Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sending Hugs (Black Friday Release Die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Some exciting news! There is a new bundle of "Get Well" dies that are part of the CottageCutz Black Friday release. And, along with this new release is some special pricing on all the dies. You can save up to 60% on these new dies. So check out the online store for a huge sale on ALL CottageCutz dies.

Today, I am featuring the new Sending Hugs Bear die. This die is so versatile. It can be used to send a get well card, a card of encouragement or even a Valentine card to someone. So without further delay, let's get started on the details of my card for today.

Step 1:  I started my card this week, as in some other weeks, with a sketch I found over on Splitcoaststampers. I thought it was a good one to showcase this sweet little bear. And, also to use some patterned paper that wouldn't get completely covered up.
Step 2: Once the layout was decided, I looked through my paper stash. I wanted to see what I could use that would coordinate with the theme of the bear die.
I found this heart paper that I thought would work perfectly for any of the card ideas I gave above. I also liked the red & white colors as I usually gravitate towards the bright shades.
Red card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Heart Patterned Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Red scalloped circle: I used the largest of the Nested Scallop Circles
White Circle Image Panel: I used the larges of the Circle dies
Step 3: I cut my bear image, the flower and the sending word from this die set. I decided to stamp the word "Hugs" just for added interest.
I cut the flower in yellow cardstock to break up all the red I was using. Did you notice the cute little embossed belly button this bear has? I used a blush marker to make it stand out a bit. CottageCutz dies all have such incredible detail.
Step 4: I am now ready to start the card assembly.
The circle in the layout has a flat bottom. I first assembled both circles and then cut off approximately 3/8" from the bottom. Before I adhered to the card base, I stamped my "handmade hugs" sentiment.
After it was stamped, I thought it was slightly off-center. So I cut 2 red hearts from an older CottageCutz die and added to the left side. It draws your eye away from it not being centered. I attached my bear to this panel with dimensional adhesive. Gives it more depth.

To complete my card, I added the sending phrase on a slight angle to the patterned paper. Again it just adds some interest to the card.

Well, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this new Sending Hugs Bear die. Remember, there is a big Black Friday sale going on until Tuesday, December 1. It's a chance to pick up some new dies at bargain prices.

I will be back next week with a Christmas card idea.

Dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

It's so cute!

Lois said...

The layout you used was perfect. I like the sentiment up above the circle, which left the bear to stay in the spotlight. Cute card today, Mary!

Migdalia said...

Such an adorable card! I love the bear!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Pam MacKay said...

Love this sweet little bear! He can be used for so many different occasions! Very cute card!

Anja Ž. said...

Mary, this is so lovely. Beautiful layout and such a cute bear.

SugarShine Designs said...

Such a cute little bear. I really love her! Great way to creatively use your sentiments too.

Jeanne said...

Sweet card - and you are so right. This bear and the sentiment can be used for so many different occasions!