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5/22/2016

House Mouse Graduation

Happy Sunday! Thanks for coming over on a sunny but windy afternoon. Let's start out with a warm welcome to my newest follower, Pamellia J. of My Little Craft Things.  Thanks for joining as a new follower here, and I hope my friends will soon become YOUR new friends. Pamellia not only does some fantastic card creations, but shares some incredibly wonderful photographs that you definitely want to enjoy. So do please give Pamellia a look in, and let her know I sent you over.

We have a grand niece who is graduating from high school and so needed a card. Did the colors to match the invitation to the ceremony - the school's colors. Bought this cute little House Mouse stamp years ago, just exactly for family graduations...always have to hunt it up. Looked through many plastic bins of embossing folders to find the one used  here. After the 3rd look-through, and not finding the EF, decided to start a better category sort. (Found the folder TOO!). Had bought some brightly colored plastic file folders at the local Dollar store (Walmart has them also)...cut them to size, made a tab, and wrote down the theme category. I'm happy to report that 5 plastic bins of EF's are now sorted. I expect I shall be shaking my head later and saying "Why on earth did I put THAT one in here?". Still have some in the old blue zipper Cuttlebug storage bags that I started with - that need attention. But I feel righteous that I did something positive about some of the mess!

 
 
- Stampendous HM image, stamped with Memento London Fog, colored with copics, glossy accents. A gold Pentel Slicci pen colored the tassel on the ceremonial cap.
 
- S/B Opulent Ovals - die cut motif. S/B Petite Oval large cut the gold mat. Mat was done with Wow Gold Pearl embossing over white snippet, and the center of the oval was removed before embossing.
 
- Darice EF to emboss the blue background.
 
- sentiment & inside verse was computer generated. Printed on a laser printer, and foiled using the Minc machine.  I have to say this _did_ give better & more evenly foiled results than what I've done with the Nuvo glue pen, but the pen is faster & easier to do.
 
Now the card just needs to have the green added inside! (I'm sure you'll all know what I mean by the inside green!)
 
Hugs and have a fine Sunday afternoon. Come again when you can.
 


50 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

SUPER image, and embossing folder, I'm glad you found it to make this wonderful card, love the foiled sentiment.
Faith
x

brenda said...

Hm images are always so cute Mary and this one is adorable, not sure I've seen it before. The vivid blues really do make the image pop and sure you niece will love it.

Meant to mention when I was here tbe other day tbat I eventually got round to posting the garden photos on my blog a few days ago - think it was you I said I would remember to tell - if it wasn't apols and call it a senior moment.

B x

Redanne said...

What an absolutely delightful card Mary, I love the mouse and your colouring, as ever, is brilliant and the EF you used is just perfect! I totally agree with you about Pamellia, her work is incredible and her photography is superb (personally I think she should be a professional photographer!). Hugs, Anne xx

Barb said...

A wonderful card for your niece Mary. A really cute little image and I'm glad you found the embossing folder as it really is just perfect. Barbxx

Birgit said...

Your niece will love this card! I love the house mouse and would love to get more bust I don't see them sold as much as they used to be. I love the colouring and glad you found the cuddle bug design which fits perfectly

Jean said...

A super graduation card Mary,a lovely appropriate little mouse image. I love the blues and the embossing.
Jean x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love, love, love, it.
Had to think about the "Green" ... then I got it, a bit think me at times!!!
Patricia x

dutchess said...

Awwww...that's such a cute image,and how it pops on that fabulous blue...what a great embossing folder...it matches perfectly! Having a lazy weekend here apart from doing the washing and baking .....have managed a couple of cards too.....hope yours was good xxxxxx

Donna said...

Darling graduation card, like that background embossing!

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm glad that you have found this embossing folder, it's just PERFECT for a graduation card!Love it! And the folied sentiment looks great! Cute mouse with the cerimonial dress and hat! I undestand the "green" that you have to put inside your card... :D Your grand niece surely will see if there aere some bills for him! :)
Hugs

Shona Erlenborn said...

That embossing folder really is the perfect find! I hope I also have that as I'll be needing to start those cards soon! Mine are also sorted into those Iris bins, but I'm not sure if I do have that one, where I would have put it either! LOL. Your little House Mouse is so cute and I love how you backed the die cut with the gold. Love gold and blue together. Great card Mary!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh what a gorgeous cute card.
I love it, and everything you have used.
That embossing folder is perfect for that wonderful image, and you have coloured it in perfectly too.
Sounds like you are having a glorious day.
I have use the Penny Black stamp that was one of my many candy wins from you on my Rudolf card.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a gorgeous card Mary, I love the adorable image and the embossing
Kevin xx

pam said...

Perfect graduation card for your Grand Niece Mary, love the image and beautiful colours, perfect embossing folder too.
Pam x

jimlynn said...

What a little cutie that graduate is! Love the embossing folder too. Precious.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh Mary, this is the most adorable card!! He's so cute!! I love how you colored him!! The embossing is perfect!! Your grand-niece will adore this!! Love it my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Awww super graduation card Mary love the mouse! lots of huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

What a delightful graduation card! That embossing folder is perfect for the image and I love the delicate die cut you chose for the image panel! What a wonderful way to give a green gift to a grad! Fun!

crafty-stamper said...

I follow Pamellia and she does the most amazing cards -I start sorting my stash then find something I "lost" and lose interest but saying that have sent quite a bit to charity shop.The embossed background is just perfect for theimage
Carol x

Pat said...

I adore this cute little house mouse image in graduation outfit Mary and the perfet card for your Grand Niece too. I love the oval with the decorative layer and the blue embossing complements the image so beautifully. x

Liz said...

Super card, Mary. The image is just adorable, perfect for the occasion.

I organised my embossing folders last year after seeing the idea on another blog. It took me a couple of evenings to do, but it was the best use ever of my crafting time. Whenever I need an embossing folder now (and I have a lot!), I just flick through my embossed tags to find the one I want, look at the number/letter on the back and I know exactly where to find the folder. The post I wrote about it is here: http://crafty-lizc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/butterflies.html xx

Donna Ellis said...

So darling, Mary! Lovely in navy blue! XO

Greta said...

Super cute & love the foiled greeting, Mary! Good for you doing some organizing & at bargain prices, too!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful colouring of the mouse image and what a wonderful background with that embossed layer.

Valerija said...

Lovely card. Love your wonderful background and cute image!

Gerrina said...

Such a sweet and so beautiful coloured mouse! Love the blue colours!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Loving the card.

I was sorting my small selection of clear stamps yesterday. The thin oneds are now in a small photograph album. The foam ones are inside CD cases and then they are all in one plastic container.

Hope you have a lovely week ahead. Sue

Maxine D said...

What a great card Mary - I am sure it will be appreciated. The image is so sweet. Glad you managed some organisation whilst hunting for the EF :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Donna said...

Mary, what a great graduation card. Love the little House Mouse. Such a cutie. And an awesome embossing folder. Job well done!I love to organize but I'm with you on questioning where I put what. There is always that one stamp or something that just doesn't seem to fit the category and will I remember where I put it when I need it. But it's a great feeling to get it in order and such a relief. I'm looking forward to having some time to get my stuff in better order. Have a wonderful week. TFS this wonderful card!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, just perfect for your niece, sweet little mouse image and fabulous colours.
I'm chuckling at you mentioning a dollar store, our Poundland shop must be the same sort of thing, sometimes a load of rubbish, but again sometimes there's gems to be found, Kate x

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is so adorable Mary!! Love the image and the embossing pattern is a perfect fit! I have a bajillion embossing folders and never use a single one of them. doh!! Thank you so much for the mention and the kind words, you are so sweet!! happy weekend, hugs :)

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful card! Happy you found the embossing folder!
xoxo Olga

Leanne said...

Such a cute card!

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous card Mary my friend! Isn't it great when we are looking for one thing, we find other, forgotten, things! Glad to hear you are getting your "crapalanche" sorted my friend . . . I keep thinking that I should start on my EF's after doing all my clear stamps & dies, but I am still doing my cling stamps!! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, that image is adorable. You colored his gown so beautifully, especially the folds! Got a chuckle out of organizing then not being able to find something. Happens here ALL the time! Great card for your grand niece!

Brenda in IN said...

House Mouse stamps are so darn cute. She will love this darling card. I love that graduation embossing folder. Good for you for organizing. It's such a good feeling to have a place for everything and (maybe) everything in it's place.

Charlene said...

Congrats to your grand niece, she will love this darling card Mary!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I do that kind of thing all the time, look for something, and realize things are so amiss that I must immediately rectify it. Unlike you, I don't always get back to the original project that started it all. Good for you for making it happen! Great card and congrats to the grad!

Sheila H said...

Your card is sweet and cute, Mary!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a sweet stamp (and so beautifully colored)! You even had the matching embossing folder!

Anita in France said...

Cute and so sweet, Mary ... how fabulous you found the EF to match so perfectly! Hugs, Anita :)

Stampsnob. said...

Once they are educated they become city mice RIGHT?>>>>Lis

Loll said...

Sweet grad card for your grand-niece. And congrats on getting five bins of EFs sorted and labeled into categories. Organizing craft supplies is a full-time job! Have a great week. xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun image for a graduation card, Mary! I'll be your grand niece will be delighted with this! Love that EF! Good job on getting them sorted. I think I need to do a better organization with mine.

Veerle said...

Awch Mary this is SOOOOOO CUTE and SWEET. I love house mouse. I have them in real life outside around the house too and I just love them. Your card is so adorable a real cutie. Hugs, Veerle xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super card, love that image and your colour combo...pleasant creation.xxx{aNNie}

Brenda said...

This turned out so cute Momma Mary! I love that little mouse graduate, how cute! Oh yes, I think we all know what the "green" means. lol That is what they want the most, right?!! I have a graduation party to go to next month too, and I will be also putting "green" in mine too. I also love that you got your EF's all organized. I'm working on my stamps, and then the EF's are next. It's a slow process but I want it done right and well organized so I don't have to do it for a long while to come. Of course that includes the whole room! lol Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

This card really caught my attention, it's clean and decorative and ultra cute, and what a brilliant ef and image! Sweet! Will be treasured, for sure...

Sandy said...

I am smiling from ear to ear - you know how much I love HM images. So cute!
sandy xx