Stamping with Princess – Masculine Mouse Birthday

Stamping with Princess – 3D Masculine Mouse Birthday

3D Masculine Mouse Birthday

3D Masculine Mouse Birthday

A young man is the next person on my list to receive a birthday card. My husband has been a great sounding board for whether something is masculine or not. Most of the time he says my masculine cards are metrosexual. Hmmm….so, let’s see if this passes the masculine test!

Folded flat, this card fits into a standard greeting card envelope. The finished size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The card feels like a shadow box because the image stamped inside is quite large and depicts another mouse. So the recipient must hold the card at several angles to see everything inside.


  • Stampa Rosa, Santa Rosa House Mouse Designs, Birthday cupcake 58
  • Hero Arts Little Greetings Birthday LL520
  • Stampin’ Up Candles (not sure what set it’s from – I think it’s retired)
  • Stampin’ Up Celebrate You (not sure what set it’s from – I think it’s retired)
  • 1 piece dark green cardstock
  • 1 piece light green cardstock
  • 1 piece striped paper
  • black StazOn Inkpad
  • VersaMark Inkpad
  • markers
  • Stampin’ Up Aqua Pen
  • 3D Crystal Lacquer
  • green ribbon
  • Circle Colluzle
  • double stick tape
  • puffy tape / mounting tape


  1. Trim dark green and light green cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Lay the card horizontally and score at 1/2″ and 1″ and both sides and fold at score lines.
  2. With VersaMark inkpad, stamp the candles randomly on the dark green cardstock.
  3. Stamp the mouse birthday stamp on the light green cardstock with black inkpad so that it’s roughly 1/2″ from the bottom of the paper. Image will appear on the fold lines. Color with markers and aqua pen.
  4. Cut a circle out of the dark green cardstock roughly above the mouse sitting on the cupcake. I used the 4th smallest circle in the coluzzle. When the circle hit the first score mark, I stopped cutting the circle but instead followed the fold line.
  5. Trim a piece of striped paper 2″ by 5 1/2. Place it over the dark green cardstock and trace the hollowed out circle with a pencil then trim out the circle with scissors.
  6. Adhere striped paper to cardstock.
  7. Adhere ribbon across the center of the card to create a border between the striped paper and the green cardstock.
  8. Stamp Happy Birthday on a piece of dark green cardstock using black inkpad. Trim to 2 3/4 x 3/4. Trim light green cardstock to 3 x 1 and tape to back of dark green birthday tag. Adhere to top of card at a slant.
  9. Stamp the celebrate you on light green cardstock using a dark green marker. Color the cupcake. Apply 3D Crystal Lacquer on the frosting. Allow to dry. Using puffy tape, adhere celebrate you cupcake below happy birthday.
  10. Tape the card together on both sides at the 1/2″ edges.


  1. Nadeen said,

    February 19, 2009 at 04:38

    Hey girlfriend! Fun site! But I can’t get the pictures to enlarge. Can you make them do that or am I doing something wrong?

  2. mtnbikechk said,

    February 19, 2009 at 14:09

    At this point, what you see is what you get. I haven’t uploaded larger pictures but will most likely do that in the near future.

  3. Vickie said,

    March 16, 2009 at 22:57

    Nice! I like the mouse thing you have going. I like mice on cards. I don’t like them on my counters!

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