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Three Bears Birthday Card

Yep, you guessed it! We have another party to attend this weekend. You all should be proud of me the party is today and I am not, I repeat, not making this card today. I was able to get it finished earlier in the week. I am making a very concerted effort to get my projects done ahead of time, this makes my life so much easier. Of course, I do still live in the real world and I am sure that I will be whipping something up last minute before too long. I am calling this card, theThree Bears Birthday Card.

Three Bears Birthday Card 1
Three Bears Birthday Card

I have been checking out the amazing coloring that people in our hobby are doing with Copics, colored pencils, and a combination of both. I am so inspired to get better and will be doing more coloring in the days to come. To start this card, I stamped the right-hand bear and then masked him and stamped the next, and then I repeated the process for the final bear. I used Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. Then I went to coloring with my Copic markers. Once completed I added the little accents with my gel pen.

Three Bears Birthday Card 2
Three Bears Birthday Card by Jennifer Miner

I rounded the corners of my central image and added coordinating mats and a few eyelets.  Then i mounted my bears with pop-dots onto the fun pattern paper and added a piece of grosgrain ribbon. I added the sentiment by cutting out the letters with an old QuicKutz alphabet called Oatmeal using bight green paper. I glued these to my card front and embellished with green glitter glue. Not to be outdone, my bears got a little glitter on their ears and muzzles.

Three Bears Birthday Card 3
Card created with Mama Elephant Stamps and Copic Markers

This little card was so much fun and I am excited to keep working on my coloring skills.


Stamps: Carnival Cupcakes – Mama Elephant

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Lemon Tart – Papertrey Ink, Brown – Bazzil, Taj Majal Stack – DCDV

Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento

Dies: Oatmeal – QuicKutz (retired)

Other: Studio G Green Glitter Glue – Hampton Art, Diamond Stickles – Ranger, Eyelets – Stampin’ Up. Green Grosgrain Ribbon – Stampin’ Up, Pop-Dots – Recollections


  • E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E25, E27, E29, E35, E47 E49
  • RV20, RV21, RV22
  • G14, G16, G19
  • B000, B00, B02

Doughnut Card

A few weeks ago my daughter was invited to a doughnut-themed birthday party.  It was a first for a doughnut-themed anything for us but we went with it. I decided to create a personalized card with doughnuts. Now, if you have been here before you might realize that I have a very bad habit, and that is making cards the day-of an event. It is never my intention to be so late with these things, it just happens. This card was the same. Because I was so far behind the 8-ball I had to design something that I could create fast.

Doughnut Birthday Card
Doughnut Birthday Card

I did a quick search on the Silhouette Design Store and found a cute set of doughnuts. You can purchase them here. I had to take the sprinkles off the pink doughnut as they were too small when I cut these out. So, I cut out five tiny doughnuts and then colored them with my Copic markers. I added the sprinkles with a fine line Sharpie.

Personalized card featuring mini doughnuts
Personalized card featuring mini doughnuts

I really wanted an over-all palette that would allow the doughnuts to “pop.” so I create the white-on-white panel. Again, I headed to my handy Silhouette Cameo to create the name panel and cut it out of white cardstock.

Doughnut Birthday Card View 3
Created by Jennifer Miner

To add a little shimmer, I game my name panel a little spritz of Perfect Pears in Pearl. I didn’t worry about spritzing the center of the “a’s” because they are so small that it isn’t really noticeable.

Doughnut Birthday Card View 4
Yummy doughnuts!

I glue all my doughnut together and then glued them to the panel. This takes a little bit of care, just to be sure that they are near the center. Then I added pop-dots to my panel and voila! That was it. Custom theme coordinating birthday card. This card just makes me smile. I love that doughnuts are “in.” You could really use any food item that you wanted. We had a pizza-themed party too that might have worked for this layout.

Doughnut Birthday Card View 5
Card cut with Silhouette Cameo & colored with Copic Markers

Just a quick post for today.