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Thursday, 5 March 2015

House Mouse Easter Bags - Thursday 5th March 2015

Hello Friends!

A much brighter and more cheerful subject today! Tonight is craft group night and our groups are going to be decorating bags for Easter gifts/eggs. These are the two I've made as inspiration for my group:

We are using these cute Stampendous House Mouse stamps, featuring Monica mouse. 
I used a polka dot mask on both bags, inking them up and then ran it through the Grand to   emboss it, imprinting the ink on to the card. I gave the yellow card a much lighter covering on ink (I used Mustard Seed distress for this one and Peacock Feathers for the first one). It's Spring, I wanted them to have bright and cheerful seasonal colours.

I stamped the design and coloured them both with distress inks, using them as watercolours and then die cut using Spellbinders Labels 17.

To make the flowers I used Spellbinders Carnation Creations. I wanted a large  Springlike bloom, so I followed a tutorial to create it as a carnation or peony like flower and used paper for more 'movement'.I inked the edges using distress inks to give a touch of colour on the edges of the petals.

I made the tags using Labels 17, but left the end of the die overlapping to create the fold.

Whilst I was using these stamps I made some cards, gift bags and boxes, which I will share later,

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. They are brilliant, love the House Mouse toppers.
    Thank you Carole, you have given me an idea for one of my classes.

    Patricia x

  2. Hi Carole these are gorgeous gift bags. Your group will enjoy making them. Hugs Jackie

  3. I love these Carole, what a fun make. The yellow one, with the inked label edges is simply gorgeous. Top fact for you - I dislike Easter Eggs..Cx

  4. That has to be just the most fabulous House Mouse image ever! I love your bags Carole, they are beautiful and I bet your group will love making them too! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Great bags Carole, you can't go wrong with house mouse can you??? Hazel x

  6. Carole your Easter bags are gorgeous and I sm sure your ladies will enjoy making them


  7. Morning Carole,
    Lovely Easter gift bags, love the House Mouse range.

  8. Great colouring as well as great design. A fabulous idea Carole, love it.xxxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  9. These are just adorable Carole!! Wonderful job colouring those eggs! Love your flowers and fabulous spring colours! hugs :)

  10. Hi Carole,
    oh what fab little Easter Bags.
    Love your fab designing of these, and the House Mouse images are just perfect too.
    Superb flowers you have created to adorn the wonderful bags.
    I bet your class is going to love creating these.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Oh, Carole, these are the most amazing Easter 'baskets" EVER!! They are household decorations to be brought out year after year!! Hugs, Darnell