Ever have a project that you see in your head…you start cutting/stamping/punching and then suddenly go “that doesn’t work”? That is what happened to me on Monday. I wanted to get in one last farewell to the Summer mini card and was thinking how I got the Bouquet Bunch stamp set because I loved the squirrel and then ended up using just about every stamp in the set but the squirrel.
So I had a vision in my head, and proceeded to stamp and punch 6 squirrels and matching dsp. Then I laid it out and….bleah! Then my 8 mo old wanted my attention, and you know how life goes. So, today, I got my new holiday mini order in the mail and OH MY! I was so excited to start playing (I CAN”T WAIT to use my new big buttons!) but when I sat down, my half done card was staring at me and I just had to finish it. So, after some fiddling, this is what I came up with.
I used the retiring Travel Journal DSP and on the left edge stamped the tree leaves from the Bouquet Bunch set (stamped off once before stamping on the card) to make the background. As I was tweaking, I decided it would be fun to have the squirrel on the right be actually peeking through a hole from the inside of the card. So that is what you can see here:
I added the green for a touch of color and then the soft suede ribbon. It still needed something so a scrap of linen thread finished it off.
I loved this sentiment from the new hostess set Afterthoughts. It seemed appropriate somehow with all the squirrels running around.
Finally, if you know me, you know I’m a terrible hoarder of scraps. The thinnest strip of paper or a scrap that “I could totally get at least one punch out of” seems to make it in my scrap folder. So, when I was done and I had one squirrel left, plus the dsp and cardstock from punching the hole in the front of the card… well, I couldn’t throw them away! But I need to use up my scraps so they became a perfect little button to hide the seam where I glued down the ribbon on the inside of the card. I think it works. Don’t you agree?
Ok, with that done, I can now dig into my new goodies guilt free. So, watch for some new stuff showing up on my blog this weekend! Till then…. happy stamping!
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How cute. I like how you punched out a window for your tiny squirrel to show through.