Spellbinders | Cute House-Mouse Love Cards

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing two cute love-themed/Valentine’s Day cards featuring the most adorable House-Mouse We Heart You Stamp Set from Spellbinders.

I have a sweet spot in my heart for the House-Mouse designs. They were one of the first stamps I used more than a decade ago when I started cardmaking. I used to have pet rats and personally find these animals very cute (and don’t get me started on how smart they are). I would probably continue having them as pets if it wasn’t for their very short lifespan. Losing them so soon is truly heartbreaking.

Even if you’re not fond of actual rats or mice, it’s hard to resist the charming and amusing ones from House-Mouse.

My cards have similar layouts but different designs.

CHALKBOARD CARD

The very first idea was a chalkboard look. To achieve this, I stamped the mice onto black cardstock using white pigment ink.

We Heart You Mouse Chalkboard Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After that, I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils. And then stamped over the pencil coloring again with white ink to bring up the stamp details.

To achieve the chalkboard look I inked up a paper towel with white pigment ink and rubbed the

The chalkboard panel was adhered on a bit larger red one with a subtle tilt.

We Heart You Mouse Chalkboard Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

For additional interest, I wrapped a red baker’s twine around two panels, hooking them at the panel’s opposite corners and securing them with a little bow.

We Heart You Mouse Chalkboard Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The wrapped double panel was adhered onto a kraft card base also with a slight tilt. Several red enamel dots finished off the card.

NIBBLED CARD

I will be honest, initially, I only planned to create the chalkboard card. But as I was coloring with pencils, which I hadn’t done in a while, I had loads of fun and wanted to try the same coloring on a white cardstock.

Cute We Heart You Mouse Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The stamping was made using brown ink on a white panel and then the image was colored using the same Prismacolor Pencils.

To add more interest to the panel I “nibbled” it in a couple of places using my Crop-A-Dile for Eyelets. I think it’s a fun detail for a card featuring mice, especially when the image itself already has nibbled elements 🙂

Cute We Heart You Mouse Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I adhered the white panel onto a stripped patterned paper with a tilt. Followed by adhering both panel onto a kraft card panel.

Cute We Heart You Mouse Card. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Several enamel dots were added to accentuate the card.

I hope you like my ideas on how you can use this adorable stamp set.

Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders House-Mouse We Heart You
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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Linda BL

    January 9, 2024

    Love the cards. I am a big House Mouse fan as well. I have many wood mounted rubber HM r stamps that I still pull out and use.

  2. Reply

    Tara C Prince

    January 10, 2024

    so super sweet

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