Saturday, October 23, 2021

Stamping With Friends Fall 2021 Blog Hop


Fall - sunny days, cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, wind blowing these beautiful leaves in swirls until they land on the ground and pile up. Plus, squirrels preparing for winter by running up and down trees and around the yard driving my dogs crazy! What do you think of when fall arrives?

Thank you for stopping by as part of our Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. I hope you will enjoy the variety of projects we have to inspire you. You may have hopped here from Karen’s blog, wasn't her project lovely! Where ever you began, the full link of blogs on this hop are at the end of my post.

Before I begin, I like to assemble my supplies and see where they will take me.

My card features the colors that make me think of fall, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, and Early Espresso. The squirrels are part of the stamp set Nuts About Squirrels in the June - December 2021 Mini Catalog. I stamped one in Cajun Craze and the other in Cinnamon Cider with the acorn in second and third generation stamping in Early Espresso. I thought they needed a little bling so colored their fur with Wink of Stella and used Shimmery Crystal Effects to add sparkle and dimension to the acorn.

After fussy cutting the squirrels I prepared the background. First I cut two scalloped circles out of the Cork Specialty Paper and a smaller circle white cardstock. I stamped branches and leaves and mounted the squirrels using dimensionals.
With the stamping completed and the focal points prepped I adhered a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". I wanted to add some ribbon and thought it would look nice on the diagonal. Since the Diamond Weave Ribbon is thicker, I laid a piece across the front and adhered it with Stamp 'n Seal on the back. This was adhered to the Cajun Craze cardbase.

I pulled the sentiment from the stamp set Lighthearted Lines. Some demonstrators may have cut the stamp, but I preferred to stamp in Early Espresso Ink onto Basic White cardstock and then cut the Friends Forever off. I glued this to a scrap of Cork and trimmed. (Always keep scraps, they come in handy!) The rest of the sentiment is on the inside of the card. 

The strips on the side are pieces cut from the designer series paper used on the front of the card, again I used scraps.

I hope you give this pretty fall card a try! Your next stop on the blog hop is Caron Bailey, just click the Next Stop picture.

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  1. A very cute card and definitely makes me think of fall!

  2. Super cute card! My mother-in-law loved squirrels, she would feed them peanuts.

    1. I also love squirrels - they are fun to watch! They planted a hazelnut tree and it lived for a few years, however, I got 0 nuts off of it, Nancy - 0, Squirrels - 100+

  3. Awesome card Nancy. I wasn't too keen on this stamp set, but seeing your card - I just might get it.

    1. Thank you LInda, I am a squirrel lover! It is the first set I knew I had to get and it is probably one that I will keep with my special sets.

  4. Beautiful Fall card design. Love your cute squirrels.