To My Mama Bear – Happy Birthday

My mom and I always joke around calling each other Baby Bear and Mama Bear. So even if my mom’s birthday is still far away, I jumped on the chance to make this card using the Lil Hoot set from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card for the A Blog Named Hero Interactive Card Challenge sponsored by Chibitronics. Chibitronics is not required for this challenge but the card had to be interactive. So after a lot of thought on what kind of interactive card I wanted to make, I settled on a spinner card.

Here is my card —

I started this card with a the Neenah Textured card stock in blue and stamped the Hero Arts Magical Background using Versamark ink and embossed in American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing powder. I wanted it to haver stitched edges but I didn’t have a big enough die, so I used the straight line die cute from Pretty Pink Posh on each side. I cut the circle on both the panel and card base at the same time. For the image, since the bear from Lil Hoot wasn’t symmetrical, I had to do mirror image stamping to get the the back side of the image for the spinner.

For the sentiment, I used one of the smaller dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles Stax. I used Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn to create the mama bear sentiment and a happy birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts.

Here is a short clip of the spinner card in action —

For information on the tools and products used, here is the supply list


  1. Neenah Solar White Card stock
  2. Neenah Light Blue Textured card stock
  3. Hero Arts Magical Background
  4. Hero Arts Lil Hoot
  5. Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  6. Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC’s
  7. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  8. Sizzix ThinLits Circle Die
  9. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2
  10. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  11. Versamark ink
  12. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  13. Prismacolors Colored Pencils
  14. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  15. The Paper Studio Paper Blending Stump
  16. Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  17. Coats Grey Thread

That’s it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.