Thursday, November 02, 2023

Create cute Polar Bear cards using Stampin' Up! Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper


  • Stampin' Up! Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper & Heartland Hexagon Bundle
  • Two Live Upcoming Card Classes 3 & 4 November 2023
  • New Online Exclusives coming 7 November 2023

As I was looking at the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper with the polar bears, I kept thinking about what a shame it would be to cut up the polar bear scene.  I kept looking for a way to showcase these adorable polar bears, until I remembered this card layout called the Hidden Scene Z-Fold card.    Its a snap to layout, as you simply cut 4 1" strips to place across your card.  Since the Designer Series Paper is 12", it means you're able to get two "scenes" from one 12" wide sheet, and add one more complimenting 1" paper.  The card is a standard 8-1/2 X 5-1/2, and then you score it along the 8-1/2" side at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4".  Then just lay your 1" strips to recreate the scene from the Designer Series Paper.  I added a 3" X 5-1/2" Night of Navy panel folded in half, which I used for my sentiment, and a personal message inside.  On the panel I added some white snowflakes from the Adhesive Backed Snowflake Assortment.  The prints in the Beary Christmas Designers Series Paper include several designs perfect for Christmas Cards, or you could use scenes like this one for a Birthday card or a wintery "thinking of you" card.  

Greeting Card with polar bears using Beary Cute Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

    The basecard for this card is Navy Blue Cardstock.  Then I used a 12" X 5-3/8" section of the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper to create two cards with polar bear scenes.  I cut the paper into two 6" pieces and then cut it again into 1" X 5-3/8" strips.  I selected another, complementary print from the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper, and added another 1" X 5-3/8 Strip to the final panel.  

    Polar-bear themed greeting card using Stampin' Up! Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper

    Next, I cut a 5-1/2 X 3" panel of Night of Navy and folded it in half to use as my sentiment layer.  I used the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set and coordinating Punch to create a message on Balmy Blue Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment and border in Night of Navy ink and then used the Heartfelt Hexagon punch to punch out the sentiment.  I added a white panel on the inside of the sentiment layer to write a personal note.  I added Dimensionals only to the left side of the sentiment panel so that when the card was folded, the Z-fold tucks under the loose edge of the sentiment panel.  (See below for both open and folded samples)

    Greeting Card using Beary Christmas Suite with polar bear prints from Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper

    To finish my card, I added three white snowflakes from the Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment pack. You enjoy using this card design for showcasing scenes from your 6" X 6 or 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper.  Let your imagination go wild! 

    Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper used to create cards

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      • Stamps:  Beary Cute, Heartfelt Hexagon
        • Ink:  Night of Navy
          • Paper:  Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Basic White, Beary Christmas 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper 
          • Accessories:  Heartfelt Hexagon Punch,  Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals 
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            Watch for new Online Exclusive coming 7 November.  Check the Stampin' Up! store to see several new stamp sets, coordinating dies and, new papers and accessories that all coordinate.  These items will only be available on line; they will never be included in the catalogs.  

            New Online Exclusives coming to the Stampin' Up! store 7 November 2023

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            Two live Upcoming Card Classes 

            Hey, Houston Stampers:  We're making these 5 cards at two live classes.

            Live Card Classes 3 & 4 November 2023 in Houston TX

            Choose between one of two classes on 3 November or 4 November 2023 at our local coffee shop where we'll create these 5 cards.  You'll leave with 5 projects you'll be proud to send someone special or you can use as samples or templates to make more projects on your own. 

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