I’m using Bear Hugs from Stampin’ Up! for my birthday card for today. This is another great stamp set that coordinates with the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies. Doesn’t this bear look awesome? And no fussy cutting…..
I recently read about a boy with terminal cancer who only wants to receive birthday cards for his 13th birthday in August. Last week when my grandsons were here, two of them made birthday cards to send him and I wanted to make one, too. So, I thought Bear Hugs would be a fun set to use.
I used the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew for my design inspiration. Pop over there to see what it’s all about!
I started by stamping the bear image and derby hat from Bear Hugs in Soft Suede onto a panel of Kraft card stock and the bow tie in Tempting Turquoise onto Tempting Turquoise, then die cut them with the coordinating dies. The bow tie is glued to the bear with liquid glue.
Next, I dry embosssed a panel of Tempting Turquoise in the Lucky Stars TIEF and then adhered a strip of the striped Festive Birthday DSP to the side of the card with liquid glue. This panel was then popped onto my Crushed Curry card stock base with dimensionals. I stamped the banner and sentiment from Thoughtful Banners in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White and used the Duet Banner Punch (bundle and save 10%) to cut it out.
I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to make 3 balloons from more of the Festive Birthday DSP and tied some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine to each balloon. They are secured to the backs with dimensionals. I popped on the bear and his hat with dimensionals and folded his arms up so he would not look so flat, then added the banner also with dimensionals. The balloon strings were pulled taut and knotted, then added with a glue dot. For a little bling, I added the Tempting Turquoise Enamel Shapes.
I chose the sentiment for the inside from Better Together. Don’t you just love this font? It is in Tempting Turquoise onto Whisper White that was matted with Tempting Turquoise card stock before gluing to the card base. It is finished off with a left over strip from the Festive Birthday DSP.
I also added some of the Festive Birthday DSP to the flap of the envelope.
Click Here to learn about who I am sending this card to.
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P.O. Box 855
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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