Thursday, March 3, 2016


Happy first Thursday in March High Hopes fans! Spring is around the corner! 

For my post today, I am using an older High Hopes stamp called Buddy Bear's Surprise and a Happy Birthday sentiment. When I saw this stamp I knew I had to make a Birthday card with it... although I added a twist - a gift card holder inside!


Glitter Close Up


I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and although I wasn't going to, I fussy cut him out. I created my card base by cutting a standard A2 size card and then cutting the corner off. I cut my patterned paper to match the corner and inked all my edges with Perfect Plum ink. I cut a scalloped circle and circle to put behind buddy and popped him up with pop dots. For the inside, I made a mauve base, added some patterned paper and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment. I wonder if hubby will notice I took his Tim's card.....
  Card Recipe 
Stamp: Buddy Bear's Surprise (S193), Bold Happy Birthday (F087)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: K and Company, Recollections
Dies: Scalloped Circle, Classic Circles - Spellbinders, Build A Banner die - Whimsy Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up
Star Dust Stickles
Grape Jelly Gumdrops - YNS
Pop Dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 PP1 PP2 PP4 LV1 LV2 LV3 DG2 DG4 CT4 GB5 

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Roberta Stevenson said...

This is so adorable! I love all of the colours.

Renae said...

Very cute Birthday card.

Nikki C said...

Sweet teddy bear card :)

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Cute card the bear image is adorable .

Brenda Lilley said...

Great job!