Friday, March 17, 2023


 Today I combined the Nuts about Squirrels stamp set with the Aspen Trees Dies.  

This was definitely the quickest and easiest card of the week!  But isn't it pretty?  It's so nice when you have pretty designer series paper and the right tools to make a quick card.

The designer paper behind the trees is from the Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper (DSP) Collection.  All I had to do was cut the Basic White cardstock with the die from Aspen Trees Dies to create my woods.  

The coordinating stamp set, Perched in a Tree, and these dies were first introduced in the July - December Mini catalog.  But I was so excited to see that they are carrying over, so they are still available if you missed out on them last fall.

Once the trees were die-cut, I layered them over the DSP and mounted it to my Balmy Blue card base.

All that was left was to stamp my little squirrel on a Basic White scrap and fussy cut him.  That was the longest part of making this card.

The cute little tag for the sentiment is from Designer Tag Dies.  A double bow of linen thread completed the card front.

In keep with my mantra of "no naked insides", I added a leftover strip of the Rain or Shine DSP to the right side of the Basic White cardstock.

When I was making the card front, I wasn't sure if I wanted two squirrels or one.  I had thought about having one behind the trees, but I couldn't make it work.  Since I had stamped one of each squirrel, I had a spare, so I just tucked him on the inside of my card.

You can download a free tutorial of today's card, by using this link.

A list of the products I used is shown below.

Product List

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