It's the 25th of the month again! As with this month's birthday card (posted on the 17th), I used the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper. This is the product for our Making a Difference program this year. In the US, for each package sold, Stampin' Up! is donating $3 to Toys for Tots. The organization receiving the donation varies by market. If you're not in the US, ask your demonstrator where the funds are being donated. Together we are Making a Difference!
I needed an Old Olive Heartfelt Hexagon for another project. I punched it from the center of this card base, so that is how my card started. I like the bear peeking through the punched shape. You also see the back of the patterned paper inside the card. Luckily, it coordinates with the rest of the card--it's Garden Green with tiny, little trees.
The green sprig on the sides of the opening are from the Classic Letters stamp set which is currently available as an Online Exclusive. I forget about this stamp set. It would be great to use in other Christmas cards to stamp "JOY" or "NOEL", or to personalize a card. Young kids would appreciate that most, I think.