A “Micey” Nice Day – Penny Black Stamps and Cricut Collaboration

It’s a little birthday card with some of my favorite things:  Cricut die cuts, patterned papers, an Action Wobble, and Penny Black stamps.


The mouse is from the Cricut Lite “Twinkle Toes” cartridge.  I cut her at 3.25″ tall.  I modified her party tutu by cutting the basic shift layer once in gray cardstock and a second time in the same patterned paper as her tutu.  I trimmed down the patterned paper to make a bodice.  With the small size of the die cut, I did not cut the collar.  A few added rhinestone flowers, and she is ready to celebrate.

The cupcake is from Close to My Heart “Artiste” cartridge and is also cut at 3.25″ tall.  I cut an extra layer of frosting and pop dotted both layers.  The frosting layer is accented with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.  The mouse is pop dotted on the cupcake.  The cupcake is attached to first layer of patterned paper with an Action Wobble.

The first patterned paper measures 3.5″ square (mounted on a chipboard square that measures a little less than 3.5″).  The chipboard layer gives the mouse and her cupcake a little more wobble room.  The next layers measure  4″, 4.5″, 5″square.  I used a variety of papers  to add medium, dark, and light values.  The overall card measures 5.25″ square and used Papertrey Ink cardstock as the base.  When you layer on the papery goodness, you need to make sure you use a high quality cardstock.

The flag sentiment is from Penny Black stamps.  After stamping in Ranger’s Archival Ink, I hand trimmed and attached the banner to the cupcake.  To make the cupcake come to life and wobble, all you need to do is push the banner down.  The Penny Black stamps continue in the inside of the card.


I thought the little mice feet were too cute not to include in the sentiment.  The interior is combines more Penny Black stamps with a little Copic coloring.  So there you have it, a birthday card collaboration of Cricut and Penny Black.

9 thoughts on “A “Micey” Nice Day – Penny Black Stamps and Cricut Collaboration

  1. You are finding time to create even in crisis mode?! You really are my hero. Your card is fantastically adorable. Those mice prints make the card. Why don’t they look that cute when you know a real mouse is leaving them….maybe because of the other goodies that a real mouse leaves behind…hmmm….I digress, as usual. Friggin cuteness from the altered tutu to the cutie wearing it. I love your paper and have missed your whimsical touch. Good to see you posting a craft. Life has simply been chaotic lately. I miss my sticky fingers. I will live vicariously through your sticky, inky paws today. 🙂 Hugs, my friend.

  2. OMG, the inside of this card is just as adorable as the outside. (saw it on Cricut MB)

    That card was just “made” (get it?? lol) for the recipient! How thoughtful of you and just toooooooo stinkin’ cute!!! 🙂 Love everything about it — that has already been mentioned, and more! 🙂

  3. This card is just ADORABLE Sis! And perfect for the recipient! Love your little micey and your pattern papers are wow yet again!

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