Winter Bear Hugs - Close to My Heart + Papertrey Ink

There are two animals that get extra special love and attention around here. 
One is a duck - which has been my nickname for as long as I can remember....And the other is a bear, which is what I call my favorite person on this planet - my hubby. 

So today's little project is super special to me since bears of all sorts are very near and dear to my heart. This little bear particularity reminds of the one I love so much...Extra cuddly and sweet and so very love-able. 

To start, I used some white cardstock for the base, and a little bit of dotted vellum for the background.

For the top of the card, I added a beige twill ribbon, and a lace bow, along with a crystal star pin. 

Just below that, I tucked in a fussy cut stamped evergreen garland from PTI's Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set, stamped in Pinefeather and Scarlet Jewel ink from PTI.

Just below, and as a focal point, I used Close to My Heart's Jack stamp set to stamp and cut the little bear and the heart he's holding. 

On either side, I tucked in a snowflake, cut using PTI's Silver White Winters die, along with some sequins. 

For the sentiment, I used PTI's Big Hugs stamp set and die, stamped in Ocean Tides ink, and the banner sentiment is from this stamp.

The matching tag is cut using PTI's Tag Sale #4 die, and layered with another fussy cut wreath, little bear and Hugs sentiment!

So much fun making these little tags with my most favoritest cuddly bear.

Thanks for joining me today!



8 lovely comments:

  1. I love all of the extra special attention you pay to detail! These are just delightful!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Lisa! I so appreciate your visits and sweet comments! :) Sending hugs!

  2. What adorable projects!! The addition of the pink is just amazing. I also like your use of the sequins.

    1. Thank you so much, Nora for visiting and for your sweet comment! Isn't pink super fun during the Holidays?! I love the soft, vintage tone it gives projects :) Sending hugs!

  3. Such beautiful soft work Ivana; there is none like yours : ) Absolutely delightful and beautiful - very festive! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season~ Love and hugs, Karen O

    1. Thank you so much, dear Karen! You are too kind :) Thank you for the lovely wishes too! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a beautiful Holiday as well! Big hugs! xo

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    1. Hi there! I haven't noticed any changes on the back end of the blog that would affect speed, but if anyone else has difficulty with pictures loading, please do let me know and I will investigate further. Thanks for the heads up :)


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