Plaid Leaf Fall Card

Fall is all about rich colors, leaves and thanks. Thinking of Fall, and a sketch challenge, brought about today’s design.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stitched Leaves Dies, Well Written Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer paper, Brushed Metallics Cardstock; #fall #fallleaves #stitchedleaves #leavesoncards #plaid #plaidoncards #thank you cards #thanksgivingcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup

Plaid Leaf

 

I began by selecting this fabulous, Madras looking plaid, from the pack of 6X6 Plaid Tidings Designer Paper. You can see all of the plaids in my Product List below.

I trimmed the plaid paper to 4″ X 5 1/4″, and used the largest Layering Circles Die to cut the circle on the left side. 

 

A Stitched Leaves Die was used to cut the leaf from the plaid, cut-out circle. I cut a second leaf from Whisper White Cardstock, glued them together on the stem side, leaving the right side of the leaf free, so it could lift.

 

I glued the Plaid Tidings Paper and the leaf to a Blackberry Bliss card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

For a touch of bling, I wrote “thanks” with a Well Written Die and the new Brushed Metallic Cardstock. Isn’t it gorgeous? And, I couldn’t help but add some Brushed Metallic to the leaf. That cute little die is also a Well Written Die.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner September 1st.

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

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Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!


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Whale Of A Time Birthday Fishes

The Whale Of A Time Designer Paper is so pretty, it’s easy to make a great card with very few supplies. I used two plain patterns for today’s card, but you should check out all the designs by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.

The “play on words” makes this card especially fun, and suitable for a guy, especially if he likes to fish!

By Su Mohr for PP & FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Whale Of A Time Designer Paper, Whale Done Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Frames Dies; #fish #fishoncards #birthdayfishes #birthdaycards #masculinecards #cardsforkids #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardnaking #papercrafting #colorcombos #cardsketches

Birthday fishes

 

I began by cutting a strip of Whale Of A Time Designer Paper 4 1/2″ X 2″,  in the Pool Party color. Then, to make it even narrower, I used an Ornate Layers Die for cutting the top and bottom. It’s hard to explain, so I took a picture.

 

Prior to cutting the strip, I stamped a bunch of little fish, from the Whale Done Stamp Set, in Mango Melody Ink. After cutting, I glued the strip to the dark, blue, ocean (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″). The ends hang over a bit, which allows you to cut the entire piece with the largest Ornate Layers Die, shown in the first picture.

 

Now, the ocean is ready to glue to the Pool Party card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

 

The sentiment is from the Whale Done Stamp Set, stamped in Melon Mambo Ink on the same Pool Party designer paper, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die. The fish are very clever, because they can swim in either direction, but they wanted to go this way. I used an Ornate Frames Die to cut the sentiment’s frame was from Pool Party Cardstock, glued the two together, and attached to the card front with Dimensionals.

 

My inspiration was from two challenges: the colors are from the Paper Players…

 

…and, the layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

 

My August Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner September 1st.

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!


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Mr. Moose Gift Card Holders for the Pals Blog Hop

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

 

I can’t let a year go by without making my favorite Gift Card Holders. It’s always exciting, when using new products from the latest catalog. Today’s selection was created with Mr. Moose and his favorite plaid paper. He thinks he’s more attractive than the reindeer I used last year, and wanted in on the action. Please agree, because I don’t want to see him sulking. 

By Su Mohr for Pals Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Moose Punch, Pliad Tidings Paper, In Good Taste Paper; #giftcardholds #lastminutegifts #christmasgifts #holidaycards #christmascards #pliad #plaidoncards #bloghops #handmadecards #handcrafted #moose #mooseoncards #papercrafting #diy #cardmaking

Moose Gift Card Holders

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 Cut an  8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock in half. It makes two gift cards that are 7 3/4″ X 5″.  Score at 6″ and 2 1/2″.

To coordinate with the plaid, I used three colors of cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, and Shaded Spruce.     

The 7 3/4″ X 1″ strip on the side becomes the band around the gift card holder. If you want to conserve paper, you could cut the 3/4″ strip first (shown on the bottom in pieces), and use it for the second band. However, I prefer the 1″ width.

 The band is scored at 6 1/8″ and 2 1/2″. You want that extra 1/8 inch on the scoring, so the band will slide off and on easily.

 

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper: The bottom front is 4 3/4″ X 2 1/4″. The top front is 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″. 

 

Cut one piece of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment on the inside, 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″.

 

Use the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to make a finger slot in the middle of the bottom front.

Attach a piece of Tear & Tape to each side of the bottom (inside), and close, sealing your pocket.

 

Decorate the bands with Mr. Moose, please! He likes his Early Espresso Cardstock fur best, but wanted to show off a variety of fur by using the In Good Taste Designer Paper.

TIP: Glue the band with the raw edge in front. This will be covered by Mr. Moose, which keeps the back looking smooth and pretty.

I layered Mr. Moose for thickness, and used a piece of Tear & Tape to hold him securely.

 

Stampin’ Up’s Paper Trimmer was used for measuring, cutting, and scoring. It helps to have the right tools! 

 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies


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