Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lili of the Valley: Cuddly Teddies card topper girl's birthday card

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With so much sickness going on in my household (yep, I now have the dreaded 'lurgy' too) and in need of a quick card for my soon-to-be 4 year old niece's birthday, I thought I would make a card using one of my Lili of the Valley (UK) diecut card toppers.  I have had these toppers for a while and forgot I had them (you know how it is LOL!).  When I originally bought the topper which I used on my card, the A4 sheet had the same picture but in different sizes, but they are now sold slightly differently by LOTV and the A4 sheets have 6 different images all the same size.  This teddy is now on the Cuddly Teddies DC007 sheet.

You can find the LOTV diecut sheets here.

My Prima "Sparkling Spring" 6" x 6" paper pad matched the image perfectly (don't you love it when that happens?!!). I was having a ball making this card as everything I reached for just went together like a match made in heaven - which is much nicer than fiddling around trying to find the right colour ribbon, cardstock etc.  It was like all the planets were in alignment or something and I tell ya, it made it so much quicker even for a s-l-o-w cardmaker like myself.

All I needed to do was stamp the sentiment (also by LOTV) - no colouring other than the flowers on the sentiment which I coloured with some Prisma pencils.  I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina to the flower centres on the sentiment and most of the flower centres on the image.

After I added the green scalloped circle to the sentiment, it looked a little lost on the card, so I diecut a red scalloped circle and glued that underneath to just add a bit more colour without making the sentiment panel any bigger.

Here is a wee close-up of the image - isn't it cute and adorable and make you go "awwww"?!!  I am nuts about teddy bears as you can well see LOL!!

The sentiment panel and the main image are popped up on dimensionals.  The bow was attached in 2 different elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.

See the button?  It is old shop stock I inherited from my parent's Wool and Haberdashery shop and is 35 years old!  All I had to do was cut off the shank with a pair of pliers then glue it onto the bow centre.  Here is another wee close-up.  Doesn't it just match the image and designer papers so amazingly well {happy sigh.....}?

Not sure if you can tell, but on the bottom panel, I added a Scor-Pal line just above the punched green cardstock border; I find it easier to get the designer paper straight when lining it up with the Scor-Pal line rather than the punched border.  I am usually pretty terrible at lining things up straight so I need all the help I can get LOL!!


I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly ChallengeGetting Cute  - Anything goes as long as it’s CUTE and has the  ‘awwww’  factor.   I think my teddy bear fits the bill as being cute IMHO.

Allsorts Challenge BlogWeek 112 - Free and Easy July  Anything goes

Well, that's about it from me.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - For you circular sentiments - S213

Ink:  Versafine Onyx black

Designer paper:  Prima 'Sparkling Spring' #842178 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  LOTV A4 diecut sheet:  Cuddly Teddies DC007, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, yellow and red Prismacolor pencil, green gingham ribbon, Bow Easy, Kindyglitz Crystalina, dimensionals, button, Scor-Pal, Cardstock:  soft red, pale green, white

Punches:  Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop


Anonymous said...

wow; everything is so coordinated and pretty! btw, i think i hold the record for s l o w. :)

Ann said...

this is so pretty!!!!! great job

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love this and that button is fabulous. So very pretty.

Jill said...

aww this is absolutely beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jessica T said...

This is such a pretty card, Love the colours you used xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jo. I've been trying to make my mind up whether to buy some of these images and I think you've convinced me! x

Anonymous said...

Very cute, the bear is adorable!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love this LOTV bear!

Hugs, Sandra

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