Papercraft Business September Challenge: There’s A Bear In There!

There’s a new challenge at Papercraft Business Challenge: There’s a Bear In There! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see the prize you could win. This is an extra special card for my daughter who just started 8th grade. The card was also her idea and the layout was inspired by a school t-shirt she has.


Simons Says Stamp Round and Round Background Cling Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Big Picture Book Bear Wafer Die

Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Everett Solid Letter Dies

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Encouragement Stamps

Gina K Designs In the Navy Cardstock

Distress Oxides In Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin

Copic Markers: E53, E55, E57, E59, 100, R20, YR4, YR7

Sakura White Gel Pen

Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen

Hero Arts Clear Lacquer Pen

Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Embossing Ink

Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock

I began by die cutting the bear and letters from the white cardstock. I added temporary adhesive to the back of each cut piece and placed them all on a scrap piece of cardstock. I colored all the pieces with copic markers.

I next stamped the background stamp on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of navy cardstock using Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped it a few times to make it show up better on the dark cardstock.

I laid out the die cuts to decide on placement for the greeting then stamped and heat embossed it. Next I added foam tape to the letters and placed them just above the greeting. The letters are the initials for my daughter’s school.

I added foam tape to the back of the bear’s face then added the ears and eyes. I added a second layer of foam tape for the snout. I added clear lacquer pen to the nose and eyes. When they were dry I added detail with a white gel pen. I also added white dots to the rosy cheeks. Last, I added a heavy layer of Tonic Shimmer Pen to the letters.

The September Challenge Prize is this great Whimsy Stamp Celebration Pennant Stamp Set. Visit the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and link up your own card with a bear on it!

12 thoughts on “Papercraft Business September Challenge: There’s A Bear In There!”

  1. What a great card with school spirit! I bet she loved it. My kid just entered 7th grade and I remember making her a 6th grade card….this inspired me to make one for this year as well. I noticed you have instagram and saw you are following me – so I’m now following you back! Your DT Teamie. ~Lola

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