To start my card I cut a piece of heavyweight white cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4". In addition, I cut a piece of red cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 1/8" and a piece of black and white plaid patterned paper 4" x 5 1/8".
The reason I left only 1/8" difference in the layers on my card is because I wanted to cut a frame with the square wide-frame die, and I needed larger than normal base layers. I also cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the frame and the "thanks" sentiment die.
Now I was ready to cut the pieces from the Medical Bag die. I've embraced a "tool" that Janet Axtman (another designer for CottageCutz) introduced us to in one of her videos -- a fun foam sheet wrapped with Press 'n Seal. This is marvelous to keep all those little die-cut pieces from getting lost.
I sponged a little bit of darker blue on the caduceus and constructed the doctor's bag and stethoscope. As I was putting the stethoscope together, I realized that the largest circle should have been gray, not black. So I cut another circle from the gray cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment onto the white panel inside my frame.
Be sure to check out the CottageCutz website on Black Friday. Here's a video showing all the dies that will be available.
CottageCutz dies used on this card are: