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Heart of Christmas - Happy Forest Friends

Welcome to this week's Heart of Christmas.

HeaderThis 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.

Happy Forest Friends Christmas cards (1)

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.

Happy Forest Friends Christmas cards (4)

I really like the way the bear stamped in the Soft Suede ink - it's a beautiful watercoloury effect with a crisp outline.

Happy Forest Friends Christmas cards (3)

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.

Happy Forest Friends Christmas cards (2)

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.

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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!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC).


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Rachel Woollard

Such happy, cheery Christmas cards Kathryn. Great use of the Memories and more cards.

Tina Gillespie

Oh, how adorable! The bow-tied bears are so cute! The cards you've made for them are fabulous.

Rosa Leyden

Aww fabulous cards Kathryn and love how you have used the bear from this set.

Caroline Manwaring

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!

Andrea Sargent

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

Theresa Gerrard

Very cute cards Kathryn and a great way to use the M and M cards.

Catherine Proctor

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.

Kate Morgan

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.


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

Sharon Davern

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!

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