Stamping Handmade Hugs

When you can't hug in person, send a Handmade Hug you created, with Stamps, Paper & Ink!

February 18th, 2019

  I used Stampin’ Up!’s purpose statement stamp and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for my team Thank You for joining card. The Statement of the Heart stamp is only available to Demonstrators, but you could substitute a different sentiment if you want to make this card.


Purple, gingham, polka dot ribbon and a beautiful sentiment…doesn’t get much better than that!

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Gingham Gala DSP has 4 more beautiful colors too!  I made a some of these cards for my demo friends as well.

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The ribbon on these cards is a Free with purchase Sale-A-Bration  item…it sold out really fast…more should be available March 4th.

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January 15th, 2019

LOVE these butterflies…the DSP, (designer series paper) you see here is FREE with a $50 purchase. For details click here: Sale-A-Bration and click here: DSP,  or scroll down to the bottom of the page for promo and product info.

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I used several of the sentiments from the set and re-arranged the cards a bit.


I saw this technique used by several other demos, (demonstrator’s), one of my upline,  Patty Bennett, was the first examples I saw…so smart and so easy to do!1acolor collage

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February 11th, 2019

  I am loving all these free SAB stamp sets, this one is so pretty! This free set is the patented “Dis-ink-tive” style. You get different depths of color in a one-step stamp process that ordinarily needs a 2 or 3 step stamping process.

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The lilies were each stamped once…but look at the different shades of Highland Heather on each of the flowers. Same for the stems and leaves.


After stamping the lilies, I rolled it through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder. It’s hard to see in the far right picture but the embossed lilies add some pretty texture to the card.

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February 8th 2019,

   This is my favorite Valentine I made for this Valentines Day. I like the Balmy Blue, it adds a little non-traditional fresh color. The heart dies speak for themselves!


Before I cut the fancy heart die, I put an adhesive sheet backing on it. It makes adhering intricate dies like this a snap!

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Here’s a little closer look…


This is a  5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Balmy Blue card base scored at 4 1/4″. The designer series paper is cut with the largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die. I wanted the center rectangle to be long and narrow and here’s how I did it…

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog…I hope you feel inspired to create a card for someone you love and send ’em a hug through snail mail.

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February 4th, 2019,

I love the Granny Apple Green and the Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet together, they’re so cute, especially with these little frogs!


I thought this simple fancy fold would add a little more fun to this card!

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I did a few variations…I had to play with all the frogs, didn’t I?


And the inside…


These were fun cards to make, I’m happy with how they turned out! I hope you like them too!

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February 1st, 2019

   I’m a “sweet-a-holic”…love me some sugar! Cupcakes are the best because they’re usually loaded with frosting…my favorite part! These adorable cupcakes are FREE with a $50 purchase right now during Sale_A-Bration.


The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies have so many fun possibilities, this was easy and quick…cut out the rectangle…leaving a stitched frame put some cute dsp behind it, add your cupcake, some embellishments and you’re done!


Here’s a few helpful hints…

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January 28th, 2019

Valentines Day is right around the corner, are you ready to send some love to your loved ones? I can’t think of a better way than with a Handmade Hug…a beautiful handmade Valentines Day card.


These hearts were cut straight from the “All My Love Designer Series Paper, (DSP) with the framelit dies from the “Meant To Be Bundle”


  1. Cut 5 1/2″ x 11″ Crumb Cake card stock, scored at 4 1/4″
  2. Cut the All My Love DSP with the second to largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die
  3. Cut Shimmery White Card Stock with the 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die.
  4. After stamping and adhering all the paper, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hearts.
  5. Adhere ribbon with a glue dot.

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This is a pretty Stampin’ Up! sample…love these butterflies!

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January 25, 2019,

     I’m just getting started with this set, there are so many beautiful elements to this stamp set and the framelit dies that I haven’t played with yet.  The stamp set and framelits can be purchased in a Bundle and that will save you 10%.


I colored with the Stampin’ Blends and the “hello” is heat embossed. I love the sentiment inside, very sweet.


This was a simple card, so popping up the sentiment and the floral image gives it more interest and texture.


These are some adorable Stampin’ Up! samples with the Forever Lovely Bundle and our Kraft Pillow Boxes, perfect for your Valentine!



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January 21st, 2019

Need some quick Birthday cards, or any kind of card you have a sentiment for? These Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes are perfect for a Stamp and Go card.


I hadn’t intended to use any Designer Series Paper on any of these cards…but when I made a mistake…I stamped the wrong side with the inside sentiment… I needed a quick fix, so I added the dsp and I think it turned out really cute!


For all the foliage on this card, after inking the each stamp, I stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping the card. The sentiment and design at the bottom edge of the card, I used fully inked stamps.


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I really like this Stampin’ Up! sample, using some of the Free with purchase Butterfly Elements from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.



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January 18th, 2019,

This is Monday’s card, stepped up with some added details.  I love how the vellum turned out with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. And the colors…


I also turned the cut dsp into a large stitched square, larger than than the largest Stitched Shape square. I also cut the Crushed Curry down to  5 -1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a Night of Navy card base.

This is how I made the square:

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