Raccoon, Squirrel, and Mouse can’t wait to surprise their friend on his birthday! I wonder whose birthday it is…?

By Su Mohr for Seize the Birthday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Special Someone Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Dies; #birthday cards #someonespecial #animalsoncards #critters #squirrels #raccoons #mice #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #surpriseparties

Surprise Party


The three adorable friends are from the 2020 stamp set, Special Someone. The stamp set is “Two-Step” stamping, where you layer a second stamp on top of the first stamp. Using my Stamparatus, insured the stamps would line up properly.

I began by stamping the detailed raccoon stamp in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the solid raccoon stamp in Sahara Sand Ink on top of the first image.

The squirrel was first stamped in Soft Suede Ink, followed by Sahara Sand Ink, and the mouse was stamped in Memento Black Ink, followed by Smoky Slate Ink.


Raccoon wrote “Happy Birthday” in Early Espresso Ink, while Squirrel tied a Balmy Blue balloon to the tree branch with Linen Thread.


The branch was made with a die from the Seasonal Layers Die Set, and wood textured, Pressed Petals Designer Paper.

TIP: I layered it for thickness.

The scene is layered on Balmy Blue Cardstock, on a Crumb Cake card base.


Now, all they had to do was wait for their friend to arrive, yell “happy birthday,” and let the party begin!

They are excited to invite everyone at Seize the Birthday to their party.

Thanks for joining the party. Wishing you all a surprise birthday party this year!

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P.S. I just discovered a coordinating die set, Special Day Dies, will be released to customers February 4th, while supplies last. Demonstrators can purchase it now! No more fussy cutting these cute creatures!

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