It’s Autumn at Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  Thank you for joining me!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!  It’s a tad bit warmer than what I’d like to see it be in September for sure, so I’m hoping it cools down soon!

Today starts a new challenge this week for Cute Card Thursday.  This week we’d like to see your “Autumn” creations.  We look forward to seeing what you create for it!

Here’s what I’ve made using one of our sponsor’s images:


This little squirrel is so sweet and I love how the tail on him was designed!  This is called “Bushy Tail” from All Dressed Up.  They’re sponsoring the challenge this week, so please be sure to play along for a chance to win!

I’ve dug out some papers from my Autumn stash of papers and picked some out that I thought would go with this image.  I layered a strip over a 5″ square piece of dark gray cardstock that I embossed with a leaf embossing folder that I was finally able to use!  I sponged a bit of white ink over the raised areas.

I also took some score tape and ran it down the center of the card and added some glitter over it and burnished it in.  The image panel was popped up over the card with foam tape.  I added some twine around each corner of the image panel along with a bow that I’ve placed a pearl in the center.


Here’s a closer look at the squirrel image that I’ve colored in with Copic markers.  I wanted to keep the squirrel looking a bit softer, so I’ve used some lighter colors.

During the fall is a good time to view all of the squirrels running around our yard trying to burry their nuts.  We seem to find them in silly places sometimes as they save them for later! LOL!

I die cut the image with a scalloped square die and sponged around the edges with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink and layered it over a piece of the dark gray and then layered it again over a piece of kraft cardstock.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!


  1.  All Dressed Up Challenge – Anything Goes + ADU image #96
  2.   Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts – Autumn
  4. Crafty Friends – Autumn Colors
  5. Creative Moments – Anything Goes with optional Fall Colors
  6. Sunday Stamps – SSC213 “Autumn Whisper” colors

25 thoughts on “It’s Autumn at Cute Card Thursday

  1. This has to be the cutest squirrel image I’ve ever seen with that gorgeous tail! I love the papers you chose and the way you colored this – what an amazing fall card! Love this one!


  2. Totally gorgeous card, I love this cute little squirrel and the embossing of the autumn leaves behind looks fabulous. Those are pretty die cut squares too, a totally amazing design! hugs Debxx


  3. Very pretty card for autumn. Love that little squirrel image and the way you designed your card. Fantastic.


  4. Oh this is gorgeous Vicki!! I love that adorable squirrel and it’s beautiful tail! Awesome layout and colors, the gray embossed panel with the white ink is beautiful!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Oh gosh, Vicki – that’s got to be the cutest squirrel I’ve ever seen, lol. Thanks so much for using that splendid tail to show off our colors – beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


  6. I think my comment disappeared, Vicki, but I love the squirrel’s tail and your plaid paper is gorgeous! Fum bow made from twine. :-D.


  7. Squeal – love his tail – that is the first element my eyes went to – then I started lookingat everything else and saw glitter, embossing, plaid and well all of my favorite elements.


  8. Oh my goodness! That is the most darling squirrel image I’ve ever seen! Your card turned out so sweetly! I’m not ready for fall yet, but guess I need to start getting ready! Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. Hello… Your card is so sweet, such a cute little squirrel, beautiful colouring too… Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. It fits perfectly with our ‘Autumn Colours’ challenge theme. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  10. So soft and sweet. That squirrel is SO adorable. Nice how you made the embossed areas pop with the white and your little bow and pearl is the perfect little touch.

    Just catching up on some past posts from when I was out sick and had to comment on this.


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