Beary Christmas Card Ideas

Today I have some “Beary Cute” card ideas to share. The cards feature a variety of products from the Beary Christmas Suite from the Stampin’ Up! 2023 Sept-Dec Mini Catalog. However, keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand with these card layouts.

The Beary Christmas suite is also being featured in my Christmas Card Making Club this year. Learn more about my Christmas Card Making Club HERE.

Beary Christmas

First let’s talk about the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP). The DSP really makes this suite come alive! There are so many fun patterns to use in your card making. The first 4 cards feature just one of the 12 different patterns of paper. I decided to focus my cardmaking on this particular pattern because of the icebergs and polar bears which are printed right on the paper! It makes it so easy to create simple yet adorable cards.

The trick is to cut down the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) so that you can use the images on the paper as the background for the card. I started by cutting in between the polar bears on the DSP. You want to keep in mind that if you are making a landscape style card then the DSP needs to be cut to 5-1/2 inches long (refer to the pic of the first card above). If you are making a portrait style card, you need the paper to be no larger than 4-1/4 inches wide (refer to the pic of the second card above). A standard card size is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches (or 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). Keeping this in mind will help you determine how to cut in between the polar bears on this particular sheet of DSP in order to create a portrait or landscape style standard card.

Using Up Scraps

Now that you know how to cut the paper, let’s talk about how to use up the scraps from cutting apart the DSP with the polar bear scene. For the first card, I simply used up some of the scrap pieces leftover from cutting apart the polar bear scenes. Start on the left side of the card with a 5-1/2 x 1/4 inch piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock and a 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of DSP. The iceberg scene is a 3-3/4 x 2-7/8 inch piece of the DSP. The polar bear was cut from a different piece of the DSP but you can easily stamp a polar bear instead of cutting it from the DSP. Add a bit of torn paper to the bottom of the scene and decorate as desired.

The second card features a 4-1/4 x 2-1/2 inch piece of DSP which had a few icebergs on it. Start by cutting a 2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock and emboss it with the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder. Adhere this piece to the left side of a Balmy Blue card front. Next, add the 4-1/4 x 2-1/2 inch piece of DSP. Stamp the polar bear image and punch it out. Cut a 1-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock and stamp a greeting towards the bottom of this piece. Tear off the top part of the white cardstock just above the greeting and adhere to the DSP as shown. Add the polar bear image and embellish as desired.

Christmas Tree Cards

The last two card ideas are a mirror image of each other. Plus, I created them at the same time! Start by creating two card bases: one from Misty Moonlight cardstock and the other from Old Olive cardstock. Next, cut two pieces of DSP at 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches. Emboss a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock using the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder. Tear the embossed cardstock piece to create two torn pieces measuring 5-1/4 inches long. Be sure to watch this week’s video to see the tearing process in action.

Adhere the DSP to each of the card fronts as shown. One card will have the DSP coming off the right side of the card and the other will have it coming off the left side. Now take the two torn embossed white cardstock pieces and adhere one to each card front. Be sure to adhere the torn paper so it overlaps onto the DSP. Add a 1 x 4 inch piece of a different DSP pattern to the bottom of each card. Cut a 1-1/4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock, stamp a greeting on it and then tear off the top before adhering to the card front. Decorate as desired.

Video Tutorial

Now you have a variety of different card layouts to play with featuring products from the Beary Christmas suite. I hope you enjoyed these card ideas. Be sure to watch the video to see the creation of some of these cards in action. Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

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