Monday, November 24, 2014

Squirrelfest 2014: you are one of a kind




Squirrel!!

I tell you, cracks me up every time.

cardstock:  mft steel grey, recollections white, papertrey ink vellum  stamps:  sweet stamp shop/cheeky & easily distracted, paper smooches fresh snow  ink:  black zing, copics  other:  mama elephant basic set/creative cuts, gold thread, studio calico woodgrain sequin stars, gold thread

The squirrel and squirrel sentiment are (retired) Sweet Stamp Shop, I know...I wish they weren't retired!  The "You are one of a kind" is Paper Smooches.

I made a faux shaker.  Why faux?  I love vellum and I love heat embossing vellum but man, that stuff goes, well, squirrely.  I didn't want to stitch down all four sides so I opt'd for the top & bottom, with gold thread.

I'm playing along with Emily's Squirrelfest Challenge!

Here are today's Christmas Cards:


cardstock:  papertrey ink black paper:  prima/coffee break  stamps:  neat & tangled/warm wishes  ink:  zing/white  other:  neat & tangled a lot to say nice & neat die

I tell you, Neat & Tangled's Warm Wishes was MADE for that A Lot to Say die, dontcha think?  The patterned paper....Prima Coffee Break from Butterfly Reflections Ink!

I literally made all 3 cards this morning since I was up at 2:30!


27 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

way to go on the early morning cards!!! sooo cute!!!

Toni said...

Lol! Love it!

Laura Norris said...

Great cards all the way around!

maria f. said...

... and that Prima PP was MADE for you. And I think you're drinkin' too much of the stuff. 2:30?!?!?

Tracey McNeely said...

Girl what were you doing up at 2:30? You should have called me! These are fantastic Amy!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I am so enjoying your fabulous holiday cards, Amy!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love all of these, Amy! That squirrel card is just too cute! And your reasoning for the faux shaker totally makes sense to me!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ack! Could this be any cuter?! Love your overloaded squirrel card and those tall coffee cards are awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along in my SquirrelFest Challenge!

Dotty Jo said...

You are so funny! Great cards, Jo x

Becca Cruger said...

Oh man - Your squirrel card cracks me up, too. That is a running joke with my can't-hold-a-straight-conversation sister. Hope you get some sleep soon!

Shelly said...

Your faux shaker card...LOVE.IT. And boy does that sound like me, not wanting to stitch all four sides! lol ;) And your Christmas card are soooo sweet!!!

Annette Allen said...

what cute cards.. I love how you stamped the squirrels and added the vellum..

Ashley Newell said...

The squirrel card cracks me up too! I love those Christmas cards as well!

Anonymous said...

lol!! LOVE them!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEK!!!! That first one would be PERFECT for my BOSS!! He is SOOOOOOOOOO SQUIRREL!!! We are constantly giving him crap over it! LOL!!! I loveeeeeee these!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

That BG is totally RAD and I TOTALLy Agree, they were made for each other!!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Love how you used the vellum over your card, Amy!! So fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute! I love the vellum and the 'odd' squirrel!

Lyn said...

Oh such awesome cards...........Way to go being so creative in the wee hours

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely idea using the Vellum Amy..cute Squirell too and nice one in green..cute card Amy...I join too at Emily challenge SquirellFest...would be so happy if you visiting my Squirell card too dear Amy...big hugs from Germany...Monika

PS: your coffee card is so cool can be for boys or for woman/girls :) you are queen at coffee card Amy...I knew it hehehe :-)

Michelle said...

Cracks me up every time, too! I love your squirrel card. Such fun! Up at 2.30? Crazy! ;-)

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a FUN Card!! LOVE the Vellum and the Repeated Design!! =)THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING WEEK!! =)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very FUN card! Cracks me up!!!
Love your Christmas cards too!

Joni Andaya said...

Super FUN!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well you know you've got me with the coffee card... we just had a squirrel break in in Tahoe (it was easier to clean up vs. the bear).

Yuki said...

Omg the squirrel card is too awesome haha, love it!

Jessi Fogan said...

AHHHH Squirrel! I say that all.the.time! Or OOOH SHINY! :) Love the green buddy :) And those coffee cards are muy fabulous!