Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Nuts About Squirrels edition! The "Crew" is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Charlet's blog, welcome! There are only four of us today, so it will be a quick (and CUTE!) hop.
Nuts About Squirrels (page 50 in the SU annual catalog) is a thirteen piece photopolymer stamp set, which makes it easy to line up the filler stamps with the outline stamps. I was on the fence about this set for a while, but finally caved when I saw the adorable cards being made with it.
For my first card I stamped the oak leaf on the Pear Pizzazz card base with VersaMark ink to give a patterned paper look. See what I mean by getting the filler stamp to line up with the outline? I used Cajun Craze stamped off once for an Eastern Red Squirrel - we have a bunch of those round here!
Speaking of patterned paper, that swirly Rustic Harvest DSP (Jul-Dec catalog) had white swirls so I added a hint of Mango Melody to coordinate better with the Very Vanilla image panel.
The next card has another red squirrel, this time with an acorn. One of the things I love about Tennessee is the nut trees we have growing wild on our property. We have black walnuts, hickory nuts, beech nuts and, of course, acorns. The squirrels don't lack for food around here. Now if I could just keep them out of the garden!
The background DSP is Gingham Cottage, which is also in the Jul-Dec catalog. I love the way the Smoky Slate gray makes the Copper Foil really pop.
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