We Wish Shoe A Well Weekend

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So many shoes, so little time. Friday is already here and we are wrapping up our love for shoe stamps and stencils for the week. We sure hope you have taken a peek at all the design team projects with our new foot fashion products. If you missed them you can hop to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s post to catch up!

We think our team gives you some fabulous ideas to get you started and we have a few more designers sharing today. Enjoy!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Stencil-etto on Thursday

FMS4022 Stiletto Stencil
FMS4022 Stiletto Stencil

Aren’t shoe glad it’s Thursday? Oh we are, since it’s time for some stenciling inspiration that is solely about shoes!

This dazzling fashion stiletto stencil is a new design by Fran Seiford with nice open spaces for adding unique details with so many techniques. Here’s one idea by Janelle Stollfus who used a second brush stenciling over the Stiletto for a great design.

Stiletto by Janelle Stollfus

There are more great projects to see with this fashion stencil over on these designers’ blog today! Enjoy and we’ll see you here tomorrow!

Laura Drahozal

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

So Many Shoes, So Little Time


Shoe Babies by Kristine Reynolds
HMQ07 Shoe Babies by Kristine Reynolds
There are so many great pairs of shoes out there that we dedicate this week to the gorgeous, practical, and super sweet shoe images we carry for stamping and stenciling fun.

Today is a look at a few super sweet House-Mouse® and HappyHoppers® stamps from previous catalog releases. They are so cute we couldn’t imagine not showing them this week! Enjoy a peek and click any of the photos to go to our website for more information.

HMCQ07 Shoe Babies Rubber Stamp
HMCQ07 Shoe Babies Rubber Stamp
HMM12 Tiny Runner Wood-Mounted Stamp
House-Mouse®Tiny Runner by Lea Fritts
Cling Insert MG Final trimmed size: 4.5" x 6.5" Green background is Pantone 365C
HHQ01 HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper
HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper by Wendy Price

Our design team is excited to share their fashionable projects this week and here is one we know you are going to love!

Jamie Martin

Wish Shoe Were Here

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If you love shoes you are going to love our week of inspiration! It’s all about the shoes for our stamps and stencils from the April catalog and we can’t wait to put on a show!

Here are the stamps in the spotlight today with oodles of shoes that will make you squeal with ideas.

CRR257 Shoes Galore Cling Rubber Stamp
SSC1247 Shoe Sense Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Our design team is excited to share their fashionable projects today!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Mice and Friendly Dreams

Our friendly mice have had a wonderful week in the spotlight and decided to work together for a relaxing cup of tea. Here are House-Mouse and Friends Chamomile Nap

Chamomile Nap Rubber Stamp

Debbie Cole created this darling box with Chamomile Nap and Floral Tapestry for a sweet herbal storage or gift box. Another angle of the lid can be found on this project page with all the supplies and instructions to recreate this fabulous piece.

Chamomile Nap by Debbie Cole

Here is Chamomile Nap in a delightful card colored by colorist and class instructor Jennie Lin Black. For updates on classes visit her blog, Color with Jennie.

Chamomile Nap by Jennie Lin Black

And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!

Designer’s post for today —

Janelle Stollfus


Ingenuity Comes in All Sizes

Being vertically challenged is a moment by moment feat, these mice find ways around those obstacles by involving those friends. Today we have some mice that are not only using their ingenuity they are plotting a revenge.

Cookie Bandits Rubber Stamp
Cookie Bandits Rubber Stamp

Amy Hurley-Purdie designed the most delightful version of this stamp, we’re sharing it with her permission because it’s so sweet! Thank you Amy, we’ll send you to her blog when she posts it so you can let her know how much you love it, too! For now you can click on the caption to see how she made this card.

Cookie Bandits by Amy Hurley-Purdie
Cookie Bandits by Amy Hurley-Purdie

Get ready for some amazing mice projects!

Pam Hornschu and again here

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Rhea Weigand and here

Kristine Reynolds


And, in case you’re not visiting and entering regularly, you should really pop over to the House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge! The challenge this month is “Friendship”, so you’ve got the inspiration you need! Click HERE to check out their design team inspiration and find out more!


House-Mouse Friends and Fun!

It’s easy to give a friend a little lift when they receive a card from you with a House-Mouse and Friends design on them. This week our little meeces will come out to play with their friends on design team projects for a great time of fun.

Maxwell and Amanda are helping out a friend in this entertaining stamp design and it just might be worth the boost for a taste of that prized garnish too.

Martini Mice Rubber Stamp

Martini Mice are creating a splash on Monika Thomas color spot card. Isn’t that genius of Monika to color only the olive!

Martini Mice by Monika Thomas

And these mice friends are sharing some fun projects today, too!

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove


Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!


Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Butterfly Collages, Summer on the Wing

This week our Design Team is playing with the beautiful butterfly stamps we released in April. These gorgeous images are already collaged for you. With enough area to be fun to color and enough background to save you heaps of time, they’re a super quick way to get a gloriously textured, layered card. You can cut out the butterfly from a second stamping to add depth, or simply stamp in black over your Creative Palette monoprints for a fast and easy card.

Both Butterfly Tune

Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

P223 Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

And Butterfly Pattern

CRP224 Cling Butterfly PatternCRP224 Cling Butterfly Pattern

Come in wood mounted and Cling Rubber styles. Our Design Team have made fantastic samples of these great designs, and we’ll be sharing them all week. Here’s who is showing projects today:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black
Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black


And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek