Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bear Hugs

The new Simon Says Stamp Among the Stars collection has a set of stamps/dies that are a summer delight, Warm Weather Animals!   In that set is an adorable bear in swim trunks!  I love summer, but I wanted to show a way that this summer bear could be made into an anytime bear.  I put him in a frame, and hid his trunks😊!  Here's my card and a pic of what he looks like WITH his trunks...

 I stamped, die cut, colored and put tiny slits near his armpits.  I slightly curved his arms to put him in a REAL position to give a hug, and paired this cutie with an older Simon sentiment from the Circle Friends stamp set.  Here's a pic showing how I put some pop up squares behind his paws to pop them  out a bit more than him, past the frame...
He's a cutie, alright!!...
Sometimes you have to think outside the box, by putting something in it!!  What fun!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Love what you did with the bear - makes him so much more versatile!

  2. So cute and very clever.

  3. Super cute, Lisa. He looks so cute looking "outside of the box"!

  4. Hi,
    I love all your cards. So creative!! I've noticed in your last cards you've used a light gray striped background, Is it paper or a stamp?? I love it!! TFS your creativity with all of us!

    1. Yes, Laura, I LOVE the small striped gray paper I used on this card, and on many of my cards! Don't know if this will help you, but I get it at Hobby Lobby...hope you have one near you:)!!

    2. Hey...brain fart...even if you don't have a Hobby Lobby near you, if you get a Pinstripe background stamp (MFT or Impression Obsession), you can make your own gray pinstriped background:)! The patterned paper is just a tiny bit easier...


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa