January 26, 2015

Merry Monday #143!

I had to improvise a little for my project today. Lori wanted us to use Christmas Carolers on our Christmas Challenge at Merry Monday and guess what? I do not own any carolers.

 
I found a punch art mouse on Pinterest and decided that's what I would use. What do you think?


I started out with a shorter cardstock base measuring 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and folded in half. I then added a piece of the All Is Calm Designer Paper. I stamped a flourish from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set in the corner and glued it to my card base.


I then assembled my mouse. This is what I used:

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Smoky Slate and Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Mouse Parts:
  • Head: Ornament Punch (retired). Added freckles with the marker
  • Nose: Owl Punch
  • Mouth: Word Window Punch and hand-cut a piece for the teeth. 
  • Ears: 1" Circle Punch and layers with the 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Body: 2" Circle Punch
  • Hands: Word Window Punch
  • Music Book:  Curly Label Punch
  • Feet: 1" Circle Punch cut in half and snips for toes
  • Tail: Large Oval Punch
  • Hat: Hand-cut triangle and folded. Add Stampin' Dimensional under the fold and added a small star with the Star Punch
All layers were sponged with a Sponge Dauber. For the music bubble I used the sentiment from the Partridge & Pears stamp set and cut it out using my Word Bubbles Framelit Dies:


I can't wait to see what my teammates created. I tend to work ahead so I don't see their cards until they all post to Merry Monday. I hope you plan to visit and to add your card to our gallery!
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
 
 


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23 comments:

  1. What do I think? I think your caroler is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! I wanted to also thank you for providing basic instructions and listing the punches you used for the mouse parts!! This is AWESOME!! I appreciate the inspiration!!

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  2. CAUTTIE PATUTTIE! Love this! XXXOOO!

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  3. Debbie ~ adorable! you have inspired me and I'm going to get into my stamp room and create something from my punches! Love this little guy!
    thanks!

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  4. So cute! Love your little mouse!!!!!!

    Deanne :)

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  5. Oh, so, so adorable, so darn cute!!! I just love to see punch art, and I have all of this punches, Yeah!! Thank you for listing what punches you used and for what part of his little body, so adorable, I just want to squeeze him.

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  6. Daaahhhling, absolutely daaahhhling! Brings back memories of the punch art standing elephants I made for my granddaughter which incidentally is about your granddaughter's age and are both on the
    tall and slender side. Precious girls!

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  7. So cute ... had to pin it to my pinterest page!

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  8. This punch art is just fantastic! I'm always amazed at the clever things people put together and this mouse couldn't be a cuter caroler!

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  9. Your punch art ROCKS, Debbie!!! So cute!!!
    Have a great week and stay safe in the blizzard coming our way!

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  10. Love your punch art!!!!thanks for sharing the tips!!!

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  11. this is too darn ADORABLE !!!!! what a way to improvise. love it

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  12. Oh Debbie! This is so darn cute! I love everything about this card! :)

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  13. Oh my this is adorable Debbie, I love your mouse.

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  14. Your little mouse is just too, too cute, Debbie! Great improvisation!

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  15. I LOVE this little mouse. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much cuter and more lovable than the real thing! But I'm not sure I would want to send him away.

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  16. This adorable little guy looks like he's singing his heart out, Debbie! He's so cute!!! Hope you are safe and warm!

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  17. Oh Debbie, this is the cutest! I just love your paper punched singing mouse and the design of your card! Such a fabulous idea! Too cute! Hope all is well up your way! Thinking of you guys.....

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  18. OMG! This punch art mouse is just THE cutest thing!! Hope your week is going well!

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  19. Oh my goodness!!! How cute and so very creative!! That is a darling caroling mouse!!

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  20. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! You are one creative woman....that is THE sweetest mouse I have ever seen - and to make him singing his little heart out is so perfect! WTG girl! xoxoxoxo

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  21. I love him! There he is singing at the top of his lungs, enjoying himself. Such a sweetie!

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  22. How adorable - just love your caroling mouse, Debbie! Inspired and I appreciate what you're doing on Merry Monday!!

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Thanks so much for visiting me today. I appreciate your comments!

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