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Meljen’s Designs–Best Dad

Hello! Thursday has once again rolled around and it is time for the new Meljen’s Designs challenge and new digi release. Our new challenge this week is “Kraft plus ONE color” (the image maybe colored).

I made a Father’s Day card using one of the digital images being released today, Papa Bear. I think I might have bent the rules of the challenge because my DP has white on it, which is another color. But, you know me, I’m always the rebel…

Also being the rebel (insert evil laugh here), I cropped out one of the little bears from the image. Since my husband and I only have one child, I wanted the image to reflect that. (You can see the sneak peek of the “as is” Papa Bear image and the other new releases below.) Melissa did a great job designing this image. The one “child” bear can be merged and multiplied to reflect different family sizes. Isn’t that cool? Check out this sample she did.

Here is a peek at all the new images being release by Meljen’s Designs on Whimsy Stamps today.

Before I wrap up my post, I wanted to let you know that Whimsy Stamps will be holding a blog hop on June 1 to show off the new digital images for the month of June. There are new images from Meljen’s Designs, Crissy Armstrong, Moon Cookie Gallery, and a new digital artist. Stop by the Whimsy Inspiration blog on June 1st to get the blog hop line up.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Papa Bear by Meljen’s Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: Distress Inks Tea Dye and Antique Linen
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Solar Crest white CS, My Mind’s Eye Complete Boy DP pad, My Mind’s Eye Breaking Free Blue Texture
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Ric Rac die, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Misc buttons & hemp, Starbucks coffee sleeve, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers, Mrs. Grossman’s Classic Alphabet stickers, garnet Spica pen



Imke said…
Cheryl, this is awesome. I like the colors and how you cut out the bear. Super sweet, i´m sure DAD will like it.
Jani said…
Oh, this is so cute, Cheryl! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x
Cassie said…
Cute! Thanks for playing the CIC :)
Karin said…
Very sweet and I love the little stickers you used for the sentiment! Love the blue/brown color combo too :)
aww bless that is so cute,
thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck

hugs sandra xx
Dana said…
Wow Cheryl, this is amazing!! I love denim blue and kraft together and that notebook sheet is just brill! Thanks for joining us month at One Crazy Stamper.
ps. on a personal note.. omg g/f!! You've created a monster with your post last week about Pinterest! I am having a ball with it!!
Marie said…
JUST Adorable!!!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!
xiumaiyuki said…
Cheryl... this card is just wonderful in every way possible. From the masculine colors, to the notebook sheet to the tie on that Papa bear.... the perfect Father's Day card!!!
Dawn Frost said…
Great colours and I love the tie! thanks for joining us at CIC28.
Kathy and Lucky said…
Cheryl, this is fantastic! This is such a perfect dad card and I love how you worked it to fit your needs. Love the paper and the buttons, awesome stuff.
Fantastic job as always. I'm laughing at you for taking creative liberties with the challenges, especially cropping out the extra bear! Gotta do what you gotta do. This is really cute!
Marlene said…
Awww, that's adorable! You little rebel, you. ;)
~Michelle~ said…
great guy card! Thanks for playing the OCS challenge! :)
Anita said…
Fabulous card Cheryl. Your coloring is beautiful and the papers are so perfect for this male card.
Lisa Jane said…
Cute little card - love the papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x
Lisa Jane said…
oops i also forgot to say-Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x
Lynne said…
Oh I am loving this new set from Meljens - so cute - gorgeous card as well - I love the "torn out paper" look :)
thanks for sharing it with the Divas at Do it with Digis :)
Lynne xx
dj1952 said…
Melissa always has such fabulous images. Your coloring is awesome and I love that it uses only two colors. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week. Hugs, dj1952
Karen said…
Great card Cheryl, lovely colouring and I love the BPs, thanks for joining us at DDSB.
Curlybear said…
Wow Cheryl, this is so very pretty, fabulous design and colour theme and the image is is just too cute,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x
This is SO CUTE Cheryl! Love the image and your color choices are perfect!
Thanks so much for joining in our BUTTONS challenge at THE SISTERHOOD! We sure hope you'll come back again next challenge!
Pami said…
This is fabulous Cheryl, love the distressed feel and the colorus are perfect. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Pami x
Jacilynn said…
Super cute! Great guy cards.
Thanks for joining our Manly challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
Joanne Gilch said…
Hey...that's not white on your's washed out kraft!!!!
Tammy said…
This is so cute Cheryl! I love the kraft & blue colors and that image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug & Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)
Hi Cheryl,
A superb Father's Day card -love the brown and blue colour combination, and the image is gorgeous!

Hope all is well with you and yours -
thank you so much for joining us at the MAWTT holiday challenge - hugs, Sylvia x
Vee said…
Wow!! I love your card, the image the colours everything.Thanks for joining challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee
Cheryl Valadez said…
Love this super sweet card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter ;D Hugz, Cheryl
Kathy D. said…
Like how u did the notebook paper. Thanks for playing at clearly inspired challenge #28.
Emily Leiphart said…
Aw, so cute, Cheryl!
Ahhhh! This is so sweet and adorable! Thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug!
Becky Givans =)
sgc said…
Great card! Perfect for a celebration. Thanks for playing in our Bugaboo Challenge.
Lori said…
Such a cute card - great image and papers!
Anonymous said…
Adorable.One of my fave colour combos and beautifully put together.Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
Lisa x
runzalot81 said…
This is sooooooooo cute! In fact, my FD card for my DH might be looking awfully similar :) So excited to be serving on a DT with you :)
Karen said…
A great card! :0) Thank you so much for joining us at DDSB this week in our anything goes challenge. Hugs, Karen.xx
He is just too cute! Love that background paper!!! Great Father's Day card! Hope to be able to make some of those this coming week :)

Have a great Holiday weekend!
Kitty said…
How cute is this!? Love it!!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Holidays Challenge, we hope to see you again next week!

Kitty xx
Marie said…
Really sweet card. I looove you color combo. Have to use that myself someday. Thanks for joining us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
The Crafty Den said…
Hi Cheryl, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Lisa said…
Super cute! Thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!
It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......

Cheryl Walker said…
Very CUTE dad card!!thank you for joining us at Alota Rubber Stamps Check it out challenge!
Sharon said…
What a sweet card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x
I love how you colored this adorable image. So darling!

Thanks for playing along with our Button challenge at the Sisterhood of crafters!!
Gorgeous card, love the image so sweet!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Crafty Sentiments, good luck!
hugs shell xx
Helene said…
So cute! Thanks for joining us in our Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge.
Scrapaddict said…
Love your design! Thanks for playing with Simply Create this week!
Lovely papers, perfect design layout and stitching and of course sweet image. I am so sorry to be so late in thanking you for joining in with our BEARnecessities challenge at Stamptacular Sunday last week. I've been on holiday and just returned and for some reason your entry was linked to a different blog altogether so I had a spot of trouble finding you. So pleased that I did! Hugs, Lesley
Katherine said…
Adorable card! Love the colors and the image! Thanks for playing at Simply Create!
Katherine xx

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