Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Really Nuts for You!...

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Can you believe it is already the middle of January? That means that the grand LOVE day is just around the corner. This month's Blast From the Past Blog Hop from Taylored Expressions is all about love, and I made a fun little Valentine for today's hop. I took the adorable little squirrel from the belated birthday A la Carte set, Oh Nuts, and turned it into a sweet little critter holding an armful of hearts. The sentiment is from the set, Tweet Hearts, and I think it fits perfectly.


Don't be hesitant to take images intended for one purpose and use them for something else! (Below is a card I made with the original image.) You will get a lot of mileage out of your stamps and have some fun while you are at it!

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Trim patterned paper; mat with cardstock. Stamp sentiment. Attach heart brads. Adhere.
  3. Die-cut scalloped circle and circle from patterned paper. Adhere.
  4. Stamp squirrel (Bean tip: ink all but the acorn from original image.) Color with markers. Adhere with foam tape.
  5. Punch hearts and adhere. Apply stickles.
  6. Stamp squirrel again and color just the left arm. Adhere.
  7. Apply liquid pearls.
BEAN NOTES

By the way, thanks so much to everyone who has nominated me to be a Cosmo Girl for Cosmo Cricket! I appreciate all your support, and, if you'd like to help get me to the next round, please visit THIS Facebook page and post a nomination for me on their wall. Plus, if you "Like" their page, you might win one of their new lines!

Enabler Alert! In honor of Valentine's Day, the TE Store is offering 20% off select Valentine stamp sets. The sale ends Sunday, Jan 23. Happy shopping!

Now, keep on hoppin' below!



28 comments:

TannyP said...

So super cute! I love his heart-filled hands =) (Thanks for the enabling.....just what my husband wanted =) LOL!)

Ann Schach said...

This squirrel is adorable! Super cute card!

Taylor said...

Totally cute and clever, Regina! I love the idea of trying to find other things for Mr. Squirrel to hold!

Lea L. said...

I don't think this card could get any cuter!! I just love it! The heart bundle that he is carrying is just fabulous and full of lovely dimension!! Great job! ♥♥♥

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is so cute! I love the squirrel carrying the hearts and the sentiment is perfect!

Chris L.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card! Love that squirrel image and those hearts. :o) Just perfect.

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is so cute, Regina! LOVE the adorable squirrel and all the sweet hearts!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

This is too cute Regina and a great card.

Radha said...

This stamp always cracks me up in a big smile!!!! okay laugh! love it

DoodleDee Designs said...

I love seeing cards that are so unique like this, what an awesome idea to add hearts in his cute little paws. I love it!

Jenn K said...

What a sweet card!

Joan Ervin said...

What a great idea to turn this sweet little critter into a Valentine...I'l lovin all the hearts!!!!

Natalie said...

Love how you've turned the little fall critter into a love bug/critter! Cute card!

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

ACK! Love these silly ultra cute cards!! What a great idea for Valentine's! Happy Blog Hop Day!

Lynn said...

What an adorable card and creative way to use this fun stamp set! I love all of the layered hearts and popped up image!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love love love this card! It is sooo adorable!

Jami said...

Ever since you said you made a card with the squirrel I've been dying to see just what he would be holding! I love the armful of hearts - especially with the sentiment! Too CUTE!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is adorable and I love what you did with the hearts!!

Pam~ said...

OMG,this is so freakin' adorable! Best "cutesy" Valentine I have seen! Off to Cosmo Cricket to vote the Cosmo Girl!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

These little guys are so cute! Great use of the image, too!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love this card and how you used the stamp and added hearts. I usually do this on top of a mistake. lol I'm pulling for a big win for you!!! Hugs,

Karen Motz said...

Smarty pants!!!!!!!!! What a super duper clever idea for this stamp!!!!!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love that crazy squirrel and your sweet Valentine with him is adorable, Regina!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Regina, this is just adorable!

Danielle Lounds said...

Ahhh... the lovey dovey squirrel is perfect and the card is fantastic!

Joannna Munster said...

I just love that squirrel! Love how he is carrying all those treats! You create super adorable cards, Regina!!!

Terri E. said...

Adorable heart and squirl!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristie said...

Sooo cute! Great idea to use the squirrel for a different card than he was intended. Double (or more) mileage out of your stamps!