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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Card

Some of you may not know but I worked for the Mouse as in Mickey Mouse at Disney World in FL thru high school & college. Worked in Borden Ice Cream Shop at end of Main Street and in the Silver Smith shop in Liberty Square. Popular ice cream flavors then were Pistachio. In the Silver Smith shop we polished the silver & Spoon Rings were popular then. Does anyone else remember Spoon Rings? Was a fun job even with the cleanup that was involved in the ice cream shop at closing time. I did not have a car so I carpooled with friends and we split gas cost. 

Created this patriotic Mickey Mouse card using a couple new & different techniques to me. One different technique is to color an embossed image with Tim Holtz Distress Inks using more than one color. Have done this before using one color so I challenged myself to use more than one color. Masked off part not to be colored. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink: barn door and faded jeans. Another new technique is to use paper piercing on the tag. Used Tim Holtz ruler that has paper piercing holes. Another new to me was to use 3+ layers.

Used Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge for Mickey Mouse head. Used Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge for Uncle Sam hat. Used white glitter on stars & red Stickles on Uncle Sam hat.

Used Kraft americana cardstock for blue base & red layer.

Used a Spellbinders die cut for tag. Stamped sentiment on tag. Used Tim Holtz ruler with paper piercing holes. Used ribbon.

Closeup of glitter on stars & Red Stickles on stripes 
on Uncle Sam hat:

Closeup of paper piercing:

Cricut cartridges:
Mickey & Friends 3" Mickey head
Stand and Salute 2 1/2" x 2" Uncle Sam hat

embossing: Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder

glitter: white - stars on Uncle Sam hat

Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - barn door & faded jeans

5" x 6 1/4" Base Kraft americana red cardstock
4 3/4" x 6" white cardstock
4 1/2" x 5 3/4" Kraft americana blue cardstock
 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardstock

ribbon: Celebrate It Basic-Basic

Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Two

stamp: studio g clear stamp 

Stickles: Xmas Red

Tim Holtz: ruler with paper piercing holes

Entering this into the following challenge:

2 Sisters Ch93 Bring On The Boys no Girl images unlim 2nd 5/25-6/1
Aud Sentiments Ch55 Any Sentiment unlim 7th 5/23-6/5
Celebrate the Occasion Ch64 Anything Goes 5/29-6/3
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes unlim 1st 5/29-6/4
Craft Your Days Away Ch46 Red, White & Blue Cards unlim 2nd 5/26-6/7 

Crazy Ch121 Childhood Memories lim4 1st 5/28-6/9
Creative Craft Challenge2 Patriotic Red/White/Blue lim3 1st 5/29
Creative Inspirations Paint Memorial Day 5/27-6/2
Dare to Be Sassy Thurs 126 Hats Off To You unlim 2nd 5/24-30
Die Cuttin Divas Ch67 Anything Goes 5/29-6/4
Fantabulous Cricut Ch113 Memorial Day used red + anything Memorial Day 5/28-6/3
Friends of Speedy TV Ch Wk22 try a new & different technique unlim 1st 5/28-6/3
Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch All About Disney unlim 1st 5/20-6/2
Hooked On Craft Ch21 All that Glitters unlim 1st 5/28-6/30
Hot Shot Ch8 Die Cuts unlim 24th 5/12-6/9
Jacksons Digi Exp Anything Goes Ch6 opt Holtz It Right There 5/29-6/4
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #9 Anything Goes unlim 45th 5/6-31
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 42nd 5/5-6/18
Kraft Journal Emboss & Embellish unlim 1st 5/28-6/3
LexisCreations Ch66 ForMan/Boyinourlives unlim 1st MickeyMouseforBoys&Girls 5/28-6/9
Made Especially For You Paper Piercing Ch unlim 1st paper pierced the tag 5/28
More Than Favors Wacky Wed 71 Memorial Day unlim 2nd 5/23-6/5
One Stitch At A Time Ch115 Red, White & Blue lim3nonSBDS 1stnonSBDS 5/27-6/2
One Stop Craft Ch184 For The Boys lim2 2nd 5/26-6/1 

Paper Crafting Journey PCJ Ch10 Anything for Kids Goes unlim 1st 5/24-6/5
Paper Pretties Wed PWC207 Use Bold Bright Colors unlim 9th patriotic bold colors red, white & blue 5/23-29
Party Time Tues PTT70 Anything Goes 5/29-6/5
Perfect Sentiments PSC35 For a Special Man twist: no patt paper unlim 3rd 5/23-29
Simon Says Stamps Fathers Day/Special Male Ch unlim 3rd 5/23-29 

SimonSaysStamp&Show OnefortheBoys unlim 1st MickeyMouseforBoys 5/28-6/3
Stamping With Dragon Ch Heroes unlim 1st Heroe is Mickey Mouse and the men and women who fight for our freedom 5/27-6/7
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Stars & Strips unlim 2nd 5/26-6/1
Tuesday Throwdown Ch100 Masculine unlim 1st 5/29-6/4
Wishcraft Cards Waste Not Wed Wk20 for baby or child 5/23-29


  1. Very nice techniques and I love your Mickey Mouse patriotic card. So glad you joined us at Friends of Speedy TV again this week.

  2. Super cool - love the different techniques you used! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  3. Fun card Melissa! So glad yoThanks for joined us at Friends of Speedy TV.

  4. great job on the card, love the background and your paper peircing really enhances your sentiment. thanks for joining us at MEFY!

  5. You did a BEAUTIFUL job with both techniques! Mickey Mouse is soo cute with that hat! I've actually never tried using distress inks on embossed paper, but it looks fun! Your paper piercing looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB and ME4Y!
    ♥ Cyndy

  6. Yes, I do remember spoon rings. I'm just too jealous about you working at Disney. I think that would be my dream job. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  7. thanks for joining us this week at perfect sentiment.

  8. Love your two coloured background and of course Mickey. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV.

  9. Love your projects. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  10. This is gorgeous,love the image.Thanks for sharing with us at Aud

  11. This is so awesome!! The red, white and blue star background is beautiful and Mickey is just adorable!! Love his sparkly hat!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Love your card! Thank you for joining our challenge at OSSC this week! Good luck!
    Hugs, Svit x

  13. This is just fabulous! Loving the Mickey Mouse card - sounds like you had a great time working at Disney! Your card is great - thanks so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  14. This is just wonderful! You certainly mastered your new techniques to turn out a beautiful project! I am so glad you decided to share your work with us here at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Big Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

    BTW, to answer your question, all of our challenges are Anything Goes. You can use any image by any artist. Our optional twists are just a way to help get the mojo working for those who need/like that type inspiration. Please join us everyweek!

  15. This is wonderful! I love your Mickey Mouse, and yes, I do remember those silver spoons you mentioned. lol Thanks for joining us this week at FOSTV.

  16. What an adorable card! You did a great job with the new techniques! Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week--Pat N.

  17. Too cute,thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  18. Your project is super cool! I have to try painting an embossed image with distress inks as you did. And I have considered buying the TH ruler. Thanks so much for sharing all your techniques with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  19. What a fun patriotic card. Great job. Speaking of job, what a cool place to work at and have "cool" memories of; sounds like it was a whole lot of fun to work there. TFS and thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  20. Lovely job using Mickey!
    I am curious..I see alot of challenges that you have entered into. How do you find all these!!??

  21. Honey you are a Cricut star! This is a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  22. Very cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  23. Very neat card. Thanks for including the back story. I always think they make the cards so much more special when we know how they were inspired. Love the inking on the embossed stars.

  24. Very cute card, thank you for playing along with us at JDE.

  25. GReat job using the technique and a fun Mickey card Melissa. So glad you shared it with us at FOSTV this week :)

  26. Gorgeous card, love the image, thanks for joing our challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  27. Such a fun card! Love the stars and stripes background. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions this week!

    Lisa xox

  28. Wowie! This is Fabulous! Love the Festive embossed BG and the Sweet Mickey Mouse! Just Adorable! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

  29. Fab card and I love the inking on the embossed stars very effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  30. Super cute card. Love your textures, glitter and your cute Mickey image. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  31. Oh, my goodness! You do have a special place in your heart for Mickey! Well, your projects show your love! Great work on every one of them!

  32. Fantastic card sweetie and a great cloth on the table to display it on. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away Challenge this fortnight and good luck.


  33. Such a great project!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired By: Memorial Day Challenge. We hope to see you back for our next challenge beginning on Sunday!
    Jessica CIP~DT

  34. Your Mickey Mouse is too adorable and I love the distressing you did in the background! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

  35. How cute is this. I love how Mickey is looking up at his hat. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  36. Love the card but who does'nt love Mickey thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at OSCC. Janet

  37. OMG! Two thumbs up. This is amazing. And I love how you displayed your card. Beautiful job. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  38. Great Mickey card!! I love all things Disney- so I am jealous that you worked there- how cool was that??? And yes, I remember spoon rings- is that dating me? Thanks for playing at CTO :)Amy

  39. ohhhh wow that's one very cool job! Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  40. So cute! Two of my favorite things. I am a huge Mickey fan and my whole house is decorated with patriotic decor.

  41. Fabulous card. Love your Mickey.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  42. Love the Mickey Mouse :) Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  43. Great card, love that micky as a patriot!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  44. I love Mickey Mouse! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  45. Wow ... I love the colours and theme of this card! That piercing around the sentiment just adds the right touch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

  46. Love the card! I love everything Disney lol.
    You did an awesome job. Thanks for joining us at MEFY.


  47. Great card. I love the image he is too cute. Great technique. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

  48. Melissa, you did a fantastic job on the color duo on inking the embossed area.
    BTW, I live in Grand Prairie, just down the road.

  49. Absolutely fab card! I love it! Thanks for playing along at OSCC this week! Ani
    P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

  50. Im a big fan of Mickey Mouse, fabulous card! Love the image and the range of techniques!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    - Mel x

  51. Mickey looks just fab and the colours are great! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Sarah.

  52. Gorgeous card, fab image!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  53. Yes, I remember spoon rings and had one in high school! Your card is fabulous and great to challenge yourself with new techniques. Thanks for sharing at ME4Y.

  54. Mickey is looking good. loving the colors and image. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE. Hugs, DT leader

  55. Yup had the spoon ring in HS! Love Mickey too! I have to try that embossing technique one of these days.... Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    DT Member

  56. Beautiful!!! This is an awesome card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!

  57. Aww gorgeous, so cute! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx-
    p.s I have new candy if you would like to enter

  58. Growning up in California and just 20 min from Disney I always wanted to work there. I had a friend's mom who designed all the wigs. I thought it would be the greatest job to work at Disney! You lived a lot of people's dreams! How fun. Great card. Love the Freedom theme. Very cute! Thanks for joining in the Simply Sunday Challenge Fun at Getting Cricky! Be sure to join us this week for a new challenge!
    Getting Cricky Design Team Member

  59. VERY cute, Melissa!! I love how you colored the background -- such a fun technique!! :) Mickey looks all ready to celebrate!!

    Thanks for joining the Getting Cricky Disney Challenge!! A brand new challenge for SUMMERTIME starts TODAY -- I hope you'll join us again!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  60. Very cook card, love Mickey Mouse! Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!

  61. Lovely project! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this month. NancyD

  62. Fabulous card. Love your layout.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  63. I just love the inking strips on the embossed paper. Thats a brilliant idea. Love the cut and adding the hat to Mickey. Thanks for joining us at a FCCB.

  64. What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  65. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev x

  66. love this Mickey mouse card, who ever thought a patriotic card could be so much fun.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)