Monday, July 1, 2019

CTMH Bear Hugs SOTM Blog Hop - July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Bear Hugs. This month there are about 15 Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Bear Hugs. We configure our blog hop so you can keep clicking a link to the next blog to make a full circle which will take you back to the blog where you started.

Bear Hugs Blog Badge
You should have arrived here from ***Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt also keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Bear Hugs Stamp Set - CTMH Stamp Of The Month July 2019
My first thought was to create a tunnel card, but I was having some trouble envisioning what I would use to decorate it so this card is my second idea – a pop-up surprise card technique I learned a few years ago from Karen Hanson aka Scrappy Canuck. I used the basic measurements in that post as a guide for enlarging the card to a 5" x 7" card.

When the card is removed from its envelope it looks like this.

Bear Hugs Surprise Pop-up Card
When you pull the tab, the mountain, tree and bears "sit up" to reveal a hidden sentiment.

Bear Hugs Surprise Pop-up Card
This is what the card looks like from the side. Underneath all of the embellishing is a traditional 5" x 7" card that has a fold on the left.

Bear Hugs Surprise Pop-up Card
I layered the B&T Into the Wild Paper onto Linen Cardstock so the pop-up would be able to support the pieces I used to embellish. I layered them (using more adhesive than I typically would) before cutting using a craft knife and Ruler. To make the pull tab a little more durable, I cut three layers; there is a White Daisy circle on the back and one on the front below the B&T circle. To make the mountain a little stronger to support the sentiment, I added a ¼" strip of cardstock from the base to the peak.

Before you head to ***DanYellScraps by Danielle Wagner***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my version of the surprise pop-up card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Bear Hugs — the July Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***DanYellScraps by Danielle Wagner***.


  1. This makes me want to run to my scrapbook room make this card!!! So lovely!

  2. I love everything about this card! Great creativity!

  3. You are so very clever. Love this card.

  4. This is one of the cutest pop up cards I've seen!


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