Practicing Creativity

Go Nuts! squirrel birthday card

I found the tree bark on this card (yes, it's real bark) in a design store sale. It's very thin and easily cut. I don't know what it's original purpose was for, some sort of table decoration, but I think it's perfect for cards.

The digital stamp and sentiment is from the DigiStamp Boutique Alvin Squirrel Set. This is a great set. I think it works well for everyone—all age groups—male or female. The digital papers are from Sassy Design's Acorn Digital Paper Pack. This is the second card I've made with my new Crafts-too step card die; I love it!

The acorn embellishment is another find at the same design store earlier in the year. Since I don't have ANY craft shops around me, I have to hunt for my embellishments in different places.

Supply List
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Acorn Digital Paper Pack
Digital Stamp—DigiStamp Boutique Alvin Squirrel set
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies—Crafts-too Presscut step card die, Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments—twine, acorn

I'm linking up with: A Gem of a Challenge #136 birthday card for a boy, Kraftin' Kimmie All About the Boys challenge #265, Paper Creators Crafts challenge #34 Anything Goes, Sister Act Card Challenge #90 Anything Goes, and DigiStamp Boutique January 15 customer competition.


  1. Fabulous and authentic!

  2. Fabulous card - brilliant image so beautifully coloured and I love the bark :o)
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  3. What a fabulous card! It is so sweet and unique! I really love that it has real bark!


  4. Love this, great idea.

  5. wow! Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring!!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  6. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant image and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  7. Oh! I absolutely love this!! Stunning colouring, perfect papers (and wood) and that acorn is wonderful.


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