Thursday, January 7, 2021

Bear Hugs Valentine


 I bought this cute little die called "Bear Hugs" from Simon Says Stamp last year and never used it until now. I just knew it would make some cute Valentine cards! I cut three bears from red and white and inserted the white negatives into the red for some fun contrast. The papers are from the SU! "Sending Love" stack, and I used a SU! set of "Love Notes" dies to create the border. The dangling heart is a die from Memory Box called "precious hearts" and I put the valentine sentiment inside since the outside is busy enough.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

The Paper Players PP522 - use something new


NBUS Challenge #22 - never before used schtuff



Shopping Our Stash #436 - What's new with you?



Purging my craft room has led me back to creating cards again for the time being. I keep finding older things that are new again as I TRY to sort through years of crafting supplies and tidy up this room. It's slow going because I stop to make a card every time I unearth an item I'd long forgotten about. 
I guess it's a good thing that I have something to amuse myself with during these L.O.N.G. days that seem to blend into one another!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Carol





19 comments:

Nancy said...

Carol, This is darling, and can totally see why you had to stop and be creative with it when you found it. Don't stop purging as I am really enjoying seeing all your fun and unique creations. Those bears just make me smile! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely adorable, wonderful bear and hearts and mix of papers. A beautiful card Carol. When you've finished your room, would you like to come and have a go with mine? LOL
Keep safe
Faith x

Jeanne H said...

A darling card! Just so fun to see all the parts.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

My mojo comes by untrashed bits and pieces, yours by purging the stash. We both find inspirations by old abandoned things :D Well done with those new and old items!! The bears are supercute and that dimensional border looks just stunning!!!Love so much the red and whte design!
You could enter your card also at Memorybox challenge because of the hanging heart, see here
https://davebrethauer.typepad.com/outsidethebox/2021/01/memory-box-challenge-68-hearts.html
Big hugs across the miles!!

Jules said...

Hi Carol

A super cute card. Love those sweet bears and especially the heart border.

Well done on the craft room clear up. Something that seems never ending here!

I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2021. Let's hope it is a better year for everyone.

Love Jules xx

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Carol. I love the design and it's perfect in red and white. I know what you mean aboout getting distracted when you're tidying you craft things, I'm exactly the same! xx

Claire said...

A sweetheart of a card, the bear is going to be so versatile... he looks super as a Valentine card and I do like a bold red card for this occasion x

LeAnne said...

Your clean-up process sounds like mine...I never get very far! I forgot all about that great die for Valentine cards...I love those little pop-out hearts and your bears are adorable! Thanks for sharing this at our "new" Paper Players challenge this week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and a.great Valentine design. Fantastic layout.

Wendy said...

Oh this card is so adorable, Carol! Gotta say that I love those teddy bears and that gorgeous heart diecut! I would have to stop too and make cards when I find new things! LOL The life of a crafter! Sounds like your enjoying being back to creating!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh gosh this is gorgeous absolutely beautiful and I LOVE those bears. I need this die for my grand daughter who loves bears.. will check out SS....Love the heart borders adorable.....love love love. xxx
Keep busy and keep your precious stash, you will need it one day...xxx

Brenda said...

How are the days so long, but go by so fast?! I swear, that is how it feels to me. lol The walls are closing in on this homebody, which I never thought I would ever say! Loving this fun Valentine card, you certainly must be finding some treasures my friend. This card is just so cute with the bears and that fun heart border. I love the dangling heart, so pretty and finishes this card off perfectly. Love those papers too! Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful monochrome card love the little cute bears and the die-cut heart border
Carol x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Carol, such a cute bear - a super valentine card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Donna said...

This is so adorable! Darling bears and like that heart edge. It would be great if you joined our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

Sarn said...

Very cute card.

Good luck with the ongoing purge and using up of older materials. Very therapeutic in these difficult times.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a darling card, Carol! Those little bears with the hearts are too cute. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Darnell said...

What an adorable bearhug Valentine, Carol! I'm pleased to hear you've been purging and getting your mojo back! You are smarter than I am; it never occurred to me to stop and make a card when I ran across all my, "Oh, I didn't know I had this!" items. Slap! Now they are back in boxes and drawers and I'll likely forget them again. Slap! Ow, stop slapping me! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS and thank you for the beautiful thank you card and your get well comment! Take care and just keeping take it one card at a time! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

p.s. And thank you for the page of sediments! Mwah!