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February 7, 2013

Valentine Sweets for a Sweet Friend!

Hi, everyone!
Here's a cutie-patootie mouse I made for a friend of mine for Valentine's Day.
He is a Fresh Brewed Designs image, and I won him recently in a challenge on their blog. This card is going to be entered into their Hearts and Dots Challenge this month.

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I had a lot of fun with this guy - he is resting on a paper heart doily that I picked up at my local JoAnn last time I was there. I like to browse aisles other than the paper craft ones to see what I can find for use on my cards, and these were in the baking aisle. They are actually doilies for presenting small cakes or candies. A word of caution when using these, though - the papers used to make these are thin, so when using a liquid glue to adhere them, make sure you are only gluing an area that will be covered by another piece of paper so you don't see the glue bleed-through. A tape runner or ribbon tape would work best; even pop-dots! :0)
I made my sentiment in PhotoShop, and added two little rhinestone hearts to it.  The inside of my card reads, "because I already ate the treat!" Snarky, isn't it?! lol!
The pretty border is two punches - a Stampin Up Eyelet Border Punch and a Martha Stewart double-edged punch (sorry, I don't know what this one is called).
If you enlarge the picture, can you see the teeny=tiny heart pattern on the base pink layer?? Aren't those cute?! ah, simply enthused this morning, I am! lol!
Thanks for stopping by today!
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  1. Love your card! That little mouse is adorable. Made me smile.

  2. THIS IS DARLING!!! I LOVE the hearts on the border and the lovely lacy doily heart. The soft coloring on the image and the fun sentiments all equal a perfectly wonderful Valentine.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long prize challenge : hearts and dots!

    Big hugs,

  3. Just a precious card, Cheryl! Your friend is going to love it. Sweet image, even sweeter to have won it!

  4. A very pretty card, thank you for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  5. He really is so cute! Congrats on your win....I too like to look ALL over stores for inspiration, but I can't say I've thought of the baking isle. Good suggestion.

  6. Really pretty!!!! I am sure your friend will love it!

  7. Well you were feelin' crafty girl!!! Darling font you used on you fun sentiment-inside and out!!! I remember using those doilies when I was little with contruction paper and lots of glue!

  8. Very sweet. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

  9. Adorable, absolutely adorable!!! I have that same little mouse, thanks for the inspiration to create with him again. Thanks for joining us for our month long Hearts and Dots challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.


  10. This is just adorable! You're so creative and resourceful, using a doily from the baking section! Thanks for the tip about the glue, too. :) Thanks for joining us in the "Have a Heart" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xox

  11. What a bright and fun card. The little mouse is just adorable. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


  12. This is so striking with your fab doily. Great card.

    Thanks for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  13. Totally adorable image, Cheryl! Love that doily heart. Now, putting on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing along at Perfect Sentiments this week in our "Colors of Love - Red and White" challenge. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. This turned out great-- I love that doily-- awesome idea! Thank you for creating with us at Fresh Brewed Designs!


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