When I was a little girl (loooooong time ago!) one of my favorite toys was paper dolls. I'd love it when my mom would bring home a book or a box with the doll and her clothes all ready for me to cut out. I was in little girl heaven for days!
And here I am at it again! The minute that Stampin' Up! came out with the Build-A-Bear line, I knew I'd be playing paper dolls again! Later in the season I'll probably bring out the Sizzix Die Cut Bear and make her some clothes. But for today, I'm just going to play with the Beary Best Friends Stamp Set from the Idea Book and Catalog, and the brand new Season of Hugs Stamp Set from the new Holiday Mini Catalog.
What I love to do with the little girl bear is make her dress out of Designer Series Papers – just like I used to do when I cut out clothes for my paper dolls! Except, I can glue the dress to this little "doll" and not have to worry about making sure I don't mistakenly cut off a tab. I just have to call this sweetie Glenda, because she looks like such a good little witch all decked out for Trick or Treat. The paper that I used for her dress is, appropriately I think, from the Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper set. The witch's hat, the star and the bear "pumpkin" are all from the Season of Hugs Stamp Set, from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.
What I have been doing with the little girl bears is putting a coordinating Flower Brad above their ears. However, this card was part of a swap in which I had to make 21 cards. I did not have 21 of those brads to coordinate with the dress. But I wanted something more than just a punched out flowerette. So I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock and ran it through the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. I then used one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and punched out the centers of all the embossed flowers. Nice!
I had lots of fun coloring in the candy in the pumpkin with matching colors. But rather than just color in the pumpkin, I stamped 21 of them on Cajun Craze Card Stock and cut all those little critters out just like I did the dress. Oh, and the Witch's Hat – I stamped the hats and cut them out. But I used the back unstamped side of the Rich Razzleberry hat for Miss Glenda.
The greeting is also from the Season of Hugs Stamp Set, and is just too perfect for this sweet cutie. I tied the card front all up with a piece of Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, and stamped a few stars in the "sky." It's all ready to send off to some sweet little girl for this Halloween!
Here's the sketch for this card – Have fun with it!!