Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Stampin' Up! Playful Pals Sweet Mouse

Hi Stamping Friends!!

It's day number two for my Playful Pals Online Stamp Class. Today's card features a cute, little tail-less mouse.

Stamps: Playful Pals, Six-Sided Sampler (sentiment)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Pool Party, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Wildflower Meadow DSP
Accessories: Pyramid Pals Thinlits (grass), Calypso Marker, Black Marker, Smoky Slate Marker (which I don't own!), Flower Medallion Punch, Circle Punch, Fun Flower Punch (leaf), Bitty Butterfly Punch

Kit Includes:

1 - Pool Party card base
1 - Wildflower Meadow DSP card front
1 - Whisper White card for stamping
1 - Old Olive piece to cut out "grass" using Thinlits
1 - Old Olive strip for flower stem
1 - Calypso Coral flower medallion
1 - Hello Honey circle
1 - Old Olive "leaf"
1 - Bitty butterfly

Here are the stamps I used to create the mouse:


Attach the Wildflower Meadow DSP to the Pool Party card base.
Stamp your mouse onto the Whisper White piece using Smoky Slate ink. If you do not have Smoky Slate, you could use a soft brown like Crumb Cake and make a little brown mouse.
Stamp the eyes using Basic Black ink.
Using a Calypso Coral marker, draw on a small nose. You could also use a Real Red or Melon Mambo marker.
Using a Basic Black marker, draw on some whiskers.
If you have a Smoky Slate marker, (which I do NOT and is the reason why my mouse is tail-less) draw on a tail on the left side. Kind of like a long stretched out S. I saw one online and it looked so much cuter with the tail!!! You can find it on my Playful Pals Pinterest board.
Cut out the "grass' using the Old Olive piece and your Pyramid Pals Thinlits. You will need to cut two.
Using a scissors, cut the grass so it is kind of wavy and not perfectly straight.
Attach the grass to the bottom of your Whisper White piece. The Fine-tip Glue Pen works best. Trim if necessary.
Attach your Whisper White rectangle to your card front. Notice I did not have you attach this piece until AFTER you stamped and drew your mouse. That way in case you make any mistakes, you can start over on the backside of your Whisper White piece, or get another piece of cardstock. You don't want to attach it first and then make a big stamping mess. You're welcome. ;)
Using Blackberry Bliss ink (or Basic Black) stamp any sentiment that you have.
Attach the Old Olive "stem". Make sure to tuck in under the "grass".
Attach the Hello Honey circle to the center of the Calypso Coral Flower Medallion using Dimensionals.
Attach your flower to the top of the stem using Dimensionals.
Trim your "leaf" if necessary. Attach using Dimensionals.
Attach butterfly using Dimensionals.

This card is very simple to create. The instructions take longer to type out than it actually takes to make the card!! :) 

All of my Playful Pals critters were inspired by other creations I saw on the internet.

If you are interested in participating in one of my Online Card Classes, my current one features the A Nice Cuppa Bundle:

Would you like to get four fabulous card kits in the mail from me for FREE? 
Here is how to make that possible...

1. Go to my Stampin' Up! website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS
2. Order the  A Nice Cuppa Bundle on page 34 #141074
3. Use Hostess Code: XTF4TS46 BEFORE checkout. (This is the most important step!! Without using this Hostess Code on my website, I will not know that you want to receive the card kit.)
4. Your part is all done. Now you just need to wait for me to mail you your FREE card kit!! 

After I mail out the kits, I will post detailed instructions to my blog, explaining step-by-step, exactly how to make each card. And if you ever have any questions, you can always email me.

It's so simple and it's open to anyone in the U.S. I hope you will join the fun!!

Tomorrow I will share my "de leeuw" card. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

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