Hello all. Jackie here with today’s card made using the super cute squirrel and spring basket. The cute critter is holding a hidden message and although this card has been made for Mother’s Day you could easily adapt the sentiments for so many other occasions.
Die cut and build the basket adding a little ink around the edges, Here I have used colour wild honey. Use a pink pencil on the stitched lines of the little cloth piece and add Blue tumbled glass ink around the edges.
Cut a handful of flowers using white card then ink them in three different colours, gently shape the flower before adding the circle centres die cut from brown card.
Cut a panel measuring 4 x 5.25″ and use the semi circle notch die to cut the notch into the top, then use the smallest slit die to cut a slit as shown in the photo.
Die cut the pull tab (the smaller one of the two) along with the corresponding slot part, glue the slot part to the reverse side of the prepared panel at about one third down from top. Ink the small arrow disc with yellow then fix to the top of the pull tab.
Die cut he basket again in to a scape piece of white card, use a few of the waste pieces from the basket as a prop for the squirrel to attach to, glue about 4 waste pieces together then fix inside the slit to the tab, be careful not to get glue on the other parts.
Ink around the panel edges with yellow ink. Die cut and build the squirrel adding brown ink around the edges and pink rosy cheeks, then attach the squirrel to the prop making sure not to get glue on any other parts. Fold the two edges of the tab pull behind and fix in place with a blob of glue.
Add some strips of foam pad to the reverse side of the card panel ensuring they not interfere with the pull tab. Fix the panel to the front of a kraft card measuring 4.25 x 5.5.
Draw a few black lines where the basket will sit then fix the basket in place over the squirrel using foam pads, you will only be able to fix a few on either side as the squirrel needs to be able to move out of the basket.
Trim a small piece of white card approximately 1 x 1.25″ write ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then ink around the edges with blue ink and fix to the squirrel hands. Finish off by adding all the flowers.
Thank you for stopping by today I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the pull tabs.
Happy crafting – Jackie