How to Make A Die-Cut Card of a Silhouette, Rectangles & Thanks

The Friendly Silhouettes Die set has this fabulous, floral, landscape die. I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for cutting, which matches the card base.

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Silhouette Thanks


Next, I used three Rectangles Stitched Dies to cut the shapes for my composition. The largest rectangle is from the In-Colors 6X6 Designer Paper in Seaside Spray. The medium rectangle is from the same pack of DSP in Purple Posy, and the smallest rectangle is Whisper White Cardstock. 


“Thanks” is from the Well Written Die Set, and cut from a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper in Rococo Rose. All three colors have a script pattern, which keeps things coordinated. Although, you can’t really see it in “thanks.”

Tying the elements together is a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.



Today’s project was inspired by the TGIF colors.

And, CAS(E) this sketch.


“Thanks” for visiting! Life is much more fun with die-cuts! You can shop for them in my store!

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Clean & Simple Adventure Card

This clean & simple “adventure” card was really not so simple. I like how it turned out, but this was my third attempt.

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, See the Silhouettes DSP, Swirly Frames Stamp Set, Layering Circles Dies; #adventure #adventureoncards #silhouettes #sweetsilhouettes #handmadecards #cleanandsimple #instructions #stampinup #diy #cardmaking



I don’t want to put scary thoughts in your head, so I’ll write the instructions, minus my errors.

Cut the card base from 8 1/2 X 11 Thick Whisper White Cardstock, score at 4 1/4. From the other half, cut a card front layer 4 X 5 1/4.

Cut a piece of See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper (bright red and yellow) a spec smaller than 4 X 5 1/4, so the edges won’t show.


Make the vertical lines with a Swirly Frames stamp, leaving a space for the word, “adventure.” Use Memento Black Ink and the Stamparatus, so your lines will be straight.


Use the “adventure” die from the Sweet  Silhouettes Die Set to cut the word from the card front. Save the five, tiny pieces to fill in the letters.

 At the same time, you can cut the circle, using a Layering Circles Die. Position the circle die (second to smallest) a bit over the edge.


Glue the card front to the red/yellow DSP, using tiny dots of glue around the letters, so they won’t lift. 

Remember the five, tiny pieces? I filled in the letters, but you don’t have to, because “adventure” is still legible.

In case you’re wondering, the inside says, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams-Thoreau.,” which is in the Silhouette Scenes stamp set.” It comes in a bundle with the Sweet Silhouettes Die Set. Sorry, I forgot to put in in my Product List.


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


If you choose to recreate this card, hopefully my instructions will help you get it right the first time. This card was definitely an “adventure!” The good news is, the Product List is very short!

As always, I appreciate you visiting. Thank you!

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Tropical Thank You Card

Stampin’ Up’s Tropical Chic stamp set and dies take me to Hawaii, my favorite vacation destination.

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Tropical Thank You


Today’s “clean & simple” thank you card began with a Thick Whisper White card base and a layer of Whisper White cardstock. I embossed the white layer with a Petal Pair embossing folder, and turned it over to use the debossed side.


The embossing folder is 2 1/4″ wide, which would be just right for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.


Next, I used a die from the Tropical die set to cut ferns from Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover cardstock. Then, I stamped tropical flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set in three colors of ink: Poppy Parade, Real Red, and Berry Burst, and cut them with their die.

The flowers were “stamped off” to give a softer look, which means I inked the stamp, stamped once on scratch paper, and twice for the image you see. Make sense?


I arranged the ferns and flowers atop the debossed section with liquid glue and dimensionals. Oh, prior to adding the ferns and flowers, I stamped “Thank you” in Black ink. And, there’s my “clean & simple” card that was “quick & easy.”


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Wonderful Romance Celebration Bouquet

 Today’s Wonderful Romance, celebration card, is all about coloring.

By Su Mohr for cts309; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Wonderful Romance stamp set, Wonderful Floral dies, Well Written dies, Shimmery cardstock; #celebrationcards #handmadecards #diy #cardchallenges #Papercrafts #coloring #adultcoloring #wonderfulromance #wonderfulfloral #wellwritten #stampinup



My favorite tools for coloring are the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, offered in a wide range of colors. For this project I used: Light Mossy Meadow, Light Old Olive, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Pineapple Punch, Dark Crumb Cake, and Light and Dark Calypso Coral. 


I first stamped the floral bouquet (Wonderful Romance stamp set) in Crumb Cake ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Before coloring, I used the bouquet’s die from Wonderful Floral for cutting. 

The Shimmery White cardstock has nice thickness, so I couldn’t resisted placing my bouquet on dimensionals.


My layout for the bouquet was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch. 


After playing around with angled sections, I decided to go with plain rectangles on the diagonal corners. The top piece is 2″ X 3″, and the bottom piece is 2″ X 2 1/4″. These fit nicely on the layer of Whisper White cardstock, which is 4″ X 5 1/4″, layered on the 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Thick Whisper White card base. The striped paper is from the Neutrals 6X6 Designer Series Paper in Pear Pizzazz. 

Just one more item would complete my card front; a word from the Well Written die set, “hooray,” and the exclamation point. We use a lot of those in our online writing! Don’t we? I rolled these through the Big Shot with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and adhered them with tiny, tiny, tiny dots of Tombow liquid glue.


I hope you enjoyed seeing today’s bouquet, good for any celebration. But, I like the way “hooray” rhymes with “birthday,” so it will probably end up saying, “It’s your birthday,” on the inside.

Don’t forget to go shopping at my store, while the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items are available! (now through March 31st while supplies last).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Song Bird for CAS(E) this sketch!

Today’s project was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.

By Su Mohr for cts251; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Petal Palette stamp set, Sheet Music background stamp, Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Rectangle Stitched dies, circle Stitched Shapes die; #handmadecards #papercrafts ##justanote #petalpalette #flourishingphrases #stitchedshapes #cardchallenges #sketches #cardsketches

Just A Note


I immediately recognized the sketch, and sure enough, it’s “retro.”


But, I couldn’t recall how I used it, so curiosity lead me to peeking into history. If you’d like to see my project from a year ago, here it is: 

Lots Of Lavender Occasions 2018

For today’s project, I felt like making music, so stamped the Sheet Music background stamp with Sahara Sand ink, and pressed Whisper White cardstock on top of it. This is backwards from normal stamping, but it insures I get a nice impression. 


Next, I found my favorite, little song bird in the Petal Palette stamp set, along with her branch for perching. I stamped the bird in Soft Suede ink, and the branch in Garden Green. They fit nicely within a Stitched Shapes circle die, which I raised on Dimensionals.

The sentiment, “Just a Note,” from Flourishing Phrases says just the right thing, don’t you think? I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink, and used a Rectangle Stitched die for cutting.

For the background, I chose a piece of Mint Macaron 6X6 Subtles DSP, with horizontal stripes mimicking the Sheet Music. It received the Rectangle Stitched treatment to match the other shapes, before gluing to the Mint Macaron card base.


Thank you for visiting me today. Now that it’s January 4th, the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items can be ordered! Just click on the pictures in my Product List below to go straight to my store for purchasing. The Rectangle Stitched dies are a MUST! Happy shopping!

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Butterfly Gala On My Mind

Sometimes you can have so much of a new thing, you don’t know where to begin. Do you know the feeling?  Sitting among my 2019 Stampin’ Up! goodies, with the Butterfly Gala stamp set in my hands,  I realized I needed a focus. I turned to the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch:


I envisioned a Balmy Blue, Bokeh Dot sky in the center, providing a window for a beautiful butterfly.

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Butterfly Window


I stamped the Bokeh Dot rectangle in Balmy Blue ink on Thick Whisper cardstock. There’s a Rectangle Stitched die, a spec smaller than the Bokeh Dot stamp, that I used for cutting.


The butterfly is from one of the black and white designs in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which I cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch. In fact, it’s the  paper beneath my card I used for photographing.

I chose two Stampin’ Blends for coloring the butterfly; Light Balmy Blue, and Granny Apple Green.



For the background, I used a black and white pin dot that is on the backside of a butterfly pattern. I found the striped, corners in the Botanical Butterfly DSP also, which were a “must” for the sketch.

The sentiment, “You’ve been on my mind,” is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, and it fits perfectly in a Rectangle Stitched die, inside the Bokeh Dot window.


Thank you, friends, for taking time during this busy season to visit my blog. My Product List is below, where you can see details on the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items by clicking on the pictures. They are available now to demonstrators, and January 3rd to customers.


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