The darling bear from Forest Friends Designer Paper was begging to be cut, so that’s how this card began.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: Happy Forest Friends DSP, Boughs Of Holly DSP, Timber Embossing Folder, Trees For Sale Stamp Set; #happyforestfriends #boughsofholly #timberembossing #treesforsale #bearsoncards #christmascards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #sumohr #stamping #stampinup #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Christmas Greetings


For the bear’s background, I cut a 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ square of Boughs Of Holly Designer Paper. He chose this pattern, because it blended nicely with his fur. It also blended with Sahara Sand Cardstock, so we used this for the card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

For a detailed edge along the bottom of the square, I used a Blossoming Happiness Die to cut Real Red Cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 1/2″.


Before gluing the square to the card base, I embossed the card front with the Timber Embossing Folder. The bear wanted his background to look more “woodsy,” and I liked the added texture.


All we needed was the sentiment, which we found in the Trees For Sale Stamp Set. I stamped “Christmas Greetings” in Real Red Ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock, and used Paper Snips for cutting. 

After the greeting and the bear were attached with Dimensionals, my card was complete.


I was inspired by TGIF.


My October Host Code Gift

Type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $125.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you a retired punch in November. Punches are heavy, and will be sent in a Priority Mail box. I pay the shipping, so to help defray the cost, please note the increased qualifying order amount.


If you’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! to get the discount, you’ll love the offer this month! Beginning October 4th-31st, you can add $155.00 in products of your choice to the Starter Kit for $99.00. Click here to join.

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.


It’s time to order the November Paper Pumpkin, now through November 10th.

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ (5.1 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You can see I’m happy, cuddling with Lily, who is one month in this picture.


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