Thursday, October 1, 2009


Today's card is for Pals Paper Arts Theme Challenge. The challenge is to make a "Gratitude & Thanks" card. It could be for something(one) you are thankful for, a simple note of thanks or a Thanksgiving motif. I chose to go with the simple note of thanks.

  • I started with a Basic Black 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. Onto that I layered a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.
  • I stamped the bear from "Under the Stars" in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla. He is colored with Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel. I cut him out and adhered him to a 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Night of Navy DSP.
  • I then used my Big Shot and the Billboard die to get the "thanks." Two silver brads are punched into the bears hands to hold the banner. The string is a piece of thread from my sewing collection. I adhered the letters to the card and then glittered them with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • I adhered the bear piece to the card base. I cut a piece of 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 Night of Navy and adhered it to the top of the card base. On the Night of Navy piece, I versamarked stars to give it a little something extra.
  • For the sentiment, I used the Beary Nice Wishes stamp set. I stamped it in Ruby Red and layered it onto Ruby Red DSP. This I adhered at an angle on the card base.
  • Done!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop by to try the challenge for yourself. You will be glad that you did.



  1. My favorite is the garland! What a great idea.

  2. Love the string of letters. It is such a fun card.

  3. I love your card especially how you hung the thanks in his arm. Great job with the sketch.

  4. Hi Roberta! Very cute blog - found you through Martha Stewarts blog. Went back and looked at all of your entries and love your style! I've signed up to follow you this a.m. - please feel free to come and follow me as well!

  5. Oh how cute! Your bear with his garland is adorable! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  6. Thanks for coming to visit and follow my blog! I can't wait to see what you post next!!! Have a great Sunday - hugs!!!

  7. Hey Roberta! Thanks for sharing your blog with the Moxie Fab World!


  8. On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

    Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 8, 2009.

  9. I love your bear, Roberta! My favorite thing is his wonderful garland! So cute and so clever! Great job!