Bear Hugs for GDP017 and Mojo429

This morning, I felt as if I’d had a long vacation.  When really there were only a couple of days without things to do.  It was so nice to wake up ready to go and not have to pull/push myself into the day!  I will savor these few days until our usual busy-ness catches up with me.

I’m so excited that tomorrow is the launch of this year’s Occasions catalog!!  There are sooo many wonderful new products with which to create.  I don’t know how they do it but, there are so many must haves!

Today, I’ve created with one of the new stamp set/coordinating die bundles – Bear Hugs.  Love when there is a coordinating tool!  I’ve combined Bear Hugs with GDP017 and Mojo429 for my card.

Bear Hugs for GDP017 and MOJO429 from

The whimsy of the Bear Hugs set just called to me!  I see this set for Valentine’s Day to Father’s Day and everything in between — and beyond!  I couldn’t wait to stamp and cut out one of these bears.

My colors for this card are Garden Green, Rose Red and Crumb Cake — perfect since those colors pull directly from the Love Blossoms designer paper stack.  My bit of accent paper is from the stack.

I used my fringe scissors on the Garden Green strip for some grassy texture.

The Very Vanilla circle has been run through the Woodgrain embossing folder and then brushed with a Crumb Cake ink pad to highlight the grain.

After stamping the bear in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, I cut her out and turned her over so that I could stamp the arms again.  That way, she looks like she has fur on both sides when her arms are folded.

The bunch of flowers was colored with Stampin’ Write markers so that the stems are Garden Green and the flowers are Rose Red.

She’s a cutey for a “thinking of you” or even an “I’m sorry” card.

Only a short time yet to wait before you may begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog.

I’m placing orders as soon as the catalog goes live.  Let me know what you’d like and I will place yours for you.

Create something today,


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    Steffi ❤ Stempelwiese
    January 11, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Congratulations 🙂

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    January 11, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Sarah your bear is adorable and you are a worthy winner this week, huge congratulations x

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    Cheryll Miller
    January 11, 2016 at 1:54 am

    So cute! Congratulations on a well deserved GDP win.

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    January 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I love this card Sara. I also used this set to make my next challenge card. it is adorable!! love it. x Bibi

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    January 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Oh, how darling. Love the woodgrain circle and fringe grass. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday this week!

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    January 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Super card Sara! Love your sweet bear holding flowers and also the other elements like the woodgrain and grass to give it a fairytale feel. Thanks so much for joining the Global Design Project this week.

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    Kylie Bertucci
    January 4, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Oh that is so sweet! Love that you folded the arms in and stamped on both sides. Very clever. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge Sara.

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    January 4, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Sara – the bear’s folded arms couldn’t be more adorable! This is such a sweet card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

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    Connie Collins
    January 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh how adorable…Thanks for joining our color challenge this week at Global Design Project.

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    krista frattin
    January 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Great card! I need to dig out my fringe scissors … it has been ages since I dusted them off. Thank you for playing along with the Global Design Project this week!

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