Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend Honey Bear

Mornin’, y’all!  Guess what day it is?  

Yep!  HAAAAWWWWMMP Day!  Reaching the top of the hill then the slide into the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

And – it’s the second day that you can 1) redeem your Bonus Days coupons and 2) get the Carols of Christmas bundle!  So…you know what to do!  Or if you don’t – read on down a ways!

My card today is a little 3″ x 3″ square.  I don’t actually know why I made it this size – unless it’s in response to two fun little goodies in the Holiday Catalog.  We’ll have Whisper White 3″ Square Envelopes and…little Pizza Boxes!  What fun packaging they’ll be for cookies, little gifts – or…a stack of little cards and envelopes.

Maybe like this little one I made to welcome a tiny human – using the A Little Wild and Hello Friend stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

I was playing along with The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge this week.  I went across the bottom row!

I started by heat embossing the pretty floral wreath image from Hello Friend in White – I inked the image with Versamark and stamped it on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Then I sprinkled it with the White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  When it was cool, I cut it out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.

Next up, I stamped the little honey bear from A Little Wild in Basic Black Archival Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut him out with the matching die in the Little Loves Framelits.  That makes a double image, so I carefully snipped the stamped image so that I had a bear – and not a tag!

I also stamped the bee hive and a few bees and cut them with their dies, too – love the bees!! 🙂

Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, I colored the little bear with So Saffron and shaded him with some Crushed Curry.  I did the same on the hive – alternating “ribs” with the two colors.  And finally, I colored the bees with Crushed Curry.

The hive is adhered to the circle with Liquid Glue – then I popped the bear on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each bee and popped them on, too.

The card is a 3″ x 6″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock folded at 3″.  Then I Fast Fuse’d a piece of the Gold foil paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP onto a piece of So Saffron card stock.  I used some Liquid Glue to add the Pool Party circle with its decorations.  And the front of the card was done.

On the inside, I stamped the A Little Wild sentiment in So Saffron ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  And I added a few more bees in Basic Black Archival Ink and colored them with my Crushed Curry and Clear Wink.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my little card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I used a piece of Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to make a little envelope with the Envelope Punch Board and some Tear & Tape Adhesive…

…and the inside matches the card front!

Et Voila!  I love little tiny cards like this – even though I don’t make them very often. They’re perfectly perfect as inclusions with a gift, don’t you think?  And – there’s not many more adorable images than this honey bear from A Little Wild.  I was pleased with how nicely the little wreath in Hello Friend worked behind him, too.  Hope you like!




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Carols of Christmas is Available Now!

You’ve been watching us make samples for you with this wonderful new set.  Now it’s your turn to get it for yourself – one month before it’s come available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog!

Here are some links to make it easy to get – and remember, you save 10% when you buy the bundle!!

You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Check the digits:

There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits, Demonstrator Supply Items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.

Here’s how to redeem your coupons (click the pic to make it human-sized!):


2017 Tax Holiday!

There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time!  If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 🙁 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.

Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia all have tax free weekends coming up over the next few weeks and you can pick up certain Stampin’ Up! items tax free during those timeframes!  I missed the Alabama weekend – just got this info yesterday – sorry! 🙁

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).



Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 6″ (card base, score and fold at 3″); 2 3/4″ square (inner liner); Little Loves die cuts

So Saffron Card Stock: 2 7/8″ square (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Pool Party Card Stock:  3″ Stitched Shapes circle (behind the honey bear)

Bundle of Love Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ square (card front); 5 3/8″ square (envelope) 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn-Fan Fix  

Ladies and Gentlemen….I give you… Esther Williams!


No wait…it’s Mark Spitz!

No no no – it’s that guy that swam the English Channel.  Yes – that’s HIM!!

Unfortunately, this particular long-distance swim training session was cut short by….a monster!! 🙂

Yes – immediately after the paparazzi snapped that final shot…something!…touched his leg.

He did a pirouette in the water and beat feet…erhm….paws!!…to the shore!

I think it was probably a catfish.

See?  Even in the water…cats are not to be trusted!!



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hello Friend Honey Bear

  1. Elisha

    Oh I love me a little 3×3 -and I am thrilled that the envelopes are back! Your card is adorable – the little bees are just too cute! Lol! So glad the monster didn’t get Finn – I know how he felt – for me it’s the sea weed that causes me to turn tail for the shore😂

  2. That card is just too cute! Love the little honey bear, perfect design for a little gift! 🙂

  3. Your card is just adorable. And I was so glad to see those 3×3 envelopes in the catalog! But your own is so much cuter! Perfect card and envelope, Mary!

  4. Agree with Jari about the envelope. So perfect for the card. I have never made a 3 x 3 but they are perfect for gift inclusion. Yours is adorable, but how could you miss with that sweet little honey bear. Reminds me of Pooh!

  5. Mom

    Cutie card.
    If it was a catfish, that would be the good news…trustworthy or not! 😐

  6. Pat Christ

    Such a sweet card. I may have to add this bundle to my wish list. Mary, you’re a hoot! This is a very FUNNY FINN FAN FIX! And Finn must be the silliest Aussie ever!

    • He’s certainly right up there in the goofy department! But man, is he ever a hoot to be around! Thanks much, Pat! 🙂

  7. Such a card and Finn made me smile…you made me laugh! Thank you.

  8. Mom

    Welll…maybe not a FISH at all…

  9. What a adorable card. I love it!!!! as for Finn I love seeing him. Boo at the fish scaring him out of the water though!!!

  10. janclothier

    You’ve packed such a lot of goodness into your sweet 3×3 card! The floral embossed wreath that your bear sits on in great! I think the bees are adorable. The colouring is subtle and done beautifully. The papers you’ve picked are plain lovely! It’s a super wee card. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Paper Players this week.

  11. Your little bear makes for the cutest 3×3 Mary – I love the wreath circle behind and co-ordinating envelope too. Thanks for joining us for TicTacToe over at The Paper Players this week!

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