Paper and Fiber Arts

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rainbow Bears

 Rainbows, teddy bears, and balloons make such a happy combination!  If they arrive all together in an envelope, maybe it will feel like receiving a party in the mail?  I must have been channeling my inner child on this one. :-)  It reminds me of all those bright Lisa Frank stickers that I used to love.

Stamped Sentiment from CTMH Art Philosophuy Collection
Those cute little red heart pearls were on clearance last year from Michael's after Valentine's Day.  My goal this week is to use things that I have on hand.  Some of the things in my stash are almost vintage, I've had them for so long!
For example, the punches I used are ones I have had for many years.  The bear punch is one of the first Marvy punches that I purchased in the mid 1990's.  Mickey Mouse is from All Night Media. I thought he would make a cute balloon.  Both of these shapes were used to punch out a black piece of paper to work as a "shadow" underneath the colored paper on top. I used scraps of patterned paper for the bears and cardstock for the Mickey balloons.  The green and purple bakers twine was made from the white CTMH baker's twine and colored with Copic markers. The red twine came from and is a lot thinner than the other colors.  All the rest came from CTMH.

Banner will flatten for mailing
After punching a hole for each balloon string, I threaded each of them to the back and taped them with Scotch tape. I did not want the recipient to see my handiwork inside the card, so the front panel was adhered to the cardstock base.

Thanks for visiting my blog during my rainbow week theme.


  1. How absolutely ADORABLE! It reminds me of a card that could be used for a new baby boy... change the colors slightly, and it could be for a girl! (Of course I may just be reading "baby" into everything I see, since we're expecting our first grandchild in August! lol!)

    I'm also "pinning" this, by the way! :)

    1. Wow, Paula! Congrats! How awesome to become a grandma! Keep me posted.
      Thanks for the kind words and for letting me know that you pinned it. :-)
      All the best! Beverly

  2. This card just oooooooozes cute! That teddy bear was one of the very first punches I ever got--over 15 years ago. Thank you for reminding me of it and inspiring me to get it out and put it to good use. :-)

    1. Did you get a chance to use your punch? I love that little bear and I'm glad you do too! :-) I always wonder if people think I'm too juvenile, because I like 'cute' stuff. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hugs, Beverly