Quick & Easy Dragonfly Garden #onstageathome

I’m having more fun with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and Dandy Garden Designer Paper. Both will be available to Demonstrators December 1, 2020, and customers January 5, 2021. If you’d like to join Strampin’ Up!, and order early from the 2021 January-June, Mini Catalog, I’d love for you to be a part of my Dream Makers Team. Just click on the button below.

By Su Mohr for Fab Friday; Dragonfly Garden, Dragonflies Punch, Dandy Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Layers Dies; #quick&easycards #cardtechniques #colorcombos #dandygarden #dragonflygarden #dragonfliespunch #dandygarden #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #onstageathome #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #inktostamp

“Ink to stamp” Dragonfly

 

Today’s card is great for beginners, because it’s quick and easy, especially if you eliminated the die-cut border. But, since I have the Ornate Layers Dies, I used the largest one for cutting a piece of Dandy Garden Designer Paper. Isn’t the paper wonderful, with all the tiny, Bumblebee colored, dandelions?

 

Next, I stamped the foliage, and sentiment, from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set, in Cinnamon Cider Ink.

After adding a bit of color to the flowers with a Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker, I glued the layer to a Mint Macaron card base, 8 1/2” X 5 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4”.

 

The dragonfly was colored using the “ink to stamp” technique on the Stamparatus. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cinnamon Cider (body) and Mint Macron (wings). The dragonfly was cut using the Dragonflies Punch, attached with Dimensionals, and my card was complete.

 

I was inspired by the colors at Fab Friday.

 

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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.  

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1. Dragonfly Garden #onstageathome

It was so much fun attending Stampin’ Up’s Virtual On Stage, November 5-7. Attendees were able to purchase the Dragonfly Garden Bundle ahead of time, so we could make cards together, as if we were “in person.”

This is one of the new bundles that is in the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog, being released to customers January 5, 2021. It won’t be in my store until then, however, the additional supplies are in my Product List below.

For a different look, I created today’s card using a die-cut sentiment and some embossing, along with the Dragonfly Garden items used at On Stage.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and #onstageathome; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Dragonfly Garden Bundle, Dragonflies Punch, Dandy Garden Designer Paper, Well Written Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing; #dragonflygarden #dandygarden #dragonflies #dragonfliesoncards #dragonflypunch #onstageathome #thankyoucards #wellwrittendies #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #cardsketches #alternativecards

1. Dragonfly Garden Alternative

 

I began today’s card with a Blackberry Bliss card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I remember when I first joined Stampin’ Up!, five years ago, Blackberry Bliss had been discontinued, and everyone was wishing it would return. Well, it did, and I’m happy it’s one of the featured colors in this Dandy Garden Suite.

The next layer is Mossy Meadow, 3 3/4″ X 5″, which I embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

 

The colorful print and stripe are Dandy Garden Designer Paper. The print is 2 1/2″ X 4″, and the stripe is 1″ X 3″, which I glued together before gluing to the Mossy Meadow layer.

The dragonfly is also from Dandy Garden Designer Paper, which I cut using the Dragonflies Punch. I love it when Stampin’ Up! matches the paper to the punch.

 

The sentiment, “thanks” was cut from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, cut with a Well Written Die. The dragonfly was layered for thickness, and attached with Dimensionals; “thanks” was layered, but glued flat.

It’s so much fun working with new products. I’ll be sharing more alternative cards with this bundle, already scheduled for Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.

 

The sketch from Fab Friday was used for today’s card.

 

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 can’t wait to get your hands on the new products, join my Dream Makers Team, so you can order December 1!

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The Spider’s Halloween Card

I saw this on Facebook, and thought it was so funny, I wanted to share it with you. 

 

But, in the spirit of Halloween, I needed to make one last Halloween card, or I should say, the spiders did!

The three, very, scary, spiders crawled out of the Little Treat Box Die Set (cut from Basic Black Cardstock). They began weaving a web and a sentiment from the Festive Corners Stamp Set, using Memento Black Ink and lots of ingenuity. Don’t you love the way “trick or treat-happy halloween” goes around the corner? They even figured out how to use the Stamparatus for perfect placement.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Little Treat Box Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, Festive Corners Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #halloween #halloweencards #spiders #spidersoncards #boooncards #festivecorners #littletreatbox #playfulalphabet #trickortreat #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #holiday2020

Spider’s Halloween Card

 

The spiders chose Highland Heather Cardstock, using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting. This was layered on a Granny Apple Green card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), and the top layer, Garden Green Cardstock, was cut with a smaller Stitched Rectangles Die (3 1/2″ X 2 1/4″).

 

Knowing that “BOO!” was a favorite Halloween word, they used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut the word from Regals 6 X 6 Designer Paper (because it had Pumpkin Pie dotted paper). And, they cleverly used Foam Adhesive Sheets, to give the letters, and exclamation point, dimension. 

 

I think the spiders did an impressive job, but they did lose an “o” from the Playful Alphabet Set. It’s a good thing many of the letters in the set are duplicated, because it’s one of my favorite sets for card making.

 

I was inspired by the theme at TGIF.

And, the colors at Fab Friday.

 

My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.

 

My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

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

 

Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!

 

 

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Beautiful Boughs to Celebrate the Season

The Beautiful Boughs Die Set makes beautiful holiday cards, in all colors, including Purple Posy.

By Su Mohr for Fab Friday; Click READ or VISIt to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing; #holidaycards #holiday2020 #beautifulboughs #feelslikefrost #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #christmascards #stampinup #cardsketches #ornatelayers

Beautiful Boughs

 

I began with a Purple Posy card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I topped it with a layer of more Purple Posy, cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

 

Next, came a piece of Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, approximately 3 1/4″ X 1 3/4″. I used the largest Ornate Layers Die to cut a small edge, 1 3/4″, from Whisper White Cardstock, matching the outside border.

The focal point was cut with a Beautiful Boughs die from Whisper White Cardstock, and glued across the designer paper. The die is pictured in the first photo, and you can see the entire set in my Product List below.

 

The sentiment, “Celebrate the season,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Highland Heather Ink, cut with the smallest Stitched rectangles Die, and attached with Dimensionals.

A sprinkling of Woven Threads Sequins added some sparkle.

 

I was inspired by the sketch at Fab Friday.

 

My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.

 

My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

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

 

Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!

 

 

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Queen Anne’s Lace Showing Techniques

Today I am featuring the Queen Anne’s Lace Stamp Set for several reasons. It has beautiful, dainty, flowers that work well with two card techniques; ink blending and heat embossing. Plus, it’s one of the FREE stamp sets included in your Starter Kit, when you join my Dream Makers team in September. Only a few days left in the month, so be sure to read the details below.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Queen Anne's Lace Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Subtle Textured embossing; #thankyoucards #queenanneslace #flowers #flowersoncards #cardtechniques #inkblending #heatembossing #colorcombos #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stampinup #ornatelayers

Ink Blending

 

I began with a Gray Granite card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, layered with Misty Moonlight Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/2″. Prior to gluing the Misty Moonlight layer to the card base, I embossed it with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

 

Now for the fun techniques! Using two Sponge Daubers, I applied two blue ink colors to Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″. I used the lighter, Seaside Spray, first, and the darker Misty Moonlight, second. To prevent definite “Sponge Dauber dots,” I touched lightly, then used a circular motion. 

When I was satisfied with my blue background, I used an Ornate Layers Die for cutting.

 

Next, I stamped the flowers in Gray Granite Ink. The stamp set has “two step” stamping, meaning you stamp a second stamp on top of the first stamp to add color. I stamped it in VersaMark, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. Aren’t the blossoms pretty?

For a pop of color, I stamped “thanks” in Bumblebee Ink.

 

I was inspired by two challenges. TGIF for “ink blending.”

 

And, Fab Friday for the colors.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:

 

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Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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Stitched Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Today’s Thanksgiving card began with the idea of using the Love of Leaves Bundle, and what followed was determined by two challenges.

By Su Mohr for PP and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Love of Leaves Bundle, Love of Leaves Stamp Set, Stitched Leaves Dies, Country Home Stamp Set; #thanksgivingcards #loveofleaves #stitchedleaves #card sketches #cardchallenges #colorcombos #stampinup #leaves #leavesoncards #fallcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Stitched Leaves

 

The card base is Pretty Peacock (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), layered with Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (5 1/4″ X 4 “), and a final layer of Whisper White Cardstock (5 ” X 3 3/4″). Layering this way gives you nice, 1/8″ borders.

Before gluing the layers together, I used the unusual, Stitched Leaves Die, for the background.

 

Next, I stamped the leaves, from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set, in three ink colors: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Blackberry Bliss. I used their dies for cutting, as well and adding the stitching. This is really fun to do, and makes this set unique!

 

The one, longer leaf, is used as a resting place for the sentiment from the Country Home Stamp Set, which I stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink. After fussy cutting (hand cutting) “Happy harvest blessings,” I glued it to the top of the leaf. 

When all of the leaves were attached with Dimensionals, I added three sequins for some “glitter.” It’s amazing how the colors of the Woven Threads Sequins blend!

 

Here are the two challenges:

The sketch from Fab Friday.

And, the colors from the Paper Players.

 

My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.

 

My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

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

 

Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

Click here to join my “Dream Makers” Team and get your Ultimate Starter Kit:

 

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

 

Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!


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