Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Warm Hugs

Good Saturday morning my fellow stampers. Hope your weekend is starting off great. I was finally able to sleep in my own bed last night and we are now able to walk on our floors. They came out gorgeous. I can’t wait to put furniture back and pictures back on the walls to make it nice and homey again.

For today’s card I combined a couple stamp sets to make another non-traditional colored Christmas card. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up Nothing’s Better Thank Bundle and the Stampin’ Up! Warm Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set. My colors are from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #397. Here are their colors.

I also played along with Global Design Project #267. Here is their theme.

I started by adhering a panel of Peony Garden Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Curvy Dies twice. The Curvy Dies are available as part of a bundle with the Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Photopolymer Stamp Set. There are no measurements for how I cut the curves, I just cut them the way I liked them.

On each of the cut pieces I stamped the sentiments from the Warm Hugs stamp set in Basic Gray Ink. On a panel of Purple Posy cardstock I stamped the cup image from the Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink 6 times. I cut the images out using the Love You More Than Dies. I colored the insides of the cup and saucer using my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Markers.

On the top Whisper White panel, I stamped the steam image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Basic Gray Ink. I adhered the cups to the Whisper White panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered both Whisper White panels to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals trying to keep the same amount on the top and bottom.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Hugs stamp set in Basic Gray Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the steam image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Basic Gray Ink 3 times along the bottom of the panel. I adhered 3 more of the cups that I stamped, colored and cut from the Purple Posy cardstock along the bottom of the panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Purple Posy mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the cup image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink. I stamped the steam image from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set in Basic Gray Ink above the cups. I colored the cups using my Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers and the insides of the cup and saucer using my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered a panel of the Peony Garden DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″(card base scored and folded at 5 1/4″)
  • Purple Posy Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ (cups), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Nothing’s Better Than Warm Hugs

  1. Super cute card! I love how you used the challenge colors for this design. Curvy dies strike again! I can’t seem to get away from this set. Every design that runs through my mind tries to incorporate those dies. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S and good luck in both challenges.


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