Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #39 - Thanksgiving

If you're looking for my Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Cricut Crawl entry, please click HERE.

Happy Tuesday -- it's time for another Celebrate the Occasion challenge!  This week's theme is Thanksgiving with the requirement to use a punch.  I've made so many turkeys lately that I wanted to take a departure for this challenge.  So I used another animal we see quite often in November -- squirrels!

Card Details:
  • Card Base - squirrel card from Winter Woodland, page 57, cut at 5 inches
  • Papers - stripes from Me & My Big Ideas - Autumn; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - squirrel and card base from Winter Woodland, page 57; leaves from B is for Boy
  • Embossing - squirrel body with Cuttlebug's Herringbone; squirrel tail with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls; acorn top with The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
  • Other - sentiment stamp by Hampton Ink; EKSuccess 1-inch scalloped punch; inking with brown Stampabilities ink pad; leaves and sentiment on pop dots

Head over to Celebrate the Occasion to see the other design team members' creations link up your Thanksgiving project with punches!

I'm also submitting this project to the following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut - Challenge #59 - Fruits, Cornucopia & Harvest Time
Cricut Cardz Challenge #95 - We're So Thankful (Use Card Feature)
Paper Playtime:  Challenge #60 - Thank You Projects
Stuck On U Sketches:  Die Cut Leaf Challenge


  1. This card is adorable!! Love the little squirrel!!
    Laurie DTM

  2. The squirrel is CUTE cute CUTE!!! I just might have to take a break from Christmas to cut him out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This squirrel is adorable!!! Love the texture!!!
    TFS CAthie

  4. This is so cute! I love the embossing on the squirrel and the pretty punched sentiment tag!

  5. What a cute looking squirrel, great harvest card, love the colours! Thanks for joining the challenge at Cooking with Cricut.

  6. I just love this little squirrel! The papers you chose are perfect and love the embossing.

  7. This is the cutest squirrel card I've ever seen. I totally love it. :) Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime!


  8. WOW! I LOVE the herringbone embossing on the squirrel...that came out cute...as well as the Divine swirls for the tail...It just came out so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at COoking WIth Cricut!

    CWC DT

  9. This little squirrel is just adorable!
    Hugs, Jenni

  10. Too cute, Jessica! I love the embossing on the squirrel! Great color palette, too. Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  11. F U N!
    I love the over sized die cut as the focus
    of the card and the detail.
    Really a lot of fun and great combo for
    the challenges!
    Thanks for linkin' up at SOUS!


  12. This is soooo cute!! The embossing really makes him stand out!

  13. Such a great card! The squirrel is so cute. Love the herringbone embossing. Thanks for playing with us at CCC!

  14. Love your use of the embossing folders, such a cute card :)

  15. What a super cute card! I love this little squirrel. The embossing looks great-adds a great touch!
    Sherrie K

  16. oh how cute is this?.. I too love the big die cut as the focus of your card, plus all of that embossing just adds so much detail to your card.. I love this..
    thnx for joining our die cut challenge over at SOUS

  17. Congrats! Earlier Paper Playtime had *** as winner of Ch#60 Cricut Creations: Thank You Proj and I just cked back and saw that you won.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. Adorable! Love the embossing; it adds so much to this card. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!