Heart of Christmas - Happy Forest Friends
September 12, 2022
Welcome to this week's Heart of Christmas.
This week I really wanted to use the cute bear stamp from the Happiest of Happy stamp set, which is part of the Happy Forest Friends product suite on pages 46-47 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I had in mind that the paper contained a sheet with pine trees on it and I thought I could easily convert it to a Christmas card.
Turns out there is no pine tree image in that paper pack. The whimsical trees from the Trees For Sale stamp set suited the style, so I decided to stamp some instead.
To tie it in with the Christmas theme, I pulled out and sorted through the Santa Express Memories & More card pack to find some backgrounds and sentiments.
I found the cute bow die-cut in the Santa’s Train die set from our July to December mini catalogue. I cut three of them in Poppy Parade card to match the red in the Memories & More cards.
I really like the way the bear stamped in the Soft Suede ink - it's a beautiful watercoloury effect with a crisp outline.
These are very, very simple cards. But I think they are a bit fun and whimsical and would make great cards to send to some favourite nieces and nephews.
Please join me in visiting the rest of the blog hop. The next stop on the blog hop is the very creative Kate Morgan - I always look forward to seeing what she has created. Click on the box below to go to her blog.
If you find a broken link on the blog hop, my lovely friend Sharon is hosting the hop again this week and has all the links listed on her post. Click here to get back to the main list.
I will be back on Wednesday for Colour Creations - Flirty Flamingo. See you then!
Such happy, cheery Christmas cards Kathryn. Great use of the Memories and more cards.
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | September 12, 2022 at 08:20 PM
Oh, how adorable! The bow-tied bears are so cute! The cards you've made for them are fabulous.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | September 12, 2022 at 08:38 PM
Aww fabulous cards Kathryn and love how you have used the bear from this set.
Posted by: Rosa Leyden | September 12, 2022 at 09:24 PM
That is just the sweetest set of cards Kathryn. The little bear is sooo cute! I love how you have incorporated the M&M cards. I love them all!
Posted by: Caroline Manwaring | September 12, 2022 at 09:45 PM
A cute set of delightful cards Kathryn. Your bears are so cute, especially with their red bows. I love your use of the M&M cards with the Happy Forest Friend Bear. You are right - they are whimsical, cut and so much fun. Xxx
Posted by: Andrea Sargent | September 12, 2022 at 10:12 PM
Very cute cards Kathryn and a great way to use the M and M cards.
Posted by: Theresa Gerrard | September 13, 2022 at 02:16 PM
Great use of the M&M card Kathryn and your bears are adorable - the perfect cards to put a smile on the face of your nieces and nephews.
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | September 13, 2022 at 06:07 PM
Nothing wrong with simple cards, but these sure do not look easy with all the layers and products. How cool that the M&M cards can help create in no time at all?!! I love this little bear and he is perfect on your cards, Kathryn.
Posted by: Kate Morgan | September 13, 2022 at 07:13 PM
Oh my goodness, my favourite bears with little red bows? Too cute! These are gorgeous Christmas cards, Kathryn, and would bring a smile to anyone's face, young or old. x
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | September 18, 2022 at 12:48 PM
These are very cute and I love the use of Memories and More cards to create them! The bear is so cute and I just love his bow tie! Great cards!
Posted by: Sharon Davern | September 24, 2022 at 12:07 PM