After all the tragedy in the news over the last weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share a paper hug here on the blog.
I was inspired by a card by the hilarious Brian King and just loved the bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set popping out of the corner of the card!
Tips for making this card:
- Let your images jump out of the frame! Stamp the bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set and cut him out using the matching framelits. Then glue him onto the front of the paper you want him to be popping out of, so that his legs are hanging off of the corner. Trim off any parts of the bear that are hanging over the edge and he is jumping out with a hug for you!
- Great looks with mats – Make it really looked like a framed window by creating a small mat out of the same color cardstock as the bear! I have him glued onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut his legs to match the edges of the white cardstock. THEN, I mounted that onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (the same that I used for the bear) that was cut to be 1/8” longer and taller than my white piece. So, if the white cardstock is 2 1/4” x 3 1/2”, the crumb cake is 2 3/8” x 3 5/8”.
- Mix and match sentiments for fun personalized sentiments! I used the Peek-a-Boo from the Suite Sentiment sets and just colored the “peek-a-boo” from the baby sentiment with a marker. Then I used the “see this hug” and it’s for you” from the Bear Hugs set, to finish out my custom sentiment! Mix and match any works in your collection for fun phrases.
For everyone impacted by the horrible acts in Orlando this weekend, my heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones! There is also a card drive going on to shower the owner of Pulse nightclub with love and thoughts by sending her cards of support. If you are interested in participating, I have details posted on my facebook page here.
Use Hostess Code WKVC92UY at check out to get a special thank you from me!