Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy birthday to Sweet Stampin'!

Good morning folks,

Yes, I know I'm butting in when it's not my week again, but Sweet Stampin' is celebrating it's 5th birthday, and I naturally had to come and celebrate too! The theme is, understandably, birthdays.

It just so happens that yesterday was my baby bear's birthday. (Baby bear being our nick-name for our son, who has been completely obsessed with bears since he was 4 years old...)
I'd had an idea for his birthday card since before his last birthday, but as I didn't have a colour printer at the time, I couldn't carry it out. I could now however!

I started with stamping a Kanban bear and colouring him, then adding a "birthday hugs" sentiment. My son is very fond of hugs, to my ever lasting joy!

The paper is Grace Taylor.
When that was done, I printed out photographs of 8 of his favourite teddies (ok, so one is a snowman, but snowman has been his best friend since he was 1 year old!). I made up a little booklet with the pictures, and each one has a different word to spell out a birthday greeting.
I also added some bunting die-cuts here and there.

It can display nicely too, though taking pictures is pretty awkward, lol.

I'm pleased to say he was over the moon with his card, and the look of joy on his face as he flicked through the pages was the best thing in the world to see!

So, do you fancy making a birthday card (don't forget to use a rubber or digi stamp!) and helping us celebrate? But first, go see what my fellow Sweeties have been up to, and bid welcome to our fabulous new Sweeties too!

Have a fab weekend everyone!



brenda said...

What a fabulous star book Sammy and how nice it's so persinalised.

B x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever idea, it's a fabulous star book, I can imagine the joy it brought.

Love and hugs

Sarah said...

What a super idea Sammy and something your Son will surely treasure xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Sammy, that is just awesome & no wonder baby bear was so happy with it. And you're not butting in, we're delighted to have you! xx

Sue said...

Awwww This is lovely Sammy, such a beautiful and thoughtful idea made with so much love for your Son. I am sure he will treasure this forever.
Sue xx

Pami said...

This is just so cute!!! Such a wonderful card! Pami x

Chris said...

It's beautiful Sammy. Such a lovely idea and a real keepsake card!

Tracey T said...

This is a lovely idea for a special birthday card - something for the young man to look back on when he's older. Happy Birthday to him and to us! Hugs xx

Sue said...

This is totally stunning Sammy! I love it..and thanks for the welcome to the team xxxx huggles Sue xxx

Jacee said...

How fabulous, a lovely card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Debs said...

Uber cute!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

What a wonderful idea Sammy, your card is fabulous, I'm not surprised your son loved it - I'm sure he will treasure it.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a cool card design Sammy, I may just have to pinch that idea! LOL. Love the sweet idea of having all your lil' mans favourite soft toys in the design. So sweetly personalised for him. Fabulous birthday card. Hugs, Wends x

Elise said...

Awwwww Sammy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your lil' bear! :) And what a most BEAUUUUTIFUL card that you've made him ... wow! I can see why he loves it so much!!! :)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,

Rachel said...

Soooo cute! Love your colouring.
Wedgie xxx

Cass said...

Beautiful keepsake Sammy xx