Chase Your Dreams with Feathers and Bokeh Dots

The inspiration for this project begins with two things: the sketch challenge at Fab Friday, and my new stash of Stampin’ Up! product delivered by UPS.

Here is the sketch:

Searching for a circle in my newly delivered stash, I find a good one in the Chase Your Dreams die set. This will represent the doily. The set also has feathers, which I can hang from it. I’ve missed out on feathers from previous years, so this is one of my reasons for purchasing this bundle. Another reason is the word, “dream,”  because I’m a lover of paper words!

By Su Mohr for FAB FRI 139; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Chase Your Dreams, Bokeh Dots, Tranquil Textures; #chaseyourdreams #followyourdreams #feathers #bokehdots #tranquiltextures #handmadecards #stampinup

Chase Your Dreams

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper has the perfect color palette for the subject of dreams: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide and Balmy Blue. A Thick Whisper White card base will keep the look soft and dreamy.

The background for my card is staring me in the face; the new Bokeh Dots stamp set. I’m anxious to ink it up in Mint Macaron, and delightfully surprised by the results. When first seeing this stamp set in the catalog, I assumed it would cover an entire card front. Wrong! It’s the size of an ink pad.

TIP: The Stamparatus is used to center it, and make sure it stamps evenly.

The circle and feathers are die cut from Tranquil Textures DSP, and “dream” is die cut from Thick Whisper White. “Dream” has two layers for thickness. 

The feathers are popped up on Mini-Dimensionals, and “tied together” with a Glitter Enamel Dot.

I hope you’re enjoying the new products as much as I am. You can scroll down to see what I used in this project. Clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for easy shopping.

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Wood Textures Thank You Masculine Card

Today I’m going to share with you a “quick and easy” thank you card. Believe it, or not, it requires few supplies, and no ink.

By Su Mohr for GDP142; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Thank You die, Wood Textures, Tranquil Textures; #thankyoucards #masculinecards #woodtextures #tranquiltextures #stampinup

Wood Textures Thank You

 Beginning with the new Thank You die, I make it into wood by using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  It’s made to look, and feel, like real wood by layering it three times with cardstock.

TIP: I make use of the retired Chocolate Chip color cardstock for layering.


Sticking with the woodsy theme, I select the log print from the same Wood Textures DSP pack. Using my Paper Snips, I cut a section of logs to slant like the sketch at Global Design Project. And, the largest, round log is my circle in the sketch.

I decide on a Crumb Cake card base, layered with Basic Black cardstock, and layered with patterned, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. See how I’m letting the DSP do the work? I glue it all together, and my masculine, thank you card is complete.

Scroll down to see the short supply list. I was impressed by the small mess I made!

Thank you Global Design Project Team for the inspiration.



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Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Love You to Pieces

May I begin by saying, I LOVE jigsaw puzzles! My grandmother always had a card table set up with an ongoing jigsaw puzzle. We would sit for hours putting these puzzles together. It was so exciting to see this bundle in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. Imagine all of the pretty pictures you could die cut apart, and assemble on a card.

This is my first one:

By Su Mohr for cts275 and pp397; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love You to Pieces, Puzzle Pieces Dies, Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, Layering Circles, Nature's Poem designer paper; #loveyoutopieces #puzzlepieces #jigsawpuzzles #handmadecards #diy #stampinup

Love You to Pieces

The colors were inspired by this week’s Paper Players challenge.

The layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.

My first decision was the leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The pretty print would blend nicely with a Crumb Cake card base, and a 1/16″ border of Lemon Lime Twist would add just enough brightness. Can you see there is some texture on the Crumb Cake card base? That’s from the new Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, which I couldn’t wait to use!

To mimic the sketch, I found the right size Layering Circle die to cut into the panel. Then, I placed the square Puzzle Pieces die over my circle to cut the puzzle pieces.

To introduce the Grapefruit Grove (Calypso Coral) color, I die cut a second circle to fill in the hole. I glued four of the puzzle pieces in place, and raised two pieces on dimensionals. There is also a larger puzzle piece die in the set which I used to cut the Crumb Cake piece holding the sentiment, “One piece at a time.” How clever the sentiments are!

I added a touch more Grapefruit Grove with a bit of Nature’s Twine tucked under the puzzle piece, attached with a Glue Dot.
TIP: I rolled the Glue Dot between my fingers to make it narrow like the twine.

The envelope flap is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Be on the lookout for more of my cards using this Love You to Pieces bundle, because I know it will be a favorite of mine. If you’d like to start making your own jigsaw puzzles, scroll on down to shop in my store.


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