Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fruity Hugs Card for Upcoming Shoebox Event

I discovered Concord & 9th stamps and dies at Creativation this past January and have placed two large orders with them since coming home. One of my favorites of the dies and stamps I ordered in this HUGS Bundle which includes the "hugs" die that interlocks to close the card and a set of fun "hugs" related sentiments. There are some videos here that show how to cut out and use the hugs and other interlocking dies available there. I followed Jennifer McGuire's measurements and cut the height of my white card base to 5 1/4" so I could layer it onto an orange background piece that was 5 1/2" x 4". I found I could still open and close the interlocking pieces if  I attached the white hugs piece with only one line of two sided adhesive down the back. I stamped and punched out some limes, oranges and lemons, cut the lemon in half and attached the others with mounting tape for dimension. I also stamped the "sending" and "your way" from the Hugs stamp set. I attached another green layer to the "hugs" to strengthen the interlocking letters and add some color. Here is a look at the inside after the interlocking "hugs" is opened:


Is that not just too sweet! I love this set and will be making more cards with it. I am going to share this project at a shoebox exchange gathering on April 22nd at Let's Create in Wisconsin Rapids. If you are local, you should come join us. Each of us will bring a shoebox with a project to share with the rest and there will be food and door prizes.  


I am entering this card in the "Something New" challenge at Dies R Us. This set of dies and stamps from Concord & 9th is brand new.

4 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh Karen ... what a delightful creation! Love the gate fold design and your HUGS really POPS! Awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Sherri said...

Fantastic card! Love the gate fold design & your inside is marvelous! Great sentiment! Thanks for joining our "Something New" challenge at Dies R Us!

Maxine D said...

What a fun and fabulous card Karen - I had not seen the interlocking does before.... you may be the cause of me spending more money....
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute and fun! I love the theme and awesome colors too!