Day Of Thanks Feathers

 I like to send Thanksgiving cards to my family, so the Day Of Thanks Stamp Set was included in my last order.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Day Of Thanks Stamp Set, Pressed Petals DSP, See A Silhouette DSP; #clean&simple #thanksgivingcards #dayofthanks #turkey #feathers #feathersoncards #happythanksgiving #cardchallenges #cardsketches #handmadecards #cardmaking #handcrafted #diy

Thanksgiving Feathers

 

Don’t you like the font of “Happy Thanksgiving?” I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink on Pressed Petals Designer Paper in the burlap pattern.

The sentiment was the main reason I ordered the set, but it wasn’t until I stamped the feather that I realized how fabulous it was.

 

I stamped the feather in Early Espresso Ink on See A Silhouettes Designer Paper to get the wonderful color. After stamping five feathers on various locations of the DSP, they were easy to cut by hand with my Paper Snips. Then, I raised the feathers on Dimensionals.

 

The background is from the same Pressed Petals, burlap DSP, adhered to a Soft Suede card base.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

Now, this card has me thinking of a song I loved to dance to in the 60’s, “Shake a Tail Feather.” Oh, the good ol’ days! Have a great one!

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Wrapped In Plaid Christmas Joy

Good Monday morning! Today’s Christmas card was inspired by two challenges, which you’ll see at the bottom of my post.

By Su Mohr for FMS and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Perfectly Plaid stamp set; Wrapped in Plaid DSP, Gold Foil, Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Adhesive Foam Strips; #christmascards #holidaycards #wrappedinplaid #perfectlyplaid #plaid #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #lettersoncards

Elevated Joy

 

I began by using a Rectangles Stitched Die to cut the a rectangle of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. This was backed with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, before cutting the oval with a Stitched Shapes Die.

Next, I used a smaller Rectangles Stitched Die to cut a rectangle from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. This white piece was glued to the Shaded Spruce card base. Then, the plaid piece was placed on Adhesive Foam Strips atop the card base, creating nice elevation.

TIP: The Adhesive Foam Strips are twice as thick as the Dimensionals.

 

I used the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut the word “joy” from Gold Foil. The letters were double layered, so they would be sturdy over the oval opening. The “o” is glued directly to the white Cardstock, while the “j” and “y” are bridged over the opening.

TIP: I was careful to glue only the portions of the letters that would be attached.

 

The sentiment, “May this special season be wrapped in love & joy,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I stamped it in Shaded Spruce Ink, and used a Merry Christmas Die for cutting.

 

Here are the two challenges I used for inspiration:


 

Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you feel inspired to create! Keep scrolling to see my supplies in the Product List, and click on the pictures to shop in my store. Thanks!

 


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Stained Glass Christmas Window

Creating scenes, observed through a window, is not a new idea, but one that I love. I was missing the retired, Hearth & Home Die Set, until I realized the Stained Glass Die Set was right under my nose!

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stained Glass Dies, Winter Woods Stamp Set, Brick & Mortar embossing, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Botanical Tags Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #windows #windowsoncards #stainedglass #stainedglasswindows #leadedglasswindows #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #stampinup #holiday2019

Christmas Window

 

Beginning with a Thick Whisper White card base, I trimmed a layer of regular Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Then, I embossed the layer with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.

Next, I positioned the Stained Glass Die where I wanted the window, which was easy, because the straight lines of the bricks provided a guide. After my two holes were cut for the windows, I used the same Stained Glass Die to cut the frames from Sahara Sand Cardstock.

 

Now, back to the Thick Whisper White card front, where I stamped the tree. Using the Stamparatus, I positioned the tree stamp from the Winter Woods Stamp Set. I stamped it twice; first with Garden Green Ink, and second with Shaded Spruce Ink.

Next, I glued the brick “house” to the card front, followed by the window frames.

Now, the window needed a ledge, which I cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, using the smallest Rectangles Stitched Die.

The sentiment, “Blessed Christmas Wishes,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink on the ledge. I attached it with four Mini Dimensionals.

 

My inspiration for today’s card was CAS(E) this sketch.

 

Last, but not least, is the pop of red, created by a “cardinal” from the Botanical Tags Die. Set. I simply used the die to cut the birdcage from Real Red Cardstock, then cropped the bird, so he could sit on the window ledge.

This is a Christmas card I will make in quantity to send to family and friends. It speaks to me, and yet, it is simple enough to duplicate. Mass production has begun!

 

Thank you for visiting today. If you need a window, remember the Stained Glass Dies. You can see details by clicking on the picture in my Product List below. Have a wonderful day!


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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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Daisy Lane Friendship Card

 Hi Friends! I’m home from New York, and ready for a card challenge. In fact, I was ready for two!

By Su Mohr for GDP and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Daisy Lane stamp set, Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Well Written Dies, Lace 3D embossing; #friendshipcards #hi #daisylane #daisypunch #daisies #flowersoncards #daisiesoncards #cardsketches #cardchallenges #colorcombinations

Daisy “hi”

 

I decided to use daisies, when I saw CAS(E) this sketch.

And, my idea would work with Global Design Project’s colors.

 

I began by making the daisies with So Saffron ink, Rococo Rose ink, and Whisper White Cardstock.

I stamped one large, and one small daisy, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in So Saffron ink. Then, I used the two sizes of Daisy Punches for cutting the So Saffron daisies, and punched two more in white. The two white daisies were colored with Rococo Rose ink by using a Sponge Dauber.

I curled the petals with my Bone Folder, and glued them together. 

TIP: The centers were made by  using the Medium Daisy Punch on a 6X6 piece of Rococo Rose In-Color DSP, and cutting the centers with the 1/2 Inch Circle Punch. This gives the cute, notched, detail.

 

The daisy stems were cut with a Well Written die from Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting, I colored the stems with Mint Macaron ink, using a Sponge Dauber.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock on a Thick Whisper White card base, with a 2″ X 4″ section of W W Cardstock that I embossed with the Lace 3D Folder.

I deliberated about the sentiment, and I’m happy with the final choice. The word “hi” is from the Hand-Lettered Prose Die Set, cut from the same 6X6 DSP as the daisy centers. I attached the daisies with Dimensionals, and my card was complete.

 

Thank you for stopping by. It’s so nice we can say “hi” to each other this way! Only a couple more days until September 4th, when you can order from Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog! Send me an email, if you haven’t received your catalog yet: [email protected]

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Feels Like Frost In A Frame

The Feels Like Frost Designer Paper is amazing, and today’s card highlights it with a frame from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Paper. Both papers are in my Product List below, so you can take a look at the entire packs.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Feels Like Frost DSP, Shimmer Laser-Cut Paper, Stitched Lace Dies, Woven Threads Sequins; #thankyoucards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #feelslikefrost #stitchedlacedies #ittybittygreetings #holiday2019

Framed Photo

 

I began with the 3″ X 3″ square, which I trimmed from the Laser-Cut sheet of designs. Then I chose a piece of Feels Like Frost DSP, and cut it 1/16th” smaller, so it would fit within the square frame. 

 

The color, Purple Posy, was the winner for the card base, and I selected it for the strip of Stitched Lace also.

TIP: I used the Stitched Lace Die to cut an entire piece of lace, and then used the edge die to cut out a single row. The remainder is set aside for future projects.

 

The sentiment, “many thanks,” is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink, and cut with a Merry Christmas label die.

At the last minute, I added some Woven Threads Sequins.

 

My design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

“Many thanks” to you for stopping by! Don’t you love the Feels Like Frost Designer Paper? You can order it at my store on September 4th. It could be a sell-out, so if you love it, don’t delay. Have a great day!


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