It has been really hot lately, so it’s nice to dream of blankets and warm cocoa, right? When I was first drawn to the “warm hugs to you” sentiment and cup of cocoa in the Warm Hugs Bundle, I knew the sentiment and image would pair perfectly with this gorgeous plaid. Here’s my warm hugs note card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Warm Hugs Bundle. While the Warm Hugs Bundle might have been designed with the Mini Coffee Cups in mind (the stamps and dies offer a perfect accent for the little cups), the sentiments and images are also perfect for card making and scrapbooking. Here’s a look at the Warm Hugs Bundle:I stamped the circular sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink and cropped it with the die in the bottom, right corner of the product image above. It creates two circles – fun! I stamped the mug and stamped the inside with Crumb Cake (I cropped it with the Warm Wraps Dies, too). I popped up both with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Crumb Cake Stitched Shapes circle. Here’s a closer look:
- Alternative Sizes. I mostly make standard A4 cards – where the cardfront is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, but I also love to make cards in alternative sizes. I’ll occasionally make 4-1/4″ square cards or 3″ square cards and sometimes make long, thin cards. My favorite alternative-sized card, though, is a note card size (the cardfront is 5″ x 3-1/2″). The smaller size allows me to really play with small images or shapes without having them look lost on a large space. The card base on this card is 3-1/2″ x 10″ and scored at 5″ so it will tuck nicely into one of the notecard envelopes. ♥
- Plaid Tidings. I’m absolutely in love with the patterns and colors in the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – all holidays are represented here from Halloween through Valentine’s Day. There are feminine patterns with beautiful pinks and masculine patterns with browns and blues. Such a great collection of papers: For today’s card, I showcased the third plaid paper showcased in the image above. I love the Crumb Cake base with the bands of Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Whisper White running through it. If you like this mix of Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Bundles: Warm Hugs Bundle Stamp Sets: Warm Hugs Papers: Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Warm Wraps Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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