Octo-BEAR 2023 Newsletter

Includes Free Project Printable

October’s newsletter is full of fun ideas for creating a Not-So-Scary autumn card featuring a cute bear. I used some Simon Says Stamp products I bought back in 2020 when I was first getting started.

This newsletter is full of great tips for building this card design. It includes:

  • An exclusive Free Project printable for ‘Hi Honey’ with detailed instructions on how to make this card from scratch.
  • 3 illustrated movies to show how to: color stamped images, animate a card’s focal point and honey glaze your die cut letters.
  • Craft Room Tips
  • My latest diorama project: a Friends inspired 90s room.

When you subscribe to my newsletter you gain access to my past newsletters and the project printables in them. I hope you will follow me and my future projects from many manufacturers like: Simon Says Stamp, Honeybee Stamps, Tim Holtz, Concord & 9th and many more.

An animated spring is a fun way to give your cards a nice pop.


In a remarkable turn of events, I have discovered this retired stamp set is available on TEMU.

Furthermore, there are matching does with this version!

I cannot vouch for the dimensions of the product being identical or the quality of the finished product. But for those seeking this stamp set, this is a fun option and the price is right at: $2.48 USD. Shipping appears to be free as well making this design well within reach despite it being over two years old.

I’m Carrie B. I like crafting and I like stamping. Follow my blog and newsletter for crafty hacks.