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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nuts for You Birthday Tag & Card

I made a card and tag for my husband's birthday in October, using a variety of stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. 

* I used the Cover Plate: Circles for the lower portion of the card front!  
     (I love playing with a combination of colours and patterns for the circles) 
* The top of the card was covered with Spring Moss polka dot paper.

* The sentiment panel was created with stamps and dies from Framed Out #1. 
I mounted the panel onto a bitty dot Spring Moss patterned paper and popped the center panel with 3D foam dots.
* A strip of ribbon and a double bow separates the two sections of the card and accents the top of the sentiment panel.

The inside of the card is a fun scene using Nuts for You and Falling Leaves. (I wanted something unexpected on the inside!!) We have a lot of squirrels that visit our trees and my husband always has something to say to them!! (They try to get into our bird feeders and often make a real racket when birds fly into the tree!!)
* I used a combination of colouring and paper piecing for the squirrel. The body was stamped with Background Basics: Herringbone and the face and tummy with Bitty Background Blocks. The tail was coloured with copic markers.
* The acorn die cut was stamped with Dark Chocolate onto Kraft card stock.
The tree and leaves were stamped with images from Falling Leaves.  
* Movers & Shakers Sentiments were stamped onto the top of the card and a sentiment from Nuts For You was added to the bottom corner of the card.

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Nuts For You, Happy Hexagons, Framed Out #1, Movers & Shakers Sentiments, 
Bitty Background Blocks, Background Basics: Herringbone, Falling Leaves
Inks - Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, Dark Chocolate,  
Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss Polka Dot Patterned Paper, Dark Chocolate, Kraft
Dies - Cover Plate: Circles, Nuts For You, Framed Out #1
Other - American Crafts: Coffee Ribbon, copic markers, corner rounder, 3D Foam Dots

This tag was attached to a bag of cashews!

* Boutique Accessory Card die - cut from white card stock and Spring Moss Polka Dot Patterned Paper.   
* I stamped and paper pieced another squirrel and attached it to the tag. 
* The leaves were die cut from Canyon Clay cardstock, impressed with the Herringbone Impression Plate and then added to the top corner of the tag. 
* Two acorns were die cut from Kraft card stock, stamped with Dark Chocolate ink and then highlighted with a copic marker. Both of the acorns were popped up with 3D foam dots. 
* The sentiment was stamped with Dark Chocolate ink.
Tag and Card Interior

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic. Great job.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy belated birthday to your hubby!

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards and tag, Karen! I especially love your little herringbone squirrels-- too cute!