Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday and Many S'mores!

Hey there Bleeps (blog peeps!)
Today's card I made for my kid's friend birthday!!! I got this stamp set FREE from Stampin' Up!.....just one of the many reasons I love being a demo. FREE is my favorite word, LOL!!! I had to ink it up as soon as I got it.....I'm quite impatient!!! So, I stamped the gruff little bear on card stock twice and cut him out. The s'mores were inked and stamped on card stock too....I used some liquid applique' for the marshmallows and then heat set it to make it puff up. I may have gotten a tad crazy on making the bear a messy eater, LOL!!! But, this is for a 9 yr old's bday, so it doesn't matter as much, I don't think he will mind!!! I just couldn't stop and now he looks like he might be foaming at the mouth....and if you've ever seen my kids eat their s'mores, it fits....hehehehe!

 I used Crystal Effects on the chocolate part, so it has a shine. A few years ago my sister gave me some clear gel tacky glue from Aleene's and said it was "similar to CE"....so, I never bought any from SU! before. Well, I got this bottle FREE  (gotta love FREE, right?)....so anyways, just for the record.....Crystal Effects is nothing like the clear gel glue!!! I'm in love with this CE now and I could just kick myself for not buying it earlier!
Anyways, I chose the sketch over at Operation Write Home since I already had the pieces cut and ready to go, this card took maybe 5 minutes to complete, LOL!!

Well, thanks so much for visiting me today and have a great rest of the week!!! ;)

Card Recipe:

  1. Card stocks: CC,Creamy Caramel,WW, Pumpkin Pie and Ballet Blue
  2. Retired DSP....not sure of the name and I'm too lazy to look it up right now! ;)
  3. Under the Stars Stamp Set
  4. "and many S'mores!" sentiment was generated from the computer using MDS
  5. Afterthoughts stamp set
  6. large oval punch
  7. Designer Label punch


Jen said...

Fabulous card!

Yolanda said...

Super cute!

Julie said...

Awesome card, Holley! Your little 9 year old friend will love it. I love that crystal effects too, in fact I probably need a new bottle pretty soon! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Anne Marie said...

This brought a big smile to my face! Love all of the fabby detail you added. The puffy marshmallows are awesome! I'm sure the little guy will love his birthday card! :)

Paula S. said...

Terrific card Holley! I love the sticky mess that bear has gotten himself into. It's almost impossible to eat 'smores neatly, everyone knows that right? :)

Bloomin Rose said...

How cute! This card is so dimensional, I love it.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh is this ever cute Holley! Love it!

Libby Streed said...

Hi Holly--I've never been to this blog before, and I have to tell you that the name of your blog brings back many happy memories--I used to have a Holly Hobby doll. I immediately thought of her. Did you have one, too? I also had the colorform vinyl sticker set to create different play scenes with Holly Hobby...so many good times. Anyway, your big bear and smores card is SO FUN! I keep wanting to look at it and my 11-year old daughter likes it a lot, too. This is the type of card that someone would want to keep forever. Btw, now my daughter wants some smores. :)