Music From The Heart In Retiring “In Colors”

What’s a retiring “In Color?” Stampin’ Up adds five new colors every year, which last for two years. The five colors from 2018-2020 will be retiring, and the new 2020-2022 colors will be introduced June 3rd. The five retiring colors will be in demand, and there’s a limited supply. If you want ink, paper, pens, and embellishments in these colors, you need to order now while they are available.

Today’s card is featuring the five retiring colors: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, and Call Me Clover.

EAD or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: retiring In Colors, Music From The Heart Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies; #musiconcards #cardswithmusic #musictheme #trebleclef #forgetyourtrebles #musicfromtheheart #incolors #retiringincolors #2018-2020incolors #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges #colorcombinations

“forget your trebles”

 

I had fun stamping the treble clef in Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove, and used a Stitched So Sweetly Die for cutting.

 

Next, I stamped the staff in Memento Black Ink, and cut it to fit the Whisper White layer. Before gluing the layer to the Blueberry Bushel card base, I stamped “forget your trebles” in Call Me Clover Ink. Then, I attached the treble clefs with Dimensionals.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: retiring In Colors, Music From The Heart Stamp Set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies; #musiconcards #cardswithmusic #musictheme #trebleclef #forgetyourtrebles #musicfromtheheart #incolors #retiringincolors #2018-2020incolors #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges #colorcombinations

“forget your trebles”.

 

Don’t you love the sentiment? The Music From The Heart Stamp Set has great images and sentiments. I enjoyed using it to make this clean & simple card featuring the retiring “In Colors.”

 

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

 

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

 

If you would like to see all of the “In Color” products, click on my “shop” button, and you’ll see “shop by color” on the left side. Then, click on 2018-2020 In Colors.

Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a bright and colorful weekend!


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Ornate Garden Abstract Floral Bouquet

Good morning! The sun is shining after days of rain, and flowers are blooming, inside and out!

By Su Mohr for Paper Players and cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Borders Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Classic Label Punch; #birthdaycards #abstractcards #abstract #flowersoncards #floralbouquet #earlyrelease #ornategarden #ornatedies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #cardchallenges

Abstract Bouquet

 

My abstract floral bouquet developed, because of this week’s cts challenge.

My colors are from the Paper Players.

 

 

The small, medium, and large flowers were cut with Ornate Borders Dies. I used a Sponge Dauber and So Saffron Ink for coloring. The stem was also cut with an Ornate Borders Die, using Gray Granite Cardstock. It’s actually a piece of “waste,” and I saved the complete border for another card.

The “vase” was made with four strips of Whisper White Cardstock, colored with Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. I graduated the color, as in the cts sketch. The strips were cut with the Classic Label Punch, and I snipped the left side.

 

 The background Is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, layered on a Seaside Spray card base.

“Happy Birthday” is from the Timeless Tulip Stamp Set, stamped in Gray Granite Ink.

 

I appreciate you visiting me today, and hope you are inspired!

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

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Ornate Layers and Bird Ballad

It’s exciting to use new products, and the “early release” Ornate Layers Dies worked perfectly for today’s layout. I had fun combining the new die-cuts with Annual Catalog Bird Ballad Designer Paper.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Layers Dies, Bird Ballad DSP, Layering Squares Dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Seam Binding Ribbon; #ornatelayers #ornategarden #birdballad #birdsoncards #friendshipcards #cardsketches #cardchallenges #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy#cardmaking #papercrafting

Ornate Layers

 

I began with the long, narrow, Ornate Layers Die, and a Petal Pink print of Bird Ballad Designer Paper. Doesn’t this pattern look like dotted Swiss fabric.  When I was in my teens, one of my favorite dresses was made of Dotted Swiss, and I love this feminine paper.

A second Ornate Layers Die was used to cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped “hello,” from the Country Home Stamp Set, in Mossy Meadow Ink.

 

Next, I used a Layering Squares Die to cut a sweet bird from the Bird Ballad DSP for my focal point. I framed the bird with a scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock, cut with a scalloped Layering Squares Die. This itty, bitty edge really makes a difference.

I wanted to keep the background simple, and used Whisper White Cardstock with Subtle Textured embossing on a Thick Whisper White card base.

 

The design was completed with a bow of Seam Binding Ribbon, and three little pearls.

 

My layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.

 

I’m also sharing with Global Design Project’s Spring theme.

 

The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder is my Host Code gift for April. When you place a $50.00 minimum order in April, I will send you the embossing folder in May. Don’t forget to type my Host Code ( JQT3MUZN ) in the box provided.

 

Thank you for visiting today! Have fun shopping!


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Ornate Garden Available Today!

It’s April 1st, and Stampin’ Up’s “early release” Ornate Garden Suite is available today, and this is not an April Fool’s joke! I have the Ornate Garden items in my Product List below, where you can click and shop.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden Suite, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Garden DSP, Ornate Thanks, Good Morning Magnolia, Rooted In Nature, Paper Trimmer, Ornate Floral embossing; #ornategardensuite #ornategarden #earlyrelease #stampinup #cardsketches #cardchallenges #ornatelayersdies #ornategardendsp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #aprilfoolsday

Diagonal Design

 

Instructions for cutting this design with the Paper Trimmer:

First I cut three pieces of paper: one Whisper White Cardstock, and two Ornate Garden prints 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Carefully holding them together, so they would be exactly even, I cut them down to 4″ X 5  1/4″. Then, I made two more cuts, through the three papers at an angle, making sure the blade cut the tiny point on the middle piece correctly.

I was impressed by how easily the Paper Trimmer cut through the three pieces at the same time.

Before piecing the papers together on three, Thick Whisper White card bases, I embossed the white piece with the Ornate Garden Embossing Folder.

 

After gluing the pieces to the card bases, I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut Whisper White Cardstock for stamping the three sentiments. 

 

“You Are Wonderful” is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite design, because I Iike the white between the prints.

 

“Thanks” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Terracotta Tile Ink.

 

“The Journey of life is best shared with a friend. We’ll get through this together.” is from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. This is my favorite sentiment, because it is so apropos. I deleted the daisy section, so it would have a cleaner look.

 

Can you see how CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration? 

I’m also sharing with Fab Friday.

 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope my instructions are helpful to you. This is a fun way to make three cards from one idea, and you should give it a try. 

My Host Code gift for the month of April is the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder. I LOVE it!!! Just type my Host Code in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in April, and I’ll send it to you in May.

 


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Ornate Garden Row of Daisies

My second card with the Ornate Garden products features a row of hand-cut daisies.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Ornate Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Floral embossing, Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set; #friendshipcards #daisies #ornategarden #ornatecardensuite #ornatethanks #floersoncards #daisiesoncards #earlyrelease #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #cardmaking #diy #papercrafting

Row of Daisies

 

 I began by fussy cutting five daisies from the gorgeous, Ornate Garden Designer Paper.

 

I placed the daisies on Dimensionals in a row across a second piece of Ornate Garden Designer Paper, cut with one of the eight, Ornate Layers Dies. Isn’t it fabulous? 

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, atop a Pear Pizzazz card base.

 

The sentiment, “just wanted to say,” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. The inside will be completed later with one of the 19 sentiments in the set.

TIP: I stamped the sentiment before embossing, and the fine font still shows clearly.

The bow is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

 

CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration.

 

My Host Code gift for the month of March is Pearl Basic Jewels (140 total pearls).  If you order a minimum of $50.00 in March, I will send you the Pearls in April. YAY! Plus, a $50.00 order will earn you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

 

Thank you for visiting today. If you’d like a closer look at everything in the Ornate Garden Suite, click this link.

The suite is available to Demonstrators now, and customers April 1.

If you’d like to become a Demonstrator, so you can order the Ornate Garden Suite today, it can be in your Starter Kit!

CLICK HERE:

 

I appreciate you stopping by. Wishing you a day of “golden moments.” Sometimes we have to look hard to find them, but they are there.


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Bird Ballad “It’s Your Day!”

If you start with beautiful Designer Paper, it’s easy to make a card you will love. This Bird Ballad DSP remains a favorite.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bird Ballad DSP, Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Ornate Frames Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #

It’s Your Day!

 

I began by cutting a 4 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ section of DSP, careful to have three full birds, and one that I could place in a circle.

Next, I cut Whisper White Cardstock, the same size, and glued the two together. Then, I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, giving me even edges, and well placed birds.

 

Before gluing my DSP to the Thick Whisper White card base, I used a Layering Circles Die to cut the pink bird from the DSP. Then, I used a Layering Circles Die with a scalloped edge, to cut a backing for the pink bird, from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.

I also taped Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to the back, and tied a double bow on the front.

 

“It’s your day!” is from the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink, and cut with an Ornate Frames Die.

 

My inspiration was from CAS(E) this sketch.

Are you ready to place an order? If you use my March Host Code (JTDHJ36F) with a minimum order of $50.00, I will send you the Pearl Basic Jewels in April.

Let me know if you’d like to become a Demonstrator for the discount, and the ability to pre-order, without business required. It’s fun being a “hobby” Demonstrator!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, and it is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! Click here to join now.


I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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