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Thanks Beary Much…

I’ve heard some don’t like this little teddy bear stamp…I don’t see how.  He stamps up with such a twinkle in his eye and just looks all soft and lovable to me.  And once you figure out how to use your color (any color), the three-step stamping is a cinch.

Let’s make a card with him today…


and the inside…


Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sahara Sand
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Layered Square Framelits, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Ribbon


  • The Sahara Sand base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The horizontal Bermuda Bay layer is 1″ x 5-1/2″ attached with adhesive.
  • Cut a Bermuda Bay Scalloped frame and the coordinating square from Whisper White.
  • Ink the first bear stamp (Tip:  I placed numbers on each of the three bears with permanent  black marker).  Stamp off twice then stamp your square.  Hold in place on your piercing mat for a few seconds.  Now ink the second stamp in Sahara Sand and stamp off once.  Line up the images using the center bottom and one ear of the image.  Stamp and hold.  Ink and stamp the third stamp in Sahara Sand.  Oh so cute!
  • Add square to card front with dimensional and ribbon to baby bear with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a Bermuda Bay layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with a layer of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Add sentiment in Sahara Sand.

I have made wedding cards, birthday and thank you cards with this set and loved each of them.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


This is it!

I’m inky and HaPpY!


To Hug ‘N To Hold…

Today’s post was made with two really special people in mind who are wonderful friends and used to be neighbors that are celebrating their wedding anniversary the first of July.  Hope they like it…


I just couldn’t help myself!  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Baby Bear
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rhinestones, 3/4″  and 1″ Round Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch (retired)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″
  • The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp the bear on post it note and “fussy cut” to use for a mask.  Stamp the top bear with Smoky Slate that has been stamped off, the second layer with straight Smoky Slate and the third layer with Basic Gray.  Cover with mask and stamp the second bear in the same sequence.  Remove mask.  Awwww…
  • Using an Aqua Painter and reinker in lid of Smoky Slate, add a shadow under both bears.
  • Stamp the bow from this set on the back of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and “fussy cut” the bow without the two ends.  Add to bear with glue dot.
  • Punch a 3/4″ circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  With the 1″ circle, punch over the 3/4″ hole in the Glimmer paper to make a 1″ circle frame.  Cut this frame in half.
  • Punch three Itty Bitty Flowers in Whisper White.  Using the blunt end of Piercing Tool and your sponge mat, push the blunt end into the flower to give dimension.  I colored the Rhinestones with permanent marker in pink and added to 3/4″ circle with multipurpose glue.  Add to the second bear with glue dots.
  • Punch two flowers and layer with a glue dot.  Add Rhinestone to center.  Glue half of the 1″ circle frame with multipurpose glue to make a headband.  Add flower with glue dot to headband.
  • Stamp one half of the sentiment on the stamp by inking with Basic Black marker only the words you need.  I used a mini MISTI to stamp this sentiment here and the other half on the inside of card.
  • Inside there is a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Thick Whisper White on top stamped with the second part of the stamp “from this day forward”.

See…this baby bear isn’t just for baby cards!

So tomorrow Sweetums leaves for his trip to South Korea to see our daughter and son-in-love.  While there he will attend the Change of Command ceremony for Jay.  I hope to share some photos of the event later as this is a big deal for him.

Hope to see you right back here tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!