Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs

This card is so quick and so simple, it probably wins the ‘made the fastest’ contest. I don’t know that there is a contest, but this card went together very quickly. Sadly, the Bear Hugs stamp/dies are retired, but they are perfect for this occasion.

A certain little girl I know started preschool today and this card is for her. She loves animals, and her teddy bear, and wears tutus as much as her mom will let her. (Don’t tell her the bear is wearing an apron. She will think it is a tutu.)


This card only used 3 colors card stock, 2 inks and 1 stamp/die bundle. It was a breeze!

Pink Pirouette is the card base, the bear is Crumb Cake and the panels are Very Vanilla. Tutu and bow are also Pink Pirouette.

I began by cutting the card base and the Very Vanilla panels, then, using the Bear Hugs stamp set, stamped the bear in Sahara Sand on Crumb Cake. I stamped the tutu and bow in Melon Mambo on Pink Pirouette and cut the bear and accessories with the Bear Hugs framelits. The bear is liquid glued to the Very Vanilla Panel, and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the tutu. Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the bow to the bear. A piece of pink ribbon from my stash is wrapped to the back of the panel and Scotch taped. A small bow finishes that. The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo. This panel is liquid glued to another Very Vanilla panel that I sponged around the edges with Melon Mambo,  and the front is done. Easy Peasy!

Inside, the sentiment and hearts, all from the Bear Hugs set, were stamped on Very Vanilla in Melon Mambo and the panel is liquid glued into the card base.inside

The front of the envelope is stamped with the smaller bear, also in Sahara Sand.

envelope front

The envelope flap got more of the hearts. I told you it was fast!


Card Cuts: Pink Pirouette: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, bow and tutu 1-1/2″ x 3″; Very Vanilla: front mat and inside sentiment 4″ x 5-1/4″, front art panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Crumb Cake: bear 3″ x 4″

Thought for today: Since it is very ‘fall-like’ here today (63 degrees), I wanted to leave you with this, even though this card is definitely NOT fall-like:

“Autumn, the year’s last, lovliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant.

Appreciate the beauty that is Autumn.

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