Good Morning! Oh My Gosh – the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels photopolymer stamp set is the cutest squirrel stamp set ever! For today’s card, I made a Fall hello card with one of the little guys and used and embossed Pumpkin Pie panel as the background and I just love how it came out. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I embossed a panel of Pumpkin Pie with the Bark 3D embossing folder (this embossing folder shrinks a little, so I embossed a panel 1/8″ wider and cut it to size after embossing). I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to the front and adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat. I wrapped it with Crumb Cake baker’s Twine and made a bow, then adhered it to the front of a Sahara Sand card base.
I stamped the outline squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel and stamped the filler in Sahara Sand. I am amazed at how wonderful this two step process turns out! I stamped the bottom of the acorn in stamped off Cinnamon Cider and the acorn top in Soft Suede. I stamped the tree branch in Soft Suede and inked the leaves in bumblebee and used a sponge dauber to add touches of Old Olive (I cleaned off the stamp each time to keep my Bumblebee ink pad green-free). After all the leaves were stamped, I stamped the leaf veins in Bumblebee. I cut the little guy out with the largest Layering Circle die and cut out a scalloped circle from Early Espresso to adhere to the back.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand and hand trimmed a banner flag end with my paper snips. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and trimmed the banner end before adhering it to the squirrel with glue dots. I adhered the little squirrel to the card front with dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I stamped a couple of tree branches in Soft Suede and a bunch of falling leaves in Bumblebee and Old Olive on a Basic White panel, just like the front. And of course I had to stamp the cute little sentiment from the Banner Year photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso! I trimmed the bottom with Beauty of the Earth DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.
The little squirrel from the Stampin’ Up! Nuts About Squirrels stamp set is so cute and mischievous! It’s perfect for sending some cheerful Fall greetings to, well everyone! The two step stamping process works wonderfully for the images, but you can also color these little guys with markers or watercolors
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Sahara Sand – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/8″ x 2″ (label)
- Pumpkin Pie – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (embossed background)
- Early Espresso – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 2-1/8″ (label mat), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped circle)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (squirrel circle)
- Beauty of the Earth DSP – 1″ x 3-1/4″, 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)