Monday, June 23, 2008

Cuddles and Hugs Tip Sheet

Here are some Cuddles and Hugs tips to get you started now that your sets are arriving!

Make a subtle, elegant background on your card base or mat using the leaves and Versamark.

Mask the leaves or tall grass in front of or behind your wild things to put them in the jungle where they belong!

Cut out the grass or leaves and pop them up on dimensionals.

Put the little eucalyptus branch in the koala's mouth or hand.

Try Fun Flocking your animals to make them extra "warm and fuzzy"!

Accent your "Cuddles and Hugs" projects with the matching Gina K Zoo brads.

The snakes look terrific with several of the Cuttlebug embossing folders: try Tiny Bubbles, Mesh for a"scaly" look.

Snakes aren't always brown or green, get creative or look at photos or snakes online for some fun and fabulous color combinations!

Use part of the "Just So Hoppy" puddle around the flamingos knees to make them look like they are standing in the water.

Make a shaker card (without the window, just beads inside) for your snakes to add a little "rattling" sound effect!

Have fun taking all the relations stamps (mother father etc) from Hip Hop Accessories to complement your Cuddle and Hugs greetings and customize the images for you and your recipient. Example: sister and brother tags for the koalas, husband and wife for the lions etc, no rules about what these animals "are" to each other, you decide!

The big and little expand your Hip Hop Accessories greetings even further! Now you can make "new big brother", "sweet little princess" etc!

Use the little "sss" at the beginning or end of ANY of your greetings from ANY of my animal sets that start or end with "s" to give it a "hiss" twist! (ssssweet!)

Accessorize them accordingly(hats etc) from Hip Hop Accessories or offering balloons and flowers from Just So Hippy and Just So Hoppy.

Try these combinations, great for inside or out, or to split them up to continue inside:

"Sending hugs and smiles across the miles"

"hugs and kisses(hisses) for the Mr. and Mrs"

"wild thing I think I love you"

"wild thing you make my heart sing"


  1. Great set and thanks for the tips!

  2. I love this set and your tips are awesome, thanks so much for sharing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Lovin' the tip sheet - thanks for putting it together and sharing it!!!

  4. I want my's been shipped.......maybe tomorrow????


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