Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sending Hugs Card

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle is a beautiful bundle that is retiring soon, and it has been one of my favorites from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. I paired it with the beautiful Texture Chic specialty designer series paper for today’s sending hugs card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of Texture Chic specialty designer series paper to the front of an Evening Evergreen panel with liquid glue. I embossed a Pool Party panel with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder and adhered it to an Evening Evergreen mat. I adhered the layered embossed panel to the card front with liquid glue.

I cut the large fern die from the Forever Flourishing dies from a Soft Succulent and gold panel of Texture Chic DSP and adhered it to the card with dots of liquid glue. I cut the large leaf die from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts bundle using Evening Evergreen card stock and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I used the small die to cut a Sot Succulent panel and adhered it with glue dots. I left some inside pieces in some of the leaves on purpose for added texture.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts cling stamp set in Evening Evergreen on Pool Party card stock and cut it out with the bowl die. I adhered a short folded length of Pool Party ribbon (I realized this ribbon is from the upcoming mini catalog and will be available January 5, 2023) and adhered it to the back of the label with glue dots and adhered the label to the card with dimensionals. I finished the card with Pool Party Fine Sparkle gems.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the plant outline from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts stamp set in stamped off Soft Succulent ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the solid leaf over it in stamped off Pool Party ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of Texture chic DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the outside of a medium Basic White envelop with the same design as the inside panel. A somber, elegant card for a friend going through a tough spot.

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Evening Evergreen – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 4″ (die cut leaf), 2-3/4″ x 4″ (embossed panel mat)
  • Pool Party – 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (embossed panel), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Soft Succulent – 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (die cut leaf)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
  • Texture Chic specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (

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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Sending Hugs Card

  1. This is so elegant, Akiko, and I really like that you left some of the cut outs in because it really does add more texture. TFS.

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