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Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Posted by on January 22, 2016

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Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring some fun stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog. You may have arrived here from Sara Mattson-Blume’s Blog where she featured Going Global or perhaps Betty Traciak’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the super cute new Bear Hugs stamp set with its matching framelits. You may have seen my post from earlier today — I used this set for my Craft Project Central project this month, too. It’s just so easy to make cute cards with it!

My first card is a clean and simple Valentine, using the big bear. He is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake Cardstock which is my favorite color combo for the bear. I made this card for four challenges: The Paper Players (Clean & Simple Valentine), Global Design Project (Theme: Love), SUO Challenges (Valentines), and Color Throwdown (aqua, pink, kraft and white). I don’t know if I’ve ever managed a quadruple challenge card before. It helped that the first three were so similar.

Love You Bear by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

This stamp set doesn’t just make great Valentines, it makes super cute baby cards, too. I paired the adorable baby bear with the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper for a great gender neutral baby card.

Baby Bear by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits, Sunburst Thinlet, 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits

My final card doesn’t use the bear at all. This would be a great card for your favorite fisherman (or fisherwoman). I really like this Pool Party Glitter Ribbon!

Lake Full of Fish by Yapha

Stamps: Bear Hugs
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Circle Framelits, Bear Hugs Framelits, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon

Thanks for joining us on our Occasions Catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over at Betty Traciak’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Playful Pals Bundle. Her creations are always amazing!

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16 Responses to Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

  1. Twila Davis

    So I’ve bee waiting to see what you came up with for this set, and I love it! Very inspiring how you did the water for the fish card. The second is my fav! Oh I love it! Good job!

  2. Hannelie Bester

    Ready for a bear hug! Adorable card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. Mickey Roberts

    Those bears are just adorable, Yapha! What a great idea to use the ribbon for water with the fish. Great projects!

  4. Heidi Baks

    Love all the accessories you used for your layouts (sunburst framelit, glitter ribbon). The use of the ribbon for the water in the third card is just a fabulous idea!

  5. Tanya Boser

    So much fun with this sweet little bear, and the fish! They are all adorable, but I think the winner for most unique thoughts is the last card, with the fish jumping out of the glimmery waves 🙂

  6. Betty Traciak

    How totally CUTE! Super for all occasions!

  7. Barbara Welch

    Yapha your cards are so adorable. I love the way you used the ribbon for water in the fish bowl. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Nance Leedy

    Adorable cards, Yapha. You’re making me think twice about this stamp set! Love the glitter ribbon on the first one…so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  9. Brian King

    Yapha – What a great showcase of this fun stamp set. Love them all – how creative are you to use the Pool Party ribbon for the fish card. Wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Love Theme challenge at the Global Design Project.

  10. Sara Mattson-Blume

    I love the water on your fish. The bear is best on chocolate chip and crumb cake as you said. Great projects!

  11. Kylie Bertucci

    So lovely Yapha! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! We appreciate your support of the GDP challenge blog.

  12. RhondaG

    Awwww…such cutie pie cards! What fun to use the ribbon as a lake!

  13. Lori

    These are all fabulous! You did a great job of showcasing the versatility of the stamp set. Love that bear image! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  14. Julie Gearinger

    Yapha, I love all three of your cards!! I agree with the others, this bear is so cute and you have created a set of cards that truly shows the need for this stamp set in your stash 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges 🙂

  15. Julia Quinn

    What a great idea for a simple valentines card!! So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

  16. Connie Babbert

    Oh…love all your cards, that Bear Hugs set is so much fun! But, the fish card is just DARLING! So clever! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Valentine Challenge this time!