Shabby Chic, Mouse Trap Note Holder

This week for Cheery Lynn Designs, I have revamped a mouse-trap into a note holder, using a range of dies.  I have spied these on many social media outlets and just had to try one.  These would make wonderful last minute Christmas presents! 

On the back of the 'trap' are 3 flat magnets, so the note holder can be placed on the fridge.
Firstly, I spray painted the mouse-trap in white, then started decorating.  The base below the mouse-trap is the Swedish Spring Oval Frame, which was cut from chipboard, and spray painted white.  Along each side of the mouse-trap the Lace Light Deco Border was used to decorate.  To create the main focal rose, I used the Miniature, Medium, and Large rose die's, just building the rose in layers. Beneath the rose, I created a doily by cutting the Lace Corner Deco D 4 times, and adhered all four edges together to form a miniature doily.  You may need to enlarge the photographs to see this detail. 
Foliage was created in and round the rose using the smallest leaf from the Small Leaves 2Wreath Strip, and Olive Branches which were cut into smaller segments. 

The 'today' sentiment was stamped onto the Sentiment Frame, and mounted on foam tape for dimension.  
I will be back early in the new year with more Cheery Lynn Designs.  Bj, Mike and Sandy have given the design team some time off over Christmas to spend with family (very spoilt).  AND, in the new year (mid January) the design team will be revealing all the CHA release dies.  I seriously cannot wait to show you the new release, they are fabulous!!

I will be back with more designs on the 4th of January, 2013 - wow, where did 2012 go?

The Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog, will still be hosting challenges, so do call on over and check each challenge out, and of course enter for a chance to win a $20 shopping voucher.

Wishing everyone a really special Christmas, and that 2013 bring all of you many blessings...
 Stay Safe

Medium Rose (B154)
Large Rose (B155)
Wreath Strip (B216)
Foam Tape
Sentiment Stamp
Mouse Trap
Glitz 'French Kiss' 6 X 6 Paper Pad


  1. Encore une créa superbe et dans des tons que j'affectionne! Bravo! Bises. Nadine

  2. Fantastic idea and beautifully done :)

  3. What an unique idea!! Love the dies used and your color choices. It really is pretty.

  4. This is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous idea to use a mouse trap!!!

  5. Wow, I never thought I would call a mouse trap this is gorgeous...have a Merry Christmas!!


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