A Hug in a Mug

Hello Everyone,

I haven’t done Sunday Sample since the first Sunday in December.  I gave top billing to Kassidy, who as some of you know, was in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Designer Spotlight for the month of December 2016.  I need to learn how to “bump” the most significant posts to the top of the page when needed, instead of not posting others.  I really haven’t had time to post over the holiday anyway.  It seemed like I had a zillion Christmas cards to make, plus I had my obligations with Strawberry Jude Stamps where Kassidy and I are Design Team Members.  http://www.strawberryjudestamps.com/blog   Then the last week of December to January 1st, we had out-of-state company.  So here I am again finally.  But since I had so much to do yesterday to catch up with things, Sunday Sample has become Monday Mention!  Heehee!  🙂  That’s okay.


I want to show you this card because it is the perfect card for the month of January.  If you don’t want to use a candy cane in the cup or a reindeer on the cup, you can omit those.  However, you COULD use a peppermint stick, as I did in the blue cup, just by cutting off the hook part of the cane.


Card Base – 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, cut to 10 x 5.5 inches and folded in half to make a 5.5 x 4.25 inch card


Background Panel 

  • Ranger Watercolor Paper, cut to 5.5 x 4.25 inches     
  • Using a Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool,
  • lightly apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Candied Apple.
  • Make a stitched line, using My Favorite Things Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines with a Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Doodlebug Designs Inc. 6×6 Paper Pad, Sugar Plums, cut to 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Adhere strip of paper with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Red Permanent Tape


Card Front

  • Sunny Studio MUG HUGS Clear Stamp Set
  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
  • Sunny Studio Snippets MUG HUGS Die Set – I trimmed around the shapes with scissors after die cutting them.
  • Tsukineko Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip – Go around the edges of the cutout images.
  • White Snowflakes on the Blue Cup – Strawberry Jude Stamps Don’t Forget School: Icons, stamped with Hero Arts White Dye Ink.  I tried the pigment ink first and it would not dry.  So I wiped it off and stamped again with the dye ink.
  • Holly on Tall Cup – http://www.momenta.com (from an old stamp set)
  • Holly Berries made with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss – Red Berry
  • Deer on Tall Cup – Strawberry Jude Stamps, Tag It: Christmas
  • TagLawn Fawn Small Stitched Oval Stackables Lawn Cuts Die Set
  • SentimentMy Favorite Things Christmas Label and Tag (no longer available)
  • To adhere the images onto the card front, these adhesives were used where needed:  E-Z Runner Tape, Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots Runner, Kool Tak DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE Clear Foam Adhesive for dimension


That’s a lot of “to do,” but I love the way it turned out.  Why don’t you will give it a try?  Sunny Studio is putting out such cute stamps.  On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment that is included in the stamp set, “Sending a big Hug in a Mug.”  Send someone a Hug in a Mug to cheer them up on a drab January day.  I hope YOU have a cheerful day!




Strawberry Jude Stamps   http://www.strawberryjudestamps.com/blog






Work It Wednesday Challenge Make Something New with a New Product – These were new stamps, first time used.  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/










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