Stamp It Group Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Nuts About Squirrels Fathers Day Card!

Welcome to Stamp It Groups Mother’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Mikki Winebrenner. I am from Iowa and you are visiting my blog Paper Tales – Stamping and Creating with Mikki.

You are most likely joining from a previous blog and I am excited to have you here! Today I have a fun Father’s Day Card for you that has a little pop to it as well my father’s favorite backyard friends, Squirrels!

But first…. A little housekeeping!

At the bottom of the blog post you will find a list of all the participating blog hoppers so you can move along from blog to blog and see all the amazing projects. Leave a comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest to be entered to win Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Bundle!

Here is a run down of the paper sizes for a quick reference. I do have a full printable PDF below with detailed Instructions.

Cutting & Scoring:

• Pear Pizzaz 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” score at 4-1/4”

• Flowering Tulips 12”x12” DSP – 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”

• Kraft 6”x6” paper – 3-7/8” x 5-1/4” (x3)

• Basic White 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock – scratch pieces for squirrels and nuts.

I will have a full list of products that I used below.

I chose this particular stamp set and design because my father has a strange love of his squirrels in his back yard. I spoke with my daughter and asked for her opinion on what type of card would be fun for grandpa. He is a lover of outdoors, fishing, camping and boating. Her choice was Nuts About Squirrels!

I came up with this idea to make the front of the card bow out a little bit to resemble a tree. This gives the card a little extra pop and as my dad likes to show his cards off for, well, forever, I try to make them 3D.

To get that bowed look I just used 2 layers of Stampin Dimensionals in the center of the Kraft paper and let the paper curl around itself. I used the Timer 3D Embossing Folder for the wood texture and Layering Diorama dies for the squirrels home.

The squirrels and nuts are colored in with Natural Tones Stampin Blends 100, 400, 500 and 600. I fussy cut them all out and added them into the layers of the tree.

My sentiment Happy Father’s Day is from the Home & Garden set and it is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap piece of Kraft paper.

The entire stack of wood textured paper is on a piece of DSP from the Flowering Fields collection. This paper gave a green for the tree and leaves as well blue sky!

Normally I would have a downloadable PDF file for you with step by step instructions of this card, however, today I do not have that ready. I will get it finished up and update the file right here!

Be sure to check back in a day or so and grab your copy!.


I hope you enjoyed my project today. I’ve really enjoyed “hopping” with you all! Please make sure you leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest be entered to win Stampin’ Up! Brewed For You Bundle! Visit each of the bloggers on this hop and comment on them as well!!

Congratulations to last months winner!!

Head on over to the next blog by clicking “Next Blog” below!

Happy Hopping and Happy Stamping!!

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Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [159276] Blending Brushes [153611] Take Your Pick [144107] Flowering Fields 12” X 12” (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [157670] Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack [156325] Layering Diorama Dies [155565] Timber 3 D Embossing Folder [156406] Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [149653] Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection [160940] Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [156475] Home & Garden Cling Stamp Set (English) [157910] Ink Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad [147114] Card Stock Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [131201] Tools & Adhesive Bone Folder [102300] Ribbon & Trim Paper Trimmer [152392]

19 thoughts on “Stamp It Group Father’s Day Blog Hop!

  1. #stampitcontest Excited to see your instructions on this card love the dimension and the squirrels!


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