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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - October 2021 | Harvest Time

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards
Nuts About Squirrels

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Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing things related to our Harvest Time theme!  I cannot wait to see all the harvest time and autumn inspiration and hope that you enjoy the one that I am sharing with you today.  

Today's Project

Like the name of the stamp set...  I'm nuts about squirrels.  Always have been and always will.  There's something about their determination that amazes me... much less the little twinkle in their eyes when they spy me gazing at them.  **WINK**  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards

Today's card was inspired by two cards!  One made yesterday with friends early in the morning for me (5:30am) and the other that I made last year during my time on the Dirty Dozen design team for Splitcoaststampers.  Inspiration is everywhere.

Project Details

The largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies is the focal point of the card which was die-cut with Basic White.  The leaves were off-stamped with Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider ink onto the circle.  The background was filled in with a Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker.  The Intricate Leaves branch was die cut with Basic White scrap, colored with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker and embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards

Additional leaves were off stamped and fussy cut for additional fun.  The circle was adhered to the bark embossed Crumb Cake layer.  The Pattern Play DSP was colored with coordinating Stampin' Blends.  The squirrel was stamped in Memento ink onto Basic White, colored with a Bronze and both Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends and lovingly fussy cut.  A Linen Thread bow and Genial Gems were finishing touches to the card front. 

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards

For the inside, the layers were also replicated. The stamping of the leaves was replicated along with the fussy squirrel.  Leaving the front and the inside without any sentiments was intentional allowing this to be easily reproduced for so many different occasions.  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards

If you love to color, you will love coloring the leaves and this Black & White patterned DSP!  The liner for the envelope will also be colored as I watch college football today.  Where do you like to color?  Please feel free to comment below or on social media as you see this picture.

More Inspiration

I hope that this project has inspired you in more than one way.  Up next on the blog hop is Libby where you can continue along to see what she and all the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment...  we love to hear from you. 

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Mo Rootes  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Tricia Butts

Deb Macdowell  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Jan Musselman

 Teri West  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Gez Carpenter

AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Danielle Kassing

Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Terry Hamilton


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  
Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details!  Featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set, Intricate Leaves Dies, Pattern Play Host Designer Series Paper, and Timber 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!® to create a harvest time themed card; #anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #timber #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks A, D; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips;  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Simply Shammy 

STAMPS

  • Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set

INK

  • Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider and Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Packs; Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER

  • Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Cardstocks; Neutrals Cardstock Pack (perfect for beginner stampers or limited storage); Pattern Party 12" x 12" Host Designer Series Paper; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Layered Circles Dies, Intricate Leaves Dies, Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Genial Gems

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (x2) (for stamping and die-cutting) 
  • Crumb Cake - 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  • Pattern Party Host DSP - 1" x 4-1/8" 
  • Very Vanilla - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2)  
  • Basic Black - 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2) (for stamping and die-cutting) 
  • Soft Suede - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


#anyoccasioncard #nutsaboutsquirrels #bark #intricateleaves #coloringwithblends  #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #squirrelwithacorn #squirrels #handmadecards  

5 comments

  1. Beautiful card, Angie! That squirrel is so darn cute! and I love all of the fall leaves scattered about. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Your squirrel is so cheeky Angie! I just want to give it a cuddle! Love your card!

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  3. Sweet card Angie, that cheeky squirrel is adorable x

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  4. How adorable! Your squirrels are just too cute and they're colored perfectly. Your Blends look like watercolor on these cuties.

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