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Around the World On Wednesday Blog Hop – August 2023- Never Ever Grow Up

Hello and welcome! I am Theresa McEntee, creator of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts. For the first time today I have the pleasure of participating in the Blog Hop with Around the World on Wednesday (AWOW) organized by Angie McKenzie. On the second Wednesday of each month, the AWOW team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. “Never ever grow up” is this month’s theme.

Each month this group of creative friends design a project for a theme. At the end of this blog, is an image of all of the crew and where they are from around the globe. Such a talented and wonderful group of people. You will want to visit everyone to be sure to see all the amazing projects!

My Project for today

For this theme-Never ever grow up– I was thinking about something that you never stop needing through out your life–hugs! So I was on a mission to find a Stampin’ Up!® stamp set with an image of someone hugging someone else. I never imagined the image would be a cute baby sloth being hugged by their mother!

The Sweet & Precious stamp set is perfect for this theme. Their are 3 images that I could have chosen from. The sloths had the best image of a hug.

Project Details

This card is a fun fold. The pattern for the card base will be shown at the end and is in USA inches and metric.

Next I needed some patterned paper to use, Designer Series Paper(DSP) in Stampin’ Up! lingo. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I made my own! The underlying DSP is the in the Subtles 6″x 6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm) DSP pack.

The Soft Sea Foam paper was chosen because I wanted a very soft color. Then after I had cut the DSP paper pieces, I used the leaf stamp from the Sweet & Precious stamp set with Old Olive Ink to stamp the leaves over the DSP.

Lemon Lolly cardstock and Pecan Pie cardstock were chosen to compliment the Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stamping & Completing the Project

The sloth image is stamped in Crumb Cake Ink. Next a mask was cut from full stick sticky paper to cover the sloths. The Blending Brushes gently applied Soft Sea Foam Ink over the leaves. Pool Party Ink made the perfect sky.

The next step was to color the leaves and the sloths with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1.

The inside of the card was created with the leaves stamp and Old Olive Ink.

To complete the card, the sentiment (cut to fit in the oval) was stamped in Pecan Pie Ink. “Bring on the cuddles” is such a lovely sentiment! The Double Oval Punch was used to punch out the sentiment with the smooth edged oval. The scalloped-edged oval is punched out of Pecan Pie cardstock.

To finish the card up, I added Brushed Brass Butterflies and a bow made from the Sheer Pool Party Ribbon.

The AWOW Team

I am so glad you have joined me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.  We all love sharing joy with you through projects from our individual parts of the world. I hope that you will be filled with lots of inspiration!

See More Inspiring Projects

Stop by all of the wonderful crafters and be inspired by their projects!

Jan Clothier – AU

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Tricia Butts – US

Theresa McEntee – US <<You are here>>

Bree Renwick – US

Lori Willcox – CA

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed learning more about my project. Have a most wonderful day!


Measurements for USA inches:

  1. Card base: Soft Sea Foam cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (cut & score as shown on pattern above)
  2. Side panels: Lemon Lolly cardstock 1 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ and DSP 1″ x 3″
  3. Bottom strip on front: Lemon Lolly cardstock 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ and DSP 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
  4. Front Panel: Pecan Pie cardstock 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″, Lemon Lolly cardstock 2 3/4″ x 3″ and Basic White cardstock 2 5/8 ” x 2 7/8″
  5. Label: Pecan Pie cardstock 2 1/2″ x 3″ and Basic White cardstock
    2 1/4″ x 3″
  6. Inside: Pecan Pie cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 3″, Lemon Lolly cardstock
    5 1/8″x 2 7/8″ and Basic White cardstock 5″ x 2 3/4″

Measurements for Metric

  1. Card base: Soft Sea Foam cardstock 14.9cm x 21cm (cut & score as shown on pattern above)
  2. Side panels: Lemon Lolly cardstock 3.3cm x 7.2cm and DSP
    3.1cm x 7cm
  3. Bottom strip on front: Lemon Lolly cardstock 2.6cm x 14.7cm and DSP 2.4cm x 14.5cm
  4. Front Panel: Pecan Pie cardstock 7.1cm x 7.7cm, Lemon Lolly cardstock 6.9cm x 7.2cm and Basic White cardstock 6.7cm x 7cm
  5. Label: Pecan Pie cardstock 7cm x 8cm and Basic White cardstock 6.5cm x 8cm
  6. Inside: Pecan Pie cardstock: 7.5cm x 14.7cm, Lemon Lolly cardstock 7.3cm x 14.5cm and Basic White cardstock
    7.1cm x 14.3cm

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery-August 2023: Sweet & Precious Thank You Card

Hello, thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures. I am Theresa, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. I am really excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with my Sweet &Precious Thank You card. Today I am blogging along with very creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! Please be sure to see all of the inspirational projects by visiting everyone’s blog. You will need to click on the “Vote” button below to see the Gallery.

The theme for this Gallery is “Thank You“.

We often forget those simple words “Thank you”. However, it is so important to show appreciation to the people in your life who have helped you, supported you or inspired you. One way to express gratitude is to send a handmade thank you card. Discover the joy in making and sending a handmade card!

This Sweet & Precious Thank You Card was created using the Sweet & Precious stamp set in the 2023-24 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

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  • Balmy blue cardstock card base: 4 1/4″x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (10.5cm x 29.7cm scored at 13.75cm)
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (7.5cm x 11cm)
  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (11cm x 14.5cm)
  • Holographic Trio: Silver Wave pattern: 3″x 4 1/4″ (7.3cm x 10.9cm)
  • Basic White cardstock for stamping: 2 3/16″ x 3 9/16″
    (5.6cm x 9cm) and 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (4.4cm x 4.5cm)
  • Basic White cardstock (inside): 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (11cm x 14.5cm)



  1. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment in Blueberry Bushel Ink onto the square of Basic White cardstock. Make a diecut with the small circular Radiating Stitches Die. Set aside.
  2. Using Memento Ink, stamp the mamma & baby penguin onto the smaller rectangle of Basic White Cardstock. Also stamp onto a couple of full stick sticky notes. Fussy cut the image out of the sticky note and lay over the stamped image on the Basic White cardstock.
  3. Use a large Blending Brush to very gently and slowly apply Balmy Blue Ink around the penguins. Remove the sticky note.
  4. Use the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to add shadows.
  5. Use the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend Marker to make a slightly darker area under the penguins. Cover this with Wink of Stella.
  6. Make a diecut from the Blueberry Bushel cardstock with the largest Radiating Stitches Die. Use this same die to make a diecut from the large Basic White cardstock to make the inside of the card.
  7. Adhere the diecut Radiating Stitches rectangles-the Basic White one for the inside, and the Blueberry Bushel one for the card front.
  8. Adhere the Holographic paper over the Blueberry Bushel Radiating Stitches rectangle.
  9. Make a diecut with the second largest rectangular Radiating Stitches die on the Balmy Blue cardstock.
  10. Adhere the penguin piece to the Balmy Blue rectangle. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this piece to the Holographic piece on the card front.
  11. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment.
  12. Tie a bow with the Azure Afternoon Sheer Ribbon. Use a Mini Glue Dot to apply the ribbon below the sentiment.
  13. Finish up by applying the Balmy Blue Pastel Iridescent Gems.


I hope you enjoyed my card today using the Sweet & Precious stamp set.

Visit my Online Store to order what you need to make this card for yourself. There is a photographic supply list is at the end of this blog.

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You are currently at Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures-USA. When you click on the Vote For Me button above you will see the gallery of creative inspiration from Demonstrators around the world! Remember to visit everyone’s blog by clicking on the photo of their card in the Gallery.

To vote for your favorite cards, click on the small heart in the upper right-hand corner of each photo. You have 5 votes! Enjoy and come visit Theresa’s Treasures again soon!

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Thanks again for stopping by! Have a most wonderful and crafty day!