Beary Special at Miss Kate Cuttables

Before I share my challenge post, I would like to extend a warm welcome to CrazyCatLady58 as my newest e-mail subscriber.  I’m so happy you’ve joined us!

The challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables this month is to use hearts in your project.  Very appropriate for February, a month to celebrate love, so I decided to use it on my design team post as well.  

Before I share my card, I want to remind you about Miss Kate’s freebie of the day which you can find just by clicking on the link.

And now to my card:

Beary Special card made with an adorable Miss Kate Cuttables cut file

I used the Valentine Polar Bear as the centerpiece for this card.   As I didn’t have the various shades of light to dark gray I wanted to use to make the bear, I converted him to a print and cut.  I did the same with the heart.  After cutting, I sponged all the edges to provide depth…a little more sponging on his cheeks, ears and little paws to give him a little winter glow. 

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I used a Sakura Gel Pen on his nose and eyes and Wink of Stella on the heart, which I attached with dimensionals.  I popped the upper most portion of the body with dimensionals, too.

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To showcase him, I used a 3D frame card cut file by Lori Whitlock.  I cut it in Stampin’ Up’s Pool Party card stock as it coordinates with the digital papers from the More Amore collection, retired Stampin’ Up.  The frame was easy to assemble; there’s also a video tutorial on YouTube by Lori Whitlock if guidance is needed.  As an aside, Lori also has a cut file for a 3D box envelope as well.

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The frame is attached to a standard card base of Rose Red; another color coordinating with the digital paper.

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For the sentiment, I used the AR Blanca font in a dark gray and added the heart as an accent after converting it to print only.  The Whisper White was cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and matted on another piece of Pool Party before attaching to the base.  

And that, as they say, is that!

12 Responses to “Beary Special at Miss Kate Cuttables”

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  1. Great frame card. I haven’t ever made one before, but it sure looks cool.

  2. So cute. Like the framing of the Polar Bear as a shadowbox.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. So beary cute! I love the pool accent paper behind the bear!

  4. Kim, Your frame card is so adorable and Amazing! I love it! I am glad I stayed on the team with you.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      So am I, Sarah! We’re a small team, but a great one! Glad, too, you’re able to craft again. Injuries can really put a crimp in our lives!

  5. Denise Sayers says:

    That 3-D frame is very cool for a card.

  6. Lynn McAuley says:

    What fabulous colors and papers for this sweet, sweet teddy bear shadow box design! Awesome work, Kim!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Lynn! I’ll be ’round to visit you later today. It’s been too long since I’ve seen your fabulous work!

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