Silly Old Bear Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Silly Old Bear Blog Hop


“Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, a tubby little cubby, all stuffed with fluff.  He’s Winnie the Pooh.  Winnie the Pooh.  A willy, nilly, silly old bear.”

Thank you for joining us for a blog hop dedicated to everyone’s favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh!  Did you hop here from the talented Angela’s blog?  If so, you’re in the right place!  If you came here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances to win a great prize from our sponsor.  However you arrived, I’m just so happy you came for a visit.   Let’s head on it to the Hundred Acre Woods and visit with this Silly Old Bear!

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I looked, without success, for Winnie the Pooh cut files or digital images.  I’m thinking they have to be out there, but I didn’t find them.  Then I decided to try coloring pages and hit the jackpot.  As a result, all my cards use images from the pages I found in that search.

Here’s my first card which was made with a 215 Round Rocker Card from CraftsUPrint. The designer is Rae Carr, one of my favorites.  I substituted the scalloped circle in the file with a sunflower.  It originally started as the 3D Sunflower by Amanda McGee, but I altered it to suit my needs.  I used several layers of Summer Sun (SU retired) for the petals, two layers of Soft Suede for the flower center.  Whisper White was used for the focal image.  I printed the image on an inkjet printer and colored it with Copic markers.

Before I printed the image (and all the images I used today), I converted them to .png files, removed the background and increased the dpi to 300 in Photoshop Elements.  Don’t have a photo editing program?  Not to worry, here’s Inkscape which you can download, for FREE.  There are others; you just need to perform a search for photo editing programs.

Happy Blooming Birthday wm 1

Here’s another view from the side, so you can see the rocker base.  When I’ve made rockers in the past, I simply cut a 5 1/2″ circle and scored it down the middle.

Happy Blooming Birthday wm 3

I created a panel for the inside of the card  For the background, I converted the petals to print only and increased the transparency to 70.  I created the sentiment using Alternate Gothic 2 BT and Allure Script and color matched it to the Soft Suede card stock.

Happy Blooming Birthday wm 4

My next card also uses a card base from CraftsUPrint, 386 Open Tri-fold Card.  The image gave me the idea to go with an autumn theme.  I cut the mats from Autumn Traditions digital paper from Stampin’ Up, old MDS.  I cut the scalloped circles from Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Concord Crush.

Pooh Sitting wm 2

My final card uses yet another CraftsUPrint cut file.  This time I used the 511 Pink Ruffle Easel.  It’s a print and cut, but I only used the cut file as I wanted to do my own decorating.  I included Tigger as well this time around as he’s my favorite character.  I found a Winnie the Pooh quote which I thought was perfect for this.  If you click on the card, it will take you to the gallery to see the quote.  I cut the base from Watermelon Wonder as it matched Winnie’s shirt.  I had some matching lace ribbon, which I placed around the edge of the focal image.

Forever wm 2

Now you’re off to visit with my friend and blogging buddy, Holli, who has something fun to share with you.  I know because I got a sneak peek!

And before you leave I want to remind you about the sketch challenge at Connie Can Crop.  You have until August 31st at 11:59 pm PST to enter.  One lucky winner, picked at random, will win a digital CD from our sponsor!  Quite a nice prize.  Plus we’ll be picking our top three…if you’re a favorite you get a badge for your blog or social media and bragging rights!  Here’s the sketch:


Here’s the line-up in case you get lost:

Do you have a Winnie the Pooh project you’d like to share, but don’t have a blog?  Send it to me and I’ll showcase it here!


28 Responses to “Silly Old Bear Blog Hop”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    I have always loved Winnie the Pooh and have a whole Cricut cartridge of Pooh and his friends. You have some great cards with the Sunflower being my favorite.

  2. each card is cuter than the next! you always do great cards!

  3. These are all so awesome Kim! Great job incorporating Pooh into our sponsor’s files!! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

  4. Jeanette says:

    WOW! Some great folds on these adorable cards!

  5. Oh wow!! Your sunflower is stunning.

  6. Carol says:

    Your cards are just amazing! Love the sunflower.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Carol. That crad seemd to be a hit. I was worried it wouldn’t look right as I covered too much of the petals to make the image larger. I guess it was okay, though, if everyone likes it.

  7. Miranda says:

    These are FANTASTIC! I love the sunflower card.

  8. cathie says:

    love your projects…the sunflower is amazing

  9. Rebecca says:

    Cute thanks for sharing

  10. Christi says:

    Kim you always blow me away with your cards! I love hopping with you and most of all I love being your friend!

  11. Val Earl says:

    So cute! Love these cards! Such wonderful ideas, using one of my favorite characters! Great detail, and information on how to create them!

  12. Sandy Suarez says:

    Wow…. adorable cards! LOVE them!

  13. Your cards are super adorable! I enjoyed hopping with you too. How did you learn all the things you can do on the Silhouette?

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Mostly self taught, Sarah. Which, after all the blood, sweat and tears, is actually the best way for me to learn…from my mistakes. Also, I’m the curious type…I always need to know what every single button does. If you ever have a question, ask and I will always try to help out.

  14. all of your projects are amazing Kim!! Wonderful job as usual!

  15. nclights7 says:

    Great job on all your cards! The sunflower one is my favorite- I love sunflowers! 🙂

  16. charligirl88 says:

    I have both the Pooh & Friends cart and the Pooh Font cart. They are both linked, but if you’d like to use them (in your machine) you should be able to… I’ll be in Tustin on September 10th… At least you could try it to see if it works! Let me know.

    As usual… you’ve way outdone yourself. Super incredible. I find myself using coloring pages quit a bit. Never thought to increase the dpi in Elements! I’ll have to try that! I usually just shrink it down in a Word doc. (For kids’ bday parties, I usually find out what the theme is, then have my daughter [SHE was the one invited, right?] color a couple then put them on.

    Ok. The rocker card. I’m a tad confused. I guess it’s something I’d have to see in person. But I do really like it. It’s absolutely gorgeous! That sunflower!!! OMG! The trifold… Beautiful. And the sentiment in the last card… I cried. Just… Wow! I love that quote. It was great visiting the 100-acre wood with you!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Lisa! Increasing the dpi really helps in some cases, especially when it’s a highly detailed image. This rocker card is a more complicated version. All you really need to do is make a 5 1/2″ circle and score it down the middle…that becomes your rocker base. Then you put what ever image you want on the front…EZ-PZ. Isn’t that a lovely sentiment…I was amazed at how many beautiful quotes I found from Winnie…he’s quite philosophical, a romantic at heart.

  17. Lynn McAuley says:

    I am loving Pooh in the sunflowers!! What a sensational rocker design, Kim!!

  18. Daphne says:

    Wow great cards. I love them.

  19. your sunflower card is so great!!!!

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