ol' bear hug once in a while?
I used the scallop circle #2 die with the big shot. This is the one that has two scallop circles on it.
The mouth is the wide oval and the paws and inside of the ears are the 1" circle punch. Eyes are 3/4" circle white with 1/4" circle black. Nose is 1/2" circle. Heart is from the heart to heart punch. The sentiment is from the All Holiday stamp set.
For the arms I cut a close to cocoa piece 11" x 2 3/4" and scored it at 3 3/8" and 7 5/8".
Then I just cut out the shape to make the arms, it doesn't have to be perfect, you get the idea. I sponged all the edges and popped up the layers with dimensionals to add some dimension to him.
My card is standard size and does not open, however with the ears sticking out it will not fit in a standard envelope.