I was simply delighted to win the Pink & Main 'Nut House' Stamp and die set through a Facebook draw recently. Aren't those squirrels just the cutest? We have some pretty adorable squirrels who visit us all year long so I'm rather fond of these furry creatures.
Isn't this piece of very happy mail pure inspiration? (even the padded envelope is pink ;-) )
Here's a nice clear image of the stamp set (image linked)
Naturally I had to play with my new goodies straight away. I decided to make birthday card for a young friend. And then I could also enter it into the Pink & Main October Challenge - Theme Birthday.
I cut the little house (using the dies) twice from brown card stock and added paper pieced details and coloured pencil for shading.
The leaves I die cut from different colours of card stock adding coloured pencil and a bit of glitters (this is for a girl after all!) for added interest.
The squirrel was die cut from white card stock and also coloured with coloured pencils. I gave her a pink nose...girls understand about pink noses!
On the inside I stamped and white embossed a simple birthday greeting (using and older Provo Craft stamp) and then adhered the very top of the two house pieces together. This way the card stands up nicely for display.
I was super pleased with the quality of the stamps and dies. The images stamp beautifully crisp with nice thin lines. Do check out the Pink & Main Store and the new releases full of adorable seasonal images. The Nut House is part of a series of houses btw...what a totally cool idea.
Take a look at these new ones -images are linked- and of course with the dies, they are a breeze to 'cut'!
Hop on over to the blog and check out the Challenge!
I'm also submitting this to :
the Rubber Dance October Challenge (theme is Autumn' and the colours are all perfect for fall)
the Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge