Friday, April 3, 2020

Sending Paper Hugs Blog Hop with Scrap N Stamp Canada!

Welcome to our monthly blog hop for Scrap n' Stamp Canada. It's such a crazy time in our world right now and we thought it would be fun to make cards with the theme "paper hug". In this particular point in time, this is the safest hug we can give!

I've used a combination of stamps and dies from different companies. But really, the star of the show is the Tall Type Alphabet from Concord & 9th!! I love this die set. I know the price can be a little daunting but it really is worth every penny. From creating custom sentiments to personalization on your cards or scrapbook layouts, a good alpha bet die is great to have.  This one, in particular is a great size. Not too big,  not too small.

I started by die cutting the "paper hugs" out of white cardstock and set them aside. The big florals are the Stitched Flower Frame and Outside In Stitched Flower Die Sets. I cut all the pieces from scrap cardstock. 

After adhering the flower pieces to the outer edges of a white card base, I decided to add some pattern to the die cut letters. I used the Playful Patterns Stamp set, also from Concord & 9th, which co-ordinates with the Tall Type Alphabet Dies. I used the Tranquil Teal Gina K Ink from the 2018 Assortment Ink Cubes to add the pattern, which just happened to match the leaves perfectly!!

I cut the letters again but this time from craft foam. I wanted to add some dimension but couldn't imagine cutting foam squares that tiny or repeatedly cutting from scrap cardstock! I adhered the letters together and down on the card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment looked good but not exactly "finished". I went through my stash of stamps and found a sentiment in the Love Bugs Stamp Set from MFT that said "sending a smile your way". I stamped it out in the same Tropical Teal ink then trimmed around and removed the "smile" portion.

I popped up the sub sentiments well. After looking at the card, I decided to add some light grey shading with a copic marker around the flowers to try to add some faux dimension (it's very hard to see).  I used a white gel pen to add some details to the flowers and leaves and also added some white pearl accents.

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and I encourage you to create and send a "Paper Hug" to someone special!

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One lucky commenter will win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS shop! So, please leave a little love at each stop to increase your chances of winning!  Good luck! You have until April to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on the SNS Blog. Along with the chance to win the gift certificate, every order placed this weekend will receive the Paper Hugs stamp set fromPicket Fence Studio for FREE (while supplies last).


You can also participate in the challenge on our Facebook Page which you can find HERE. We also have a fun, new challenge up on this page!! It's called the 30 Days of Cardness Challenge and we're hoping you'll play along! Everyday this month, we'll give you cue words to help fire up your mojo!!



See you soon!



  1. I just love the fun flowers and polka dots on your card, Laurie! This card would cheer up anyone :)

  2. Love your card Laurie, and I too love those alpha dies.

  3. Lovely and fun
    card! Just right
    for todays.
    Carla from Utah

  4. I really love the stitched dies. Something I am going to have to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing your great creasion.

  5. Laurie, this is so cute and fun!! Love those flowers and those die cut letters for the sentiment are perfect for a BIG HUG!

  6. Adorable and cheery card! Love the dotted 'paper hug' and the fun flowers!

  7. I love the colors and the lettering! Just a beautiful card!

  8. A polka-dot paper hug! ACK!! Love it! And pairing it with pretty, smile-making flowers adds another level of sweetness! Soooo cute! Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration...and a paper hug!


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