You’re the G.O.A.T.

Who knew that calling someone a goat was a compliment? Being called a G.O.A.T. is actually a “super duper” compliment! Don’t miss what’s in the parentheses.

Also, I used my July Host Code gift on today’s card. See if you can guess what it is.

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Way To Goat Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Square Vellum Doilies; #waytogoat #stampinblends #foreverflourishing #ornatelayers #goats #goatsoncards #humorouscards #greatestofalltime #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting                                                                                              G.O.A.T.

 

Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.

Use the largest Ornate Layers Die to cut a layer from regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock.  Emboss with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, and adhere to the card base.

 

Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black Ink onThick Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with the smaller Ornate Layers Die. Stamp toward the left side, leaving room for the goat.

Cut a 1″ section from a Square Vellum Doily, color it with the Dark Mango Stampin’ Blend, and glue it to the back of the sentiment label. Attach Dimensionals for later placement.

 

Stamp the goat from the Way To Goat Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and color with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends. Hand cut with scissors, or use a die for cutting a simple square or circle to surround him.

Glue the goat on the end of the sentiment label.

Cut two pieces of foliage with Forever Flourishing Dies from Whisper White Cardstock. Using Sponge Daubers and Ink Pads, color one Granny Apple Green, and the other Flirty Flamingo. Trim the bottoms to a proper fit, and glue to the card base, leaving the tops free.

Attach the sentiment with goat, and you are done!

 

My layout was inspired by Fab Friday.

And, my colors were inspired by TGIF.

 

If you guessed the Square Vellum Doilies are my Host Code gift, you are right!

My July Offers: 

Just add my Host Code (MT2P9EV6) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of July, and I will send the Square Vellum Doilies to you in August.

Sweet Square Vellum Doilies add poise and elegance to your handmade cards and other paper crafts. Use doilies whole or cut into smaller designs to create a variety of looks with these classic accents. * 24 vellum doilies, 3″.

This month’s drawing will be for one of my favorites in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, the Prized Peony Bundle!!! The bundle includes the stamp set and the dies. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in July.  

Just click my shop button below to start filling your shopping bag! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will also take you to my store. I’ll announce the winner August 1st.

The Prized Peony Bundle includes the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies.

PRIZED PEONY CLING STAMP SET
Give your projects a graceful touch with the Prized Peony Stamp Set. The friendship-based greetings will convey your warm wishes.
*10 cling stamps

PEONY DIES
Create custom die-cut peonies using the Peony Dies. Pair with the coordinating Prized Peony Stamp set to quickly cut out stamped images.
*17 dies
*Largest die: 3-1/4″ x 3-11/16″ (8.3 x 9.4 cm)

More Good News:

It’s time for us to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend  1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. More $ to buy the things we love! How exciting!

 

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING.

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



 

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YAY! A Masculine Birthday Card

I’m having fun with the Playful Alphabet Dies and the new Foam Adhesive Sheets. So, here’s another masculine birthday card, which I always need.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog! Featuring: Absolutely Argyle embossing, Playful Alphabet Dies, Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set, Stitched Nested Label Dies; #alphabetdies #birthdaystamps #birthdaycards #masculinecards #masculinebirthday #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardchallenges #stampinup

YAY! It’s your DAY!

 

Instructions

Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″.

Layer with Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″,  embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder.

Use a Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut the hexagon from Misty Moonlight Cardstock.

Use a size smaller hexagon to cut from Whisper White Cardstock, and glue the hexagons together.

 

To make “YAY!” cut 1/8″ strips of each of the new In Colors from the In Color 6X6 Designer Paper.  You can see the four patterns in my Product List.

Cut a 2 1/4″ X 1″ piece of Foam Adhesive Sheets. Remove one paper, revealing the sticky surface, and adhere the strips of DSP, alternating the colors.

Place the Playful Alphabet Dies on the strips, and run through the die cutting machine. Turn it over, run through a second time, to insure a good cut.

 

Remove the paper backing, and stick the letters to your card front. I noticed I poked holes through the DSP. I’ll try being gentler next time.

“It’s your day!” is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set. Stamp it in Misty Moonlight Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and cut with a smaller Stitched Nested Die. Place it on Two Dimensionals with the right side hanging over a bit, and your card is complete.

 

I was inspired by Fab Friday.

Read about my June gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



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Ornate Thanks & Laser-Cut Paper

Today’s card shows the versatility of the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Designer Paper. You can use the backside to color it with any colors your heart desires.

By Su Mohr for Fab Friday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Forever Gold Laser-Cut DSP, Ornate Layers Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set; #thankyoucards #grateful #forevergoldlaser-cutpaper #laser-cutpaper #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #tastefultextile #carsketches #cardchallenges #coloringtechniques

Laser-Cut Color

 

I used Sponge Daubers and three colors of ink: Mint Macaron, Granny Apple Green, and Pear Pizzazz.  See how much fun this is? I’ll complete a card with the stenciled portion to show you later this week.

 

I glued the colored, Laser-Cut Paper to Whisper White Cardstock, which I  embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Next, I glued this layer to a Mint Macaron card base.

 

The Laser-Cut is intentionally askew to fit the sketch at Fab Friday. 

 

The Fab Friday sketch was also what inspired the size and placement of the sentiment. “So Grateful” is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, stamped in VersaMark on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, set it with the Heat Tool, and cut it with an Ornate Layers Die.

For a final touch, I added three, little pearls.

 

Read about my June gifts:

“Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon features a crinkly texture. This flexible and soft craft ribbon is easy to work with. Tie it around cards, add it to tags, or use it for treat packaging. You can also dye this ribbon to customize the color for any project using our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills or Stampin’ Blends (sold separately).” * 1/4″ * 10 yards

Just add my Host Code (TPYR7XQ2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of June, and I will send the ribbon to you in July.

This month’s drawing will be for one of the favorite stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, The Gang’s All Meer. Cute, huh?Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in June. I’ll announce the winner July 1st.

 

Be sure to check out the new catalog that was just released June 3rd. You can click on the cover beneath my photo, which takes you to a page where you can download the PDF, and scroll through the 192 pages of delight.

If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, plus FREE SHIPPING, plus SPECIAL JUNE BONUS of FREE BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



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Showered With Love

Under My Umbrella is such a fun stamp set, especially when used with the Umbrella Builder Punch. And, there’s a new stamp set, Pretty Parasol (p. 44 in the 2020-2021 catalog) that coordinates with the punch, which you can order beginning June 3rd.

How do you like the embossing on the Thick Whisper White card base? I used a new embossing folder, Tasteful Textile, which is also available June 3rd.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players and Fab Friday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Under My Umbrella Stamp Set; Umbrella Builder Punch, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stitched Me Mine Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #undermyumbrella #umbrellas #umbrellasoncards #showeredwithlove #showercards #cardsforshowers #umbrellapunch #cardchallenges #cardsketches #colorcombinations #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Showered with love

 

The Call Me Clover and Whisper White Cardstock layers were created using two Stitched Rectangles Dies. I glued the layers together and raised them on the card base with strips of Dimensionals; you know, those left-over edges.

 

I made the umbrella with a stamp from Under My Umbrella and a scrap of Pineapple Punch Designer Paper. After stamping the umbrella in Memento Black Ink, I used the Umbrella Builder Punch for cutting, and layered it for thickness.

The shower of hearts was made with a Stitched Be Mine Die and scraps of cardstock in three colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. The larger hearts are on Mini-Dimensionals, and the smaller ones are glued flat.

 

“Showered with love” is from Under My Umbrella, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die.

TIP: I made the sentiment label shorter by using a larger die to cut one end.

 

My layout is from the Paper Players.

 

My colors are from Fab Friday. Two of the colors are retiring; Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch. Click on the Last Chance Products below to see if they are still available.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

 

Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

 


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Happy B*Day Card

Every day is someone’s birthday, and who doesn’t love receiving a handmade birthday card?

Since my birthday is in May, I edited the bottom of this post to include my exciting news for the month of May.

By Su Mohr for Fab Fri and TGIF; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Woven Threads Sequins; #birthdaycards #handlettered #paperwords #happyb.day ##handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #lastchance #retiringproducts #stampinup #cardchallenges #colorcombos #cardthemes

Happy b*day

 

Using die-cut letters is so much fun, and these have been a favorite from the Hand-Lettered Prose die set. The “dot” is a Bouquet Bunches Die. Both sets are two of my favorite “Last-Chance” products, so order soon if you HAVE to have them! Clicking on the pictures in my Product List will take you to them.

I cut the letters from scraps of Designer Paper, and double layered them for thickness. I used matching colors of cardstock for layering, and you’ll find the four colors named in my Product List. Aren’t they pretty together?

 

The background is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.

 

“Happy” is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die.

Finally, I HAD to add some sequins, and the Woven Threads Sequins matched the colors perfectly!

 

Today’s theme was inspired by TGIF.

And, the colors are from Fab Friday.

 

Now for exciting news!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 51) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

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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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