Saturday, December 2, 2017

Visions of Sugarplums 2017 Challenge

Welcome to the Visions of Sugarplums challenge.  The theme is Christmas/Winter.  Link up new projects by December 16th.  

The prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to Mama Elephant.
Check out this darling polar bear made with dies from Mama Elephant.

He's just so sweet holding a candy cane.  Wouldn't he make a great stocking stuffer or gift for a Secret Santa?

Cut two bears.  Mine are 5" long.  Make sure your paper strip is a little longer than what you want to end up with.  (I just realized that this is the kitty die, but it doesn't make any difference.  The bear just has rounder ears!)

Decorate the face.  (The eyes from this one are actually cut using the gingerbread eyes from Paper Sweeties.)

Then cut two strips of paper that are 7/8" by 2 1/4 inches.  Round one end.  These will be the arms.  About 1 3/4" shows in the front and the rest is folded to the back of the bear and glued.  Glue the arms together in the front (not to the body of the bear).

The bow on the candy cane keeps it from falling out the bottom.

Glue the second bear shape onto the back covering where the arms are glued to the back.

This is the back of mine.  

If you would like a chance to win more prizes and get great Christmas ideas.  Come take a look at Visions of Sugarplums (December 2 - 4).  Find the first day HERE.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas/Winter creations!  Link up your projects here:


  1. Oh my goodness; how adorable is your polar bear! Beary sweet, indeed!

  2. What a sweet little fella!!! These would make darling gifts for a party, cookie exchange or in a basket by your front door to give to visitors during the holidays!

  3. Oh my gosh ! How cute is that little fellow !

  4. Ooohhh.. How cute is this bear!! :) Love the idea of putting a candy cane on it and the sweet lace makes your little gift just perfect!
    Thanks for sharing the process!

  5. Lori, your little bear candy cane holder is precious! Soooo cute! Thank you for your festive challenge! My blog is on the back burner for now, but I have been making cards so I am joining you from Flickr. My name there is Stamping Kitty. Hope to have lots of cards to share this month! I just linked up my first one! Thanks for inspiring!

  6. Lori, your creation is so stinking cute! I love that you're doing a challenge blog and that you're also part of paper sweeties challenge blog! Enjoy your holidays

  7. He's sooo cute. Making the arms to hold the candy cane is really clever. Super sweet project!

  8. That little polar bear with the candy cane treat is the cutest thing ever!! Thank you for inspiring us with this fun challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. I think I'm very late to the party. I learned about you through Karen L. Thank you for the challenge. Love the sweet (pun intended) polar bear. [Bunny]

  10. Thank you for the fun challenge. Your treat holder is so cute, thanks for the tutorial. I'm now following your blog! Best, CG

  11. Great challenge and so nice project!


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