Big Hugs Pick-Me-Up Cards with Suzanna Lee

Hiya, scrappy peeps and Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Suzanna here today to share with you some “pick me up” cards created using this month’s Big Hugs Stamp and coordinating Big Hugs Metal Die. If you have been around here a while, you might be picking your jaw up off the ground right about now, am I right?! You’re right, I don’t make cards. But I sure did for this blog post. It was surprisingly easy! And fun—even for this non-cardmaker.

Supplies | April 2022 Kit, Flower Die Cuts, Flower Puffy Stickers, Warm Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, Big Hugs Stamp, Big Hugs Metal Die, Layered Card Metal Die, Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up – Extra Frames Metal Die

For this first card, I focused on the “big hugs” sentiment, keeping is simple with the stamped and die cut sentiment popped up on one of the 3 x 4 inch pocket cards from the April 2022 Kit. A combination of metal cards with white cardstock make for a lovely frame around this for a bit more substance.

Just few other bits—a puffy heart, yellow patterned paper above and below and a twine bow wrap up the card for some complementary color and to brighten things up, just as I hope to brighten the day of the recipient of the card!

This second card is a bit more complex with a lot more stamping, and die cutting involved. What I love about these stamps (or any stamps for that matter) is that you can create your own custom embellishments. By stamping and using the dies for nice beveled cuts, I can create any color sentiment I want!

The metal dies are great not only for stamped images themselves but patterned paper, as well—like for the navy polka-dotted cloud that I layer with the stamped and negative space clouds. There are so many fun ways to use these products! This would work beautifully on a layout as well!

The raindrops here are a combination of patterned paper and stamping within the negative of the space left by the metal die! The possibilities are endless!

I hope you are inspired to pull out all the stops for some “Big Hugs”! Thanks for stopping in today!

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