Saturday, December 13, 2014

Introducing Big Hugs

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink December countdown! 

Today's group post is all about the new set Big Hugs and coordinating dies. When a hug in person is just not possible, send someone special a heartfelt hug via the mail.  A card lovingly created using these touching sentiments is sure to cheer up anyone in need of an embrace.

Hope you like what I have to share with you today...
Here's a cute card combo that show you just how versatile these new items are. One card utilizes one of the Big Hugs dies and a second card uses one of the "Hugs" stamps.
First up, the stamped version.  I topped the card base with stripy paper (I've had this piece laying around for too long) and adhered it at an angle.  Then stamped the "hugs" over the seam and over the bottom edge of the card. 
I then finished the card off with a sentiment strip (placed over the seam) and a rhinestone star. 
Up next, the die cut version. After drawing color inspiration from the pattern paper used above I chose to work with a color combo of plum pudding, blueberry sky and kraft.  I die cut "hugs" from a rustic white cardstock panel and attached it to the card base at an angle.
For an added pop of color I completed "hugs" with a couple colorful insert pieces.

Well, that concludes my look at Big HugsJust remember... these products will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning December 15th.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Never Have Too Many Card
Stamps: Big Hugs
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Studio Calico
Other: Black Rhinestone Star

Hugs and Smiles Card
Stamps: Big Hugs
Ink: Blueberry Sky and Plum Pudding
Cardstock: Kraft, White, Blueberry Sky and Plum Pudding
Other: Big Hugs Die


  1. Oohhhh love that die!! Love you're creation! Going to look quickly the others ^^

  2. Maile, what clever designing - fabulous cards :-)

  3. Very pretty!! I really like that 'negative space' card - great idea!

  4. Thanks for the inspiration on using these dies and stamps.

  5. Love your cards. The way you used the dies are wonderful

  6. Your card is beautiful, Maile! I simply LOVE how you created the negative space with part of your sentiment. Thanks for sharing!