Monday, October 20, 2008

Anything But a Card for House Mouse

I saw that the House Mouse challenge was to make anything but a card, and I thought it would be cute to have this little mousie jumping out of something...somehow. I had made this little coffin box over the weekend...how convenient...and decided to go with it. :) I got the template for the box here, was very easy to assemble. There's even a liner for the box. I cut another piece of orange CS to go on the top of the box, stamped it with spiders from Inka's Halloween Trails set, and BOO from Martha Stewart's Gooey Alphabet. The ghosts were from a punch I have, inked their edges with silver. I'm giving this box to my son and the candy will be in a wrapper, but for the picture I thought the candy corn would look good tumbling out of the open box. I used the Oh Happy Days image from House Mouse, colored with Prismas blended with baby oil, then cut it out. I cut out a circle from some plastic packaging with a Nestabilities circle, cut it into a spiral and attached each end of the spiral with silver bat-shaped brads to the inside of the box. Then attached the mousie to the spiral to make it look like she was jumping out of the box when it was opened. Surprise!! (sorry about the punch, used it to prop open the box top). ~*grin*~

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Martha Stewart. Paper: The Paper Studio CS. Ink: Stazon, Colorbox Queues. Accessories: Template, brads, acetate, punch.

24 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

This card had me in stitches!!! That little mouse popping out is just too stinkin' cute!!! What an awesome Halloween treat box! I know your son is going to adore it!! Thanks for brightening my morning with this cutie:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Shary said...

What a lovely idea, love the mouse jumping out. Fab!

Sassy Crafts said...

Fantastic idea and love the little jumping out mouse. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

mycardz said...

:) Very cute idea!! How clever to have the mouse popping out of the box! I love it. I'm sure your son will be very excited to see this! :)

Janine said...

How cool is this!!! Love it!

Carmen O. said...

Waayy Cool! How very clever and creative. This treat box would make anyone's day.

Rachel said...

haha, this is so creative. Great job!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

How clever is this project. It's adorable. The coffin itself is such a cute idea, and to have the mouse jumping up when it's opened is great.

Lori Barnett said...

hee HEE!!! :) Too cool!! My kids would flip if I made something like that. I'm NOT gonna show it to them...cause they will want me to make some! ha ha ha ha

Sue said...

How creative...this would be a hit with the "scarey" crowd!

Tex said...

Bwaaahahahahahahaha!
What a delightful Halloween creation! Love the candy corn falling from within!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

hee hee very cute

Holly said...

oh I just love this! Especially the little spring you made to make the mouse pop out! So creative!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So creative and fun and totally cute!

Nicole said...

What a great idea !
I love the exiting little mouse.

Nicole

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

LOL! This is great. Are you clever or what?!

Dru said...

Very unique and so cute!! Dru

Cazzy said...

That is a great idea, well done!

Janneke said...

Great!
Thanks for joining in with HM&F ;-)

Els G. said...

Love your project! How creative! The mouse popping out of the box is fabulously spooky!
Els
x

Cindy Haffner said...

Cool, cool, cool, awesome job, love it.

Joan said...

Adorable. I am glad I found your blog!

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

This acetate thing is a new love, heh? I see commercial opportunities here!

Donna said...

this is super fun - there's no way this cute mouse could be scary