Friday, April 3, 2020


I understand it's a sad and scary time right now but WE ALL need to do our part in helping stop COVID-19 from spreading. PLEASE, if you don't have to go out then don't! 
I understand people are missing their families and friends but is a visit right now worth the risk? There are so many other ways to visit such as Facetime, Skype, House Party app, telephone, cell phone and I'm sure there's a lot more ways out there to stay in touch.

The team at Scrap'n Stamp Canada has decided to do a Sending Paper Hugs Hop. It's not the same as a real hug but in the stamping world - it's the next best thing.

These cards are not what I set out to make. I had an image of flowers, birds, butterflies, ladybugs and hearts all colored up and almost ready to go when i ruined the card. ugghhhh It might be salvageable but I decided to set it aside for later and work on something else. I love the Lily Stamp Set from Concord & 9th - it's one that I reach for often and decided to reach for it again. It's never let me down.
This first card is super easy. I stamped the flower and the sentiment onto a white card panel with Versafine Nocturne ink then stamped the center of the flower with Lawn Fawn Doe ink. I added the panel to a white card base with craft foam.

I thought about making a set of cards like the one above and just change out the center of the flower with a different color but what I opted to do instead was a bunch of cards that the flower is a mixture of different patterned papers.

I've been trying to use up my pile of patterned paper and thought this was the perfect time to do it. Plus I find this technique very relaxing and calming. I grabbed my pile of papers and starting looking for similar colors and patterns. 

I only made one each of the colors above but I'm going to go back to pile of papers and make 4 more of each.

I had quite a few different black & white patterned papers and while I wasn't too sure about it at first I quickly came to realize I love the way it looked so I made 5 of those.

The stem on each of them is cut from the same patterned paper.

All in all when done I will have a good supply of cards to send out. I have some stamps in my desk and I'm going to set to writing a note in each card and get these into the mail. 
I encourage you all to do the same.
I'm sure there are people in your lives that could use a paper hug right now.

Now, before I forget, this is a hop so that means there are prizes.
Be sure to leave me a comment below because someone is going to win a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to SHOP at Scrap'n Stamp Canada PLUS there's more. This weekend only and while supplies last if you put the words 'send me a hug' in the comments of your online order then you will receive the Picket Fence Paper Hug Stamp for FREE!

The hop order is listed below for you. I hope we've inspired you to send someone a paper hug and while I'm at it here's a virtual hug for you (HUG)!

Susan - you are here
Nancy - NEXT

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


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  1. A fabulous save, after your crafting disaster, Susan! These cards are gorgeous - I love the different looks with the colours, and then patterned papers. :)

    1. Thanks Deborah :) I did have a lot of fun making these.

  2. Such wonderful cards Susan ... I especially love the black and white with the beautiful papers.

    1. Thanks Kia :) I wasn't sure how the b&w ones would turn out but they're my faves too.

  3. Such lovely cards
    and the flowers are
    cool looking.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Hello, your cards are fabulous! I love the way that u used the paper (a fantastic way to use up our scraps! Thanks for the idea!) The Lily was beautiful to use for this subject! I bet your other one was gorgeous too! Sorry you had to redo it, but from the looks of it, you must have enjoyed it! You sure made a lot! 😄 Blessings, Lee

    1. Thank you Lee :) I very much enjoyed making these cards - I think I'll make a few more too as I still have lots of paper to use up.

  5. So frustrating to start a project with a final outcome in mind and then it doesn't work … sometimes though, when you go back to it, you end up with something even better! This Lily stamp set is so pretty and I love how the petals are all different.

  6. Love these pretty flowers! Great idea to paper piece the petals! And an awesome sentiment stamp too! Delightful cards!

  7. These are such unique flowers! I LOVE them! How cool!

    1. Thanks Meghan :) they were lots of fun to make

  8. A lovely array of designs for your pretty lilies, complete with paper hugs that are guaranteed to lift spirits! They're certainly lifted mine! Thank you for the inspiration, the smiles and the hugs, that I'm reflecting back to you!