Saturday, October 27, 2012

Holiday Blog Hop-Mousetrap Memo Keepers by Chris

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Holiday Blog Hop! We want you to hop along with us and play for some awesome Blog Candy. The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to provide some inspiration to help you get your holiday crafting underway! Our Design Team has come up with some fabulous projects and we have a little bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas, and home d├ęcor items. So we invite you to hop along with us and get your creative juices flowing!

I first used a pair of pliers to remove all extra hardware from wooden mousetraps (leave just the mouse clip) and then,  painted the edges with paint dabbers and under the middle spring. I cut two pieces of decorative paper for each trap—one at 1 3/4x2” and the other at 1 3/4x1 5/8”. Edges were inked and then pieces were glued down with my ATG. I wrapped each base with ¼” scortape with which I adhered the chosen trim. Each trap was decorated differently (see below) and magnetic strips were added to the back so they could be hung on a refrigerator.

Ornament: Red Pepper Paint Dabber with Ideology Holidays Past base paper, inked with Festive Berries Distress Ink. Christmas Cheer cartridge: ornament cut at 4” from Inkessentials Shrink Paper. Image was colored with Copics: R29, YG67, Y28, B05, shrunk, and decorated with Gold Stickles. Red Tinsel Twine used for edges.

Snowman: Sailboat Blue dabber with MME Winter Wonderland base paper, inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Christmas Cheer cartridge: snowman cut at 1 ¾”. Decorated with Stickles: Cinnamon, Orange Peel, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass Distress stickles and Marvy Liquid White.

Snowflake: Snow Cap paint dabber with MME All is Bright, inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Joys of the Season cartridge snowflake cut @ 2”, embossed with Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer. Blue Tinsel Twine edging.

Tree: Bottle paint dabber with MME Winter Wonderland and covered with Picket Fence Distress Stickles. Christmas Cheer cartridge tree cut @ 1 ¾” embossed with Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder. Gold stickles and green Tinsel Twine to finish.

Candy Cane: Red Pepper paint dabber with MME All is Bright paper, MME Winter Wonderland Tape, and Festive Berries Distress ink. Christmas Cheer cartridge candy cane cut at 1 ¾”. Bottom layer embossed with red embossing powder and red Tinsel Twine used as the edging.

Poinsettias: Bottle and Snow Cap dabbers used with Ideology Holidays past paper and MME All is Bright paper. Spellbinders Poinsettias cut from mulberry paper. Stickles: Silver, Gold and green Tinsel Twine to decorate.

Poinsettia Print: Snow Cap paint dabber with MME All is Bright paper. Picket Fence Distress Ink, and edged with blue Tinsel Twine.

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Now for details on blog candy! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are giving away  the Ink Pink Collection by Jillan Vance.

The Ink Pink Collection includes:
• Pray for the Cure Stamp Set in your choice of Round or Rectangle
• Pink Acrylic Stamp block in either 3x3 for the Round set or 3 x4 for
the Rectangle set
• 5 Charming Jilly Charms, Breast Cancer themed, made of fine pewter
right here in the USA!
• 5 A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pins to attach the Charms onto your
• A sample of Rinkle Ribbon, vintage ribbon to wrinkle and crinkle, ½”
wide and Made in the USA.
This collection is worth over $45!!
In addition to all the wonderful products in this collection, they
coordinate with Spellbinders Nestabilities!!!
The Round Set coordinates with:
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Beaded Circle S4-292
Classic Scalloped Circles S4-124
Standard Circles Small S4-116
The Rectangle Set coordinates with:
Spellbinders Nestabilities:
Large Labels S4-168

 To enter to win all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog as you hop along.You will have until 12:00am on Monday October 29th to leave a comment with a way for us to get a hold of you.   We will use to select a winner on Tuesday, October 30th and will post the winners name by 9:00am.

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Don’t forget to leave a comment before hopping along to Kims blog. Thanks for hopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop and get many wonderful ideas!



  1. Now this is a very neat project! and I must say it is the first time I saw anything made from a mouse trap. How cool they are! I love them all. TFS and for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

  2. this is really creative. what a great idea. I love it beautiful designs

  3. LOVE these!!! I bought some mousetraps a while ago but now I REALLY want to go try this!

  4. Now these are just so adorable Chris. You did an awesome job decorating them. Hugs, Fran

  5. those were great gift ideas, thanks for sharing

  6. Chris, I love these mousetraps, I would have never thought to do this, so creative.

  7. Mousetrap memo keepers, how cute!

  8. Chris I LOVE your mousetrap memo keepers!!! *Hugs*

  9. Your mousetrap memo keepers are pure genius! Love, love, love them!

  10. Love this idea, much better than its intended purpose. They are precious.

  11. what a great idea! cute project!

  12. what a cute idea! thanks for the fun inspiration :)

  13. This is just stinking cute and a great idea for little gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Too stinkin cute! What an adorable gift Chris! You are so dang talented!!

  16. really cute. haven't seen them till now. good gift idea. thanks for the project. love hops!

  17. What a great gift idea! i love it. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for hosting this hop! i am your newest follower.

  18. This is such a cute idea for anyone on your Christmas list that has everything! Hugs! Kathie in FL

  19. These memo note holders are very handy Thanks for sharing yours.

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  20. This is such an awesome project and very creative. Love this idea.

  21. Now I see mouse traps in a whole new light! TFS!

  22. That is an awesome idea for a Christmas gift to give someone. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. what a great idea, these would make great Christmas gifts.
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  24. I love your projects!! They are totally out of the box which is what I like! I hope you don't mind if I use your idea to try one myself. Thank you so much for sharing with us, these would make great stocking stuffers.

  25. I love these!! Especially around here...lots of mice and of course, mouse traps! I have to try to make one of these...too cute!
    Thanks for sharing your great idea.
    Sue B

  26. OMG, these are too cute! Love the papers and who would have thought something this adorable could come from a mouse trap! Hope you don't mind if I case this!

    Thanks so much for sharing!


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