Last evening I met with the South Burlington stamping group for some stamping fun. I do think I’ll have to come up with a new name for the group because only one of the members is still in South Burlington now. We had some good stamping fun although it was bittersweet for me because one of the gals is headed south to do the “Snowbird” thing in just a few weeks. The cool part is that another gal who has moved to South Carolina was able to join us last evening because she’s in town for a short visit. It was great to have the group together in person! We had lots of fun catching up and sharing stories (like we always do). And of course we had a good time crafting together.

This was the second card that we created last evening and I designed this card to showcase one of the stamp sets that included in the 24-hour sale today. You can see all of the sets that are on sale here – keep in mind that this link will only work Sept 15th while the sale is in effect. Please use order code V2Z6MPU2 when you place your order today; this helps me replenish my supplies that I uses for classes and samples that I share here. I think the Nuts About Squirrels set is so stinkin’ cute, and it’s perfect for someone special of any age. And since squirrels are busy year-round there’s no limit on the season when you can use these stamps!

I used this old-ish sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as the inspiration for my layout. For the diagonal lines I used pieces of fall-colored cardstock and the Leaf Fall embossing folder added just the right amount of texture and interest to the background layer. I really like the diagonal element on this card to add some visual interest.

For my card I stamped “Hope You’re Feeling bright-eyed & bushy-tailed”, and I’ll be able to send it to someone when I know that they’ve been feeling a little down. A couple of the other stamp group gals used the “Happy Birthday” greeting in the set so they can send a quick birthday wish this Fall. You could even do up one of the squirrels for Valentine’s Day and use the “Nuts About You” sentiment. This set is fantastic year round!

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