Apr 07 2016

CCMC401 Bear Hugs

Oh, it’s a FUN sketch challenge this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I ended up making a couple cards with this sketch…will show you the other next week!



Here’s my first one using Bear Hugs:

CCMC401 Bear Hugs

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Mint Macaron cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The checked pattern from It’s My Party is cut 3 x 3-1/4 and the corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder and adhered to the front.
  • A 1-3/4 x 4-3/4 strip of coordinating It’s My Party was flag cut on both ends and adhered over the other DSP.
  • A 1/4 x 5 strip of Mint Macaron was added down the front of the DSP towards the left side as per the sketch.
  • A 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 square of Sahara Sand also had the corners rounded.  It is popped up on the front of the DSP towards the left side.
  • Across the front the greeting was stamped on 1/4 x 2-1/4 strip of Whisper White and adhered at the bottom of the Sahara Sand piece.
  • The bear from Bear Hugs was inked with the Basic Black Marker, then stamped on Whisper White and cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits.  It is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few gold Neutrals Sequins were added to the front for a little bling.


That’s it!  I love that little bear…need to use that set more before it retires with the Occasions Catalog (or maybe it won’t and it will be in the new catalog…I’ll find out for sure next week at On Stage!  Woohoo!)


OK…check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary…and say hello to a new Team Member!


Don’t forget!  We’ll be opening on April 11th…just in time to promote the end of the Occasions Catalog in your classes and clubs, or to make as gifts.  You get THREE card sets and TWO 3-D projects for only $8.95 US!  (Hint…the two 3D projects would be WONDERFUL for Mother’s Day gifts!)  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing this month:

April 2016 Collage

And the sets we are using:

April CCMC Stamps
Don’t miss out!  Sign up today over on Create with Connie and Mary!


6 People have left comments on this post

Apr 7, 2016 - 01:04:14

I just got this stamp set delivered to my door this week! So now I HAVE to use it. Such a cute little guy! And by omitting some ‘fur’ on his belly and cheeks give him a whole different look. Awesome!

Apr 9, 2016 - 11:04:33
Tracy May said:

What a fun card! I love the bear – he’s so cute and I love the contrasting DSP banner and square! 🙂

Apr 10, 2016 - 04:04:52
Joanne James said:

I love these little bears too Connie – so many uses and I hope they are on carry over too! Love the party feel of today’s card. Enjoy Onstage!

Apr 11, 2016 - 09:04:11
Lisa Martz said:

Cute card! Love the star sequins to add a little bling!

Apr 12, 2016 - 08:04:21
Libby said:

Your card is really sweet Connie! The little bear fits perfectly into the sketch! What a great idea!

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:04:46

Adorable! That little bear image is just the cutest! I hope he finds his way into the big catalog! I love the scattering of sequin stars too!