Tuesday, 8 February 2011

House Mouse 3...

Hi Blogland. Well, it's Tuesday, so that means another Cuttlebug Spot Design Team project for you. As you may be aware throughout February we will be sharing with you some different folds for your cards.This weeks theme is Step cards. As I used this fold last week too, I thought I would step things up a bit (no pun intended!).I also added a little gift to the project..I started off with my basic side stepper fold (instructions can be found here), and played around with it a bit!MMMMMM I don't think so!Side of a House!!Bow of a ship maybe!Stairs!! In the end I opted for this!In my last few posts I said that I would be using the remaining images from the House Mouse decoupage set Food & Drink. So after cutting out all of the images I layered them togetherand then matt and layered them onto some "Chocolate" coloured Bazzil card stock and some Mint Green coloured card to keep the theme going from the picture. MMMM Choco Mint, could there a better combination??! I'm thinking Ice Cream here!The image was then added to the front of the card.I then took the Sizzix Embossing Folder set Valentine #3 (656508), cut some of the Mint card stock to size and passed them through the Cuttlebug.Once embossed I matt and layered the Mint onto some of the Chocolate card and applied them to the open panels on the card.I also added a matt of the Chocolate & Mint card stock to the inside of the card to cover up the White core which could be seen and was annoying me!! I also added a punched heart to complete the card...The folds in this project allow for great dimension,and don't worry! it lies flat to go into your envelope!I also added a little gift to the project by way of some Mint coloured Marshmallows in... what else, but the packaging the Sizzix Embossing Folders came in! I added some complementary Ribbonand a sentiment I printed from my PC and cut with some Scalloped Nestabilitie Circles..The idea of the gift is to complement the image on the card, just in case you were wondering!!!Hop on over to the Cuttlebug Spot to see what all of the other Design Team Members have come up with for this weeks theme..Enjoy your day and thanks for checking us out!!
See you soon..


  1. wow it looks fab andy, i have used a step as a pop up inside before but never even thought of turning them on their side! looks great hugs lou x

  2. Hi Andy, you are so funny, to show all the steps! hihihi, but this one is gorgious, love the mice, they are the cutiest(is that English??) and what a lovely idea to complete it with chocolates, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    You are very talented!!!


  3. You really are stepping up to the mark with this (boom boom) Super card Andy and lovely colour scheme - love the matching sweeties.

    Toni :o)

  4. How clever, Andy! Love how you played with the orientation of the step. Gotta get that Sizzix set and the house mice are cute, but would have been cuter to me had Goliath not brought one in to play with this morning. EEEEKKK!!! xxD

  5. Fab card Andy - love the way you've turned it on it's end!
    Helen x

  6. oh my! thanks so much for showing all the variations. mine was my first and i am amazed at how much more you can do with the, thanks--:P

  7. What a great take on the step card, Andy! I love it. Your House Mouse series is wonderful!

  8. What a great idea, I would never have thought of turning the card around. Look absolutely brilliant.

  9. Awesome Creation! Love your take on this weeks challenge D/T brother. You always think outside of the box, and create a masterpiece. Love it!

    Hugz, xx