Friday, September 3, 2021

Squirrel Friend Card

My youngest grandson has a stuffed toy squirrel that is his favorite thing to carry around.  It's his sleep aid and thumb-sucking friend.  Because Mr. Squirrel sometimes likes to 'swim' in the toilet, my grandson's parents wisely bought extra squirrels who take turns spinning in the washing machine.  It doesn't seem to bother my grandson to see all the squirrels together.  However, he always seems to be sniffing each squirrel until he finds THE one that makes his thumb taste 'just right'!  In honor of Mr. Squirrel I decided to make an Autumn card.  
I started with a Kraft paper card with envelope and stamped the front with a Hero Arts woodgrain design.  Next I hand cut a freeform tree hole door.  After stamping the Lawn Fawn squirrels, coloring them with Copic pens, and die cutting them, I used foam sticky dots to adhere them to the card. I did the same with the large  Lawn Fawn acorn. I stamped the words and hand cut the strips before applying double stick tape.  This squirrel card was super simple to make and I hope my 1-year-old grandson likes looking at it....maybe he'll even recognize his best friend!



eunice said...

Aww, what a sweet story and an adorable card to match! Simple is best at 1 year old and I'm sure your grandson will totally enjoy his picture book style squirrel themed card!

yyam said...

Awwww....super cute! LOVE that your grandson is okay about picking one from the lineup. That would make a great scrapbook layout...just saying...*winks*