Here is one of the cards I made, then I'll tell you my story:
First, not one of these cards would stand up nicely to photograph, so they are mostly laying down. I even creased them with my bone folder, to no avail. I might have to sit on them to force them into submission.
So, I went into my Basic Grey 6x6 stash and selected papers from Hopscotch and Max & Whiskers. I cut them into 4x3, so I got two pieces from each piece of 6x6. I rounded all the corners and stuck them onto bases. I am waiting for my ream of Neenah Solar White, so I'm scrounging for white card bases. Some of these are Neenah, some are SU Naturals White, some are Staples 110 lb, and some are Neenah Desert Storm.
Here's one on the Desert Storm base:
I cut up a piece of Staples white into 3/4" widths and stamped the sentiment on all of them at once. Then as I stuck on the patterned paper, I grabbed one, notched it, and stuck it on, too.
Here's one with the Hopscotch papers:
After I had all the papers and banners attached, I added flocking to all the bears' faces. I did 26 of these and barely made a dent in the flocking container. That stuff will last me forever. I went back through my stack of cards and stuck a bear on each one with some foam adhesive.
Here's another boy-ish version:
I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. Now I need to go play some more. I've watched too many videos and pinned too much stuff on Pinterest, and the ideas are starting to leak out.
Thanks for stopping by!
Products enablement list:
Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals stamp set (SSS | EH)
Memento black ink (SSS | EH)
Memento black marker (SSS | EH)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Neenah Desert Storm card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Fiskars paper trimmer (SSS | EH)
Corner Chomper 1/4" & 1/2" (SSS | EH)
Tonic scissors (SSS | EH)
Basic Grey Hopscotch 6x6 paper pack
Basic Grey Basics Kraft 6x6 paper pack
Basic Grey Max & Whiskers 6x6 paper pack
Stampin' Up! brown flocking (retired)
Martha Stewart glue pen
SU Naturals White card stock
Staples 110 lb card stock
so cute. What a way to use up some BG papers too! Love that cutie bear. You win the award for mass-producer of extremely cute cards.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of fussy cutting! And they all look great - what cute cards.ReplyDelete
Wow! I am taking a break from my marathon cooking and cleaning in preparation for Christmas and was rewarded by seeing these adorable, fuzzy nosed bears! You have a winner with this design. It is worthy of the 26 cards in your mass production! Great job, Captain!ReplyDelete
So inspiring to get papers out and play. That my fave huggy bear. :-)ReplyDelete
Cute set of cards!!ReplyDelete
That little bear is so adorable!!
Great choice of patterned papers!
These are all super cute! Love the idea of stamping the bear on colored paper. :)ReplyDelete
Maybe the 'wanna' was leading to 'play hopscotch?' lolReplyDelete
I find paper piecing easier than colouring most days too :) Love how these turned out!