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Who Needs a Hug?

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

If there’s one thing that this pandemic has taught me, it’s the importance of physical connection with out loved ones! Who needs a hug? I do, and I bet you do, too. Luckily, I have my husband and 2 sons at home for daily hugs, but I’m really looking forward to the day when I can hug my friends & extended family.  Hey there, it’s Deb here for the Design Team! Today’s daily challenge word is ‘die cuts’ (okay, it’s 2 words) so I chose the new Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Cut set to feature.


I love it when you can buy a bundle that includes a die with a stamp set! With this set, I wanted it to be the feature of my card. So instead of adding other images, I used some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps Dreamscapes paper for the background.

Who Needs a Hug?


To emphasize the ‘big’, I went with a slimline design! Create your card base with cardstock that measures 7″ wide by 8 1/2″ long. Score in the middle at 3 1/2″, and fold.  I incorporated my card base colours with those in the Lavinia Dreamscapes Colour Burst sheet that I chose. With this particular sheet, I love the addition of the white swirls in the top corner, and left hand side.

Use your Big Shot with the Big Hugs die from the set, and die cut from light purple cardstock. Die cut it again, this time from fun foam, for layering underneath. This gives you great dimension, and you can off-set it slightly, so you can see the white. Doing this ties in the white swirls on the paper, and the white in your sentiment strip.

Stamp the sentiment in Gina K. Passion Flower ink onto white cardstock. Snip banner tails on the left side, and attach it above the die cut letters, using foam tape.  Add a few embellishments for sparkle; I grabbed some from my stash – not sure where they’re from, or how long I’ve had them! (I’m not a hoarder, I’m a ‘craft enthusiast’!)

Who Needs a Hug?

This may be a ‘simple’ card to make, but using the gorgeous paper for background, and then adding the dimension behind the die cuts and sentiment, really adds ‘oomph’ to the design.


I hope that you’ve got someone close who you can share a hug with! This card is perfect and quick enough to make that you can send it to your friends & family that you’re not able to hug, right now.  Also, I hope that you’ll join in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge on Facebook HERE.  You can join as many or as few days as you want. Just choose the word prompt, create a project using that word, and share it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it doesn’t get missed! Share it on all of your social media accounts, and get your friends to join, too! At the end of each month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and WINS A $50 GIFT CARD to shop the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!

Who Needs a Hug?


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Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
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Wine With Friends

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Happy Saturday! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. Normally, Saturday is a great time to enjoy wine with friends; unfortunately, these days we can’t do that. *sad face* It seems that right now, practically everywhere in the world is on lockdown, so today’s card is for the friends we can’t visit. Yes – that is the reason behind why I chose today’s word prompt to be ‘friends’ for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge!


If you haven’t already joined the Daily Challenge, I hope that you’ll consider it! Each day there is a new word prompt, to use as a jumping off point for your project. Simply share your card/project in the Facebook Challenge Page HERE, and use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE.  At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen as the WINNER of a $50 GIFT CARD to Scrap ‘N Stamp! That’s a lot of goodness you can get for yourself.


I’ve combined some ‘old with new’ for this card; a new Lavinia stencil, with an older MFT Shaker die.  It’s been so long since I’ve made a shaker card, I really had to think about it! Especially because I discovered that I had run out of the Shaker inserts for this die.

Wine with Friends

I like the stenciled background, and how the sequins appear to be bubbles, floating out of the glass! I figure it’s been a while since I’ve shared a glass with friends, so we should make it champagne, aka sparkly wine!


I decided to make a slimline card, just because I like using the new Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System.  First, cut 2 pieces of white cardstock with the inside layer die. On one of the pieces, apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Lavinia Stamp Pods stencil.  Next, use the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Die to die cut the glass shape from the stenciled paper. Die cut another glass from dark pink cardstock.  Create your shaker, using the Gina K.  Clear Quartz Solid sequins. Use foam tape to attach the top stenciled/die cut layer to the 2nd piece of white cardstock. Now, attach the card front to a dark pink card base.

Next, stamp the sentiment from the MFT Good Time to Wine stamp set. I wanted to layer the sentiment on 2 strips, so stamped the first part, then masked off the stamp to ink the 2nd half of the sentiment. Next, die cut the 2 sentiments, and attach them to the card front with foam tape or squares.

Finally, glue on some extra sequins, for the ‘bubbles’.

Wine With Friends

In the photo above, you can see the added dimension of the sequins, shaker and sentiment strips. The stencil is a great way to add a background & more depth, without adding a physical layer.


Don’t forget to create and share your project for today’s prompt of ‘friends’, and/or any other day! Hopefully, we’ll all be able to have wine with friends in person, soon. Until then, have fun creating!

Wine with Friends

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