Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs Meets Nine Lives

Well.  Here we are.  A Monday that is not a holiday.  Ever notice those Holiday-Mondays are the exception?  And – ever notice that you’re not as bubbly on a non-Holiday-Monday as you are on a Holiday-Monday?

I don’t think I’d need a government grant to study that particular correlation, do you??

Anywho – it is what it is, heh?

My friend has a friend who is having some surgery this week, so my friend (the first friend in this not-so-well-constructed sentence) asked me for a get well card.  With a cat.  So…out came my Nine Lives stamp set and coordinating Cat Punch.  And Healing Hugs.  ALL of which are carrying over!  To the new catalog.  Which goes live TOMORROW at noon Mountain Time!  Whoo-Hooo!!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was – sort of loosely! – inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with some pretty Perennial Essence DSP that I embossed in the Tufted Dynamic TIEF, then matted on Petal Pink for the card front.  Then I used a different design, cutting it with a Rectangle Stitched Shapes die and adhering it with Liquid Glue.

I used some SNAIL to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the card front.

Next, I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla in the Tufted Dynamic TIEF, cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a Healing Hugs sentiment on a Petal Pink paper from the Perennial Essence DSP in Mossy Meadow.  Then I cut it with a small Rectangle Stitched die.

I used the Cat Punch to cut a cat shape from the same flowerdy paper that I’d used on the card front.  Then I adhered the cat shape to the sentiment and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I added a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under her head and the left end of the sentiment.

I tied a double-loop Billie-Bow from Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Then I tied a double-length simple bow from new Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo) and stuck that over top with another Glue Dot.

I nestled a Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem under the bow – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Mossy Meadow on a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top, I stamped the cat from Nine Lives in Petal Pink.  I made a quick mask by fussy cutting the same cat from a Sticky Note, and added the grasses from Healing Hugs in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the Petal Pink cat and Mossy Meadow grasses on the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and added one of my paper designs from Perennial Essence on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am so happy that ALL of this – Healing Hugs, Nine Lives, the Cat Punch, and the Perennial Essence DSP – will be available for a whole year!  Or…a whole ‘NUTHER year – as the case may be!  The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is just about 24 hours away (4 June 19 at 12pm Mountain Time!) – and it’s going to make you very happy!  I hope you like!





P.S.  TODAY is the LAST DAY for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Don’t miss out on your favorites – especially since some of them have been discounted up to 30%!  Check ’em out – before they’re gone-baby-gone!  Here’s a direct link to the sale in my Online Store! 🙂


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Click here to head over to my online store to start shopping the sale now!!

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog retiring list.

Click here to see the list of items that will be discounted from the 2019 Occasions Catalog retiring list.  **The sale prices are listed on the second page for list list.

The products are only available while supplies last so order soon to make sure that you get your goodies on sale!

Check out Stamp-N-Storage’s 10% off EVERYTHING sale!  The sale runs thru 4 Jun – and even includes all the new products designed to work in the IKEA shelving units.  🙂  AND NOW THERE’S FREE SHIPPING!!  Check it out!

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019-2020 Special Bundles Sale!

You’ve got until 15 June to take advantage of my LIMITED TIME Special Bundles to kick off the new catalog!  As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you select one of my bundles, you’ll get about a 15% savings on each bundle versus the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own. All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.  And every bundle includes a FREE GIFT.

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time – and then click here to get all the details and a list of what you’ll receive in each bundle.  There’s also a handy order form – and info on my Special Bonus!!  These deals are only available until 15 June, so…don’t miss out!

Bundle #1: 2019-2020 In Color Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the 2019-2020 In Color Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #2: The Bird Watcher Bundle – $183
BONUS:  When you purchase the Bird Watcher Bundle, you’ll get the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #3: The Verdant Garden Bundle – $147
BONUS:  When you purchase the Verdant Garden Bundle, you’ll get the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #4: The Petals & Posies Bundle – $182
BONUS:  When you purchase the Petals & Posies Bundle, you’ll get the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #5: The Wild & Wiggly Bundle – $131
BONUS:  When you purchase the Wild & Wiggly Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #6: The Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle – $154
BONUS:  When you purchase the Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle, you’ll get the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder FREE!

Bundle #7: The Emboss Everything Bundle – $86
BONUS:  When you purchase the Emboss Everything Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #8: The Color Me Pretty Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the Color Me Pretty Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Folks – when you select one or more of the bundle above, then you also will have the option to select one or more of these Add-On Bundles!



2019-2020 Annual Catalog Shares – Sign Up Extended ONE DAY!

I’m giving you until the end of today – 3 June 19 – to get signed up for your share!

I’ve got a Single Designer Series Paper Share, an Embellishments Share and an I Want It All Share!  Your choice – you can even DOUBLE the fun!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Jun 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of the 10th!

Check out what’s in each share and find an easy-to-use form to fill out to get signed up today for YOUR share of the new Catalog over on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Shares page!

Happy Shopping!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (embossed circle on card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Perennial Essence DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 4 3/8″ (smaller DSP panel); 1″ x 3″ Rectangle Stitched Shape (sentiment); Cat Punch; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn loves his toys.

And he loves playing with his toys.

And playing with us AND his toys.

Sometimes though – his “read” of a situation is little sketchy.

Case in point.

“Hey, Dad – I know you’re trying to eat lunch and everything, but I’m a little bored, so…how about a nice game of tug??”

Dad was a good sport, don’t you think?!


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs Meets Nine Lives

  1. LOVE it and all the ribbon especially.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – love having all that new Linen Thread! 🙂

  2. Elisha Smith

    Great card, Mary! I like the way you combined multiple patterns of the DSP! Well done 👍 I’m sure it will brighten your friend’s friend’s day😀 Have a quick-like-a-bunny week😆

    • stampsnlingers

      Hope so, Elisha – thanks so much! Hope yours goes speedy-quick, too!

  3. Pretty card! Love the designer paper, great layout too! Ewww…slobbery toys and lunch should not be together in any sentence. Ha! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Finn doesn’t get that. Slobber and eat go hand in hand, don’t they?!? Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Love this get well card! Perfect for a cat lover. Punching the cat shape out of that beautiful dsp was brilliant!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Gerri – I hope it will fill the bill! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    What a good combination for a cat lover…I have a couple of those around. That bow makes me smile. I should use them more.
    Wayne’s a good daddy to play with Finn during lunch!
    (Quick question–why fussy cut the cat for the masking? Would the punch not work for that?)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! The punch is going to make a mask bigger than the outline of the cat. Which would stop the grasses too far from her. Did that make sense? 🙂

  6. Dad is a really good sport! Love the kitty card. Great way to subtly use the cat punch. Your design is wonderful.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – I like that cat in the DSP! 🙂

  7. Judy Rozema

    Very sweet card! I love the kitty punch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week for my sketch!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks you so much! Appreciate you stopping by, Patricia! 🙂

  8. Beautiful patterned papers and a wonderful sentiment! You’ve used both to create a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karren – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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