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Sunday, April 5, 2020

HUGS Card-Sending Positive Thoughts

Here is another great card project for you to consider when you want to send a big"HUG" to someone who may need one.  This pretty card is made in Petal Pink card stock but it's design serves a gentleman friend or relative as well.  Not too feminine...just right!  Here's how to make this beautiful card:

What You Need to Make This Card:

  • Petal Pink card stock.
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Smoky Slate card stock
  • Petal Pink Ink pad
  • Smoky Slate Ink Pad
  • Petal Pink ribbon (use any ribbon you may have that would coordinate with the card stock colors you select)
  • Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP)- Stripes
  • Painted Labels Dies
  • Nature's Thoughts Dies
  • All Dressed Up Dies
  • Positive Thoughts Stamp Set
  • Snail-glue tape
  • Dimensionals

Here's How to Make the Card Front:

  • Petal Pink card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4.
  • Liner - Smoky Slate - 4 x 5 1/4  - Cut 2 (One for the inside)
  • Liner - Striped DSP - 3 3/4 x 5 - Cut another strip, 3/4 x 5 (inside card)
  • Fold the card in half. Apply the Smoky Slate liner with snail.
  • Apply the striped liner with snail.
  • Cut out the circular piece from the Painted Labels die set in Smoky Slate.  Apply to the center of the striped DSP with dimensionals.
  • Stamp two leaf images from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Old Olive ink. Cut out both with corresponding die from the Nature's Thoughts die set.
  • Cut out two floral images and the small butterfly with Petal Pink card stock from the Nature's Thoughts die set.  
  • Apply the leaf die cuts to the center of the Smoky Slate circle, one leaf set glued with snail flat, and the other attached on dimensionals.
  • Attach the two Petal Pink floral pieces on dimensionals near the stem of the leaf branches.  Apply the small butterfly to the leaf with a glue dot.
  • Stamp the sentiment "Hugs, Prayers, Love" with Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White scrap.  Cut out only the word "HUGS" with the die from the All Dressed Up die set.  Apply that sentiment with dimensionals to the lower center of the card front.  The front of the card is done.
Here's How to Complete the Inside of the Card:
  • Apply the Smoky Slate liner with snail.
  • Stamp the sentiment "Sending Positive Thoughts and feel-good wishes" with Smoky Slate ink to the center of the Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp the "flourish" design in Petal Pink on the top- center of the sentiment as shown.  Add the design to the bottom center of the sentiment as shown.
  • Glue the striped piece of DSP to the bottom of the card, leaving a little Whisper White card stock showing.  Add a piece of Petal Pink ribbon to the center of the striped paper, attaching the ribbon ends to the back of the Whisper White card stock with snail.
  • Attach the inside Whisper White layer to the Smoky Slate layer with snail and the entire card is done.


  • Cardstock - Balmy Blue - Card base = 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - Score at 4 1/4.
  • Whisper White Liner - 4 x 5 1/4; Cut 2.
  • Balmy Blue Liner - 4 x 5 1/4 for inside of the card.  Cut one.
  • Gingham Balmy Blue DSP 6 x 6 Subtle Colors Liner - 3 3/4 x 5 and 3/4 x 5 (for the inside of the card).
  • Cut out from Balmy Blue Card Stock Ornate Layers dies (second from largest) 
  • Whisper White Liner to Ornate Layer - 2 1/8 x 3 1/2
  • Tea Pot die cut from Tea Time Dies in Balmy Blue card stock
  • Stamp flowers as shown on Whisper White Card Stock in Memento Black ink and cut with dies from Tea Together stamp set. Cut 4 large single flowers...two for the outside of the card and two for the inside.
  • Cut circle from Balmy Blue Card Stock using Painted Labels die
  • Stamp sentiment "Love is a Warm Cup of Tea" from Tea Together stamp set on Whisper White card stock and punch out with 1 inch circle punch.
  • Color flowers with Balmy Blue Blends as you desire.  Color leaves with Old Olive Blends as you desire.
  • Cut out 4 leaves from the Tea Time Die set in Old Olive Card stock.
  • Linen thread--length to wrap twice around the length of the card (inside) and tie a bow.
Put It Together:

  • Attach the Whisper White liner to the card base with snail.
  • Attach the Gingham DSP to the White liner with snail.
  • Attach the Ornate Layer frame to the Gingham check liner with dimensionals.
  • Attach the tea pot die cut to the Whisper White liner as shown with dimensionals.
  • Attach the cut out and colored flowers to the tea pot as shown.  Attach the flowers near the base of the tea pot on dimensionals.
  • Attach the four leaves die cuts to the flowers as shown with snail.
  • Attach the circle design die cut to the bottom right corner of the card on dimensionals.
  • Attach the cut out circle with sentiment in the middle of the design circle with snail.

  • Attach Balmy Blue liner to inside of the card base with snail.
  • Stamp tea cup image to the Whisper White card stock in Memento black ink.  Color with Balmy Blue Blends as desired. 
  • Stamp the sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" in the middle of the tea cup with Memento ink as shown.
  • Attach gingham strip to the White Card stock on far left with snail.
  • Wind two lengths of the Linen Thread over the gingham strip and attach on the back of the white card stock with snail.  Take another piece of thread and tie a bow in the middle of the threads already applied.
  • Then attach Whisper White liner to the liner of Balmy Blue card stock with snail.
  • Attach the colored flowers to the edge of the tea cup as shown, one flat and attached with snail and the other attached on a dimensional.  The Card is done.
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