I was originally planning to use my birthday invitation post (with the grasshopper) for the Bitten by the Bug 2 garden challenge. When I was little, I used to love to catch grasshoppers around our garden, so I thought it was fitting. But when I really went to do it, I decided it wasn't "gardeny" enough for me. Plus, I had a lot of free time today- bonus!- and had been wanting to do some creating anyway. So I sat down to create a new card. I decided to go with this card because the reality of my life now is that the only constant in my backyard seems to be squirrels. In fact, there's about an 87% chance that as you read this, Sophie is barking her high-pitched bark and scratching the bejeebers out of my windowpanes in a futile attempt to get outside and chase one of the squirrels that like to frolic around out there.
When I think of "cricut" and "squirrel," my mind automatically jumps to everyone's favorite cuties- Create a Critter. I cut this little guy out at 3 1/2 inches. I used some patterned paper from my stash and a slice of orange cardstock. The stamp says "Enjoy today" and is from the Stampendous "Everything Happy" set. I originally had some textured cardstock there, but it made the ink run a little so I switched to smooth. I used Cinnamon Stickles on his tail to bling him up a little.
So, this card can be used as a nice little greeting card, but I will know that the stamp really means that the squirrels in my yard should enjoy it while they can, because any minute I could be letting Sophie out and she'll be chasing them up a tree.
I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Bitten by the Bug 2- Garden Challenge