There’s nothing squirrelly about this little card. Over at BBTB2 they are having shape card challenge. I thought I’d challenge myself not to pull out my trusty Wild Card cartridge. Wild Card is one of the first cartridges I bought when I first got my Cricut Expression and I still reach for it when I need a card. So this time I thought I’d break out of my comfort zone and use the Give a Hoot cartridge. I haven’t had a chance to play with it to much but when I saw the 2 squirrels (row 3:5) I thought, perfect!
I cut the basic shape at 4.5 inches using white. Tip: I always remove those white pages they put into scrapbook pages and use them for practice or when I need some white in a project. It also helps remove some of the bulk from my scrapbooks once they are completed. Then, using various shades of brown and a little white I stamped the little guy until he looked more like a squirrel. For the inside I used the Layer feature in brown for the detail. When I applied the layer it left the ears looking sort of funny on the squirrel on the left so I cut out a bow to cover the extra bump. I then cut 2 hearts freehand and glued them together with pop dots. I used the pink for the inside heart and the brown so that the heart looked like a nut from the outside. I was going to add I’M NUTS to the front and ABOUT YOU inside, but as they say, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ so I left the squirrels to state the obvious.