A little BEAR Love

An irresistible little bear has a home in my home.   He is the sweetest.  He has a few other best friends and he is thankful.  This adorable stamp set is called Thankful Forest Friends!  It is a wonderful Fall set out of our awesome Holiday catalog that has a two beautiful sentiments I think you will like.

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This little guy just wants to stop by and spread his loveable bear love to someone he is quite fond of.  Maybe it’s you, you never know!  If you’re reading this, he may pay a visit sometime real soon.

Today’s card is mostly about “layers.”  Started with Early Expresso (I can’t wait to have mine in the early morn tomorrow, too late tonight), then layered Very Vanilla and THEN because Mr. Bear wanted to “feel at home” I used one of my much used favs The Hardwood large stamp image to create a forest “tree” feel. I wanted my sweet little bear to “feel at home!”  🙂 Stamped that image in Early Expresso on Crumb cake and cut it down to size with my trusty trimmer and then started layering.  I stamped sweet little bear on a piece of Very Vanilla TWICE.  The reason is I needed to do a little paper craft “surgery” to my little bear, but he is fine and recovered well. I’m a good Momma “nurse.”  FYI.    I snipped his little arm from one piece (ouch!) and then used a thin piece of dimensional to prop up his little arm so he could hold his sign!  He had to hold his little sign so he could broadcast to the world he “loves ya!

The Very Vanilla piece was cropped out using Tags and Labels framelits.  This is a very, very, very versatile framelit set.  The possibilities are endless for these tags and labels frailest. You might be wondering what are framelits?  Well, they are just that.  They “frame” an image of many sizes of images as we have many,many stamp images of all various sizes.  So when you stamp your image, then after that, you pick a “framelit” to frame your image and run it through Mr. Big Shot on your magnetic platform and it cuts it right out!  It’s very cool. Take a look at all of the fabulous Thinlits and Framelits on page 172-173 in beautiful annual catalog! These sweet little things can really “WOW” your projects if you don’t already know this!  wink!

I popped those two framelit pieces up on the trusty ol’ dimensionals to give them a little “umph” and stamped “Love Ya” with our rotary stamp on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock!  It’s great for so many things you want to say. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it.   I stamped and then snipped it into two pieces to give a more “casual” look.

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I am really loving our Thick Baker’s Twine, it comes in 5 luscious colors!!  This is Cherry Cobbler (are you hungry for some cherry cobbler right now?) and I loosened the ends to add a little character and casual-ness.

This card be used as a masculine card if you needed it to be one for that special male in your life. Even a brother, a son, a dad!    It could be for anyone, really! He just wants share his love to someone really special.   A sweet little daughter, hubby-O, boyfriend-O, girl friend-O, momma, daddy, co worker, best friend, grand parents, just anyone you are quite fond of!

And of course, I had to use some Cherry Cobbler card stock to have an Envelope liner!  Makes a bit of a special touch, don’t cha think?

Hope you enjoyed this sweet little bear card from our thankful forest friends stamp set today!

Be sure to check out the Holiday catalog to see him up close and personal!  You will love him!

If you have any questions about today’s card, I’m just an email away.  And, your comments are welcome here, too!    Have a great day and wonderful Fall weekend!  Love this fall weather!

As always, from my stampin’ heart to yours, (whether you’re a stamper or not!)

Oh, have you checked our WEEKLY DEALS this week??!!  There are some great ones!!

Debbie


 

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