Monday, September 15, 2008

Aw, Nuts!

As I was sitting back, admiring my lastest creation, using PTI's Punny Valentine set, I thought... Awwwe, CRAP! Those are SEEDS, NOT NUTS!!! Grrr... LOL Oh well, my wonderful friend, Mimi, loved this "GIFTcard" anyways!!!

Mimi is trying her hardest to get me as hooked on sunflower seeds as she is, but I'm resisting. She likes to "eat" (I put that in quotes, because there's a lot more WORK involved in this snack, then EATING! :)) these while she stamps and she has a self-proclaimed "bag a day" habit. Well, it's like "when in Rome...". When I'm at her house, I try them, but I spend much more time working at those babies, then I do stamping! Maybe I'm just not practiced enough... Hmm...

Anywho, back to the project. I used Pure Poppy, and scored at 5 1/2, like a regular card, then two more times at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 to make the top. Next, I centered the Nestie die and cut and embossed. I stamped the front with Polka Dot Basics - weird thing happened with the Poppy ink on Poppy CS, though. It shows up more like copper than red! Oh well, I still liked it - sort of matched the brads!

For the main image, I used my Marvy punches. The heart is from Limitless Labels. I also used one of the label stamps from the set to make the stripes on the Double Ended Nestie die. The nut is from Punny Valentine. Ribbon is PTI's Berry Sorbet.Here you can see how it opens up for the sentiment. I covered the brad prongs with some white CS that I also cut and embossed with a Nestie. I cut out another Double Ended and trimmed off the ends for the sentiment. I just stamped and tucked the ends under the red. I didn't want this side to be embossed.

Well, that's about it! Hope you like it, and FYI - I've been having fun with my little treat bags and containers, so you'll be seeing more of them very soon! (Provided you come back! HaHa? That's funny, right?! ) I like to browse snack and candy isles for gift ideas. :) Till later, and Happy Monday!



  1. Oh wow, this is sooooo cute!! Nuts or seeds, who cares? I think it is gorgeous! And I LOVE squirrels, we don't have them here in New Zealand but I was lucky to see lot's a few years ago when I went o stay with my awesome penpal Rosy In Illinois! Thank you for sharing, I have you on my favourites list!
    Heart hugs from Sunshine

  2. This is great. What a fab gift card. Love it!

  3. That is really fab!1 I love the colours xx

  4. This card/gift is so stinkin' cute IRL. I love it! Almost as much as I love sunflower seeds. Eat, spit, smile! That's my motto. LOL! Although, I wouldn't mind receiving the card/gift with the chocolates in it. Hmmm. Who got that one? Love ya! XO, Mimi

  5. Super cute!! Love that little squirrel.

  6. What a creative way to use that stamp even if they are seeds! It's so cute it doesn't even matter. Love your work and will be checking back regularly.

  7. too cute!! And I feel the EXACT SAME WAY about sunflower seeds -- waaay too much work for that little kernal of nothing much!!! LOL


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