Caardvarks Holiday Blog Hop!

Wow, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Caardvarks Holiday Blog Hop, if you are arriving from Lila’s blog you are in the right place! If you just stumbled upon the hop here be sure to start at the Caardvarks blog so you can see all of the fabulous cards from their design team and have a chance to win some goodies from Creative Cuts and More and get an exclusive coupon for CC&M too! This is a 3-Day Hop. Day one is cards. I hand make 70 Christmas cards every year (it’s my one big Christmas thing;) and I enjoy it immensely but I also am realistic, when you make that many they need to be cute, quick and easy, this card is all three:


Die Cuts: Creative Cuts and More, Stamps: House Mouse, Rubber Stampede, MSE!

I used the 5 1/4″ square filigree window card in smooth red cardstock and heat embossed snowflakes in white (for some odd reason this red cardstock turns dark when you heat it but goes back to normal when it cools) randomly over the card. I stamped the Mistletoe Mice on white cardstock with Versafine ink and watercolored it. I stamped Happy Holidays on a kraft scrap and adhered to the card over a length of ribbon. Total time 20 minutes but if you make this card assembly line style it is even quicker;) And you save $$ when you but 10 or more of a die cut from Creative Cuts and More, perfect for mass producing x-mas cards! Using die cuts as embellishments is great too because they are flat and need no extra postage and are as little as 10 cents a pop! And it is nice not to have to cut them yourself ;)

Next stop on the hop is Pam Smerker, I can’t wait to see what she has cooked up for us…speaking of cooking you won’t want to miss the two great new recipe kits that Creative Cuts and More will be debuting next week (November 9th and 10th) during their Mega Recipe Blog hop!  They will be perfect for holiday gifts. You will even have a chance to win them;) That’s all for today, tomorrow I will have some pretty holiday packaging to share with you, till then Happy Crafting!

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44 Responses

  1. Those mice are pretty darn cute! What a great card!

  2. What an adorable card!

  3. I also love those darn mice :<) – and the filigree window is a nice touch! Thank you for sharing!

    Barbara Diane

  4. house mouse is so cute and playful your friends will be cheered by this card that you hand made for them!

  5. you are a coloring queen. Those mice are so adorable! Great card. Love that rich red color and the sweet snowflakes!

  6. What lovely coloring and I love the embossed snowflakes. I have issues with cardstock turning darker and then going lighter on a few different projects that I have heat emossed on…..and one or two that didn’t turn back to the original color.

  7. This is the first time I have seen that filigree window. I just love it. Looks like a must have. Your card is darling.

  8. Your card is precious. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What sweet little mice in thatr window card. Just adorable.

  10. Cute stamp image… although I’m not keen about mice, lol! TFS!

  11. Your card is stunning – i lovve the house mouse image
    love tasha xx

  12. love the stamp and it is framed very nicely. love it!

  13. I love your card. It’s so sweet.

  14. I just love that stamps, how cute.

  15. Beautiful card! I love all the elements…especially the cute image and ribbon!

  16. wonderful card

  17. Such a sweet card. Love the little mice!

  18. Wow. the coloring skill is amazing. So pretty.

  19. Aaawwwh, those cute House Mice are perfect in the window! Great card!

  20. I love the little mice stamp. The filigree window card is awesome and I could totally use a BUNCH of them. TFS!

  21. this is gorgeous LIndsay, cute stamp!

  22. I really need that stamp soooooo Cute! Beautiful card!

  23. Totally precious – love the image!

  24. Ooooh the mice, aren’t they cute!! Love the whole look of the card…so warm ‘n’ fuzzy ‘n’ cute :)

  25. So cute, I love little mice at Christmas(as long as they are on paper) I love that it was quick too!

  26. adorable!!

  27. This is a beautiful project! Love the colors and this die filigree card!

  28. So warm and festive — I love it!

  29. What a great window card. I need to make some of these!!

  30. Sweet! Love your little mice and how you used the window card.

  31. Lindsay, your card is adorable!!! Those little mice are just too cute!

  32. Your work is always such a delight! The mice are adorable:)

  33. So, so cute! What a precious image!

    (-: Heidi

  34. Love it! I love window cards and this one is just too cute!

  35. Love the mouse image. really cute !


  36. Cute card!!

  37. great job!

  38. Oh my…This is too adorable. Love those little HM critters!

  39. I love how the cutout frames the little mice. So cute.

    Lisa A.

  40. Awwwwwww…they are so it!

  41. I just love Christmas mice!

  42. House mice will always be my favorite! Thanks.

  43. so cute :)

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