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Crafting with Love: DIY Hugs Card with Bug You Stamp Set

Updated: Apr 14

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my blog; today I am sharing a super cute little card that I made using the Bug You Stamp Set from The Rabbit Hole Designs. This cute little set was designed by Agota Pop for the Rabbit Hole.


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Crafting with Love DIY Hugs Card with Bug You Stamp Set:

My card today features not only the Bug You Stamp Set from the latest Rabbit Hole Designs release, but also the Checkered Past 6 x 6 Stencil as well. I also used the Mini Hot Foil Plate which is part of the March 2024 Promo for the Rabbit Hole Designs.

You can get both Mini Hot Foil Die and a randomly selected pack of the Rabbit Hole's fabulous Enamel Dots for free with $25.00 Purchase (before tax & Shipping and after discounts). To get the March Promo you must add March 2024 Promo to your cart. And if cart is eligible the March Promo item will be added. Sweet deal right!

(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Bug You Hugs Card by Rick Adkins

Checkered Past:

I created the background of my card using some Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock and the Checkered Past 6 x 6 Stencil. Since I used colored cardstock I went with my distress oxide inks in a monochromatic color pallet to be able to add color through the Checkered Past Stencil. The stencil is designed to be turned two ways, but I actually turned it four times to fill in the cardstock with color. There are numbers etched in the stencil telling you which way to start. I used Lumberjack Plaid, Abandoned Coral, Kitsch Flamingo, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks for my ink blending.

Bug You Hugs Card by Rick Adkins Close Up

Mini Hot Foil Plate:

To add the super cute Mini Hot Foil Plate (which is one of the March Promo Items) I set up my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine and got it ready to foil. Then I placed my Mini Hot Foil Plate onto the Glimmer Machine and added my die cut oval and Silver Matte Foil (in the correct sandwich). Once everything was ready to go I ran it through my die cutting machine. I repeated that process two more times. Once I had all my little flowers all nice and shinny I could work on the rest of my card.


Bug You Hugs Card by Rick Adkins Front View

While I had the Glimmer Machine out and heated up I went ahead and added my sentiment to my card front. I used the Hugs Scripty Word Hot Foil Plate (from the Rabbit Hole Designs) and used the same Silver Matte Foil. Since my Distress Oxide Inks where all nice and dry at this point the foiling went on like a dream.


Bug You Hugs Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Colored Pencils:

Next I stamped the lady bug image from the Bug You Stamp Set onto my oval die cut in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and let it dry completely. Once the ink was dried I used my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and colored the lady bug, and the inside of the three hot foiled flowers. I just did simple colored pencil coloring for this with just a little blending.


Bug You Hugs Card by Rick Adkins Side View

To finish off the card I added my Checkered Past background to my A2 top folding card base cut from the same Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. I added a strip of the same cardstock across the top center of the card. And added the colored image onto a scalloped oval cut from some Lipstick Red Cardstock (from Simon Says Stamp) and added it to the center strip. I then finished off the card by adding a few of the Clear Sparkle Enamel Dots (from the Rabbit Hole Designs) for a little extra sparkle.


And there you have it how to create a super cute card that sends love all year round using the Bug You Stamp Set (from the Rabbit Hole Designs). Thanks for dropping by I hope you have a fabulous week.


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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