Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Monday 139 & SS - Christmas with Polar Bear

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge has this adorable winter pictures and so many things came to my mind. Also, with Christmas around the corner, I needed to work on more cards. This week's challenge is: Winter Inspiration

Plus Merry Monday Challenge 139 also has a winter theme this week and it was a perfect opportunity to play with a new stamp set called: Cool Day with Polar Bears and snow.

Here is my card:
Isn't this polar bear cute? I love it and I had fun coloring with my copics. I only wish I could re-wind this week since I have this awful cold and now rushing to get Christmas cards done. This one is for my girls. I still need to make one more.

This is perfect for gift cards and or a special love one and was so happy to play with more stuff as well. Only wish I was 100 percent, but it appears everyone I see has this awful cold. So pushing through it especially since this is their Christmas present now that they are older and may not have enough time within these days.

Here is the inside using: CS Christmas (MFT) and the little mittens are from the same stamp set as the Polar Bears called: Cool Day.

Easy to make this gift card using the Gift Card Grooves Die-namics from MFT along with the Pierced Rectangle Stax set. Even my husband loved it and thought it was a perfect slot for money or gift cards. The sentiment for this side of the card is from the stamp set: Gifting Fun which has such cute sayings.

Here I used the Blueprints 17 using Night shift Blue card stock and Berrylicious card stock for the center. Added some background using Snow Fall and white embossed. To create some dimensions for the word sentiment instead of using foam mount, I cut the sentiment 4 times and layered them on top of one another. 

Actually, 3 looks good using the Smooth White Heavyweight paper but in the end, I added a fourth layer. Almost forgot, there is a little tiny snowflake in the Cool Day stamp set that I stamped around the border using Sweet Tooth pigment ink. Enamel dots where added at the end for final touch.

Sorry for the long post, but wanted to show off the inside as well and since there was a lot of different supplies used, I thought it would be easier to break it down.

Happy Holidays! Don't forget to check out the challenge sites. Now I'm going back to work on more Christmas cards.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Cool Day (MFT), CS Christmas (MFT), Gifting Fun (MFT), Snowfall background (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Nightshift Blue (MFT), Berrylicious, X Press It Blending Card stock
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprints 17 (MFT), Pierced Rectangle Stax (MFT), Christmas Greetings (MFT), White Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail (Ranger), Enamel Dots (MME), Foam Mount.


  1. What an adorable gift card -- so clever!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  2. I love the easel shaped card with the adorable bear! And the inside is as amazing as the outside! A perfect gift card holder! Hope that cold is gone soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Great card . . . love the gift card holder aspect. So cute.

  4. Love how you decorated outside and inside of the card! The coloring and layering are awesome, Elizabeth! I love the added enamel dots, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Winter Inspiration” Challenge!

  5. This is darling Elizabeth! I love that it has legs of sort. Such a sweet bear and card! Merry Christmas!