Hello There, Honey Bear!

It’s so easy to flip quickly past the pages in a catalog that feature carryover products – we know what they are, and we know what they do. As I was flipping through the Christmas-themed projects in Stampin Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, taking a closer look at some familiar products, I came across a project that used the Seasonal Chums stamp set in a way I loved. I will share that project in a moment, but first here’s a card I made with inspiration from that project:

A Little Wild, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Inspired. How sweet is this simple project? With just a few layers of cardstock and a couple of fun details, this card came together quickly. There are two stamp sets in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog that, along with coordinating dies, create super-cute tags with a front and back – A Little Wild and Seasonal Chums. I’ll include a link to both sets and coordinating in the links at the base of this post. From the start I either used these images as a tag or snipped around the images to create a single image for a card front. One sample (on page 103 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) created a fun background on wrapping paper and inspired me to make this card. Here’s a look at that project:Seasonal Chums, Stampin' Up!, handmade gift wrap
  • Sweet Elements. The A Little Wild features three fun characters with some adorable elements that add to the fun of the animals. The bear, lion and elephant are accompanied by bees, a flower and grass – and some really sweet sentiments. Here’s a closer look at the A Little Wild stamp set: A Little Wild, Stampin' Up! 144344Not only did I stamp these bears in the background of the card and fill in spaces with the bee’s nest, but I stamped the bear on Crumb Cake and cropped him out with the Little Loves Framelits Dies (and snipped around his left ear to separate him from the tag). I also stamped the image on So Saffron and snipped out the bee to glue down to my bear image.A Little Wild, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Three Warm Colors. My card showcases three warm shades of yellow and brown – So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. There’s a cuteness in the “hello there, honey bear!” sentiment and a warmness in the combination of colors. If you like this trio of So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild  Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, So Saffron  Inks: Soft Suede  Accessories: Little Loves Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here are links to the projects I used on this card and to the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies I talked about in this post:

How cute are these little images? I hope you’ll give them another look if you don’t have them or find a fun way to use them if you do.

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  1. Ok, hold on a minute!!!!! You fussy cut that teeny tiny bee????? I’m blown away Mr. King, WOW!! You would need patience and precision and a very sharp pair of scissors, that’s for sure.
    And the card is totally sweet and adorable, love the background you created with this cute bear image and I also love that awesome sample of the wrapping paper done the same way, what a great idea.
    And of course, I love your color choices and layers.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much for your over-the-top-with-sweetness comments, Maria! You give me so much credit for cutting that bee – and I appreciate it – but I only snipped his little body. Didn’t touch the wings. <3

  2. Such a cute bear! Love how you did the background!

  3. This is a very cute, sweet card, Brian. Love the stamped background and the diecut bear and fussy cut bee! Enjoy your day!

  4. Sweet card..awesome background stamping!

  5. Great card. Did you use the Stamparatus to stamp the repeating background bears?

  6. absolutely marvelous. the background is perfection along with the simple little bear!

  7. Maria hit the nail on the head with her comment! Watch the mail -I will be sending you teeny, tiny stuff to fussy cut for me! LOL I just love the background you made and wonder why I never think of using slightly larger stamps to make my backgrounds. I always seem to look to smaller stamps for that. Wonderful, sweet and perfectly stamped card and project. Take a bow for these Mr. King!

  8. OK, ditto on what everybody said about fussy cutting the bee! Great card.

  9. Stamping the bee on So Saffron was brilliant. I am a fussy cutting fan but admire your patience nonetheless! That was tiny.

  10. Such a sweet card you have today! Love the clever background you’ve created too. I must try to remember this technique for future cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Awwwww, my friend it’s as sweet as YOU , LOVE THE COLORS, ♥️
    Tfs hugs
    Frenchie ♥️

  12. I love this! Your content is always inspiring. I think I’ll pull this set out today 🙂

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