Baby Bear had been sitting on the shelf, waiting his turn. And, not so patiently, I might add. He wanted me to put down the cat, saying I had promised to make a baby quilt featuring him, and not “that darn cat.” His words, not mine. I keep my promises, or at least I try to, so I’ll explain how I managed to get him stitched here.




The Baby Bear stamp set has three stamps that you stamp one on top of the other. I started with the one with the most detail in the darkest brown, Chocolate Chip. Next, medium detail with Crumb Cake, and last, the smooth surface stamp in the lightest color, Sahara Sand.

I stamped him on Very Vanilla cardstock, and used the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies to cut him apart, so I could stitch him back together within the frame. Baby Bear found a piece of Designer Series Paper for his quilt. I agreed it was perfect, even though it was from last season.

He held his breath when I rolled him through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Texture embossing folder. He survived, said he liked honey, and chose “hello there honey bear!” from A Little Wild stamp set for the sentiment.



I die cut the sentiment with a Stitched Shape square, and placed it on dimensionals on top of a little, ivory ribbon tied around the bottom. This layer was glued to a Soft Sky card base.

I’ve always loved the words, “Welcome to the world!,” on a baby card, and there they were in the Baby Bear stamp set.



Inspiration for creating cards is all around us, and The Tic Tac Toe challenge is a favorite. Rosanne Mulhern, this week’s featured designer, and I chose the same row (baby-die-cut/punch-embossing), and used many of the same elements. You should check out her adorable card, which is definitely for a girl.


My card was made with a boy in mind, and also fits the challenge that began at the Sisterhood of Crafters with the theme, “what makes you say, Oh boy!”  Debbie Mageed (a designer at the Sisterhood) and I had the same idea, and Baby Bear is making himself known! 


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I know Baby Bear appreciates the attention.