sentiment panel was cut out from dp. Stamped sentiment in chocolate chip ("May every part of your Birthday have happy in it") - Sentiment is from Stampin Up - set is called "Full of Life". I made the little towel for the Bunny to dry off with. Crimped the More Mustard strip, folded over the top, sewed on the ribbon, threaded the brown ribbon through upper part of towel. Attached towel to card with button.

Please make sure to check out the other DT's blogs to see what they have come up with. I hope you will come along and join us in the challenge at House Mouse & Friends.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.

Happy Stamping

P.S.- Happy Birthday Lori


  1. Awww so so cute and what a fun fold you have done. This would be wonderful for any birthday. Great card Patricia.

  2. Totaly cute ;0)
    Love it!

    Janneke X

  3. P-awesome with a capital "P", hhheee, hhhee! Your card is such fun! Keep on stampin' on!

  4. This is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking the directions...I'm sooo gonna try this! {SMILES}

  5. this is such an awesome card! I love the fold and I love the scene you created. Great job!!

  6. This is terrific. You really put alot of work into this. I love the card style. I really like how you created the wood look. Super job..

  7. WOW!! What an amazing card!! I'm in awe of your work on this card...what a really great idea. It sure looks like you put sooo much time and effort into it - truly awesome! Love it!