December Card of the Month: Creature Stirring Card

December’s card of the month is one of our Christmas cards from a few years ago that I find to be quite funny – I hope you do too.  I had this darling mouse shape on a Cricut cartridge, and I wanted to use it for a card so I came up with this “Creature stirring” card.

I started with a piece of red card stock cut to 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches and folded it in half.  I cut the mouse out of gray card stock and glued on pink ears and nose, black eyes, and a red mouth.  I attached it to the front of the card with a pop up dot.  I also used my Cricut to cut out a white speech bubble on which I wrote “Oops…” since the mouse was still stirring when he wasn’t supposed to be.  I used regular adhesive to glue that to the card next to the mouse.  The “Not a creature was stirring…” words were printed in green on white paper using my computer.  I matted this on green and used adhesive to attach it to the top of the card.  I was worried it wasn’t Christmas-y enough so I added a tree.  The tree was punched out of green card stock using a scalloped triangle punch from Stampin’ Up.  The tree skirt was punched out of various Christmas patterned papers using a scalloped oval punch also from Stampin’ Up.  I decorated the tree with a gold star brad and stick-on rhinestones.  I attached the whole tree to the card with another couple of pop up dots.

Creature Stirring Card Inside

Creature Stirring Card Inside

I finished the mouse joke on the inside with a piece of cheese – a triangle punched out of yellow card stock and then punched again with a regular hole punch to make the holes for swiss cheese.  I added a green holly stamp and glued on a red paper dot to make it more festive.  The Merry Christmas words were also printed from my computer and punched out and matted with oval and scalloped oval punches.  Everything on the inside of the card was attached with adhesive.

The whole card looks pretty cute in my opinion – even if the joke is a little cheesy.  Ha ha.  Merry Christmas!

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