Debuting the Beary Fun Retreat Collection

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Debuting the Beary Fun Retreat Collection

Wednesday September 13, 2017
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How are you on this beautiful Wednesday morning? Today's the day! Long days filled with sunshine begin to fade and the crisp evening breezes begin to call for cozy wool knit sweaters as the fall season slowly ushers out the lazy days of summer! Along with the falling leaves and a last surge of floral blossoms, autumn brings with it a more relaxed and reflective way of life and a reminder that winter will soon be around the corner. Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection

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The design team members are showcasing many different ways to use this new collection along with a video to learn the step by step process to create handmade greeting cards with a special stamp and die cutting technique you will love.  Happy Crafting, Emma Lou

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Follow along with this video to learn the step by step process to create handmade greeting cards with a special stamp and die cutting technique you will love.


Creative Inspiration of the Week

Happy Time Treehouse

Happy Time Treehouse

Other Products: Archival inks Black, Coffee Brown, Leaf Green, Sunflowers, Monarch Orange, Distress ink Vintage Photo, Foam Tapes, Smooth White Card Stock and Staedtler Pencil Colors

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

For tips on how to use the layered cards and shadow boxes watch this video

Instructions: The ready card base measures 7" x 7". Create and layer a mat using designer paper from the Beary Fun Collection, 1/8" smaller than the card. Distress all the sides with scissors. 

To prepare the shadow box, choose the patterned paper, glue the inside scene and cover all the sides. The window of the shadow box is die cut using Cut Mat Create 2A Die. 

Elements from Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, Beary Fun Retreat Stamp Set, and Sunflower Accents Stamp Set are stamped with black archival and cut using their coordinating dies. The trees and all the leaves are painted using fall colors of Archival inks. 

The bear images are stamped with Coffee Brown and colored using Staedtler water color pencils. 

For the flowers, stamp and cut Sunflowers using color box dark brown ink. Color the flowers with Harvest, Pumpkin Spice, and Red Barn, with the help of Stack and Store Daubers. Shape the flowers using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Follow Emma Lou’s video for easy shaping of Sunflowers. Add details to flowers by adding Crystal Clear Glitters and Frosting Powder. Also, add prills in the center using an adhesive that dries clear. 

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the shadow box as shown and layer it on a 6 1/2" X 6 1/2" mat. Further, adhere it to the card base as shown. To finish the card, add a sentiment from the paper collection. 

Beary Special

Beary Special

Other Products: SpellbindersS4-572 Wreath, Diamond Stickles, Water Mister, Inking tool, Bone folder, Hot glue gun, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Ribbon, MistiWater coloring brush, Paper-distressing tool, Scissors, Ruler, Coffee Archival ink, Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Black Soot, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Faded Jeans, Older Paper, Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Retreat Collection.

Instructions: The finished size of this round tent fold card, diameter of 5" (13 cm). 

Taking the white cardstock score and fold at 5 1/2". Die cut using large circle die, making sure to keep the fold intact, to  make a tent fold circle measuring 5" (13 cm). Ink the front edges with Peeled Paint Distress ink. 

Taking the chosen design paper from the Beary Fun Retreat collection, die cut this using the circle die, a little smaller than the card base circle. Ink the edges with Forest Moss ink and distress the edges. Adhere the design paper to the card front. 

Taking the wreath die cut 2 wreaths from the design paper. Apply Forest Moss and Peeled Paint distress ink to the wreaths. Apply Rajni Chawla's crystal clear to the wreaths. When dry adhere to the card front.

Taking the HCD1-7155 Large circles die set, die cut two circles from white card stock and one from the design paper, all different sizes. First being white card stock, the largest size, ink the edges with Forest Moss. Second being from designer paper ink and distress the edges. The third from white card stock, the edges are inked with Peeled paint. 

Taking the white cardstock, stamp all images needed using Coffee ink, color using Distress inks along with daubers and die cut using coordinating dies. Bring shape to the sunflowers using the deluxe flower shaping kit and trim the sentiment as shown. Arrange the embellishments as seen in the photo of the card. Once all is adhered in place, apply Stickles to the sunflower centers, donuts and steam from the cup.

Beary Picnic Shadow Box

Beary Picnic Shadow Box

Other Products: Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo: Archival Inks: Coffee, Chrome Yellow, Mandarin Orange, Spellbinders Grand Labels, Pollens, Seed Beads, Gold Alchemy Wax, Neenah White Card, Bazzill Brown Card, Brick Embossing Folder, Xpress It Foam Tape, Water Brush, Metal button for door handle, black chipboard, black cardstock, bone folder

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

For tips on creating the shadow box and fold out cards check out this video.

Instructions: Begin by assembling your shadow box, selecting a card panel from the paper collection and attach to inside of box. Close and adhere box.  

Die cut Grand Labels beginning with smaller one on the front of the box first and then follow with three larger sizes on paper from the collection measuring 8 x 8". Attach these together with foam tape. 

Using Coffee Archival ink, stamp out your images on Neenah cardstock, sunflowers and delightful daisy leaves, Wildwood Florals, classic rose vines, Beary elements, woodsy trees. Stamp bears on Canson water paper.  Die cut all stamped images with their coordinating dies and color. I colored the Wildwood Floral with the Archival ink and the rest of the elements with Distress Ink. The bears were water colored with the Distress inks using a water color pen. 

Poke a hole in all the flowers before molding as this is easier then trying to do this when you have them molded. Mold flowers, leaves, sunflowers and florals using the flower shaping kit. Attach pollens by placing small dab of art institute in center, set aside to dry. Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Die cut the wildwood cottage and using a brick embossing folder on top. Lightly go over the raised areas of the embossing with dauber and distress ink. 

Create a stand up accordion fold by cutting a piece of chipboard 3 x 6".  Then cut two pieces of cardstock 3 x 3" and fold one in half, attach to top of back of shadow box and other to chipboard. On second piece, score four times at 3/4".  Fold to create accordion fold, attach one end to chipboard and other to back of shadow box creating a photo stand. 

Adhere all elements to box beginning with the house to determine where the inside of the box details will go. Off set the house a bit on the right. Add leaves and then flowers, detail with Crystal Clear and Alchemy Gold Wax. 

Leafy Background

Leafy Background

Other Products: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Black Archival Ink, Ebosser, Martha Stewart scoreboard, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Koi Water Brush, white & watercolor cardstock, Pick Me Up, pearls & adhesive

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Retreat Collection.

For this tips on how to create a stamped and glittered background watch this vidoo

Instructions: Stamp the leaves image from Sunflower Accents Stamp Set several times on a 4" x 5 1/2" piece of watercolor cardstock using Black Archival ink. Color it using Gansai Tambi Watercolors & Koi Water Brush. Adhere it on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base.

Take a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock & die cut it in the middle using the dies from Fleur Border Basics Die as shown. Score these panels every 1/8", horizontally, using Martha Stewart scoreboard. Trim the extra and adhere them on the card base as shown using foam adhesive.

Stamp the bear image from Happy Time Treehouse Stamp Set using Black Archival ink & color it using Gansai Tambi Watercolors & Koi Water Brush. Die cut it & a piece of white cardstock using dies from Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Dies & Circle Basics Large Dies. Ink the bigger piece using Vintage Photo Distress ink. Adhere them to the card base using foam adhesive.

Stamp the sunflower images from Sunflower Accents Stamp Set on watercolor cardstock using Black Archival ink. Color them using Gansai Tambi Watercolors & Koi Water Brush. Adhere them on the card front as shown. Add some pearls to the die cuts using Pick me Up for finishing touch.

Burgundy Tipped Sunflowers

Burgundy Tipped Sunflowers

Other Products: Dimensional Tape, Glue Gun, Misti, Sparkle Shimmer Spritz

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: Create a 6” x 6” tent fold card using Kraft cardstock. Cut the card front from the designer paper pad. Using the Cut Mat Create 2B, die cut the center from the card panel. Ink all the outer edges and adhere the outside panel to the base using Dries Clear Adhesive. 

Die cut the decorative edge from the dark green paper in the paper pad using the Window Box Elements die and adhere it to the card center as shown. 

Adhere the center piece to the card with dimensional tape. Find the sentiment in the paper pad, cut it out, glitter it and adhere it to the card using dimensional tape. Cut another 6” x 6” panel from the paper pad and adhere it to the inside of the card. 

Stamp the flowers with Potter’s Clay ink, color with Harvest and Peanut Brittle, add some Rhubarb stalk to the tips and die cut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves on the lighter green paper in the paper pad using Pistachio ink, lightly color and die cut using coordinating die. Shape flowers and leaves using the deluxe flower shaping kit. Spray the flowers and leaves with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and add Brown Gala Glitz to the flower centers. Adhere the flowers to the card using a hot glue gun. 

Add Lion’s Mane glitter to all the trees, flowers, honey pot and windows in the house in the image.  

Beary Fun Diorama

Beary Fun Diorama

Other Products: Cardboard, Bead, Wire, SVG Trailer Cut File, Rope, Dowel, Pearl pen, Glitter Glue, Acetate, Score board, Rhinestone, White Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Silver Paper DCWV, Twin markers: 35, 44, 92, EB5, 14, 24, 48, 43, WG1, Silhouette machine

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Retreat Collection.

Instructions: To see a close up photo of this diorama click here. Cut a piece of cardboard for the bottom of 11 x 8" and 1 piece of 2 ½ x 8" for the back wall and 1 piece of 6 x 2 ½" for the side. Put them together with a paper hinge. The paper hinges are made of cardstock, they are 12 x 1" and you score them in half and you put tape on both sides of the score mark. So put 1 hinge on the back of the bottom and 1 hinge on the left side of the bottom plate and connect them with the pieces of 2 ½" high.

Now you put designer paper on the bottom and on the back of the back part and side part to cover it as desired.

Fussy Cut 2 images out of the designer paper and glue them on the back and side part.

Die cut the SVG file of the trailer using your silhouette machine and glue it together as the instructions say.

Decorate it with flags made from designer paper glued onto a rope and the awning is made from designer paper. The antenna is wire twisted around a pencil to create the curly look. I also fussy cut a bear out of the designer paper and I put him in the door opening and a rhinestone on the wheel.

Glue a dowel on the right and make a cut a flag and glue it on top of the dowel.

Now you can stamp, the bears, campfire and sunflowers you want using black ink on white cardstock. Color them using distress ink and Twin markers listed above. Die cut with coordinating dies, then I glued them on small square of clear acetate folded in half and adhere them in front of the trailer as shown.

Stamp wild flowers, grass, hollow log and leafy greens in Bamboo Leaves onto white cardstock. Color using same ink along Twin markers as desired. Die cut with coordinating dies and adhere to clear acetate folded in half to attach onto scene base as shown.

Once all is placed as desired add some glitter glue to campfire and using a pearl pen, I added some dots on the door and above awning of the trailer. You can decorate it at your own taste, you can put as many bears you want around the campfire!

Field Of Sunflowers

Field Of Sunflowers

Other Products: Art Glitter Gala Glitz - Brown; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Mellow Yellow; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Sage Green Pearls

Instructions: Create an A2 sized card out of white cardstock. Cut an A2 sized card front from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection and die cut the center image using the coordinating die from the Cut Mat Create 1A Die set. Sponge outer edges of A2 design paper card front with Potter's Clay Memento Ink and adhere to card base with pop dots. Adhere die cut center image directly to the card base with Dries Clear Adhesive. Cut the "Beautiful Day" sentiment from the design paper and sponge edges with Cantaloupe Memento Ink and adhere to card as shown. 

On white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink stamp the acorn border image and the two sunflowers from the Sunflower Accent Stamp Set and the fence from the Wildwood Cottage Accents Stamp Set and die cut all with coordinating dies. Cut fence in half and cut the acorn border so that you are only using the leaf and acorn on the end. Color the fence with Toffee Crunch and Desert Sand Memento Inks, the sunflowers with Potter's Clay in the center and the petals with Peanut Brittle and then Cantaloupe on the petal edges, the sunflower stems and leaves with New Sprout and Olive Grove and then lightly add Pearlescent Olive over entire stem and leaves, the acorn with Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle, Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa inks and the maple leaf with a combination of Cantaloupe, Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk and Peanut Brittle Inks. Adhere all to card front as shown using pop dots and Dries Clear Adhesive as needed. 

Add Crystal Glitter to the fence, the maple leaf and the acorn; add Lichen Glitter to the leaves and stems on the die cut sunflowers and the sunflowers on the design paper and Mellow Yellow Glitter to all of the sunflower petals. Finally with Dries Clear Adhesive add Brown Gala Glitz to the center of each sunflower. Finish by adhering Sage Green Pearl to the upper left corner of the card front.

Beary Fun Layered Card

Beary Fun Layered Card

Other Products: Watercolor paper, White cardstock, archival ink- Buttercup, Bright Tangelo, Orange Blossom,plum, Glossy Accent, Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: Construct 5” x 7” Layered Oval Card (Kraft), and cut the Beary Paper Collection for each side of the pages of the album. With a pencil mark the oval that needs to be cut on each paper and choose the coordinating die from the Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies and die cut. Sponge edges with coordinating inks and adhere to pages.

Create flowers using the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set using orange blossom archival ink on white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Color them with buttercup and use bright Tangelo on the edges and shape them with Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Use three layers for creating flowers and at the centre use black beads with Redland Elements earth textures.

Stamp Beary Fun Retreat Set on the watercolor paper and die cut them with the coordinating die. Color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush. Stamp Sunflower Accents on the white cardstock with black and plum archival ink and cut them with the coordinating die and color them with Distress Ink-Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and sprinkle Crystal Clear with Glossy Accents.

Cute mailbox stamp is from Happy Time Treehouse set and die cut with coordinating die. Color it with Zig Real Brush. 

Die cut one Delicate Border Basics from white cardstock and paste it on the left side of the card.

Arrange all the elements as shown on the picture and add the sentiment fussy cut from the paper collection. Now embellish all the pages as you desire.

Floral Wreath Layout

Floral Wreath Layout

Other Products: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks- Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, CTMH Ink- Chocolate, Cardstock (White, Cream), Buttons, Pearls, Beads, Cork Ribbon, Edge Distresser, Distress Paint- Tarnished Brass, Distress Stain- Peeled Paint, Creative Embellishments Chipboard Frame, Chameleon Pens (RD5 Burgundy, YO3 Warm Sunset, OL3 Olive Green, BV4 Blue Violet), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares, Extreme Double Sided Tape, E-Z Runner Grand), 2” Circle Punch

Instructions: For a close up of this layout click here. The dark green 12 x 12" plaid patterned paper is your background. The cream patterned paper is cut down to 10.5 x 10.5" and the edges are inked using Chocolate ink and distressed. Cut a strip of the striped patterned paper and mat it with the cork ribbon. 

I used a small dinner plate to trace my blue patterned circle. I inked and distressed the edges of this also. Adhere these layers together. Cut a piece of light green patterned paper that is 1.5 x 6", tear the bottom, ink and distress the edges. Adhere to the top left hand corner. Cut a circle from yellow patterned paper using circle punch, cut in half and ink using Walnut Stain. Add this to the top banner. 

Die cut the window box lattice from dark brown cardstock. Snip one side off and attach to the top banner.

I added green to the chipboard frame using Distress Stain, then added golden bits using the Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. Let dry. Adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the maple leaves, oak leaves and birch leaves on white cardstock using chocolate ink. Stamp and die cut one of the guitar bears, and the coffee mug. I added colour to all of these images using my Chameleon Pens using no more than a 3 second blend. Shape all of the leaves and set aside.

Stamp and die cut 2 sets of the large and small Water Lily on white cardstock using chocolate ink. I added colour to these images using Stack and Store Daubers and Distress Oxide Inks. Shape and assemble the flowers. I added beads to the middles of the flowers using 3D Crystal Lacquer. Let dry.

Cut the largest photo mat from yellow patterned paper using the largest Large Circle die. Die cut the photo and the white cardstock mat using the Small Circle dies. Ink and distress the edges of the paper layers and adhere to the middle of the chipboard frame using 3D foam squares. 

Find and cut out the “a Beautiful Day” sentiment. Adhere to the left hand side of the matted photo. 

Add a large and medium flower to the bottom right hand side of the frame. Add a medium flower to the top left hand side of the frame. Then add in pieces of the leaves. Add in the mini flowers at the ends of the leave clusters. I then added buttons and pearls in and around the leaf clusters. Add a medium flower to the top left banner. Also add a pearl. Add the bear and coffee mug in the bottom right hand corner of the layout using 3D foam squares.

Ovals And Borders Luminary

Ovals And Borders Luminary

Other Products: 1" Circle Punch, Star Punch, Grass Border Punch (Martha Stewart), White Acrylic Paint, Yellow Memento, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Copic Pens: E44, E43, E31, E33, E35, E53, E97, E09, E08, E17, E79, E93, YR16, YR31, YR27, YR24, YR18, YR14, YR65, YR02, Y11,Y 38, Y00, Y15, G20, G21, YG63, YG61, W2, W5, C5, C01, B39, B91, B93, B95, B97, Dark Blue Card Stock, Green Card Stock, White Card Stock, Burlap

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: Size: 5" X 5" X 7"  Cut two pieces of dark blue cardstock 6" x 10 1/2".  Score at 1/2" and 5 1/2" on the long side for both pieces. The 1/2" is a tab for gluing both pieces together but do not glue together until after cutting ovals (I actually waited until I was finished decorating each side).  

Cut an oval out of each side (X 4). Cut designer paper to fit each side and cut a scalloped oval from the center of each piece and then glue paper to each panel (4). Punch small stars between oval opening and scalloped oval paper then cover back of each panel with vellum. Add along with the stars with white paint, a small stylist making small white dots. 

Die cut 4 grass borders using punch and glue to the bottom of each panel. Die cut dark blue Delicate Borders for the top of each panel and glue in place. 

Stamp 3 full sets of Classic Sunflowers, using Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock. Die cut and sponge color (I used Yellow, Peanuts Brittle and Potter's Clay Memento ink). Form flowers using the deluxe flower shaping kit and glue together then fill centers with Express-O Prills.  

Stamp small flowers from Birds and Blooms using Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock. Die cut with coordinating dies and color with Memento Yellow and Potter's Clay ink. Form using the deluxe flower shaping kit and glue together. 

Stamp bears, 3 campfires, Treehouse, 2 small sunflower plants and 4 Sunflower/acorn borders using Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with coordinating dies. Color (with Copic Markers) and shape with the flower shaping kit.

Die cut 3 or 4 flourishe die from Cut Mat Create collections from green cardstock and cut as needed for it to fit under formed sunflowers. 

Decorate each side of the luminary with the campfires (except house side) and then bears (only one side has 2 bears). One the house side, add the 2 sunflower plants and moon (1" circle punch from white cardstock).  Add the sunflower/acorn border to the top of each side.  Now fill in corners with green flourishes, flowers and small bits of burlap.  

Use Score tape or glue to attach panels together at 1/2" tabs.  Use a small battery operated tea light to light up luminary. 

Beary Fun Scene

Beary Fun Scene

Other Products: Black cardstock, Archival inks: Saffron, Sunflower, Leaf Green, Library Green, Jet black, Distress inks-Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, wire pollens

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

For tips on how to use the layered cards and shadow boxes watch this video

Instructions: Score and fold the 6" x 6" shadow box and adhere together using glue. Cut a black card stock 7" x 10", score and fold at 5" for card base. Cut another piece of black cardstock a little bigger than the shadow box (7 x 7") and cut designer paper from the paper pad (6 3/4 x 6 3/4") and adhere to the second piece.

Adhere designer paper a little smaller than the card base (1/4" smaller) and attach to card base. Attach the black card panel on the top left a little off centre.

Adhere the shadow box as shown. Adhere designer paper to the shadow box according to its width and height. Die cut the center using the 2A die to match the opening. I also cut strips of same designer paper to cover the sides of shadow box. Cut a 6 x 6" background layer from the paper pad and adhere to the inside of the shadow box.

Stamp sunflower images with black ink and colour with a mix of saffron and sunflower inks using sponge daubers. Die cut with coordinating die. Mold the flowers on the flower shaping tool kit and layer them together. Add glue in the centre and add the black prills.

Stamp the sunflower accents, bears and leaves from the stamp sets. Die cut with coordinating dies. Colour the leaves with a mix of Archival inks and Distress inks and give them a little shape on the tool kit. Colour the bears with Distress inks.

Make mini flowers from the classic rose stamp and die set. Stamp using Library Green ink and die cut with coordinating die. Color the center with Leaf Green ink and shaping using the Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Insert a wire pollen in each flower.

Fussy cut many sunflower and bear images from the paper pad. Create a scene by adhering the flowers, bears and leaves as shown, popping them up with foam tapes. 

Stamp a sentiment and distress it with brushed corduroy distress ink on designer paper. Mat it with black cardstock and adhere to the card front. 

Camping Thermos

Camping Thermos

Other Products: Cut File, Kraft Cardstock, White Cardstock, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Pebbles Classic Chalks Earth Tones, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Dandelion, Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed, Distressed Glitters, Derwent Water Color Pencils (#51 Olive Green, #12 Scarlet Lake, #6 Deep Cadmium, #63 Ventian Red, #55 Vandyke Brown and #54 Brunt Umber, Quickie Glue Pen, Twine from my stash and die cutting machine, Wobble springs

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: See a close up view of this thermos here. Start by cutting and assembling the Thermos found here according to the directions out of kraft cardstock for the top, white cardstock for the base with the panels, cut from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection. I also cut several layers of the pennant from kraft cardstock and adhered them together to create a 3D piece.

The images of the bears, fall border and campfire for this project were stamped on white cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink before die cutting with the matching dies. They were colored with a combination of Pebbles Classic Chalks and Derwent Water Color Pencils before being accented with a Quickie Glue Pen and a combination of Brushed Corduroy and Mustard Seed Distressed Glitters.  

The sunflowers were stamped on white cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink before die cutting with the matching die and coloring with Dandelion ink and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and accented with Brushed Corduroy Distressed Glitter.  

The leaves were stamped on white cardstock using Northern Pine ink before die cutting with the matching die and distressed with Bamboo Leaves ink. Shape using the deluxe flower shaping kit.

Adhere finished pieces as shown using Wobble springs for the bears, dries clear glue for the rest. Add sentiment cut from paper pad.

Beary Special Pockets

Beary Special Pockets

Other Products: Distress ink Rusty Hinge, Peerless Watercolors, Tombow Marker (026), Textured Brown Cardstock, 140lb. Cold Press Canson Watercolor paper, Decorative brad, foam dots

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

For tips on creating the shadow box and fold out cards check out this video

Instructions: Finished size of card is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Choose kraft layered card as shown. Use border die to die cut panels from patterned paper to match the 4 panels on kraft foldout card. Ink edges with Rusty Hinge ink, glue panels to foldout card. Glue one side and bottom of each panel to create 3 pockets.  

With oval dies, die cut 2 each, one layer from kraft cardstock, second layer from dark brown cardstock and third layer from patterned paper images. Ink edges of patterned paper, stamp sentiment on one tag with Rich Cocoa ink. Glue layers as pictured. 

Die cut a tag from patterned paper with coordinating die, ink edges with distress ink.

 Stamp the following images on watercolor paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink: 4-Bear with guitar, 1-Bear eating honey, 2-Sunflower mini borders, 1-leafy branch. Die cut images with coordinating dies. Color images with watercolor paints. 

Glue bear with honey to tag as pictured. Cut apart sunflower mini borders, shape images with flower shaping kit and glue as pictured. Cut apart leafy branch and glue as pictured on tag, add decorative brad. 

Bear with guitar: First layer is full image, second layer - remove tree stump, third layer - guitar and foot, fourth layer - left hand and right arm. Layer all pieces and glue with foam dots or liquid dimensional glue. Glue finished image to front of card with foam dots. 

Add glitter to different areas of the design on patterned paper and images.

Autumn Sing Alongs

Autumn Sing Alongs

Other Products: Kraft Cardstock, Neenah Papers Natural White Cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Golden Sunset, White Blizzard), Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: To make card base, cut a 6" x 12" piece of kraft stock. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Cover panels with Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection. Fold card at creases to create a gate fold card. 

Cut a 2” x 8” strip from kraft carstock, cover with paper collection and then glue to front panels of card as pictured.

Stamp bears with black ink on white cardstock. Color bears with distress inks (Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw) and daubers and then die cut with coordinating dies. 

Stamp treehouse, sunflowers and leaves on white cardstock with black ink. Color with distress inks (Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw) and then die cut with coordinating dies. Embellish center of sunflowers with Nuvo Glitter Drops. 

Stamp and die cut large sunflower in black ink on white cardstock, color with distress inks Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, and then shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Adhere large sunflower and leaves to left panel of card. 

Adhere cottage, bears, sunflowers and leaves to front panel of card as pictured using foam squares. 

Cut out sentiment from paper collection, mat with cardstock and then adhere to center of card. Card folds flat for mailing.     

Fall Scene Shadow Box

Fall Scene Shadow Box

Other Products: Hemp Twine, Memento Flannel Grey, Foam dots, Cream cardstock, White Cardstock, Die Cutting Machine

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

For tips on how to use the layered cards and shadow boxes watch this video

Instructions: Cut a piece of cream cardstock 12" x 6", score along the long side at 6" to make a base card of 6" x 6". Cut a piece of kraft cardstock at 6" x 8" and die cut the edge using the flourish die from the DHD1-7119 Delicate Border Basics Die. Adhere to the base card front.  

Cut a piece of yellow patterned paper 6" x 2" and using the edge die from the HCD1-7118 Classic Border Basics set and adhere to the kraft cardstock as shown. Cut a 6" x 6" panel from the patterned paper, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere it to the card front as shown.

Assemble the 5" x 5" box card and adhere to the card front. Trim a 6" x 6" panel to 5" x 5" to fit in the back of the shadow box. Cut strips of 5" x 1/2" from the leaf patterned paper, sponge the edges with Cantaloupe ink and adhere on the sides of the shadow box. Cut another piece of patterned paper 5" x 5" and using the square die from the HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die set cut the centre from the panel. Sponge the edges with Cantaloupe ink and adhere to the front of the shadow box. 

To make the trees stamp the images from the HCPC-3766 Woodsy Treescape Stamp set using Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock. Sponge with a combination of Cantaloupe, Morocco, Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo inks using the Stack and Store Daubers. Using the Dove Blender pen colour the trunks with Toffee Crunch ink and die cut the trees using the coordinating dies. Adhere the large tree to the left side of the shadow box and the other trees inside the box using a single layer of foam dots and a double layer of foam dots.

To make the leaves stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and sponge with a combination of Morocco, Bamboo Leaves, Canteloupe and Tangerine. Die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere along the front of the box as shown. 

Stamp the border image from the HCPC-3799 Sunflower Accents Stamp set in Tuxedo Black and sponge the leaves with a combination of Morocco, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe and Tangerine inks. Sponge the acorns with a combination of Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle and the sunflower with Cantaloupe and Morocco inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere along the top of the box as shown. Add extra acorns to the bottom of the card with foam dots.

Stamp the stool and kettle image from the HCPC-3798 Happy Times Treehouse Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink and sponge the stool with Toffee Crunch and the kettle with Flannel Grey and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the back of the shadow box card with Dries Clear glue.

To make the bears, stamp the images from the HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock. Sponge with Butter, Summer Sky, Cantaloupe and Toffee Crunch inks with the Stack and Store Daubers before die cutting with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges with Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa inks.  

Stamp the campfire and marshmallow stick images from the HCPC-3797 Beary Fun Retreat Stamp set onto white cardstock using black ink. Sponge the fire with Canteloupe and Morocco inks and the tinder with Toffee Crunch ink and the marshmallow stick with Toffee Crunch, Flannel Grey and Rich Cocoa ink.  

Adhere the bear with the honey pot to the inside of the box with foam dots. Adhere the bear with the hot drink to the left over the leaves using foam dots. Adhere the marshmallow behind the bear to sit over the fire.

To make the Sunflower stamp the images from the HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Stamp set in Morocco ink on white cardstock. Sponge the flowers with Cantaloupe ink and die cut from the coordinating die. Sponge the edges with Morocco ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble the flowers and add Espress-O Yourself Prills to the centre of the flowers using Dries Clear Glue. Adhere to the sunflower in the centre of the border image.

Die cut the tags from the paper collection using the dies from the Luggage and Tags dies. Sponge the edges with Cantaloupe ink and adhere to the card on the top right corner of the shadow box. Tie a bow using the hemp twine and adhere over the tags as shown.

 If desired cut a piece of patterned paper 6" x 6" on the inside of the card.

Beary Fun Shadow Box

Beary Fun Shadow Box

Other Products: Prisma Color Pencils: 1011; 939, 927, 972, 1017, 1002, 1081, 923, White and Brown cardstock, Distress ink Walnut Stain

Watch this video on how to shape the Sunflowers here

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection

For tips on how to use the layered cards and shadow boxes watch this video

Instructions: Using brown cardstock prepare a card base at 7 1/2 x 7 1/2" by cutting one piece 7 1/2 x 7 1/2", cut another piece 7 1/2 x 8 1/2", score at 1" and marry the two together. Cut a piece of the Beary Fun paper 7 1/4 x 7 1/4", ink the edges with Walnut Stain and adhere to the card base. Choose the card front from the paper pack, use the Cut Mat Create 2A die and die cut the center out, place the center part inside the box and the outer part to the outer box, you may need to trim a little off. Die cut the Festive Holiday die out of the brown cardstock, attach to the back of the box and adhere to card base. 

Stamp the sunflowers on white cardstock with the Harvest ink, die cut, color with the Cantaloupe, shape and set aside. Stamp the leaves and bears on white cardstock with the black ink, die cut, color the leaves with the Bamboo and every thing else with the pencils. Use the blender pen to smooth out the pencil marks.

Use a foam dot and adhere the fire inside the box, everything else on the out side as shown. To finish add Crystal Clear and Prills.

Sunflower Shadow Box

Sunflower Shadow Box

Other Products: White Cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Dimensional Tape, White Ribbon, (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks) Glossy Accents

You can watch a video on making sunflowers  here 

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Instructions: My card is 7 X 7". I made the card base using the watercolor paper because of the size and for stability. Choose a striped designer paper and cut it on the 6 7/8" x 6 7/8".

Decide on which size window box you want to use and cover it with the paper collection. Die cut the front using the 2A die for opening. Cut one of the card fronts to fit on the back panel on the inside and glue it down. Glue the box to the front of the card leaving the right side unglued so you can slip in the tags later.

Next using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, I stamped the sunflowers, leaves and bear and bear paw onto watercolor paper. Using various Distress Inks listed, I water colored all the elements. Die cut using coordinating dies. Add the Prills to the flower centers and set aside to dry. I used Glossy Accents to cover the ladybug and set it aside to dry.

Once everything is dry, decide on the placement and glue them down. Next using the luggage and tags die, die cut the tags from the paper pad. Die cut blue paper from paper pad using the Snow Kissed flakes and Tag die, and glue them together. Add the ribbon and slide them into the side of the box. 

Next find a sentiment and back it with the navy blue paper and using the dimensional tape, adhere it to the top of the card.

Sunflower Canvas

Sunflower Canvas

Other Products: Heat gun, foam, scissors, scoreboard, trimmer, water color brushes, Archival Ink (Sunflower and Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, Barn Door), Tim Holtz Stencils, Water & Shimmer Spray (Orange-Itsy Bitsy, Mocha-Kaiser Craft, Lemon-Itsy Bitsy), Ranger Texture Paste, Ranger Soft 3D gel, Ranger Multi Medium, white gesso, art stones

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: Its a mixed media canvas measuring 8" x 6". Layer a thin coat of white gesso on the canvas. Using texture paste and stencil create the first layer and heat dry it. Sprinkle water and then random sprays of water color, sprays and shimmer color. In between every layer, heat dry the canvas. 

Stamp and die cut several pieces from the HCD1-7153 Sunflower Accents Die and stamp set in Archival Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Color each of the accents using any medium (here I have used water color using distress inks).

Also stamp and die cut several pieces using the HCD1-7153 Sunflower Accents Die from Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection using Archival Black ink on white cardstock. This will form the foliage and filler leaves. Color with distress inks Vintage Photo, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, Barn Door. Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.

For the center die cut several pieces of the Sun Kissed Fleur using  white cardstock and then color and shape the petals and leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Complete the flower with some center prills. 

To assemble all on the canvas, use soft gel to place all the leaves, sunflower accents and then some twines. To finish the canvas layer the large sunflowers. Embellish with some art stones and prills. Use a sentiment from the paper collection and tuck it on the canvas.

Sunflower Bendi Card

Sunflower Bendi Card

Other Products: Quilling tool, Copic Markers (Bear and treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer, craft blade, mounting tape, Memento Dandelion Ink, light weight green and dark brown cardstock. 

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Learn how to shape the Classic Sunflowers here

Instructions: Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions by Bihiana here. I altered the instructions by using the Fleur Border Basics Die rather than cutting the interlocking flaps freehand. Cut layers for the flaps using the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection. Sponge the edges with Tangelo ink. 

Stamp the bear and treehouse images from the Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set using Toffee Crunch ink on white cardstock. Stamp the small sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set using Toffee Crunch ink on white cardstock. I also stamped a leaf flourish from Classic Rose Collection but this is optional.

Color the bear and treehouse images with the following Copic Markers (Bear, stool and  treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26, teacup and dish- B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26). Die cut the images with the corresponding dies. Sponge the leaves with Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves. 

I cut 3-4 layers of the tree, stool and  bear  images out of dark brown cardstock and popped the layers up with mounting tape in between each layer. Keep the mounting tape narrow so it does not show from the side. I love the dimension this gives each image. 

Stamp the large sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set using Toffee Crunch ink onto white cardstock. Die cut with the corresponding die. Sponge with Dandelion and Tangelo Ink. Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Assemble with clear adhesive. 

Quill some loose coils from green 1/8" cardstock. Cut some 1/4" strips from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection and quill "S" shaped spirals for the card embellishment. 

Adhere the treehouse, bear, stool, quilled spirals  and small flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive. Glue the large flowers with a glue gun. 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating sunflowers  here. Finally add Rajni's Frosting Powder to sunflowers and tree house windows as shown. Heat set.

Sunflowers And Bears Shadow Box

Sunflowers And Bears Shadow Box

Other Products: 3D foam tape, waterproof black ink, copic markers, hot glue gun, artificial mountain ash tree fruit

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Instructions: Assemble your shadow box card. Select the designer paper from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection and cut it out to the size of box. Die cut the center using Cut Mat Create 2A die and adhere it onto the shadow box. You can cut strips of paper to cover the sides if you choose to, or you could just leave it white.

Stamp with black ink, elements from Beary Fun collection stamp set, onto white cardstock and die cut with coordinating dies. Color using copic markers.

Arrange the flowers and leaves over the shadow box as shown. Add artificial mountain ash tree fruits to finish look using hot glue gun to attach elements into the card.

Campfire Fold Out

Campfire Fold Out

Other Products: Distress inks Walnut stain, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Dove Blender Pen, Die Cutting Machine 

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Watch this video for creating a scene with the layered card

Instructions: Choose 5x7" black layered card as shown. Use Delicate border die to die cut panels from patterned paper to match the 4 panels on kraft foldout card. 

Stamp the images on white cardstock using Walnut ink. Colour using Distress inks listed and diecut using coordinating dies. Shape using the deluxe flower shaping kit.

Adhere all leaves down along the left hand side and across the top of your card. Add the Bear roasting marshmallows and the campfire to the front panel. Add honey bot bear and Music bear to the next Panel and the Treehouse the the third panel 

Beary Fun Tic-Tac-Toe

Beary Fun Tic-Tac-Toe

Other Products: Paper trimmer, Stampin Up Early Espresso, Chameleon Pens in Royal Blue, Bisque, Hot Cocca, Spring Meadow, Warm Sunset and Seville Orange, small ultraflat magnets, brown cardstock 

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection.

Instructions: To see in inside of this tic-tac-toe view this link. Stamp five Honey Pot bears and five sipping beverage bear die on white cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Die cut with coordinating dies and color with Chameleon Pens in Royal Blue, Bisque, Hot Cocca, Spring Meadow, Warm Sunset and Seville Orange. Die cut five honey pot bears and five sipping beverage bears in black cardstock. Assemble the colored bear, small ultrafine magnet, and black cardstock together and adhere securely to make the tic-tac-toe pieces. Use 3 D Crystal Lacquer on honey pots and tea cups.

Cut from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection paper four 12" strips of the fall border. Take one piece of 4" x 12" black cardstock. Score on 4" side at 1 7/8" and 2 1/8", this will be your hinge. Glue two pieces of black 12 x 12" cardstock together with the hinge piece to allow the tic-tac-toe board to easily open and close to reveal the two page layout. 

On the first page glue one 12" x 12" Beary Fun Retreat paper on the 12" x 12" black cardstock. Glue the 4, 12" borders down in an arrangement that makes the tic-tac-toe board. 

On page two, lay the magnets down to line up with each square on the first page so that the bears will easily stick when playing tic-tac-toe, once in place adhere magnets using dries clear glue. Adhere a piece of 12" x 12" brown cardstock down on top of the black cardstock for backgroud on page two and page three. Cut a total of 90, 1" x 1" squares from the Beary Fun Retreat paper. Cut five images from the Beary Fun Retreat paper. I also cut a mat fron designer paper for my square panels. You can use you own photos if you prefer. Complete layout for page two and page three according to provided illustration adhereing using dries clear glue. 

Page four, select one sheet of 12" x 12" paper from the Beary Fun Retreat paper and adhere on the back.

Sunflower Window Box

Sunflower Window Box

Other Products: Cream cardstock, Archival Black ink, Die cutting machine

Watch this video here for tips on how to create scenes from the Beary Fun Retreat Collection

For tips on creating your own window scene see this video.

Instructions: My finished card size is 4 1/2" x 6". Start with white cardstock cut to 9" x 6". Score and fold at 4 1/2". Die cut window center outline from HCD1-7148 die on the card base. Next choose your paper from the paper collection to cover the card base. The yellow is 4 1/2 x 6" and the sunflower paper is 4 1/4" x 5 3/4". Use the daubers to ink the yellow with Cantaloupe ink and the sunflower panel with Paris Dusk ink. Adhere these two panels together. Place panels on card base to mark where you will want to die cut the window opening. Die cut these panels using the same HCD1-7148 window center outline. I also added a 4" x 5 1/2" panel on the inside to complete the scene.

Stamp the window frame twice on kraft cardstock using Colorbox Dark Brown Ink. Die cut one with both the window die and the center panes die. This will be for the front. Die cut the second one using both the window frame die and the center outline die. Adhere this one directly on the inside of the card base as a finishing touch on the back side of the window opening.

From the Window Box Elements die HCD1-7150, die cut intricate lattice die from cream cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Die cut two window boxes, one flower arranger, and one window box border from designer paper. Ink the window box lightly with Toffee Crunch ink, border with Olive Grove ink, intricate lattice with Toffee Crunch ink.

Stamp one of each of the Sunflower Accents HCPC-3799 (two of the oval leaf) in black Archival ink on white cardstock. Die cut with coordinating dies. Color using Memento inks. I used New Sprout, Olive Pastel, and a touch of Cantaloupe on the green oval leaves and sunflower foliage. Sunflowers and second oval leaf in Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Morocco. Oak Leaves in Rich Cocoa and Morocco. Maple Leaves in Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Rhubarb Stalk. The border I only used the acorn with a leaf. I colored it with Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa for the acorn and Cantaloupe, Tangelo, and Morocco for that leaf. Shape these using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Fold and assemble window boxes along with the flower arranger. I assembled and glued one window boxes and glued one side of the flower arranger to window box. this will allow you to cut and arrange flower box fillers as desired, gluing with dries clear glue and adding foam dots as needed inside the flower box. Once you have everything arranged as desired adhere the second window box to the back, creating a 3D window box. Add dries clear glue inside the flower box and sprinkle  with Redlands Elements. Allow to dry.

Adhere shutters directly to the back of the window frame. Adhere window onto card base using foam dots cut in smaller pieces. Adhere window box onto card front using dries clear glue.

Finally, cut a sentiment from designer paper with a flag cut, inking the edges with Morocco ink. Add a few more leaves and acorn to the left of sentiment using dries clear glue and a foam dot.

SUE HOUSE
All I can say about these cards and bear collection is WOW!
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:55 AM
MARTIE ROLLIN
I am so enjoying your latest versions of sunflowers! Cute, colorful and so attractive on all of these creative projects. Nice!
Thursday 14th of September 2017 02:59 PM