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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Groundhog Bday Card

Made this birthday card for my hubby whose birthday is on Groundhog's Day. I stamped a sentiment "Wishing you Sun-shiny days!" on the Sun with vellum over it and attached with heart paperclip. Reason for the vellum is to give appearance of not so sunny so the Groundhog does not see its shadow and we get more wks of Winter. If we get more wks of Winter I always say you can blame it on my hubby.

Just heard that the Groundhog did not see his shadow so there will bee an early Spring. Yeah!

Stamped birthday sentiment on grass cardstock. Liked the double stamping mistake. Added some birthday balloon paper to inside that I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die on.

One of the good things about the Cricut Online Design Space is that when you select to insert an image you get the entire image so you do not have to remember to get all the pieces to make it with; it puts the entire image onto your screen. This is very helpful especially with the detail design of the Disney images like this Groundhog.

Inside of card:

Supplies List

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
Cricut cartridgeDisney Pooh & Friends   3" Groundhog
ink: Delicata Golden Glitz   Versafine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut Explore Air 
paper:  scrapbook - scrap piece of balloon paper - on inside card   vellum   
   cardstock - black, brown, gray, white, yellow, Kraft
paperclip: yellow heart - attached to hold Sun w/ vellum on card
pen: Wink of Stella clear on Groundhog's teeth - sparkle & shine
punch: Martha Stewart grass edge 
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Rectangle  stamp
   birthday celebration - sentiment on grass
stamp Cardz TV "Summer Fun" - sentiment on Sun "Wishing you Sun-shiny days! 
tools: MISTI  

Entering this into the following challenges:    

2/3  DRS Designs Ch Thurs #211 Sparkle & Shine   UE  1/28
   Sparkle & Shine - gold ink on Sun, pen: Wink of Stella clear on Groundhog's teeth

2/5  Suzy Bees Blooming Ch115 Anything goes w/ twist - add an animal  UE  1/30

2/6 Crafty Card Makers #156 Punches and/or Dies  combtot15ch  UE  1/25

2/7  Bunny Zoe's Crafts Jan Ch Hearts   UE  1/11
   Heart - heart paperclip

2/7  Simon Says Stamp Mon: Ray of Sunshine  5E(#2)  2/1

2/8  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - I "Heart" You!    UE  2/2
2/13  Dies R Us Ch142 LOVE Use at least 1 Heart  3E(#2) 2/1
   Heart - heart paperclip
2/14  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch Hearts   UE  2/1
   Heart - heart paperclip

2/15  Tic Tac Toe Ch 3  3E(#1) 2/1
   Diagonal from bottom left to top right - Stitching (SSS Stitched Rectangle die used on inside card),
       Paperclip (yellow Heart paperclip used to attach vellum & Sun to card),
      Hearts (Paperclip has hearts shape)

2/29  Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Feb 2016 HeART Art Ch  UE 2/1 
  Heart - heart paperclip  
2/29  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Feb 2016 Ch  UE  2/1
2/29  DLART Feb 2016 Linky  no stack  1Eperday  2/1


  1. Your husband is going to love this! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Love' challenge!

  2. Super cute card! The heart paper clip fits our challenge perfectly! Thanks so much for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  3. What a fun card. I LOVE that die cut you used and the way you used the heart clip on this. Thanks for playing at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!

    Stamping Smiles Design
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  4. What a great card! I also like the double stamping mistake. It looks great!! Your groundhog is looking awesome, too! Thanks for joining us for Craftin Desert Divas "heart" themed Linky Party! :D

    CDD Design Team

  5. so cute, i love the ground hog!

  6. This is so cute! The detail of attaching the vellum with a clip and the meaning behind it is just fabulous as is the expression on the ground hog's face! :) I'm sure your husband loved this! Thanks so much for joining us for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

  7. What a clever creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  8. Love this one to thanks again for joining in with us over at The Artistic Stamper good luck with the challenge. x

  9. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  10. Your card brings a smile to mu face. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Judy DT

  11. Oh gosh - how cute! I bet your hubby loved it!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  12. Beautiful creation lovely design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers
    Hugs Julie xxx

  13. Such a fun card. I love the diecut! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week :)

  14. Hi there, Melissa!! What a fun card. That lil groundhog made me giggle. Those stinkers have a couple of dens on our property. Great addition of the paperclip to add a pop of color. Smiles!!

    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  15. A fabulous card, thank you so much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.