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Mon 24

Bear in the Pines
by Anne Thompson

I've been following the adventures of a bear cub in the next town, no mother bear anywhere for days and days.  He has been successfully captured by the local game warden and transported up north to the only bear rehabilitation facility in Maine.  There he will be fed and cared for through the winter to be released in the late spring.  This is a good ending to what could have been a disaster for this little fellow.  His story made me take another look at the LAYERED POLAR BEAR 94685 die and reimagine him as a different kind of bear.  Maine bears are black bears and wouldn't be as interesting created in paper as ones in brown plaids...


This is a "Beary" Christmas design that can easily be replicated in assembly line fashion with a sentiment added inside the card.

I used plaid papers (of course) from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 and WOODSY PLAID PP1018.

The dies I used are LAYERED POLAR BEAR 94685 and PINE NEEDLE FRAME 94687.


To make this cared, die cut all the bear parts using two coordinating papers and put it together using the envelope picture as a guide.  Add some Fairy Jewels for the eyes and nose.

Die cut the Pine Needle Frame from one of the green plaids, making sure to remove all of the tiny pieces.

Cover the entire front of a white notecard with another plaid paper in a lighter tone.  Add the Pine Needle Frame using a glue pen.  Put foam dimensional dots on the back of the bear and pop him into the center.

Either die cut, stamp, or write a sentiment inside the card.

Have some fun making bears of many colors.  This is one of the cards we'll be making at my class this week.  I can't wait to see the bears they create!

Happy Crafting!

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