Friday, November 10, 2017

Concord & 9th #FeatureFriday - Hi There Bear

Hello! I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to design for Concord & 9th for their #FeatureFriday for the month of November! I am thrilled and honored beyond words!

Well, let's jump right in! This is the first #FeatureFriday for the month and today we are featuring the Hi There Bear stamps and dies! This set is tooooo cute! There are multiple images to create different bears - panda bears, brown bears, black bears, polar bears - the possibilities are endless! And there are so many coordinating images to go along with the bear - an umbrella, bouquet of flowers, cotton candy, a balloon! So cute! And my favorite part is that there is a stamp with a stripe background that the bear will fit perfectly into!

I made three projects for today, but I will have more coming later this week!

If you really know me then you know I have a deathly fear of bears...but not panda bears! They are too cute! I knew I wanted to make a little panda card! I started by stamping the "friend" image repeatedly using my MISTI and embossing with gold powder from Hero Arts. Then I stamped my panda bear with gray and black ink and also stamped the balloon.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out my stamped images and some hearts, a bow tie, and a gift bag. I also used the nifty "u" shaped die to cut a place in his paw to hold the balloon! I love it!

I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the bow tie, balloon, and hearts.

I wanted to show the range in the stamp set, so I decided to use just an accessory image - the umbrella! I stamped it three times across my card and then masked off the the middle and right umbrella. I stamped the sentiment multiple times using a technique from Jennifer McGuire. Then I used images included in the stamp set to add color to the umbrellas. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that each little portion of the umbrella can be stamped separately so that I can do a rainbow!

I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the umbrellas!

My last project isn't a card! Are you shocked?! Me too! My son just turned two and we have been teaching him little things - he can count to three and now we are learning color matching! I LOVED this stripe background and that the bears can fit right into the negative space of the stripes! And then you can add any kind of bear you want! I love the panda bear and I didn't want to add too much color and confuse my son, so I made the other bear with the same gray ink!

No glitz or glam - this was a really simple project! I cut pieces of cardstock to be slightly bigger than the stamped image and used my MISTI to complete this project so quickly!

I hope you guys enjoyed these projects! I'm so thrilled that I will be back next Friday with more projects using a different product! Hooray!


  1. Oh, I am so excited to see what you created, Lynnea. It is fun seeing how everyone's mind works. Card 1: Love that you created a background (I too enjoy creating backgrounds). Your panda looks so cute with its bowtie and floating hearts. Love that you added a heart to the balloon. Card 2: Wow!!!! Love so, so much. The beautiful colors to brighten someone's day the repeat stamping. Simply beautiful! Card 3: are brilliant! Great job =)

  2. These are all so very sweet!! I love the rainbow umbrellas....I may have to lift that idea from you and try it too!! I'll be sure to give cred....:) ♥♥♥

  3. These are really great creations !! About your love for panda, well they might look cute but they're as wild as an actual bear....