Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Little Birthday Bear

Yesterday Freida asked me about how I find the fonts I use when I print my own sentiments on cards. I don't have a particular favorite place to go to for fonts. I just google the type of font I'm looking for. For instance when I was making the Wanna Play card I knew that I wanted a child like font, so I typed in free download kids fonts and then just looked through the results until I found one I liked. Also, did you know that you can use fonts without actually installing them on your computer? If you open the font folder and the window pops up that shows you the entire alphabet in that font, you can then go to your word program and that font will show up in the list of fonts. You have to have the font folder open before you open word though or it won't work. I usually only install the fonts I use a lot.

I received a cute thank you card from a friend of mine the other day (thanks again Sherry!) that had a bite taken out of it with a scallop punch and then on the inside of the card a scallop circle was placed so that it showed through the "bite". On her card the "bite" was taken out of the top of the card and the fold of the card was on the left. Well, here I'll just show you...



Isn't it cute? I looked at it several times and thought it would be cool if I could take the bite out of the fold, but not go through both layers. After working it out in my head I figured out how to do it.
I didn't use a punch, I used my scallop circle nestabilities. I folded the card, re-opened it, and then positioned the die with the fold at the half way point in the circle. I positioned the card with the die in place on my cuttlebug plate, but I had the back part of the card hanging off the edge of the cutting plate so it wouldn't cut through that part. Clear as mud? If any of you are interested in seeing pictures of how I did this with my cuttlebug just let me know in the comments and I'll try to do that for you.
Anyway, here's the card I made.




and some other views to give you a better idea of how I did it.





The little bear is a stamp from Azadi Earls and is one of my oldest stamps. I colored him with copics. The background is all designer paper. The little circle Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin Up's So Many Scallops stamp set. I added some yellow stickles to the birthday candle flames because who doesn't like a little glitter? :)
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

Pam in Ar. said...

As usual Holly, you amaze me :~) Love the colors on the bear and the banner. Thanks for the info on the fonts..it's good to know!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the top fold scallop! I'm going to use my little tantrum girl from Squigglefly for the card. You're the best.

Kat said...

"That BITES!"
(Somebody had to say it! LOL)

Elaine said...

Very cute card. I have made several the way your friend did and really like your version. Pictures would be great to understand the instructions

Rachel said...

Very cute card! i would like pictures and instructions too! love your blog such cute cards esp. your cute kitty from squigglefly.

Ila said...

This card is Fabulous Holly! I love how you colored the Cute image, sparkle...and..I think the way you did the top scallop fold is Amazing...I love it!!..Hugs, Ila

Emma said...

Holly these are really brilliant...going to have to give it a go.

I use http://www.1001freefonts.com/ for my fonts if you want to pass this site on too or take a peek yourself.

Emma x

bumblebee creations said...

Love your image! YOur card is amazing as well. I didn't even know you could google fonts!! I've always had only the ones on my computer! WOW- you are always such a wealth of info!!! Thank You os much!

Tracey said...

great card Holly - it took me a minute to process, but it totally made sense! great idea :) thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

These cards are professional grade work!!.."Little Birthday Bear" is adorable! If you weren't already married, I'd be on hands and knees courtin' you, little lady!!Has anyone checked out a cool site I saw last week called "squigglefly"? It's a unique digital art download company and to my knowledge it is the only one of it's kind. I really got some great Image downloads there. It was easy, very reasonable pricing, and quick. Hopefully others who read this can find them useful also. Hey, Miss Holly, what are you doin'next Saturday night?

msfreida said...

Ok...you've blown me away again! Were you one of those kids that would take things apart and put it back together just to see how it was made??? ;) I could NEVER figure out how to do your 'bite' on my own! You are incredible! This card is so adorable. It just seems you never run out of mojo!

I really appreciate your tips on the fonts! It's too logical for me to google the type I am looking for...see I do need to be your shadow! Love the tip about not having to download them too! I learn something new everyday when I visit your blog! WHA HOO!!!

Hugs~

Debby said...

You are just getting too dang clever. This is very cool!

Debby said...

I love what Kat said! And uh, Anonymous is funny. Anyone you know?

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Umm, huh? I don't get it. But honestly, that's ok. Because I'll probably never try it anyhow. It's not that I don't like it, because I do. Kinda like I also like to eat foods with more than 5 ingredients in the recipe but will never make them myself, ya know? ;o) hee hee.