February 21, 2015


The Cheerful Critters set came to the rescue once again. Only this time it was just the bunny and he lost his arms! Oh no!

My daughter, Emily, has a birthday this weekend. Because she is a gifted illustrator (see her work here: http://emilybalsley.com/), I am always trying to come up with cards that will please her. Although our styles are quite dissimilar, we still appreciate what each other does with her creativity. 

I love the look of a combination of prints. For this card, I chose a handful of Designer Series Papers that include varying dots in the same color palette. 

I chopped the poor bunny's arms off for this card. Cruel, I know, but it's all in the name of art. A little suffering goes a long way. He had been getting so tired lifting them up all the time that I thought he could use a little rest. And besides that, his sign was so heavy for those skinny arms! 

Since he has no arms to hold up a sign for the sentiment, this time he is sending his wish inside a word bubble cut from the Word Bubble Framelits found on page 230 of the big catalog. 

Adding to the Lots of Dots effect, I drew Wild Wasabi dots around the sentiment with a Stampin' Write Marker. Even more dots were added to the dotted paper his shirt was stamped on. DOUBLE DOTS!

The main colors in the card are Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie. I carried over the stripes of the dots in the background in a couple of additional places. I did this by using the stamp that comes in the Hearts A Flutter set on both the extra banner cut from the Hearts A Flutter Framelit that hangs down from the orange tag from the Chalk Talk Framelits. And once again in the 1/2" white circles on the dotted strip on the left side of the card.

And then repeating the stripes in the Baker's Twine threaded through the white button worked well.

More dots come in the orange and yellow circles I punched and added to the centers of the 1/2" circles.

I talked to Emily on the phone today, and she didn't mention the card. So I'm not sure if it was a hit with her or not. 

By the way, Emily is the mom of my precious granddaughter, Stella.



  1. I thought the card was super fun! Sorry I didn't mention it - I guess I was more worried about your accident at the time... Thanks again! And sorry you had to cut off the bunny's arms...I thought it was a good decision though. :-)

  2. Cute card. Thank your for sharing on Ladybug Blessings.

  3. Cute card. Thank your for sharing on Ladybug Blessings.

  4. The card is adorable! Thank you for sharing on the Brag About It link party! Looking forwarding to seeing more of your paper crafts.

  5. Very cute card, love the use of different patterns in layering.
    Thanks for sharing on The Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday this week.
    Karren @ Oh My My Heartsie Girl

  6. I am positive that Emily loved this birthday card (how could she not?!) Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  7. What fun stamps! You have really created some cute cards. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  8. The card is too cute and it would be perfect for my daughter's birthday as I call her Bunny. I call my granddaughter my Bunny's Bunny, so it would work for her birthday as well. :) Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you again this week.

  9. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! Thanks for sharing at our Creative Spark party! Hope you'll join us again today :)

  10. visiting from friday favorites linky...very cute! I love cards!