Hop blog “Squirrelz Stash Bash” February

Hello everyone !

Welcome to our monthly hop blog called the Squirrels Stash bash.

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Our main concept is simple : we have to make a project with supplies we don’t use enough. Each month we have a theme and a technique, sketch or type of supply to use to make our project.

This month the theme was Botanical and we had to follow a color palette generated by a photo of one of Anna’s plants

So welcome to the new hoppers and for my regular viewers, thank you for stopping by today!

If you are hopping you should come from the blog of the super talented Boryana and after me, I invite you to hop to Anna‘s blog to discover her beautiful projects.

For this month card I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamps Lavender Garden stamp set. I never had the chance to use it and it was perfect for the theme. I had various designs in mind but I choose one which was supposed to cover a square card. Unfortunately, I had an issue with my die cutting machine and it ruined a big part of my coloring. I had to improvise and decided to go with an other design I had in mind. To be honest, I think I like this one better but I dismissed it at first because there was so much fussy cutting !

So, I will give you the indications for this card regardless of the extra steps I had to make

So first, with the help of my LDRS Pirouette Pattern Templates I stamped two of my images ( the branches three times and the branches with flowers twice.) with my Bee Creative No line coloring inkpad. I colored them with my markers and fussy cut them.

Then, I stamped the watering can and three little flowers, colored them and fussy cut them.

For the base of my card, I used my LDRS Slimline Basket Weave Pocket Die Set. I splattered the front panel with watercolors and glued it on a white plain panel. Then, I matted and layered it with two pink cardstocks.

After that, I glued my floral image on it.

And finally, I glued the three flowers on the watering can and glued it on my card with foam pads.

Et voilà !

May the craft be with you !

Products used :

Simon Says Stamps Lavender Garden stamp set

LDRS Slimline Basket Weave Pocket Die Set – Mini

-LDRS Pirouette Pattern Templates

-Bee Creative No line coloring inkpad


-Pink and white cardstocks

-Alcohol markers Illustrators (I) and Copics (C)

Flowers : BP7 BP6 BP5 BP3 (I)/ MG5 MG3 MG1 PP1 (I)/ R85 R83 R81 R00 (C)

Plants : G99 G28 YG67 YG63 G82 (C) / G07 YG25 YG23 YG01 (C)

12 thoughts on “Hop blog “Squirrelz Stash Bash” February

  1. Oh my goodness, all that fussy cutting! 😳 Especially all those little innie pieces. 😵 No wonder you were so upset!!! Well, not having seen the original plan before the (now to be forever known as ) The Tragic Die Incident of 2022, I would say that I’d never have known this was a plan B as it is just gorgeous!!! And I love how it pops off the die cut background! Great job making the best of a crappy situation and still ending up with a beautiful card!

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  2. So sooo gorgeous card, Lounon! So sorry you had to deal with all the fussy cutting though. I trully agree with Karen, it looks amazing and if this was plan B, I can’t imagine what was the A then! ❤

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  3. This card is amazing!!!!! All that fussy cutting, well, must have definitely lived up to the name. But worth it! This is simply gorgeous! I hope you can replace the die that was damaged and that your machine is ok! Oh and the watering can looks so real!

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  4. You definitely have more patience than I do. I would have had to start over…that much fussy cutting would make me too anxious. I need it to be perfect!!!! Your “Plan B” turned out to be an “A+” in my book. And check out the metal look of that watering can! DAMN, GIRL!!! 😊


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