Monday, January 25, 2016


Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! This is the midway reminder for our challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and we'd love you to join us. You can make a card using the "Zodiac Sign Connection" theme or you can choose "Anything Goes" as your theme to use with your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies Stamps, CD Images, and Decoupage Sheets by House-Mouse Designs®.

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Here's my Gate Fold Card using the "Monica Romances" stamp. As with my first card for this challenge, I chose "Sagittarius: The Archer" since Valentines Day is usually associated with Cupid (also an archer).
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I used the WPlus9 dies to cut out my image and a larger heart from the Martha Steward Valentine Mat Pad. I trimmed them out with some loop and pompom trim, added sequins and pearls, layered the hearts with dimensional adhesive and adhered the whole piece a belly band made of satin ribbon.
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The band slides off to reveal the inside of the Gate Fold card where I die cut another heart and punched holes around the perimeter so I could feed some more trim through the holes. Then I added a small metal rose from my stash to the center of the heart to finish it off.

Card Stock: Recollections
Background Paper: Martha Stewart Valentine Mat Pad
Images: Stampabilities
Ink: Versa Fine Black Onyx
Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Layers
Colored with:
~ Copic Markers 
~ Prismacolor Pencils
~ Wink of Stella
~ Tim Holtz Distress Inks
~ Trim: Recollections
~ Satin Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
~ Sequins: Neat & Tangled 
~ Pearls: Stampin' Up!
Now on to the Challenge Details:

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Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Loz said...

Beautiful card and Heart Snoopy..Loz

Sue said...

WOW, this is such a beautiful Valentine. Love how you put the heart on ribbon for a belly band on your Gatefold card. From the picture on the HM blog didn't know it was a gatefold. LOVE that trim too, bring a kinda vintage feel to your fabulous card. Great take on the challenge, Snoopy, just lovely.


Bad Kitty said...

very nice!
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cotnob said...

This is beautiful Snoopy, such an adorable image - Monica is so sweet and your design is fabulous with lots of pretty details.

Snoopy von said...

Thanks so much, Lozzie! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

I used score tape to attach the heart to the ribbon. Thanks for the heads up on the photo. I added the second one to the HMFMC blog so that you can tell. Thanks so much for the sweet comment! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks bunches, sweetie! ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks ever so much, Kitty! ~ Snoopy :D

Asha said...

Oh Snoopy! What a darling card. So adorable! I just want to scoop up the little fella and give him a hug.
x Asha

Heather said...

An adorable cute card Snoopy, a lovely design with gorgeous colours and papers.........your image is so cute with fabulous colouring with the beautiful card and the band!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Lin said...

What a special Valentine - someone is going to adore getting this! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Snoopy von said...

Thank you so much, Heather! I'm so glad you liked it. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thank you, Asha! Those little meeces have the same effect on me. ~ Snoopy :D

Snoopy von said...

Thanks ever so much, Lin! I do so love to play along at SSS. ~ Snoopy :D

Suzanne C said...

How sweet is that House Mouse? Too cute and love how you have framed with a heart. Thanks for playing along with us in the "Love is in the Air" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

Snoopy von said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, Suzanne! It's always fun to play along. ~ Snoopy :D