Paper pieced - mouse in teacup friendship card

The is the first time I've tried paper piecing an image. It was a bit picky cutting out around the flower petals twice in order to layer the image, but I like how it came out. The paper makes the teacup look like fine china. I also thought to make a pocket inside the card to hold a teabag.  I have a friend in the Valley who is just finishing chemo treatment for breast cancer, so hopefully this card will cheer her up.

The card is based on the weekly sketch challenge at Card Patterns . Patterned paper is by Basic Grey, yellow layer scrap of Stamping Up; Pink and Green Bazzill. Scalloped circle is cut on my Cricut from the "Lacey Labels" cart at 3".  Image and verse is by Inky Antics "Teacup Mousies" coloured with Copics. Ribbon and teapot charm. EK Success small scallop punch, and Martha Stewart lacey scallop punch.


Card Patterns - Sketch #99

If the Shoe Fits #63 - If you've got a Friend

Paper Cutz #73 - Your Choice

Stamping for the Weekend #2 - Getting Warmed Up - cup of tea

Jan. 23/2011


  1. Love what you did here, that mouse is so cute! Love the teabag in the inside, everything is just really well put together. :)

    Thanks for playing with us over at "The Shoe" this week!


  2. Well for someone who's never done paper piecing before sure did a wonderful job with it .The flowers are perfect and that image is so cute. I'm sure it will brighten your friends day

  3. Such a clever card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  4. Lovely card ttah image is too cute also beautiful inside. TFP at cardpatterns.

  5. Hi Sharon

    Pleased you are 'up for it' and will be joining us !!

    Love your work

    B x

  6. This is too cute! Loving that teacup charm especially. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns.

  7. adorable! love the image and the charm! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  8. Fab card! I love the teabag on the inside and the teapot charm :)

    Thanks for joining us over at SFTW

    Berni x

  9. Oh, what a cute card. I love the image and totally love your coloring of the image.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  10. Hello hun, just popping in to say 'hi' ;) I am soooo lovin' your blog!!! Warmest hugs, Joanna xx