Mar 092011

One of my sister’s had a birthday recently.  When she taught school she had some pet mice in her classroom that she would occasionally bring home over the weekend.  So when I saw this darling set, “Mouse Party” from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps, it reminded me of her.. so sweet.. the perfect set to make her a card!

I made the eyelet lace using SU’s Eyelet Border Punch on a strip of paper.  It was then run through a Paper Crimper to simulate the look of gathers.

After crimping, it was pinched in a few random spots to give the appearance of even more gathering.

A little love was given to the inside of the card with ribbon and designer paper, and for the finishing touch the envelope got some attention as well.

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope your week is filled with.. Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Mouse Party”

Papers: SU “Very Vanilla”; Papertrey Ink “Pure Poppy”; Basic Grey “Jovial” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories:  SU Eyelet Border Punch; Paper Crimper; Grosgrain Ribbon; Plaid Ribbon; Making Memories Button Brads

15 Responses to “A Birthday Wish”

  1. What a wonderful idea for crimping the punched paper to create a more lacey look. You know, I never did get around to buying a crimper. Just might have to put that on the “list.”

  2. How perfect! Love that lace edge!!! Happy Birthday to your sister!

  3. Yeah, someone else who still uses a crimper LOL! I just LOVE the crimped “lace”. Darling card.

  4. Hi Susan, This is so sweet and so well done. I love how you “gathered” the faux lace — and at first glance I thought it was the real thing. TFS! I am going to have to give your technique a try.

  5. Susan this is so SWEET, I LOVE that little mouse!!~

  6. This image is perfect for your sister’s card! I LOVE it! Such a cute card, and I love the ruffled, crimped border with that AWESOME plaid ribbon!

  7. What a cute little picture you have coloured beautifully. What I like best though, are the fabulous details on the card base, the gathered paper lace, the polka dots and the tartan ribbon, it all looks wonderful when put together.

  8. Another creative idea – love the crimped lace – thought first it’s a realy one. Well done!

  9. This is sooo sweet, Susan….what a darling image and your coloring is beautiful!!! Love how you crimped the scalloped edge, too….gotta give that a try!!!!

  10. OMG…just love the look of crimping the border…so realistic! Adorable card….your sister will love it!

  11. Eeeeeeeeek! LOOOOOOVE your crimped eyelet border. It looks like REAL ruffled ribbon. How COOL is that!!!!

  12. I love this, Susan! The image is just enchanting, as so many of the Crafty Secrets stamps are. Very creative idea to crimp the eyelet border. An utterly sweet package altogether!

  13. Oooh, Susan! I had to look twice before I realized this has paper lace, not real gathered eyelet! Thanks for the great inspiration! The whole card is very cute.

  14. What a great idea, Susan! Thanks for sharing that. Beautiful card.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. So adorable! Really like the idea with the border, it looks like it is made out of lace! Love how you decorated envelope too!
    And what a sweet story about pet mouse!

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