Gold Foil Plus Plaid = Merry Christmas Card

When I learned that the Paper Players challenge was a “metallics/foil” theme, I grabbed my new Pine Tree Punch and a Gold Foil Sheet, and voila!

By Su Mohr for Paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Gold Foil, Eyelet lace embossing, Merry Christmas To All stamp set, Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Merry Christmas Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #cardswithfoil #eyeletlace #pinetreepunch #christmastrees #plaid #handmadecards #holiday2019

Gold Foil Christmas


There are lines of gold running through some of the Wrapped In Plaid 6X6 Designer Paper, so it was a perfect choice to combine with my Gold Foil pine tree.

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, and glued it to Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder. Even though this is a “clean & simple” challenge, I embossed. I can’t help myself! The card base is Thick Whisper White.


There’s more Gold Foil for the sentiment, cutting “Merry,” with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. To complete the sentiment, I stamped “Christmas,” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. It fit nicely within the smallest Stitched Rectangle die-cut.

A few, shiny, gold sequins, completed my project. Thanks so much for checking out my Christmas card. You can see today’s supplies in my Product List below.


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Puzzle Pieces & Script Embossing

Today’s card features one of my favorite sets in the Annual Catalog, Puzzle Pieces. I used to “work” many jigsaw puzzles with my grandmother, Mimi, and it brings back such fond memories.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love You To Pieces Stamp Set, Puzzle Pieces Die Set, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Scripty 3D embossing, Pressed Petals DSP; #loveyoutopieces #puzzlepieces #jigsawpuzzles #Scriptoncards #scripty #handmadecards #masculinecards #cardsforguys #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Puzzle Pieces


Three Puzzle Pieces are perfect for this week’s Freshly made Sketches challenge. 


The Love You To Pieces Stamp Set has two stamps that say just that, and I stamped them in Crumb Cake Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting with their Puzzle Pieces Die, I layered them, which makes them feel like “real” puzzle pieces. Plain, Crumb Cake Cardstock was used for the third piece.

TIP: I used the Stamparatus, and stamped the puzzle pieces twice, to get a perfectly stamped image. If you aren’t familiar with the Stamparatus, click on its picture in my Product List for details.


For the strip in the sketch, I chose a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and trimmed the top and bottom with the scalloped die from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set. 

I brought out the blue by using a Blueberry Bushel card base, and layered it with Whisper White Cardstock. I was excited to use the new (to me) Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, which makes this seem like a love letter. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I tied some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread around it, knotting and shredding the ends.


My husband immediately identified this as a card I would give to him, so I’m calling it a masculine card. My theory holds true: Blue, brown and green can be for a guy, especially if it’s clean & simple.


Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to make your own jigsaw puzzles, click on the pictures in my Product List to order! I appreciate you shopping in my store!

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Christmas Wreath of Beautiful Boughs

The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is perfect for traditional red and green Christmas cards.

The background of this beautiful DSP is Very Vanilla, so that’s what I chose for the card base. I topped it with the Garden Green print of leaves, berries and pinecones. Then, I added a 3/4″ strip of Garden Green, ticking DSP, also in the Toile Tidings pack. I trimmed this with a narrow band of Real Red Cardstock, cut with a Be Mine Stitched Die.

By Su Mohr for GDP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Merry Christmas Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Be Mine Stitched Dies; Toile Tidings DSP, Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set; #christmascards #holidaycards #toiletidings #beautifulboughs #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #cardsketches #wreaths #holidaywreaths #cardsketches

Christmas Wreath


Next, I needed a circle, because I was using Global Design Project’s sketch for inspiration.


A wreath would be perfect for my red and green Christmas card! Using a Beautiful Boughs Die, I cut five boughs from Garden Green Cardstock. Then, using two Layering Circles Dies, I cut a frame from Soft Suede Cardstock.

I used another Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a pinecone from Soft Suede Cardstock, and glued it to the frame, along with the five boughs. 


I placed Mini Dimensionals on the back of the frame, but before attaching it to the card front, I needed to add the sentiment.

“Believe” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Merry Christmas label die.



I took a picture of the back, thinking you might be confused by my explanation.


And, here’s a final close-up. Isn’t that pinecone cute!



The 2019 Holiday Catalog has so much to offer. See my Product List below for today’s supplies. Thanks for shopping with me! Have a great day!

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Perfectly Plaid Pine Tree

I was still thinking of the colors from Sunday’s Paper Players card, so used them for a second Christmas card: Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, and Cajun Craze.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Perfectly Plaid stamp set, Pine Tree Punch, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Eyelet Lace embossing, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; #christmascards #holidaycards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #eyeletlace #perfectlyplaid #trees #christmastrees #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Plaid Tree


I began by stamping the tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White Cardstock. The coordinating Pine Tree Punch made cutting a breeze.  


Merry Merlot is a nice Christmas color for the card base, which I layered with Cajun Craze, and topped with Whisper White.

The two layers were cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and the white layer was embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.


Using the Fab Fri sketch for inspiration, I cut a strip of In-Color 6X6 DSP in checked, Pretty Peacock. Here’s the sketch.


Next, I stamped the sentiment (Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set) in Merry Merlot ink, and used a Merry Christmas label die for cutting.

A star sequin found its way to the top, and a bow of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, completed the sketch.


Thank you for visiting today.  The 2019 Holiday Catalog items are available, and I appreciate you shopping at my store.

If you missed the card I posted on Sunday, it’s “Beautiful Boughs,” pictured in my “related” cards below the Products List.

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Beautiful Boughs for the Paper Players Design Team

Welcome to this week’s Paper Players color challenge.

By Su mohr for Paper Players Design Team and Freshly Made Sketches; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Swirly Frames stamp set, Noble Peacock Foil; #christmascards #holiday2019 #cardchallenges #colorcombinations #beautifulboughs #pinecones #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Foil Boughs


The colors are Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and a neutral. I chose white.

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.


First, I captured the color, Merry Merlot, in the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.

Next, I stamped the circle in Merry Merlot ink, using the stamp from the swirly Frames stamp set. I usually stamp before embossing, but this worked.


The boughs and pinecones were cut with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set. A piece of Noble Peacock Foil was used for the boughs, and Cajun Craze Cardstock was used for the pinecones.

TIP: I positioned the pinecones under the boughs before gluing them on the circle.

The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and it fit “perfectly” in the label die from the Beautiful Boughs die set.

The last detail was adding a few Merry Merlot dots, cut with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch.


Here’s a second card using these colors. Click on it for details.

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you’re enjoying looking at the Holiday 2019 Catalog. Everything can be ordered now, while supplies last. Keep scrolling to see my Product List.

For more inspiration, check out the Paper Player’s blogs.

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Snowman Season Quick & Easy Card

My Snowman Season Bundle arrived, and I couldn’t wait to ink up a snowman!

I was especially anxious to try stamping my snowman in the new Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink, and I was delighted with the results. This ink comes in three colors: Silvery Shimmer, Celestial Copper, and Golden Glitz. Fun!

By Su Mohr for CAS(E) this sketch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Snowman Season Bundle, Delicata Shimmer Ink, feels Like Frost DSP, snowman punch;

Simple Snowman


After stamping the snowman, and his stick arms, I punched everything out with his coordinating punch. Placing him on Dimensionals was a “no brainer.”


The new Shimmery Crystal Effects was also begging to be used, so I dotted it around the sky for glistening snow. It’s easy and fun to use. You’ll love it!  Can you see it?


The snowman’s realistic background is one of the wonderful prints from the 6″ X 6″ Feels like Frost DSP, and goes beautifully with the Seaside Spay card base.

“Merry Christmas” is from the Snowman Season stamp set, which I stamped in Blueberry Bushel Ink, right on the DSP.



My inspiration was from CAS(E) this sketch.


This is such a quick & easy card; perfect for a beginner, or someone in a hurry!

You can see details of the new Holiday Catalog items in my Product List, and they are available for ordering as of September 4th.

TIP: Ice Stampin’ Glitter #150445 is another new product, which I noticed is on the “short supply” list. Some of the new products are liable to go on back-order, so order ASAP if you want them.

Have a great day!

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