Friday, February 6, 2015


Alternate title for this post was "WHAT?! Another BEAR?!" But yes, another bear. I'll explain in a moment, but first, the card:

See that pretty "sweater" paper? That's the flip side of the Basic Grey paper I used yesterday to make this card. It's perfect for a sweater, but since it's 12x12 paper and not 6x6, the pattern is a bit too large to actually use to paper piece the sweater (at least for me it is).

My eyes were swimming a bit, so I thought I'd put a large oval over part of the background piece, and what fit nicely in the oval but DA BEAR! So I used the blue side of the paper for the sweater and let the larger print be the background.

I went with SU's Night of Navy for the larger oval and his mug. One thing about paper piecing the sweater is you need to deal with the mug, and the paws. I usually have a few mis-stamped bears, so I can separate the paws from the bear and piece them onto the sweater to make them white again. I sure hope that made sense.

I colored his hat and the handle of the mug with a fine-point Sharpie. I covered the mug with Glossy Accents, because I could.

Yes, the glossy sunk in the middle of the mug. :(

I thought he needed a simple, manly sentiment, so I used one from the Paper Smooches Slang Gang set, and selected a speech bubble from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat dies. The bear is popped up (hopped up? :)) on foam tape, and I used two layers of foam tape under the sentiment.

I can't promise you that you won't see this bear again. He's just too fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Basic Grey 12x12 paper, SU Night of Navy card stock, Spellbinder's Nestabilities Petite Ovals (large and small), navy fine-tip Sharpie, SU 2-way glue pen, and the following:


  1. I wouldn't mind seeing more of this bear! So cute!

  2. I wouldn't mind seeing more of this bear! So cute!

  3. Thanks for starting my day with a smile.

  4. That sweater pattern is actually rather frightening... as both paper and as a sweater (would win the ugly contest). Covered up so we get it in a small dose it works quite nice. And who's dissing the bear?! No one best be dissing the bear.

  5. LOL, I am choosing hopped up and that's not coffee in his mug! Love him.

  6. i *LOVE* da bear! this might be my favorite version to date b/c YEAH that fair isle pattern is soooooooo fab for the background!!! :)


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