Thursday 28 November 2013

Squirrel Pop 'N Cut Card

Do you hear that? It's the sound of a dream shattering.

The dream of an organized studio where I have a few well organized embellishments, and when they run out I purchase a few more. That was the dream, that was the goal. To USE UP my huge embellishment hoard.


I found these adorable felt stickers ON CLEARANCE at Michaels after our Thanksgiving in October. I just could not walk away. Not only that, I couldn't walk away with only one or two packages - no siree. I put them ALL in my cart.  And did a little happy dance. Who needs a small stash of embellishments that are well organized? These things are SO flippin' cute!

I used one of the felt squirrels on this Thanksgiving card for a new friend ...

I added a tiny black brad for the nose, and he was ready to be attached to the card.  I am loving this Label Window insert for my Pop 'n Cut base ... and I have made several birthday cards with it to donate to Seniors Secret Service. (I'll share those another day).

I used the banner die from Karen Burniston's Border and Banners set and cut three banners. One from green, one from burgundy and one from Glimmer Paper.  (LOVE that stuff.) Each banner was cut in half, then I arranged three of the pieces on the front of the card. This is when I wish I had my Tiny Attacher with me - it would have been perfect. Glue dots had to work though ... it's all I have right now.

The remaining three banner pieces were trimmed and arranged inside the card.

I decided not to try to stamp and write directly on the printed paper, so trimmed a rectangle from a lightly patterned paper in the same stack and stamped on that. I die cut that little acorn out of a Glimmer Paper scrap, stamped the words and  the card was ready to pop in the mail. 

(Remember you can always see my Sizzix Flip-it, Pop N Cut and Accordion Flip cards by looking on the right side of my blog under LABELS then scrolling down to the 'S' section.)

Supplies used:
A2 Pop 'n Cut base with Label Window insert - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Butterflies and Label die (for label layers) - Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Banner - Banner and Borders, Karen Burniston (Sizzix)
Felt squirrel - Michaels
Acorn die - Papertrey Ink
Words - Verve
Patterned paper - The Paper Studio
Black brad - from my stash
Glimmer Paper - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Well I am now a huge fan of squirrels! Anything that inspires you to keep creating these amazing cards, because I sure love my morning blog fix! Love the way you cut the banners and layered them - fabulous idea that I will be trying!

  2. What a cute squirrel and card. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. I think this is great. what a cool idea. flip it / pop n cut combined. I can't believe the creativity.


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