January 2019 Card Challenge - updated with sample

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January 2019 Card Challenge - updated with sample

Post by wimom » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:14 pm

Charleneanne is taking a break from hosting the Card Challenge so I am filling in for a bit. Hope you all will join me in making a card this month!  In honor of National Squirrel Appreciation Day on Jan. 21, the challenge is to make a card featuring a squirrel! It’s easy to adapt this critter to several types of cards. Some sentiment ideas to get you started:

“It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day – Go Nuts!”, which easily becomes “It’s Your Birthday – Go Nuts!” Forgot someone’s birthday? “Aw-w-w Nuts!” For Valentine’s Day, “I’m Nuts (Nutty) About You.” For a get-well card: “Hope you are feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed soon.” Squirrels also like to say Hello and I’m Thinking of You.

Squirrels often are shown holding acorns, but they also can hold a heart, gift, balloon, flower, or whatever else fits your card theme. You may have squirrel stickers, die cuts or paper in your stash of fall theme products, or you can make your own die cut if you have a Cricut/Silhouette. Free squirrel clip art also is available online; I found a cute one at clipartpanda.com. It downloaded quickly, and I was able to copy it into Word and then resize. I’d also be happy to mail some of these little guys to anyone who would like them (PM me your name and address). 
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Finally finished my Squirrel Appreciation Day card, just in time to mail to my son. Front has a hole cut out to give a partial view of the squirrel inside. The front:

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And inside:
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 Here several other squirrel cards in my gallery, including this one with a Cricut squirrel:
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And these: 
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OPTION: If you just aren’t nuts about a squirrel card, I will offer the option to make a card featuring any other animal, but I hope to see lots of you get squirrelly!

So the rules: Must be a new, paper card (no digi), featuring a squirrel (or other animal, option above). Post to this thread by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31. You may go nuts and enter as many times as you want, and you may combine with one other challenge if it allows. A $5 ACOT gift card will go to one Cherry! Please ask if you have any questions, and PM me if you would like some of the little Cottage Cutz die cuts.

 
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Post by blbabe1234 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:17 pm

CUTE! I love the squirrels! I have tons of options to incorporate one as I pick up stamps, embellies, cut files, etc for when I scrap Penny chasing/staring at a squirrel.
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Post by Yankeegirl » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:15 pm

What a novel, creative challenge!  I happen to love squirrels, and even have several around the house.  I am sure I have a die or die cut somewhere, too.....or a stamp!  Great page example for us!
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Post by emmapaige » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:30 pm

What a fun card challenge and your cards are awesome!!!
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Post by Elysandrra » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:09 am


Oh how cute! I love squirrels! We have a sweet one at our new house that we “inherited” from the previous owner- his name is Bobby!

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Post by Shutterbug » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:47 pm

I am excited to do this one.
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Post by Berta R. » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:12 pm

Since my wedding anniversary is on Jan 21, this is a perfect idea for a card for DH.  I think he would even appreciate the humor.  :-D
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Post by StacyLee » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:26 pm

Here's one from me, thanks for the challenge!
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Post by Flasher » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:21 pm

This line in the original post made me laugh . . . really hard.  Really, really hard. 

If you just aren’t nuts about a squirrel card . . .

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Post by wimom » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:08 pm

Laura wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:21 pm
This line in the original post made me laugh . . . really hard.  Really, really hard. 

If you just aren’t nuts about a squirrel card . . .

:greenlol:
Glad you enjoyed my punny writing!
 
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Post by 1scrapdiva (Robin) » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:32 pm

Love it ! Thinking of a nutty card

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Post by 1scrapdiva (Robin) » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm

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here is mine. 
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Post by wimom » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:23 pm

BTT -- updated with sample
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Post by MTCanuk » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:52 pm

One little nutty card from me.  
A Valentine Day card for my youngest grandson!

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Post by Charleneanne » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 pm

Birthday Card for my brother.  The squirrel, acorns and thickers are from my stash long ago.
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Post by wimom » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:00 pm

MTCanuk wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:52 pm
One little nutty card from me.  
Haha! Happy to see someone else enjoys a little punny writing! Thanks for joining the challenge!
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Post by wimom » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:02 pm

Charleneanne wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Birthday Card for my brother.  The squirrel, acorns and thickers are from my stash long ago.
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Hey Charleneanne! Glad to see you had time to make a card and join the challenge. Hope life is settling down for you!
 
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Post by Tammey » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm

For the Card Challenge I used 3 squirrels holding hearts. Huge shout out to Rhonda(wimom) for sending me the squirrels. Thank you again Rhonda...

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Post by wimom » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:30 pm

tmp718 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm
For the Card Challenge I used 3 squirrels holding hearts. Huge shout out to Rhonda(wimom) for sending me the squirrels. Thank you again Rhonda...

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You're welcome Tammey! And your card is adorable!
 
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