Wednesday, August 3, 2016

AUGUST 2016 RELEASE: Friends For All Seasons: Fall

Hello, and welcome back! I hope that you are all enjoying the new products that will be available for purchase beginning August 5, 2016. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 as well.

Today, we're looking at the next installment in our Friends For All Seasons series by Stephany Zerbe - Friends For All Seasons: Fall stamp set and companion die.

AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2016

Friends For All Seasons: Fall
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Friends For All Seasons: Fal Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$14 USD

I've gotta tell ya, I just love this series! The deadpan expression on each of these little guys kills me. They are packed with filler images and great sentiments, and this set doesn't disappoint.

The sentiments in this set focus on birthdays, my kind of birthdays, belated birthdays! Creating fun and cute cards are quick and easy with these little guys. I laid down a quick wash of Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for a loose and whimsical background. I stamped my balloons and bear, added the heart to his belly, and colored them in with Copics. The large simple style of these illustrations make them perfect for beginning and advanced colorists. I die cut each and adhered them with a little foam adhesive.

I heat embossed the sentiment "Did I miss the cake?" in white onto black card stock and stamped the "I mean...hope it was great! Happy Belated Birthday!" on the inside of the card.

Next up I wanted to use that cutie in his scarf and incorporate the fall leaves. This is another super simple design and layout. Thanks to the vibrant colors and strong images you really don't have to do to much else to pull of a clean and simple design.

How about that background? I just stamped the little rounded grass lines repeatedly (in a truly random pattern) all over my card base. I was so shocked at how this simple touch really made such a huge impact.

For the sentiment, I used the previously released Friends For All Seasons: Spring stamp set. All of these sets are made to be interchangeable and look adorable when stamped all together. Ask me how I know?

And before I go, I have one more. I loved that last layout and card so much, that I had to try it with the Forest Friends sets. I used the little bees and bee hive images to stamp a random pattern all over my card base. I opted to just color in the bees and leave the others uncolored. I will try not to use this layout on every other card, but I can't make any promises!

Oh my! I usually always have a favorite card sample...and this one might be it. These sets are very dear to me as they are the first that Steph and I did some serious collaborating on. I remember clearly the calls and the laughs and excitement we had over these. And I just fell head over heels in love with them when they were all done.

If you missed the intro to these, be sure to revisit Day 1 for all of the details on these two adorable sets.

As always, thanks for sharing a little of your day with us. We will be back tomorrow with more, so be sure to come back!

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143 comments:

  1. All these animals are so cute. I need them all. What great cards using these sneaks!

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  2. Loving the animals-so adorable! Also, like the sentiments as I tend to forget (sometimesđŸ˜‰)

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the cute animals!

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  4. These are adorable! I love the card samples.

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  5. Wow!!!! These cards are so sweet and cute!!!! I love this new stamp set!!!!

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  6. Fabulous cards! Really love the pale blue you have used, it is perfect, and really helps "make" the scenes. So, so cute, look forward to the rest of the r0elease.

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  7. I love love this sweet little set!!! I agree the last card is my favorite too!

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  8. Total cuteness! That last one is my absolute favorite too!

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  9. I love this series as well. Each of these animals are adorable and the sentiments are awesome. The fact that they work well together is a huge bonus. I am really excited to see this month's animal is a bear!

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  10. I am so going to CASE these designs and it makes it even better to see such sweet stamps being used. Can't wait for this release!

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  11. More adorable critters! Love this set!

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  12. Adorable! The Teddy leaning over the log reminds me of Pooh!

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  13. I just love this set! All the little itty bitty stamps included can make for some fun backgrounds, like how you used the grass!

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  14. So very sweet.... beautiful colors/coloring and cute sentiments! Love, love the adorable stamped backgrounds!!

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  15. Three delightfully charming cards! Love the last one with the bee hives.

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  16. I love the Friends for seasons sets! They are all just adorable! Adding this one to my collection!

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  17. I adore all the Friends For All Seasons stamps but I think this one is definitely my favorite. Those bears are just way too cute!!

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  18. Love these Friends for All Seasons stamp sets, what fun cards!!

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  19. SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET New Set and I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the INSPIRATION!! Such AMAZING Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! =)

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  20. Great cards and new products! :)

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  21. Oh - these are just DARLING!!! I'm a sucker for cute critters and great sentiments, so these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  22. aww, these little bears are adorable and the 'all seasons' theme makes them so much more versatile!!

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  23. Totaly love these new stamps! So adorable!

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  24. Awww, these images are adorable! The cards are fabulous; love the coloring!

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  25. Hahaha these are really fun, the sentiments are amazing,I love your sense of humour! Lovely cards showcasing the new set too!

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  26. Adorable set and I love the little bees nest.

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  27. Aw, what a super sweet stamp set and I love all of your adorable cards!

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  28. Oh my GOODNESS - What awesomely cute, adorable and totally sweet cards - love each one of them!! SO clever and cute!! Love the belated birthday theme to this new stamp set - it seems, no matter how hard I try, I am usually late for birthdays so this set fits me perfectly!!! Awesome - thank you so much!!

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  29. These bears are super sweet! It looks like they would work well with the Friends for all Seasons: Summer set, which I already have. It's always nice to be able to add to and make sets go further!

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  30. The friends for all seasons fall set goes perfectly with the others, gives you so many choices that all coordinate together. Great Set. Great Cards.

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  31. Absolutely adorable creations with such cute Friendship sentiments! Wanna love them all!

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  32. I love these bears. So cute! I really like the background with the bees and honeycomb. Very sweet. :)

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  33. These new sets are just stupid cute. Love these little deadpan critters. They make me smile every time I see them.

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  34. These new sets are just stupid cute. Love these little deadpan critters. They make me smile every time I see them.

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  35. These are adorable Dawn. It sounds like you and Step had so much fun creating them!

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  36. Another adorable stamp set. I just love these little critters!

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  37. Love all the cute critters in this month's release! The sets include so many wonderful images that will work for background stamping and really awesome sentiments!

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  38. I too love the deadpan expression on these little bears, Dawn ... such adorable cards ... so sweet! Anita :)

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  39. These are so cute! What great cards today!

    Chris L.

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  40. Love all your adorable images in this release! Both cards are beautiful and so very cute!

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  41. Oh, I am SO in love with these bears and the scenes you've created with them!!

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  42. I just love the bears and the different scenes you can do!! I can't wait.:)

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  43. Great cards! I think my favorite is the last one, with that cute bear & his hive of honey. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  44. The Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends has stolen my heart :) Love the cards you made, just adorable!!!

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  45. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable and I love how thye are in my price range.

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  46. Dawn, I love your style especially with this cute set, it really makes the set feel fun and fresh. Thanks for the share.

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  47. I have tons of floral stamps...but not enough cuties like this little guy....Your new "stuff" has gone straight to the top of my "MUST HAVE" list!

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  48. Another one of the adorable must have set. It's quite versatile too :)

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  49. your cards are just adorable, great stamp set!

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  50. Love the release, especially the sentiments. Your cards are so cute.

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  51. Love the stamp set. So cute!

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  52. The bears are adorable! I love the tiny leaves in the set also

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  53. Dawn I'd love to see you in action on that last sweet card! Oh my goodness ... you are GOOD! Every card a charmer!
    =]

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  54. Omg I love these guys! Your cards are absolutely inspirational!

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  55. Oh my--these are so cute. Love the expressions on their faces.

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  56. This stamp set is so cute. Love those bears. Great cards.

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  57. I would be excited if I created these too! They are beyond adorable. Love them!

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  58. It just keeps getting better and better!! Loving August release!!!! Excited to more!!

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  59. Not only did I fall in love with all these adorable can't-wait-to-color critters, the sentiments are so fun. They are conversational and sound just like how I talk with my friends and family. Thank you Wplus9 for getting me so excited for all these new stamps and dies!

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  60. Oh my! This little bear set is absolutely adorable and their expressions are priceless with the simple greetings. How can some simple grass squiggles make the card? You've done it this time!

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  61. Oh what a super sweet stamp set and just love the precious cards you created!

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  62. Love the very last card, so darling!

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  63. What an adorable set and amazing work by the design team!

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  64. Wonderful cards today! Love the sentiment "Did I miss the cake"!

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  65. This is so cute! I just can't! Adorable!

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  66. Aww! So cute! I love the little pooh bear card! My little man slept with his pooh bear up until last year, so it's very near and dear to my heart.

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  67. The bear with the beehive just stole my heart! Adorable bears, can't wait to make projects with them!

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  68. Those bears are just too cute! So much fun...so many possibilities...

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  69. These little animals are just adorable.

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  70. Such adorable cards with all of these darling bears!

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  71. Super cute stamp set, love all the inspiration.

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  72. Love all the cards but my favorite is the bee card.

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  73. I can see why you love these cards and the are proud of the stamp sets! So sweet!!!

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  74. these bears are adorable!!! and that sentiment? did i miss the cake? <3

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  75. Super sweet images in this set!

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  76. Cute and adorable. Loves the bear and the bees. :)

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  77. The bear with the balloons is great! And the hives and bees is so cute!

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  78. the bears are so cute with the sentiments - awesome!

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  79. I love the simple "background paper" made with the stamps on the second two! They are all awesome though.

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  80. These are the cutest cards I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. I love everything you've shown so far!! Your cards are always amazing, Dawn! :) Can't wait for Friday!

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  82. Love these sets! The animals are so adorable!

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  83. Oh my! I think these will be the first little critters in my stamp collection! I'm usually drawn to flowers, but these sweet, little bears and their sentiments melt my heart. I just this card design, Dawn! Just wonderful!! ♡

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  84. These bears are so adorable and the sentiments are just perfect.The details and colors that you created for this card is so perfect.

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  85. Love that the Friends For All Seasons: Fall bear has different poses ... so many possibilities!

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  86. More adorable bears! Great to color and the perfect size for cards.

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  87. That little bear is so cute. Your coloring is beautiful!

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  88. I really love the second card with the bee hive background. So cute!

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  89. I love that all these critters can go together and we can scene build!

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  90. These critters are all stinking cute!! Love them!

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  91. Sweet innocent/guilty bear face :-) and my bro and his wife are bee keepers in England - loving that bee hive!

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  92. An amazing release! I love the sweet birds and bears and the rest of the critter gang!

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  93. These cards are just so easy for anyone to fall in love with. Great for the camping season really adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Oh my goodness these cards are sweet, love these bears! A great job!

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  95. Oh my goodness the news are so adorable! Loving this release!!!!

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  96. These could not be sweeter, Dawn! Especially that last one! Just adorable!

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  97. Overwhelming cuteness! Simply fabulous stamp and die sets - great release. Just love all of those bears!

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  98. Love these bears. Who can resist them. I can't wait to give them a try. Thanks.

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  99. Darling cards...sweet characters! I love the backgrounds!!

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  100. I think I'm in love! Your cards are adorable and I love this new stamp set!! Those bears are simply darling!!

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  101. Swoon! Love the cards and the stamps of course.

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  102. I can only imagine the fun you ladies had creating this together. This bear is beyond adorable.

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  103. Oh my, this set is simply adorable. Love the sweet little images and the quirky sentiments:)

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  104. These cards are adorable and so is this stamp set! Love the extra images like the cloud and sun and the birds are sooo cute!!!

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  105. The bears are adorable! Love each sample! They bring a smile!

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  106. Forrest Friends has really stolen my heart. The card with the bear & bees is so adorable.

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  107. These bears are adorable! Love their simplicity. Fabulous cards as always!

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  108. This is delightful. Love that cute little bear.
    'Did I miss the cake? I need this!

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  109. Super cute cards..in love with the Forrest friends..so cute that bear!!

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  110. OMG!! They are so lovely!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  111. These are so CUTE! Love this new set!!

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  112. What an adorable set! Love Steph's designs!

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  113. How sweet, I really, really like the sentiments, they're awesome! So many cute new critters to play with. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  114. yay me! I'm super excited and I can't wait to get my hands on these cuties and play! Thanks for picking me.

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  115. Those bears are so cute, and I love the belated birthday sentiments! Makes me want to send a card late just so I can use them! Ah, who am I kidding? I don't need to try too hard to be late! Lol!

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  116. Love the stamps that's so cute I can remember trick-or-treating with my kids and have a dressed up now I will send them some other characters dressed up

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  117. There is just too much cuteness this release (not that that's a bad thing!!)

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  118. Super Duper CUTE cards!! In LOVE with the bears!!

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  119. Love the expressions on these bears, totally adorable! Love the background papers too. Inspiring cards!

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  120. I know it is not "Pooh" but your little forest friend just evoked the gentle soul of "Pooh" and I fell in love with him.

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    1. These little bears are So CUTE. Love your layouts, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  121. The soft colors and the black & white background with the colored bees just makes your Bear card my absolute fave!

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  122. These are something my grandaughter and I will do together. She loves bunnies and is a beginning stamper. Great combination!

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  123. The cards are the cutest with the sweetest critters. This release has been just amazing, love everything so far!

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  124. Each scene cuter than the one before! Love these adorable bears!

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  125. Hi Dawn ~ This release is simply amazing!! These little bears, and all the little detail stamps you've added, are absolute perfection!! Love how you've created the background with those adorable grass stamps; so clever. You've created some spectacular, fun, sweet cards and I can't wait to get my hands on some of these sets. Thank you for inspiring the rest of us. ~HUGS~

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