Thursday, August 3, 2017

Going on a Bear Hunt - 3 Cards with Suzanne

Hello Crafty Friends!
Are you ready for our first August project?
When Goldilocks went walking in the woods she found 3 bears.
When Suzanne went walking into her craft room.... she made 3 cards!
Well, I tried... haha

The August kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft is just delightful.  With the beautiful papers from BoBunny (Weekend adventures collection), that gorgeous house mouse stamp, Prima flowers, Cottage Cutz bear die, it just goes on and on.  I was in crafty heaven with this lot.  As always, I decided I just had to make a few cards from the kit.  I hope you enjoy them.

Card 1.
 The first card I made is a side stepper card made from kraft cardstock.  To make this card I used a piece of card stock that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  With the cardstock in portrait orientation you have to measure 2 1/2 inches across the page and 2 1/8 inch down the page and mark this spot.  Then measure down the page to the 7 5/8 mark.  Cut between these two points. Turn the cardstock 90 deg anti clockwise and score at 2 1/8 inches to the cut line
                                            4 1/4 inches the whole way across the card stock
                                            5 1/2 inches to the cut line
                                            6 3/4 to the cut line
                                            7 5/8 to the cut line

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch kraft card stock
Score at above measurements
Fold in mountain and valley folds to get the right shape
This is what the card should look like when folded.
folded card
I used one of the papers from the BoBunny Weekend Adventures collection for the front of the card.
the paper I used for the card
Measure the dimensions for the paper and cut it to the desired shape.  I made mine just a fraction smaller than the card front so that a small border can be seen.

Cut the paper to cover the front of the card
all front facing card stock covered with the paper leaving a small border around the outside

I then die cut the bear, sign and grass and coloured them all with distress ink

The cottage cutz bear die cut and coloured with distress ink
I also cut some other pieces out that I wanted to add to the card. Trees, grass and a small deer.  They are all coloured with distress ink.
the die cut pieces for the card - (not all get used) 
I used the lovely little fox from the cut apart page and glued it to some white card stock for the card
I cut the fox from the cut apart page

Here you can see the dear, tree and bear have been added to the front of the card.  The tree has been added with 1 layer of foam tape and the bear with 2 layers of foam tape to give some dimension,  The grass has also been added with foam tape.

I have added a small deer, a tree, the bear and some grass to the front of the card
On the front of the stepper side of the card I added some more grass with the sign.  I used a white gel pen to add the word 'bear' to the sign.  On the middle stepper I added the fox and some more grass and the back stepper has the sentiment on a sign.

the three layers of the stepper card
Here is a side view of the stepper part of the card

side view of the card
I also added a piece of the paper from the collection to the back of the card so that you can write a greeting on it.

paper for the back of the card

Two pictures of the finished card
the finished card

the finished card

Card 2
The second card features the Stampendous House Mouse stamp which I absolutely adore.  It is just so sweet.  I stamped it onto some smooth white cardstock with black Memento ink and coloured it with prisma colour pencils  using many shades of brown.

stamped with black memento ink onto smooth white card stock

coloured using many shades of brown
After I finished colouring the card front, I cut it out and layered it onto some kraft card stock.

Finished the colouring and added that to some kraft card stock

I added foam tape to this front panel before adding it to the card front

For the card base I chose the pretty yellow paper from the collection and a sentiment for the card.  It matches the picture perfectly as it says 'good friends and great food'.
Yellow paper and a sentiment for the card front
I added this to a kraft cardbase
layered on kraft card base
layered on kraft card stock

The sentiment has two layers of foam tape under it so that it pops up from the front of the card.
I also added a little yellow bow made from the pretty ribbon which is also in this months kit.

the finished card

Card 3
For the third card I used the Jolee's boutique dimensional bear stickers and the Ken Oliver color burst powder from the kit. 

I used a piece of watercolour paper and wet the paper quite well with a spray bottle.  I then coloured the bottom portion of the card with Chartreuse Colour Burst (not in the kit) and the top with the Cerulean Blue colour burst from the kit

bottom portion coloured with Chartreuse Color Burst

top portion coloured with the Cerulean Blue colour Burst from the August kit
I then used one of my square dies to cut out the portion of the coloured watercoloured paper that I wanted for the card front
cut out the portion of the coloured paper that I wanted for the card front
I chose a selection of the stickers that I wanted from the pack
the Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers from the August kit.
I also cut some grass from white cardstock and coloured it with distress ink
grass for the card front
I then layered grass, tree and bears on the card front using foam tape to give some dimension. 
layered bears, grass and tree

I added a sentiment from the weekend adventures collection on top of some of the leftover coloured watercolour paper.

Added the 'Play more, worry less' caption from the BoBunny collection
 I then layered this card front onto some white cardstock and some green paper from the collection before adding it to the white card base.

Added card front to white card stock, green paper from collection and white card base
 This is the finished card

I really had a wonderful time making these cards as the selection of goodies from the kit just made it so incredibly easy.  Thank you for having a look at my cards.

You can see the video on how I made these cards HERE.

You can get the kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft HERE.

xx Suzanne xx


  1. These are totally gorgeous. Cannot tell you my favourite as I love them all. Xx


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