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Today is Mabelle’s birthday so the Whimsy & Stars Studio DT decided to have a surprise blog hop to send her lots of birthday wishes.

I made this birthday card using the adorable St. Patty’s Day Teddy image that Mabelle gave away this past weekend on the Whimsy & Stars Studio Facebook and Crafter’s Digital Art Center pages. (If you haven’t joined, you might want to so that you do not miss out on any future freebies.) If you missed out on the freebie, he is now available for purchase in the store.

2012-03-06 WSS card WM

And here is a look at the inside.

2012-03-06 WSS card inside WM

Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Cheryl (You are here)

If you would like to join in the fun and make a card to wish Mabelle a wonderful birthday, add your name to the linky tool below. You can link up your creation until Friday, March 9th at 11:30 PM (CST). If you don’t want to join in the hop, be sure to stop by the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog to wish Mabelle a Happy Birthday.

While you are here, don’t forget to check out my March Followers Blog Candy of 2 MME paper pads. Click on the picture for details.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: St. Patty’s Day Teddy (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio, Mega Mixed Messags by Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Olive ink
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white, Bazzill Basics CS, Prima Marketing Alla Prima DP pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Journal Tabs die, Copic markers, Stampin’ Up edge punch
  • Embellishments: Twinery bakers twine, PaperStudio gemstones, misc. buttons, Stampin’ Up Certainly Celery ribbon (colored with YG95)
  • Misc: Texture added to fur using Copic Colorless Blender Solution & a wash cloth, Inside sentiment computer generated



Nicole said…
What a lovely stamp!! Gorgeous card too. Hugs, Nicole
Debra Miller said…
Lovely card Cheryl!
Audrey Pettit said…
Awww, how adorable is this? Is that bear not the cutest little guy ever? Love your design and all the detail here, Cheryl! Your layering and stitching always gets me!
Glittered Paws said…
I grabbed this last weekend but haven't colored him up yet, what a pretty card and I know mabelle will love her BD hop. Great job.
Marianne said…
Gorgeous card, Cheryl. Love the colours and all the details, and that image is really cute. I always admire people who decorate the inside as well as the outside. I'm always happy if I get the outside done in time for a birthday card.
Very nice layout with lots of embellishments. Lovely!
What a fun creation Cheryl! Love your design and how you showcase your creations! Great job!
Thanks so much for joining our "SEEING SPOTS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT
Sandra H said…
What a beautiful stamp and your card is stunning:)
Kathy said…
So cute Cheryl. Love the soft color of the fur and fun combo of dsp you've used. Such a fantastic and fun creation!
Such a super sweet card! Both inside and out! Love that adorable image!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Annette said…
such a cute the clover...
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Cheryl!
Elaine said…
Fab Cheryl, lovely card as always love your style.
hugs Elaine
Angela K said…
Fabulous card, so sweet!! Love the layout too! TFS
Rhonda Miller said…
Such a cute card. TFS.
Jennifer said…
Such a cute birthday card! I love how you've added your sentiment and the twine!
Emily Leiphart said…
This is gorgeous, Cheryl! I'm in love with the sweet bear, your gorgeous colouring and the overall colours.
pinky said…
This is just adorable. I love this Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Karen said…
I'm a HUGE Fan of Mabelle images! Your coloring, color combination, and layout are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch.
jimlynn said…
Fabulous - inside and out! Love the image and your design on this card. So cute with the way the ribbon is done and that button.
downrightcrafty said…
a lovely creation and love the take on the colour scheme, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)
lis-m said…
Gorgeous.. love the layout and the shades of green.. delightful! x
Cheryl said…
oh wow this is just gorgeous,the detail and colours are just amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx
Anita said…
Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous! I love that image and your coloring is so soft and pretty ... makes me wanna give him a big old squeeze.
Michelle said…
Such a sweet card! Love all the layers and buttons!
So pretty! Love the green heart button you used, He's so cute! I'll share your blog candy when I get home from Fl
Lorraine said…
Oh that teddy is adorable! and love the greens/blues & stitching on your card!
Karen B. said…
So cute Cheryl! Hope you had as nice as weather in your neck of the WI woods as I did here today!
Chelsea said…
I love it!!! Love the colors!
Annette Bowes said…
Super cute card Cheryl! Love all your beautiful layers inside and out, take careX:)
cheryl, everyone of your cards is a masterpiece!
Cre8tiveVet said…
What a great card! I love the blue and green colors. thanks for sharing it with us at Critter sketch.
Lisa xx said…
oooh thiis is very sweet xx thank you for joining us at aud sentiments xx
Delphine said…
Totally adorable! What a cute image and your layout and embellies are so pretty! Hugs Delphine xx
Linny said…
Love your card. Great image too. thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.Linda x
Doreen said…
This is just gorgeous ....Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty
Deirdre said…
Isn't he just super cute... adorable.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.
Nicole Mullen said…
This is just absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!
Susie Little said…
Lovely card, Thank you for playing Yellow & Green at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge. Good Luck! xx
Jen Leeflang said…
Thanks so much for joining our "SEEING SPOTS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back again for the next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Donna Mosley said…
Aww! so sweet Chaeryl. Love the adorable image and so beautifully coloured.

Donna x
Shannah said…
Oh this is just darling! Fabulous colouring, great layout and paper choice, and perfect finishing touches! So glad you joined our Sundays with Crissy Animal Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox
Regan said…
So sweet, Cheryl! What a darling image! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)
michele said…
Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x
Karin said…
Very sweet image and I love the ribbon along the side!
Cindi Flass said…
Adorable card! I love the papers and your coloring is so pretty!
Cheryl First said…
A fantastic, adorable card! I love your work! So glad you could join us for this week's Anything Goes Challenge over at Catch the Bug!
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps
Cammy said…
What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!
Francesca said…
What a delightful creation
Thanks for joining our button it challenge over at One stop craft
Bunny said…
What a lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

Caz..CS DT
sgc said…
What a cute card with buttons. Thanks for playing along in the Critter Sketch Challenge.
Helen said…
Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x
jonim52 said…
Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.
Country Mouse said…
Adorable card Cheryl! I need to use my image!
Thanks for sharing with us at CYPC this week!
dt member
Helen said…
Me also have said:
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x
Adorable Birthday Card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
BethieJ said…
CUTE CUTE Birthday card!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO last week! Have a GREAT day!
clare brown said…
super cute card,goodluck at sarah hurley challenges.

hugs Clare x
alethea said…
This is such a cute card!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx
Splashbunny said…
Gorgeous card,really like the colour palette.
Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.
Good luck in the draw.
What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx
Madge H. said…
Sweet card - Love the color combination you used and the embellishments and layout is perfect!
Thanks for joining the OCS March Challenge. Good luck.
~ rubber hugz ~
Sara said…
OH how sweet, thanks for playing along with CMM!

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