Hugs Card with Felt Bear

Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I needed a card for a family that is dear to my heart and worth their weight in gold. In fact, the last time we were at a gold mine, I got them a little gold to say how much I value their friendship. So I put together this card and gift set for them:

The ‘hu’ and ‘gs’ of the word hugs interlock to close the card. When you open it, there’s a bear inside and it says Big Hearts Deserve Big Hugs! Because I keep them close to my heart, the bear has the names of the family on his heart. Awww. With fall coming, as that felt bear gets ready to hibernate, he’s taking his treasures with him! I hand cut a little tail for the bear’s backside. Tip: I keep a bag for all felt scraps and thread pieces from art and sewing projects… they make great stuffing for small felt critters!

I love this pretty paper from DCWV! It’s foiled and most sheets go well with each other. Fall in Florida us when the flowers come back and these are in muted fall colors:

I fussy cut one of the butterflies and glued it to the h. here you can see the card opening

… and closed again. Such a clever die!

Supplies:

  • Concord & 9th Hugs Card die
  • Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen All Inside stamp & die and Bear Hugs die
  • Fiskars Friends Forever quotes stamp set
  • Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
  • DCWV The Butterfly Garden stack cardstock
  • Hero Arts ombre ink pads: ombre dolphin ; pink to red;
  • Tsukineko Memento Rich Coocoa dye ink
  • Copic Markers C1 E 13, 33, 71; R20
  • Pebbles inc., Classic Chalks Earthtone Shades
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • The Kunin Group Rainbow Classicfelt ecofi: Sandstone, Walnut Brown (and felt  and thread scraps to fill the bear)
  • Papertrey Ink felt: Raspberry Fizz
  • Artiste metallic floss – gold

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

I always appreciate your kind comments! Thanks for taking the time to leave them!! Big, squishy bear hugs to you all!

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 5 – Mood Board Challenge – Happy Bear Thanks Card

Hello, again! I’m back with the final card from this series.

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Day 5 of Winnie & Walters’ Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen presented this Mood Board Challenge:

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In the middle of the bottom row, there are black and white stripes surrounded with a touch of lime green and on the bottom left, the black and white stripes have gold accents, so here’s what I came up with:

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I built a black and white striped background with the sentiments (remember day 3?!), masking off the area I was going to stamp the bear. Then I stamped the bear, colored him and added a nose dipped in golden honey and gave his coat at nice shiny sheen:

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Isn’t he just a cutie-patootie, clapping his paws with joy!!

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • DCWV card
  • Recollections white cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • ColorBox Teresa Collins pigment ink – Glitz Gold
  • Sanford Uni-ball Gel Impact pen – Gold
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems Metallics – Gold
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – clear
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thanks for stopping by! It will probably be a few days before I’m back while I get busy catching up with my new hard drive and program upgrades. I hope to see you soon.

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 4 – Transparent Challenge – Hey Thanks Card with Vellum

Good morning! I’m back with a card for day 4 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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This was a Transparent Challenge and I chose to use gold colored vellum:

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I love how the vellum has that super metallic shine, but also lets the background show through. This is my first attempt at paper piecing – I thought a paisley bear would be super fun!

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The ‘HEY!’ sentiment was an outline, but I wanted it to better match the ‘thanks’, so after stamping and embossing it, I used an embossing pen to fill in the outline and re-embossed it. That makes it easy to stretch your stamps and get two looks from the same set.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • The Paper Studio gold metallic vellum
  • Making Memories Meg Paisley paper
  • DCWV card
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – tanzanite
  • Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls – eggplant
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black (for his sweet, shiny nose!)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet and E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’ll be back after breakfast with the final card for this series.

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 3 – Background Building – ‘Hello’ Card

The next card I have for you today is from Day 3 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Background Building.

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It’s amazing how just using three of these odd-shaped star stamps made that psychedelic background! I think it’s the color layering that helps give it dimension. That idea was taken from Virginia’s View Challenge – All About Color.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Recollections cardstock (white, purple, lavender) and shimmer card
  • Memento dye inks: Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Tuxedo Black
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive
  • This & That adhesive foam square

more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’m going to take a break… I might be back with one more today or I may just post the last two tomorrow. See you soon!

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 2 – Sentimental Challenge – ‘Hi’ Card

I’m glad you’ve stopped by to see my card for day 2 Sentimental Challenge of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials By Ellen.

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I like how I was able to get the look of an old IBM selectric typewriter in the background stamping and I think the distressed edges complement the “vintage” look. — I HAVE to put vintage in quotes, because in high school I learned to type on a manual typewriter and then on a selectric, so I find it hard to believe they’re vintage already! : ) And, no, I do NOT know how the pyramids were built!!  : )

Virginia’s View Challenge – All About Color inspired the rainbow background.

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The repeating sentiment in the background and the highlighted embossed sentiment really put the focus on the sentiment. (and also fits Day 3: Background Building)

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Recollections white cardstock and shimmer card
  • Memento dye inks: Angel Pink, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Elderberry, Lulu Lavender, Nautical Blue, Pear Tart, Potters Clay, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum,Teal Zeal
  • Colorbox Classic Pigment inks: Apricot, Canary, Helotrope, Orange
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Neon Purple embossing powder
  • Copic Marker V09
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen Black
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalks
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thank you for stopping by. I’ll be right back with another post as I need to catch up. (My computer is back, I just have to get it set up and check it out. Yay!)

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 1 – Floral Challenge – You Are My Happy Card

Here I am catching up on posting several cards now that I have borrowed a computer again.

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Last week, Winnie & Walter had Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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Day 1 was a floral challenge. As I don’t have any floral stamps from either company, I made my own out of the heart stamps.

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Virginia’s View challenge is All About Colors -like the multiple shades of red, yellow and gold on this card.

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge was to use a Tic-Tac-Toe chart:

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I chose to use gold, stencil and doodle. I doodled in the inner hearts of the flowers and a leaf with a gold gel pen.

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I love the shiny gold sheen of the Brilliance Inks, too!

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink – Sun & Surf stencil collection
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment inks: Pearlescent Poppy, Pearlescent Rust, Rocket Red Gold
  • Sanford uni-ball gel impact pen – gold
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems Metallics – Gold
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – clear
  • Recollections white cardstock, shimmer card, orange & white daisies paper

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thanks for stopping by today. It’s late, so I’ll be back tomorrow with more. Do come back!

~D.Ann

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