Bear Hugs - Love You Paper Bear

by Joanne James29. May 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host our challenge this week and I have my very own tic-tac-toe board for you to play along with:


Tic Tac Toe - hmmm, so many possibilities! For my card this week I decided to go with the diagonal - yellow, die-cut, paper clip - and using this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch for my layout, this is what I came up with:


My card is a card from a special little girl to her precious Daddy - here's the low-down:

Bear Hugs - The front of my card features the baby bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set, cut out with the co-ordinating Bear Hugs framelits. I also fussy cut his nose and added a couple of pearls coloured black with my Sharpie for eyes. These little bears are so cute - I'm glad that these are being carried over to the new catalogue. I also carried this little sweetie over to the inside, where I paired her with her Daddy and finished the final part of the sentiment:


Bow Paper Clip - I added my oversize bow paper clip with a little white seam binding ribbon tied around the middle to the ear of my little bear for an obvious feminine touch. 

A Daffodil Delight - I added a piece of Daffodil Delight flower-patterned designer series paper from the Brights DSP Stack for the main panel of my card. I wanted my card to feel girly, even though the recipient was the world's best Dad - I think he'll appreciate it! I think the yellow really compliments the Soft Suede too; here's my colour combo should you wish to save it:


I'm also linking up with the team over at Just Add Ink where the challenge this week is to 'Just Add B' which in my case, is B for Bear.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Whilst I love the bright yellow and cute bear, I must confess the execution of today's card is lacking a little something. I played around with it lots and couldn't work out exactly what it was that wasn't working, so in the end time constraints meant I had to just go with it. Don't you just hate it when that happens?!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing how many different combinations you make with my board this week. We are off to basketball today and are having a little James family get-together later, which should be fun. Otherwise the day will be spent clearing up the mess that was yesterday's flooded kitchen. We had such a busy day, that included shopping for Rebecca's new bike, a trip to the garden centre and a mow of the lawns, that when a pipe burst in the kitchen as we were cooking dinner we spent the rest of the evening filling bowls, waiting for emergency plumbers and mopping up. Hence no blog post yesterday - just too exhausted! Today I'm hoping will be the start of the restful Bank Holiday I was hoping for...

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Comments (10) -

sandymUnited States
5/29/2016 11:43:31 AM #

Joanne these bears are so cute I want to give them a hug! What an adorable card for a little girl to give her daddy.

LaurieUnited States
5/29/2016 3:03:47 PM #

I just love that creative! Love how you finished the inside too. Adorable! I have always liked that set, such cute bears.

Have a great day!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/29/2016 6:00:46 PM #

Oh no, oh no, oh no....a burst pipe just sounds awful!  Hope it gets repaired soon.  At any rate, this little card is absolutely adorable!  When I saw the sentiments, inside and out, my heart just melted!  So sweet....I'm smiling now just thinking of it!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
5/29/2016 8:33:11 PM #

Such a fun challenge!  Your card is adorable!  Love the bow!

Patti MacLeith
Patti MacLeithUnited States
5/30/2016 1:14:21 AM #

What a cute card! Glad you joined the Pals this week!

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
5/30/2016 3:08:54 AM #

Love how you've used these little bears Joanne..Very cute! Love the gold bow detail too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Patrice Easton
Patrice EastonAustralia
5/30/2016 4:46:24 AM #

This is a lovely card for a little girl to gift her daddy.  Cutest bear ever!  Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week, Joanne.  x

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
5/31/2016 2:18:21 PM #

Sweet card - the sentiment is lovely.  Chantell JAI

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/31/2016 9:20:42 PM #

JoAnne, I just love this challenge!  Tic-Tac-Toe boards are so fun!  It is always amazing what people create!  The is the perfect card for a Daddy!  Precious!
I am soooo sorry to hear about your burst pipe!  That is terrible!  Hope everything is cleaned up and back to normal!  XXXX

6/2/2016 11:26:56 AM #

That over-sized bow is such a sweet & fun addition to your cute bear & the yellow print makes it even cuter. Thanks for joining us again at Just Add Ink, Joanne.

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