Card Cafe Thursday with Michele Boyer!

Card Cafe Thursday with Michele Boyer!

Hi everyone! I’m Michele Boyer and so excited to be here on the SCT Blog for Card Café Thursday!  The card I’m sharing today features an interactive bear with a cowboy hat that tips up and down in true "howdy" form.

Howdy Photo 1


Supplies: Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals, Noggin Toppers and Notebook Paper 2 stamps; Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals dies; My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink and Tiny Triangles stencil; Copic markers (E40, E42, E43, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG07, 0.3 black Multi-Liner, R85 Various Ink); Natural hemp cord; Wendy Vecchio Embossing Paste; Gold Wink of Luna pen; Mini brad; Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins; Crochet Trim; X-Press It ¼” foam tape; Kool Tak clear foam squares; WRMK Corner Chomper

It’s easy to  include a small moving part with just one brad and a bit of foam tape.

Howdy Photo 2

After stamping, coloring and die-cutting the bear, stamp the hat twice, cut out each and color (1). Using a paper piercer or large needle, poke a hole in the bear’s hand as well as the left side of one of the hats (2). 

Howdy Photo 3

Insert a small brad through the hat and then the bear and close the prongs (3). Apply two thin strips of foam tape to hat.

Howdy Photo 4

Remove adhesive paper from tape, align and adhere second hat (5). Hat should easily tip up and down (6).

Howdy Photo 5

To create the background, I mixed a bit of pink Copic Various Ink into a quarter-size dollop of embossing paste and spread it over a triangle stencil. Once dried, I used a gold Wink of Luna brush to add a border to two sides of each triangle.

Howdy Photo 6

To adhere the bear to the background, determine the bear’s placement and poke a hole to align with the brad. Open the brad prongs, insert through the background paper and close prongs. Place a bit of adhesive behind the bear to anchor him/her to the paper. By adhering the brad through the background paper, the bear and hat are a bit more stable with the hat remaining free to tip easily up and down.

I hope you’ll give this easy interactive technique a try.  Thanks for joining me today! 🙂

~ Michele Boyer


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2015-07-09T10:51:53-04:00July 9th, 2015|Card Cafe Thursday|


  1. Louise July 9, 2015 at 11:08 am

    That is adorable!

  2. Nina Oelke July 9, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for sharing Michele! I love the card. It’s so cute 🙂

  3. Dawn Skene July 9, 2015 at 11:24 am

    That is so sweet! Thanks for the instructions!

  4. barbara macaskill July 9, 2015 at 11:29 am

    This is so stinkin’ adorable!! LOVE the tipping hat!!! TFS!

  5. Nora July 9, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    How cute is this card? I Love the tipped hat and the way you did the background with the embossing paste and wink of Luna is fabulous!!

  6. Kelly A. Crowl July 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    (((LUV IT!)))

  7. Carol H. July 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Awesomely cute card!!

  8. bette July 10, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I love the interacting hat. So clever and thanks for teaching us! Neat Paper Smooches products….

  9. Marianne July 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Such a fun card and technique. TFS

  10. Maye M. L July 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Hats off to Michele. Cheers!

  11. Dorina D July 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Adorable and a fun tutorial. Makes it so easy to try. Thanks for sharing the tip.

  12. Manda July 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Cute card – love the way you’ve made the hat move!

  13. MaryAnn N July 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm


  14. Joan VanCourt July 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Darling card. Thanks for all the directions.

  15. Teresa M July 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    So sweet! Love it.

  16. Oh You Made Me Ink July 15, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I almost missed that the hat moved! So cute! Love the way you hid the brad!

  17. Pam Kubala July 15, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Thats just the kind of cute card I would love to give my grandkids.

  18. Charmaine July 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    How fun are those stamps – the “Hey Chickie” makes me think of my good friend Deb!

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