Good morning, friends! I'm super excited to share this duo of cards today. It’s an extra special post because not only was I honored to have the chance to use some of Technique Tuesday’s cute stamps and dies, but they are also giving you a chance to win a set of your choice, too. How nice is that?! I love, love giving things to people and it just seemed like the perfect week to do a giveaway. My heartfelt thanks to Technique Tuesday for making this possible!
The super cute set I'm using today is Technique Tuesday's Sammy the Squirrel. I love this sweet squirrel! I colored him using a few Prismacolor colored pencils and then cut him out using the coordinating dies. I planned on Sammy holding a little acorn, but in the end didn't want to cover up his cute tummy, so I opted to randomly stamp them on the card base instead.
Now, if you eknow me, you know that I'm not always in the mood...or maybe more accurately just don't always have the time to color images, so I wanted to show you how this set still works great even if you don't color.
On this card I stamped Sammy and the little caterpillar, which is also included in the set. Then I masked Sammy off and added the super cute owl from Fly By Owl. And guess what?! You can earn Fly By Owl for FREE when you sign up for any of Technique Tuesdays four clubs (Memory Keepers Society, Greenhouse Society, Animal House Club and Fresh Cut Studio). Free is always fun and I love that Technique Tuesday's clubs cater to so many different style preferences.
After stamping and fussy cutting the critters, I punched out a circle and turned it into a balloon with a little bit of cord. To further emphasize the happiness of the occasion I repeatedly stamped "Happy Day" across the balloon. Oh, and I also used a craft knife to cut around the squirrel's hand, so he could hold the balloon a bit better.
I've had these cards out the last couple weeks, and seeing these cute critters has made me smile lots. I mailed them just yesterday, so their on their way to bring some more smiles. Okay, now for the part you've all been waiting for....the GIVEAWAY! I'm grateful for Technique Tuesday's generosity to allow me to offer you the chance to win any Technique Tuesday stamp set of your choice. All you need to do is visit Technique Tuesday's Animal House Collection and comment to let me know what your favorite animal from the collection is. Easy, right? The giveaway will close on Sunday, November 26th at 11:59 pm EST. I'll announce the winner here and on Instagram. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week my friends! I'm SO grateful for you!!!