Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

Hello and happy Tuesday.  Aren’t you glad I let you know each morning WHAT day it is?  Believe me – it’s a labor of love – I’m not going to tell you how long it sometimes takes me each morning for ME to remember what day it is! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

My card today is not a Christmas card – yeah!  Instead – it’s a sweet little number to just send to a friend who needs a hug.  I used the Splendid Thoughts stamp set and bundled Splendid Stems dies.  And the pretty Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

This pretty color palette is from the Just Add Ink color challenge this week.

I started by embossing a Basic White panel in the Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder and matting it on Mint Macaron for the card front.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped one of the stems from the Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Fresh Freesia – it’s two-steps and I used full strength ink for both the outline and the fill image.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I stamped the other stem in Starry Sky – the outline in full-strength and the fill in stamped-off-once Starry Sky.  Then I cut out both images with their matching Splendid Stems dies.

Then I cut out a couple of stems from Mint Macaron cardstock and one small one from Starry Sky cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut stems to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I tied a little bow from Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the little bee in Starry Sky (it could happen!) and the sentiment in Fresh Freesia on a piece of Basic White.  Then I cut them with dies from Splendid Stems.

I colored the bee body with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and popped him on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I popped the sentiment over the bow and the bottom of the stems with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added some Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the Splendid Thoughts stems in Fresh Freesia and then added the Starry Sky bee on a Basic White panel.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Starry Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Fresh Freesia stem and Starry Sky bee on the front…

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

…and a little bit of Splendid Day Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

Et Voila!  When I saw the color palette – the Splendid Thoughts stamp set and bundled Splendid Stems die set came right to mind!  I think it’s sort of perfect!  And – the Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder is…wunnermus – SOO much pretty texture!!

Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Starry Sky Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Splendid Stems die cut leaf

Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Splendid Stems die cut leaves (x2)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Splendid Stems stamped and die cut leaves

Splendid Day Specialty DSP:  2 1/2″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes it takes us WAAAY too long to lock up the tackroom, check that the stalls are latched and tell those silly ponies goodnight!

C’MON, people!


This bottle needs to get to the HOUSE!!



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts & Painted Posies Sending Hugs

  1. Susan LaPanne

    Mary – this card is absolutely beautiful! And I guess that I really do NEED this bundle after all! It is gorgeous!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Susan – and yes – it’s a really pretty bundle! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! The colors and layering are perfect! Poor Finn, always waiting around on the silly humans when he’s in a hurry! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Right – and we WALK slow, too! So even when we DO get moving…it’s Sooooo Slooooooooooooowwwwwww! LOL! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    This is a beautiful card!! love the colors…..yesterday I almost ordered that embossing folder….then decided I didn’t need it…..duh.
    I think you nailed what Finn was thinking…..

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I’m a Finn Whisperer!! 😉 Thanks so much, Faith – and YES!! You NEED this folder! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Beautiful card, Mary! I love the layering and colors. Perfect way to show off that gorgeous embossing folder! TFS Finn is such a guy—impatient to the end!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! And yes – he’s for SURE a BOY!! 🙂

  5. Kate

    Lovely card…and one needed way too often these days.
    It’s Tuesday? Already?

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – believe it or don’t! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  6. Linda Snyder

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the printable .pdf file.

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re more than welcome – hope it helps. Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂

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