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Hello my creative friends. The 4th of July has come and gone and we are in the full hot days of summer here in Colorado.

I created this card for the current Lawn Fawn Blog Challenge #176 - Fun With Food. I wasn't sure what I was going to do until my youngest son suggested doing a card with my favorite little mice. He came up with the mi-MOUSE-a and I added the Hakuna. It was a little of a struggle to get started but I love how this card turned out.

The background of the card is a piece of the new Pint Size Patterns: Summertime paper collection. I used a little Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink on the edges.

I cut the letters using Henry's ABC's die set. I cut them out of Raspberry Cardstock and then added Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink on the upper portion of the letter. The little "Hakuna" sign at the top is heat embossed using Riley's ABC's.

The oranges are cut using the Zesty Lemon die set. To make it look like an orange I used white cardstock that I had inked with Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink. The yellow part of the orange is cut from a very pale yellow cardstock. I did ink the very outside of the yellow to help it look more like and orange.

The hammock is from the Hammock And Trees die set. It is cut from patterned paper. The palm trees were cut using the Palm Trees die set. I used Chocolate Bar, Paper Bag and Noble Fir Cardstock.

For the mi-MOUSE-a, I used the Build a Drink and Build A Drink Cocktail Add on. For the inside of the glass, I inked Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimmon on white cardstock. For me, it is easier to use ink blending on larger areas rather than try to color with Copic markers. I cut the ice cubes out of vellum and sandwiched them in between the inked paper and the acetate that I had also sandwiched in between 2 layers of cardstock for the outside frame.

The sand at the bottom of the card is white cardstock inked with Tea Dye Distress Oxide Ink with the edges touched up with a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. I used the Stitched Hillside Border to cut the top of the sand. I used the Sandy Beach Accents die, to cut the slot that the drink sits in.

The mice are from the You Autumn Know and Bubbles of Joy stamp sets. The drinks are from the Beachy Christmas and Make Lemonade stamp sets.

I am not sure what sentiment I am going to put on the inside. Maybe I will just leave it blank.

I hope this card has inspired you. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your summer.



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