Are you missing hugs as much as I am? I know many of you are, so I wanted to create a card to send “paper hugs.” I immediately heard a voice coming from one of my stamp sets, “me, me, I give the best hugs of all.” It didn’t take long to discover it was that adorable Rex from the Dino Days Stamp Set. His arms are short, but I have to admit, he gives great hugs.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dino Days Stamp Set, Dino Dies, Playful Alphabet, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, In Good Taste Designer Paper; #dinodays #dinodies #playfulalphabet #alphabet #lettersforcards #dinosaursoncards #paperhugs #heartwarminghugs #designerpaper #papersale #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardinstruction #papercrafting #stampinup #cardideas

Paper Hugs


First, I stamped Rex, and his spiny back, in Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used the Dino Dies for cutting. He said I should glue the spines to his back, because it added character, and he promised not to hurt anyone. 


Rex thought wood texture would be a good background, so we chose my favorite from In Good Taste Designer Paper, cutting it to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Plus, we cut a circle from the center, using a Layering Circles Die. We also cut a scalloped circle from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, glued the two together, and placed it on Dimensionals. Rex planned on being featured in the circle, and said the white scalloped edge brought out the color in his eyes. I tried not to laugh, as I layered the wood texture on a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.


Now for the Playful Alphabet letters. We explored several options of designer paper, but the number one favorite was the tiny gingham from Heartwarming Hugs. I cut a 1″ strip of the designer paper, and attached it to a 1″ strip of a Foam Adhesive Sheet. After placing the letter dies on the strip, I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, one time the normal way, and one time upside down. This insures a good cut, so the letters are easy to remove. I took off the backing, placing “paper” on the top of the circle, and “hugs” on the bottom.

Rex likes his card so much, he said he wanted me to keep it. I’ll have to think about that.

By the way, both designer papers I used, Heartwarming Hugs, and In Good Taste, are on sale for the month of October. You can see all of the sale papers and details below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my store for easy ordering.


I was inspired by TGIF.


My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.


My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner November 1st.


Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!



If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:


Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Product List


Subscribe to receive my blog updates via email.