I am very excited! This is my first post for the monthly Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop. I am thrilled to be included in this group of talented paper crafters!

I designed Autumnal projects for my October Stamp Club meeting, and I thought one of those would be perfect for this hop’s Fall Fun theme. Two of my favorite things about Fall are “sweater weather” and playing in the leaves. This bear is enjoying both.


Here’s what I made:



Here’s how I did it:


The Basic Black card base is the traditional size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I glued a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Cajun Craze card stock onto the card front.

On a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock, I stamped the trees from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set 3 times in black Memento ink, making sure to stagger the images. At the bottom I stamped the small leaf from the same stamp set in Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon, and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped a few of each color onto another piece of Crumb Cake and used my Paper Snips to cut out the leaves.

I stamped the bear from the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set in black Memento ink twice: once onto Soft Suede and once onto Whisper White. I cut them out with the Bear Hugs Framelits. I trimmed the white one down to only the sweater, and colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers in Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango. I added streaks in the green parts to try to make it look more like it’s woven. I’m not sure I like the result. What do you think?

I glued the sweater onto the bear and adhered him to the stamped card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut more Stampin’ Dimensionals in 1/4 and adhered each leaf with one of the pieces. I covered his feet, so it would look like he’s standing in a pile of leaves, and I put some above his head, like he just threw them into the air. Doesn’t it look fun?

I stamped the title with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set in black Memento ink onto Crumb Cake card stock, then cut out each word with my Paper Snips. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I glued the card front onto the Cajun Craze layer.

This is an easy card to make, but there is some fuzzy cutting involved. If you have a die or punch for a tiny leaf, you could use that to speed things up.





Be sure to check out the next blog on the list, Terri Takazhige at Territerbears’s Stamp & Scrap Spot! Just click on this image:



Here’s what I used:


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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!





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