Thanks for returning to see my little tutorial on how to create the bear-holding-heart effect! Here’s the original stamped and cut image. Note how the arms are out and curved upward. Hi, buddy!
Now we’re going to do a little surgery: cut his arms off, maintaining the body line if you can.
Now we’ll swap the left and right arms so that the paws point inward. Trim the cut ends of each arm so that the angle is pretty much parallel to the claws, and curve the cut like this left arm, below.
Flat adhere the arms to the object the bear is holding, taking care to note the eventual placement of the “shoulders” and “elbows,” and attach the arms/heart unit to the body with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Again, here’s the finished product.