Friday, December 13, 2019

It's a Special Day! Celebrate!

It's Friday the 13th and my daughter's 30th birthday (I had her when I was 9. I was precocious like that.) and my fairy stamp mother's birthday (She's 29...again) and National Cocoa Day (Who comes up with these holidays?), so I made a card with cocoa and mice (We have mice. ugh! Not as pets, as intruders.  And yes, we do have  two cats. Who think the mice are their new toys.) However, I digress. I made a card for National Cocoa Day. So did my lovely Stampendous teammates and other friends. Be sure to click on over to Stampendous' blog to get links and to see the prize that's up for grabs!

Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers: 
   Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E51, R01
   Mouse Cheeks: R20
   Mouse Noses: R21, R22
   Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47; E21, E23, E25, E37; E35, E47, E53, E57
   Mouse Hats: R24, R27, R39, C00, BV0000, RV0000, B0000
Scarlet Cardstock by My Colors
Tim Holtz® Christmas Paper Stash® by Idea-ology®
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Doodlebug Design Inc.™
Zen Collection 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Avery Elle
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
London Fog Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Vixen Sparkle Blend by Doodles Paper Playground
Clear Star Starburst Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura

  1. Cut scarlet cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold to form a 7" x 5" card. 
  2. Cut a piece of music patterned paper from the Christmas Paper Stash to 6.75" x 4.75".
  3. Cut a piece of the white hatched paper to 3" x 4.25".
  4. Edge both pieces of patterned paper with London Fog Memento ink.
  5. Layer as shown and adhere to the red 7" x 5" card.
  6. Stamp image onto white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  7. Color with Copic markers.
  8. Cut the image panel with one of the dies from the A2 Layers die set.
  9. Cut red linen patterned paper with the next largest die from the set. Edge with London Fog Memento ink.
  10. Apply Clear Star glitter gel pen to all edges of the image panel, then mat with the red linen die-cut.
  11. Stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival ink onto red linen paper.
  12. Cut the sentiment with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames B die set, then edge with London Fog ink.
  13. Adhere the matted image panel and sentiment to the card front.
  14. Adhere the sequins to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Gorgeous card Kathi :-) as you know I am a sucker for House Mouse and this is just adorable! I love the colours and papers too, very pretty :-)

    Happy 30th Birthday to your daughter too! I have a 31 year old son and I had him at 9 year old too 😜

    Lols x x x

  2. Fun to see friends working together.
    The chocolate will taste so much
    better. Funtastic card. thanks
    for sharing.

  3. Your card is so precious Kathi! Love the Sharing a Sip image!!! I love your funny comments!!! Yes, I'd rather see mice on the cards than any other place!!

  4. Super cute House Mouse image! Love your card and your pretty coloring!

  5. Those mice are just adorable with their big cup of cocoa and I love your coloring technique!

  6. What a sweet little card! I love the way you colored the mice and cocoa. Mice are so much nicer on a card than in the house, lol!

  7. The little House Mousies are getting into mischief again, but what a sweet mess this will make if it spills! Lovely coloring and design. What a wonderful Christmas card.
    <3 J

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