Red Rose Bouquet for Christmas

Today’s Christmas card features a red rose bouquet, along with a framed sentiment.

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: First Frost Stamp Set, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Toile Tidings DSP; #christmascards #holidaycards #firstfrost #frostedbouquet #holiday2109 #ornateframes #flowersoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardsketches

Christmas Rose

 

I began by stamping a flower from the First Frost Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. After cutting the flower with its Frosted Bouquet Die, I used my Bone Folder to give it shape. 

The stamped piece, directly beneath the rose, was made with Garden Green Ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, and a die from Frosted Bouquet.  

Two more dies were used to make the Garden Green leaves and Very Vanilla “Baby’s Breath.” I used the Subtle Texture Embossing Folder to add interest to the leaves, and dotted the “Baby’s Breath” with Shimmery Crystal Effects.

 

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Don’t you love how it is framed? I used one of the dies in the new Ornate Frames Die Set, which is pictured in my Product List. Just click on the picture for details, and add it to your shopping cart!

 

The background for my bouquet is Toile Tidings Designer Paper on a Garden Green card base. I used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the DSP.

 

The flower theme, stripe, and layout were inspired by TGIF.

 

Thank you for visiting. I hope you were inspired! Have a great day!


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Day Of Thanks Feathers

 I like to send Thanksgiving cards to my family, so the Day Of Thanks Stamp Set was included in my last order.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Day Of Thanks Stamp Set, Pressed Petals DSP, See A Silhouette DSP; #clean&simple #thanksgivingcards #dayofthanks #turkey #feathers #feathersoncards #happythanksgiving #cardchallenges #cardsketches #handmadecards #cardmaking #handcrafted #diy

Thanksgiving Feathers

 

Don’t you like the font of “Happy Thanksgiving?” I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink on Pressed Petals Designer Paper in the burlap pattern.

The sentiment was the main reason I ordered the set, but it wasn’t until I stamped the feather that I realized how fabulous it was.

 

I stamped the feather in Early Espresso Ink on See A Silhouettes Designer Paper to get the wonderful color. After stamping five feathers on various locations of the DSP, they were easy to cut by hand with my Paper Snips. Then, I raised the feathers on Dimensionals.

 

The background is from the same Pressed Petals, burlap DSP, adhered to a Soft Suede card base.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

Now, this card has me thinking of a song I loved to dance to in the 60’s, “Shake a Tail Feather.” Oh, the good ol’ days! Have a great one!

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Welcome to the Kre8tors October Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Kreators October Blog Hop, where the theme is “Fall.” Living in San Diego, I don’t get to see a huge number of trees with colorful leaves, so I created a Thanksgiving card with a brilliant display.

By su mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Nature's Roots Dies, See A Silhouette DSP, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Seasonal Layers Dies, Pressed Petals DSP, SubtleTexture Embossing, Painted Harvest Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #fallcolors #fallleaves #leavesoncards #naturesroots #seeasilhouette #seasonallayers #paintedharvest #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Fall Leaves

 

My leaves were made with See A Silhouette Designer Paper and Nature’s Roots Dies. The red, yellow, and orange design in the paper was perfect for the idea in my mind. I used the dies to cut four large leaves, four smaller leaves, and then the coordinating, embossing dies, to create the veins on the leaves. 

 

For the background, I cut  some woodgrain paper from Pressed Petals DSP with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. Then, I backed it with cardstock, and embossed it with the Subtle Texture Folder, to give it a “real” appearance. The same, woodgrain DSP was used for the branches, which I cut with a Seasonal Layers Die.

After attaching the leaves with Dimensionals, I glued the branches on top. I “gathered them together” with  Burlap Ribbon, tied in the middle with Linen Thread.

TIP: I use Liquid Glue to attach my bows, so they stay in place. I’ve tried Glue Dots, but they always seem to wobble.

 

Since this is a Thanksgiving card, I like the analogy of gathering leaves and gathering people, so this sentiment is just right! “Gather together & give thanks” is from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, stamped in Soft Suede Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Keep scrolling to see my Product List, where clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for shopping!

The Kre8tors are anxious to show you their Fall themed projects, and clicking the next button takes you to Rochelle’s blog. You can also refer to the name list below. We love to read your comments.

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

 

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)

Angie McKenzie – USA

Sue McDonald

Jan Musselman – USA

Laura Mackie (UK)

Caroline Peck

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue Allen Australia

Margriet Siekman

Lisa Kmiec

Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)

Alexandra Rauf

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Deb Naylor

Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia

Dana Sullivan

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Annette Ball – Canada

Janey Backer

 

 

 


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