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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
- Sandy- http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com
- Angela- http://crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
- Kim- http://katydidcards.com
- Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
- Sarah- www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
- Janet- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
- Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/…
- Christi –https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/…
- Miranda – www.nanasscrapspot.com
- Daphne – Http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
- Lisa – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/…
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!