Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunflower Flowerpot Bear Birthday Card

Awww, here I go with the bears again. My life is filled with bears everyday. They make me smile, always have. I love to watch the nature shows where the bears are fishing for Salmon with their cubs. I could watch it every night. lol

This was for Splitcoast's Challenge "Way to Use It". You had to make your own image either from punches, arrangement of brads and buttons, or draw your image and cut it out of cardstock. I paper pieced this bear sitting in the flower pot. I ran the flower pot and the sunflower through the cuddlebug with the swiss dot folder. The grass was run through with the swirl folder. The flower was punched with a paper punch three times and arranged with a rhinestone in the middle. I chalked all the edges of the paper pieces for contrast.

This was so much fun to make. It seems pretty enough to frame and hang in my house. I need to take a picture of my sunflower bear corner and post it on here. This would look so beautiful framed with my sunflower bears. The card is off to California tomorrow for my Sister-In-Laws Birthday.

EK Success Border Punch for the borders
MS Branch punch
Whale of a Punch for the Sunflower-Rhinestone center
Cuddlebug-Swiss dot folder and Swirl folder
Cricut Cartridge Beyond Birthdays for the Sentiment
Square Rhinestone Yellow Brads
Ribbon, Stickles, Chalk

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.


Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--you are soooooooooo CREATIVE!!!! I cannot believe you made this entire thing from scratch. Oh how I wish we lived close to one another!!!! You HAVE to make another one for your bear corner! TFS--Patty

Anonymous said...

OMG!! This is tooooooooo cute!!! What a great job on this!!! ~Heidi

Kristine B. said...

AAAAACK...you're killin' me here!!! LOL - J.K. This is sooooo WONDERFUL! I'm loving your colors, that cute bear in the pot, the gingham paper and flowers--it's soooo CUTE!!! :) Love it! Okay, I'm totally filling your inbox I'm sure...I should get off here, huh?!!