Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday America- House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Have you heard the little House Mouse Meeces scurrying around The House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog this week?  Well, we have been trying to keep this week's challenge top secret---from one of our own! It's a Surprise Birthday Party for none other than our own...


You see, Mary changed the challenge while America was gone on a road trip moving across the country!  We knew America would be having wonderful family time, but we are also sure.........she is missin' us as much as we are missin' her! Now,  our sneaky little Mary has been busy with this surprise challenge and our own Sue Dree's is going to  sponsor this challenge with  a fun prize too! Come join the fun and wish America a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

You can wish America Happy Birthday by joining challenge #73 and making any type of birthday card with your meeces!
  Easy and fun!!!



Here's the whole House Mouse Design Team wishing America a big Happy Birthday!



I chose to make this fun pop up card using lots of little meeces, individual stamps and misc little meeces from big stamps too. Do you recognize any of these Yaaaahoos?  I was going to give each of the little meeces a DT name, but got sidetracked.  My guess is that  Mary is probably the one in the middle, waving innocently to America LOL!


You can find out how to make this fun pop up card and watch a  video tutorial  HERE on Valita's blog or HERE on this fun blog called Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. I used the extra pleat that is shown on Extreme Cards because there are a lot of us meeces and I knew I would need a little extra room to tuck us all in.

If you look real hard, you can see the thin strips of transparency holding up this group of characters and their cheese too. I had so much fun with this card...maybe a little too much because when you open this card...all the meece and cheese wiggle and dance like crazy! I did end up having to reinforce the flower stems with some transparency just to give them a little more strength so I wouldn't kill the petals with my constant opening and closing of this card.

One note, if you use the Extreme Card recipe, or use heavy cardstock for the inside insert, you will need to add a spine to the card like in the picture below. It all gets pretty thick and won't fold up nicely if you don't.





I hope you can join in the fun for challenge #73...let's all wish America a Happy Birthday and a safe trip!


Card details:

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Stamps: Oh way too many stamps to list LOL. All House Mouse individual mouse stamps or cut out meeces from big scene stamps. The cheese is two small stamps from Stamp by Judith,

Cardstock: Eggplant, Garden Green and Summer Sun from SU!, Misc DP

Ink: Memento Black, copics


Misc: Martha grass punch, transparency, Cricut and SCAL for all the lettering, heavy duty tape/glue, EK Success bubbles punch...I think this looks like cheese holes LOL.

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37 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Sue
woozer hun your card is fantastic, must gave taken ages, luv all the mices jumping up & down, stunning creation hun, scoopy sue.x

Our Little Inspirations said...

I can't imagine the time spent to create this one! Simply amazing!!

Wilfreda said...

This is so awesome. I love it!

Sue said...

Sure, while my lone Gruffie is busy serving up the cake, your mice are just celebrating their little hearts out. Your card is fantastic! So many great details and such a fun birthday card!!! Looks like you were cutting and snipping for days.......AWESOME, girlfriend!!!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Curt in Carmel said...

Guess what I'm going to be doing today!!???!!! Replicating this unbelievable card! This is one of those cards that I just stare at with my mouth open, looking at all the detail. My mind is now swimming with all the possibilities this type of card can have. Such an inspirational piece! Awesome job my friend! Best, Curt

Victoria said...

omg this is absolutely amazing xxxx

Patti J said...

THUD! OMG! THUD again! This card is amazing! America will be so excited! You will have to actually MAIL this so she can touch it, open it, close it, and touch it again! Great job!

Lorraine A said...

WOW !!!!!! this is absolutely AMAZING ,,, !!! BRILLIANT !!! I have been looking at this for ages ,,, and I WANT ONE !! :-)I might need to buy a few more little stamps first tho so I can copy you !!! :-) You move straight to the top of the class this week

America will sit this on her desk and smile every time she looks at it I am sure :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Debs said...

We think this card is incredible, can't get video link to work sadly. Keep up the brilliant work Bee and Dee

Sue from Oregon said...

Oops video link to Valita's blog is fixed...sorry!

Jovita said...

WOW Sue, this is Amazing. :)

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Sue, this is incredibly fantastic!!!! You so ROCK!!!!

Christine said...

Hi Sue what can I say about this AWESOME GORGEOUS FANTASTIC CREATION that hasnt already been said?? like Lols has said def top of the class with this creation teamie..LOVE IT ALL

Hugs Christine xx

Rica said...

Sue K you've just blown me away with this awesome creation - I've fallen in love with it and I'm pretty darn sure America will as well. I shall certainly be looking into that video tut. Going back for another look see if I can identify some of those mousies.
hugs Heather xx

Silli said...

wow... Sue, what a beautiful work..Love the images, love the colors...great idea with the "cheese"...HUGS

cpeep said...

Sooooo cute!

Carol
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

Eve said...
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Eve said...

LOL, this is such a fun card, perfect for the birthday of one of the mice! ;-) You DID lots of coloring, trimming, and glueing! Very "MICE" card! :-)

Allison said...

Oh my word...what a creation! Love all the meeces!

Shirley N said...

Wow, this is such a fun card Sue! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!!!

Danni said...

Wowzers! What a FABULOUS card and so creative! Wow!

mycardz said...

LOL Thank you so much for the good laugh! John is in the background asking me what's so funny! (nevermind - they just would never understand!) hehehe. Well, you've definitely done it again!! I'm so happy you are on the team!! Another true masterpiece! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me GF! It's totally amazing. Seriously. But I had so hoped I was the one holding the purple flower... i suppose though it makes more sense, since I am always so innocent! Really awesome job Sue! Man, we could have SOOOOO much fun if we were ever fortunate enough to get together IRL! I just know it. I do know for a fact that our dear America is gonna LOVE, love, love your card! Very cool! hugz, Mary

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh My gosh so SWEET!!!

Pam S. said...

that's a lot of mice on one card Sue!!! lol How adorable! The one standing on it's head really makes me smile! This is so creative...what a marvelous gift you're giving!
Pam Going Postal

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness gracious alive. Adorable.

Elena said...

WOW!!! That is absolutely amazing! The most creative, adorable and fun card I have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing it, Sue!

Carolyn King said...

omgosh...i cannot imagine the work that went into this but it is FABULOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Larissa said...

WOW Sue! This card is amazing! I have been walking with the idea for the front of the card for weeks now. I have a cutting file and I thought it looked like a cheese, so I guess Great minds think alike! :)

And I LOVE the inside, how clever. Look at all those cute meeces! I have to try a card like this soon! :) Thanks for the great inspiration!

Hugs,
Larissa

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Aww! Such an amazing creation. What a work! Love it.

Hugs, Natascha

Annika said...

OK, I'm officially in love!! Raking my head which images to use to make something similar!!! lol
Hugs
Annika

CraftySil said...

This has got to be the cuttest card I've ever seen made with House-Mouse stamps....OMG! I LOVE IT!! It's so adorable..

America said...

WOWZERS!!!!!! OH MY goodness!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE AND wonderful CREATION!!!!! I cant stop staring at this beauty!! I soooo LOVE this FABULOUS & intricate design. THANK YOU SOOOO very MUCH for being so thoughtful and sooo super sweet. :) WOW!!! You guys totally made my week!!!!! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh this is so neat and cute.
I wouldnt have imagines mice looked so cute!
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon,Head and Neck Specialist,Bangalore
http://drsoniasv.webs.com

angeleef said...

I just saw this card on the House Mouse and friends challenge blog and couldn't leave without leaving a message. It's brilliant! Amazing how you came up with the idea of all those meeces thrown together. Serious thinking went in there!
** Evi **

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Sue, this is one of the most amazing cards I've ever seen!! Wow!!!!! Did I mention that this is one amazing card? Wow!!!

Jennifer Moore said...

So awesome!!!1 What a great card.

Meg said...

Wow, I am so impressed! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link; I'm sure I will be trying this one soon! So inspiring!

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