Monday, July 2, 2012

Peek A Boo Card with LOTV Bears

Hello everyone! I'm back with a new card to show you featuring the adorable new bears at Lili of the Valley.  I am so loving these circle stamps and the smaller companion stamps.  It's so nice to have something a little bit different!!  I had an extremely difficult time photographing this card so bear with me on the pictures.

At first sight it looks like a simple card with holes punched in the front, but then you open it up and..................................................................................................................................



it replaces the front images with two new ones!! You have to see how it is done on the Youtube video that was made HERE!! She calls it a Double Peek A Boo card.  I wish you could see it in real life, it is so FUN!!!!



I added interest to the cardstock on the inside using the LOTV stamps called Cute As A Button.  The Present Trio bears are colored with distress inks.  I used one of the companion stamps to finish off the 4th circle.  He is perfectly sized!!



I was hoping you could see the configuration better from a top view.


So a little bit about this card......It took me FOREVER to get it to work right haha! My circle bears are so much bigger than the image she uses on the video, that it caused me to have to reconstruct with bigger dimensions.  You would think this would be easy, but nooooo! haha! Finally after many, many attempts with typing paper, I got a size that would work with these cute bears.  Below are the dimensions I used.  You should be able to follow along with her video, but use these measurements for a larger circle and only a 12x12 inch paper.

Completed card size:  6" x 4 3/4"
Front piece: 7 1/4" x 6" score at 4 3/4"
Back piece: 6" x 12" score at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2"
Circle size:  1 3/4" across

OH!!! and I would highly recommend NOT doing the last step of putting tape on the back flap!!!!! It didn't allow my paper to go far enough and I had to heat the tape and take it off (what a mess).  Anyhow, other than that, it is a super cute style of card for these bears!! Let me know if you try it, I would love to see!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Hugs, Dena








38 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

wow! This is wonderful Dena. Those bears are just adorable and I love the card design and the beautifully summery colours you have used

Hugs Sue

maxine said...

Stunning card great design too x

Queenie Jeannie said...

So cute!!! You did an amazing job! I love Dawn and her videos!

Lorraine said...

WOW!!! Just stunning. You are so creative, I love your cards!
Lorraine x

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous Dena! Just watched the video and now it's on my "to do" list!!

Anne said...

Looove it! Those bears are so cute, think I`m gonna have to get me some of those. :D
Great colors and such a fun fold.

Hugs, Anne.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Clever construction, Dena and beautiful too! I think LOTV need to introduce dies to cut these sentiments. You've clearly cut them beautifully but I find I've always run out of patience by the time I need to put the sentiment on. Hugs, Lesley

Anja said...

Hi Dena,
love your piece of art! Your Double Peek A Boo card is pefect. And those bears are too cute - I can't wait to have them in my mailbox hopefully soon.
Hugs, Anja

Frea said...

Hi Dena, now and again you see a card that really stands out, and this one is like that. I just love the design and the fact that the little bears seem to peep through the round openings. They are totally cute and I love this model of card! The photo's are not bad at all, it seems to me you managed to get the card on right perfectly!! Hugs, Frea

Hanna said...

Oooh, Dena this is OUTSTANDING! Such a gorgeous folding, and the fact that a new pair of lovely coloured bears shows up when you open it is breathtaking. What a wonderful surprise for the receiver!
Love the sparkling presents too!

have a nice day,
hugs
Hanna

sueincanada said...

That is a stunning card and the little bears are adorable.

Pat said...

Hey hunny bunny! Are you kidding me?! You never cease to amaze, girlfriend!! This card is brilliant...and perfect for these adorable little teddy bears!! Are you loving making cards for fun?! Hugs. Pat Frank

Sheryl said...

Wow! Dena, This card is simply outstanding! It certainly does LOOK like a LOT of WORK! I think I'll pass! LOL! Great job!
I hope that your having a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

domdom said...

elle est magnifique cette carte ; j'adore...
bises

Astrid said...

Ohhh Dena, how cute this card with the bears.
Lovely colours and great design.
Hugs Astrid

Louise said...

Hi Dena!
Oh, I can see why you adore these circular stamps so much - they are totally cute! An of course you have colored them tremendously beautiful like only Dena can!
Stunning papers and an adorable fold. I doubt that I will try it out though, seems to have taken forever for you and you´re such an expert.

Of course I´ll keep you posted about the prenancy sweetie! You´re sooo right...I can HARDLY wait! :)

Big hugs

Riet said...

So beautiful Dena,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, what a fabulous, clever card, love it!
Helen x

Christina C. said...

OMG, Dena, love the fancy folding and design work on this beauty!!!
This is PHENOMENAL!!!!
Those LOTV bears are too cute for words. As always, your coloring is drop-dead gorgeous.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello dear lady,
I really love this design. What a fab card in everyway and really such fun.
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs Linda x

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Dena, brilliant colours and a great design!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Elise said...

What?!! Okay, this card totally throws me for a loop it's magical I tell you! haha!!! Oh Dena! What a FABULOUS card and as my saying goes, "Your artist colouring is just ... AMAAAAZING!" That is my mantra when I arrive here! Your work is simply GORGEOUS and you're such an inspiration!!!

Hope you and the family have a beautiful July 4th Sweetie!

Big Hugs,
Elise

*JulieMac* said...

Fantabulous! I love your card, everything about it. I have watched the video, saved it to Bookmarks! Will make the time to give it a go later today .... Can't wait. Thank you so much for the lovely ideas, this one and the whirly wheel. I am go to be busy busy busy!
Julie xxx

Debbie said...

Well Dena, I never heard of a Peek-A-Boo card let alone a double Peek-A-Boo card and now I see this masterpiece. HOLY TOLEDO!!!! the colors are just spectacuar, your coloring OMG you just rock girlfriend, and the design is just over the top drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

Hugs
Debbie

ChrisAndCat said...

Love this idea, must try it.

June Nelson said...

This is fantastic darlin love how you have a fantastic coloour combo your wondeful with colour, love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

rosie said...

gorgeous card Dena. still can't work it out though!! LOL
it looks too complicated for my little brain x

Anne said...

Love it Dena!

Alessandra said...

brilliant!! Thanks for backlinking to Dawn! I will try this out soon! You made a wonderful and funny creation, a real eyecatcher!!
xx, Alessandra

Katarina said...

Amazing idea Dena, and the final result is so worth the time it took! I'll have to bookmark your dimensions for future use, thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Squirrel x said...

As always Dena you have made me stop and stare - what a wonderful creation! I am not allowed to play with my new bears until Monday, so I shall content myself with dribbling over yours. Errrr..... no, I won't be trying this card anytime soon either!! Hugs Sxx

Pam Sparks said...

so cute Dena! Adorably colored and designed!

Diana Stewart said...

Hi Dena,

Your card is just adorable. This is my first time seeing your work. I can't wait to see more.
Blessing & Hugs
Diana Stewart

Norma said...

Dena, fabulous card. The teddy bears are so adorable and your colouring is amazing as ever. I just luv this style of cards--haven't seen one like this before. Thanks for the link to the tute. Will definitely have to give this a try.
hugs,
Norma

stephanne said...

Awwwwww, this is toooooo cute!!! Little peek-a-boo bears, they fit in their hide-y-holes just perfectly!! A wonderfully creative design coloured as gorgeous as ever!!
hugs, stephanne

MichelleMyBelle S. said...

Dena, this card just makes me smile! I just love all your work.

I have just nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Just a simple recognition of how much I enjoy visiting your blog. http://michellemybellescreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

Debbie said...

Dena, this is just Brilliant!!!! love that die cut on the side it is just so pretty. So glad your son is home for a few weeks.. believe you me, I know what it's like...Enjoy every every bit of it and spoil him rotten...

Hugs
Debbie

P.S. and of course I would love to be in the draw for a few LOTV's
Thanks

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