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May 2, 2014

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps, and Dots from Pony Beads!

It's Friday.......time for a Bugaboo Stamps Freebie! 
It can be picked up in the store for FREE, but only for a limited time! Be sure to check out the other fun images that Jodie has to offer at Bugaboo Stamps! There's a little something for everyone, and they're all sure to put a smile on someone's face! :)

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This is Mama Bird. While she would be perfect for a Mother's Day card, I thought I'd use her for something a little more universal; after all, I only have one mom, and I already have that card done! :)

I colored up these cuties in PSE, then created the Reverse Spotlight Technique for my sentiment using my Stampin' Up punches: Scalloped Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1" Circle. That little dot in my lower right corner is one that I made from Pony Beads! I was so excited to have found this tutorial, as directed to me by my pal and teamie, Lola. My little branch cut is from a Silhouette file, and it has some tiny blue spots brushed on with my SU markers. The tiny flower near the sentiment is a Marvy punch.

Pick this up as a freebie for a limited time only, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New so much more!

Step-By-Step Dots Recipe
Here's a pic of my Pony Bead stash, and a quick step-by-step to make the dots.
Items needed:
Pony Beads - I used Mini Pony Beads from Hobby Lobby. They measure 7 x 4mm
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Paper Piercing Tool (optional)

1. Preheat Oven to 425*
2. Lay a piece of Parchment Paper on a cookie sheet
3. Arrange Pony Beads on the Parchment, I left approx. 1"  between each, so they wouldn't melt together. *Tip: Use your paper piercing tool to help place the beads around your parchment. The needle of mine fit nicely in the little hole of the bead.
4. Bake approx. 10 minutes. Mine took 8 minutes, but ovens may vary, so keep a close eye on them.

I kept my fan running while they baked, and a few minutes after, to avoid a strong plastic smell in the house. It was minimal, at best! Once the dots were melted, I picked up the edge of the parchment and they fell right onto the counter. I love parchment! :) A little bit of glossy accents, or other clear adhesive, and you're ready to use these! They didn't even take but a minute to cool! 

Melted dot size is approx. 1/4" diameter.

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  1. This is so gorgeous Cheryl, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  2. An adorable card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe 'Creatures' Challenge. Marlene DT

  3. Your card is so cute! I made some of those dots from the Pony Beads a few weeks ago :)

  4. What a fun card - love the colors.

    So glad you entered this month's challenge.

  5. Lovely card, very sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda

  6. Your card is just too cute. I love the blue shadow around it and the pony bead embellishment is awesome I too saw the tutorial but then heard a bad tutorial on someone who tried it. Well I am glad you tried it and it came out cause I think now I will try it. I love the look.

  7. O he's so cute love the col, thanks for joining us at Imagination crafts xxx

  8. Aww this is gorgeous - I love the colours and design :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely week, Em xxx

  9. Great card, love theimage & the design! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Craftng Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas

  11. That is such a pretty card! I really love the dots you have created. I need to try that out!!! It's very clever.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  12. Fabulous! and the colouring is fantastic! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  13. Lovely card the little birds are really sweet. Thank you for joining us at the ABC Challenge for our 'K is for Keep it Simple' challenge xx


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