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Monday, July 18, 2016

Card Series - Baby #7

I'm back with my first card blog for this year??? Unbelievable! I have made them and uploaded YouTube videos but not blogged about them - tsk tsk tsk!

So I have decided to try to add more information about the cards (and maybe journal pages) I create, from now here goes!

I recently made a Stampin' Up! order, one of the products I ordered was this adorable stamp set!

Baby Bear stamp set by Stampin' Up!

How stinking cool is this set??? It has a 3-stamp layering set of a teddy bear! As well as a 2-stamp layering ribbon bow set! Stamps just keep getting better and better! The sentiments included are also so adorable. I just love this phrase "to hug and to hold, from this day forward".

Anyway as soon as I received my order I started playing around with the teddy bear stamps, trying to work out the best layering steps and currently I love the following colours:

For the first layer I chose the solid bear (bottom left of above pic), I chose a medium shade (MementoLuxe Toffee Crunch), the next bear (bottom right of above pic) I chose the lightest shade of ink (MementoLuxe Wedding Dress), and the top layer, the remaining bear (top right in above pic) I chose the darkest ink shade Memento Rich Cocoa. I felt the darkest shade of ink needed to be the last stamped because it had those details that define the teddy bear - eyes and snout.

I've yet to work out which two colours work best with the ribbon bow, but I'm sure I will be using this stamp set for a long time and should work it out sooner or later LOL.

Now even though this stamp set is a photopolymer clear set, I still think that the use of a mini Misti stamping tool helps to align each layer perfectly. Yes, I broke down and bought one LOL.


Click here to see how to use this amazing stamping tool!

So here are the tools, supplies and products I used to make my card!

Card base (cream shade): 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" (scored in half at 4 1/8")
Front of card - layer 1: Kraft Recollections cardstock cut at 5" x 3 7/8"
Front of card - top layer: die cut from cream cardstock using the "stitched rounded rectangles" die set by Die-namics
Inside layer 1: Kraft Recollections cardstock cut at 5" x 3 7/8"
Inside layer 2: Cream shade cardstock cut at 4 3/4" x 3 5/8"
WRMK Corner Chomper - rounded all corners of card base and layers at 1/2"
Sentiments stamped with "rich cocoa" Memento Ink
Teddy Bear stamp - first layer "toffee crunch" MementoLuxe ink, second layer "wedding dress" MementoLuxe ink, and top layer "rich cocoa" Memento ink
Ribbon bow stamp - first layer "salty ocean" distress ink, top layer "versamark" embossing ink then heat set with light blue embossing powder by Ranger
Bow adhered with Glossy Accents
Top layer of front of card adhered to second layer with foam tape
All other layers adhered with double-sided tape
Other tools used: Scissors, paper trimmer, embossing pillow, Mini Misti stamping tool, heat gun

Click Here to watch the YouTube video I uploaded on how the card all came together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi Jen, great to see you back to crafting etc., love the bear card, and hope your grandson settles down with you, welcome back, Jasann