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Monday, August 10, 2020

A Paper Hug Inside

 Hi and happy Monday,

My Sunday night after dinner stamping. I still wanted to get a card made for Kim's Freshly Made Sketches! challenge before the link deadline, and I decided to make a holiday card to add to my 2020 stash. Using a variety of SU card stock in blue shades for the vertical striped element and Gina K stamps and a stencil, here's my entry. A snowman offering paper hugs.

To make the stripes, I used the Pink Fresh Studio Pop Out Diagonal die and card stock in five different SU blue shades. They are glued to a 5.5 x 2 inch strip of card stock. For the background, I used a Gina K stencil, blue ink and a blending brush. The snowman, candy cane, and letter are stamped on Whisper White card stock and colored with Copics, then cut out with the corresponding dies. They are layered onto ovals cut with more Gina K dies. I used the same stencil to add the background to the oval, and I used the same Gina K ink cube, just with a heavier application of ink. After gluing everything in place, a few Pretty Pink Posh blue gems were added for sparkle.

For the inside, I used sentiment stamps from the same Gina K set, stamped using the Powder Blue Gina K ink cube.

Yay, another holiday card to add to the stash.

Thanks for stopping in.



Stamps: Winter Hugs set by Gina K Designs

Paper: SU Whisper White, Shimmery White, and various Blue card stocks

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Gina K Powder Blue ink cube

Other: Pink Fresh Studio Diagonal Stripe die, Gina K Winter Hug set dies, Gina K Layering Set #1 oval dies, Gina K stencil, Picket Fence blending brush, Misti, Gemini Jr, Gina K foam squares, Pretty Pink Posh gems, red enamel heart


  1. Oh, this little snowman makes me happy! And I love your custom-made striped panel. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. This little fellow is awesome! I love snowmen and yours is adorable. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. He's such a cute little guy all dressed up in his red hat and scarf - I love how the red pops against your blue stripes and stenciled snowflakes. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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