I have been wanting to use the Stampin’ Up! “Baby Bear” layering stamp set for quite some time, and I thought this silly Easter card design would be a fun way to use it.

I stamped out the bear with Stampin’ Up! water-based dye inks in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip and then die cut the image out with the second largest of the MFT Die-namics Cross-Stitched Rectangle STAX Die Set. There is something about the cross-stitched border that I think makes the image look more cozy and homey.

Then I followed a great new MFT Sketch Challenge design and used some papers from Pebbles’ “Sunny Side” collection and Studio Calico’s “Here + There” collection. I love the deep secondary colors of these papers and I think they coordinate but are different enough so that they are distinct and add interest. I also used some additional scraps from my scrap box and created an inside liner sheet with the same cloud accent paper for the border and punched a couple of white bunnies out with an old Martha Stewart bunny punch.

To make the teddy bear into a wanna-be fantasy Easter bunny, I used fun dimensional stickers from the Jolee’s Boutique “Bunny Ears” sticker set. I printed out the sentiment, “Everybody wants to be the Cadbury Easter Bunny” (do you remember that series of commercials? — I thought they were hysterical) on my computer and just matted it with more of the raspberry colored card stock that I used to create the card base. It’s a silly little card, but I had so much fun crafting it.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Hip Hop Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Spring Has Sprung Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Fantasy Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Easter Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Spring Challenge

MFT Sketch Challenge #328







MFT Color Challenge #66