H ugs of any kind are great but these Bear Hugs for a birthday are amazing!
Card base: Melon Mambo Card Stock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
1st layer: Cut Whisper White Card Stock - 5-1/4" x 4"
2nd layer: Cut It's My Party Designer Seris Paper - 5-1/4" x 4"
Lay the DSP in the Stampin' Up Paper Trimmer with the RH side at the top - have the top at the 2-5/8" mark (1/2 way)
Using the cutting blade, cut in 2-1/4" towards the centre
Fold the corners back to create an opening for the bear - secure with Mini Glue Dots
Use the Bear Hugs Wishes Stamp Set and Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp the bear where he can peek out from behind the fold
Use the Stampin' Write Markers (Garden Green, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry) to colour the boquet of flowers - when done colouring, "huff" on them and use the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp them in the bear's paw
Use the Wink of Stella Gold to add some glitter to the centre of the flowers
Using Snail Adhesive, attach the DSP to the Whisper White Card Stock - make sure the bear is peeking out
Wrap 2 layers of Baker's Twine around the combined DSP - Whisper White layers
Using Snail Adhesive, attach to the card base
Use the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set and Tuxedo Memento Ink to stamp the greeting on Mint Macaron Card Stock
Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch a plain Sahara Sand balloon and to punch the greeting in the shape of a balloon
Mount the balloons using Stampin' Dimensionals