Tuesday, March 15, 2022


 Welcome back to the Squirrelz Stash Bash!  

It's that time of the month again where my Squirrel Friends and I dig into our stashes of crafty stuff and USE IT!  This month's theme is SPRING, and the technique we are suing is STAMPING/DIE CUTTING OFF THE EGDE.  It took me a LONG TIME to find something in my stash that would work for this idea, but I finally found something at the last minute.  Here's my card:

After coming up with several ideas that fell short of my expectations, I finally came across this Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for Feb22.  Granted it isn't all that old, but this did give me the impetus to actually use it instead of languishing in my stash as it might have without our awesome hop!  The actual construction of the card didn't take that long once I decided to use this die set.  First, I used one of the coordinating edge dies to cut the edge of my card front.  Then, I ink blended the die cut oval using Cracked Pistachio oxide ink, and then stitched the flowers using 3 strands of variegated purple DMC floss.  Then I thought that this purple foil cardstock from Michael's would look great behind the stitched panel, so I cut the edge of that as well and glued it to the card front.  I adhered the oval directly on top of the foil, slightly offsetting it from the bottom edge.  I really like the way the foil peeks through the other holes in the stitched design!  Then I spent more time agonizing over not having any spring themed sentiment dies before finally coming up with this sentiment, using Oliver's Stitched ABC's and the Winter Scripty Sentiments stamp set, both from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut each letter twice from a scrap of white cardstock, and once from the purple foil and layered them together for some dimension.  The "warm" and "wishes" were stamped in white pigment ink and white heat embossed with Recollections Snow embossing powder.

Well, that's it!  If you are hopping along (and why wouldn't you?), you came here from the lovely Bory's blog.  I'm at the end this month, but if you just happened to stop by my blog today, I invite you to hop on over to the fabulous Lounon's blog to keep on hopping with us!  Please leave us some comment love, and be sure to subscribe if you haven't already!  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. Love, love, love it... especially when I know how tough this theme was! I love the flash of the foil, the springy color combo, and the detail of the stitching. Well done, my squirrel sister!!!

  2. This is so pretty Marie ! The stitches look lovely !

  3. What a lovely card, Marie!! Love the shiny purple combined with the green! This month's theme was tough but hey, your stitching looks like little spring blossoms :)



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