Sunday, October 21, 2012

Docrafts Wellington Bear card kit - masculine birthday card

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Gosh, it feels like FOREVER since I last posted!  My loved one has been home from hospital for a few weeks now and I have had very little "me" time because they are needing intense physiotherapy and occupational therapy to recover from spending so much time in hospital this year (aside from other health issues and medical appointments that need attending to) so it has been very full-on.  But we are on the "up" side of treatment now so we can view the world in a more positive way and move forward which is good!

I thought I would share a card I made for my husband's birthday and being a big fan of the Docrafts Wellington Bear Collection, I reached for one of the card decoupage (paper tole) kits that I bought a little while ago.  I think Wellington Bear is just PERFECT for masculine cards for any age group and having the images diecut so you don't have to do anything except pop them out is a great timesaver.

After I popped the images out, I cleaned up the edges where there were little bits of paper dags (just me being fussy).

The card kit came with virtually everything you need:  sentiments, designer papers, cardstock cut to size, envelope - you just need dimensionals and anything else you want to add to personalise your card.  I rarely do a card kit exactly as the instructions as I like to put my own spin on it even if it is only something small.  I love how the card opens with just the chair and the designer paper on the card inside - hope you see that here:

I did actually cut the cardstock down to size because when I put the sentiment on the bottom, the card looked unbalanced so cut a bit off the top of the card.

I corner-punched the card as well as the sentiment panel, added aged copper brads beside the sentiment then popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.  Easy peasy! 

Here is a closer look so you can see the dimensions on the card:


I would like to enter my card in the following challenge -

The ABC Challenge - Z is for Zoo - where you need to use an animal or animal print on your creation.  Mine is the bear of course!

I must admit that I have been really missing having more time to play in my Craft Room - but because I get constantly interrupted, it isn't very practical and the only time I can really play is on the weekends when my husband can give me a little break.  But, hopefully, I can get a little more free time in the lead up to Christmas as my situation improves.  I am itching to make some Christmas cards!  I have been working on another very special card for a very special person - here is a sneaky peak but that's all I am saying!

Thanks everyone for sticking by me and my blog - and especially for your lovely comments that continue to encourage me.


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  None

Ink:  None

Designer paper:  Docrafts - included in card kit

Accessories:  Docrafts Wellington Bear A5 card kit, dimensionals, aged copper brads by Printblocks

Punches:  Stampin' Up! corner punch

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