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!



  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!!


  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!

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

    Deanne :)

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.....

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

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

  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

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

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


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