Monet Style Designer Paper & Dragonflies

If you like Monet’s paintings, you will love the new, 2019-2020 Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

By Su Mohr for paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Perennial Essence DSP, Detailed Dragonfly die set, Bunch of Banners die set; #sympathycards #sendingprayers #dragonflies #waterlilies #monetpaintings #sparkleglimmerpaper #ittybittygreetings #cardchallenges #perennialessence

sending prayers


This week’s challenge at the Paper Players is a sketch by LeAnne.


To begin the challenge, I cut a piece of the Perennial Essence DSP into three sections to mimic the sketch. The DSP blends beautifully with Purple Posey (a new In Color), so I used that for the card base. Then, I layered the three cuts of DSP on Highland Heather Cardstock, giving them a 1/16 inch border.


I thought about adding some flowers, but the Detailed Dragonfly die was begging to be used. Dragonflies go with waterlilies, and the Sparkle Glimmer Paper was perfect to make them glisten. 


All I needed was the sentiment, and I chose “sending prayers” from Itty Bitty Greetings. I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posey Cardstock, and cut it with a Bunch of Banners die. The sentiment seemed appropriate for this peaceful scene with the dragonflies sending up prayers.


The Detailed Dragonfly Dies and Bunch of Banners Dies are retiring June 3rd, so order while supplies last. The Perennial Essence DSP and Purple Posey Cardstock is in the new, 2019-2020 Catalog, and can be ordered June 4th.

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Sneak Peek: New 2019-2021 “In Colors” & Designer Paper

It’s so much fun working with new product, and I couldn’t wait to open the pack of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. This design seems soothing to me, so I thought it would make a good sympathy card.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Perennial Essence DSP, 2019-2021 In Colors, Well Written dies, Layering Circles dies, Frosted Bouquet dies, #sympathycards #handmadecards #cardchallenges #cardsketches #perennialessence #layeringcircles #frostedbouquet #wellwritten #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #iridescent

Perennial Essence Sympathy


I chose the new “In Color,” Pretty Peacock for the card base, because it blended in beautifully with the Perennial Essence DSP.

“Sympathy” was cut from Petal Pink paper from the same collection, using a Well Written Die, and layered for thickness.


I used two Layering Circles Dies to cut the shape on my design. The scalloped circle is the new Rococo Rose Cardstock, which I glued to the DSP, and raised the circle on Dimensionals. 


I added leaves to complete the Freshly Made Sketch, which I used for inspiration. I embossed the Pretty Peacock leaves with Subtle Texture, and layered it for thickness.


For the last detail, I added Iridescent Sequins. It’s amazing how these sequins pick up the colors in the Perennial Essence DSP!



Thank you for visiting my blog today. I imagine you’re excited about ordering new products on June 4th. I know I am! If you can’t wait, everything in my Product List is available today, except for the In Color Cardstock and DSP.


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Hedgehogs & YOU Make Me Smile

Good morning! Would you like to make a hedgehog that looks like this?


Well, not exactly. He’ll look like the one below, made with the Painted Harvest stamp set, a carry-over into the 2019-2020 catalog. The originator of turning a flower into a hedgehog is unknown, so please tell me, if you know. I am the creator of this hedgehog’s habitat, and making him an “O” in “YOU.”

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Painted Harvest stamp set, Perennial Essence DSP, Well Said stamp set, Rectangle Stitched dies, Large Letter dies; #hedgehogs #hedgehogsoncards #largeletters #largeletteralphabet #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #perennialessence #cardchallenges #paintedharvest



I wanted to make a hedgehog card, because of the challenge at Fusion.

To make the hedgehog, I stamped the larger “flower” from Painted Harvest in Soft Suede, the smaller “flower” in Crumb Cake, and his face in Sahara Sand. Then, I fussy cut him with Paper Snips, and punched out his eyes and nose from Basic Black card stock.

TIP: The spacing of these three little dots makes a big difference.

The hand-held 1/16″ punch I used is in the Clearance Rack now, #134363.


I built his habitat with grass from the Basket Builder die set (retired) and variegated, green, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (new in the 2019-2020 catalog). The same DSP was used for the letters, “Y” and “U,” which are from the retiring Large Letters die set.

The hedgehog was making me smile, so I found the sentiment in the Well Said stamp set, stamped it in Tuxedo Black ink, and used a Stitched Rectangle die for cutting.


The Whisper White background was cut with the largest Stitched Rectangle die, and glued to a Thick WW card base, after tying Linen Thread around it. I left the top of the grass free, so the hedgehog could peek through it.


I hope my hedgehog card made you smile. They really are cute, little, creatures! The Painted Harvest stamp set has many more options, and you can check it out in my Product List. 

Here is a card I created with a flower, rather than a hedgehog.

Painted Harvest Cover-Up Thanksgiving Card

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