Ornate Garden Available Today!

It’s April 1st, and Stampin’ Up’s “early release” Ornate Garden Suite is available today, and this is not an April Fool’s joke! I have the Ornate Garden items in my Product List below, where you can click and shop.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden Suite, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Garden DSP, Ornate Thanks, Good Morning Magnolia, Rooted In Nature, Paper Trimmer, Ornate Floral embossing; #ornategardensuite #ornategarden #earlyrelease #stampinup #cardsketches #cardchallenges #ornatelayersdies #ornategardendsp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #aprilfoolsday

Diagonal Design


Instructions for cutting this design with the Paper Trimmer:

First I cut three pieces of paper: one Whisper White Cardstock, and two Ornate Garden prints 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Carefully holding them together, so they would be exactly even, I cut them down to 4″ X 5  1/4″. Then, I made two more cuts, through the three papers at an angle, making sure the blade cut the tiny point on the middle piece correctly.

I was impressed by how easily the Paper Trimmer cut through the three pieces at the same time.

Before piecing the papers together on three, Thick Whisper White card bases, I embossed the white piece with the Ornate Garden Embossing Folder.


After gluing the pieces to the card bases, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock for stamping the three sentiments. 


“You Are Wonderful” is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite design, because I Iike the white between the prints.


“Thanks” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink.


“The Journey of life is best shared with a friend. We’ll get through this together.” is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite sentiment, because it is so apropos. I deleted the daisy section, so it would have a cleaner look.


Can you see how CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration? 

I’m also sharing with Fab Friday.


Thank you for stopping by. I hope my instructions are helpful to you. This is a fun way to make three cards from one idea, and you should give it a try. 

My Host Code gift for the month of April is the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. I LOVE it!!! Just type my Host Code in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in April, and I’ll send it to you in May.


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Ornate Garden Paper Pieced Rain Boots

The rain boots from Under My Umbrella were begging for a pattern, or two, or five. After experimenting a bit, I knew that the paper piecing technique could work perfectly.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Ornate Garden DSP, Onate Floral embossing, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Well Said Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #birthdaycards #rainboots #cardsfromallofus #ornategardens #ornatethanks #stamparatus #paperpiecing #cardtechniques #undermyumbrella #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #

Patterned Rain Boots


First, I stamped the boots in Memento Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 1 1/2″. 

TIP: I used the Stamparatus, leaving the boot stamp on the lid, moving the lid down on the hinges, which gives a straight line with perfect spacing. Also, I trimmed the cardstock to 1 1/2″ after stamping, leaving it wider to accommodate the magnet needed to hold it in place.

Once I had my strip of stamped rain boots, I stamped them again on each of the five patterns of Ornate Garden Designer Paper. Then, using my Paper Snips, I cut along the black lines of the rain boots. This is called paper piecing, and it was so much fun gluing the patterned paper to the white boots! Don’t you love the Ornate Garden DSP?


After completing my rain boots, I backed them with a 1/16th” border of Daffodil Delight Cardstock. The background is a Thick Whisper White card base, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from two stamps sets, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die.


“From all of us” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, and “Happy Birthday” is from the Well Said Stamp Set. The font is wonderful; I wish my handwriting was like that!

I just had to add three Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots, even though they are retired. If you are a customer, contact me, and I’ll send you some.


I am playing along with the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge: patterned paper-birthday-flowers.


The Ornate Garden items are from Stampin’ Up’s “early release” suite, which will be available tomorrow, April 1st!  However, today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration, and if you join Stampin’ Up! today, you can put the Ornate Garden items in your Starter Kit right now!

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Welcome Baby: B-puppy-b-y

Among the best days of our lives are the days our babies are born. Celebrating these births with a card is a must!

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Dog Punch, Well Said Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Argyle embossing; #dogpunch #babycards #handletteredprosedies #wellsaid #stitchedsosweetly #welcomebaby #dogsoncards #puppies #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy


This was such a fun card to make, once I made a few decisions. I knew I wanted to spell “baby” using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies and 6X6 Designer Series Paper. The “B” is Purple Posy, but this die set doesn’t have upper case letters. It looks like a capital “B” to me, so I went with it. The next “b” is Mint Macaron, and “y” is So Saffron.

What about the “a?” Well, somehow, Dog Punch tossed out the “a,” dressed himself in Seaside Spray DSP, and took its place! He said that before babies are born people usually want to get a puppy (must be hormones), so he wanted to be on the card. I saw some truth in that, so I let him stay.


Dog Punch also wanted to sit on a soft quilt, so I made one with Whisper White Cardstock and the Argyle Embossing Folder. I even trimmed the top and bottom with a Be Mine Stitched Die.


In addition, Dog Punch wanted everyone to know he was welcoming the baby, and we found the word in the Well Said Stamp Set. I managed to match it to the scallop edged blanket with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.


All in all, I think Dog Punch had a good idea. Don’t you?

WE both agree it’s a good idea for you to place an order during Sale-A-Bration, because of all the FREE stuff you can get. Plus, if you order a minimum of $50.00, and use my March Host Code  JTDHJ36F, I will send you Pearls (140) in April!


Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!

This is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! Click here to join now. Don’t delay, there’s only a couple more days!


Thanks for stopping by, and have fun shopping!

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