More Cute Handmade Polar Bear Cards!

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Check out another one of the cute handmade polar bear cards our designers have made!

Remember when we said that our Design Team was LOVING our new Polar Bear Friends collection? This playful, festive card from Dawn is another one of the super cute handmade polar bear cards we are seeing and we are SO here for it! That fun diagonal patterned paper on this vertical slimline card is the perfect background to show off the adorable little vignettes Dawn has created in each circle.

Let’s get Dawn’s details so we can play along at home!

Dawn started by stamping her images onto a piece of white card stock. She then colored them in with her Copics using the following color combinations:

  • Bears T6 T4 T2 T0 Nose 100
  • Blue R21 BG34 BG32 BG11
  • Green BV13 G05 YG23 YG21 YG0000
  • Poinsettia G46 R35 R43. Berries R89
  • Leaves R37 G29 R46

When she was done coloring, Dawn cut them all out with the dies from the coordinating Polar Bear Friends Die set.

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While she had her die cutting machine out, Dawn also cut scraps of gray card stock with our Winter Village die set.

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She cut some trees from the same set from a wintry color green card stock scrap.

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Then using our Slimline OPC Circle Dash Die, she cut a piece of white card stock, saving the frame for another project and keeping the white circles handy.

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And last, Dawn chose a piece of the fabulous festive paper from our new Snowflake Fun Slimline Paper Pad and cut it with the Circle Dash die again. Save those circles!

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To get ready to build her card, Dawn made her slimline card base by taking a standard piece of 7″ X 11″ card stock and scored it on the short side at 3 1/2″. She then cut a piece of red card stock to 3 1/4″ X 8 1/4″ and then a piece of green card stock to 3 3/8″ X 8 3/8″. She layered her mats and her patterned die cut together and adhered them to her card base.

Now she moved on to her details! Dawn took two of her white circles and arranged her tiny village and tree die cuts on them to get an idea of how she wanted them to look. She then took her BG0000 and C1 Copics and added some squiggles to the circles to create a wintry look. She adhered her die cuts to her circles with dabs of liquid glue and set them aside to dry. She then stamped her sentiment onto the third circle.

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To assemble her card, Dawn adhered her white circles inside the windows cut into the patterned paper.

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She then added her charming characters with some foam tape adhesive.

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For her final touches, Dawn added her little pieces of foliage around the greeting for some fantastic detail. Here are some close up shots so you can see all the gorgeous details.

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You can see why these fun fellows are all getting packed up and sent out the door! Here are all the goodies Dawn used today:

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If you’ve been considering sending cute handmade polar bear cards this year, you have been getting some great inspiration! Use any one of the designs we’ve shared or mix and match details to create your own. They are fun to make and the people you send these to will be just as delighted to receive them as you are to make them!

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