Practicing Creativity

Polar Bear Christmas Step Card

So tell me, do you consider this card made with the Presscut Scalloped Semi-circle Card Die to be a step card? I do (there are two steps, are there not?), although the die it's made with isn't described that way. I've made some standout cards with this die – this foot (soccer) card for one of my husband's birthdays is a favorite, as is this bright Happy Halloween card.

I like this card's different design, and the fact that the die cuts the whole card in one go. I've always used it facing this direction, but you can turn it around if you want. I couldn't find many links to it (I'm afraid it may be discontinued), but the one link I found with it still for sale shows what I consider to be the back (where I put my sentiment) as the front. As you can see below, it folds down nicely for mailing.

I used a stamp from Prettygrafik's Polar Bear digital stamps set ($0.99 for the entire set) as the focal point. Papers and snowflake borders are past magazine freebies from Simply Cards & Papercraft. The decorative snowflake die-cuts are part of  a set of seven First Edition Snowflake dies I snapped up at my favorite outlet shop for only €3.99 this week (the one link I found showed them at £15.06 online so I was quite pleased). Like the card die, it looks like these might not be around anymore. I used Sizzix Thinlits Drip Edge die for the bottom part of the card and as with the step card and snowflake dies, apparently it's discontinued, too. Hmmm...I'm beginning to see a pattern here.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, magazine freebies
Digital stamp – Prettygrafik Polar Bears
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics Circle Stax, Presscut Scalloped Semi-circle Card die, Sizzix Drip Edge, First Edition Snowflakes
Embellishments – pearls
Sentiment Font – Gadugi

I'm linking up with: WWC #286 – All About Occasions, Little Red Wagon #564 – Digi Do, Fezziwigs Festive Frolics 26/08 – Santa's Little Helpers, ABC Christmas Challenge 05/08 – P,Q & R Are For?, Krafty Chicks Challenge #522 – All Occasions, Crimbo Crackers #214 – ATG Christmas, and Colour Crazy Challenge Week 34 – ATG.


  1. Ah what a sweet bear. I love the colours you have gone for. I would agree with you that this is definitely a stepper card. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

  2. Oh my goodness this card is adorable Shani. Love the colour scheme, your colouring and the design. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  3. Amazing creation! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  4. Awww...such a sweet card!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  5. This is a fabulous card! I've never seen a step card like this. Glad you joined us this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  6. I do too! Two steps definitely equal a step's right there in the name. (: Loving this, the colours are awesome and that bear is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. This is a fabulous card. Love the shape and the colours you have used .. .. and such a cute image too.

    Your crafty stash sounds just like mine . . . . . . mostly discontinued LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

  8. What a fun card and colors. The image is darling and coloring superb!


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