I've seen gorgeous Candy Cane Mice on a few blogs (I'm not sure, but I think they originated HERE) and I just had to make some for our team Christmas dinner, since our team is called Stampers Anony-mouse. I adapted mine a little and I have them hanging on little Top Note Treat Pouch. Here are the punches I used for the mice:
Body - Wide Oval + Heart-to-Heart (use the 'fat' heart)
Outer Ears - 2-step Bird (use the wing)
Inner Ears - Small Heart (cut in half)
Eyes - Owl (draw pupils with a marker)
Nose - Crop-a-dile
Hole for the Candy Cane Tail - Itty Bitty Shapes (flower)
I secured the Candy Cane to the back of the mouse with some Sticky Tape.
To make the Top Note Treat Pouch, cut an A4 sheet in half length ways and fold in half. Place the folded edge on the Top Note Die, just inside the perforations and run it through the Big Shot. This gives you a folded Top Note, which by the way, makes a great note card. Now score 1.5cm from the folded edge on both sides. Fold back on both score lines and you'll have formed the base of your pouch. You can fill a small cello bag (they fit perfectly and they're on SALE at the moment in the December Frenzy!) with treats and tape or staple it to the inside of your pouch. I decorated the Pouch with the Sassy Sparkles wheel (super quick and easy!) and I punched a handle with the Small Oval punch, and secured the top with a ribbon.
Amy liked the mice so much she made a bunch of them for her friends!
That is just so cute and perfect for your stampers anonymouse. Might give it a try!ReplyDelete
Have a Merry Christmas & fab 2011,
Brilliant. Love it lots.ReplyDelete
I really LOVE your version of a Candy Cane Mouse ... so cute hanging off the top note!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea! This is one I will definitely use!! Thanks for sharing the details. Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Looks interesting. Very beautifully packaged.ReplyDelete