I got the idea for today’s card from the one on page 160 of the annual catalog. I used different colors, and a simpler card fold. The Sweet Storybook Bundle (Sweet Storybook stamp set and Storybook Scene Thinlits Dies) are adorable. Don’t let the creepy rat shapes throw you off – they’re just to fill in some shading on the cute mice. There’s also a stamp to fill in the top of the mushroom, but I used Stampin’ Blends Markers to color it in.

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Sweet Storybook handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Storybook handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Storybook handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Shaded Spruce card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Sweet Storybook stamp set:

  • mice outlines in Basic Gray ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • mice filled in with Smoky Slate ink
  • NOTE: I went over the eyes using a size 01 Journaling Pen
  • leaf frame in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Soft Sea Foam CS
  • small flowers in Shaded Spruce ink onto the front of the card base
  • mushroom in Memento black ink onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS 
  • sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick (inked the stamp in Flirty Flamingo, then rolled the edges on a Lovely Lipstick ink pad) onto a 1″ strip of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Storybook Scene Thinlits:

  • mice
  • leaf frame
  • hole in front of card base to fit the leaves around (it’s the odd looking die that doesn’t look like it goes with anything)

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • mushroom in Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • areas around mushroom and around mice in Soft Sea Foam
  • mice ears and feet in Powder Pink

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • leaves glued onto the front of the card base around the die cut hole
  • mice glued onto the inside of the front of the card base, so they show through the hole
  • Whisper White layer glued onto the inside of the card base
  • three pieces of Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ ribbon adheres to the front of the card base using Tear & Tape
  • adhered sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals (I cut two thin strips from the edge of a sheet of Dimensionals, and put them along the top and bottom of the sentiment piece.)

 

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Here’s what I used:

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