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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! Every time I blink, another holiday pops up, just like this little groundhog who is checking things out.  To be honest, with the 63 degree weather, this little guy probably came out early and was sunbathing on the beach in NJ yesterday!!

Last night, I was talking to my friend who inspired me to start my Year of Holiday Cards extravaganza, and we were having a hard time coming up with ways to celebrate Groundhog Day. I suggested that either she should repeat everything she says twice, or make shadow drawings. If you have any suggestions, leave me a comment and I will suggest them to her. I had a lot of fun with this card and with my new Cricut Designer's Calendar cartridge! I thought it would be perfect for my holiday-based endeavor and, immediately, it has come in handy.

Card Base
Card is the <Milk> card from Just Because Cards cut at 5 1/2" from the
Martha Stewart Woodland Critters Stack
All of the layers are cut from Recollections cardstock
Yellow layer is cut to 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 and embossed with flowers on my Cuttlebug
Orange layer is cut to 4 X 4
Wood Grain strip on top is cut at 4 X 2 and is the flip side of the paper used for the base card

Groundhog with shadow
Brown groundhog is cut from Designer Calendar cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
White shadow is the same cut at 3 1/4"
The black hole is the <Skunk> cut from Create a Critter at 2"
I used a white gel pen to go over the contour marks on the groundhog to make them stand out more and used Stickles on the white shadow and the black hole for a glittery effect
I used two layers of dimensionals to attach him so he would stand out more than the sentiment

<March> Cut in brown and white, both at 1" from the Designer's Calendar cartridge
I layered the two colors on top of each other for a shadowed effect
Then, I added Stickles to the white layer to up the sparkle effect
I used one layer of dimensionals to make the sentiment pop!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics


  1. I am so happy to see others also appreciate the forgotten holidays such as Groundhog's Day. Being from NJ I remember looking forward to finding out whether or not the groundhog saw his shadow. Now living in AZ it really doesn't matter too much anymore. Your card though is awesome! I love how you incorporated the shadow!

  2. Super sweet card! Love the idea of making Groundhog Day cards!! Adorable!! Great idea my fellow New Jerseyean!! ;)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!