Positive Thoughts with Ornate Layers

Today I’m sharing a card using a favorite “carry-over” stamp set from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, Positive Thoughts. I was so excited when Stampin’ Up! created dies to coordinate with it (Nature’s Thoughts), and both are available in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. They are in my Product List below, and clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for ordering.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Floral Embossing, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon; #friendshipcard #positivethoughts #naturesthoughts #ornatelayers #ornatefloralembossing #tictactoechallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardchallenges

Hugs Prayers Love

 

The card base is Bermuda Bay, topped with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, that I embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. Prior to embossing, I used the largest Ornate Layers Die to give it that pretty edge. Then, I taped a piece of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the white layer, and glued it to the card base.

This is currently my favorite ribbon, and the reason I chose it for my Host Code gift for the month of June. If you order a minimum of $50.00 in June, I will mail you the ribbon in July. You’ll find more details below.

 

Next, I used a second Ornate Layers Die to cut the center strip from Coastal Cabana Cardstock. Before attaching it with Dimensionals, I stamped “Hugs Prayers Love” from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink.

 

The sprig was created with a Positive Thoughts Stamp, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, Pool Party Cardstock, the Heat Tool, and a Nature’s Thoughts Die.

The last detail was adding a bow of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, and some Woven Threads Sequins.

 

Have you played in a Tic Tac Toe challenge? My card would fit in two rows: flowers, die-cut, embossing or girly, die-cut, friendship. It’s fun to design a card to fit the parameters, and you should give it a try!

 

My June Gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited to see what June has in store for us!


 


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Poppies and Gold for June 1st

Can you believe, it’s the first of June?!  I get to announce the winner of May’s drawing for the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and Small Bloom Punch:

Congratulations, Roxanne! It will be in the mail, so watch for it.

The excitement doesn’t end in May, so keep scrolling to see my new Host Code gift, and drawing for June.

 

Today’s card is all about flowers, because “floral” is the theme at Global Design Project, #GDP243.

I’m also sharing with TGIF’s “vellum die cuts” challenge.

 

By Su Mohr for GDP Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Poppy Moments Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Ornate Layers Dies, Well Written Dies, Forever Gold Laser-Cut DSP, Forever Greenery DSP; #floral #flowersoncards #forevergreenery #forevergold #laser-cutpaper #cardchallenges #gdp243 #globaldesignproject #forevergreenery #poppies #poppymoments #vellumtechniques #vellum #welcomecards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Vellum Poppies

 

I love the Poppy Moments Dies, so I used two to cut flower frames from Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used two dies to cut vellum that fit the shapes of the frames. A tiny bit of glue was used to attach them together, and I added Dimensionals to the centers. 

 

For the background, I cut a piece of the new, gorgeous, Forever Greenery Designer Paper with an Ornate Layers Die. Isn’t the detailed edge fabulous?

 

The shiny gold is from the new Forever Gold Laser-Cut Designer Paper. This intricate branch is amazing! I used a border from the DSP to cut the poppy centers (Poppy Moments Dies) and “welcome” (Well Written Dies).

TIP: A very, very, very light touch of Tombow Liquid Glue holds the branch in place. Avoid touching the gold with gluey fingers, because it will leave a smudge. Ask me how I know, LOL.

The card base is Pretty Peacock, and I embossed the front with my new, favorite embossing folder, Tasteful Textiles.

 

This card will be welcoming one of my new team members. If you’ve thought about joining Stampin’ Up! for the discount and other benefits, I’ll tell you a secret: June will be the month to join! Tune in June 3rd, this Wednesday, when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live (everyone gets to order) and I’ll fill you in on the details.

Are you ready to see this month’s Host Code Gift?

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited to see what June has in store for us!



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Birds & Branches “Peek-A-Boo” Card

For my last post of May, I’m showing you another way to use the new Birds & Branches Bundle. This circle die is truly amazing! Just use it to cut through the card front for a “peek-a-boo” card.

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Birds & Branches Bundle, Birds & Branches Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies; #2020-2021 #stampinup #sneakpeeks #birds #birdsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

“Peek-a-boo”

 

The card base is our new Just Jade color. Isn’t it pretty? And, the great news is, you get to order it June 3rd! That’s when our 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goes live, meaning we all get to order everything we love from the new catalog! You can see details of this bundle in my Product List below.

After cutting the circle, I used a second fabulous die in the set to cut the edge. Can you imagine the fun you’ll have with this die?!

 

I created the pretty bird by stamping her in Mango Melody Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cutting with a third die in the set. I glued her to the bottom of the circle, and backed her with a plain white die-cut on the back for support.

Next, I used a fourth die in the set to cut some extra branches from Just Jade Cardstock to surround the circle, adding foliage for the bird. 

And, I completed the card front with a few, little Pearls.

 

The inside has “happy birthday” from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink.

TIP: I made sure the sentiment was in the right spot before stamping, because of the “peek-a-boo” circle.

 

I’m really excited about the coming month of June. I love the warm, summer days with long daylight hours. And, I love what Stampin’ Up! has in store for us!  Come back tomorrow when I’ll announce the winner of May’s drawing for the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and Small Bloom Punch.

Plus, you’ll get to see June’s Host Code gift and the stamp set for June’s drawing.

 

Thanks for visiting me today. Bye bye May, hello June! See you tomorrow!

 

 


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A Day At The Beach

I feel like relaxing just looking at this scene, don’t you?

By Su Mohr for Fusion and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tasteful Textile embossing, Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, Friendly Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #beachscenes #beachcards #friendlysilhouettes #rest&relax #tastefultextile #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #CAS #clean&simple #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Beach Scene

 

It looks simple to make, and it was! The card base is Balmy Blue Cardstock with a layer of Granny Apple Green Cardstock, and a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock. I cut the white layer with a Friendly Silhouettes Die, allowing the green to show through the trees.

 

Before embossing the white layer with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink. This color looks like sand, where you can hunt for seashells during your relaxing day at the beach. The seashells are Woven Threads Sequins. Aren’t they pretty?

Today’s card was inspired by two challenges: Fusion

And, CAS(E) this sketch

By Su Mohr for Fusion and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tasteful Textile embossing, Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, Friendly Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #beachscenes #beachcards #friendlysilhouettes #rest&relax #tastefultextile #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #CAS #clean&simple #cardchallenges #cardsketches

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. You should receive them within the next few days.

The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!


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Waterfront Shapes #simplestamping

Today’s card is #simplestamping;  just paper, ink and stamps. 

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Waterfront Stamp Set, retiring 2018-2020 In Colors, #simplestamping; #simplestamping #2018-2020incolors; #covidcard #covid #cardforpandemic #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #quick&easy #clean&simple

During the pandemic

 

The three “shape” stamps I chose are from the Waterfront Stamp Set, stamped in the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors: (left to right) Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel.

It’s a bit sad bidding adieu to my colorful friends. (colors, not people). There’s a link to the Last-Chance products below, if you want to keep these colors in your collection, available while supplies last.

 

I arranged the shapes this way,  because of the inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

The sentiment is also from the Waterfront Stamp Set, and perfect for these pandemic times, don’t you think?

I stamped “Friends make the good times better…….& the hard times easier” in Memento Black Ink, and adhered my Whisper White card front to a Basic Black card base.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The last batch went in the mail today!

The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!


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Robin’s Stenciled Perch

 

The Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team’s theme is “favorite techniques,” and today I selected “stenciling”and “dry embossing.” It gave Robin a perfect place to perch, with texture to make him happy.

This is a “sneak peek” of products you can order beginning June 3rd, so just one more week!

By Su Mohr for the Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Birds & Branches Bundle, Tasteful Textile embossing, Country Home Stamp Set, Birds & More Dies, Birds & Branches Stamp Set; #bird&branches #stenciling #stenciltechnique #cardtechniques #birds #birdsoncards #tastefultextile #dryembossing #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardthemes #cardchallenges

Robin’s stenciled perch

 

The circle was stenciled with a Birds & More Die, which I first cut from a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I placed WW Cardstock, the same size, beneath the die-cut piece, and applied Shaded Spruce Ink with a Sponge Dauber. That’s all there was to it!

To add texture, I used the new, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, which is just the right amount, don’t you think? Robin likes it!

 

The stenciling is the background for the main attraction, sweet, little, Robin. He’s from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, and cut with a Birds & More Die. His breast was colored with a Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. How do you like the way he’s raised on Dimensionals, and perched on the branch? I stamped his feet first, and then glued the die-cut branch in place.

The Birds & Branches Stamp Set and Birds & More Dies can be ordered separately, or in a bundle, which you can see in my Product List below. You should check out all the stamps and dies you will get. I highly recommend the bundle, because there’s a 10% savings.

 

“Hello” is from the Country Home Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and yes, fussy cut. I thought it was worth it, because Robin wanted to tack it to the branch.

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 


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