Saturday, August 25, 2012

Santa Trap

Good Morning, Stampers!

I have seen so many adorable ideas using mouse traps on Pinterest lately. I know, I do spend a little bit too much time scoping, but there really are a lot of cute and unique ideas there! 

My local hardware store had a pretty decent selection of mouse traps, but then my eye caught this huge rat trap. I really liked the size better as I could fit a lot more and there is even plenty of space to write a note. I got a really strange (and silent) look from the cashier (lol!) I was just thankful I was buying it to alter and not to use it for it's real purpose! That cashier would never understand :o)

I measured and cut the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908 $10.95) to fit and adhered it using Multipurpose Glue (110755 $3.95). I inked the edges a bit with Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber. I stamped Santa from the exclusive Hostess stamp set Christmas Wishes (w127982 - c127985) onto Whisper White cardstock using Soft Suede ink. I then stamped another Santa image onto Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink. I cut the hat off and adhered it to the first Santa image. I finished it off by adding some scrap pieces of coordinating ribbon at the top and a little white pom pom on the end of the hat.


Stamps: Christmas Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Various ribbons, sponge dauber, little white pom pom, Snow Festival DSP, Rat Trap

Happy Stampin'


melissa said...

very cute TFS!!!

Connie said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is so darn CUTE!!! I've got to get some mousetraps (or rat traps!) lol!

Jane said...

I bet you did get some strange lokks, what an idea though, so out of the box!!!!

Ann Rosie said...

Fantastic idea - I've already Googled 'Rat Traps' and ordered a few.