Stamps of Life - Christmas Bear

Hello!  I am almost caught up with all of my Christmas cards....finally!  For this card, I decided to once again use the new bear2stamp stamp and die set that was released at the beginning of this month by The Stamps of Life.  However, I went with a Christmas theme instead of a birthday one.  This bear set really is great for all year round!

All stamps, dies and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life.  For the base of the card, I simply diecut some solid and patterned paper (Happy Holidays Patterned Paper) using the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I then used a circle die to cut a circle through the top two layers of my card.  For my wreath, I die cut a number of ivy leaves in different shades of green from the Sizzix Merry Christmas 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments Die Set.  I then layered and glued them onto my patterned paper around the cut out circle.  I also added a few holly berries using that same die set with red cardstock.

Once I stamped, colored and diecut the bear, I added both a hat (hats4critters stamps and dies) and a scarf (soup4snowman stamps and dies).  I then added a letter in his hand and addressed it to Santa by heat embossing his name with some super fine detail white embossing powder.  Lastly, I added a piece of white foam (with a circle cut out lining up with the one on my card) behind the first two layers of my card.  I then added some shaker embellishments using a Christmas sequin mix by Pretty Pink Posh and a piece of clear acetate.  My main sentiment was heat embossed with super fine detail embossing powder using the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the santa2stamp stamp set.

I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:

House of Cards Challenge Blog
Let's Craft and Create: Challenge # 120 "Christmas &/or New Year"

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  1. Rachel, this is absolutely adorable! You never seize to amaze me with your creativity!

  2. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  3. This is super cute! Love the bear!! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  4. Love the super cute teddy bear. Great card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

    sue n.
    HOC DT

  5. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create :)