A few months ago when I joined Pinterest, this picture was one of my very first "pins." It's the most adorable project courtesy of the Martha Stewart website under the heading "The Craft Department's Favorite Holiday Projects":
I decided to try my hand at this sweet project...stamping style!
Not a creature was stirring...not even a WALTZINGMOUSE!
This made me SO happy while I was making it! First, I cut a freehand teardrop shape from kraft cardstock, and then stamped the background with the Nordic Winter stamp set. I cut 2 slits for the ears and 2 slits to insert the candy cane with a craft knife. The sentiment is from Candy Jar Christmas, stamped on a Classic Scalloped Heart Nestie!
(Sidebar: Do you know that it's hard to find candy canes right now? I had to go to 3 stores! Must be they stock these the day AFTER Halloween! My candy canes are Cinnabon's Classic Cinnamon Roll flavor. I love the nontraditional color scheme! I may have tried one myself...delicious!)
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock in a "light bulb" shape for the ears, and slid them into the slots. I used mini black eyelets and a rusty tin bell for mousie's face. The twine I used to tie on the bell made excellent whiskers, so I added some more! I am in charge of making Christmas class treats for Eva's class. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be buying 2-3 more boxes of candy canes on November 1st!
Time to send you off for some more Christmas inspiration! Here is a list of the Design Team members who are showcasing SOAP projects today. See you back here tomorrow!
Stamps: Nordic Winter, and sentiment from Candy Jar Christmas, both from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI Kraft and Harvest Gold cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Ink in Tomato Red, VersaColor Sahard Sand, ColorBox Chalk ink in Creamy Brown, Tim Holtz Distress inks in Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye
Other: mini red bag from Big Lots, Cinnabon candy cane (regular sized not mini), mini black eyelets, rusty jingle bell, twine, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart Nestabilities, gingham ribbon