Saturday, July 25, 2020

COLLECTED CRAFTY COLLABS #2 -- JULY EDITION

Hey there my crafty friends, welcome back to my blog!  It's that time of the month where a bunch of us crafters get together to work on using up those "squirreled away" supplies!  July's theme is Outdoors, with the option to use patterned paper.

  

Here is what I came up with:


My Squirrel Sisters may or may not know, but I am determined to make as many Christmas cards as I can with our monthly hop themes!  😁 LOL  I thought this month's Outdoor theme and the option to use patterned paper was the perfect chance to use these ADORABLE Mice on Ice from Lawn Fawn.  I had used some of the sentiments in other cards, but this is my first time inking up these cuties.  I'm not a big fan of mice in real life, but Lawn Fawn's mice are too cute for words!
On my card, these mice are skating on a pond of silver contact paper.  It's the same "ice" I used for this card; just the leftover piece I've had sticking to my maglite.  I knew it would come in handy someday!  LOL  Waste not, want not...isn't that how the saying goes?  My piece of patterned paper comes from the 12x12  Northern Lights Recollections paper pad.  I stamped the mice out onto a scrap of Recollections 110lb. white card stock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black alcohol marker friendly ink.  For the mouse fur, I used brown and warm gray Prismacolor markers.  The scarves and tiny ice skates were colored with R85 and BV11 Copics.  I used my Scan N Cut (YAY!!) to cut them out, and popped them up on teeny pieces of foam tape.  The sentiment, which does come from the same stamp set, was stamped in Versamark ink using my MISTI, and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder.  That looks so much better in real life than it does in the pictures I took, believe me!  I haven't done this yet, but I plan to stamp a mouse on the inside with the sentiment "May the little things bring you happiness."

--CHALLENGES--

CHNC #500:  ATG Christmas
Double Trouble #62:  Christmas in July (4/4)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Polkadoodles #30:  ATG (2/2)
Little Red Wagon #559:  Spots or Stripes
Crafty Animals #40:  ATG using animals
Sweet Stampin':  Christmas in July (1/3)
ABC Christmas:  N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (I think N this time!)
Stamping Sensations:  All Creatures Great and Small (3/3)


Thanks for stopping by today!  If you're hopping along with us, you probably came here from my lovely Squirrel Sister Anna's blog.  If you came here on accident, click on over to her blog, as she is the starting point.  The next stop on the hop is at my friend Val's IG page.  I'm sure there is so much inspiration in today's hop, you won't wanna miss it!

I'll have another post going live today at 1, as a Christmas in July collaboration with someone special, so be on the lookout for that!  Until then my friends,

Take Care, and God Bless!

~Marie~



23 comments:

  1. Super cute card Marie!! Love the contact paper ice!! So clever! 😊

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  2. How cute these mice are! Love your lovely scene, Marie! Totally agree, you are the queen of Christmas cards :)

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  3. I had a feeling you would try to pull a Christmas all the time plan! Can't wait to see what you do when the theme is Fall! LOL And I don't know if my Squirrel Sisters know my plan... to use a squirrel in every hop! 🤣 Your card is absolutely adorable and the ice is simply ingenious! I love the fact that it was a scrap squirreled away from a previous project too!!! So fitting! And the mice look so cute in their mauve and lavender scarves 😉 Don't forget to link this baby up cause its a challenge winner, for sure!

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  4. Your card is so cute ! You did a great use of the paper :)

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  5. This is such a cute scene! The mice are so adorable. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

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  6. Marie - what an adorable holiday card!! Those little mice are too cute! When it comes to cutting out stamped images, I always turn to my ScanNCut, too! If you haven't tried it, you might want to use "Direct Cut" to also cut out blank outlines of your stamps to use to glue to the back of the colored image. A great way to raise the images off the card surface for dimension! I usually cut two extra outlines after I've cut out the image itself. Thank you for sharing your darling card with us at Double Trouble for our "Christmas in July" challenge! -Donna

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  7. An adorable Christmas card. How fun to do Christmas cards during our hop. I'm sure they will all be fantastic.!

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  8. Aw, what a sweet scene! Such adorable little mice. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  9. I love your cute little mice! What a sweet winter scene. Thanks for joining us at ABC CHristmas Challenge!

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  10. These little guys are beyond adorable!

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  11. A cute and fun card, thanks so much fir joining us at Stamping Sensations July challenge.

    B x

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  12. This is so cute and fun. Love the background too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  13. This card is so cute!!!! Using silver contact paper for the ice is brilliant! Yeah, I think I'm catching on to the All Christmas theme! Haha! I get it: Christmas is my favorite too (even if I try to claim my cards aren't Christmas Cards)!

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  14. Hi Marie! Your little mice are so cute and I love the scene you created! Thank you for joining us this week at Polkadoodle Challenge.

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  15. Very cute Marie - lots of elements coming together to create this scene. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT

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  16. Love the ice party of mice, adorable and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, and please join Heart2Heart "favorite crafting tool" I'm sure you can identify one of them from this project.

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  17. Oh those little critters are absolutely adorable! Cute card! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble! :)

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  18. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for join us at Polkadoodles craft challenge blog. good luck with your entry.

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  19. So sweet and sparkly, Marie! We're so glad you played along with us at Double Trouble #62.

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  20. This is so adorable!!! 😍
    These little mice are adorable!
    Great use of patterned paper!

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  21. So cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  22. Lovely scene. Thank you for joining in the Use Some Twine or Ribbon Challenge at CHNC this week.

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