Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brrrr-th day Bear

If you spend much time blog surfing, I'm guessing you have seen Laura Lipe's darling polar bears.  They are just precious, not hard to make and perfect for this time of year.

As soon as I saw them I knew I'd be copying Laura's idea.  But of course, I had to change things up.  I got the bear up and out of the snow and commercialized him a bit.



Today - Dec. 17 is the birthday of a dear dear friend of mine and she happens to work for a bottling company and one of their advertising campaigns is why I chose this bear for her.  I bet you can guess which company.  She loves pink and she loves girly, so the new Sending Love Specialty paper (available Jan 5) is the perfect choice to use on this tri-shutter card.



Did you notice the snowflake on one of the inside panels?  It is from our snowflake punch - I just trimmed down the points a bit to get a different look.  I 'borrowed" this idea from Linda Aarhus.


I hand delivered this card last night when I met the birthday girl for a yummy Tex Mex dinner with lots of chatter and catching up.  Gosh, what would we do without GIRLFRIENDS?

Happy Brrrr-th day Pam,  I love you!

13 comments:

Robbe said...

This little guy is great Ellen!

Anonymous said...

one word...fabulous!

Sara

tonistamps said...

OMG Ellen, this is amazingly adorable! :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

ok, well one of my customers and friends just sent me this bottom picture and asked if I could show her how to make this, I couldn't really tell if it was a card or something else with that one picture, so I asked where she found it and she said your friend Ellen's blog. Too funny, she beat me here today cuz I had a class this morning. Love the polar bear, I just got the polar express set and they are really cute, too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Major DUH! moment here... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the snowflake modification idea... Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

Leave it to you. The
queen of punches has out done herself. This is so flippin cute. YKeep up the good work. I love your site.

jeannen2 said...

Love the coke bear! What's next?!! Sky's the limit with you -- unbelievable that you can see this in SU's punches!! TFS! p.s. I love your card idea -- mind if I case?! Adorable -- a nice flat card for mailing and a picture besides! TFS!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 21. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

Wanda in NC said...

Oh Ellen, this is darling, and looks so easy to make this polar bear. Keep those punched items coming girl - I love them all! TFS I'd make a few of these, if I hadn't already sent my cards out - but I will make one for "winter time" soon.

Linda said...

This just too cute!! TFS

Gail said...

I am TOTALLY CASEing that for hubby's grandmother! She collects all things Coca Cola (has a whole room dedicated to displaying her collection) so this is the PERFECT card for her :) Thanks for inspiration every day! Hugs,Gail

....Linda.... said...

I miss those Coke bears! Glad one reappeared on your card!

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

I love your Coke bears, Ellen! They are adorable!!
Smiles, Laura