Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beary Christmas

I bought this kit from Paper Craft Kits.  It was designed by Karen of  Karen, a mother of 5 children still at home, has some health problems and they are running a fund raiser to assist with her medical expenses.  It was the first time I ever downloaded a kit and I wasn't sure how I would like it.  I wanted to make sure it was dimensional so I just played around with different techniques and I really liked how it turned out.  All you do is order the kit, download, cut it out and embellish it anyway you want.  If it weren't for my bad eyes trying to cut out 6 white teddy bears (so you can layer them for dimension) I would have absolutely loved this kit.

Karen has also started a new blog to sell her designs it is called Krafty Karen's Designs.  Please go check it out.  Looking for a card with a punch and in a hurry, these kits are perfect.  I would also say they would be a great project to share with a grandchild, niece, nephew, child or "craft - challenged" people.  Go ahead, check em out and let me know what you think.  I ended up with 3 of them!

I took the liberty of doing this card in my own style.  I decorated the snowman with Polar White Flower Soft and MS Chunky glitter.  I carried  that across as snowflakes around the bear too.  Three colors of bakers twine with a hanging Christmas ornament gives the popped up sentiment some additional interest.  I finished off with green rhinestone gems for a little more bling!

I finished off the inside with the pieces in the kit.  I have not made the matching envelope that comes with the kit.  Hope you try one.  It was a quick bit of fun for me.

Challenges I am entering this in are:

Christmas Inspirations - Glitter

Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes and Birthday Blog Hop


  1. Lovely little Bear, the polar soft is awesome, adds so much dimension.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. Oh Linda this is just FABBY!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! :0) Wow - you've no idea how much you have made me smile this morning sweety.xx

  3. You did a wonderful job of making a kit card your own. Love the polar bear... thanks for sharing the info about Karen... this crafting community in blogland is soooo generous, I'm sure she will get lots of help! Happy you chose to share it with our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  4. Linda Dropped in seeing your card on MIM
    Such an adorable bear
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  5. Sweet, sweet, sweet! Nicely done too. I've never tried using a kit before but this is very tempting!

  6. I love the way you have turned this kit into your own creation and what a great blog post. My eyes wouldn't have been working any better than yours.

  7. I had no idea these kits were so adaptable .You have certainly created a unique card by adding your own touch .
    Hello Linda just been browsing your blog and find I love your style .

  8. Super card Linda, love all the dimension. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at CWWC. Carol DT x

  9. Cute! I love how you used the Flower Soft and glitter together to make "snow".

  10. Great card Linda, love the texture you have created with the flowersoft and sparklies.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

  11. Yeah!! A Krafty Karen kit :D I've downloaded mine, but haven't used them yet.... shhhhh, don't tell her LOL, but I will, most certainly! Your card is adorable and a wonderful inspiration. :D
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!
    Good luck to you and have a great weekend. :D
    Lisa xx


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