2020 New Year’s Card

The year 2020 is fast approaching, so this was on my mind as I made today’s card.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and CAS(E) this sketch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stargazing Stamp Set, Playful Penguins Stamp Set,Assorted Sequins, Stampin' Write Markers, embossed Vellum, Ornate Frames Dies; #dryembossing #vellum #vellumoncards #newyearscards #2020cards #Holiday2020 #playfulpenguins #stargazing #swirls&curls #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

New Year’s Dreams


Normally, I don’t begin with the sentiment, but the words from the Playful Penguin Stamp Set would take center stage. I stamped “May your New Year’s dreams come true” in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting. I love the beautiful font in the fancy frame! Don’t you?


The bottom half of the card front is a piece of Vellum Cardstock, embossed by the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.

The top half has a swirl that I found in the Stargazing stamp Set. I colored the Red Rubber stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers in five “Bright” colors, and stamped on Whisper White cardstock, leaving a wonderful, rainbow image.


To complete the card, I added sequins from two assortments, Woven Threads and Iridescent, matching the colors in the swirl.



I was inspired by two challenges:

The penguins are so cute, this sentiment is easy to overlook, and I’m so glad I found it.

Another discovery is on page 31 of the new 2020 Mini Catalog; a stamp set with sentiments sized to fit the Ornate Frames perfectly! Yay! The Ornate Frames are carrying over from the Holiday Catalog.

So, you can add Perfectly Framed #151668 to your “want list,” and buy the Ornate Frames today!

All the supplies for today’s card are in my Product List. Thanks for shopping with me, and have a great day!

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Christmas Fairy from New Wonders

How I love the New Wonders fairy! Today, she is a Christmas fairy.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: New Wonders Stamp Set, Wrapped In Plaid DSP, Beautiful Boughs Die Set, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Die Set; #christmascards #holidaycards #fairies #fairiesoncards ##newwonders #hostsets #hostesssets #wrappedinplaid #cardsketches #beautifulboughs #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #holiday2019

Christmas Fairy


I stamped the fairy in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used my Paper Snips for cutting. Then, I colored her with five colors of Stampin’ Blends, which are pictured in my Product List below. 


I gave my fairy a plain, Whisper White background with a border of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper, layered on a Thick Whisper White card base. I used Stitched Rectangles Dies for cutting, which made for easy layering.

Sticking with the stitched look, I used a Stitched Shapes Die to cut the square holding the sentiment. The fairy is saying, “No peeking ’til Christmas!” stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.


Decorating the square is a bough made with a die from the Beautiful Boughs Die Set, and the same Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper.

The cute bow is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink, and cut with its Bouquet Bunch Die.


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


The New Wonders Stamp Set is a specially priced “Host” set. Click on the picture in my Product list for details. From there, click on “Learn More” for additional info. And, feel free to email me for further questions, [email protected]

Thank you for paying us a visit today, and remember, no peeking!

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Golden Reindeer Christmas Card

The combination of gold and white is a winner for Christmas cards. 

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dashing Deer Stamp Set, Detailed Deer Dies, Delicata Ink, Ornate Frames Dies, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; #goldandwhitecards #dashingdeer #detaileddeer #reindeer #reindeeroncards #cardchallenges #cardsketches #christmascards #holidaycards #holiday2019 #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Golden Reindeer


First, I stamped the fancy, reindeer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. Then, I used her Detailed Deer Die for cutting. Isn’t she pretty? This angle shows the shine. 


I made the reindeer’s frame with Sparkle Glimmer Paper and two Stitched Shapes Dies.

TIP: Cut the largest square die and the medium square die at the same time, one inside the other.

Behind the framed reindeer is a strip of Whisper White Cardstock, 1 3/4″ X 5 1/2″, that I embossed with Swirls and Curls. I glued this to the middle of my Thick Whisper White card base.


For more white, the corner of the frame is decorated with a Polka Dot Tulle bow. I attached it with Tear & Tape for security.

Finally, “Happy Christmas” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. It fit perfectly within one of our new, Ornate Frames die-cuts.



My inspiration for the layout was from CAS(E) this sketch.


Thank you for visiting! Keep scrolling to see my Product List. Wishing you a “Golden Glitzy” day!

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Rainbow Birthday Candles

Sing Happy Birthday, and blow out the candles!

By Su Mohr for cts and Seize the Birthday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Piece of Cake Stamp Set, Swirls & Curls embossing, Ornate Frames Dies, Itty Bitty Greetings, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Stampin' Blends; #birthdaycards masculinebirthdaycards #ittybittygreetings #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #techniques #cardtechniques #candles #candlesoncards

Rainbow Candles


The important feature of this birthday card should not be overlooked…..the sentiment.

I stamped “Count the good times, not the candles!” in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting. Beneath it is “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, cut with a Merry Christmas Die, repeated four times.


I embossed, just a section, of the Thick Whisper White card base with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, and raised the words on Dimensionals.


Now, for my curvy, rainbow candles. They were made with two dies from the Bouquet Bunch Die Set.

First, I colored a rainbow of Stampin’ Blends across Thick Whisper White Cardstock. The picture shows you how I cut them with the die. 

Next, I used the “leaf” die to cut flames from Pineapple Punch Cardstock. 


Finally, I glued the candles to the smooth card front, popped the flames up on Dimensionals, and my card was complete. I couldn’t resist taking one more, sunlit, photo.


I was inspired by two challenges. The “toppings” at Seize the Birthday is candles.

And, my layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.


Thank you for visiting my blog. Click on the pictures in my Product List to take a closer look at the supplies I used today. Thanks!

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Eclipse Technique Rudolph

It’s time for another Rudolph Christmas card, and I couldn’t resist using the “eclipse” technique.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Detailed Deer Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, Snowflake Sequins; #christmascards #holidaycards #detaileddeer #rudolph #reindeer #reindeeroncards #deer #feelslikefrost #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #cardsketches



With the Detailed Deer Die Set, this card was simple to make.

I cut Rudolf from a piece of the 6X6 Feels Like Frost Designer Paper. Then, I layered him for thickness, and placed him on Dimensionals in his “hole.” He is matching the surrounding landscape, which created the “eclipse.”


I stamped “believe” right on Rudolph in Blueberry Bushel Ink to match the card base. “Believe” is one of many great sentiments in the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. You can see all of them by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.

The last detail was adding a few Snowflake Sequins to the snowy scene, a new product in the Holiday 2019 Catalog.


I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.


Thank you for paying Rudolf a visit! All you have to do is “believe.”

Don’t forget, the 24 Hour Stamp Sale starts tomorrow, October 23, 12:01 MT. Click on the flashing 15% to see the list. It’s amazing!


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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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