Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Squirrel from Jolly Holidays

Isn't it something how animals share in our joy, even at Christmas time. If you are joining us from Card a Day Blog welcome to my blog. This card started from the squirrel cut off of Jolly Holidays cricut cartridge.

I would like to introduce you to Liquid Applique and how this stuff can give a real nice 3D effect to your card. It's really cool to use on Christmas cards to give an effect resembling snow or the fluff on a hat.

First you want to cut out the parts    
and glue the layers together. The layer cartridges are pretty cool to use because they add cut marks for lining each piece. I use Scotch scrapbooker's liquid glue in case I have to wiggle any of the pieces to fit (dries quick though)(cut out at 3")

Next you want to put on the liquid      applique (mine is from Marvy, you should be able to get it at any scrapbook store). The picture on the left I have added the liquid to the white on the hat. It says to let sit over night, but look at the pic on the right this was heated shortly after applying it. Looks fluffy to me just fine.
Add some stickles to dress it up and it looks great on the front of a card. Takes about an hour to get it put together from all the pieces cut out. Easy-peasy.

Supplies Cardstock: Red, white, black, brown and tan (All from ANW/Crestwood, Inc.)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV the Cristmas Combo stack
Stamps: Merry Christmas from Scrappy Cat
Ink: True Red (Ink it Up)
Pens: White gelly roll pen for stitching
Die cuts: Squirrel from Jolly Holidays
Ribbon: Sheer Red (Jo-Anns)
Trimmer: Cricut and Fiskars
Punches: Fiskars lace corner for the sentiment
Adhesive: Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Stickles: Xmas Red, Diamond, Paprika
Embossing powder: SU Iridescent Ice with the fluff
Electronic cutter: Cricut Expression
Tools: as we call the basic kit (it all sits out on my craft desk)

I enjoyed making this card today for you, I have quite a few more to make yet (24 to be exact) for the local swap this weekend. But it goes together in a jiffy so no problems with getting it done on time. Hope you all have a great day. And yes, this is a blog hop where you can check out a different Christmas card a day.

Here are the designers that are up coming for the next 7 days, check them out and see what their up to:
Janet from Stamping At The White House
Michelle from Paperthreads
Cindy  from Cindy's Creations 
Shirley from Mom 'n Me Scrap
Jill from Created By Jill
Shirley from Mom 'n Me Scrap
Christine Patton from Creative Genie-ous
also don't forget about the challenge and join in on the fun, we would love to see what you created too.
The October Challenge is to post a card you made of any type, following any of the themes this month of Christmas cards would love to have you play along.  CLICK HERE  for more information on the monthly challenge!


  1. Great idea...
    That's look very unique and beautiful.Idea is very good to make squirrel joy cards to make fun on Christmas and enjoy that event with full of happiness...
    Christmas Bingo

  2. You did a beautiful job on your card. I love that squirrel. Thank you so much for sharing...:-)