Squirrels Gone Nutz: February

Hello and welcome! This is our second instalment of the Squirrels Gone Nuts year-long hop. Theme for February is Friendship with a Shaker and you should have arrived here from the amazing V.

I always connect Friendship with Flowers so a floral stamp was a must. I picked Waffle Flower’s Bouquet Builder 3 (barely used). I remember receiving it two years ago on my birthday and there was a sweet note from the shop owner; that really made my day. I even found already stamped images in my scrap box. Not so perfectly stamped on few places but that wasn’t bothering me. So at this point I had to decide how to make the shaker. Originally, I wanted to use a shaker window (never used before) but it simply wouldn’t work. So I looked through my Tonic Craft kits (rarely used) and in kit 13 there was the perfect die to create the window. Picture of the used supplies below. The sequin mix was in the same order as the stamp set 🙂

What I used.
All the pieces.
Creating the window.
Creating the shaker.

I die cut two panels with the stitched rectangle die (size A6). On the first one I marked on all four sides 1.5 cm from the stitching and made guide lines with a pencil. I also marked the centre of the panel and also the die I was going to use. Then I lined it up as shown on the picture and ran it through my die cutting machine. After that, I aligned the die with the top pencil line and again cut it out. Now my shaker window was ready.

I used my Copic markers to color the florals and I tried to use colors as close as possible to the colors of my sequin mix.     

On my second panel I ink blended Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves. It was time to assemble the shaker.  

I managed to hide those not so perfect places with aditional images and the sentiments from SSS – Tiny Words stamp set. Added Wink of Stella in clear on all of the flowers and that was it.

Now, head over to see sweet Karen’s post.

Have a great day!



  1. Bory, you have made many beautiful cards in the past but this one is exceptionally stunning!!! I love how the soft ink blending peeks through the intricate shaker windows. And you coloring, as usual, is gorgeous. I love *everything* about this card!!!

    1. Thank you so much, sweet Karen ❤️ 🙂 It was quite of a “last minute project” but I’m happy that all worked out 🙂

  2. This came out so pretty! I love how you made sure there would always be sequins in each part of the card! And those flowers are to die for!

    Amazing job as always!!!!

    1. Thanks so much, dear Lounon ❤️! I am a hoarder of kits, so my goal is to use bit and pieces every month 😀

    1. Aww thank you, Anna ❤️!! I think this is my most favorite stamp set (I know I say this about every floral set I have) 😀

  3. This is beautiful, Bory! I love the colors, and the die you used to make the window for your shaker is so cool! I’m super glad that you have joined our little group! 🙂

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