Big Bear Hugs

I had a request for some birthday cards from a friend at work.  If you follow my blog regularly you know that I love request because it challenges me to get out of my comfort zone.  These are definitely different that my usual cards which is a good thing.  🙂

The request was for 2 cards for a friend’s nephew who lives in Colorado.  The importance of Colorado is that they will be mailed.  This can be important when making cards because I don’t want to have too much bulk when they will be going through the mail.

Her nephew likes golf, bears and bourbon.  As you might have guessed from the post title – this is going to be the bear card.

Big Bear Hugs Card Recipe

Big Bear Hugs

Big Bear Hugs for Your Birthday

The first thing I did was find a bear image using my Cricut Subscription.  I actually chose 2 bears.  This one I thought was so cute and had to have it.  The other bear was a teddy bear from the teddy bear cartridge that has the different outfits which I own.  There is a teddy bear with a golf club.  He is cut out – I just need to put him on a card.  I chose this bear because my friend’s nephew is a young adult and I thought the teddy bear might look too juvenile for a guy.

Big Bear Hugs Close Up

Big Bear Hugs

Big Bear Hugs Close Up

The background was sitting on my craft desk.  A fellow instructor at Craft Inn had done a background using the Nuvo Watercolor Markers and I was playing around copying what Lissa had done.  I knew I wanted birch trees in the background but couldn’t find my metal birch tree die.  I know I have one.  At least I thought I had one.  Back to my Cricut Design Space – no birch trees like I wanted.  On to Etsy where I found a really cute set of SVG’s with different birch trees.  Have I said I LOVE my Cricut Explore?  The splatter in the night sky is a result of water mixed with Perfect Pearls and flicking a paint brush.  Clever – huh.  Not my idea – I stole from someone on the internet.

Big Bear Hugs Inside

Big Bear Hugs

Big Bear Hugs Inside

The sentiment on the inside and outside are a result of cheating.  Found this really cute font in Word – I hope I can find it again.  Typed out the sentiment that you see on the front of the card and the inside of the card.  Card stock for the inside was trimmed.  I cut out the sentiment using a My Favorite Things stitched banner die for the outside.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  52 – 53  And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.


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