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


Sam said...

Love your Wellington Bear card Jocelyn. He looks so cute and cuddly! I'll also look forward to seeing more of your sneak peek card in due course. Your colouring is amazing!

Hugs for you :-)

Jackie said...

I am so pleased that the treatment is going well...hugs
What a wonderful card. The thing I love about Wellington is that he is unashamedly a beautiful teddy bear, not a bear trying to masquerade as a human :o)
Jackie xx

Anita said...

A fabulous male card and I love the Wellington bear image. I'm so happy your loved one is improving. I look forward to seeing some of your beautiful Christmas creations soon. Hugs to your family Jocelyn!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jocelyn,

I'm so happy to read that your loved one is home and recovering well. It has been a very tough time for you and I hope things start to feel a little easier.

I love Wellington Bear too and, as you say, he's just perfect for male cards. This is a lovely card and the dimension makes it extra special. Fab!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful news about your loved one! May each day be filled with happiness and good health.

These bears are so cuddly and this card is dimensionally fabulous!

Looking forward to the full reveal of your secret card!

Anne said...

I adore that card! You made it so well and the imagery is brilliant! Such a dear bear ...which is I assume how you think of your hubby?!!!! Wonderful news n the edica front, tears of joy in our houseas we pray every night for you guys. Our 6yo said thank you Jesus! tfs your news and great card! xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there dear Jobear,
ah was so delighted to have this post come into my inbox :D as love the Wellington bear (mind you am ignorant and did not know about him so glad you let me know who he was :D)
And love the layout of ht card too as you say it is sooooo cute the way the card opens so chair and wallpaper are just on inside... great ,little extras too and love the peek as well :D
Last, but most important, I am glad that treatment is now recovering and repairing the poor body, and so we go on praying, God is gracious we can see light, after a long night... you often are in my thoughts..and prayers,
God bless and sending loads of hugs too, Shaz in Oz.x

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think it is wonderful that you still have the energy to craft. GOOD FOR YOU! Love your cute little card. Thank you for joining us at ABC's challenge. Good luck!

linda said...

wellington bear is adorable and the colours you've used make this a great masculine card. good to hear things are improving.

Merry said...

This card is just much character. I thought I was the only one that had to clean off the daggy bits. So glad to hear that your loved one is at home again and things are looking positive. :-) Sending lots of good healthy wishes.

Denise Marzec said...

What an adorable card. I LOVE that the chair is cut out as the card cover!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is WAY too cute! Love how that bear is slumped into the chair. Kind of reminds me of me! LOL I know what you are going through as far as your caregiver role. . .believe me I sympathize! Hope you and he are doing well. Best, Curt

Linda w said...

Hi, I found you doing a google search for wellington bear. Love your cards. Am a new follower . Hugs lin

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