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Stamps of Life – Christmas Bear

December 15, 2016

Stamps of Life – Christmas Bear

December 15, 2016

Hello!  I am almost caught up with all of my Christmas cards….finally!  For this card, I decided to once again use the new bear2stamp stamp and die set that was released at the beginning of this month by The Stamps of Life.  However, I went with a Christmas theme instead of a birthday one.  This bear set really is great for all year round!

All stamps, dies and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life.  For the base of the card, I simply diecut some solid and patterned paper (Happy Holidays Patterned Paper) using the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I then used a circle die to cut a circle through the top two layers of my card.  For my wreath, I die cut a number of ivy leaves in different shades of green from the Sizzix Merry Christmas 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments Die Set.  I then layered and glued them onto my patterned paper around the cut out circle.  I also added a few holly berries using that same die set with red cardstock.

Once I stamped, colored and diecut the bear, I added both a hat (hats4critters stamps and dies) and a scarf (soup4snowman stamps and dies).  I then added a letter in his hand and addressed it to Santa by heat embossing his name with some super fine detail white embossing powder.  Lastly, I added a piece of white foam (with a circle cut out lining up with the one on my card) behind the first two layers of my card.  I then added some shaker embellishments using a Christmas sequin mix by Pretty Pink Posh and a piece of clear acetate.  My main sentiment was heat embossed with super fine detail embossing powder using the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the santa2stamp stamp set.

I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:

House of Cards Challenge Blog
Let’s Craft and Create: Challenge # 120 “Christmas &/or New Year”

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave any comments or questions!

Rachel

Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.

Rachel

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