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Happy Bear-thday!

Hi friends - it's HUMP DAY, we are halfway to the weekend - woot, woot!

And please make certain you are sitting down...I, yes I, created a card WITHOUT FLOWERS! I know, I know - possibly the most shocking news you've received this week, yes? LOL

I finally inked up the Diagonal Design background and embossed on white card stock; I sponged on lots of Spun Sugar using Picked Raspberry around the edges. I used MFT's Blueprints for the main panel - I never put that die set away; I think I use it on almost every single card!

Fun on the inside too!

I set that aside and cut a wonky circle, stamped the bear, masked and stamped the presents. Some Copic coloring and shading with pencils finished the images off. I added a strip of vellum, some thread and enamel dots. I curved the sentiment on an acrylic block so it would follow the shape of the circle...and I stamped the image again in pink on the inside panel (see above), adds that extra surprise to the inside!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great rest of your week!


Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, polka dot vellum, light pink card base
Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, Copics, MFT Wonky Circles, enamel dots, thread, MFT Blueprints

  Crafting by designs - anything goes
  Crafty Creation Challenges - anything goes
  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - all about birthdays


  1. This is such an adorable card!!! I LOVE the background.

  2. Such a gorgeous card - I love that little bear and I really like that thread and the enamel dots behind - thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Anna-Karin DT

  4. Michele this is such a cute little birthday bear image, and coloured so wonderfully. I really like how the Diagonal embossing creates such a great background and is perfect for showcasing the bear. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday "Birthday" challenge this week.

  5. Fabulous card, love your design.

  6. Hi Michele, what a great card! I love the colours you've used, especially that pink for the background which you've repeated in the balloon and the gifts. The diagonals in the background really add a sense of celebration and certainly spotlight that adorable bear beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  7. Very sweet card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday for Kath's All About Birthdays Challenge!

  8. What a fun birthday card and well colored! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!


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