Monday, November 23, 2015

Cozy Christmas Card

This sweet bear is Gerda Steiner's Stamp of the Month for her monthly progressive challenge. Isn't he adorable? I decided to digitally paper piece him using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I traced the image and filled in the various pieces using some different patterns. Then I did a print and cut of the original stamp and the different pieces of the bear. Once I had several bears cut out, I adhered the different layers to the original stamp, building some areas up more than others. When I finished, I adhered him with foam squares to a 4x6 inch card I had embossed with a Taylored Expressions holly embossing folder. Then I adhered the sentiment with foam squares.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge
Verve Stamps Inspiration Challenge
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #10 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #59 - Christmas (Week 2)
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #114  Embossing (Week 2 of 2 )
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #60 Always Anything Goes 
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #145 Anything Goes + A Sentiment (W1 of 2)
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 Sketch & Clean & Simple Style*
Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 131 - (W1 of 2) - Christmas without Red/Green
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)cute and cuddly 
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO  Nov - Christmas in white 
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Week 1) Everything Goes
613 Avenue Create - W - #151 Anything goes with optional twist: Create Your Own Challenge*
AAA - 2W, 3E, CAS - #53 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only -   #72 Christmas (W1 of 2)
Quirky Crafts - 2W - #24 Anything Christmas (W1 of 2)
The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  - 2W -  #72 CAS Clean and Simple (W2 of 2)
Always Playing with Paper - W, E3 - Christmas Cards
Cupcake Inspirations - W - #337 Bears
Cards in Envy - 1st & 3rd Mondays, E3, A2 Cards only (4.25x5.5") no more than ¼" thick, no square cards - (deadline Dec 6) Extra Layers
Cutie Pie Challenge - M, 2nd Monday, must be "cute" - (November) CAS + Cute & Christmassy
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Tic Tac Toe*Embossing, Free space, For a man


  1. Love your paper pieced bear - I too love to paper piece love his paws and muzzle in the plaids.

  2. The cute bear really stands out with the embossing behind him. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Love the embossed layer which is a great frame for cute bear . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas card Challenge

  5. How cute and so creative the way you paper pieced him! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!

  6. Gorgeous card Carrie! The little bear is so cute and the white embossing looks so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Such a precious bear all bundled up and warm for the Holidays!! :) Fabulous embossed background too! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hope you will play again! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

  8. What an adorable, delightful little bear; his plaid paws are especially charming! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Cupcake Inspirations gallery!
    ~c (DT)

  9. Oh, so cute! What a sweet little bear. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

  10. love the embossed background and the paper-pieced bear - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

  11. Great CAS card love the embossing and cute paper pieced bear---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  12. Very sweet holiday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  13. Such a very sweet card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting for all Seasons. Sue DT x

  14. Love the gorgeous embossing and the cute little bear! So glad you were inspired by our Bears challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Happy Holidays!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  15. Lovely card, thanks for joining us @ Cutie Pie's this month. Sue x

  16. Adorable card! The little bear is nice and warm in his scarf! Love your embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Put Some Extra Layers On card challenge1

  17. What a gorgeous Christmascard! Love this one! So cute!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!
    Gr. Mariken

  18. Such a cute CAS card!! Perfect for the Cutie Pies this time!! Sarah :0)

  19. What a cute little bear. Love the EF you used. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.