Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Preview for The Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs stamp set from the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a sketch challenge to play along with this week and this is what I created:

Bear Hugs - Stamp With Amy K

Here is the sketch that we’re playing along with this week…yes, I embellished the sketch just a bit.  😉

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I started by cutting a panel of Lost Lagoon card stock with the Striped Scallop Thinlits die.  I adhered the die cut panel to another panel of Lost Lagoon card stock with touches of Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then to a Crumb Cake card stock panel with SNAIL.

Bear Hugs 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I punched a 2-1/2″ Circle from Hello Honey card stock and adhered it to the panel with SNAIL, then adhered a strip of DSP from the Going Places DSP Stack (available Jan 5) over the circle punch.  I adhered the layered panel to a Mossy Meadow card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bear Hugs 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I inked the sentiment and bear image from the Bear Hugs stamp set (available Jan 5) in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped them on a panels of Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card stocks.  Then I stamped the fish images and the flower image in Basic Black Archival Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and colored them with my Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Markers.

Bear Hugs 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I cut the images out with the matching Bear Hugs Framelits Dies (available in a bundle with the Bear Hugs stamp set on Jan 5) and punched the end of the sentiment strip with the Banner Triple Punch.  I tied a strand of Linen Thread around the bear paw and taped the ends to the back of the two fish die cuts.  Then I adhered the sentiment with SNAIL and the die cut images with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.

Bear Hugs 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the bear image in Chocolate Chip ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock inside the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.

Next Blog ButtonAnd just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Sandi MacIver 
  2. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  3. Shelagh Freemantle
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Jari Francis
  6. Kristi Gray
  7. Heather Wright-Porto

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Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock dates.

24 December

  • 139672: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (523 backordered; 9,576 expected)

6 January

  • 138296: Washi Label Punch (50 backordered; 2,016 expected)

8 January

  • 126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (1,004 backordered; 6,688 expected) – will likely be delayed until February due to a quality issue


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
  • Crumb Cake – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Bear Hugs Framelits die cut
  • Lost Lagoon  – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels
  • Hello Honey – 2-1/2″ Circle Punch
  • Very Vanilla – 5/8″ x 3″ strip, three Bear Hugs Thinlits die cuts, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Price: $110.00

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Preview for The Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. What a cute, cute card! And a creative take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all year. Merry Christmas!

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