Sunday, May 23, 2021

Let's Squash It #8


I've had about three weeks without a major road trip which means more time for crafting.  It's been a bit since I've participated in the Let's Squash It challenge but I remedied that today with not one, but three cards.  The current embossing folder challenge requests that we leave some space and add some bling.  

I went with a cream/white/critter theme.  I didn't start out with the intention of creating multiples but I loved the result of this first one so much, I had to create more.

I began with some cream linen cardstock which I ran through my die cutting machine using a large embossing folder.  It's meant for a 5x7 inch card so it left lot of room when cut down.  I matted the panel with the tiniest of kraft cardstock borders.  I die cut the mouse and shamrock from white cardstock and used Copic markers to bring them some life.  I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner, positioning the mouse above.  I adhered the panel to a white card base that I'd previously textured using a linen cover plat and then added in the tiny sequins to finish it off.  

Like I said, I loved the end result so I made two more cards in a similar fashion.  For this next one I used a hedgehog and snail from the same die set but in a horizontal orientation.  

I went back to the cute little mouse for the third card but with a different but similar sentiment.

These were so fun to make and would not have happened without the prompt.  This my friends is why I love challenge blogs!

Cottage Cutz - Forest Critters die set
Colorado Craft Company - Thank You Kindly stamp set
Creative Expressions - Forget Me Not Frame embossing folder
PaperTrey Ink - Linen Cover plate
PaperTrey Ink - Cream Linen cardstock
Honeybee Stamps - Jasper Chameleon sequins

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. This is a great trio of cards! Your critters are so cute, and your bling placement is perfect.

  2. Julie, the space created by this embossing folder was the perfect place for your darling critters to reside! Each one is as charming as can be - and look at that no line coloring! A wonderful trio of thank you cards!

  3. Adorable cards, Jules! What a great folder to use - and a delightful way to fill the space. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  4. Two wonderful cards Jules... beautifully colour critters and nice EF too, Robyn

  5. OMG! These are totally adorable Julie!

  6. Adorbs!!!! This design caught my eye in the gallery and the hedgehog version is so cute too. Thanks for joining the Let’s Squash It! challenge. Hugz