Sunday, July 5, 2009

HM&F challenge #45 - Seasons

Happy Monday everyone... Our challenge today over at House Mouse and Friends is - Season's.

Make a card or project with a season in mind - ie: Spring, Summer, Fall or winter to theme your card on... So you could make a Thanksgiving card, Christmas card etc...

I chose the Christmas Season... I found this cute Christmas card design in last years Paper Craft magazine Nov/Dec 2008 - the Designer name is Wendy Johnson.

My base card is 9 1/4" x 4" white card stock. I chose some red polka dot designer paper to start with, matted dp with a pale yellow, sponged edges with chocolate chip, distressed edges and then sewed edges. The dp didn't look right - it was a little to bright - so I painted on some red acrylic paint to darken it. I stamped this adorable House Mouse image - called "Mice Star" starring Muzzy, three times. Water coloured images. I cute out the whole image for the bottom section, then just the star and head section for the next layer and then just the head for the top layer - to give it some dimension. I clear embossed the star to add some shine. I made the tree - similar to the card that Wendy ( ) made. I sewed the tree to the red dp. I placed gold and silver brads randomly on the tree sections. Next I sewed gold cording around the sections - to look like garland. Next I topped the tree with the adorable House Mouse Star. I pleated the green and gold ribbon and sewed it on - for the tree skirt. I made the little Christmas present from Kraft paper - Stamped "Tis the Season" with basic black ink and tied on the gold cording. Punched out the polka dot and Kraft photo corners, sponged edges and attached with gold brads.

I hope you will join us at HM&F with this challenge. Just remember you have to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Please make sure to check out what the other amazingly talented DT members have made to inspire you.

Happy stamping


  1. Oh how fun is this! Your tree is super cool, and this star is the best star of all! Totally adorable.

  2. Awesome card!

    Janneke X

  3. Ahh, Muzzy makes a great tree topper. Nice job cutting him out of the original image and finding the perfect tree for him. Very cute card. Keep on stampin' on!

  4. WOW! This is soooo adorable! What a VERY creative idea...and all the work you put into it is amazing! I just have been studying the details forever here. Awesome job with this challenge! :)