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Monday, September 12, 2016

It's a Nutty Birthday Squirrel!

Top 5 Pick at Creative Corner
Top 3 Pick at Animal Friends Challenge

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Cupcake

Today we have a birthday in the house, so of course I had to make a card to celebrate! :)

My son just loves squirrels, he has ever since he was a very little boy. we used to go to the park to feed them back when it was just the 2 of us, so that tells you just how long his love of them goes back! :)

so it seemed appropriate to make him a squirrel birthday card as he turns 26. gosh, those years have certainly flown by! sigh..... I am so proud of the man he has become! :) pardon my proud momma moment.


I used a Sandra Caldwell image and did my best to take the 'angry' out of him. ;) I just don't have any other little squirrel images in my collection, as hard as that is to believe. papers are from the Basic Grey Vivienne collection. The card base is another of Tammy's adorable card templates from her Shape EZ store on Etsy. trims are from my stash and buttons are vintage. sticks for the acorn top are from my yard! grins!  leaf dies are by Tim Holtz.

the inside of the card reads, "We are nuts about you! Happy Birthday!" :) yes, I am goofy that way....

Hope your week is off to a great start! :)

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - anything goes w/fall color twist
Addicted to Stamping - trees, branches, and/or leaves (actual branches & leaves)
Dare 2B Artzy - Happy Birthday
Catch the Bug - the great outdoors
Di's Digis - autumn
Creative Corner - woodland creatures
Simply Create Too - fall colors
QKR - fall colors
Animal Friends - animals with fur
Die Cut Divas - fall

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

Yum to Vanilla Cupcake!
This is so cute!

Sherri said...

This is totally adorable & I know your son will be thrilled with it! Especially knowing the love that went into it! The image is so cute & I LOVE the shape of the card! The trims & papers are perfect & I love your leaves! Thanks for joining us for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge! And happy birthday to your son!

Céline said...

fun card and shape
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps
hugs
céline

Dorothy S said...

This is one of the great advantages of card making - to be able to put so much love in the making of a special card for a special person! This is adorable as a shaped card featuring a squirrel. Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede challenge this week, using fall colors. Dorothy S, DT member

Arlene said...

What a darling shape and cute, cute card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

NanaConnie said...

Too cute, Jenn! Love all the detail - the paper piecing, the shape, the buttons and twine. It's all fabulous!

Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte. Sehr originell.
Danke für die Teilnahme bei Animal Friends und Creative Corner.
LG Dreja

Bad Kitty said...

so cute !
love it!
hugs
Fiki

Cindy C. said...

I love a shaped card, and this is so cute and fun! Thanks for joining the our challenge at Die Cut Diva's.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is very cute!

Marlies said...

You've made a fantastic creation for your son Jennifer! Very original and super cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Simply Create Too Challenge. Good Luck. Hope to see you again at our next challenge

Stephanie said...

Squeal!!!! This is so adorable... Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Catch The Bug this week! :)

Chana Harris said...

Awesome design and let's face it, we cannot celebrate Fall without squirrels and nuts! I am sure this card simply delighted your son! Very nice choice of embellishments and paper! Thanks for Rocking Out with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!'
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Selene said...

What a great idea and it really turned out just wonderful :)
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends Challenge.
Selene

Kuni said...

Wonderful creation.
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.
Hugs
Kuni