Introducing Big Hugs...

Welcome to the first Group Post for the December PTI Release.  Today's stamp set and dies are SO adorable!  If you know me....you know I am a hugger.  So this Big Hugs set just makes me smile!  I have a couple of different cards to share today and I hope you like them!

This first one is a CAS card using a stamp and a die.


I stamped the sentiment in black ink onto the Soft Stone card base.  Next, I cut the die out of Stampers Select White after using a blending tool and some Berry Sorbet ink to make a little ombre effect.  I attached the die cut on the card with some foam tape for dimension.  


This next card uses just stamps.  I stamped the big "hugs" in Versamark and then heat embossing with gold embossing powder....


Next I stamped "sending" in black ink.  I added in a white panel with black striped stamped to cover most of the cardstock.  I left a little white showing at the top and then added in a little strip of gold card stock to finish it off.  


Lots of possibilities with this new set!  Check out the biggest "hugs" die in the full set when you see it!  SO cute!!  OK all the dies are cute but the big one is my favorite.  It has a little flower detail in each letter and is just so pretty.

The rest of the DT have cards for you to see too....

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Come back tomorrow for another fun day of sneaks!  Thanks for coming by today!

Card #1

Stamps: Big Hugs
Paper: Soft Stone Card stock, Stampers Select White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Berry Sorbet
Misc: Big Hugs Dies

Card #2

Stamps: Big Hugs, Background Basics: Super Stripes 
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Stampers Select White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark
Misc: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Card Stock


  1. Clean and graphic cardmaking perfection! I love these cards Laurie!

  2. Love your cards. The simplicity of your first one is spot on!

  3. Awwww, Laurie... just another thing to love about you ... hugs are the best... well, next to these cards...
    =] Michele

  4. Like them? LOVE them - just beautiful :-)

  5. Your cards are amazing my friend! Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. These are beautiful! I especially love that first card, what a great sentiment and I love the soft inking!

  7. The soft ombre and the sentiment are just perfect - my kind of card!

  8. What a great sentiment on the first card! These are pretty Laurie!

  9. What beautiful cards. Just love them

  10. Oh my goodness!!! That second card just knocks my socks off!!! FANTABULOUS!!!!


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