Sunday, July 31, 2011

Polar Bear Christmas Card

Hey everyone!  I have been such a busy girl lately!  I have been trying to squeeze the last bit of fun out of my summer, while at the same time getting ready to go back to work....  School starts on August 10th for me, but my students will be there the 11th.  That is almost here!!! YIKES!  I get nervous every single year!  Tomorrow I'm going back to my classroom for the first time since June...  I'll be re-decorating a couple of bulletin boards and labeling EVERYTHING!  The success for the school year starts with how organized and ready you are for the first day of school!  Anywho.... (I can tell I'm nervous about school because it's all I can think about)  I made this card to enter into a few challenges, and it's also my last card as a Guest Designer for 365 Cards.  I have really enjoyed working with them this month, and I know I will continue to join their challenges!  :)

Jingle Belles- blue Christmas
My Creative Time- Throwback Thursday, Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion- blue and white
365 Cards- use the sketch





A2 sized card
Joys of the Season- polar bear cut at 1.94", star cut at 1.59"
Create a Critter- cloud cut at 1.71"
Cuttlebug- snowflakes, d'vine swirls
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Winter Wishes
Martha Stewart border punch
MS crystal fine glitter
Blue sparkle gel pen
Foam tape
Corner rounder

Okay, hope you enjoy my blue Christmas card...  I can "bearly" wait to hear what you have to say!  :) 

***I also want to thank Karen @ http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com/ for passing these blog awards to me!  Her blog is fantastic and she posts beautiful projects and recipes!  YUM!  You really should check out her blog...  Thank you again Karen, you are a very special friend!  :)

                

46 comments:

Cely said...

omigosh, i cut out this polar bear with a red scarf but in blue he's soooo wintery! must try that next time, awesome job!

TyTynNiyasmom said...

I love this card! I had no idea this cute polar bear was on that cart!

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Oh my goodness Amy,what a brilliant use of a sketch,sooooo clever! Love itJulie x

Jayne said...

Hi Amy,
lovely card,love that polar bear and your embossing really stands out. Great soft colours and glittery snow. Enjoy your last couple of weeks before school starts.
Jayne

Thanks for playing at CTO too.

Amy said...

I love this card! The embossing works perfectly as the background, and the sentiment is great! Super job! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

SmilynStef said...

You know we love the punny sentiments at jingle belles ... I also love that fabulous glittery star ... what a wonderful blue Christmas design ... so glad you joined the fun at jingle belles.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Polar Bear Christmas card. The embossing & border punch are perfect touches. I visited the Toronto Canada Zoo this yr and enjoyed seeing & photographing the Polar Bears being fed.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

lauren bergold said...

well, i can BEARLY BELIEVE how utterly ♥FABULOUS♥ this gorgeous card is! a great take on the sketch and an amazingly cool use of the "blue xmas" palette... but mostly just an astonishingly BEAUTIFUL card! (wow!!!) ♥

Laurie said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love all the details!!! Thank you for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Pammiej2002 said...

Amazing interpretation of the sketch! I like how your brain works! Good luck with the prep for school!

DIANA L. said...

Amy,
I just love this card the colors work so well giving it a very chilly look and the double scallop border is perfect.\

Judie said...

Hi Amy,
Love your polar bear card, great papers and colors.
Happy Sunday
Judie

Rachel W K said...

I love the different embossing you used, and that polar bear is my favorite off that old cartridge! Good luck decorating your classroom, don't be nervous!!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

Hi Amy, it is so nice to see a Cricut-licious card :) You've created a lovely little winter scene with terrific embossing. Thanks for joining in my Jingle Belles challenge this week!

Jenni said...

This is such a cute little polar bear! Nice job! Thanks for joining us over at CTO this week.
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Nita T. said...

Aw, what a cute polar bear! Such a fabulous card Amy! You've balanced the blue and white perfectly. I don't have this Scrappy Moms set yet! I must have it - I'll recommend they give you some commission. :D
Nita

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great job with the challenge.. Beautiful.
thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very very nicely done Amy... You did a great job on it. I love how you popped up the cloud and the little border.. just beautiful done.. I am sure you will get everything ready in time for school.. what grade do you teach?

Karen H said...

Oh my gosh Amy, this is GORGEOUS. You create such beautiful scenes. I love that polar bear and the colors looking amazing with the multiple shades of blue mixed with the white. My favorite is that star, though! :o) Exquisite card. Now I'm even *more* craving wintry cuttlebug and Cricut goodies. ;)

Hugs and blessings! :o)
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE the card and cute polar bear!!!! love the snowflakes and embossing!!! sooo pretty!!!!

Adrian said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Looks like his scarf is blowing in the wind:)

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a fun card, I just love all your details, really pretty! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Amy, this is so very pretty, great job! ~Shen

shelly said...

cute cute card love that polar bear cut :)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card, Amy! I love the embossing on the top, and the paper with the snowflakes to match the embossing on the bottom! What a great design element - so clever! Of course the polar bear is too adorable for words! Another fabulous card :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Tina H said...

Love the blues and the cute polar bear. I love the texture and how you arranged the cutouts. Fabulous!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful Amy!!! I just love the embossing, the details are fantastic. Great job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Trail of Treasures said...

Absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great card. I found you because you found me. Thanks for your lovely comments and I am a new follower. Cricutcraftinggrammyblogspot.com

Christine America Real said...

I LOVE this card, I never thought that the white polar bear body would show up against the snow! Juat beautiful!

chrissandlou.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Beautiful card, your embossing is fantastic!
Thanks for playing with us over at CTO!
Esther
forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Beautiful card. Love this cut.

GiGi said...

What a SUPER cute card! I love all the different blues and LOVE the bear. Thanks for playing at CTO!

kisatrtle said...

Beautiful...but I can wait

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amy lovely embossing!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable sweetie. I love it. It seems funny you talking about going back to work at school as here in the UK the children have only just broken up.

Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Glora said...

ADORABLE! I love the scene that you made with this sketch. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

Melissa said...

You have created such a beautiful scene and the embossing is just perfect, very nicely thought out card, I love it!

Thanks for joining CTO!

Dawn said...

Hello my friend Amy! I adore this card. I love the colors you used and the glitter, but I also LOVE bears...you did a fantastic job. Keep up the great work. I always look forward to seeing what you create. Hugs!

Crafting Misfit said...

This card is awesome! I love how the polar bear comes off the card. You did amazing :)

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

Jessica said...

Love your polar bear card! I especially like the snowflake background and how the cloud and star are elevated over the top of the card. Great job! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week.

Jessica
CTO Design Team
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Hi Amy,AMAZING job with your beautiful card!I LOVE the embossing the all the AWESOME details,JUST fantastic job girl!:)

Amy said...

Oh, Amy, this is soooooooo pretty!! :) Love the details, the embossing, and the perfectly cute polar bear!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion last week!! A new challenge has started -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

Celebrate The Occasion DTM,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
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ChatterScene.com said...

So cute!! I love it:)

Rose said...

love the blue and the cute bear :) fantastic take yet again on the sketch girl :)
so glad you were our GD for July!!!