Monday, November 10, 2014

Framed Squirrels - KSS Monday

Several weeks ago I had the good fortune to be looking through the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby just after they put a ton of Spellbinders dies out at rock bottom prices! What a score! I picked up 5 new-to-me sets for just $5.40 each!

I have been hard at work getting Christmas cards made for an upcoming auction and hadn't gotten to try any of them out until today. I am thrilled with today's results and feel that I have already gotten my $5.40 worth out of the first set with these two cards!

The dies I used to frame KSS's Autumn Squirrel are from a set called Majestic Elements. I used 2 dies from the set to design today's 10 minute card. The 20 minute card used 3 dies from the set as well as a circle die. I also stamped leaves on the card front and added a bow to the 20 minute design.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Recollections Ivory
Inks: Squirrel layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Spellbinders Majestic Elements Dies

20 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Dusty Durango, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle and Peanut Brittle
Tools: Spellbinders Majestic Elements Dies and Circle Nestabilities
Embellishment: Ribbon

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Starting next week, I will be featuring Christmas designs created with KSS images.


  1. Cute, cute, cute squirrel. I like the "oh nuts" sentiment. Such a fun card.

  2. Nice die! I love the squirrel - perfectly shaded.

  3. These are both absolutely adorable Lynn!! Love the fun sentiment and I'm seeing lots of these guys around my yard right now!! LOL!! I was just at Hobby Lobby a few days back! Why can't I be so lucky!? LOL!! Great find and it looks fabulous on your cards! HUGS

  4. Oh my goodness, how charming! What a delightful little squirrel - they are delightful to watch play and scurry about :) Lovely card designs and love the detailing coming out from the lattice - beautiful! ♥

  5. Greetings Lynn, wow what a thrill to get the Spellbinder dies at such a great price. Love all the designs and fun Autumn colors.

    Hugs Diane

  6. I just don't know why I can't run into sales like that!!! Fantastic price and beautiful cards! Love the little squirrel.

  7. What a great sale.. I am with Jimlynn, I never find them :). Both of these are beautiful!

  8. Beautiful frames and cards Lynn, I especially love your subtle stamping of leaves on the background layer of your second card. xx

  9. Love these frames! Great find! :)

  10. Fabulous diecuts, gorgeous colors and the cutest squirrel! Great cards, Lynn!


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