Charlotte’s Spooky Halloween Card

How do you like Charlotte’s spooky Halloween card? I hope you do, because she worked hard convincing me to help her make it.

Charlotte came to life from the Little Treat Box Die Set and Basic Black Cardstock. I must say, she is the cutest paper spider I have ever seen!

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Treats Stamp Set, Little Treat Box Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, In Good Taste Designer Paper; #halloweencards #spiders #spidersoncards #charlottesweb #spiderwebs #littletreats #littletreatboxdies #spooky #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting ##metallicmeshribbon #holiday2020 #stampinup

Charlotte’s Card

 

We began with a Basic Black card base to match Charlotte, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Next, I cut a scary, gray piece of In Good Taste Designer Paper, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″, and glued this to the same size piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I cut the tile wall, which is the backside of the scary gray paper, 4 1/4″ X 3″, and glued this, as shown.

This is when Charlotte scurried away, because she was afraid of getting smashed in the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, saying once was enough. So, I proceeded, alone, cutting the designer paper with the largest Stitched Rectangles Die.

But, she quickly reappeared to make certain I didn’t forget the Metallic Mesh Ribbon, saying, “everyone knows Charlotte needs a web!” We taped it to the back of the designer paper, before attaching it to the card base, and Charlotte hopped on to do what spiders do best.

 

Charlotte wanted to write the sentiment in orange to make sure everyone knew this was a Halloween card, and I agreed. “Spooky” is from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

Surprisingly, a friend from the Little Treats Stamp Set appeared, just as we were attaching the sentiment with Dimensionals, and Charlotte’s card was complete. 

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

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So Grateful; A Thanksgiving Card

Today’s card began with the sentiment, “So Grateful,” from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I used the “ink to stamp” technique to create the rainbow of colors. Follow along for my easy instructions.

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Rainbow Grateful

 

The “ink to stamp” technique is fun to use, especially with the Stamparatus. I arranged the Stampin’ Write Markers in the order I wanted to color. After securing Whisper White Cardstock on the Stamparatus with a magnet, I positioned the Ornate Thanks stamp, and picked it up by the lid of the Stamparatus. I colored a couple letters of the stamp with each color, pressing the stamp to the paper as I went along. If you aren’t familiar with a Stamparatus, you can read more about it by clicking on its picture in my Product List.

 

I wanted the rainbow sentiment to stand out, so chose a neutral background. The card base is Sahara Sand (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), topped with Whisper White Cardstock that I cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die. Before gluing to the card base, I embossed the layer with The Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

For more texture, I used the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder on a piece of 3″ X 4″ Whisper White Cardstock. I distressed the edges before gluing it on an angle.

 

The circle beneath “So Grateful” was cut with a Painted Labels Die from Neutrals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in Sahara Sand. The sentiment and circle were attached with Dimensionals.

The final touch was four little pearls. Can you see them?

 

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Punch A “Quick & Easy” Christmas Card

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Christmas Moose

 

Moose Punch was delighted to share the spotlight with Pine Tree Punch. He even thought it was a good idea to match his fur to the tree, a beautiful piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Paper. 

 

Moose Punch said he was very strong, and wanted to carry the sentiment on his back. We found “Merry Christmas” in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, and stamped it in Real Red Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. It fit perfectly within a Stitched Rectangles Dies, which was just the right size for Moose Punch to carry. Furthermore, he thought the tree could balance on top of it.

 

We thought the background called for snow, and the Winter Snow Embossing Folder and Whisper White Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″) did the trick. After gluing the snow to the Shaded Spruce card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), we attached Moose, Pine Tree, and sentiment, with Dimensionals, and our “quick & easy” card was complete.

Moose Punch said he wanted to have lots of different plaid fur, and I could send all of his cards to my friends.

 

We were inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

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In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

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Small Blooms On A Vine

I’m putting the Basket Of Blooms Stamp Set to use once again, with its coordinating Small Bloom Punch.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Small Bloom Punch, Basket Of Blooms Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set; #flowers #flowersoncards #smallbloompunch #basketofblooms #lovecards #cardsketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #ittybittygreetings #stitchedsosweetly #stampinup #papercrafting #cardinstruction

Blooms on a vine

 

The vine was created with two stamps from the Basket Of Blooms Stamp Set. I first stamped the long branch in Garden Green Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (4″ X 5 1/4″), angled, and toward the right side. Then, I stamped it a second time, in the opposite direction, with the ends meeting in the middle. Next, I stamped the short brach three times, with all the ends meeting in the middle. Also, after inking the stamp, I stamped on scratch paper first, to make the ink a lighter shade. This is called “stamping off,” and something I do frequently.

After coloring the vine with a Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend, I used the second largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting the layer, and glued it to a Garden Green card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″).

It’s kinda sad to cut off part of the vine, but it creates the feeling of extending beyond the card, which is nice, right?

 

Now for the blooms! I stamped the flower in Melon Mambo Ink, three times, on Whisper White Cardstock, and used the Small Bloom Punch for cutting. This is really fun; too bad I only needed three! Then, I colored them with a Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend, and attached them with Mini-Dimensionals. See how I covered the connecting branches in the middle?

 

Last, but not least, the sentiment. “Sent with love” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die. Don’t you love the shape of this die?

 

 

I think you can see how I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

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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.

 

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Celebrate Sunflowers Thank You Card

Who said sunflowers can’t be pink and purple? I had fun with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and my Water Painters! You can follow along for instructions, and see my supplies in the Product List below. The stamp set and dies can be purchased separately, but you’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle.

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Colorful Sunflowers

 

Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Cut regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″.

The sentiment, “Thanks A Bunch,”  is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink. You will stamp it in the middle of the layer, but wait until you complete the flowers to make sure it isn’t hidden by their petals.

 

Stamp one sunflower in Magenta Madness Ink, and one in Gorgeous Grape Ink, on Shimmery White Cardstock. Use the Water Painter tool (medium brush) to watercolor the flowers.

How? Dip the brush on the ink pad, then squeeze the water painter over scratch paper until water fills the brush. Swipe it across the scratch paper to see the color you will get, paint away, and repeat.

I fussy cut the flowers to eliminate the white border, but there is a die for cutting, if you prefer. Plus, you could paint beyond the outline, so the border would be colored. Or, you could cut first, then paint. Lots of options.

Use the outline die (in the first photo) to cut two sunflowers from Whisper White Cardstock. Attach them to the watercolored flowers with glue, just around the circular portion, leaving the petals free.

Glue the flowers in each corner of the layer, and trim the overhang with Paper Snips. I applied glue (on the back of the flowers) along the corner to the end of the circle, leaving the petals free, so they could be lifted.

 

Stamp the three leaves in Bermuda Bay Ink, cut with their die, and attach. I glued two flat, and raised one on Dimensionals.

 

I was inspired by two challenges. My colors are from TGIF.

And, my layout is from 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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