Thursday, October 22, 2015

Adorable Squirrel Nut House

I was simply delighted to win the Pink & Main 'Nut House' Stamp and die set through a Facebook draw recently. Aren't those squirrels just the cutest? We have some pretty adorable squirrels who visit us all year long so I'm rather fond of these furry creatures.

Isn't this piece of very happy mail pure inspiration? (even the padded envelope is pink ;-) )

Here's a nice clear image of the stamp set (image linked)

Naturally I had to play with my new goodies straight away. I decided to make  birthday card for a young friend. And then I could also enter it into the Pink & Main October Challenge - Theme Birthday.

I cut the little house (using the dies) twice from brown card stock and added paper pieced details and coloured pencil for shading.
The leaves I die cut from different colours of card stock adding coloured pencil and a bit of glitters (this is for a girl after all!) for added interest.

The squirrel was die cut from white card stock and also coloured with coloured pencils. I gave her a pink nose...girls understand about pink noses!

On the inside I stamped and white embossed a simple birthday greeting (using and older Provo Craft stamp) and then adhered the very top of the two house pieces together. This way the card stands up nicely for display.

I was super pleased with the quality of the stamps and dies. The images stamp beautifully crisp with nice thin lines. Do check out the Pink & Main Store and the new releases full of adorable seasonal images. The Nut House is part of a series of houses btw...what a totally cool idea.

Take a look at these new ones -images are linked- and of course with the dies, they are a breeze to 'cut'!


Hop on over to the blog and check out the Challenge!

I'm also submitting this to :

the Rubber Dance October Challenge (theme is Autumn' and the colours are all perfect for fall)

the Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge 


Migdalia said...

Absolutely adorable!!
Saw it over at Pink & Main Challenge.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

ionabunny said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Pam MacKay said...

Beautifully colored and I love Cure squirrel ! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main birthday challenge! DT Member Pam

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pink & Main birthday challenge!

~Stacey (Pink & Main DT member)

Challenge Team said...

This is just too cute! -Michelle

Tracy Penney said...

An adorable card. The YNS fall colours worked so well. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our current colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Holly Endress said...

Super cute what a fun image.. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.

Julie E said...

What a fun card! Great way to pull in all the colors from challenge #25 at YNS. Thanks for joining in!

lostinpaper said...

Totally too cute, looks like me after my camping this weekend lol.