Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Encircled in Warmth for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

The sketch this week is a nice and simple one – so I decided to use a big focal sentiment – from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set – and some cozy paper from Heartwarming Hugs.  Simple!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s that sketch I was talking about!

I also picked some elements to use thanks to the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  I went down the left column Red – Die Cut – Friendship.

I started by matting a piece of Heartwarming Hugs on Bumblebee cardstock for the card front.  I matted a different design on more Bumblebee and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the pretty, big sentiment from Encircled in Warmth in Bumblebee on a piece of Basic White.  Then I cut it with the largest rectangle die from the amazing Stitched So Sweetly die set.

I wanted a little sumpin-sumpin more so…I stamped the little line of “x’s” from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in Real Red below the sentiment.   Then I popped the die cut onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added some Red Wonderful Gems and the card front was done!/

See?  Easy peasy!

On the inside, I stamped a Sweet Little Stockings sentiment in Bumblebee on a Basic White panel.  Then I added the Real Red “x’s”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumblebee mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got some more Sweet Little Stockings “x’s” on the front…

…and then added more of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I LOVE when a “holiday” set – like Encircled in Warmth and Heartwarming Hugs DSP – can be so easily used for a card to send to a much loved friend!  That means they’re so versatile – and deserve a spot on our stamp shelves and in our Paper storage!  And the Sweet Little Stockings set has more sentiments and images than just the sweet dog and cat-themed ones we think of right away!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Real Red Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Bumble Bee Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for middle panel)

Basic White Cardstock:  Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Heartwarming Hugs DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 5 1/4″ (middle panel); envelope flap

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Encircled in Warmth for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Mary, this is so unusual for your style but I really like it! Those little x’s are so cute and the DSP goes so well together.

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Beautiful Mary 🙂 Love the traditional Christmas colors, perfect!!

  3. So pretty! Love the layering, perfect sentiment too! 🙂

  4. Cozy is a good word for your card. Very, well, COZY! I like it.

  5. WONDERFUL color combos!

  6. kristigraystamping

    what a sweet card Mary. I have all the supplies now to make this card, and just might have to CASE this one.

  7. Susan K

    Love your combination of the two stamp sets and those pretty papers into one awesome card! Love that big sentiment. (Did you really miss a chance to pop it up on dimensionals?!!)

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh it’s popped up! Too good an opportunity to miss! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  8. Joanne James

    I love that sentiment for a friendship card! Big, bold and beautiful Mary! Thanks for playing over at TicTacToe this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Joanne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. What a great friendship card…pretty simple but packs a lot of punch with the DSP and I LOVE those little cross-stitches..inside and out! Great job on our Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, LeAnne! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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