Sunday, August 21, 2022


Hello crafty friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today is an exciting day for me as the Squirrel Squad is getting the band back together!  We took a couple of months off, but now we're back and ready to roll!

So, in case you have forgotten, we are trying to bust through all of those supplies we have squirreled away, and at the same time work with some themes or techniques that we have never done before or haven't done in a while.  For this month, we are still holding onto Summer (although I am ready for Fall!) as our theme and using die cuts as our technique/supply.  Here is my card:

The first part in the making of this card was choosing a stencil, and this one is called Whirlpool from A Colorful Life DesignsI used Distress Oxides in Broken China and Tumbled Glass and a blending brush to ink up the design.  I cut the panel down with a Spellbinders Card Creator die from Set A.  Then I set about die cutting the Pair of Popsicles from MFT, but I wanted to make them look as if they were melting in the summer heat, so I cut each of the main pieces 3 times and used the wavy die in the set to achieve that look.  To enhance that effect even more, I added Glossy Accents to each layer of the popsicles.  The sentiment comes from Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month set for July 2022 called Have a Chill Summer.  I stamped it with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, using my MISTI to ensure a great impression.  The stenciled panel is glued down flat to the card base, while the popsicles are popped up on some foam tape.  And that's it!


Crafty Gals Corner #234:  Lazy Days of Summer
Crafty Friends #158:  Summer Colors
Dragonfly Dreams:  Food and/or Drink
Sweet Stampers #71:  Embossing and/or Stencils
Incy Wincy Designs:  Food and Drink and/or Monochrome
Four Seasons:  Summer ATG
Aud Sentiments #296:  Summer + sentiment (2/5)
International Art & Soul:  The Colors of Fruit 
The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes: Inspired by the line; "From the summer's heat to the winter's snow" (these popsicles are melting in the summer heat!)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!  Don't forget that this is part of a small hop, so the next person in line is the uber creative Karen at Misplaced MojoI know whatever she has made is gonna knock your socks off!  And don't forget how much we love to get some comment love from you!  Until next time...

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie


  1. Uber talented is an exaggeration... unless you meant talented while riding in an Uber! 😆 You, on the other hand, are *fo sho* uber talented! I love the popsicles in their bright summer colors, and the choice of blue for the background is the perfect primary trifecta! Glossy Accents for the win!

  2. It looks awesome Marie ! You nailed the "melting effect" on your popsicles !

  3. WOW! Marie, what a clever way to show melting ice, love your background and lollypops.

  4. LOVE THIS! What a perfect summer time creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


  5. What a wonderful summer card, love that stencil and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks and Four Seasons!

  6. Such a fabulous summery card! Love the design. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  7. Another lovely card Marie! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  8. Yum Yum.. Love the colors and great background. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner.

  9. A nice summer card. Thank you for sharing at TTCRD.

  10. Oh my gosh Marie! I can almost feel the summer heat melting those popsicles! Fantastic card!

  11. I like this! Clean and different! Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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  12. What a yummy, bright and cool card, Marie! Love it!

  13. Love your take on the challenge! These popcicles are so cute and I love the background! Thanks so much for entering our Sunday Sone & Rhyme Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge Design Team
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  14. Is it any wonder that I'm now craving a popsicle? Great job with the popsicles with the layering and glossy accents. I love the stenciled background. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

    sue n.

  15. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  16. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the The Unicorn Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  17. A cool card. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge.

  18. Beautiful bright cheery card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month, Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  19. Great card - that stencil works perfectly as your background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Star Stampz Challenge.

    Helen x



Howdy, crafty friends!  The time has come for my Squirrel Sisters and I to get together and use some of our supplies that have been languish...