Wednesday, October 22, 2008

House Mouse Blog Challenge



Happy Thursday everyone. For the first time I have been able to participate in the House Mouse Monday Challenge. I use to have this cute little blog button to click on, but somehow blogger had a problem with it - so I need to do it over - In the meantime please click on the link in the sidebar (House Mouse Monday Challenge) This is such a great challenge and the talent on this blog is incredible. Please check it out. This is Challenge #10 "Anything but a Card", and so I chose to do a Gift Card Holder - Isn't Mudpie just the cutest. Since we won't be traveling for Christmas this year I decided gift cards would be the way to go - easy to mail so this challenge was perfect.

I used double sided DP 3 1/2 x 6", scored at 2 1/4" intervals and folded into holder, then used a bowl to help me draw a line to cut the top flap into a soft shape. I sewed the two sides together leaving the top flap free. I stamped the image with Jet Black StazOn onto cream CS and colored it with Sharpie markers and prismacolor pencils - using baby oil to blend, gold embossed the ornament hanger, accented the ornament with red stickles along with the body of the Santa hat, and used liquied pearls for the fluff on the hat, used my nestabilities to cut the 2 ovals and adhered them together. I then punched a hole in the top and bottom, glued the center of the ribbon length to the center back of the card holder, brought the bottom part of the ribbon around to the front and inserted it into the bottom front hole, ran it up the back of the scalloped piece, brought it up from the back of the scallop piece through the top hold and tied it in a bow with the other end of the ribbon - I hope all that makes sense. I then adhered a gold self-adhesive flat back pearl to a clear snowflake and glued it to the image as per the photo.

Supplies:
Image - House Mouse "Having a Ball" Mudpie
Ink - Jet Black StazOn
DP - Fa La La by Making Memories
Accents - Flat back self-adhesive gold pearl from Michael's; Clear snowflake is by Jesse James Beads "Dress it Up" also from Michael's,and the gold edged red sheer ribbon is also from Michael's
Other - Sewing Machine, red thread, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, and red Sharpie Marker, red Stickles and Liquid Pearls from Ranger, Nestabilities circle die and Cuttlebug

This project was simple and went by quickly. Mudpie made the project perfect in my opinion. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great day, and try to spend at least some time today doing something you love.

Take Care

26 comments:

Sassy Crafts said...

Gorgeous and such a great way to personalise giftcards. Thanks for joining in with HM&F, hope to see you back next week. x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Stunning gift card holder!!! I don't know which I would like best...the gift card or the House Mouse holder:o) You have created the best of both worlds with this beauty!!! I love it!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

How incredibly cute! That's a great idea, and yours turned out so festive.

theneon said...

Great job! Absolutely darling gift card. It is a gift without any addition! The colors are great.

Burninrubber said...

Great blog! Welcome blogger group buddy!

Amy J

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Isn't that just darling. Wonderful little GC holder. So glad you could play along!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi dru! I have a coworker dru too that I work with. That's cool! I wanted to welcome you to our blog group. Your giftcard holder is magnificent! I love the little housemouse. How cute! TFS! I look forward to visiting with you. Have a great night!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It's a great gift card holder! Great idea!

Lori Barnett said...

What a wonderful gift card holder! Love the colors and that HM is adorable. I have that one...but haven't used it yet. Shame on me!! LOL

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How ADORABLE is this gift card holder!!! Thanks for all the info!! When I get more time, I'd like to come play along!!

Kryssi said...

wow, your coloring technique is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am updating my SCS blogger list right now! :D

mycardz said...

VERY very cool idea! I love the colors you chose and that image is soooo cute. Great job. Glad you could join us...please be sure to come back and "play" again on Monday! :)

Shary said...

lovely and rich colours. Great idea too.

Diane.W. said...

Awww,your wallet is luvly!!!
Thanx for visiting my blog,call again !!! :o)x

Carmen O. said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful work.

Jackie said...

This is soooo adorable.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great gift card holder!!!TFS!

specialcraftmom4 said...

I love house mouse!!!!! You did a great job with this one (: Love the ribbon too.

Gina said...

Great card! I love that stamp.

Danielle's Designs said...

Wow, nice work! I just wanted to stop by and check out your blog!

Blogger Group Buddy,
Danielle

Sara said...

ADORABLE

Janneke said...

Great gift card holder!
Thanks for joining in with HM&F ;-)

Els G. said...

Love your project! This gift card holder is absolutely stunning!
Els
x

Jennifer Sc. said...

so adorable! I must join the challenges as I have toooooo many HM stamps that haven't seen ink at all. shame on me! ;)

I just joined the SCS group yesterday and am thrilled to be surrounded by all this talent!

Conni said...

Hi Dru, this is Conni from your SCS blog group, your blog looks great keep it up
C

Karen from PA said...

This is so adorable!