Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Bear

Hello Blog-Land!!

In an effort to maintain one of my 2012 Goals
I have a boy birthday card to show you.
Today I used an image from the Stamp Fairy
and colored it in manly colors.
I decided to try a little something different with the dots?!!
I think I like the outcome?!! What about you?

I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop

This sketch is amazing but I have to admit it was a little taxing on my brain? I couldn't figure out how to cut the main strip on an angle and have enough patterned paper to go from egde to edge. I resolved to cutting it extra big and then just trimming all of the pieces once they were on the card.

I also managed to maintain one of my other 2012 goals - to use my cricut more!!
I used the cricut to cut the star. Yeah me!!
(Don't forget you have till the end of the month to enter in

I am also entering this card for the following challenges :
(I think lime green, orange and bright blue qualify as unusual for me!!)

Well, I'm off but I hope you have a great day!!
Big Hugs
~ Alexis


  1. This is a great take on the sketch you have used. the colours are fab
    x catherine

  2. I just made a card today using this sketch(I really love this sketch) and I also found it taxing on my brain! LOL! I ended up liking the result and I'll probably use the sketch again because it's a great one and your card is inspiring me to make my next one for a child! I love the dots you made on your package and your dietcut star ... your card came REALLY cute!

  3. What a festive and sweet card Alexis. Love the darling bear image and the pretty colors. The border looks great! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

  4. ADORABLE!! Love that bear! Love your use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along on the Sweet Stop Sketch! We hope you will join us again this week!

  5. Hi Alexis,
    This is a beautiful card. So bright and colourful and a very clever sketch. Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers. Take care,
    Love Alicia xx

  6. How cute is the bear! i just want to hug him! great colouring he is perfectly matched to your papers and design. thanks for joining us at the mad for markers challenge blog! Tara:)

    1. Thanks for joining in our Mad for Markers challenge this month.. such a cute card!!