Little Mouse, Big Gift

Spellbinders | Dancin' Christmas Collection

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Hi everyone!

I know I say this every year…but I can’t believe it’s already time to start making Christmas cards! I hate that the summer is waning… but I love the Christmas season!  

Today’s card features the new “Dancin’ & Giftin’ Mouse” die set from Spellbinders’ Dancin’ Christmas Collection.  This little mouse is designed to dance his gift to you, with legs that move back and forth.  For whatever reason, I decided not to add the “dancing” to my card and instead just used the dies to create a little mouse firmly affixed to my card front.  It’s as close as I get to being a rebel <smirk>!

To make this card:

  1. Die cut all the pieces for the mouse and gift using different colored card stock and patterned paper.   In addition to the mouse/gift dies, I also used the holly leaves from an older set (see product list below for all supplies).
  2. Add a few highlights to the diffent die cut pieces with a bit of ink blending.  I added a bit more pink at the base of his ears, on his hands and tail.  I also added some gray on his face.
  3. Assemble all the pieces using liquid glue and set aside.  
  4. Stamp snowflakes randomly on a piece of 4 x 5.25 inch white cardstock.
  5. Cut a snowbank out of glitter cardstock and pop it up with foam adhesive to the snow flake panel.
  6. Adhere your snowflake/snowbank panel to your card base.
  7. Use your Hot Foil machine (I use the Spellbinders Glimmer machine) to hotfoil your sentiment and cut it out with the coordinating die. 
  8. Assemble your mouse with his gift to your card front using foam adhesive.  I tucked one foot in the snowbank just to give a little depth to the image.
  9. Add your sentiment using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid glue.
  10. Add a few pearl gems to the gift box.

You can have a lot of fun with this little mouse all year long by eliminating the scarf and swapping out the gift for other items!  

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Lori Spitzer

    This is absolutely PRECIOUS! I love it and added to cart using your link.
    Lori S in PA

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Awe! Thank you so much Lori!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

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