Practicing Creativity

Birthday Card with Di's Digi Stamps Measure Up Mice Digi

Birthday card featuring Di's Digi Stamps Measure Up Mice Digi, colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils, by Paperesse.

I whipped up this birthday card featuring Di's Digi Stamps Measure Up Mice digi (retired) for a friend of mine who loves to sew. Although not a big fan of real mice, I certainly do like Di's and use them often (e.g. this cheesy mice on the moon anniversary card  – a past favorite).

The Leah digital paper is from artist Terry Cutlip's Tactile Studio digital paper line. I hated to see her shut down her website several years back; she had stunning paper designs. She had an amazing offer once where you could buy all the digital paper packs on her site at that time. I did and it took me 18 months to open, download and organize them all. I have 625 digital packs and 7387 images in my Tactile Studio digital file. If you're wondering how I store and organize all that, I use Adobe Bridge for all my photos and digital creative content. Out of curiosity, I googled Tactile Studio when writing this post and apparently she has a website up and running again, but unfortunately, her digital papers aren't part of it. 

The banner was created with a no-brand border die. Pea Elizabeth Ashley font was used for the sentiment. Big enamel dots give some bling.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Leah paper pack (retired)
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Measure Up Mice (retired)
Dies – Die-namics Square stax, no-brand banner
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – Pea Elizabeth Ashley
Caran d'Ache Luminance 901 pencils
Gelly Roll white pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Di's Digi Designs Challenge 07/06 – Furry Friends, Seize the Birthday #285 – ATG, Creative Fingers #280 – ATG, As You Like It 13/06 – Favorite: With or Without Words & Why (Definitely words. I almost always have a sentiment of some sort on my cards, although they're not always specific; sometimes I choose flexible sentiments that can be used for many different occasions, like this one. I've used it for a birthday here – the birthday sentiment is inside – but it could just as easily be a thank you or thinking of you card.), and Tic Tac Toe #249 – see image below: my choices are Layers, Die Cut and Patterned Paper. 


  1. Your background looks like a beautiful quilt that you placed the image on. Very nice birthday card. Thanks for sharing it with us today at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

  2. Wonderful card, Shani! Those bold papers are lovely! Sounds like you got quite a score from Tactile Studio.

  3. So super cute Shani and coloured beautifully and I love your layers of papers and patterns..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. This is the epitome of darling!! The image and the adorable sentiment are just perfect together. Such bright, happy colours too!

  5. Such a fun and beautiful card! Love the play on words! Thanks for playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

  6. WOW! These papers are amazing (sad face now knowing they are retired). This beautiful card sure makes a case for choosing papers before you start coloring. Love this, Shani! Thanks so much for joining us over at As You Like It Challenge.


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