Valentines day is in the air....And so is the drive to get rid of these scraps. I haven't posted anything in over a week but my husband and I got an early Valentine's Day gift. We are expecting baby #3 in September and I have been super tired (and sick). Maybe it's the full time job or my 2 other children. Finally after 2 weeks I finally had the energy to turn on my cricut!
I used the new Cricut Craft Room to weld the acorn on page 32 from Create a Critter. I wanted to make a "manly" Valentine's Card for my wonderful husband. I sized the acorn to 4 1/2" and then welded it together on the side. I used a scrap of this brownish fall-like patterned paper and had enough at 4 1/2". I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots embossing folder.
The squirrel is also found on p.32 and was cut at 3 1/2". I cut him from black cardstock, and then used various browns for layer 1 and 2. For layer 3 I used the same patterned paper found on the acorn top. I used dimmensionals to give a 3D effect. I added a little scrap of red ribbon and adhered it using a Glue Dot. I also added some faux stitching around the acorn and the squirrell using my white Gelly Roll pen and my Black Gelly Roll. At our Dollar Store I found 120 Valentines Day heart bling for $1 and used one of the larger hearts for the squirrel so it looks like he is holding it.
For the sentiment inside the card, I cut at 2 1/2" also from p. 32.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Die Cutting Diva's: Squirrel Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown: Neutral Colors
Whimsical Wednesday: Anything Goes
Charisma Cards: Clean and Simple
She's a Sassy Lady: Valentine Card
Anyone for Anya: Include Bling