Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  I hope everyone everyone is doing well today. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have a theme challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s awesome projects.
Here is our theme for this week.

I’ll admit, I had a little trouble at first coming up with an idea for this one. Here’s what I came up with.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Warm Hugs Bundle for my project today. Every holiday I make something a little special for my cashiers at work. This will be their gift this year. I’ll fill one of the cups with chocolates and the other I may put a gift card in.

I started by cutting 4 pieces of Mossy Meadow card stock using the scallop die from the Peony Dies. I wanted a scalloped edge and didn’t want to piece it, this die was just long enough for the carrier.

I adhered 4 pieces of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper to the die cut card stock using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the pieces to the 4 sides of the Mini Coffee Carrier using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Using the North Pole Wonder Dies I cut a tag from a panel of Real Red cardstock and embossed it using the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folder. I tied a piece of Linen Thread through the tag and attached it to a piece of Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Diagonal Striped Ribbon and tied a bow around the handle. Using the Warm Wraps Dies, I cut the large circle from a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock and the octagon from a panel of Real Red cardstock. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment form the Stampin’ Up! Warm Hugs Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink. I cut the sentiment out using the Warm Wraps Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the Real Red octagon mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the Mossy Meadow circle using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the matted sentiment to the Real Red tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decorated 2 of the Mini Coffee Cups using the Warm Wraps Dies. I cut 4 of the wraps from a panel of Real Red cardstock and 8 of the scallop strips from a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I embossed the Real Red wraps using the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folder.

I adhered the Mossy Meadow scalloped strips to the top and bottom the the Real Red wraps using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Using my Bone Folder I curled the wraps so they would bend around the cups easier. I adhered 2 of the wraps together on the ends using Stampin’ Seal and then inserted the cups.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my project and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my project, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Julie’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle: I am not going to be able to do the challenge this week.

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Julie Johnston:


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  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 – 2″ X 5 3/4″, 2 – 2″ X 2 7/8″ (coffee carrier dsp mats),8 1/2″ X 3″ (scallop strips for cups), 2 1/8″ X 2 1/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Real Red Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (wraps & octagon), 2 1/4″ X 4″ (tag)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment)
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 3/4″ X 5 3/4″, 2 – 1 3/4″ X 2 7/8″ (carrier panels)


Product List


Warm Wraps Dies






Mini Coffee Cups




Mini Coffee Carrier




Linen Thread






North Pole Wonder Dies




Peony Dies






Multipurpose Liquid Glue




Stampin' Dimensionals




Stampin' Seal






Bone Folder






Paper Trimmer






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