Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Stampin Up Bear Hugs

Hi Stampers, my share today is created with the new Stampin Up Bear Hugs Stamp Set, available in the Spring Occasions Catalog.
Stampin Up Bear Hugs Stamp Set, card by Sandi @
isn’t he just the cutest, and he has a momma bear in the set too.
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Of course it’s Thursday so it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day and our challenge this week is a color challenge:

Happy Stampers Jan 28 Color Challenge

Love these colors together, they are so bright and happy which is exactly what I wanted for this card:

Stampin Up Bear Hugs stamp set, card by Sandi @

I combined the challenge, the Bear Hugs Stamp Set, the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and the beautiful, It’s My Party Designer Paper all to create this card….and they can all be found in the new Occasions Catalog.

Sandi’s Tips and Tricks:

  • After I stamped the bear in Soft Suede, I used my blender pen on him, that picked up a little of the brown ink and I was able to move it around and color him in a little bit.
  • The Melon Mambo Balloon is stamped on the card stock, but the other two are stamped on a separate piece and punched out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.
  • The balloons are all stamped in the three steps, the body of the balloon, then the highlight (in the same color), then the outline in Memento Black Ink.
  • The little bear also has a matching framelit, as does his little bow tie!…all art of the Bear Hug Framelits, and there is a BUNDLE available to save you 15% on the stamp/framelit set.
  • The sentiments in this stamp set are quite small, can you read what it says?  “see this hug”?

Bear Hugs inside card

and this is the inside of the card……check out the selection of sentiments in this stamp set, one for almost any occasion.
Now it’s time to go and see what the rest of the Happy Stampers Designers have come up with for this week’s color challenge.

Click the button below to Hop on over to  Amy Koenders; and a big welcome to our newest hopper, Heather Van Looy we know you will love her work too!.


If you get lost along the way, here is a list of everyone  involved in the hop today

Sandi MacIver – (you are here)

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Heather Van Looy

Stampin Up Bear Hugs Stamp Set, card by Sandi @

Supplies used to create the Stampin Up Bear Hugs Card:


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This will be my last blog hop for a little while as I am dealing with some health issues.  I’ll blog when I can, until then Happy Stamping my friends.




Card recipe

Card Base:  Mint Macaron – 4-1/4 x 11, Mat – Crushed Curry 4 x 5-1/4, It’s My party Designer Paper 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Art Piece:  Basic Black mat 3-1/2 x 4-3/4, Whisper White 3-3/8 x 4-5/8

Bear, bow and balloons – extra piece of Whisper White 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Supplies used to create the Stampin Up Bear Hugs Card:

Price: $136.00



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  1. January 28, 2016    

    So beary-cute! LOVE this little guy 😀

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 28, 2016    

      thanks girlfriend, he is totally adorable isn’t he…

  2. January 28, 2016    

    So sweet Sandi! Love your little bear hold the balloon bouquet. Perfect with you sentiment! 🙂

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 28, 2016    

      thanks Amy, I love that little bear!

  3. January 28, 2016    

    Just adorable, Sandi! Love this!

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 28, 2016    

      thanks so much Jari

  4. Kristi Kristi
    January 28, 2016    

    Darling card Sandi, love that little bear and those balloons too. What a fun card, so cheerful.

    • sandimac sandimac
      January 28, 2016    

      aw thanks Kristi, is for a very good friend who is also going through cancer treatments…..I know she will appreciate it.

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