Sending hugs to the ones we love, just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a gorgeous new stamp set and die collection that will allow you to send hugs to anyone, any time!  You'll love all of the different ways you can use these new stamps and dies…..we can't wait to show you a few ways that we've put them to use ourselves!


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Now you can send "hugs" to anyone, anytime with this fabulous collection of images and dies.  Pair the large "hugs" with banners or companion sentiments to create some touching cards that convey exactly what you are feeling, especially long distance.

The Details: 

  • Big Hugs will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Big Hugs contains a total of xx images.  The curved "sending" banner measures 2-1/2" x 1/2".  The small straight "sending" banner measures 1" x 1/4".  "When my arms can't reach…" measures 2-3/8" x 1/2".  The serif "hugs" with floral pattern measures 4-1/4" x 1".  The small sans-serif "hugs" measures 2-1/2" x 3/4".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $15.  This collection includes a set of 5 wired dies.  From top to bottom/left to right 3-1/2" x 1-1/8", 4-1/4" x 1", 2-5/8" x 1-1/8", 2-1/2" x 3/4", 2" x 2-1/8"


Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Invention of Hugs Card

I'll admit, I actually have a favorite die from this collection and it's this one!  The detail in it turned out even better than I expected when I was designing these products!


Note thate these are actually connected letters to spell out the word "Hugs", but to change things up a bit I cut them apart and stacked the letters.  


Underneath those I heat embossed one of the companion sentiments with White Filigree Embossing Powder.


I watercolored over the embossed sentiment, using an emboss resist technique, with ink refills (Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Hibiscus Burst).  So easy to create but really has a lot of impact!

Sending Hugs Card

For my next project I wanted to incorporate one of the fun "sending" banners from this stamp set.


The "Hugs" was stamped first, then the companion sentiment underneath that in True Black.  The banner was stamped onto a separate sheet and then trimmed out with scissors.  Foam tape was used to adhere the banner to help add dimension.


I pulled out an old favorite, Garden Grace, to embellish the corners.  


The corners of the card front were notched with a circle punch, then the whole piece was adhered to a Tropical Teal card base.

Never Have Too Many Card

My next project is super simple and really can be used for SO many occasions.


I stamped one of the large script "hugs" at an angle, working from darkest to lightest ink to create an ombre effect.  You could really do this with any of the hugs stamps!  This was then impressed with our Linen & Canvas impression plate.


The cover was trimmed to remove a strip of it so that it could frame the sentiment added to the white card base underneath.  


I used the Cover Plate: Hearts to cut out a heart from Pure Poppy cardstock and accented it with Glossy Accents.

World's Best Medicine Card

Now for a little soemthing that can be used for either a male or female recipient.  I added these stripes of cardstock to the cover, leaving a small amount of space between them using Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse and Ocean Tides.


This "hugs" was die-cut from cork and adhered right over the stripes.


I trimmed the stipes in such a way that a second piece of each color could be added underneath the sentiment.  Super easy!  Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!


CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.


CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.


CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.


CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.


CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.


CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.


CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.


CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  What do you think of this new set?  Isn't it just perfect for so many card applications?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!


$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, December 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our December Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!



CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.



  • STAMPS: Big Hugs (available December 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Big Hugs die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Big Hugs (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Glossy Accents, Cover Plate: Hearts, Linen & Canvas impression plate
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Big Hugs (available December 15th) Garden Grace
  • INK: True Black, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: 1-1/4" circle punch (notch corners)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Big Hugs (available December 15th)
  • INK: Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Big Hugs die, adhesive cork sheet
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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