Inspiration Saturday with Stampin’ Up!

Inspiration Saturday with Stampin’ Up!

Hello friends! My name is Tanya Boser, and I am a member of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team living in northern Minnesota. Today, I am excited to share some projects with a sweet little stamp that is quickly becoming a favorite for me, Hug in a Mug! I have paired it with the Cable Knit embossing folder. Fair warning, I went a little crazy with my projects, and I just couldn’t leave any of them out!

Look at all of those images! And some pretty great sentiments too.

And this is a super versatile embossing folder perfect for cool and cold weather projects.

Here I took one simple design and created three different projects. Front and center is a self-closing box, to the left is a Mini Treat Bag, and to the right is a card.

I used several dies from the Mini Treat Bag framelit set here, as there is a lovely heart and a banner included in the set. The sentiment is Copper heat embossed on Vellum cardstock, then die-cut. The heart has a little “enjoy” Copper heat embossed on a piece of Wood Textures designer series paper also. The cup color (Tranquil Tide) was stamped first on Whisper White cardstock, then wiped with an Embossing Buddy before stamping the outline and the details in Versamark ink and Copper heat embossed also.  I did cut the pieces of the Mini Treat Bag out of Whisper White cardstock before I embossed them with the Cable Knit embossing folder. This Mini Treat Bag will nicely hold a packet of cocoa or cider.

The circle on this project is made using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I think these are crafting essentials really, as there are nesting circles, ovals, and squares. I use them All. The. Time. Really, I don’t even put them away!

There are oodles of tutorials out on the internet on how to make these self-closing bags. This one holds a packet of hot cocoa or apple cider, and you could tuck a few little sweets and a gift card in at the same time.

Here is the diagram I keep in my reference notebook. Yes, I have a little notebook just for treat boxes and bag tutorials. Don’t you? {grin}

The card has a circle and a square layered behind the mug. Although these three projects are very similar, they each have their own little twist.

For this card, I indulged in my passion for watercolor techniques. I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and taped it down to a board. Then I wet the panel with clean, clear water and used an Aqua-painter to drop Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink (that I picked up from the lids of the ink pads) onto the wet paper. Then I dried it with my Heat Tool. And pulled out the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party masks. And the Lemon Lime Twist panel got the Cable Knit embossing treatment too.

To keep the watercolor feeling going on the inside, I added some spatters to the inside panel.

These are the last projects, I promise! These are varying degrees of complication.

This one features some Clear heat embossed images on the Chocolate Chip panel, and a piece of Vellum cardstock that has been embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Simple stamping inside for the sentiment. The Hug in a Mug stamp set really has you covered with images and sentiments!

Just simple tone on tone stamping on the Tranquil Tide panel here and the Labels to Love stamp set with the Everyday Label punch help out to highlight the White heat embossed sentiment.

I hope that you have found at least a bit of inspiration here and that at least one of these projects was in a style that appeals to you. Thanks, Scrapbook & Cards Today for this opportunity to share with your readers! ~ Tanya

Thank you Tanya! Beautiful projects featuing this great Heart in a Mug stamp set!

Our sweet friends at Stampin’ Up! would love to give one of these amazing sets away along with the cable kit embossing folder too! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below by October 30th! Good luck!!!

2017-10-14T11:28:40+00:00October 14th, 2017|Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. Jean marmo October 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    What a fun idea! Love this set!

  2. Janice October 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Love the embossing folder. What wonderful cards.

  3. cheryl October 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    The embossing folder is all about fall/winter, love it – – and the added machine stitching!! Add warm coffee/tea and its a winner 🙂

  4. lisa808 October 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Adorable stamp set! Thanks for your tutorial on the self-closing box. I’m off to try one today.

  5. Debbie Freeman October 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    These are such wonderful cards. Thank you so much for showing us so many great ideas. I don’t have this set or the cable embossing folder, so an opportunity to win them is appreciated, too. Tanya, you are a real Artisan.

  6. Marcia Scantlin October 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    That cable knit embossing folder is amazing.

  7. Sharon Brand October 14, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    These are perfect for this time of year (and colder)! The stamp set is full great images
    and I just love the embossing folder. The example in red is so rich looking and would
    make great backgrounds for some Xmas cards!

  8. Arianna Barbara October 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Adorable stamp set!!! Love these cards!!!

  9. Natalie (Qsogirl) October 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Oh I like these cards! I love the idea to splatter some color on the inside to match the card front technique!

  10. Bev Pallen Belbin October 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I love my coffee and I love these stamps they are adorable and what beautiful fun cards I could create to brighten up the lives of my family and friends. Oh wish me luck. I also love that embossing folder looks just like a knitted pattern. Your cards are great! Thanks for all the tips.

  11. Alison C October 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    That embossing folder is awesome! Your projects look so warm and cozy with the cable knit emboss and the heart in a mug stamping. Thanks for the chance to win both!

  12. Donna Rinckel October 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! Giving little gifts and cards is always so much fun!

  13. Sandi MacIver October 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Awesome projects Tanya, thanks so much for sharing

  14. Deborah Rikard October 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I love that embossing folder. Made me feel warm and cozy just to see it. And the sentiments on the stamp set are so nice.

  15. Miriam Prantner October 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    That embossing folder is amazing, and love all of these samples!

  16. Marcia Dehn-Nix October 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I am swooning over that embossing folder. Awesome projects!!

  17. Mary Holshouser October 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Great use of the drink set.
    Love the projects.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. Margaret October 14, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Your cards and bags are wonderful! And the Heart in a Mug stamp set is great – so much in it, even the whiffs of steam!

  19. Barbmac October 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This is an awesome set! I can see this having a permanent home on my craft table and being used daily! I especially love that you can personalize the mugs with all the interchangeable images! Then there is the AMAZING embossing folder! Wowzers, it is totally awesome! I can’t wait to emboss a card with it and applying C.E. Glitter Kiss or mousse to the raised parts! Ooo la la! It will look absolutely scrumptious and luxurious!
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize package! I am keeping my fingers crossed ?????????In hopes of being the lucky winner! I am hoping that since my Birthday was on October 4th and I didn’t get any gifts or even a card. ? because hubby doesn’t do Birthdays and I guess my kids don’t either anymore.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspiration too!

  20. Michelle Bylaw October 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This set is so cute!! I have seen so many cute ideas using it, including these by Tanya!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  21. Tona October 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    What a great set! Love your projects.

  22. Carol October 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    The perfect set for the upcoming months

  23. Sue LD October 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Fabulous projects–love the cable knit embossing.

  24. Kim Innis October 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Wonderful and different projects! Love them all! Thanks for a chance to win.

  25. Theresa Gerlach October 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Really is the most complete set for making fun projects. TOTALLY in love with the embossing folder! Thanks for sharing

  26. MichelleB October 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    These projects are fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win this cute set!

  27. Memoriesbymanda October 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    You’ve made a lot of cool projects with this set. The cable sweater embossing folder is outstanding! It just makes me feel warm and cosy.

  28. Denise Bryant October 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Love the textures and fun stamps! Delightful projects!

  29. scrapper al October 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for all the ideas. I think I need to start a little reference notebook too!

  30. Terrie October 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    These are such great projects! I really like this stamp set and cable knit embossing folder 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Sandy Ross October 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Such an adorable little set…and the inspiration is just amazing!!! Warm wishes!!!

  32. Christi October 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Wow great cards and wonderful inspiration ! Thanks you for sharing and what a great giveaway! Thank you for this opportunity~

  33. Lynn Gauthier October 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you Tanya for sharing the tutorial with us! What a cool project and cards!

  34. Kathy S October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Great inspiration-love the directions for the self closing bag too-thank you for sharing and all your inspiration. Would so love that embossing folder too such a great design.

  35. DORDENTON October 14, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    What a fun stamp set and loving the embossing folder with that fun design. The projects shown and the tutorial are great. Thanks for sharing the fun

  36. GabriellaB October 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    What a great collection of cards.

  37. Marjorie Pinne October 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Love Stampin’ Up! This set is so cute and love it paired with the Cable Knit embossing folder. Thanks for sharing the projects for inspiration.

  38. Michelle Moore October 14, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I really like the cable knit folder!

  39. lee October 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I am in love with these projects – I love the knitted embossing folder!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  40. Angela Lunn October 14, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    What an awesome set with great ideas to use it for. Love it!

  41. Mel H October 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Love this great idea. This is a lovely embossing folder!

  42. Tara W October 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for the lovely card ideas!

  43. chark October 14, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    these are beautiful!

  44. Amy C. October 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I love the texture created with this neat embossing folder. Very cute projects!

  45. Janet Sisk October 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    WOW! I just love that cable knit embossing folder! The stamp set is so cute as well. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  46. Nancy Wilcox October 14, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Wonderful set of cards and projects from this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Marjorie Dumontier October 14, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Oh my goodness !! You truly was inspired !! Awesome creations ! Thanks for sharing.

  48. Karen Lingel October 15, 2017 at 12:43 am

    I love all the cute doodads that you can stamp to stick out of the cups! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  49. MandaLJ October 15, 2017 at 2:37 am

    I love all the inspiration you’ve shared with us today! The Hug in a Mug set looks like a lot of fun to use! Really like the self-closing box.

  50. Bette October 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Love all things with “bags.” Great embossing folder work and love the icons for coffee, hot choc, or tea time!!!!

  51. Diane October 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

    These are great projects that really show the versatility of these stamps! I love the cute sentiments! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  52. Cindy P. October 15, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I love the cards and little goodie bags! The embossing folder and Hug in a Mug set is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win them both!!!

  53. FD91354 October 15, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Love all the various ideas and degrees of complexity you’ve shared. I love this cable folder. How cool! Love the stamp set as well.. It is very versatile and you’re not limited to the holidays with it.

  54. Vicki M October 15, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks Stampin Up! The embossing folder makes me think of my daughter who is an amazing knitter and has made many cable knit sweaters.

  55. Denise Ward October 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    What a fun stamp set! And I genuinely think this embossing folder is a must-have for winter projects like this ingenious treat pouch!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks, SCT and Stampin Up, for the chance to win them!!!!

  56. JoAnn H October 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Going to have to try the self closing bag

  57. Franka M. October 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  58. Jeanette Y October 15, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    This is a great set! I love the self closing bag! May have to try some of these wonderful projects!

  59. Sherri D. October 15, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Sweet set! You have used the stamps in so many clever ways. Your cards are so very heart warming. Thank you for sharing!

  60. Sandy Clinton October 16, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Who wouldn’t love to get some hot chocolate in one of these delightful packages! What a great way to give a gift to the bus driver, the secretary or the caretaker!! Love this set!

  61. Cynthia Baldwin October 16, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Love the cable knit embossing folder! The stamp set makes me smile too…I love me some hot chocolate! 🙂

  62. Teresa Medeiros October 16, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful projects for a chilly day like today! That cable knit embossing folder is so beautiful too! Love Stampin’ Up products!

  63. Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) October 16, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Awesome projects, and so trendy too! This is perfect for the quarterly coffee loving cardmakers hop!

  64. Lori A. Geise October 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I love the hot chocolate stamps. I don’t drink coffee, so I wouldn’t purchase a stamp set for it, but I love a warm cup of hot chocolate and your cards were great.

  65. Becky Miller October 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Love the textures and the mugs. Coffee is my favorite drink.

  66. Kelly Massman October 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Very fun!!

  67. Nikki Pakkala October 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I love the sentiments with this stamp set ❤
    Great ideas!

  68. jeama October 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    love this stamp set!

  69. Denise Turner October 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    What a fun set and such great ideas for using it.

  70. Marjorie Dumontier October 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    These creations are so adorable!

  71. Janet October 19, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Oh my goodness I am in love with that stamp set!!! Love the cards too!! I will be getting this ne and making me some cute cards!!!! Thank you and Stampin Up for the chance to win it!!! Love you all!!!!

  72. Cheryl October 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Love how the embossing folder makes it look like a knitted sweater. Very appropriate for this time of year.

  73. Shannon Yates October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I am always amazed at how many things one can make with a Stampin’ Up stamp set and a bit of imagination. Thanks much for all the inspiration in this post. PS Love that treat bag and the instructions you so generously provided too!!

  74. Stephanie Ocampo October 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    The stamps and embossing folder are so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

  75. Karen Kavanagh October 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    You helped me fall in love with this stamp set and I have been wanting to order the folder for a while. Thanks for
    all your beautiful projects.

  76. Francine October 30, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Love this stamp set. You can never have too many ‘coffee’ sets. And, they could be cider or cocoa.. So usable anytime. Love the embossing folder too.. Great ideas.. Thank you

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