Sunday, April 1, 2012

Under the Stars Card for Paper Players Humorous Challenge

Hi Blogging Friends!!

I am doing the Happy Dance today!! I am so excited to be a part of The Paper Players Team for the month of April! Plus to have the first challenge be a Humorous one, fits me to a "T". (is that how you spell "T") I love to make funny cards. Some of my past funny cards include penguins stacked on top of each other juggling fish and a bear on top of a camper eating a sleeping bag. When I see a stamp set, I think of something funny to do with it.

When I seen this bear I knew one day I would put a tutu on it. I used my sewing machine to gather the ribbon on one edge then hot glued it onto the card. The bunny ears are from the Sock Monkey stamp set.

Take it from me, it's fun to make a funny card!! lol Don't think too hard about it, just go with your gut and make the first card you think of.  Now go to The Paper Players blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams cards they will "Tickle your Funnybone!"

I made 4 of these card and the two not pictured has the two colors for the words.

I colored this bear with Soft Suede ink, for some reason it blended better then the Chocolate Chip ink on the first card.

Now you can see how cute the Tutu turned out, I added a few pearls for the waist band. On this Easter basket I used markers for the eggs and then took the Real red marker and out lined the basket then water colored it in.

Stamp set "Under the Stars"

Stamp set "Sock Monkey Accessories"

Stamp Sets:
Under the Stars 10pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Sock Monkey Accessories 8pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
A Good Egg 7pc set 2010-2011 Catalog (words)
Ink and Paper Colors:
Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Vanilla
Sponge dauber, Aqua Painter, Small oval punch, Small scallop oval, Markers same as ink plus old olive, Pool Party seam binding ribbon, 8mm pearls
Designer Series Paper:
Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-Bration Catalog 2012
Big Shot:
Mini Rosette from Tim Holtz

Now check out the rest of The Paper Players Team for some Humorous inspiration!!

Thank you for looking
Shirley Pumpkin


LeAnne said...

Yes, this card DOES fit you to a "T" and cracks me up every time I look at his face....AND his tutu! Great job on your first GD creation!!! Very cleverly thought-out and what a hoot!

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew this guy would look great in a tutu and bunny ears?? You did - just adorable!

Tina said...

this ius just the cutest, love all the colors,
my nieces and nephews always want the money egg, which contains 50.00 dollars from a granparent, they will fight for it during the easter egg

adorable card


Lesley said...

Awesome card Shirley! Love that clever Tu-Tu on the bear! How fun is that!!

Terry Blais said...

Is it wrong that the bear reminds me of my Dad? he he he I love the bear in his bunny ears with the pearl-encrusted tutu. He's absolutely adorable! Congrats on being a guest designer for The Paper Players!

ebeth9267 said...

Classic!!! Your are too funny and fabulously talented. Thanks Easter Bunny "bawk bawk."

jaydee said...

Shirley, what a great way to kick of your GD spot. This card had me rolling on the floor. Seriously. It's astonishing! Those silly ears and that ruffled tutu and his basket of colored eggs... I would never have thought to do this and yet... it's just hysterical!
So glad you are joining us this month

Kristine said...

Love it! Hahahaha, snort. This card just makes me smile. Thanks for the giggle. Toooo cute!

Anonymous said...

This was the last stop on my blog hop. Some of the other cards brought a smile to my face; but this one caused LOL! I have always loved this bear, but the tutu is just beyond! Thanks for the chuckle! Beth Krakowski

Anne Marie Hile said...

First of all, a big HUGE welcome to the Paper Players, Ms. Shirley Pumpkin! I kind of knew you would rock this challenge in your sassy-style and boy was I right! Absolutely adorable! A bear, dressed as a a tu-tu. LOVE everything about that! The glitter details are the perfect touch for that Easter ballerina and I love how you dressed up the punched sentiment, too. Hope you had a super weekend! Big hugs sent your way! :)

PS: Little Juliet made her way to Texas safe and sound. Thank you SO much!! I love her!

Nance Leedy said...

Hilarious Shirley and perfect for your first GD project! I'm not sure if the bear is happy or a little p'ed off to be in a tutu! LOL! Either way it looks great on him! So stinkin' clever! Welcome to the team!

Shari Winterstein said...

This card is hysterical! I love the bunny ears on the bear. And the skirt! ROFL! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Jenn Picard said...

Oh Shirley, this card totally made me laugh out loud! I can tell you really put a lot of thought into the design. LOVE how you combined all those stamp sets to come up with an absolutely hysterical card. Everything about it makes me chuckled-you totally nailed this challenge and I can't wait to see see what you come up with for the rest of this month:)

Ann Schach said...

This card is a hoot, Shirley! You are sooo creative! I LOVE the tutu! It is great having you on the DT!

Penny Hanuszak said...

CONGRATULATIONS SHIRLEY!!! Wow your little bear in a tutu is just "too" "too" much! Loved her..........especially the ears and basket, and of course the tutu. What a great job ............. you need to be on their permanent designer team because you smoked this challenge and tickled everyone's funny bone!!!!! TFS.

Dale Morin said...

Oh my! This is adorable! They chose well when they picked you! Have fun!

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Congratulations!!! Love your tutu card! It is absolutely adorable. thanks so much for sharing it.

Christy Q said...

This is just ADORABLE! I love the seam binding tutu and the colors all combine so beautifully. Love the rosette behind the sentiment too - fantastic finishing touch!

Margaret Raburn said...

This bear (and card) is hysterical!! Great tutu and bunny ears! The expression on the bear's face is just perfect for this get-up! You're so creatve!!