Sneak Peek of the Fine Art Floral Suite

The soon-to-be released Stampin’ Up! catalog has some spectacular suites, and Fine Art Floral is one of them! Today’s card uses just few of the items, which I’ll describe for you. I’ll also provide product numbers, so you’ll be ready to order when they’re available, January 5, 2021. 

By Su Mohr for cts; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring Fine Art Floral paper, Art Gallery Stamp Set, Floral Gallery Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, True Love paper; #thinkingofyoucards #friendshipcards #artgallery #floralgallery #fineartfloral #cardsketches #stampinup2021 #june-july2021 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #flowersoncards

Angled Art

 

The first thing I did was cut a piece of the fabulous Fine Art Floral Designer Paper (#154558), using the largest, right angle, Stitched Triangles Die. Then, I cut two 6″ X 1/2″ strips of designer paper; the red pattern from Fine Art Floral, and the dots from True Love (#154281).

The paper I used for photographing is the backside of the floral triangle on my card. Stampin’ Up’s designer paper is truly amazing.

 

Next, I glued the three papers on Whisper White Cardstock, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″. This is the same size as the card front, and you want the 1/2″ strips to hang over the edge a bit, because the next step is to use the largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting. This gives you a nice, even, stitched, edge to glue to the Blushing Bride card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

“I’m thinking of you” is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set (#154421), stamped in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I used a Floral Gallery Die (#154316) for cutting, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. Don’t you love the perforated edge?

The stamp set and die set are offered in the Art Gallery Bundle for a 10% savings (#156227). You’ll want to check out the entire suite (#155982) on pages 32-34 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The dots to the right and left of the sentiment are from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set, a current item in the Annual Catalog. The current supplies are in my Product List below.

 

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

You can click here to see the list of retiring items from the Year-End Closeout, December 8th – January 4th. Order early, before things sell out. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

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Click here to see the Refreshed Clearance (under Sales & Specials)

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 


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Paper Pumpkin Alternative, Gingerbread House

What is Paper Pumpkin? It’s Stampin’ Up’s monthly kit that is all inclusive. It’s great for crafters who don’t have a lot of supplies, because everything you need is right in the box. It’s so much fun to receive it in the mail, because the contents are kept secret until delivery time. You have the option of subscribing for one month, three months, six months, a year, or forever (LOL) and the links are in my Product List below.

The kits come with instructions, but the supplies in the kit can go beyond the designed project, known as “Paper Pumpkin alternatives.” The card I designed for today is a Paper Pumpkin alternative from November’s kit. 

By Su Mohr for cts; Click aromoasnadart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring Paper Pumpkin, Jolly Gingerbread Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stitched nested label Dies, Lasting Elegance Dies; #gingerbread #gingerbreadhouses #christmascards #holidaycards #paperpumpkinalternatives #novemberpaperpumpkin #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020 #jollygingerbread #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardinstruction #papercrafting #allinclusivekits

Gingerbread Alternative

 

You have to think ahead a bit, because December’s kit is being mailed, and can no longer be ordered. But, December 11th is the first day to order January’s kit. Think love and Valentine’s Day! Eight cards plus an add-on is a hint of what is coming. Click here to subscribe, or just to view videos of the unboxing of the last several months.

 

Today’s card began with a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. This was layered with Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder, 3 3/4″ X 5″.

The cute house is from the Jolly Gingerbread Stamp Set that comes in the kit, stamped in Cinnamon Cider Ink, easily cut by hand, and attached with Dimensionals.

The skinny lines of color were made with a Lasting Elegance Die and five colors of cardstock that match the colors in the kit: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, and Blushing Bride.

 

 

Next, I used a Stitched Nested Label Die to cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock, cut it in half, and attached it with Dimensionals. It looks like an upside down house, and look at all the roof tops in the argyle. LOL, must be why I chose it!

I was excited to discover that, “From our house to yours,” fit perfectly in a label from the kit. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Cinnamon Cider Ink, and attached with Dimensionals.

 

I saved the best for last, placing the candy stickers from the kit on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 1/2″ X 3″, and flagging the end. I must warn you about the candy stickers; they look good enough to eat, so take care around children.

 

CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration, along with the November  Paper Pumpkin Kit.

 

The Year-End Closeout is December 8- January 4. Order early, before things sell out. Click here to see the long list from the August to December 2020 Min Catalog. To make it easier, it’s in order by page number.

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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Poinsettias to Celebrate the Season

Today’s Christmas card features poinsettias, a favorite flower of the season.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Wreath Builder Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Flowering Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Toile Tidings Designer Paper; #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2020, flowersoncards #poinsettias #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #toiletidings #yearendsale #closeoiutsale #stampinup #floralgallerydies

Celebrate with Poinsettias

 

I cut the poinsettias from Real Red and Very Vanilla Cardstock, using a Wreath Builder Die. The leaves were made with a Flowering Die and Garden Green Cardstock.

 

The red ticking stripe (5 1/4″  X 1″) is Toile Tidings Designer Paper, as well as the green check I’m using for photographing. The good news is, this paper is 30% off during Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale, starting Dec. 8th. If you love it, order soon, before it sells out. Click here to see the entire list of closeout items. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).

 

 

Next, I glued the red stripe to a Very Vanilla Cardstock layer, 5 1/4″ X 4 “, and embossed the entire piece with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. The card base is Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4”.

 

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Floral Gallery Die. This die-cut is just a sneak peek of the Floral Gallery Die Set, which will be available January 5th.  All of my other supplies are current, and in my Product List below.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I love the elegance of white and gold cards, and today’s card has a uniquely stamped, gold embossed, sentiment.

By Su Mohr for cts; Pine Woods Dies,Ornate Layers Dies, Brushed Metallics Cardstock,Festive Corners Stamp Set; Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder; #pinewoods #ornatelayers #whiteandgoldcards #christmascards #holidaycards #evergreenforest #embossedcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #festivecorners #stamparatus #cardtechniques #cardsketches

Pine Woods Time of the Year

 

First, I used a Pine Woods Die to cut a tree from Brushed Metallic Cardstock, and backed it with a second tree for thickness.

Then, I used a plain Layering Squares Die to cut a square from Whisper White Cardstock, and a scalloped Layering Squares Die to frame it in Brushed Metallic Cardstock.

 

Next, I placed the square on my Stamparatus, then bent the sentiment from the Festive Corners Stamp Set to fit around the Pine Woods tree die. Once positioned, I stamped VersaMark on the sentiment, and pressed it to the square. After lifting the square from the Stamparatus, I sprinkled the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool, and glued the tree in place.

 

Behind the square is another shade of Brushed Metallic Cardstock, cut with an Ornate layers Die.

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. This layer is glued to a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2” X 5 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”.

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 


My November Host Code Gift  

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings on your day!


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“Gate Fold” Christmas Tree Card

I haven’t made a “gate fold” card for a while, but somehow, this triangle tree inspired me to do just that! Follow along, and I’ll describe how it was done.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stitched Triangles Dies, Plaid Tidings paper, Regals 6X6 paper, Little Treats Bundle; #christmascards #holidaycards #christmastrees #plaidoncards #treesoncards #fancyfoldcards #fancyfolds #gatefold #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #plaidtidings #cardchallenges #trianglesoncards #hohoho

“Gate Fold” Card

 

First, I cut Shaded Spruce Cardstock in half, lengthwise, 4 1/4″ X 11″, which will make two card bases. I scored each end of one card base at 2 3/4″, and folded to meet in the middle. Wasn’t that simple? You’ll need to give the folds a good burnishing with your bone folder, because they have a tendency to open (when you don’t want them to).

To decorate the sides, I cut two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock, 2 1/4″ X 3″, and two pieces of Regals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in dotted, Shaded Spruce, 1/8″ smaller. The Whisper White Cardstock serves as a frame. Then, I glued the panels as close to the middle as possible.

 

Next, I used the tallest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut my tree from Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, and glued a second tree of cardstock to it for thickness. I cut a third tree, and glued it to the inside, which you see when opened.

The sentiment is from the Little Treats Stamp Set, Stamped in Real Red Ink, cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and attached with Dimensionals. “Ho Ho Ho.”

 

Ta-da!  I added Whisper White Cardstock to the inside for a Christmas greeting, and I had to include a Santa hat, because of the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. The hat is from the Little Treats Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with its Little Treat Box Die. I have the stamp set and dies in my Product List as a Bundle, which gives you a 10% savings.

 

Here is the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. See what I mean about the hat?

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!


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Love Of Leaves Heart

I think everyone can agree that this leaf from the Stitched Leaves Die Set looks like a heart. I just took it one step further, and cut off the stem. If you look at the Love Of Leaves Bundle in my Product List, you will see the stem.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love Of Leaves Stamp Set, Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Love You More Than Dies; #heartsoncards #lovecards #loveyoumorethan #loveofleaves #stitchedleaves #cardsketches #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #heartshapedleaves

Heart-shaped Leaves

 

The heart shaped leaf was stamped in four colors of ink: Real Red, Rococo Rose, Melon Mambo, and Poppy Parade. Then, I used its Stitched Leaves Die for cutting, and snipped the stem, revealing its true heart shape. See the die I used to add the stitching?

 

The center panel is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with an unusual die in the Stitched Leaves Die Set. It was exciting to see how perfectly it fit within my panel. I glued the panel in the middle of a Blushing Bride card base that I had embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

 

Next, I attached the four hearts to the panel with Dimensionals, leaving a space for the sentiment.

“Love” is from the  Love You More Than Die Set, cut from Basic Black Cardstock for contrast. For a bit more black, I added three black rhinestones.

 

 

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.

 

My November Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AJWAJSNS  ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of November, and I will send the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to you in December.

 

 

My November Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be Stampin’ Up’s! Floral Notebook, plus, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in November.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner December 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings on your day!

This is the last day you can order Paper Pumpkin for November’s kit, so I’ve included the options in my Product List. You’ll want it for the holidays!


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