I was drawn to the bottom left photo with the bear as it reminded me of one of my favorite MFT stamp sets...Polar Bear Pals. Last Fall at a play date with my sweet friend Michele, I had die cut a few of her Fa - La - La letters from The Stamp Market, but hadn't used them yet, and I think they paired up quite nicely with a PFS stencil (Kaleidoscope) to come up with this card...
I had stenciled a white piece of cs with red and green and then die cut the Fa - La - La letters from it, and then also die cut again using just red cs. I removed the red letters and ran the negative piece through my big shot with a SU! ef called Cane Weave. I inlaid the stenciled Fa - La - La letters into the embossed red negative piece and attached to a white card base.
I stamped, colored with my Copics, and die cut the 2 bears and then attached to my card with foam tape for a bit of dimension. A bit of green & white bakers twine at the top finished off this card.
My twofer was made with all the negative pieces from the first card and then instead of adding more Polar Bears, I added a sweet little "paper" mouse from CCC's Anita Jeram called Best Gift Shrew. I don't know if a shrew is different than a mouse, but he sure looks like a mouse to me! And as long as he's paper, he's cute and belongs on a card!!
The DT has lots of wonderful inspiration for you right HERE if you're looking to keep up with your Christmas cards this year! This challenge is open till Thursday, March 30th @ 8:00PM.
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What a great two-fer today! The animals you chose to adorn your cards are so fun. I'm loving the little mouse.
How great is it when you can get a twofer without much effort. These are terrific, Marcia. Those bears are some of my favs too and they look happy to be fa la laing on your card. FYI: A shrew is smaller than a mouse with a much longer nose, like in the AJ image. And you're right, cute on paper only.
Two adorable cards, Marcia. Good job keeping up on your Christmas cards. I made a few a while back and need to take a day and make more. And I love your Tulips below. Gorgeous card.
Those polar bears always make me smile and that little shrew/mouse has me grinning big time, he's a cutie! These are delightful, Marcia!
I should tell everyone that these are even CUTER in real life, right? Well, it's true! Even the SHREW!
It's FA LA FABULOUS how you've used those cuts, Marcia!
Creative and cute right down to the darling shrew! I don't think shrews try to live in your house so that makes them plenty okay by me. I love how you embedded the letters and of course you had to make two so as not to waste those red letters. You're staying right on top of Christmas cards and I'm loving it!
Two festive and fun Christmas cards, Marcia! I love the bears and the mouse on these big letters!
Beautiful creation thank you for joining in over at POEC this time. Do join in again we would love to see you there Elaine DT x
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