Fall Squirrel – Happy Birthday

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Today’s handmade card has been created for inspiration on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Monthly Challenge Blog.

For my card I have used one of their digital images called Fall Squirrel.

You can find more of Ching-Chou Kuik’s wonderful images here in their Etsy shop, Gjzcck.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Fall Squirrel

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

8″ By 8″ White Card Base
Ching-Chou Kuik‘s Digital Stamp Called Fall Squirrel
The Paper Boutique Sunflower Song – Paper Kit
White Card
Green Card
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print the digital image Fall Squirrel on to white card.
Choose one patterned paper and two sunflower images.

Layer one:
Cut a square from green card measuring 19.5 cms by 19.5 cms.
Cut a square from white card measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base.

Layer two:
Cut a piece from green card measuring 8 cms by 19.5 cms.
Cut a piece from the patterned paper measuring 7.5 cms by 19.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the bottom of the card base using foam pads.

Layer three:
Colour in the digital image Fall Squirrel, I used promarkers.

Squirrel: Cool grey 2, 4, 5, black, pastel pink.
Skin / Face: Satin, almond, ivory, pastel pink, turquoise, soft green.
Hair: Raw sienna, cinnamon, caramel.
Flowers / Leaves: Sunflower, yellow, amber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, crimson, firebrick, lush green, holly, pesto, olive green.
Butterflies: Blossom, fuchsia pink.

Handmade card using a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called Fall Squirrel

Cut a piece of green card to measure 17.5 cms by 12.5 cms.
Cut the image to measure 17 cms by 12 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base using foam pads.

Layer four:
Add one of the sunflower images to layer one and the second image to the bottom corner of layer three.
Then add two small sentiments, making a green matt layer for them.

To finish add an insert to the inside of the card base.


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see other cards I have made please have a look here:

Secrets Of The Forest Card Designs

So Long Yesterday – Hugs And Kisses

Love – Sending All My Love

Summer Blooms – Happy Birthday

Sent With Love


Challenges I would like to enter are:

The Creative Crafters Challenge #61 – Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create Challenge February 2023 – Anything Goes – Option Use Red For Anything But A Heart

CD Sunday Challenge #104 – Anything Goes Using CD, USB or digital download

Gem Of A Challenge Wk4 – Anything Goes


4 thoughts on “Fall Squirrel – Happy Birthday”

  1. Pamela says:

    Beautifully coloured Lisa and I love the sunflowers in the background.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Carol xx CD Sunday Plus DT says:

    The Sunflowers to match her headdress are a perfect touch. Lovely card.

  3. Seafield Jo says:

    Another lovely card Lisa.

    Sunflower song is one of my favourite ever paper collections and it works perfectly with your image.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Chana Malkah says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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