It's Crafter's Companion fifth birthday, and we are celebrating with a CC Design Team blog hop! The hop runs August 6 - 10. Crafter's Companion is generously giving away a $100 gift card as the grand prize! I'm also giving away a Popcorn the Bear birthday-themed stamp set! Instructions for both are at the end of this post.
If you reached my blog, that means you came from Lisa Hunt's, and after me you will go to Stacy's.
I wanted to make Crafter's Companion a birthday card to celebrate. I chose Popcorn the Bear and he's bringing an armful of daisies as a birthday gift from the Thanks a Bunch set. Isn't this little bear adorable?
I started by stamping in black ink on to white card stock. I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers. Then, I layered him onto mossy green card stock.
At that point, I embellished with hand stitching in yellow embroidery floss and lots of subtle white French knots. I used a hole piercer and template to keep the spacing even. This was then layered onto cheerful yellow polka dot paper, and then on to a folded white card base. The finished card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches.
Inside, I put a Happy Birthday greeting, layered in to a mossy green scalloped mat. I reprised the stitching theme from the front of the card with yellow cross stitches.
OK, now the rules to win prizes:
- You need to be a follower of my blog
- You need to be a follower of the Crafter's Companion blog
- You need to leave a comment on this post
- You need to find the secret letter on each Design Team member's blog that spells out a secret phrase. HINT: My secret letter is "W"
- You need to be a US resident
I'll select the winner for my blog's give-away (the Popcorn the Bear birthday stamp set) by random number generator from those who have left a comment here, and post the winner's name here on August 11th. Be sure to check back to give me your mailing address if you are the winner (or have your email in your profile so I can contact you).