Ooh, this is such a lovely stamp set! I'm a sucker for stamp sets with animals (or flowers), and even better, this has dies to go with it too.
I like that this set is a little bit different, and that it has lots of possibilities. And of course, if you buy the Bear Hugs stamp set, and and Bear Hugs Framelits dies as a bundle you'll get a 15% discount.
For this card I've used the biggest bear die (there is a smaller one too), and stamped him in Tip Taupe Top ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I then used an Aqua painter with just a little dampness to smudge the ink. I die cut three fish, coloured them in, then used some Baker's twine to attach them to the proud fisherman.
He needed a pot of honey of course to keep him going while fishing! As someone with keen fishermen in my family, I love the sentiment.
There are lots of possibilities for the bears - stamp onto white card and use black stamping to make them into pandas. Make a family of bears by stamping and die cutting several bears. The stamp and dies include a skirt, bow tie, flowers and hear so you let your imagination run away with you.
Stampin' Up! have produced a video to show you how to stamp the back of the bear too, so that he/she can hold things:
Have fun! And don't forget the great Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration offer until 31 March. Spend €60/£45 and choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. If you live in France, the UK, Germany, Austria or the Netherlands and you'd like an (English) catalogue please contact me!
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